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  • COVID-19: When should you get hospitalised? Health Ministry lists signs and symptoms May 04, 2021 02:47 PM IST

    COVID-19: When should you get hospitalised? Health Ministry lists signs and symptoms

    Signs and symptoms which require immediate medical attention include difficulty in breathing, dip in oxygen saturation (SpO2 < 94% on room air), persistent pain/pressure in the chest or mental confusion.

  • COVID-19 2nd wave: Lockdown in Bihar till May 15 May 04, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd wave: Lockdown in Bihar till May 15

    Detailed guidelines regarding the lockdown will be decided by the Crisis Management Group, CM Nitish Kumar said.

  • Rickshaw 'ambulance' offers free oxygen, transport for coronavirus patients May 04, 2021 02:32 PM IST

    Rickshaw 'ambulance' offers free oxygen, transport for coronavirus patients

    Mohammad Javed Khan, a 34-year-old driver in the central Indian city of Bhopal, sold his wife's jewellery and converted his three-wheeled vehicle into a small ambulance, fitting it out with an oxygen cylinder, an oximeter to measure oxygen levels in the blood, and other medical supplies.

  • Accenture to provide support, COVID-19 vaccines to 2 lakh employees in India, pledges $25 million for pandemic relief efforts May 04, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    Accenture to provide support, COVID-19 vaccines to 2 lakh employees in India, pledges $25 million for pandemic relief efforts

    “Safety and well-being of our people continues to be our top priority and we are providing care, support and access to vaccines for our eligible people in India who are facing an unprecedented challenge,” Accenture said.

  • Covid vaccine production and availability: What we know so far May 04, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Covid vaccine production and availability: What we know so far

    So far, 15.5 crore doses have been administered since January and the central and state governments along with the private sector aim to get 30 crore more doses in three months until July.

  • IPL 2021 suspended as players across multiple teams test positive for COVID-19 May 04, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    IPL 2021 suspended as players across multiple teams test positive for COVID-19

    IPL 2021 suspended | The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in the tournament, the organisers said, amid the COVID-19 second wave

  • COVID-19 second wave | Two flights carrying aid to India delayed till May 5, says US Department of Defense May 04, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Two flights carrying aid to India delayed till May 5, says US Department of Defense

    Prior to this, a flight carrying 1,000 oxygen cylinders, regulators pulse oxymeters and N95 masks landed in India on May 1, while another flight with 1.25 lakh vials of Remdesivir landed on May 2.

  • Australia walks back 'racist' India ban after backlash May 04, 2021 01:00 PM IST

    Australia walks back 'racist' India ban after backlash

    Around 9,000 Australians are believed to be in India, where hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases are being detected every day and the death toll is soaring. Among those trapped are some of Australia's most high profile sporting stars -- cricketers playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League.

  • IPL 2021 | SRH player tests positive for COVID-19, doubt over today's match: Reports May 04, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    IPL 2021 | SRH player tests positive for COVID-19, doubt over today's match: Reports

    IPL 2021 | The SRH vs MI match, scheduled for May 4, may be rescheduled after a Sunrisers Hyderabad player reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, news reports suggest.

  • IPL 2021 | 'Blood on your hands': Michael Slater slams Australian PM Scott Morrison over India travel ban May 04, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    IPL 2021 | 'Blood on your hands': Michael Slater slams Australian PM Scott Morrison over India travel ban

    Australian residents and citizens are banned from entering the country within 14 days of being in India and those who disobey face fines and jail.

  • Canadian scientists share first images of B.1.1.7 coronavirus mutation May 04, 2021 12:38 PM IST

    Canadian scientists share first images of B.1.1.7 coronavirus mutation

    In a statement, researchers at the University of British Columbia said the pictures provide insight into why the B.1.1.7 mutation is more infectious. They are also examining other variants, including "Indian" B.1.617.

  • COVID-19 vaccination: Yash Raj Films to sponsor jabs for 30,000 registered workers in Bollywood May 04, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination: Yash Raj Films to sponsor jabs for 30,000 registered workers in Bollywood

    The Federation of Western India Cine Employees has sought COVID-19 vaccines for artists, workers and technicians of the industry.

