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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.
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.
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.
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.
Adults have reported experiencing prolonged illness after Covid-19 — termed as long Covid — where symptoms persist for four weeks or longer.
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.
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.
Already postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, Tokyo is set to host one of the biggest sporting events even as cases rise in Japan.
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.
R-value has risen to 0.88 from 0.78 in June. With R still below 1, active cases continue to decline, but the rise means the decline is now slower than before.