Brazilian Covid-19 variant much more transmissible: Study

Sao Paulo |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST

An international team of researchers has found evidence suggesting that the Brazilian coronavirus variant, the P.1 or B11248, may be up to twice as transmissible as prior strains.

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Businesses remain optimistic despite local curbs amid surge in Covid cases

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST

As India announced opening up of Covid 19 vaccination drive for all citizens above the age of 18 amid a surge in cases, industry and business honchos said they expect the situation to come well under

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Various restrictions in northeastern states to check Covid (Lead)

Kohima/Shillong/Agartala/Guwahati |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST

With a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, the northeastern states have taken diverse actions, including imposition of night curfew and closure of educational institutions, to prevent the spread, o

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Covid-19 crisis: Delhi HC slams Centre, says "we will be doomed'

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST

Slamming the Centre over the Covid-19 crisis, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday said if medicines and resources are diverted without application of mind, then "people will have blood on their hands".

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Kerala CM writes to PM for change in Covid vaccine distribution policy

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for a change in the Covid vaccine distribution policy.

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4 more Covid related deaths take toll to 387 in Gurugram

Gurugram |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST

Four more people succumbed to the coronavirus on Tuesday in Gurugram on Tuesday taking the total death toll to 387, the daily health bulletin said.

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Top hockey historian BG Joshi dies of Covid

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST

Renowned hockey historian and statistician Baboolal Goverdhan Joshi died in Bhopal on Tuesday due to Covid-related complications. He was 67 and is survived by his wife and two sons.

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AP Guv calls on varsities to raise Covid awareness on war footing

Amaravati |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan on Tuesday called on the vice-chancellors of all the universities to take up Coronavirus awareness programmes on mission mode to succeed in the fight a

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Kerala sees new high of 19,577 Covid cases, launches strict enforcement

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST

With mass testing launched, Kerala on Tuesday recorded the highest number of Covid cases so far, as 19,577 people tested positive from 1,12,221 samples examined in the past 24 hours.

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202 policemen infected with Covid-19 in Bihar

Patna |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST

202 police personnel have been infected with Covid-19 while five, including a sub-inspector and inspector, have succumbed to the virus in Bihar so far while performing duty, an official said on Tuesda

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Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 4.43 million: Africa CDC

Asia | April 21, 2021 8:13:54 AM IST

Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], April 21 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,439,823 as of Tuesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Afri

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Argentina reports over 29,000 new COVID-19 cases

Others | April 21, 2021 10:14:00 AM IST

Buenos Aires [Argentina], April 21 (ANI/Xinhua): Argentina reported more than 29,000 new daily cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, along with a record occupation of intensive care units in the capital Bueno

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