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Coronavirus disease 2019: Disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The first case was identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.


Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19: NFL [Video]

Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19: NFL

Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson, the NFL's reigning Most Valuable Player, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Ravens rescheduled game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, a..

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Gujarat: 5 killed in Rajkot Covid-19 hospital fire, PM Modi condoles deaths [Video]

Gujarat: 5 killed in Rajkot Covid-19 hospital fire, PM Modi condoles deaths

At least five people died in a fire that broke out at a Covid hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot. Incident took place on Thursday night at Uday Shivanand Hospital in Mavdi. PM Modi condoled the deaths and..

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Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Designed Designed In 2 Days [Video]

Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Designed Designed In 2 Days

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine candidate is 94.5% effective at protecting people against COVID-19. The candidate took under a year to develop and test, which is years faster than previous vaccines. The..

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Questions over AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine data [Video]

Questions over AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine data

British drugmaker AstraZeneca is working with regulators to investigate a lower dosage of its vaccine that performed better than a full dosage, a spokesman for the company said on Thursday, after its..

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Dosing Mix-up Raises Questions About New COVID Vaccine [Video]

Dosing Mix-up Raises Questions About New COVID Vaccine

A manufacturing error is raising concerns about a promising COVID-19 vaccine being developed. The vaccine was developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. Less than a..

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Elephant safari resumes in Jaipur's Amer Fort [Video]

Elephant safari resumes in Jaipur's Amer Fort

Elephant rides at Jaipur's Amer Fort resumed after months-long closure. The rides were prohibited due to COVID pandemic. Mahouts breathed a sigh of relief after state govt granted permission. Elephant..

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Rome airport to offer COVID-tested flights to/from U.S. [Video]

Rome airport to offer COVID-tested flights to/from U.S.

Rome's Fiumicino airport will run COVID-tested flights to and from the United States operated by Delta Air Lines and Alitalia, it said on Thursday, adding it will be the first airport in Europe to..

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Meet the scientists fighting misinformation and educating people about COVID vaccines [Video]

Meet the scientists fighting misinformation and educating people about COVID vaccines

Team Halo is hoping to answer questions from those sceptical or hesitant about COVID vaccines. View on euronews

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Watch: Bhupesh Baghel mocks Modi govt over Covid vaccine l #HTLS2020 [Video]

Watch: Bhupesh Baghel mocks Modi govt over Covid vaccine l #HTLS2020

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel lashed out at the Modi government over the Covid vaccine distribution plans. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Baghel..

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Our first priority for COVID vaccine accessibility will be friends like Nepal: Indian Foreign Secy [Video]

Our first priority for COVID vaccine accessibility will be friends like Nepal: Indian Foreign Secy

Foreign Secretary of India Harsh V Shringla, who is on 2-day visit to met Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli. He said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it clear that we'll ensure COVID-19 vaccine is not just for..

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PM explains reason for ‘new approach’ to Covid tier system [Video]

PM explains reason for ‘new approach’ to Covid tier system

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the new tiered coronavirus restrictions for England are essential to keep the disease under control. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at..

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Iain Duncan Smith reflects on England’s new Covid tiers [Video]

Iain Duncan Smith reflects on England’s new Covid tiers

Former Conservative Party leader Iain Duncan Smith reacts to the government’s latest announcement on how England’s new Covid tier system will work, once the country comes out of its national..

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PM Modi to visit Serum Institute of India to review COVID vaccine production [Video]

PM Modi to visit Serum Institute of India to review COVID vaccine production

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Serum Institute of India in Pune on November 28 to review COVID vaccine production. Divisional Commissioner of Pune, Saurabh Rao said, "Prime Minister Narendra..

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Covid battle to Cong leadership question: CM Baghel's full session at #HTLS2020 [Video]

Covid battle to Cong leadership question: CM Baghel's full session at #HTLS2020

Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, opened up on a variety of issues on Day 3 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020. He criticised the Central government for not being of much help..

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'PM sought 21 days on Covid': CM Baghel says Centre didn't help much #HTLS2020 [Video]

'PM sought 21 days on Covid': CM Baghel says Centre didn't help much #HTLS2020

Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, spoke on the Covid-19 pandemic and Central government's role in the battle. He was speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit...

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Covid-19 caseload in India limbs to 93,09,787

India's Covid​-19 tally of cases climbed to 93.09 lakh with 43,082 new cases in a day, while 87,18,517 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 93.64 per cent on Friday,..
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Noting that the experiences from the Covid-era hold lessons for both India and the United Arab Emirates, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has discussed further opportunities to work together with..
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BREAKING: Fire breaks out at ICU of COVID hospital Gujarat's Rajkot, 3 dead

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Daily infections hold steady, active cases are on rise

. There were little signs yet of the feared second wave of the pandemic as nationwide cases totalled up to 43,279 on Thursday, a slight drop from Wednesday's count of 44,739, as per data collated by..
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India to consider clinical trials data of two full doses of AstraZeneca vaccine

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Foreign Secretary Shringla assures Nepal on COVID vaccine; both agree to advance cooperation

FS Shringla handed over 2000 vials of Remdesivir as part of New Delhi's assistance to Nepal to deal with the COVID crisis.
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COVID-19: UP govt restricts number of attendees for marriages in Noida; check guidelines

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GHMC: BJP promises to give COVID vaccine with free electricity, water in Hyderabad elections

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Actively considering imposing lockdown, night curfew in Delhi: AAP govt to HC

AAP govt informed the Delhi High Court that it is actively considering imposing night curfews or lockdown and the same would depend on COVID situation
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Covid-19: PM Modi to visit Serum Institute of India in Pune on Nov 28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday visit the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for Covid-19 vaccine, a..
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Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai tests positive for COVID-19; third minister in Kejriwal govt to get infected

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Active Covid cases rise for 2nd day in a row; day’s toll 500+

India’s active Covid-19 cases rose for the second straight day on Wednesday - signalling a post-Diwali spurt in the pandemic with fresh infections outnumbering the recoveries — even as Delhi showed..
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Ahmed Patel, Congress’s man for all seasons, dies at 71

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MHA issues new COVID-19 guidelines from Dec 1; here's what's allowed, what's not

States and UTs may impose local restrictions, with a view to containing the spread of COVID-19, the MHA guidelines said.
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India's Covid-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; no. of active cases increases by 6,079

India's Covid-19 caseload went past 92 lakh with 44,376 new cases reported in a day, while the number of recoveries surged to 86.42 lakh, the health ministry said on Wednesday.
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Congress veteran leader Ahmed Patel dies following COVID complications

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India’s active Covid cases up again

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SC: Why not cap RT-PCR test price at 400?

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Centre’s response to a PIL which sought capping of RT-PCR test for Covid-19 at Rs 400 for both government and private labs and hospitals, saying the cost of..
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States told to gear up for post-inoculation checks

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Will follow scientific advice on time and choice of vaccine: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India would go by scientific advice in deciding which Covid-19 vaccine to use, emphasising that “safety is as important as speed” even as he said it was..
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