Friday, 27 May, 2022
TopicCovid-19. coronavirus

Topic: covid-19. coronavirus

Police book UP BJP MLA Pramod Utwal, 27 supporters for violating poll code, Covid norms

According to the FIR, the action was taken after a video emerged on social media, purportedly showing the distribution of 'khichdi' at his public meeting in Meghna Chandan village.

Hotels shut, taxis sold, guides ‘begging’: How Covid devastated tourism in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Lack of foreign tourists has hit tourism sector in Delhi-Agra-Jaipur ‘golden triangle’ hard, while lockdowns have meant even domestic tourist numbers are yet to match pre-pandemic figures. 

Unvaccinated people 29 times more likely to be hospitalised with Covid, CDC report finds

Population-level analysis by the US's Centers for Disease Control makes a powerful case for vaccines as a means not just to reduce serious illness but also reduce chances of infection.

505 paediatric Covid cases in Bengaluru in first 10 days of August, only 3 hospitalised

The remaining 502 were either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, with Bengaluru officials also saying proportion of paediatric cases in total Covid pool has been constant for last 2 months. 

covid19india.org, source of ‘legitimate’ Covid data since Feb 2020, decides to shut shop

Analytical platform covid19india.org says those who work for it are volunteers who have to return to normal lives, and hence it will shut down by 31 October. 

‘No more than 6 days to recover’ — Study in Lancet finds ‘long Covid’ rare in children

Adults have reported experiencing prolonged illness after Covid-19 — termed as long Covid — where symptoms persist for four weeks or longer. 

New Karnataka Covid restrictions trigger protest as many refused entry at Kerala border

Karnataka has barred entry of people from Kerala & Maharashtra unless they produce a negative RT-PCR certificate not older than 72 hours, or a vaccination certificate.

India’s Covid cases have plateaued for 37 days. Here’s why this isn’t all good news

Since 21 June, India’s daily Covid numbers have remained in the 30,000-50,000 bracket, even though the number jumped by about 50% Wednesday morning to 43,654 new cases.

No cheering, singing, whistling — All that is different as Tokyo gets ready for Olympics

Already postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, Tokyo is set to host one of the biggest sporting events even as cases rise in Japan.

Maharashtra’s 23,000 ‘backlog’ deaths skew India’s fatality rate, but it isn’t only offender

While Centre says reporting of backlog deaths helps better understand Covid spread, it wants Maharashtra, other states to provide details such as dates & districts to get a more comprehensive picture.

On Camera

YourTurn

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former PM Imran Khan | Photos from Facebook

Jinnah said Pakistan would be a ‘laboratory’. Experiments by Imran, Shehbaz prove him so right

If Yasin Malik’s sentence is a call for condemnation, then why is the establishment forgetting Hafiz Saeed? But neither Shehbaz nor Imran Khan would take note.
Shoppers walk through a market in the Charminar area in Hyderabad | Representational image | Bloomberg

Wider reopening from pandemic, strong demand takes India past inflation for now

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, who is due to lead a meeting of the policy panel next month, has signalled more tightening to keep inflation from denting household spending power.

Defence

NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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