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Coronavirus. COVID-19


Some schools hit hard by virus make few changes for new year

July 29, 2022 5:29 pm

Schools cannot afford more disruptions that distract them from the critical work of helping kids catch up, said Thomas Kane, an education policy researcher at Harvard.

Long Covid: with no treatment options, it's little wonder people are seeking unproven therapies like ‘blood washing'

July 26, 2022 12:40 pm

This experimental treatment – the medical name for which is apheresis – involves taking blood from the body and “filtering” it

Face masks affect how children understand speech differently from adults – new research

July 23, 2022 1:36 pm

We found that children process masked speech up to 8% less accurately and 8% more slowly than normal speech, while adults process masked speech up to 6.5% less accurately and 18% more slowly.

Manipur govt announces free Covid precaution doses for all adults

July 14, 2022 10:34 pm

The Manipur government said the vaccine will be made available in all government Covid-19 vaccine centres for a period of 75 days.

A clunky mask may be the answer to airborne disease and N95 waste

July 05, 2022 8:12 pm

A few studies have suggested that reusable elastomeric respirators should be essential gear for frontline medical workers during a respiratory pandemic, which experts predicted would quickly deplete supplies of N95s, the disposable filtration masks largely made in China.

Mohali reports one more Covid death

July 03, 2022 10:25 am

As many as 36 positive cases were also reported on Saturday, increasing the total number of cases to 96,924. Of the 312 active cases, three patients are hospitalised. All the patients are admitted in the L-2 facilities in the hospitals.

Coronavirus India News highlights: India reports 16,135 new cases, 24 deaths in last 24 hours

July 05, 2022 8:39 am

Coronavirus India, Covid-19 News Updates, July 04, 2022: The active cases now stand at 1,13,864 and 5,25,223 deaths have been recorded across the country till date.

Vaccines for young children are coming, but many parents have tough questions

June 19, 2022 12:10 pm

The vaccines overall have proved to be safe, but many parents remain hesitant for a range of reasons. Some are wary because the vaccines are relatively new or because they perceive the risk from COVID-19 to be negligible for their children

Covid cases in Delhi: Over 7K cases in last 10 days; big jump in positivity rate

June 16, 2022 5:53 pm

Amid a spike in daily cases, the positivity rate too has climbed from 1.92 per cent registered on June 7 to 7.01 per cent on June 15, as per official figures.

Has Covid affected your sleep? Here's how viruses can change our sleeping patterns

June 15, 2022 2:55 pm

While we are still learning about the specific effects of COVID on sleep, we do know about what happens to sleep with other viral infections.


In pictures: COVID-inspired murals around the world

January 18, 2022 8:03 pm

Take a look at COVID-inspired murals around the world

Europe welcomes back tourists after a year, hopes to revive tourism

June 10, 2021 8:52 pm

European countries are gradually opening their borders to restart the tourism industry, which has been reeling under the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mumbai's largest event venue now a 'contactless' quarantine centre. See pictures

April 29, 2020 1:56 pm

Equipped with a “contactless” sample collection facility and diagnostic “self-clinic” where everything is done across a glass panel, the dome house over 250 asymptomatic patients currently and is described as a model unit.

Flamingos brighten up the day in Navi Mumbai during Covid-19 lockdown

April 21, 2020 10:41 am

Maharashtra is home to the highest flamingo population in India, according to a survey conducted by Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS). The survey revealed that in all, 51,655 Greater Flamingos and 88,906 Lesser Flamingos visit the country.

Iran's musicians reach new audiences with rooftop performances during lockdown

April 19, 2020 3:26 pm

From playing traditional Iranian instruments like Kamancheh to drums, these Iranian musicians have made their rooftops a place to be as they self isolate during Iran's lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.

How the world is celebrating Easter amid coronavirus pandemic

April 12, 2020 2:31 pm

From a drive-in worship service in South Korea to Reverends leading the Sunday Mass without any devotees in India, here's how the world celebrated Easter this year.

India races to meet Personal Protective Equipment demand

April 05, 2020 12:15 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday chaired a meeting of Empowered Groups constituted for planning and ensuring implementation of COVID-19 response activities in the nation. and directed concerned groups and officials to ensure sufficient production, procurement and availability of all essential medical equipment.