Africa's Covid-19 cases pass 4.34 mn: Africa CDC
Cuba surpasses 85,000 Covid-19 infections
  • Cuba surpasses 85,000 Covid-19 infections(02:20)

    Havana, April 12 (IANS) Cuba reported five deaths and 1,040 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the death toll to 453 and the total number of cases to 85,572, the Ministry of Public Health reported.

Argentina surpasses 2.5 mn cases of Covid-19
  • Argentina surpasses 2.5 mn cases of Covid-19(01:06)

    Buenos Aires, April 12 (IANS) The Argentinean Ministry of Health reported that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has risen to 2,517,300, with 57,647 deaths.

New Covid cases cross 10K mark in Karnataka
  • New Covid cases cross 10K mark in Karnataka(23:38)

    Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) A record 10,250 new Covid cases were registered in a day across Karnataka, with its state capital Bengaluru accounting for 7,584 cases, said the state health bulletin on Sunday.

Gujarat heading towards health emergency, says HC
  • Gujarat heading towards health emergency, says HC(23:26)

    Gandhinagar, April 11 (IANS) Taking a serious note of the worsening coronavirus situation, especially on the healthcare system and infrastructure, the Gujarat High Court on Sunday observed that the state was heading towards a health emergency.

2,663 buses operate in Karnataka despite staff strike
  • 2,663 buses operate in Karnataka despite staff strike(23:14)

    Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) Even as the indefinite strike by the employees of the Karnataka transport corporation over wage hike entered fifth day, 2,663 buses were operated across the state, as some drivers and conductors returned to work, an official said on Sunday.

Karnataka BJP minister tests Covid positive
Telangana issues orders for Rs 1,000 penalty on not wearing mask
Gurugram logs highest single-day spike of 1,084 Covid cases
Covid cases continue to zoom in Gujarat, touch new high of 5.5K
CAIT calls for staggered timings for different sectors amid Covid surge
Andhra clocks 3,495 fresh Covid infections
  • Andhra clocks 3,495 fresh Covid infections(21:14)

    Amaravati, April 11 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported 3,495 new Covid cases, pushing the tally to 9,25,401, while the state's active infections climbed to 20,954.

Covid second wave to peak in Karnataka in May: Minister
  • Covid second wave to peak in Karnataka in May: Minister(21:06)

    Bengaluru, April 11 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus across Karnataka is set to peak by the first week of May and taper off subsequently, Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Sunday, as 10,250 new cases were reported from across the state.

Delhi BJP launches 'tika utsav' at 140 MCD health facilities
  • Delhi BJP launches 'tika utsav' at 140 MCD health facilities(21:02)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Acting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for "tika utsav (vaccination festival)", the Delhi BJP on Sunday launched the campaign at all the Municipal Corporation-run 140 health facilities, and saw a huge response from the people.

Delhi touches new Covid high, at over 10K cases
  • Delhi touches new Covid high, at over 10K cases(20:26)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The national capital on Sunday registered 10,732 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the single-day highest spike since the pandemic broke out early last year, while there were 48 more deaths, as per the Delhi health bulletin.

New vaccines to be launched soon to protect pigs, sheep
  • New vaccines to be launched soon to protect pigs, sheep(20:02)
    By Pramod Kumar Jha

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A vaccine has been prepared to protect pigs from classical swine fever for which rabbits would no longer be slaughtered because a vaccine developed by indigenous technology is going to hit the market very soon. Developed by cell culture method, this vaccine would also be much cheaper. An Ahmedabad-based company has recently got the rights to commercially produce classical swine fever vaccine developed by scientists in the country as well as Sheep pox vaccine.

Chennai beaches to stay shut on weekends till further notice
  • Chennai beaches to stay shut on weekends till further notice(19:52)

    Chennai, April 11 (IANS) In wake of the surging Covid cases, the Tamil Nadu government said that beaches of Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram will be out of bounds for public on all weekends from Sunday onwards, as well as on government holidays.

J&K sees 915 new Covid cases, 5 deaths as surge continues
Vaccination drive a 'crusade', not 'utsav', says Chidambaram
  • Vaccination drive a 'crusade', not 'utsav', says Chidambaram(19:32)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching a four-day countrywide "Tika Utsav" (inoculation festival) from Sunday, Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram criticised him for terming it a festival, while seeking more approved vaccines be allowed and reiterating the demand of universal vaccination.

PM tells Karnataka to focus on micro containment zones
Can natural antioxidants help fight new GI symptoms in Covid patients?
  • Can natural antioxidants help fight new GI symptoms in Covid patients?(18:20)
    By Vivek Singh Chauhan

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) As many Covid-19 patients in the country are experiencing gastrointestinal (GI)-related symptoms in the second wave, which is now more lethal, health experts on Sunday emphasised that consumption of natural antioxidants might help fight the new GI symptoms.

Covid spike: India prohibits exports of remdesivir
  • Covid spike: India prohibits exports of remdesivir(18:20)

    New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) In wake of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, India on Sunday prohibited the exports of remdesivir injections and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) till the situation improves.

Covid spike sees pubs, restaurants' business dip 40%
Himachal makes Covid negative report mandatory for entry
  • Himachal makes Covid negative report mandatory for entry(18:00)

    Shimla, April 11 (IANS) Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases around the country, Himachal Pradesh on Sunday made it mandatory for people coming from seven high load states to produce a RT-PCR negative report obtained within 72 hours of entry, from April 16 onwards.

S. Korea resumes AstraZeneca shots, those under 30 excluded