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.

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