Coronavirus

Concerns at Newcastle United over virus outbreak at club

Premier League said 10 people had tested positive for COVID-19 among players and club staff in the latest round of checks.

published on : 1st December 2020

Health ministry asks states to form expert groups to determine COVID-19 test rates

In response to a question posed at a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said deciding the rates of the tests does not come under the purview if the Centre and is a state matter.

published on : 1st December 2020

Without patients or staff, Spain opens new $119 million hospital

The state-of-the-art facility was built in 100 days at twice the original budget.

published on : 1st December 2020

EU health agency to meet by December 29 for Pfizer vaccine decision

BioNTech said it stands ready to ship stockpiles of vaccines where they are needed when the Amsterdam-based agency or the FDA approve the vaccine.

published on : 1st December 2020

US President Trump's special adviser on coronavirus resigns

Dr Scott Atlas has warned against shifting to lockdowns throughout his tenure.

published on : 1st December 2020

Two thirds of school-age kids without internet access: United Nations

In all, an estimated 1.3 billion children between the ages of three and 17 do not have internet connections in their homes.

published on : 1st December 2020

Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble deferred till next year amid spike in COVID cases

The travel bubble aimed to remove restrictions (mandatory quarantine) for travellers between Singapore and Hong Kong in lieu of COVID-19 tests.

published on : 1st December 2020

Pandemic-hit states' indebtedness may soar 36 per cent to Rs 68 lakh crore this year: Crisil report

States' overall revenue is estimated to decline by almost 15 per cent on-year this fiscal in line with a shrinking economy, it added.

published on : 1st December 2020

Ireland, Belgium end COVID-19 restrictions, open non-essential sector ahead of Christmas

Ireland ended a second partial coronavirus lockdown , with non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms unlocking their doors after six weeks of tough restrictions.

published on : 1st December 2020

Coronavirus robs biblical Bethlehem of Christmas cheer

"Bethlehem is dead," said Maryana al-Arja, owner of the 120-room Angel Hotel on the outskirts of the city.

published on : 1st December 2020

As the coronavirus resurges, mental health woes batter France

Mental health professionals say lockdowns and curfews have also destabilized people who, in less challenging times, might have surmounted difficulties.

published on : 1st December 2020

Lewis Hamilton tests positive for COVID-19, will miss Sakhir Grand Prix

Seven-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is in isolation in accordance with the health protocols in Bahrain.

published on : 1st December 2020

Pakistan's coronavirus tally crosses 400,000-mark

The death toll rose to 8,091 with 67 more people succumbing to the deadly viral infection overnight, the health ministry said.

published on : 1st December 2020

Covaxin trial in Kolkata from December 2, Bengal minister may get first shot

State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim (62) is likely to be the volunteer to take the first shot of Covaxin if everything goes according to plan and he is found to be fit in the medical tests.

published on : 1st December 2020

Fines for not wearing masks, discounts for shopping during lean hours among Centre's SOPs for markets

Shop owners and employees living in containment zones shall not be allowed entry into marketplaces, the SOP also stated.

published on : 1st December 2020
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