India recorded the biggest single-day spike of 40,425 fresh cases in 24 hours. While there are 'success stories' like Delhi that seem to have to have turned the clock on Coronavirus, there are new hotspots that are emerging around the country. Covid projections in the coming month looks dismal as the...
President Donald Trump said the coronavirus outbreak is as under control as it can get in the United States, where roughly 156,000 people have died amid a patchy response to the public health crisis. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
Maryland-based biotechnology company, Novavax, said on Tuesday its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced antibodies against the novel coronavirus and appears to be safe, according to an early-stage study. President of Research and Development, Dr. Gregory Glenn told Reuters the experimental vaccine “looked good in animals. Now it looks really good in people."
From another minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet testing positive for infection, to the progress report of India's indigenously-developed vaccine candidates - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Union minister of petroleum and natural gas, and steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, tested positive days after Union Home minister Amit Shah confirmed his positive diagnosis. Meanwhile, other members of the Union cabinet, like Ravi Shankar Prasad and Babul Supriyo, are quarantining themselves as a precaution. On the medical front, India's two vaccine candidates have completed phase 1 of human clinical trials. The vaccines have been developed by Bharat Biotech, ICMR and Zydus Cadila. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to allow all places of worship to reopen from August 16. Earlier, the authorities had decided to cancel the annual Amarnath Yatra due to the Covid pandemic. In economic news, the International Monetary Fund has said that Covid might exacerbate the narrowing of global current account imbalances which was happening due to trade slowdown in 2019. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Uttarakhand's Valley of Flowers, a UNESCO World Heritage site, has been opened for tourists by the state government. Tourists have to show their 72-hour old COVID-19 negative report to enter the valley. Joshimath SDM, Anil Chanyal, said "Tourists from outside the state also allowed. They need to upload their COVID-19 negative certificate 72 hours prior to their visit."
Uttarakhand Congress MLA Harish Dhami had a narrow escape after he slipped and fell into a flooded rivulet in Dharchula area of Pithoragarh. MLA Harish Dhami, however, escaped with minor injuries after party workers and supporters accompanying him swiftly got him out of the rivulet. The incident happened when the MLA was returning after visiting a flood hit village. The water level suddenly and the MLA lost control and fell. Dhami was given first aid by some Army personnel who were deputed nearby. The water is filled with thick muck and debris due to the landslides in the area, which makes it very dangerous for locals as well. The hill state has witnessed heavy rainfall in the last couple of weeks leading to landslides and flooded rivulets. Several temporary bridges have also been destroyed leading due to the swelling rivulets. Disaster relief teams have been working on overdrive to help people affected by floods and landslides across the state. Connectivity to many villages have been affected due to landslides throwing life out of gear in the hill state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Union Health Ministry on August 04 briefed the media in Delhi, over the current COVID-19 situation in nation. Speaking in press conference, Ministry of Health, Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan stated that..
From the Russian government planning to roll out a mass vaccination drive from October 2020 after getting vaccine clearance by August, to India's case fatality rate dropping to 2.15%, the lowest since..
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India on Friday saw a record daily spike with over 55,000 Covid-19 cases and has now overtaken countries like Italy, France and Spain in the death toll and is now at number 5 in the world. Though, the..
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