Health

India's coronavirus infections rise to 6.31 million

Indian News       Oct 01, 2020

  BENGALURU: India’s coronavirus case tally increased by 86,821 in the last 24 hours to 6.31 million by Thursday morning, data from the health ministry showed, as the country eased more restrictions to combat the economic hit from the pandemic. Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by...

Private sector must focus on PPP to develop modern healthcare facilities in rural area:Venkaiah Naidu

Indian News       Sep 30, 2020

  New Delhi: Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India today urged the private sector to come forward and expand their footprint through public-private partnership and set-up modern healthcare facilities in the rural areas. "Private players have added to the capacity and capability of our healthcare system...

Unlock5: Centre permits schools, colleges, cinemas to reopen from October 15

Indian News       Sep 30, 2020

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday issued new guidelines for permitting more activities in areas outside the containment zones that include opening up cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity from October 15. States and UT...

COVID-19 controls turn Asia into global surveillance hotspot, analysts say

International News       Sep 30, 2020

  KUALA LUMPUR: Asia has become the world's surveillance hotspot and is at risk of serious privacy breaches as measures rolled out to contain the spread of COVID-19 become permanent in many countries, researchers warned on Thursday. The Right to Privacy Index (RPI) published by British-based...

India's coronavirus infections surge to 6.23 million

Indian News       Sep 30, 2020

BENGALURU  India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 6.23 million after it reported 80,472 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday. Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by 1,179 in the last 24 hours to 97,497, the ministry said....

World Bank seeks board approval for $12 billion coronavirus vaccine financing plan

International News       Sep 30, 2020

WASHINGTON: World Bank President David Malpass said on Tuesday he is seeking board approval for a $12 billion (£9.33 billion) coronavirus vaccine financing plan to help poor and developing countries secure a sufficient share of vaccine doses when they become available in the coming months....

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears safe, shows signs of working in older adults: study

Facts       Sep 30, 2020

  CHICAGO:- Results from an early safety study of Moderna Inc's MRNA.O coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing antibodies at levels similar to those seen in younger adults, with side effects roughly on par with high-dose flu shots, researchers said on...

Lack social bonding, rising insecurity, hypertension & stress increase heart disease risks amid COVID-19: Bharti AXA Study

Facts       Sep 29, 2020

  Mumbai/Delhi: With the lack of social bonding and the lopsided work-life balance accentuating anxiety level among urban Indians in the confinement period and triggering heart disease risks, the number of cardiovascular ailment cases is expected to increase exponentially amid the pandemic. In fact, the COVID-led...

Single-day COVID-19 cases in India below 75,000, recovery rate rises to 83.01 pc

Indian News       Sep 29, 2020

  New Delhi: Daily COVID-19 cases in India dropped below 75,000 and less than 1,000 deaths were reported in a day after nearly a month, while total recoveries crossed the 51 lakh-mark, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday. The total coronavirus cases...

Pandemic to keep Asia's growth at lowest since 1967, warns World Bank

International News       Sep 29, 2020

  The coronavirus pandemic is expected to lead to the slowest growth in more than 50 years in East Asia and the Pacific as well as China, while up to 38 million people are set to be pushed back into poverty, the World Bank said in...

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