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Thursday, May 26, 2022



Chennai: Anna University hostel sealed as Covid-19 cases rise to 11

May 26, 2022 3:17 pm

According to officials, those who tested positive were from a hostel attached to the School of Architecture and Planning.

No matter how mild or severe your Covid was, you are at risk of post-disease complications

May 26, 2022 2:25 pm

A CDC study says one in five survivors in the 18-64 age group experienced at least one of the 26 “incident conditions” a month after and up to a year after their infection. Doctors tell Anonna Dutt that we must not ignore the slightest abnormality post recovery

After two days, Delhi's Covid positivity rate dips below 2% again

May 26, 2022 10:29 am

With the positivity rate (proportion of samples tested that return positive) reflecting the spread of the infection in an area, WHO initially said that a positivity rate of 5% or less for a period of two weeks meant Covid-19-related restrictions could be lifted in an area.

Daily Briefing: Yasin Malik handed life term in terrorism case; Kapil Sibal says will 'unite Opposition to oppose BJP'

May 26, 2022 7:25 am

The Office of the Registrar General of India has said that Covid-19 caused 1,60,618 deaths in 2020 and accounted for 8.9 per cent of the total 18.11 lakh medically certified deaths in India.

In 2020, Covid 2nd major killer in seven states: Registrar General of India's certified death data

May 26, 2022 7:16 am

Of the 1,60,618 Covid deaths, the virus was identified in 1,38,713 deaths, while it was not verified in 21,905 cases.

More than 1 in 5 adult Covid survivors in US may develop long Covid, CDC study suggests

May 25, 2022 4:35 pm

Long Covid is the term used to describe an array of symptoms that can last for months or longer after the initial coronavirus infection.

Private hospitals in Hyderabad refund Rs 1.61 crore to Covid-19 patients after complaints of overcharging

May 25, 2022 6:00 pm

The health department said that till April 2022, it received 843 complaints against 268 private hospitals across Telangana for overcharging and defying orders on treatment charges set by the state government.

After a brief dip, Delhi's Covid positivity rate back to over 2%

May 25, 2022 10:46 am

Delhi's Covid-19 positivity rate stood at 2.27 per cent on Tuesday and 2.69 per cent on Monday

Put up for adoption: Abandoned by father, Covid twins find a happy family

May 25, 2022 6:42 am

The first child was brought to the child protection unit in June and the second child, after she was declared physically and discharged from the hospital, in July last year.

Covid-free status eludes Manipur, one fresh case detected in Imphal West

May 25, 2022 12:45 am

With the addition of the new case, the cumulative tally of positive cases in Manipur went up to 1,37,231. The positivity rate in the state was one per cent. Till now, 2,120 persons in Manipur have succumbed to the infection.


China locks down cities as country battles 'stealth Omicron' wave

March 14, 2022 10:34 pm

The National Health Commission reported 1,337 locally transmitted cases in the latest 24-hour period, including 895 in the industrial province of Jilin. A government notice said that police permission would be required for people to leave the area or travel from one city to another.

Pictures from the 45th Kolkata International Book Fair with Bangladesh as its theme

March 06, 2022 6:25 pm

Starting as the Boi Mela in 1976 and later conceptualised as The Kolkata International Book Fair, till date it continues to be organised by the Publishers & Booksellers Guild

For whom the schoolbell tolls: Students back to physical classes again

February 07, 2022 10:04 pm

The rest of the classes (other than Standards 9 -12) in Delhi schools will open on February 14.

COVID dampens Lunar New Year celebrations

February 01, 2022 3:02 pm

Also known as the Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival of China, the Lunar New year is being celebrated on Tuesday, February 1, 2022

One year of Covid vaccination: Challenges, milestones

January 16, 2022 5:50 pm

In this year there have been many milestones related to Covid-19 vaccines

Streets deserted, markets closed: Here's Bengaluru under weekend Covid curfew

January 09, 2022 10:25 pm

On Sunday, Karnataka reported 12,000 fresh Covid-19 cases, of which 9,020 were in Bengaluru alone.

As daily Covid cases near 1 lakh, India prepares hospital beds, ramps up testing

January 06, 2022 9:08 pm

With Omicron variant of Covid-19 spreading rapidly, India is witnessing a sudden spike in the daily number of infections.

How India ushered in 2022 amid Omicron surge

January 01, 2022 9:32 pm

From curfews to restrictions on movements, state governments have become cautious with New Year’s Eve celebrations around the corner.

As Omicron threat looms, Delhi gears up to tackle surge

December 29, 2021 7:05 pm

The new variant of coronavirus is causing a surge in Covid-19 cases globally, as more than 30 mutations in the spike protein make it more capable of evading existing immunity.

From ferocious Covid second wave to an Olympic gold: Here's what made news in 2021

December 23, 2021 10:51 am

Here are the top news events of 2021