• Covid situation in J&K challenging, says govt(2 minutes ago)

    Jammu, April 21 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government said on Wednesday that the present Covid situation in the Union Territory is challenging as the growth rate of positive cases is 8.12 per cent more than what it was last year.

J&K logs 2,204 new Covid cases, 13 deaths
  • J&K logs 2,204 new Covid cases, 13 deaths(10 minutes ago)

    Jammu, April 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir logged 2,204 new Covid cases on Wednesday while the number of active cases rose to 14,928 with 13 deaths during the last 24 hours.

Puducherry reports five more Covid deaths
  • Puducherry reports five more Covid deaths(14 minutes ago)

    Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Puducherry, which has announced a lockdown from Friday evening to Monday morning, has reported five more deaths from Covid-19 since the last 24 hours as on Wednesday, taking its toll to 722.

IAF roped in to bring in oxygen cylinders, medicines to Delhi-NCR
Mamata to write to PM on non-uniformity of vaccine prices
4 lakh Remdesivir injections to be supplied to Telangana hospitals
Amid lockdown, Maha Congress wants 'jab at home' for people
  • Amid lockdown, Maha Congress wants 'jab at home' for people(19:52)

    Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In a unique suggestion, the Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday demanded Covid-19 'Vaccination At Home' - on the lines of the polio campaign - for all eligible people as they cannot reach the inoculation centres owing to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.

Centre has increased Delhi's oxygen quota: Kejriwal
  • Centre has increased Delhi's oxygen quota: Kejriwal(19:46)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid shortage of oxygen reported in several government and privates hospitals in Delhi since last few days due to sudden increase of Covid-19 cases, the city government found some relief as the Centre has agreed to increase Delhi's oxygen quota, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday.

Flushing public toilets propels Covid virus 5 feet up in air
  • Flushing public toilets propels Covid virus 5 feet up in air(19:30)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Respiratory droplets are the most prominent source of transmission for Covid-19. However, flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet at public restrooms, an Indian-origin researchers-led study has warned.

Junk foods may damage your bones
  • Junk foods may damage your bones(19:20)

    Jerusalem, April 21 (IANS) Does your kid love to eat ultra-processed junk foods like packaged chips, soups, hot dogs and fries? Besides the increasing risk of obesity, eating junk foods can also affect your bones, warn researchers.

'Covaxin demonstrates overall interim clinical efficacy of 78%'
  • 'Covaxin demonstrates overall interim clinical efficacy of 78%'(19:06)

    Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday announced interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin, which show 78 per cent overall clinical efficacy and 100 per cent efficacy against severe Covid-19.

Nashik: Oxygen leak kills 22 Covid patients on Ram Navami day (Roundup)
Don't hoard oxygen, taking it casually is harmful, warns AIIMS chief
No remdesivir shortages, says Telangana Health Minister
  • No remdesivir shortages, says Telangana Health Minister(18:46)

    Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister E. Rajender on Wednesday reiterated that there is no scarcity of remdesivir in the state, in wake of recent reports of several people landing up at the doors of pharma units in a desperate bid to procure the anti-viral drug for their kin suffering from Covid.

Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi
  • Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi(18:42)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a leaked video Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is seen taking a meeting at the GTB hospital and directing officials to take quick decisions without waiting for approvals from the Secretariat.

SII borrows money from banks to scale up Covishield production
Ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, says Punjab CM
  • Ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, says Punjab CM(18:26)

    Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Faced with shortage of medical oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Centre to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, with at least 120 metric tonnes (MT) daily allocation for the state, while reiterating his request for urgent steps to set up two pending PSA plants approved two months ago.

Night curfew in Goa from 10 pm to 6 am up to April 30: CM
Faster jabs, surveillance can only tame triple-mutant Indian virus
Union Education Minister Nishank tests positive for Covid-19
Gurugram DC rules out fresh lockdown in city
  • Gurugram DC rules out fresh lockdown in city(17:36)

    Gurugram, April 21 (IANS) Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg on Wednesday said that the Covid situation is completely under control here as he ruled out clamping a fresh lockdown.

Chennai to increase Covid testing to 25k per day
Secure drugs, oxygen on war footing for Covid patients: Stalin
'Assume everyone infectious as 60% cases from pre-symptomatic people'
  • 'Assume everyone infectious as 60% cases from pre-symptomatic people'(17:08)
    By Sumit Saxena

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Pre-symptomatic transmission of Covid-19 is a big concern, with estimates that 30 to 59 per cent cases are especially coming from transmission from pre-symptomatic people and less from asymptomatic people, warns expert Jose-Luis Jimenez.