Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicCovid cases

Topic: Covid cases

45% of samples sequenced in India since January had Omicron, shows Covid lab network INSACOG

INSACOG, in its latest bulletin, revealed that nearly half of all Covid-19 samples sent for genomic sequencing in India since January this year have been identified as Omicron.

As Covid cases rise in Delhi, experts say little reason to worry as most people have immunity

Delhi Monday reported 512 Covid cases, up 12% from Sunday. New cases are highest since 20 February. Total number of positive patients in Delhi is 1,518, highest since 3 March.

India registers 2,183 new Covid cases, 90% jump in last 24 hours

The country also reported increase in Covid deaths with 214 fresh fatalities, while active cases declined to 11,542, as per the health ministry's data.

Covid spike: Delhi asks schools to stay alert, shut down if need be

No let-up in wearing masks, sanitising hands or maintaining social distance, the Education dept tells schools in fresh advisory.

Maharashtra lifts all Covid restrictions, makes masks optional

There will now be no restrictions state-wide in movie theatres, shopping complexes, restaurants, bars and sports complexes.

Covid cases are rising in Europe after easing restrictions ‘brutally’, WHO says

Hans Kluge, WHO’s director for Europe, said countries like the UK, Ireland, Greece, Cyprus, France, Italy and Germany have lifted the Covid curbs 'from too much to too few'.

China’s Covid 2022 crisis is world-changing in a different way from 2020 & it’s not apocalyptic

Manufacturers have shifted away from China to locales including India, the Americas, Europe and Southeast Asia. In many ways, the rest of the world has prepared to work around China.

Covid pandemic: 10% of England’s 2022 cases suspected reinfections, Denmark lifts restrictions

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

Delhi’s active Covid case count drops to less than half within 2 weeks

The third wave of the pandemic saw active cases in the national capital peaking at 94,160 on 13 January. The number dropped to 42,010 by Tuesday.

Maharashtra’s contrasting Covid trends: Cases rise across the state, but decline in Mumbai

This Friday, Mumbai registered 5,008 cases, down from nearly 6,000 Monday. In the same period, Maharashtra's count rose to 48,270 from 31,111. Positivity rate shows similar trends.

On Camera

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Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

Defence

By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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