May 13, 2021 09:30 PM IST
Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr in a subdued mood for a second year as the COVID-19 pandemic again forced mosque closings and family separations on the holiday, marking the end of Ramadan.
- May 13, 2021 07:44 PM IST
As new variants of coronavirus keep emerging, the same mutations are found to be cropping up again and again in these variants, making the virus more troublesome and deadly. What are these mutations, what do they do, and what do they mean for the pandemic? Here’s answer to these questions. Take a look…
- May 13, 2021 04:18 PM IST
A look at districts with highest weekly test positivity rate in the ten states that account for highest active caseload in India underlines the massive spread of the coronavirus infection beyond big cities.
- May 13, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Inside Mumbai's BKC jumbo field hospital, a health worker adjusts the oxygen mask of a COVID-19 patient as doctors, nurses and specialists keep a close eye and monitor hundreds of sick people.
- May 13, 2021 12:29 PM IST
As WHO warns that B1617, the virus variant first detected in India, could be more contagious than most, a look at some SARS-CoV-2 strains being reported in the world today.
- May 10, 2021 06:39 PM IST
As COVID-19 deaths climb to new peaks in Argentina, the intensive care unit at the San Andres clinic in the capital is oddly silent.
- May 10, 2021 05:07 PM IST
Mucormycosis, a life-threatening infection colloquially termed black fungus, is being reported among COVID-19 patients and survivors in India. If left untreated, this can result in blindness and even death.
- May 10, 2021 01:46 PM IST
Despite public opposition, all signs point to the Olympics opening on July 23. Japan has officially spent $15.4 billion on the Olympics — some estimates suggest twice that — and the International Olympic Committee relies on billions in television broadcast income that has been stalled by the pandemic.
- May 09, 2021 08:14 PM IST
Greece fared well in keeping the first wave of the pandemic under control last year but a resurgence in cases pushed health services to the limit and prompted authorities to impose a second lockdown in November.
- May 09, 2021 04:14 PM IST
Cases are still rising at record pace in the world’s second-most populous nation. Alongside a slowdown in vaccination, states have gone to court over oxygen shortages as hospitals struggle to treat a running line of COVID-19 patients.
- May 09, 2021 02:28 PM IST
From the world's largest plane's second test flight to drones forming a logo of the UEFA Euro Cup, take a look at some quirky images from around the world.
- May 09, 2021 10:34 AM IST
The nine-day lockdown in Kerala will remain in force till midnight of May 16.
- May 08, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Spain has set the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of its adult population — some 33 million people — by the end of August. After being slowed by delays in shipments from drug makers, the country has sped up its vaccination efforts and now has gotten at least one shot to almost 13 million people.
- May 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST
The US has been non-committal about India’s move to get Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver to COVID-19 vaccines at WTO. Now it has decided to offer its support to the proposal.
- May 08, 2021 02:06 PM IST
This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific.
- May 07, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and not everyone in Japan being vaccinated, most residents favour either postponement or cancellation of the Olympics.
- May 07, 2021 01:58 PM IST
In a first in India, eight Asiatic lions tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Here’s what we know about the cause of COVID-19 infection in animals.
- May 07, 2021 12:50 PM IST
It is a small device that resembles a big clothespin; it clips onto a finger, earlobe, or another part of the body and measures the amount of oxygen in a person’s blood.
- May 06, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Nepal faces rising infections as India's outbreak spreads across South Asia. Nepal urgently needs at least 1.6 million AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses to administer second shots as the Himalayan country is recording a surge in new coronavirus cases.
- May 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST
The IPL has been suspended due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the teams. Here's a list of the players who have tested positive since the beginning of the month.
- May 03, 2021 09:11 PM IST
Vaccines are best shot against COVID-19. While many nations are successfully lowering death counts and new cases through fast vaccination programmes, logistics and financial problems continue to plague others, undermining efforts to end the pandemic.
- May 03, 2021 07:40 PM IST
With India accounting for 1 in 3 new COVID-19 cases, the past week has been the deadliest yet since the pandemic began for the country, with more than 26 lakh new cases and nearly 23,800 deaths in the past seven days, although daily infection numbers registered a slight drop following a peak on May 1.
- May 03, 2021 06:24 PM IST
Cafes, restaurants and bars, which had been shut to all but takeout and delivery services when lockdown-type measures were imposed in early November, reopened for outdoor seated service only.
- May 03, 2021 03:15 PM IST
The sites are designed to make it easier for people between the age groups of 18 to 44 to get an appointment.
- May 02, 2021 02:02 PM IST
The "Cycle to Save Lives" 48-hour nonstop static relay cycle challenge at the largest Hindu temple in the UK, in north London aims to raise money to help coronavirus relief efforts in India