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A medical worker draws liquid from a vial with a syringe | Representational Image | Photographer: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

Philippines expects to approve Covid vaccine starting 2021 second quarter

This is a 'practical and realistic timeline' as vaccines will go through registration then clinical trials for a number of months, says Maria Rosario Vergeire, Health Undersecretar.
Representational image of nurse in protective gear | Commons

UK study flags concern as Covid antibodies found in nurses, doctors treating cancer patients

Almost 21% of nurses and 17% of doctors treating cancer patients showed presence of antibodies, revealing the higher chances they have of passing it on to patients.

Positivity rate rises to 11.8% while daily tests see-saw, recovery rate crosses 80%

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
Rajkot residents out for evening walks at the Race Course ground. | Photo: Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

BJP rally, social gatherings during Janmashtami & unlock — Why Rajkot is seeing a Covid spike

Rajkot has recorded 7,643 Covid cases and 123 deaths, just behind Ahmedabad & Surat. Over half of the city’s caseload was reported since 16 August.
Ludhiana district has reported 663 coronavirus deaths, the most in Punjab | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Over 660 deaths, 4.1% fatality rate — why Ludhiana has Punjab’s worst Covid numbers

Ludhiana district, the most populous of Punjab’s 22 districts, has only two govt hospitals. The industrial hub has recorded most Covid deaths and most number of cases in Punjab.
A medic in PPE collects samples for Covid-19 tests in Bengaluru on 25 August 2020 | PTI

India registers 86,961 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, total mounts to 54.88 lakh

The fatality rate due to coronavirus has further declined to 1.6 per cent. There are 10,03,299 active cases in the country as of now, which comprises 18.28 per cent of the total caseload.
Doctors and nurses at the Mohali Civil Hospital in Punjab | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Govt says 64 families of doctors who died of Covid received Rs 50 lakh insurance

Govt's reply came after Indian Medical Association submitted a list, claiming that 382 doctors had succumbed to Covid-19.
File photo of Harsh Vardhan | Twitter

Irresponsible behaviour of people to blame for Covid surge, Harsh Vardhan tells Lok Sabha

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urges all MPs to spread awareness about masks as well as social distancing norms in their respective constituencies across India.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan | Photo: ANI

No viral mutation in India, ICMR exploring saliva-based Covid test, Harsh Vardhan says

In an online interaction, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says ICMR is conducting large-scale sequencing of nationally representative strains of SARS-CoV-2.
A sewadar gives prasad to a devotee at Golden Temple. None of them is wearing a mask. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

No 6-ft distance, no masks, no screening — how Golden Temple is operating in pandemic

The Golden Temple had remained open even during the lockdown. There was no distribution of prasad during that period, amid far fewer visitors.

On Camera

Security personnel stand guard near a neighbourhood vandalised by rioters during clashes between those against and those supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in north east Delhi, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. | PTI

I used to think Marxists imagined grand govt conspiracies. Delhi Police beats them hollow

As you read Delhi Police's 17,000-page charge sheet in Delhi riots case, ignore every question because you must not allow petty facts to disturb a good story.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

India closely monitoring entire LAC as ‘situation on the ground remains unchanged’

Army sources said the period until at least the first week of November, after which snow becomes a hurdle from an operational perspective, is crucial.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?