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Covid Second Wave

Maha Logs 36,265 COVID-19 Cases, Up 36 pc; Mumbai Tops 20,000-Mark In Record Rise

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The new cases included 79 Omicron infections, taking the tally of those infected with the variant to 797. With these additions, the state's coronavirus tally rose to 67,93,297, while the death toll increased to 1,41,594.

SC notice on plea challenging detention order against accused in fake Remdesivir case

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A bench of justices D Y Chandrachud and A S Bopanna issued notices to the secretaries of Union Ministry of Home Affairs and Home Department of the state government on a plea filed by accused Devesh Chourasia challenging an order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which junked his plea against his detention order.


Congress To Conduct 'Yatra' From Gen Bipin Rawat's Village

Congress leader and former state assembly speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal will launch another ‘yatra’ -- part of the same initiative -- on the same day from the village of the first army chief from Uttarakhand General BC Joshi in Kumaon.

Odisha District Ropes In Folk Artists To Dispel Covid Vaccination Hesitancy Among People

Aug 08, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Folk dance groups, with limited artists, stage their performances in villages across the district raising awareness among the people and appealing to them to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.


Himachal HC Seeks Details On Covid Orphans, Measures For Migrant Workers, Tourists

‘More stringent measures would be taken by the State in the coming days keeping in mind the prevailing situation,’ the government’s counsel told the Court.

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03 August, 2021

Covid Second Wave Not Over Yet, 8 States Log R-Value Higher Than 1: Govt

Outlook Web Desk

The R-value or reproductive value of Covid-19, which reflects the severity of the virus' spread, is more than one in eight states including Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


01 August, 2021

Criticism Against Kerala’s Covid Management Unwarranted: Virologist Shahid Jameel

Preetha Nair

Renowned virologist and former INSACOG chief Shahid Jameel says that Kerala is ahead of many states in conducting tests and detecting Covid-19 cases.


01 August, 2021

Himachal Pradesh: Covid Spike Creates Fresh Disquiet As Schools Reopen On Aug 2

Ashwani Sharma

‘The Corona has not gone,’ said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur after returning from flash-flood affected areas of Lahaul-Spiti


31 July, 2021

Centre: Districts With Over 10% Covid Positivity Must Consider Strict Curbs

Outlook Web Bureau

The Centre has also urged the states to ramp up their testing for detection of Covid-19.


29 July, 2021

Kerala Covid Spike: Weekend Lockdown Extended, Govt Sends Six-Member Team To Help

Outlook Web Bureau

The central team will reach Kerala Friday and visit some districts reporting a high positivity rate.


29 July, 2021

Covid Tally: India Logs 43,509 Infections As Cases Rise For Second Consecutive Day

Outlook Web Bureau

The death toll climbed to 4,22,662 with 640 fresh fatalities.


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29 July, 2021

ICMR Survey Finds Kerala Has Least Covid Antibodies, MP Tops

Outlook Web Bureau

ICMR sero survey has found that two-third of population surveyed in 11 states have coronavirus antibodies.


29 July, 2021

Kerala Records 22,056 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, 131 Deaths In 24 Hours

Outlook Web Bureau

The number of active cases in the state now stands at 1,49,534.


26 July, 2021

Delhi Metro Trains Run With Full Seating Capacity After Revised Covid Guidelines

Outlook Web Bureau

Even though there is no provision for standing travel for commuters, there have been some tweets, photos and videos going viral showing crowded carriage with people standing inside the train.


26 July, 2021

Odisha Schools Reopen For Students Of Classes 10, 12

Outlook Web Bureau

The government has decided to continue online classes and it is not mandatory for students to attend physical classes.


24 July, 2021

Delhi Metro, Buses To Run With Full Capacity From Monday, Cinema Halls Can Allow 50% Seating

Outlook Web Bureau

The Covid pandemic situation in Delhi seems to have been improving over the past few weeks, allowing the government to reopen the city in a phased manner.


24 July, 2021

Rajasthan Govt Forms Ministerial Committee To Reconsider Reopening Of Schools

Tabeenah Anjum

After making the announcement of the reopening of schools from August 02, the Rajasthan government has put the decision on hold for now.


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22 July, 2021

Covid Deaths: Govt Rubbishes Reports Of Undercounting As 'Fallacious'

Outlook Web Bureau

Union Ministry of Health on Thursday refuted recent media reports alleging that the death toll in India due to Covid-19 was "vastly undercounted".


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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