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New Covid cases dip to 349 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) In a relief to the virus-ravaged Karnataka, new Covid cases declined to 349 on Sunday from 521 on Saturday, while 324 recovered in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
92% faced difficulty in registering for vaccination via Co-WIN
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Only 8 per cent of those who tried to get the Covid vaccine appointment on Co-WIN site or app were able to do so, as per a Local Circles survey.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
1,576 senior citizens vaccinated on Day 1 in Karnataka
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) As many as 1,576 senior citizens above 60 years of age took the first dose of the anti-Covid vaccine in private and state-run hospitals across Karnataka on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
34 countries in queue to receive Covid vaccines: Jaishankar (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The coronavirus vaccine - one of the world's most in-demand commodities - has become a new currency for international diplomacy, in which India seems to be having an upper hand over its competitor China.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
PM's gesture may give boost to Covaxin
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Covaxin, India's first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19, received a shot in the arm with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, among other senior politicians, choosing to take the jab on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Many return without vaccine jab at some govt hospitals in Delhi
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The vaccination drive against coronavirus for people above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities began on Monday with many facing a tough time at several government hospitals in the city. Senior citizens who turned up to get vaccinated at the centres without prior registration expressed their anger as many of them had to return without getting vaccinated.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
J&K reports 63 fresh Covid cases
Jammu, March 1 (IANS) J&K on Monday reported 63 new Covid cases, even as 56 people were discharged after recovery, health officials said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
308 centres for 2nd phase vaccination in Delhi: Minister
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) As the second phase of the vaccination drive began in the Capital on Monday, the Delhi government said as many as 308 centres have been set up in 192 hospitals for the vaccination.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Centenarian takes first dose of Covid vaccine in Hyd
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) A 100-year-old man on Monday took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a private hospital here and said that he wants to enjoy the social life.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Provide 5five free masks to violators: Haryana CM
Chandigarh, March 1 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday issued directions to provide at least five free masks to those not wearing them in public and start the drive to impose fine on the violators.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Smooth Covid vaccination process at hospitals in Delhi
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The second phase of the corona vaccination drive which began on Monday for senior citizens who are 60 years and above at hospitals in the national capital went smoothly despite some problems while downloading the Co-WIN app.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Arunachal reports zero Covid cases for 10 days
Itanagar/Agartala, March 1 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh has reported zero Covid cases during the last ten days, even as the state's recovery rate stands at 99.67 per cent, the second highest in the country after the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu having a recovery rate at 99.82 per cent, health officials said on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Arunachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
2nd phase of vaccine drive begins, elderly people queue up
Gurugram, March 1 (IANS) The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive in Gurugram began on Monday as elderly citizens queued up to receive their first vaccine jabs, health officials said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
CM, cabinet to take Covid vaccine: Kerala Health Minister
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Monday said that in a day or two Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, ministers and legislators will be taking the Covid vaccine.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Follow '5-a-day' rule for longer, healthier life
New York, March 1 (IANS) If you are scouting for a magic potion to live a longer and healthy life, try five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, in which two are fruits and three are vegetables, according to new research that combed through studies representing nearly 2 million adults globally.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Nitish takes first jab as Bihar launches free vax campaign
Patna, March 1 (IANS) After frontline health workers and Corona warriors, a vaccination drive for those aged above 60 and those above 45 with co-morbidities began in Bihar on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
'Modi taking his 1st jab will help promote vax drive'
Bengaluru, March 1 (IANS) BJP leaders including Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Monday heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the Covid-19 vaccine jab at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi and appealed to the people to join in the fight against the pandemic.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
People queue up for Covid jabs at Gzb pvt hospitals
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 1 (IANS) As the third phase of Covid vaccination took off on Monday for all above 60 years and those with comorbidities above 45 years of age at a minimal price at private hospitals and for free at government units, long queues were witnessed at Ghaziabad hospitals.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Covid vaccination underway at 93 centres in Telangana
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Telangana's health minister Eatala Rajender on Monday launched the second phase of Covid vaccination by receiving the first dose at government-run Area Hospital at Huzurabad.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Vaccination opens for senior citizens, above 45s in Andhra
Amaravati, March 1 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday commenced the third phase of Coronavirus vaccination, opening the opportunity to senior citizens above 60 and people with comorbidities above 45 years of age.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Raj Guv gets first dose of Covid vax
Jaipur, March 1 (IANS) Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra was administered the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at Raj Bhavan here on Monday.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Vice President Naidu takes home-grown jab in Chennai
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) After Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has also announced that he has received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a government hospital in Chennai, kicking off an expansion of the country's immunisation campaign that began in mid-January with healthcare workers.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
'One jab of either Pfizer or Oxford-AstraZeneca offers 90% protection'
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Just one vaccine shot reduces the risk of being hospitalised by Covid-19 by more than 90 per cent, according to new findings, Daily Mail reported.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Elderly queue up for vaccine jab on optimistic note
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) As the vaccination drive for people above 60 years and those in the 45-59 age bracket with comorbidities began on Monday, the elderly people were seen queuing up at several hospitals in the national capital.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Sleep apnea could be linked to memory issues