  • Germany cancels Oktoberfest for 2nd year over virus fears May 04, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Germany cancels Oktoberfest for 2nd year over virus fears

    Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder said it was with “heavy hearts” that they decided to call off the festival for which the state is known globally, but that with coronavirus numbers still stubbornly high and German hospitals already struggling, it had to be done.

  • What are the blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? 4 questions answered May 04, 2021 12:07 PM IST

    What are the blood clots associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine? 4 questions answered

    A small number of people in the U.S. have developed dangerous blood clots after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The clots have mostly been occurring in people’s brains and, paradoxically, are associated with low platelet counts.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | These private hospitals have sufficient doses for 2-3 weeks: Report May 04, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | These private hospitals have sufficient doses for 2-3 weeks: Report

    India's vaccination programme was expanded after a deadly second wave of COVID-19 cases began in late-March/early April.

  • In charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now May 04, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    In charts | What you need to know about the COVID-19 surge right now

    India reported more than 3.57 lakh COVID-19 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to over 2.02 crore.

  • COVID-19 second wave | Full lockdown is the only way, says Rahul Gandhi May 04, 2021 11:21 AM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Full lockdown is the only way, says Rahul Gandhi

    In a Twitter post on May 4, Gandhi said that a full lockdown is the “only way” to stop spread of the corona(virus) and that the Centre should protect vulnerable sections of society by implementing NYAY.

  • IPL 2021: CSK-RR clash to be rescheduled after Balaji tests positive for COVID-19 May 04, 2021 10:40 AM IST

    IPL 2021: CSK-RR clash to be rescheduled after Balaji tests positive for COVID-19

    This is the second IPL match to be rescheduled after Monday's Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore game was postponed owing to a couple of KKR players -- Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier -- testing positive.

  • Patanjali's Coronil out of stock even though IMA calls it ‘unscientific product’ for COVID-19 treatment: Report May 04, 2021 09:13 AM IST

    Patanjali's Coronil out of stock even though IMA calls it ‘unscientific product’ for COVID-19 treatment: Report

    Coronil tablets are out of stock at chemists and pharmacy stores across the country, even in major cities such as Delhi, Gurgaon, and Bengaluru,

  • At 2,662, Mumbai reports lowest COVID-19 cases since mid-March May 04, 2021 09:03 AM IST

    At 2,662, Mumbai reports lowest COVID-19 cases since mid-March

    Mumbai, which has been reporting a steady drop in daily COVID-19 infections, had recorded 3,672 new cases and 79 fatalities on Sunday.

  • Covaxin effective against Brazil, UK and Indian 'double mutant' COVID-19 strain: ICMR-NIV study May 04, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    Covaxin effective against Brazil, UK and Indian 'double mutant' COVID-19 strain: ICMR-NIV study

    The B.1.617 variant is also being called a 'double mutant' or the 'Indian strain'.

  • Australia sees remote chance of jail for India travel ban offenders May 04, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    Australia sees remote chance of jail for India travel ban offenders

    Australia last week banned all travellers from India, including its own citizens, entering the country until May 15 due to the surge in COVID-19 cases there, and warned offenders will be prosecuted and penalised.

  • Coronavirus India News Highlights: Punjab reports 7,601 fresh COVID-19 cases May 04, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Punjab reports 7,601 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 15.71 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

  • Pfizer says it told India there is no safety concern with its COVID-19 vaccine May 04, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    Pfizer says it told India there is no safety concern with its COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer, which produces the COVID-19 vaccine with German partner BioNTech, reiterated that it would supply doses only through government contracts.

  • Maharashtra: In a first in 30 days, daily COVID-19 cases fall below 50,000 May 03, 2021 10:40 PM IST

    Maharashtra: In a first in 30 days, daily COVID-19 cases fall below 50,000

    Given the alarming surge in the cases, the state government had imposed lockdown-like curbs in the state on April 5 coupled with prohibitory orders and restrictions on the movement of people.

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