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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...

India’s COVID-19 tally nearing 85 lakh

The health ministry on Friday informed that 47,638 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 84.11 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

When will COVID-19 end? Are we seeing a second wave? Read on to know…

Awareness is the only way to stay safe and fight COVID-19: Dr Kamlesh Upadhyay Jainul Ansari, Ahmedabad: As India and the world battles COVID-19, the disease has thrown up more questions than answers. When will the pandemic end? Can you get re-infected? If yes, what is the probability of re-infection? In a talk with Gujarat...

Pranab Mukherjee’s renal parameters “slightly deranged”

The Army’s Research and Referral Hospital on Wednesday clarified that former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain in a deep coma. The hospital added that Pranab Mukherjee’s renal parameters are “slightly deranged”. His treating doctors said that the former president is currently being treated for a lung infection. The former president was admitted to the...

Amit Shah admitted to AIIMS for post COVID-19 care

Union home minister Amit Shah has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, on Tuesday. Amit Shah was admitted after he complained of fatigue and body ache. The AIIMS administration has clarified that he is comfortable and carrying on his work from the hospital. Union Home Minister Amit Shah...