Day: July 19, 2021

Cuba, gripped by unrest, battles highest COVID caseload in the Americas

HAVANA, July 19 – Cuba, which kept coronavirus infections low last year, now has the highest rate of contagion per capita in Latin America. That has strained its healthcare sector and helped stoke rare protests that have roiled the Communist-run island. The Caribbean nation of 11 million people […]

Virus surge fears, UK leader’s quarantine, mar ‘Freedom Day’

LONDON — Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom. For clubbers and nightclub owners, the moment […]

Anger as French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horrors

PARIS — A French Holocaust survivor has denounced anti-vaccination protesters comparing themselves to Jews who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during World War II. French officials and anti-racism groups joined the 94-year-old in expressing indignation. As more than 100,000 people marched around France against government vaccine rules on […]

Microsoft Exchange email hack was caused by China, US says

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday blamed China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world earlier this year. The administration and allied nations also disclosed a broad range of other cyberthreats from Beijing, including ransomware attacks from government-affiliated hackers […]

India seeks lower oil prices as high pump prices bite

NEW DELHI, July 19 – India is in talks with crude producers about securing more affordable oil prices after tax-laden pump prices of gasoline and gasoil surged to record highs in Asia’s third-largest economy, adding to inflation. India, the world’s third-biggest oil importer and consumer, ships in over […]

Heavy rains cripple Indian cities; at least 35 killed

MUMBAI, July 19 – India’s capital New Delhi and the main financial centre of Mumbai were drenched with heavy rain on Monday, a day after at least 35 people were killed across the country in landslides and house collapses triggered by downpours. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has […]

El Salvador ‘House of Horrors’ killings shock nation numbed to violence

CHALCHUAPA, El Salvador, July 19 – Neighbors knew something was wrong in that squat green house when a young woman’s screams pierced the quiet of their neighborhood in Chalchuapa, a small town about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from San Salvador, this nation’s capital. Jacquelinne Palomo Lima, 26, and […]

India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 40.64 Cr

Recovery Rate increases to 97.32% 38,164 Daily New Cases reported in last 24 hours India’s Active Caseload (4,21,665) presently constitutes 1.35% of total cases Daily Positivity Rate (2.61%) less than 3% for 28 consecutive days DELHI, JULY 19: India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded40.64crores. Cumulatively, 40,64,81,493 vaccine doses have been […]

B.1.617.2, known as the Delta variant, is around 40-60 percent more transmissible than Alpha Variant- Dr. N K Arora, Co- Chair, INSACOG

“Current vaccines are effective against Delta Variant as per the studies undertaken by ICMR on the issue” “Any future waves will be controlled and delayed if more people get vaccinated and follow COVID-Appropriate Behaviour effectively” It is difficult to say that the disease caused due to Delta Variant […]

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