VUI-21APR-02 reclassified as ‘variant of concern’, says U.K. govt.

Move aimed at alerting health authorities all over the world to the threat the mutations on the variant pose Public Health England (PHE) has declared a coronavirus variant, closely related to the Indian Variant (B.1.617) as a Variant of Concern. While such a labelling is specific to the United Kingdom as scientists there are seeing … Read more VUI-21APR-02 reclassified as ‘variant of concern’, says U.K. govt.

Kamala Harris says India’s COVID-19 situation is heartbreaking, assures of more aid

New Delhi: The Vice President of the United States of America Kamala Harris on Friday said the COVID-19 surge and the resultant deaths in India is “nothing short of heartbreaking” and that India’s welfare is critically important to US. The US administration under President Joe Biden has pledged help to India in its hour of need, Harris … Read more Kamala Harris says India’s COVID-19 situation is heartbreaking, assures of more aid

IT hub Bengaluru and its struggle for healthcare

In Bengaluru, poor preparation for the second wave has resulted in mismanagement in the allocation of beds, delays in testing, and oxygen shortage. Afshan Yasmeen, K.V. Aditya Bharadwaj and Chitra V. Ramani report on the crisis engulfing a city once touted to be a popular medical tourism hub. On the night of May 2, Sajidunnissa, … Read more IT hub Bengaluru and its struggle for healthcare

Police Books Former CM Chandrababu Naidu for False Alarm Over Andhra Covid Strain

File photo of TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu. The complaint was lodged by a lawyer Masupogu Subbaiah alleging that Naidu claimed that the coronavirus N440K strain was born in Kurnool city, and caused enormous damage to humans. PTI Amaravati Last Updated:May 07, 2021, 23:53 IST FOLLOW US ON: Police on Friday booked former Chief Minister of … Read more Police Books Former CM Chandrababu Naidu for False Alarm Over Andhra Covid Strain

Manipur imposes total curfew in 7 districts from May 8, state reports 600 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

Imphal: Manipur government on Friday (May 6) decided to impose 24-hour curfew in seven districts for nine days starting Saturday to check spread of the virus. The curfew will be in force in those districts from May 8 till May 17. For rest of the state, night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am shall … Read more Manipur imposes total curfew in 7 districts from May 8, state reports 600 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

India Turns to OPEC Nations Saudi, UAE for Oxygen; World's Largest Cargo Plane Leaves UK with 3 Oxygen Units for India

India has turned to OPEC nations particularly Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait for sourcing medical oxygen in its battle against the world’s worst outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan turned to India’s traditional oil suppliers, consulting his counterparts in Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain to bridge the huge deficit of medical … Read more India Turns to OPEC Nations Saudi, UAE for Oxygen; World's Largest Cargo Plane Leaves UK with 3 Oxygen Units for India

Ahead of India-EU Summit, European Investment Bank Announces Euro 250,000 to Support India's Fight Against Covid-19

The European Investment Bank (EIB) on Friday announced an emergency financial assistance of Euro 250,000 (approx Rs 2.2 crore) to support India’s response to the Covid-19 crisis. The announcement was made a day ahead of a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the heads of state or government of all the 27 European … Read more Ahead of India-EU Summit, European Investment Bank Announces Euro 250,000 to Support India's Fight Against Covid-19

Coronavirus | Malaysian Open postponed

Move a big blow to India’s Olympic hopefuls. The Badminton Association of Malaysia and Badminton World Federation have jointly agreed to postpone the Celcom Axiata Malaysia Open championship scheduled to start from May 25 to 30, according to a BWF release on Friday. “All attempts were made by the organisers and the BWF to provide … Read more Coronavirus | Malaysian Open postponed

Increase oxygen supply to Tamil Nadu immediately: CM MK Stalin writes to PM Modi

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday (May 7) wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting immediate supply of additional medical oxygen, in line with what was agreed in government meetings held on May 1 and 2. The letter mentions that Tamil Nadu is facing a looming oxygen crisis and that the requirement … Read more Increase oxygen supply to Tamil Nadu immediately: CM MK Stalin writes to PM Modi

UK to send 18-tonne oxygen generators, 1,000 ventilators to India amid COVID crisis

New Delhi: The United Kingdom is sending the world’s largest cargo plane carrying three 18-tonne oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators to India as the country battles the COVID-19 surge. Each of the three oxygen generation units – the size of 40ft freight containers – produces 500 litres of oxygen per minute, enough for 50 people … Read more UK to send 18-tonne oxygen generators, 1,000 ventilators to India amid COVID crisis