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Coronavirus outbreak


Endemic, epidemic, pandemic: What's the difference?

January 04, 2022 3:45 pm

A lot of people hope that the coronavirus will disappear as quickly as it came. But many virologists assume the virus will become endemic, especially with omicron. This means we'll have to live with it.

Cut! Popcorn, candy ban hits French cinemas' virus recovery

December 31, 2021 3:38 pm

Covid-19 measures kicking in Monday, once France’s New Year's celebrations are out of the way, will mean an enforced rest for popcorn machines and ice creams left in cold storage.

La Scala delays ballet season opener due to virus outbreak

December 11, 2021 8:49 pm

La Scala Theatre Ballet was scheduled to perform “La Bayadere" to open its season on December 15. The performance has been pushed back until December 21.

Central govt to resume biometric attendance for staff from Nov 8

November 02, 2021 7:53 am

It shall be the responsibility of department heads to ensure that sanitisers are placed beside biometric machines and all employees sanitise their hands before and after marking the attendance, it said.

Brazil's electoral court to probe Bolsonaro rallies

September 16, 2021 11:30 am

Jair Bolsonaro, who is down in the polls ahead of next year's vote, was banking on the September 7 marches to fire up his base and reanimate his re-election hopes.

Seven new Covid cases reported in Tricity, 110 active now

August 23, 2021 6:14 am

There are 110 active cases here till now.

As Covid third wave threat looms, is reopening schools a safe decision? Experts weigh in

August 23, 2021 3:02 pm

Several states including Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Nagaland, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh opened schools in the first week of August. Others such as Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh followed the suit from August 16.

West Bengal: Toll increases to 10, but Covid cases plummet

August 22, 2021 1:03 am

Of the fresh deaths, Paschim Medinipur, North 24 Parganas and Kolkata recorded two each, and Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Nadia and Paschim Bardhaman one each.

Three Covid deaths in Delhi— in a week

August 16, 2021 8:51 am

Covid cases in the city have plateaued in the city over the past month, with the daily case count setting around 50-60 cases per day, according to the city’s health bulletin.

After months as a Covid success story, China tries to tame Delta

August 05, 2021 12:24 pm

The country of 1.4 billion people had eradicated the virus so quickly that it was one of the first in the world to open up in spring last year.


Delta Plus variant: What we know so far

June 28, 2021 9:55 am

Covid 19 Delta Plus Variant: The Delta plus variant was first reported on June 11 in a Public Health England bulletin.

Migrant exodus, protests, Covid lockdown: Best photos by Indian Express photographers in 2020

December 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Best photos from 2020: From the devastating Cyclone Nisarga to Covid pandemic, here we present the most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year.

World races to contain pandemic as cases surge

November 18, 2020 7:42 pm

Scenes from the frontlines of the global effort to contain the COVID outbreak as cases spike.

Virus cases surge across shaken Europe

October 22, 2020 6:45 pm

European nations are imposing curfews, closing schools, and enlisting student medics as overwhelmed authorities face the nightmare scenario of a COVID resurgence at the onset of winter.

No tokens, thermal screening: What travelling in Delhi Metro will look like after resumption

September 06, 2020 7:33 pm

Over five months after the lockdown halted its services, Delhi Metro, the public transport lifeline of the capital, will restart operations on September 7.

Religious services, sacred ceremonies take place globally under shadow of Covid-19

September 02, 2020 7:18 pm

Religious services, sacred ceremonies and holiday observances took place around the world with people trying to keep themselves and each other safe amid an unabating pandemic.

Melody of Kolkata getting lost in pandemic

August 13, 2020 6:39 pm

The music of Kolkata bands, which is almost two centuries old, is fading in this pandemic.

India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after lockdown

August 11, 2020 4:54 pm

Madras Crocodile Bank may have as little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research.

New times for Kolkata's New Market: Shops open, few customers

July 16, 2020 6:52 pm

The West Bengal government on Tuesday extended till July 19 the total lockdown in containment zones to stem the spike in COVID-19 cases.

On the job with a young Covid warrior

July 16, 2020 4:02 pm

The Covid care centre at CWG village is operated by a volunteer group of doctors called Doctors For You (DFY), which is also handling the Covid centre at Shehnai banquet hall in Delhi.