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By-polls to three seats in Karnataka begin amid Covid scare

Bengaluru |Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST

Amid exponential spurt in Covid cases, by-polls for a Lok Sabha seat in Belgaum and two assembly constituencies of Basavakalyan and Maski, are underway in Karnataka on Saturday.

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Punjab & Haryana HC Chief Justice tests Covid positive

Chandigarh |Saturday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST

Justice Ravi Shanker Jha, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, has tested positive for Covid-19, it was announced.

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Wearing 2 masks doubles protection against Covid virus

New York |Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST

Scientists now report that wearing two face coverings can nearly double the effectiveness of filtering out SARS-CoV-2-sized particles, preventing them from reaching the wearer's nose and mouth and cau

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England's Covid reproduction number drops slightly

London |Saturday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST

England's coronavirus reproduction number, also known as the R number, has dropped slightly to between 0.7 and one, the latest official data revealed.

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T'gana's daily Covid count jumps to record of 4,446

Hyderabad |Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST

Telangana continues to record successively higher daily Covid tallies with each passing day, and on Saturday, the state registered 4,446 new cases and 12 deaths.

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Malaysia reports 2,331 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

Asia | April 17, 2021 5:14:01 PM IST

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], April 17 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported 2,331 new COVID-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, bringing the national total to 372,859.

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Biggest spike of 2.34L Covid cases in India, 1,341 deaths in 24 hrs

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 4:15:06 PM IST

India has reported 2,34,692 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever, pushing the country's overall Covid tally to 1,45,26,609, according to the Health Ministry data r

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Congress seeks nod to make Guj HQ Covid Care Centre

Gandhinagar |Saturday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST

Congress' Gujarat chief Amit Chavda has asked Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar for permission to convert the state party headquarters in Ahmedabad into a Covid Care Centre, considering th

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Philippines logs 11,101 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 926,000

Asia | April 17, 2021 3:44:01 PM IST

Manila [Philippines], April 17 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported on Saturday 11,101 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases in the Southeast Asian country to

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On eve of weekend curfew, Delhi reports near 20K fresh Covid cases

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST

A day before the national capital enters the weekend curfew mode, Delhi on Friday reported another single-day high of 19,484 fresh Covid-19 cases, while 141 deaths in the past 24 hours mounted its Cov

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Srinagar's S.M.H.S. hospital shuts OPDs after Covid surge

Srinagar |Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST

Following the alarming surge in Covid-19 cases in the city, Srinagar's main hospital, S.M.H.S. hospital decided to close its out patients departments (OPDs) from Saturday onwards.

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 139.6mn

Washington |Saturday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 139.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.99 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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