JAN 21, 2021 11:51 PM IST
Dutch lawmakers back Covid-19 curfew despite criticism
A majority of Dutch lawmakers backed the government’s planned curfew despite facing criticism from opposition legislators. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said a curfew is needed to rein in the spread of the coronavirus, but some opposition lawmakers angrily denounced it as an excessive restriction of liberties, reports AP.
JAN 21, 2021 11:13 PM IST
Russia plans to produce Covid-19 vaccine storable at fridge temperatures, says health minister
Russian health minister Mikhail Murashko said on Thursday that the government was planning to produce a version of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine that could be transported and stored at normal fridge temperatures as opposed to -18 Celsius, reports Reuters.
JAN 21, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Former AIADMK leader VK Sasikala tests positive for coronavirus
Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was shifted to the intensive care ward after testing positive for coronavirus.
JAN 21, 2021 09:42 PM IST
Gujarat reports 471 new cases, one death
Gujarat reported 471 new coronavirus infections, taking the state’s tally to 2,57,813. The death toll after one new fatality stands at 4,372.
JAN 21, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Delhi reports 227 new cases, eight deaths
Delhi recorded 227 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 6,33,276. The death toll after eight new fatalities stands at 10,782.
JAN 21, 2021 09:04 PM IST
Karnataka records 674 new cases, two deaths
Karnataka recorded 674 new coronavirus infections, taking the state’s caseload to 9,34,252. The death toll after two new fatalities stands at 12,187.
JAN 21, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Haryana records 133 new Covid-19 cases, death toll rise to 3,000
The Covid-19 death toll in Haryana rose to 3,000 on Thursday with three more fatalities, while 133 new cases pushed the infection tally to 2,66,819, a state health department bulletin issued here said, reports PTI.
JAN 21, 2021 08:28 PM IST
60 ITBP personnel vaccinated in Panchkula
60 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel received COVID19 vaccine at Basic Training Centre in Panchkula Haryana today. So far, 138 ITBP personnel have received vaccine: ITBP pic.twitter.com/CEvqgWRNAu
— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2021
JAN 21, 2021 08:08 PM IST
India supplies 2 million Covid vaccine doses to Bangladesh
India on Thursday officially handed over 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine as a gift to Bangladesh, reports PTI.
JAN 21, 2021 07:42 PM IST
Amazon offers assistance for Biden’s Covid vaccine distribution plan
Amazon is offering its colossal operations network and advanced technologies to assist President Joe Biden in his vow to get 100 million Covid-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days in office.
JAN 21, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Rajasthan logs 265 new Covid-19 cases
JAN 21, 2021 06:31 PM IST
Uttarakhand’s active coronavirus caseload reaches 95, 354
Uttarakhand reports 162 new corona cases taking the total number of positive cases to 95,354, reports ANI.
JAN 21, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Kerala logs 6,334 new Covid-19 cases
6334 new Covid-19 cases, 6229 recoveries and 21 deaths have been reported in Kerala today. Number of active cases stands at 69,771, so far 7,96,986 patients have recovered. Death toll stands at 3545, reports ANI.
JAN 21, 2021 05:41 PM IST
Study reveals people more likely to follow Covid rules based on friends, family
People are more likely to follow Covid-19 restrictions based on what their friends do, rather than their own principles, according to a study that shows how social influence affects adherence to government interventions, reports PTI.
JAN 21, 2021 05:15 PM IST
Russia to soon supply Sputnik V vaccine to Hungary: RDIF
Russia will soon begin supplying Hungary with doses of its Sputnik V vaccine, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Thursday, a move that could further strain the European Union’s relations with Budapest, reports Reuters.
JAN 21, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reported 139 fresh Covid cases
Andhra Pradesh reports 139 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Ministry. Total cases now stands at 8,86,557 with total recoveries at 8,77,893, death toll at 7,142 and active caseload of 1,522, reports ANI.
JAN 21, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Africa’s Covid fatality rate higher than global average
Africa’s coronavirus case fatality rate stands at 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, a trend that is alarming experts, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday, reports Reuters.
JAN 21, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Biden to order masks, travelers quarantine against Covid fight
President Joe Biden will push for additional travel safety during the coronavirus pandemic by requiring people to wear masks in airports and on planes while enforcing quarantines for people who arrive in the U.S. from other countries, reported Bloomberg.
JAN 21, 2021 03:33 PM IST
Moscow mayor announces ‘significant’ easing of curbs
Starting Friday, Moscow will reopen its museums and libraries, while theatres and cinemas will be allowed to accommodate more visitors. colleges, sports schools and children’s clubs will resume in-person attendance, while university students will continue studying remotely: Sergei Sobyanin, Moscow mayor.
