Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Coronavirus News
  • Global Covid-19 caseload tops 136.4mn Global Covid-19 caseload tops 136.4mn

    The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 136.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.94 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

  • British variant of COVID-19 not as severe as feared - Reports British variant of COVID-19 not as severe as feared - Reports

    A highly contagious variant of COVID-19 first identified in Britain does not cause more severe disease in hospitalised patients, according to a new study published in the medical journal The Lancet...

  • Fears of Superspreader: It’s time to rethink the Olympics Fears of Superspreader: It’s time to rethink the Olympics

    In July, yet another wildly over-budget Summer Games will begin, for which 11,000 athletes, with coaches, officials, and workers from all corners of the globe will descend in Tokyo. But it’s time to...

  • Lack of Access: Vax inequities hinder COVID-19 response Lack of Access: Vax inequities hinder COVID-19 response

    Global leaders warned at a World Bank–IMF meeting that the lack of access to vaccines in the developing world and low-income nations would not just exacerbate global financial and health inequalities...

  • Numerous problems in RT-PCR reports in Delhi causing turmoil: Nurses' body Numerous problems in RT-PCR reports in Delhi causing turmoil: Nurses' body

    RT-PCR reports taking 72 hours, patients having to go to the centre many times to collect the reports and numerous delays due to non-receipt of reports are among the issues that have been flagged by...

  • Districts witness crackdown on violators, vaccination at doorsteps Districts witness crackdown on violators, vaccination at doorsteps

    The Coimbatore Corporation has begun cracking down on violators following a sharp rise in the number of cases and ramp up vaccination drive. The district records more than 600 cases per day.

  • Limited vax availability worries public waiting for second dose Limited vax availability worries public waiting for second dose

    Even as the vaccination drive is being promoted in the State, people awaiting a second dose of Covaxin are finding it difficult to get the vaccine due to the fewer number of vaccination sites. People...

  • Editorial: Sensex catches the virus Editorial: Sensex catches the virus

    The all-encompassing shockwave from the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t even spared India’s stock markets, as Monday witnessed a bloodbath, the likes of which hasn’t been seen in a long time.

  • 1.32 lakh people booked in 4 days for not wearing masks 1.32 lakh people booked in 4 days for not wearing masks

    As soon as the polling was completed in the State on April 6, the police started cracking the whip on people for not wearing masks in public places and not maintaining social distance.

  • 6,711 new cases, 19 deaths logged in TN 6,711 new cases, 19 deaths logged in TN

    Tamil Nadu recorded 6,711 more COVID cases, including eight imported ones, on Monday. Among them, Chennai account for a lion’s share of 2,105. The total number of cases in the State now stands at...