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  • Eid al-Fitr 2021 | A look at Eid celebration around the world amid COVID-19 May 13, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    Eid al-Fitr 2021 | A look at Eid celebration around the world amid COVID-19

    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.

  • All you need to know about COVID-19 virus variants and their mutations May 13, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    All you need to know about COVID-19 virus variants and their mutations

    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…

  • COVID-19 | A look at India's ten worst affected states and the districts with highest positivity rates May 13, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    COVID-19 | A look at India's ten worst affected states and the districts with highest positivity rates

    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.

  • Jumbo Mumbai COVID-19 hospital treats thousands: In pics May 13, 2021 02:11 PM IST

    Jumbo Mumbai COVID-19 hospital treats thousands: In pics

    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.

  • Here are some SARS-CoV-2 'variants of concern' and their spread May 13, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Here are some SARS-CoV-2 'variants of concern' and their spread

    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.

  • Argentine clinics struggle financially amid COVID-19 crisis May 10, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    Argentine clinics struggle financially amid COVID-19 crisis

    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.

  • A quick guide to Mucormycosis — the life-threatening fungal infection in COVID-19 patients May 10, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    A quick guide to Mucormycosis — the life-threatening fungal infection in COVID-19 patients

    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.

  • In Pics | Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium May 10, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    In Pics | Two Tokyo Olympics: Inside and outside the National Stadium

    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.

  • COVID-19 | Hoping to lure back tourists, Greece reopens beaches despite second wave of pandemic May 09, 2021 08:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Hoping to lure back tourists, Greece reopens beaches despite second wave of pandemic

    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.

  • COVID-19 | As case numbers surge, India's vaccination campaign falters May 09, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 | As case numbers surge, India's vaccination campaign falters

    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.

  • Here are some odd and unusual images from around the world May 09, 2021 02:28 PM IST

    Here are some odd and unusual images from around the world

    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.

  • Streets in Kerala wear deserted look as 9-day lockdown comes into force May 09, 2021 10:34 AM IST

    Streets in Kerala wear deserted look as 9-day lockdown comes into force

    The nine-day lockdown in Kerala will remain in force till midnight of May 16.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Spain takes vaccines to the rural homebound May 08, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Spain takes vaccines to the rural homebound

    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.

  • Here is why the US decision to back TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines is crucial May 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Here is why the US decision to back TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines is crucial

    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.

  • This week in pictures: The most stunning images from Asia May 08, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    This week in pictures: The most stunning images from Asia

    This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific.

  • Olympics 2021 | A look at how safe it is to hold mass event while avoiding new wave May 07, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Olympics 2021 | A look at how safe it is to hold mass event while avoiding new wave

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and not everyone in Japan being vaccinated, most residents favour either postponement or cancellation of the Olympics.

  • COVID-19 | What we know about coronavirus infection risk for animals May 07, 2021 01:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 | What we know about coronavirus infection risk for animals

    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.

  • COVID-19 | A guide on how does pulse oximeter works May 07, 2021 12:50 PM IST

    COVID-19 | A guide on how does pulse oximeter works

    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.

  • Nepal overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 infections May 06, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Nepal overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 infections

    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.

  • IPL 2021 suspended: List of players who have tested positive for COVID-19 May 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST

    IPL 2021 suspended: List of players who have tested positive for COVID-19

    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.

  • Vaccine Darwinism | A look at how COVID-19 is exposing global vaccine inequality May 03, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    Vaccine Darwinism | A look at how COVID-19 is exposing global vaccine inequality

    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.

  • In graphics | India’s COVID-19 situation in the past seven days May 03, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    In graphics | India’s COVID-19 situation in the past seven days

    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.

  • COVID-19 | Cafes, restaurants reopen in Greece for outdoor service after 6 months lockdown May 03, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Cafes, restaurants reopen in Greece for outdoor service after 6 months lockdown

    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.

  • Don't know when registration for COVID-19 vaccination on CoWIN or Aarogya Setu opens? Try these methods May 03, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Don't know when registration for COVID-19 vaccination on CoWIN or Aarogya Setu opens? Try these methods

    The sites are designed to make it easier for people between the age groups of 18 to 44 to get an appointment.

  • A look at 'London to Delhi' cycle, an initiative in UK raising funds for India's COVID-19 crisis May 02, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    A look at 'London to Delhi' cycle, an initiative in UK raising funds for India's COVID-19 crisis

    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

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