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) A disorder called obstructive sleep apnea that occurs when breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep is common in people with thinking and memory problems, says a new study.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
AustralaSian Covid-19 trial starts in India
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The AustralaSian Covid-19 trial (ASCOT) which aims to discover which existing treatments are most effective in hospitalised patients has been expanded into India.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Felt honoured after vaccinating PM: AIIMS Nurse
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) It was a moment of great surprise for P.Niveda, nursing officer at AIIMS here, when she was asked to administer the first shot of vaccine to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday morning.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
RGCB certifies Aerolyz air steriliser
Thiruvananthapuram, March 1 (IANS) In a path-breaking fight against Covid-19, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram, the national autonomous institute under the Department of Biotechnology, has certified Aerolyz, the patented air steriliser operating in visible light photo-catalytic technology as 100 per cent safe air treatment sterilisation technology for air-conditioned, closed environments.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech,Technology
India with 15.5K new cases touches 1.11Cr
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Fresh Covid-19 cases are showing a worrying upward trend over the last two weeks. Single-day rise of 15,510 new Covid cases reported in the last 24 hours pushed India's tally to 1,11,12,241 on Monday, while 106 fatalities mounted the death toll to 1,57,157, the Union Health Ministry said.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Brazil reports 34,027 new Covid cases
Brasilia, March 1 (IANS) Amid the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brazil reported 34,027 new cases and 721 additional deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Brazil,Health/Medicine
Modi receives his 1st Covid vaccine dose at AIIMS (Ld)
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first dose of Covid vaccine here at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday, leading the country in the third phase of the inoculation drive as a massive chunk of population aged above 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities prepare to take the shots.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
English families with school-going kids to get tested
London, March 1 (IANS) Families across England with school-going children will be eligible for two rapid coronavirus tests a week when students return to classrooms, according to UK health authorities.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
CoWIN opens for self-registration
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) The phase 3 of Covid vaccination started on Monday and the Co-WIN portal also started the self registration for the 27 crore elligible for the shots, who are above 60 and those above 45 years with comorbidities.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Private hospitals to hold Covid jab camps in UP
Lucknow, March 1 (IANS) As the next phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive for people above 60 years and those above 45 years, having comorbidities, begins from Monday, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has directed all districts to organise vaccination in at least one private hospital and a government hospital.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
NY Covid-19 hospitalisations drop to lowest level
New York, March 1 (IANS) Covid-19 hospitalisations in New York state has dropped to its lowest since December 9, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an official statement.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US CDC recommends J&J's Covid vaccine
Washington, March 1 (IANS) The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine for Americans who are 18 years of age and older, a final clearance for the jab after it was authorised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Cuba's daily Covid cases lowest in 3 weeks
Havana, March 1 (IANS) With 618 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, Cuba registered its lowest number of single-day infections in the last three weeks, the Ministry of Public Health reported.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Cuba,Health/Medicine
Modi receives his 1st Covid vaccine dose at AIIMS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first dose of Covid vaccine here at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Monday, right before the country starts the drive to inoculate a massive chunk of population aged above 60 and above 45 with comorbidities.
2021-03-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 cases top 114 million: Johns Hopkins
Washington, March 1 (IANS) The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 114 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.53 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-03-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Tunisia reports 662 new Covid-19 cases, 233,277 in total
Tunis, March 1 (IANS) Tunisian Health Ministry reported 662 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total number of infections in the country to 233,277.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Tunisia,Health/Medicine
Vaccinating teachers against Covid-19 by March 30: Bangladesh PM
Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said teachers and officials of educational institutions in the country should be vaccinated against the Covid-19 by March 30.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Bangladesh,Health/Medicine
China-donated COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Philippines
Manila, March 1 (IANS) A batch of Sinovac vaccine CoronaVac donated by China arrived in the Philippines on Sunday, the first Covid-19 vaccine to reach the Southeast Asian country.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Philippines,Health/Medicine
Romania's Covid-19 cases top 800,000
Bucharest, March 1 (IANS) Romania reported 2,830 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 801,994, the official data showed on Sunday.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Romania,Health/Medicine
France reports nearly 20,000 new coronavirus cases, 122 deaths
Paris, March 1 (IANS) France registered 19,952 new coronavirus infection cases and 122 related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the Public Health Agency on Sunday.
2021-03-01
Category: International, France,National,Health/Medicine
521 new Covid cases spike again in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Feb 28 (IANS) Reversing the trend, 521 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, while 350 patients recovered, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Co-WIN to open for self-registration from Monday
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Registration on Co-WIN, the government portal for Covid-19 vaccination drive, will open at 9 a.m. on Monday and the beneficiaries can avail on-site registrations wherein they can walk into identified centres, get themselves registered and get vaccinated.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Protein linked to reduced severity of Covid
Toronto, Feb 28 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that increased levels of the protein OAS1 are associated with reduced mortality and less severe disease requiring ventilation among patients with Covid-19.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Canada,Health/Medicine
58 new Covid cases, 1 death reported in J&K
Jammu, Feb 28 (IANS) Jammu & Kashmir reported reported 58 new Covid cases and one pandemic related death in the last 24 hours while 62 patients recovered from the deadly virus on Sunday.
2021-02-28
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Zimbabwean doctors give Sinopharm vaccine thumbs up
Harare, Feb 28 (IANS) Some Zimbabwean doctors who are part of the frontline workers inoculated with their first doses of the Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine donated by China, have said it is safe, and also encouraged others to get the jab, the media reported.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Zimbabwe,Health/Medicine
Why some Covid strains are more infectious than others
New York, Feb 28 (IANS) A team of researchers has discovered one reason that likely makes SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, so much more infectious than SARS-CoV-1, which caused the 2003 SARS outbreak.
2021-02-28
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine