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Merkel urges Germans to be careful or risk third coronavirus wave
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany could face a third wave of coronavirus infections if citizens are careless in the coming weeks.
Delhi records 108 COVID-19 deaths; 3,726 new cases take infection tally to 5.70 lakh: Authorities
No direct correlation between health expenditure and COVID outcomes: Report
Amid growing calls for upping healthcare spends after the experience of the pandemic, a rating agency on Monday said that there is no direct correlation between increased outlays and COVID-19 related outcomes.
UK PM Johnson says hopes vaccines will be approved before Christmas
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday he hoped the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates would be approved by regulators before Christmas.
Pope cancels traditional pre-Christmas ceremony due to COVID-19
Pope Francis has cancelled a ceremony that traditionally begins Rome’s Christmas season on Dec. 8 at the Spanish Steps because of coronavirus restrictions, the Vatican said.
India looking to be self-reliant in development of Covid vaccine
India is looking to be self-reliant in the development and production of COVID-19 vaccine as the world races to develop a vaccine against the disease.
UP govt permits local restrictions after evaluating Covid situation
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary RK Tiwari on Monday directed district magistrates that local restrictions like night curfew can be imposed after evaluating the prevailing COVID-19 infection scenario.
Covid-19 cases plunge further in Tamil Nadu
The number of Covid-19 cases in the State plunged further with 1410 people testing positive for the infection on Monday. This comes after the State reported 1459 Covid-19 cases on Sunday.
Two coronavirus vaccines available in US in coming weeks: US health secretary
The first two vaccines against the novel coronavirus could be available to Americans before Christmas, Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Monday, after Moderna Inc became the second vaccine maker likely to receive U.S. emergency authorization.
Large global trials of several COVID-19 vaccine candidates involving tens of thousands of participants are well underway with some having gathered sufficient data to seek emergency use authorisation.
Active Covid-19 cases steadily decreasing
A total of 45,333 new COVID-19 recoveries has been registered across the country in a span of 24 hours as against 38,772 new infections reported during the same period, leading to a net reduction of 6,561 cases from the active caseload, the Union Health Ministry said.
Moderna becomes second US company to release vaccine study results
Moderna Inc became the second U.S company to release full results from a large study of its experimental vaccine, saying it was 94.1% effective against COVID-19.
Novavax sees start of US COVID-19 vaccine trial
Vaccine maker Novavax Inc said on Monday it has pushed back the start of a U.S.-based, late-stage trial for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine and now expects it to begin in the coming weeks instead of November.
Moderna to seek US, EU emergency authorization after COVID-19 vaccine 94.1% effective
Moderna Inc said it will apply for U.S. and European emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine on Monday based on full results from a late-stage study showing its vaccine was 94.1% effective with no serious safety concerns.
Russia begins mass trials of second coronavirus vaccine
Russia plans to begin mass trials of its second coronavirus vaccine, EpiVacCorona, on people aged over 18 on Monday, the RIA news agency cited the consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor as saying.
Delhi govt reduces RT-PCR test price to Rs 800
The Arvind Kejriwal government on Monday ordered all private laboratories to reduce the price of RT-PCR tests in the national capital to Rs 800 from Rs 2,400.
Novel coronavirus may enter brain via nose, study says
The novel coronavirus may enter the brain of people through the nose, according to a study published on Monday that may help explain some of the neurological symptoms observed in COVID-19 patients, and inform diagnosis and measures to prevent infection.
Farmers protest at Delhi borders may act as Covid ‘superspreader' event: Experts
The protest by thousands of farmers who have stayed put at various border points of Delhi for the fifth consecutive day on Monday against the Centre's new agriculture reform laws may act as ‘superspreader' event for coronavirus infection, say experts.
Minimum touch ethos to be key value drivers for auto makers for connected cars
As the coronavirus pandemic heightens dependency on smartphones, digitisation, health, and hygiene, convenience-led customer experience with minimum touch ethos will be key value drivers for automobile manufacturers for their connected cars, according to Deloitte.
Gadkari confident India will get Covid vaccine as early as possible
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed confidence that India will get a COVID-19 vaccine "as early as possible" and overcome the pandemic to win the economic war. He added "majority of countries are not interested to deal with China"; they are rather interested in India.
Centre asks states, UTs to ensure fire safety measures in hospitals
- Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla wrote a letter to chief secretaries of all states and Union territories in the wake of recent fire incidents in two hospitals in Gujarat which killed 14 people.
- Various fire incidents in recent past and non-adherence of fire safety measures is a matter of concern, says home secy.
- Recently six lives of COVID patients were lost in a fire incident at a hospital in Rajkot and 8 people died in a hospital in Ahmedabad.
Delhi to reduce RT-PCR test price: Kejriwal
Singapore studies COVID-19 pregnancy puzzle after baby born with antibodies
Doctors are studying the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their unborn babies in Singapore, where an infant delivered by an infected mother earlier this month had antibodies against the virus but did not carry the disease.
Government calls all-party meeting on December 4 to discuss COVID-19 situation: Sources
PM suggests companies to take extra efforts to inform people in simple language about COVID-19 vaccine, related matters such as its efficacy
COVID-19 vaccine: PM asks firms to give suggestions on regulatory process, advises departments concerned to engage with them to sort issues
Night curfew imposed in 13 Rajasthan districts
- Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Rajasthan govt has decided to impose lockdown in containment zones till Dec 31 and increase night curfew from 11 to 13 districts of the state.
- The government issued guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution for the period of December 1 to December 31.
- The state government has increased the number of districts from 8 to 13, where the night curfew will be imposed from 8 pm to 6 am.
- Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Nagaur, Pali, Tonk, Sikara and Ganganagar are the districts where the night curfew has been imposed.
- However, it will not be applicable on factories with production of continuous nature and having night shift, IT companies, chemist shops, marriage etc.
'Free' mask, Rs 200 fine in Mumbai for rule violators: BMC
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in a release on Sunday said from April till November 28, it took action against 4.85 lakh citizens for not wearing masks in public places and collected over Rs 10.7 crore as fine from them.
6 dead in pandemic unrest at Sri Lanka prison
Inmates unhappy about the coronavirus threat at an overcrowded prison near Sri Lanka's capital have clashed with guards who opened fire, leaving six prisoners dead and 35 others injured, officials said Monday. Two guards were critically injured, they said.
Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh have reported Maximum Decline in Active Cases in the past 1 month. Total tests in India cross landmark of 14 Crores
I have directed that the rates of RT-PCR tests be reduced in Delhi. Whereas tests are being conducted free of cost in govt establishments, however, this will help those who get their tests done in private labs
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Archer Kapil tests positive for COVID-19
The Sports Authority of India (SAI), in a press release, said that Kapil is "asymptomatic and being monitored by a medical team."
Uttarakhand govt reduces number of people allowed to gather in a closed facility to 100 from 200; registration mandatory for all inbound persons.
Assam's elementary schools to reopen from January 1, 2021, in a staggered manner
Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai was discharged from Max Hospital yesterday
His condition is stable & he will remain in home isolation. Rai was admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19: Office of Delhi Environment Minister
Tamil Nadu govt extends restrictions till Dec 30
UG final year classes to begin from Dec 7, Chennai's Marina Beach to reopen after Dec 14, gatherings to be allowed with 50% capacity of the facility or up to 200 people.
India reports 38,772 new cases
- India's total cases rise to 94,31,692
- Death toll mounts to 1,37,139
- Total active cases at 4,46,952
- Total discharged cases at 88,47,600 with 45,333 new discharges
India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million population globally
Focussed measures to ensure a low and manageable fatality rate have resulted in daily mortality figures of less than 500
Brazil surpasses 6.3 million COVID-19 cases
Brazil registered 24,468 new cases and 272 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing its national caseload to 6,314,740 and death toll to 172,833, the Health Ministry reported Sunday.
Mexico reports more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases
The latest tally brought the official number of cases to 1,107,071 with a total death toll of 105,655.
BJP leader and MLA from Rajasthan's Rajsamand, Kiran Maheshwari passes away at Medanta Hospital
She had tested positive for COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment at the hospital.
US may see 'surge upon surge' of virus in weeks ahead
The nation's top infectious disease expert said Sunday that the U.S. may see ``surge upon a surge'' of the coronavirus in the weeks after Thanksgiving, and he does not expect current recommendations around social distancing to be relaxed before Christmas.
Australia set to rebound from economic recession
Official figures on Wednesday will show the economy grew about 2.5% in the July-September quarter, according to a Reuters poll, bouncing back from its first recession since 1991. Gross domestic product slumped 7% in the previous three months when coronavirus curbs brought much of the country to a standstill.
England's COVID-19 infections down 30% during national lockdown
Levels of infection fell 30%, with 96 people per 10,000 infected between Nov. 13 and Nov. 24, according to interim results of the study by Imperial College London and Ipsos MORI.
China reports 18 new COVID-19 cases
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 86,530, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
New York Public schools to reopen starting December 7
Despite the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, public schools in New York City (NYC) will resume in-person classes starting early December, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced.