Corona

“It’s a COVID-19 tsunami”, Gujarat govt tells high court

Nirupam Banerjee, Ahmedabad: The state government on Thursday admitted before the Gujarat High Court that there is a “tsunami of COVID-19” going on and it is conscious of the “worsening situation” in the state. The admission came from advocate general Kamal Trivedi during his opening note in the hearing of the suo motu public interest...

Over 1,700 people test positive for COVID-19 at Kumbh Mela in 5 days

Despite the country registering over 2 lakh COVID-19 cases on Thursday—the highest since the pandemic began last year, the Kumbh Mela at Uttarakhand’s Haridwar continues unabated with millions of people thronging the ghats along the Ganges to take the holy dip. Authorities have confirmed that 1,701 people have tested positive for the viral infection in...

Gujarat: 7,410 COVID-19 cases, 73 deaths in a day

Gujarat has reported 7,410 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours ending 5 pm on Wednesday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken Gujarat’s total tally past 3.67 lakh. It is the highest single-day surge in cases since the pandemic began last year. 4,995 COVID-19 related deaths in Gujarat Seventy-three deaths were...

Ahmedabad: 3 more hospitals declared as designated COVID-19 facility

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Wednesday declared three more hospitals in the city as designated COVID hospitals. The three hospitals include LG General Hospital, VS General Hospital and Shardaben Hospital. Following the decision, the entire bed strength of these three hospitals except the gynaecology emergency department in Shardaben Hospital will be made...

Yogi Adityanath tests positive for COVID-19

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Notably, the development comes a day after he went into self-isolation after some officials working with him tested positive for the viral infection. The chief minister said that he is following the instructions of the doctors and will continue...

Centre asks states to complete vaccination of all above 45 within 2 weeks in districts witnessing COVID-19 surge

As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise rapidly across India, the Union government has directed states to immunise all above 45 years of age within two weeks in districts with a significant surge in infections. The Centre has written to all states and Union Territories asking them to expedite vaccination and ensure 100 per...

With 18,552 new COVID-19 cases, tally in India crosses 5 lakh mark

COVID-19 cases in the country crossed the 5 lakh-mark as 18,552 new cases were registered in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of cases recorded in a day so far in the country. With this, the total number of people infected by COVID-19 in India stands at 5,08,953, including...

Naranpura corporator, who went for Tulsi distribution prog in containment zone, tests positive for COVID-19

One more corporator from the city has tested positive for COVID-19. Interestingly, the corporator had attended a tulsi distribution programme organised as part of the World Environment Day celebration in a containment zone in the city. Naranpura corporator Sadhna Joshi has been admitted to the SVP Hospital after she tested positive for COVID-19. Joshi along...

495 new cases, 31 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 22,562; fatalities at 1,416

Gujarat on Friday recorded 495 new COVID-19 cases and 31 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 22,562, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,416. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

#Column: Who gains in this biological warfare?

Vivek Shukla: Biological weapons are the safest and surest means of mass destruction of both economy and humanity. Without an army or a weapon, it is the shortest way to win a war from the back office. Corona, the man made artificial virus was created with the intention to destroy and kill the world economy....

9,887 cases take India’s COVID-19 tally to 2,36,657, sixth highest in world; 294 deaths recorded in a day

India recorded yet another highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the country in the last 24 hours upto Saturday morning. The country saw 9,887 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 2,36,657. India now has the sixth highest number of cases in the world. 294 fatalities were recorded,...

81% of all COVID-19 deaths in Guj happened in A’bad, Civil Hospital accounted for 48% deaths in city

Ahmedabad accounts for 81% of the total COVID-19 deaths in the state so far. Interestingly, of this 48% deaths were reported from the largest hospital in Asia- Civil Hospital. The state had reported 1,092 deaths due to COVID-19 by Tuesday evening of which 888 deaths were reported from Ahmedabad. Of the total deaths in Ahmedabad,...