Tag Archives: coronavirus tests

Mumbai prepares to vaccinate 50,000 daily and put an end to lockdowns

By | January 14, 2021

India’s business and financial hub Mumbai, once the country’s coronavirus hotspot, is building facilities to store 10 million doses of the vaccine as it aims to open fully from a strict lockdown. The city’s Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal and his deputy Suresh Kakani, who’s in charge of the vaccination drive, spoke in separate… Read More »

Coronavirus LIVE: India adds 18,574 cases on Sat; tally up at 10,188,353

By | December 27, 2020

Coronavirus India live updates: India reported 18,574 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, according to Worldometer, taking the total count to 10,188,392. The death toll mounted to 147,659 with 280 new fatalities. Total discharged cases stands at 9,760,848. The central government is planning a dry run for administering the Covid-19 vaccine in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat and Punjab… Read More »

World Coronavirus Dispatch: The uncanny relation between Covid and sleep

By | December 25, 2020

Mexico first Latin American country to begin Vaccinations Mexico has rolled-out the vaccination programme for its citizens, the first Latin American country to do so amid a vicious second wave of infections, that overwhelmed the hospitals. More than 120,000 people have succumbed to the virus so far in the country, but the unofficial count… Read More »

New Year parties, travel plans fizzle out as Maharashtra tightens curbs

By | December 22, 2020

The introduction of the 15-dat night curfew in Mumbai and imposition of mandatory institutional quarantine for incoming passengers from Europe, West Asia and South Africa has disrupted the holiday and New Year celebration plans of city residents. The norms, announced on Monday evening to stop the entry of a new variant of Covid-19 into… Read More »

Maharashtra cities under night curfew from Tue as UK has new virus strain

By | December 21, 2020

Maharashtra will from Tuesday put Mumbai and other major cities under curfew from 11 pm to 6 am till January 5 to counter a threat from a new strain of the coronavirus in Britain, said multiple reports. The state will also impose 14 days mandatory institutional quarantine for those returning from Europe and Middle… Read More »

Moderna’s vaccine may prevent some asymptomatic infections after first shot

By | December 15, 2020

The vaccine maker said in briefing documents it submitted to the US FDA released on Tuesday that it had not yet completed its full analysis on the efficacy against asymptomatic infections TopicsCoronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | Coronavirus Vaccine Reuters  |  New York  Last Updated at December 15, 2020 21:02 IST Moderna Inc said data from the late… Read More »

World Coronavirus Dispatch: Snow leopards the latest cats to get infected

By | December 15, 2020

Should companies require employees to take the vaccine? As vaccine hesitancy takes centre stage around the world, authorities fear any delay in immunisation presents a challenge to their nations and economies. In this context, employers and business leaders are uniquely positioned to propagate vaccine literacy. For Instance, they can ask their employees to get… Read More »

Germany to impose stricter lockdown to halt the spread of coronavirus

By | December 13, 2020

Germany will close most stores from Wednesday until at least Jan. 10, cutting short the busy Christmas shopping season, as it tightens coronavirus restrictions and tries to rein in the spread of the disease, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday. “I would have wished for lighter measures. But due to Christmas shopping the number… Read More »

World Coronavirus Dispatch: The dangerous race for vaccine approval

By | December 13, 2020

Qatar set for biggest budget deficit since Gulf spat Qatar will run its largest budget deficit in four years in 2021 as it tries to shake off the impact of the coronavirus and the drag of lower energy prices on government revenue. Qatar’s deficit is expected to swell even though the world’s largest natural-gas… Read More »

US approves Pfizer vaccine; Trump says it will be free for all Americans

By | December 12, 2020

The US gave the final go-ahead Friday to the nation’s first COVID-19 vaccine, marking what could be the beginning of the end of an outbreak that has killed nearly 300,000 Americans, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorised to discuss it publicly. Shots for health workers and nursing home residents… Read More »