JAN 21, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Indonesia records highest single-day deaths
Indonesia reports a record 346 new deaths sue to Covid-19 as toll reaches 27,203. Total cases at 951,651 after 11,703 new infections.
JAN 21, 2021 02:26 PM IST
Covishield consignment arrives in Kathmandu
Nepal: A consignment of doses of the #COVID19 vaccination Covishield, of the Serum Institute of India, arrives at the Kathmandu airport, under the Vaccine Maitri program of the Government of India pic.twitter.com/vLczCSAPyj
— ANI (@ANI) January 21, 2021
A consignment of Covishield Covid-19 vaccine arrives at Kathmandu International Airport.
JAN 21, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Hungry first EU country to approve Russia’s Sputnik V
Hungary approves Russia’s Sputnik V anti Covid-19 vaccine, first European Union member state to approve it.
JAN 21, 2021 01:48 PM IST
Russia’s Covid-19 tally tops 3.65 million
Russia records 21,887 new Covid-19 cases and 612 deaths. Tally reaches 3,655,839 including 67,832 deaths.
JAN 21, 2021 01:15 PM IST
5 states have 73% of country’s total active Covid-19 cases: Health ministry
Five states account for 73% of the total active cases in the country, says health ministry.
JAN 21, 2021 12:42 PM IST
Unfortunate to see ‘misinformation’ being spread: Health minister
The vaccination will be the last nail in the coffin of Covid-19. It is unfortunate that some people are spreading misinformation about the vaccination for political reasons. This has developed vaccine hesitancy in a small group of people: Dr. Harsh Vardhan
JAN 21, 2021 12:40 PM IST
Vaccine is completely safe and effective: Dr. Harsh Vardhan
“The message is clear that vaccine is completely safe and effective. The said adverse events or side effects surfacing are common and it can be seen after any vaccination,” says Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan
JAN 21, 2021 12:29 PM IST
No new Covid-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh reports zero fresh cases of Covid-19 as the tally remains at 16,815.
JAN 21, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Puducherry’s Covid-19 tally moves closer to 39,000
Puducherry’s Covid-19 tally reaches 38,772 with 35 new cases. Death toll remains at 643.
JAN 21, 2021 11:22 AM IST
PM Modi to be inoculated in phase 2 of vaccine drive: Reports
Prime minister Narendra Modi will be vaccinated in phase 2 of vaccine drive, say reports. 270 million citizens, most of them elderly, will be vaccinated in phase 2.
JAN 21, 2021 11:18 AM IST
Thailand’s Covid-19 tally inches closer to 12,800
Thailand records 142 new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths. Tally reaches 12,795 while death toll remains at 71.
JAN 21, 2021 10:49 AM IST
226 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death in Telangana
Telangana recorded 226 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the total tally to over 292,000 while one fatality pushed the toll to 1,584.
JAN 21, 2021 10:15 AM IST
Germany’s Covid-19 tally tops 2.08 million
Germany records 20,398 new Covid-19 cases and 1,013 deaths, Tally at 2,088,400 including 49,783 deaths.
JAN 21, 2021 10:14 AM IST
2 new Covid-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ Covid-19 tally rises to 4,991 with two new cases. Total 62 deaths thus far.
JAN 21, 2021 09:51 AM IST
India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 10.6 million
India registers 15,223 new Covid-19 cases as tally rises to 10,610,883. Active cases slump further to 192,308.
JAN 21, 2021 09:36 AM IST
189,347,782 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
189,347,742 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 20 January 2021. 780,835 samples tested on 20 January 2021: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
JAN 21, 2021 09:04 AM IST
Over 786,000 vaccinations in India thus far, says govt
More than 786,000 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated across the country, says govt.
JAN 21, 2021 08:32 AM IST
Over 20,000 new Covid-19 cases and 1,539 deaths in Mexico
Mexico records 20,548 new Covid-19 cases and 1,539 deaths. Tally rises to 1,688,944 including 144,371 deaths.
JAN 21, 2021 08:05 AM IST
Mizoram’s Covid-19 tally reaches 4,346
Mizoram records 12 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 4,346. Death toll at nine.
JAN 21, 2021 07:32 AM IST
China records 144 new Covid-19 cases
China records 144 new Covid-19 cases, the same as on January 14, and the highest single-day rise since March last. Tally at 88,701 including 4,635 deaths.
JAN 21, 2021 07:29 AM IST
Covishield consignments for Kathmandu and Dhaka arrive at Mumbai airport
Maharashtra: Serum Institute of India’s vaccine consignment containing 10 lakh dosages to be dispatched to Kathmandu and 20 lakh dosages to Dhaka arrive at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/FD1yGadx7l
— ANI (@ANI) January 20, 2021
Consignments containing 1 million Covishield doses for Kathmandu and 2 million for Dhaka arrive at Mumbai airport for delivery.