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Coronavirus News Highlights: Schools, anganwadi centres, other edu institutions to re-open from Sept 1 in Telangana, says KCR

Coronavirus News Highlights: Schools, anganwadi centres, other edu institutions to re-open from Sept 1 in Telangana, says KCR

Coronavirus News Highlights: Schools, anganwadi centres, other edu institutions to re-open from Sept 1 in Telangana, says  KCR
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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Relaxations in movement during the festival season coupled with people not following COVID guidelines are behind Kerala's rising TPR and the state accounting for more than half of the country's virus caseload, medical experts said on Sunday and added that people cannot be made to follow the norms at gunpoint, rather they need to modify their behaviour on their own. As the festival season has not yet ended, the effect of the relaxations and non-COVID appropriate behaviour by people who ventured out for celebrations and shopping would be seen in the test positivity rate (TPR) which, according to the experts like Dr Amar Fettle and Dr Kannan, is expected to rise further from Saturday's 17.73 percent. "You cannot hold a gun to people's heads and make them follow the guidelines. They need to modify their behaviour on their own," Dr Fettle, the state nodal officer for COVID-19, said.

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With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
 
Aug 24, 2021 12:20 AM

All schools, anganwadi centres and other educational institutions to re-open from September 1: Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao

Aug 23, 2021 9:36 PM

Uttarakhand govt extends COVID-induced curfew for seven days till August 31

Aug 23, 2021 9:35 PM
UK cracks down on over-charging COVID travel test firms
 
More than 80 private COVID19 travel testing companies are being issued a twostrike warning from Monday that they could be removed from the official governmentapproved list for misleading prices if they fail to rectify discrepancies. UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said his department conducted a rapid review of the pricing and service standards offered by approved testing companies of the mandatory day two and day eight test, required by all international passengers entering Britain including from India.
Aug 23, 2021 9:33 PM

Khattar to set up panel to probe hospitals' negligence in treating Covid patients

Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar on Monday told the state assembly that his government will set up a panel to probe possible negligence by hospitals in treating Covid patients. The chief minister made the announcement while seeking to assure the House that no death due to oxygen shortage had been recorded in the state.

Aug 23, 2021 9:32 PM

MP HC issues notice to EC on plea seeking holding of bypolls after COVID-19 third wave

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notice to the Election Commission (EC) on a petition seeking direction on holding bypolls to one Lok Sabha and three Assembly seats after a possible third wave of COVID19 was over.   Division bench of Chief Justice Mohammad Rafiq and Justice VK Shukla was hearing a petition filed by a social outfit called Nagrik Upbhokta Margdarshak Manch, through its members Dr PG Najpandey and Rajat Bhargava, the petitioner's counsel, Dinesh Upadhyay, said.

Aug 23, 2021 9:31 PM

Researchers from BRICS nations to study impact of severe Covid on TB patients

BRICS countries are working on a programme to study the impact of severe COVID19 conditions on tuberculosis (TB) patients, the Department of Biotechnology said on Monday. The SARSCoV2 NGS (Next Generation Sequencing)BRICS consortium is an interdisciplinary collaboration to advance COVID19 healthrelevant knowledge and to contribute to improvements in health outcomes, it said.

Aug 23, 2021 8:33 PM

UK cracks down on over-charging COVID travel test firms

More than 80 private COVID19 travel testing companies are being issued a twostrike warning from Monday that they could be removed from the official governmentapproved list for misleading prices if they fail to rectify discrepancies. UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid said his department conducted a rapid review of the pricing and service standards offered by approved testing companies of the mandatory day two and day eight test, required by all international passengers entering Britain including from India.

Aug 23, 2021 8:32 PM

Indonesia eases COVID-19 curbs as cases drop from peak

Indonesia will start reopening restaurants, malls and places of worship in some areas including the capital Jakarta, President Joko Widodo said on Monday, as new coronavirus cases have fallen sharply from their peak and vaccinations rise. Starting Tuesday, restaurants and places of worship in parts of the world's fourth most populous country will be able to operate at 25% capacity and shopping malls at 50%, Widodo told a virtual press conference. "Since July 15, cases have f

Aug 23, 2021 8:31 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 1,604 new COVID cases, 25 deaths 

Tamil Nadu reports 1,604 fresh #COVID19 cases, 1,863 discharges, and 25 deaths today. 

Active cases: 18,887
Total discharges: 25,48,868
Death toll: 34,734

Aug 23, 2021 8:17 PM

Maharashtra reports 3,643 new COVID cases, 105 deaths 

Maharashtra reports 3,643 fresh COVID cases, 6,795 discharges, and 105 deaths today.

Active cases: 49,924
Total discharges: 62,38,794
Death toll: 1,36,067

Aug 23, 2021 8:16 PM

No new COVID case found in Dharavi for eighth time in August

For the eighth time this month, the Dharavi slum colony in Mumbai didn't report any new COVID-19 case in a day on Monday, a civic official said. The last time Dharavi didn't record any new case in a day was on August 20. Currently, Dharavi has only 11 active cases. Of the 7,005 infections recorded, 6,596 patients have already recovered and been discharged, the official said. The first coronavirus case in Dharavi was reported on April 1, 2020, nearly 20 days after the first patient was found in Mumbai on March 11. Dharavi became a hotspot of coronavirus infection again in early April this year. The slum colony said to be Asia's largest, reported the highest 99 COVID-19 cases on April 8.

Aug 23, 2021 8:12 PM

No RT-PCR test report not required for fully vaccinated air travellers arriving in Chhattisgarh 

The Chhattisgarh government on Monday exempted fully vaccinated air passengers arriving in the state from carrying a negative RTPCR coronavirus test report,  officials said.  Earlier this month, the state government had issued guidelines in connection with mandatory COVID19 test report for air passengers. Under the rules, it had stated that travellers inoculated with both the doses of antiCOVID19 vaccines will also have to produce at airports a negative RTPCR report of test conducted within 96 hours of boarding the flight from outside Chhattisgarh.

Aug 23, 2021 8:11 PM

Karnataka reports 1,151 COVID cases, 10 deaths

Karnataka on Monday logged 1,151 fresh COVID19 cases, taking the caseload to 29.38 lakh, while 10 deaths pushed the toll to 37,155. The day also saw 1,442 people being discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 28,82,331. Active cases stood at 20,255, a health department bulletin said. Bengaluru Urban accounted for the maximum number of 270 cases, but reported nil fatalities after a gap of many weeks, it said.                                         

Aug 23, 2021 7:35 PM

USFDA grants full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, says report

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and up, making it the first to move beyond emergency use status in the United States, according to NYT report. The decision will set off a cascade of vaccine requirements by hospitals, colleges, corporations and other organizations, the report said. United Airlines recently announced that its employees will be required to show proof of vaccination within five weeks of regulatory approval. Oregon has adopted a similar requirement for all state workers, as have a host of universities in states from Louisiana to Minnesota. The Pentagon has said it would mandate the shots for the country’s 1.3 million active-duty troops once the Pfizer approval came through, according to the report.

Aug 23, 2021 7:22 PM