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Covid-19: Gujarat reports 16 new cases in 24 hours

Gandhinagar: Sixteen persons tested positive for Covid-19 in Gujarat in 24 hours ending Saturday evening, the state health department said in its bulletin. No death was reported during this period. Currently, the state has 162 active cases of Covid-19, of which 4 are on ventilator and 158 are stable. The death toll stands at 10,082....

Covid-19: India reports 42,618 cases, 330 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The number of new cases of Covid-19 on Friday saw a drop of 6 per cent from the previous day. There were 42,618 fresh cases in last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday morning. A total of 330 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The total number of cases...

Coronavirus found in water of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad

Samples were collected from Sabarmati river, Kankaria and Chandola lakes by IIT-Gandhinagar over a few weeks; researchers call for testing of all water sources across India Ahmedabad: Samples of water from the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad have shown the presence of coronavirus. Besides Sabarmati, samples from Kankaria and Chandola lakes, too, have tested positive for...

Fighting pandemic to building Ram Temple – Modi 2.0 is historical

Pravin Joshi, Ahmedabad: The first two years of Modi 2.0 has been historical. Historical in many senses. From revocation of Article 370 to promulgation of CAA, and from securing verdict for Ram temple construction to handling the deadliest pandemic of the century – Modi’s 24 months tenure has been action filled 24X7. The second term...

4 people in India found infected with South African variant of COVID-19

In what could be a cause of concern for the Centre and the state governments, more cases of people being infected with the mutated variants of COVID-19 are being reported in India. According to the Union health ministry, four cases of the South African variant of coronavirus have been reported in India so far. The...

As India-UK flight resumes, Kejriwal imposes 7-day institutional quarantine for passengers

After a two-week suspension over the highly contagious mutant strain of coronavirus detected in the UK, flight services between India and the UK have resumed. Notably, an Air India flight from the UK carrying 246 passengers aboard landed in Delhi on Friday. The development comes at a time when the number of people in India...

Tally of people infected with mutated strain of coronavirus found in UK touches 38

The tally of people infected with the mutated strain of coronavirus first detected in the UK is rising and has now touched 38. The development comes at a time when the daily surge of COVID-19 cases in India is hovering around 20,000 from the over 90,000 cases reported daily at the peak of the pandemic....

More people in India found infected with mutated coronavirus strain from UK

The tally of people infected with the new strain of coronavirus first detected in the UK is on the rise in India. Five fresh cases of the new strain of coronavirus have been detected in India. Following the surge, the total tally of people who returned from the UK and were found infected with the...

India extends UK flight ban till January 7

Amid more cases of the mutated coronavirus strain from the UK being detected in India, the Union government on Wednesday extended the ban on flights to and from the UK. The ban that was applicable till December 31 has now been extended till January 7. Notably, India had initially banned UK flights on December 23...

Centre considering extension of UK-India flight ban

The Union government is contemplating to extend the ban on flights between the UK and India due to the new strain of coronavirus detected in Britain. The ban on flights between the two countries is already applicable till December 31. The ban on flights was implemented from December 23 Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh...

Six passengers from UK test positive for new coronavirus strain

In what could be a cause of concern for the government, six persons who returned to India from the UK have tested positive for the new UK variant genome of coronavirus. The revelation came from the Union health ministry at a time when the daily surge in COVID-19 cases is on the decline. The ministry...

No mutation seen in coronavirus strain found in India, says govt

The health ministry on Tuesday informed that no mutation in the coronavirus strain found in India has been detected so far, but there is a need to stay cautious. The ministry added that the new strain of the coronavirus detected in the UK has increased the transmissibility of the virus, but it is not affecting...