Breaking: Sikkim announces 7-day lockdown to control COVID-19 surge

New Delhi: The Sikkim government on Friday (May 13) declared a complete lockdown in the state starting from May 17 to May 24 in order to control the surge in COVID-19 cases.  “There shall be a complete lockdown with effect from 5:00 am of May 17 to 5:00 am of May 24 in the entire … Read more

Coronavirus | Grief, groceries, all shared in this fight

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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

Morning digest: Virologist Gagandeep Kang says coronavirus surge may go down by May end, U.S. to support IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. The current COVID-19 surge in India may begin to start tapering between the middle and end of May, virologist Gagandeep Kang said on Wednesday. At a virtual interaction with members of the Indian Women Press Corps, Dr. Kang said, “Best guess estimates from … Read more

Coronavirus | Uddhav Thackeray’s call on oxygen fails to reach Narendra Modi

Prime Minister too busy with Bengal election campaign, Maharahstra Chief Minister told. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reportedly tried to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 about the severe oxygen shortage in the State, but could not get through, because the latter was campaigning in West Bengal, sources in the Chief Minister’s … Read more

Coronavirus | Uddhav Thackeray’s call on oxygen ignored by Narendra Modi

Prime Minister too busy with Bengal election campaign, Maharahstra Chief Minister told. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reportedly tried to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 about the severe oxygen shortage in the State, but could not get through, because the latter was campaigning in West Bengal, sources in the Chief Minister’s … Read more

COVID-19 | New infections scale fresh peak

Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh accounted for 77.7% of the new cases in the last 24 hours. A year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a ‘janta curfew’ that ended up being a prelude to the national lockdown on March 25 last year, new daily cases skyrocketed to 43,846 — a new high … Read more

Global coronavirus count surpasses 79 million – Times of India

MARYLAND: With no respite from the Covid-19 surge , the global coronavirus caseload has crossed 79 million mark, as per the latest updates by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As of Saturday, 9:53 am IST, the Covid-19 dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU reported that the total Covid-19 cases around … Read more

Covid-19 in Delhi: 3.7 lakh surveyed, first time RT-PCR tests more than antigen tests | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: For the first time, the number of RT-PCR tests in Delhi has exceeded the number of rapid antigen tests, while over 3.7 lakh people have been surveyed as part of the efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus in the national capital, the Union home ministry said on Sunday. Amid the spurt in … Read more