Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: COVID-19

India expands Covid genome sequencing network, 6 pvt labs in Bengaluru, Delhi, Ahmedabad added

Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortia or INSACOG was set up in Jan 2021. As of 10 Jan 2022, India sequenced 1,28,901 samples, accounting for less than 1% of infected people.

India records 13,166 fresh Covid infections, active cases fall to 1.34 lakh

New Delhi: India logged 13,166 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,28,94,345, while the active cases declined to 1,34,235,...

India’s cumulative Covid vaccination coverage exceeds 176.52 crore

New Delhi , February 24 (ANI): With the administration of more than 30.49 lakh (30,49,988) COVID-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's...

Active Covid cases in India decline to 1.48 lakh

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) India logged 14,148 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,28,81,179, while the active cases dipped to...

19 lakh Indian kids lost a parent or caregiver to Covid, says Lancet study of 20 countries

Study by researchers from US, UK and South Africa says estimates for number of children affected by Covid-associated orphanhood & caregiver death nearly doubled from May 2021 to October 2021.

Covid-19: Hong Kong starts mandatory testing, Uganda proposes to impose fine on anti-vaxxers

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Allowing only fully vaccinated people in Mumbai local trains ‘illegal’, says Bombay HC

Mumbai, Feb 22 (PTI) The Bombay High Court on Tuesday said the Maharashtra government's orders of 2021 permitting only people fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

Covid patients from 1st & 2nd waves can still feel buzzing in ears, doctors say it’s a concern

Long Covid symptoms like fatigue are associated with severity of infection, but tinnitus — a constant buzzing in ears — is afflicting even those with mild disease in 1st & 2nd wave.

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for Covid, experiences ‘mild cold-like symptoms’

The 95-year-old monarch remains at her Windsor Castle residence and is expected to carry out light duties over the next few days, a Buckingham Palace statement said Sunday.

Reports citing LIC IPO data to claim massive Covid deaths are baseless: Govt

LIC life insurance policies taken by policyholders for deaths due to all causes would not imply Covid deaths were underreported, the govt said in a statement Saturday.

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US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

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.