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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Nov 18 – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: About 100 million have or had long COVID, study estimates More than 40% of COVID-19 survivors worldwide have had lingering after-effects of the illness, researchers from the University of Michigan estimate. This was based […]

Respiratory complaints among children spike as Delhi pollution worsens

NEW DELHI, Nov 17 – Worsening air quality in India’s capital New Delhi has led to a spike in chronic respiratory conditions such as asthma among children, and prolonged exposure to deadly pollutants could impair their cognitive development, doctors said. Pollution has been hitting dangerous levels across New […]

More kids in hospital, schools shut as smog smothers Delhi

NEW DELHI, Nov 17 – More children are in hospital with breathing problems as pollution levels remain dangerously high in New Delhi, doctors warned on Wednesday, and the government shut five power stations and extended school closures to try to contain the crisis. The city of 20 million […]

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period?

Can COVID-19 vaccines affect my period? It’s not known, but researchers are starting to study the issue. Vaccines are designed to activate your immune system, and some experts have wondered if that could temporarily disrupt menstrual cycles. So far, reports of irregular bleeding have been anecdotal. And it’s […]

New ‘very infectious’ COVID strain spreading fast among younger age group, says AP govt

Amaravati, May 6: The very infectious strains of coronavirus, B.1.617 and B.1, are currently found in the COVID-19 positives in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana and spreading fast in younger age groups, apart from adults. The N440K is neither a ‘variant of interest’ nor is virulent now, the state […]

India records 24,712 new coronavirus cases

MUMBAI – India recorded 24,712 new coronavirus infections, taking its total to 10.12 million, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday. COVID-19 infections are decreasing in India, with 23,788 new infections reported on average each day, according to a Reuters tally. The country, which has recorded the […]

India may need to spend $1.8 billion on COVID-19 vaccines in first phase, documents show

NEW DELHI – India will have to spend $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion in the first phase of a coronavirus vaccination programme, even after getting support under the COVAX global vaccine-sharing scheme, according to estimates by the GAVI vaccines alliance. India, which has the world’s second highest caseload […]

Vaccine ‘hesitancy’ rises among Indians as virus cases fall – survey

MUMBAI – Many Indians appear hesitant to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as infections have fallen sharply since a mid-September peak and some people are worried about possible side-effects here, according to a survey of 18,000 people released on Thursday. India reported 24,037 new infections on Thursday – fewer than […]

India records 26,355 new coronavirus cases

MUMBAI – India recorded 26,355 new coronavirus cases, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday, making it the third straight day that daily infections in the country have stayed below 30,000. India has recorded 9.93 million infections so far, the second highest in the world after the […]

COVID-19: Active caseload falls below 4 lakh in country

New Delhi, Dec 7: India’s coronavirus infections rose to 96.77 lakh, while the active caseload fell below 4 lakh and the recoveries surged to 91.39 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 96,77,203 with 32,981 new infections being reported […]

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