In a shocking incident, the only COVID-19 patient in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district has tested positive 31 times in the past five months. Interestingly, the woman even after being infected for 31 times remains to be in a good Health. Reportedly, the woman had tested positive first on August 28, 2020 and since then 30 other subsequent test results showed strain of COVID-19. However, while she is admitted to hospital the doctors advised her to… read-more
As per a BCCI official, the mini-auction for IPL-14 is expected to be held on February 18. However, the location of the auction has not been decided. Meanwhile, the official stated BCCI has not yet made its mind over conducting the tournament in India owing to the COVID-19 situation in the country. Earlier on January 20, the franchises have revealed the players they have… read-more
COVID-19 vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has applied to the Drug Controller General of India for Phase 1 trial of its intranasal COVID-19 vaccine. Touted as a potential game-changer, the vaccine is a pain-free needle-less method and does not require trained healthcare workers. Citing the efficacy on tests results done on rodents, Bharat Biotech said it could stimulate an immune response in the nose by protecting the point of entry of the… read-more
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Due to the rising COVID-19 cases, the Indian Embassy in Beijing has limited the number of people attending the flag hoisting ceremony for Republic Day. While many Indian expatriates attend the flag hoisting ceremony previously, this year celebration will only allow the embassy staff to participate as the Chinese government has prohibited mass gatherings. Reportedly, 11 Chinese regions are facing lockdown restrictions after the resurgence of… read-more
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The Tokyo Olympics organizers on January 18 stated that they would simplify the operations amidst the pandemic by bringing down the number of athletes at the opening and closing ceremonies. With more than 11,000 athletes competing, only 6,000 are expected to partake in the ceremonies. Moreover, this year's ceremonies will reportedly be redesigned, leaving behind grand traditions and keeping it simple and restrained. However, any "specific… read-more
As per reports, Uttar Pradesh has received the highest number of vaccine shots (21,291) after the launch of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive. Andhra Pradesh (18,412), Maharashtra (18,328), and Bihar (18169) followed UP in the list of most vaccinated states. The Union Health Ministry declared that 1,91,181 people were vaccinated in 3,352 vaccination sessions. Currently, the Serum Institute of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's… read-more
Setting an unique example, Dibrugarh's Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) on January 16 inducted two robots to deliver food and medicines to COVID-19 patients. The remote-controlled robots, granted by CM Sarbananda Sonowal, will be used to deliver essentials in the quarantine facilities. Meanwhile, CM Sonowal also praised the efforts of the frontline workers and emphasized on "Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan'.
In a shocking development, China has traced COVID-19 in ice-creams produced by Daqiaodao Food in Tianjin municipality. Believing that the virus reached there from infected person and survived there due to cold temperature, the health officials have destroyed 2,089 unsold boxes of the total 4,836 and are now tapping the people who had brought the ice-creams. Besides quarantining the 1,600 staff, the company has also tested 700 employees as… read-more
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As the Centre made it mandatory to register online for COVID-19 vaccination, Maharashtra has dropped the vaccination drive till January 18 due to glitches in the CoWIN application. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on January 16 issued a statement mentioning the Centre is working to resolve the "technical problems" in the app. However, the Centre had allowed the authorities to go for offline registration for the first day (January… read-more
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Famous sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik welcomed the world's largest vaccination drive' with his latest artwork at Odisha's Puri Beach on January 16. Captioning his artwork 'Together we can win', he tweeted a picture of his sand art of a syringe and a bottle labelled as COVID-19 vaccine with a welcome at the background. Shared and appreciated by the netizens, his COVID-19 vaccine welcoming post became viral on social media.
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