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COVID: India logs 71-day-lowest 80,834 new cases, 3,303 deaths in one day

New Delhi/IBNS: India has reported 80,834 fresh Covid-19 cases, lowest after 71 days, and 3,303 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.

Nearly 90 pct of India witnessing high Covid positivity rate: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: Nearly 90 per cent of India is witnessing a high Covid positivity rate, the government said on Tuesday adding that 640 districts out of the 734 are above the national threshold level of 5 per cent positivity rate.

Implement intensive containment measures where Covid positivity rate is above 10 pct: Centre to states

New Delhi/IBNS: In an order issued on Thursday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to consider the containment measures, as had been conveyed in the last advisory, for immediate implementation based on the assessment of the situation.  

Many states not ready to roll out vaccines for all adults from May 1

New Delhi/IBNS: Two days before vaccination is all set to open for all adults, states like Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi are unlikely to roll out the inoculation drive from those between 18 and 44.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor tests positive for Covid-19

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19 even after being administered with two shots of Covishield vaccine.

Lockdown should be last resort, efforts on to ramp up oxygen supply: PM Modi on Covid19 address to nation

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ruled out any possibility of nationwide lockdown immediately, stating that such a move would be the last resort to combat the spread of Coronavirus and assured citizens that oxygen production has been increased to treat the infected patients.

India's task force on COVID-19 prepares strategy to detect new variant found in UK

New Delhi/IBNS: The National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 met on Saturday to discuss evidence-based modifications in testing, treatment and surveillance strategies for SARS-CoV-2 in view of the recent reports of emergence of the new variant strain of the virus from the UK. 

India's Covid-19 cases surpass 70 lakh mark

New Delhi/IBNS: India has crossed the 'milestone landmark' of 60 lakh recoveries from the novel coronavirus even as the country's total tally surpassed 70 lakh cases of the contagion.

India records 83,347 fresh COVID-19 cases; 1085 deaths

New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) India recorded 83,347 new cases of COVID 19 in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 56,46,011, as per Health Ministry data on Wednesday.

Modi critic New York Times praises Indian PM for handling Covid-19 situation, calls him a mobiliser

New Delhi/IBNS: Known for its biting criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist political outfit BJP, US daily New York Times seems to have shifted its goalpost in its latest despatch from India, praising Modi for handling the Covid-19 crisis and calling him a "mobiliser".

Indian armed force salute medical workers fighting coronavirus pandemic

New Delhi/IBNS: In an attempt to pay tribute to the health workers and medical professionals involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Air Force jet and transport planes are showering petals on hospitals across the country.

IndiaFightsCorona: Secular India overpowers divides among communities

New Delhi/IBNS: COVID-19 has emerged as the great unifier of the Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and other faiths in India reinforcing the secular credentials of the nation which in recent months had witnessed communal tensions over a citizenship law and protests. 

West Bengal health official diagnosed with Covid-19 dies at Kolkata hospital

Kolkata/IBNS: A senior doctor-cum-health official with West Bengal government's health and family welfare department, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at a private health facility in Kolkata's Salt Lake, died in the wee hours of Sunday, sources in the state health department confirmed.

Doctor, cop attempting to screen suspected COVID-19 positive patient attacked in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal/IBNS: A doctor and a police officer were reportedly attacked in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday when they tried to screen a probable Covid-19 patient, with the incident occurring hours after the Modi government passed an ordinance to mete out stringent punishment to those assaulting health workers.  

Bill Gates 'commends' PM Modi's leadership in combating Coronavirus

New Delhi/IBNS: Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising his 'commendable' role in combating the deadly Coronavirus, which has infected more than 20,000 people in India including 652 deaths.