Published on: Tuesday, January 04, 2022, 06:45 PM IST

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 | Bhushan Koyande

| Bhushan Koyande

04 January 2022 06:45 PM IST

Massive spurt in Covid-19 cases in AP, 334 added afresh Amaravati

04 January 2022 06:45 PM IST

Omicron scare: Amid spike in COVID-19 cases Pakistan announces new travel advisory and restrictions from January 5

04 January 2022 06:45 PM IST

UK marks first anniversary of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine deployment

The UK's health service on Tuesday marked the first anniversary of the deployment of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19, manufactured and deployed in India soon after as Covishield.

04 January 2022 04:46 PM IST

Sixty students of Patiala Medical College test positive for COVID-19

As many as 60 students of Patiala Medical College have tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Following this, the Patiala district administration and health department held a meeting.

Sandeep Hans, Deputy Commissioner, said, "The Government has imposed night curfew in the state till January 15. The medical college will also remain closed till that date."

04 January 2022 02:40 PM IST

France detects new COVID-19 variant 'IHU', 12 infected

French researchers have detected a new Covid variant, probably of Cameroonian origin, and have temporarily named it as 'IHU'.

The new variant from the lineage named B.1.640.2 is believed to have infected 12 people in the country, according to a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study supported by the French Government.

04 January 2022 01:38 PM IST

'Will impose lockdown in Mumbai if daily COVID-19 cases cross the 20,000-mark': Mayor Kishori Pednekar

Given the massive surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, city Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday warned that a lockdown will be imposed if daily infection count crosses the 20,000-mark.

04 January 2022 01:02 PM IST

Weekend curfew to be imposed in Delhi following spike in COVID-19 cases: DDMA officials

A weekend curfew may be enforced in Delhi amid rising Covid cases, sources said today after a meeting on new restrictions.

With the positivity rate above 5 per cent for two straight days, Delhi faces "red alert" restrictions like a total curfew barring essential services, a shutdown of non-essential shops, malls and salons and more curbs on public transport, weddings and funerals.

04 January 2022 12:51 PM IST

RNA-based therapy can protect from many Covid variants: Study

An RNA molecule that stimulates the body's early antiviral defence system may provide protection against a range of SARS-CoV-2 variants, including Delta, according to a study conducted in mice.

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine in the US noted that the molecule could lead to new treatments for COVID-19 in immunocompromised patients.

04 January 2022 11:47 AM IST

Punjab Government enforces night curfew until January 15

The Punjab Government on Tuesday imposed night curfew in the state from 10 pm to 5 am until January 15.

In a press release, the Government said, "Movement of individuals for all the non-essentials activities shall remain prohibited between 10 pm and 5 am within municipal limits of all the cities and towns of Punjab.

The press release further said, "All bars, cinema halls, multiplexes, malls, restaurants, spas, museums, zoos, etc shall be allowed to operate at 50 per cent of their capacity subject to all staff present being fully vaccinated." "All sports complexes, stadia, swimming pools, gyms shall remain closed. AC buses will run at 50 per cent of capacity." Moreover, only fully vaccinated staff will be allowed to attend the government and private office, the order read.

04 January 2022 11:44 AM IST

COVID-19 spreading faster, people need to be cautious: Delhi Health Minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday informed that COVID-19 is spreading faster and people need to be cautious. He also informed that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing mild symptoms.

"Today Arvind Kejriwal has been found positive. Symptoms are mild. He is in isolation right now and he has appealed to people who have come in contact with him to must go for tests," Jain told ANI.

04 January 2022 09:51 AM IST

Omicron tally in India stands at 1,892, says Union Health Ministry

1,892 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus detected across 23 states, Union Territories so far, Union health ministry informed on Tuesday.

04 January 2022 09:39 AM IST

COVID-19: India reports 37,379 fresh cases, 124 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported 37,379 fresh COVID cases, 11,007 recoveries, and 124 deaths in the last 24 hours.

With Agency Inputs.

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