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Eli Lilly signs deals to boost supply of COVID-19 treatment in India

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 10, 2021

  New Delhi: Eli Lilly and Co said on Monday it had signed licensing agreements with three Indian generic drugmakers to expand the availability of its arthritis drug baricitinib in the country for treating COVID-19 patients. The agreements will bolster India's arsenal of drugs to battle...

India's COVID-19 cases dip from peak, calls for shutdown mount

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       May 10, 2021

  New Delhi: Calls grew for India to impose a nationwide lockdown as new coronavirus cases and deaths held close to record highs on Monday, increasing pressure on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The health ministry reported 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths, off...

Max Bupa settles over Rs 150 cr Covid claims so far; closely watching impact on premium: Official

Health, Pandemic       May 09, 2021

  New Delhi: Max Bupa Health Insurance Company (Max Bupa) has settled over Rs 150 crore as Covid claims to as many as 14,500 customers so far and is closely watching the impact on policy premium, a senior company official said on Sunday. The second wave...

Dr Anthony Fauci

Getting people vaccinated only long-term solution to Covid-19 crisis in India: Dr Fauci

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       May 10, 2021

Washington: Getting people vaccinated is the only long-term solution to the current Covid-19 crisis in India, America's top public health expert Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday as he called for scaling up manufacturing of coronavirus vaccines both domestically and globally to fight the deadly...

ICMR issues advisory saying 'black fungus' in Covid patients can turn fatal if left untreated

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Pandemic       May 09, 2021

Mucormycosis, a fungal infection being found in Covid-19 patients with uncontrolled diabetes and prolonged intensive care unit (ICU) stay, may turn fatal if uncared for, the Centre said on Sunday. In an advisory, it also said the fungal infection mainly affects people who are on...

India's Hero MotoCorp extends shutdown at its plants due to pandemic

New Delhi: India's largest motorbike maker, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, extended a shutdown at its manufacturing facilities across India till May 16, a day after Maruti Suzuki India Ltd announced a similar move, citing the COVID-19 pandemic. Honda Cars India announced on Thursday that a maintenance...

Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist,World Health Organization

Variant accelerating India's Covid-19 explosion: WHO top scientist

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 09, 2021

  A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and may be dodging vaccine protections, contributing to the country's explosive outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said Saturday. In an interview with AFP, Soumya Swaminathan warned that "the epidemiological features that we see in...

India's daily COVID-19 deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

Eco/Invest/Demography, Health, Life, Non-Life, Pandemic       May 09, 2021

  New Delhi: India's COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 4,000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday as calls for a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus mounted. India's health ministry reported 4,092 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall...

FPIs withdraw Rs 5,936 cr from equities in May amid worries over Covid wave

  New Delhi: Foreign investors have pulled out Rs 5,936 crore from the Indian equities in the first week of May amid worries over the intense second wave of coronavirus infection and its fallout on the economy. Foreign investors had pulled out Rs 9,659 crore in...