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Covid Third Wave

Migrant Labourers Are Apprehensive Of Another Bout Of Lockdown

Jan 14, 2022 Mayank Jain Parichha

WIth the country plunged into the third wave, migrant workers are worried that there could be a replay of the lockdown episodes of the previous years.

Lockdown Woes: Actors, Directors, Junior Artistes Talk About Financial Troubles Amidst Pandemic

Jan 13, 2022 Prateek Sur

With a looming lockdown due to the third wave, theatres being shut in many states, and film releases getting postponed, monetary troubles are sure to occur and hit everyone associated with the film industry.


Sikkim Witnesses 124 Per Cent Rise In Covid Cases

The number of active cases in the Himalayan state, jumped to 796 on Wednesday from 494 on Tuesday.

Kishwer Merchant And Suyyash Rai's Four-Month-Old Son Tests Covid Positive

Jan 10, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

Television actress Kishwer Merchant took to social media and informed her fans that her son Nirvair has tested positive for Covid-19.


Assam Facing 3rd Covid Wave; Daily Fresh Cases Crosses 1,000-Mark After 5 Months

The state government also reported that the number of Covid-19 cases in Assam on Friday crossed 1,000 mark for the first time in five months with detection of 1,167 new cases.

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03 January, 2022

Vaccination Begins For 15-18 Age Group In Maha; Pune Children Get Flowers & Masks After Jabs

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The city civic body said along with children from the BMC-run schools, vaccines will be given free of cost to children of other schools as well.


03 January, 2022

Large Crowds In Local Trains Flout Covid Norms In West Bengal

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The West Bengal government, in an order issued on Sunday, capped the number of passengers in local trains to 50 per cent of the seating capacity. It has also limited the hours of service to 7 pm.


02 January, 2022

Bengal Imposes Travel And Workplace Restrictions Amidst COVID Surge

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"All government and private offices will function with 50 per cent workforce. Work from home will be encouraged as far as possible," Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi said.


01 January, 2022

If COVID-19 cases keep rising there will be strict restrictions, says Maha deputy CM

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Pawar's warning came a day after Maharashtra reported 8,067 fresh coronavirus positive cases, as much as 50 per cent more than Thursday.


31 December, 2021

All political parties want UP polls on time: CEC

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The CEC also asked the state to step up coronavirus vaccination. The number of polling booths will be increased and the voting time enhanced by an hour, he said, adding polling officials will be vaccinated and those eligible will be given a booster dose.


27 December, 2021

Active participation needed in prevention of third Covid wave: J&K LG

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He also urged NGOs and volunteers engaged in community service to come forward and complement the government's efforts in the fight against drug menace.


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24 December, 2021

COVID-19: Night Curfew Back In Madhya Pradesh

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The continuous increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi in the last one week is a matter of concern, Chouhan said.


24 December, 2021

Gujarat Reports 7 More Omicron Cases; CM Holds Review Meeting

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Addressing a press conference over the Omicron issue, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Manoj Aggarwal, said the administration is fully prepared to deal with any situation and required arrangements have been made as per the Centre's guidelines.


24 December, 2021

Uttar Pradesh to impose coronavirus night curfew from December 25

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The coronavirus night curfew will be applicable from 11 pm to 5 am, a senior official said here.


22 December, 2021

Omicron Surge In India: Government Cautions States To Take Action | 5 Points

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As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads faster than its predecessor delta, the government is on its toes. In a recent Covid-19 advisory by the health ministry, states were asked to prepare themselves with a list of measures provided. Is the third wave coming?


21 December, 2021

Equipped To Handle Higher Number Of Samples For Genome Sequencing, Say Labs Amid Omicron Scare

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"We would like to know if these are cases of old variants or the new Omicron variant. Hence, all samples which test positive will be sent for genome sequencing," Arvind Kejriwal said in an online briefing.


17 December, 2021

28 From Overseas Detected With S-Gene Drop Fuel Suspicion Of Omicron: Health Minister

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The Minister for Medical and Family Welfare said the samples of the 28 passengers have been sent for genomic sequencing analysis.


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10 December, 2021

Health Ministry, Agencies Should Assess Requirement Of Vaccine Booster Shots: Par Panel

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Underlining that the nature and virulence of COVID-19 pandemic is "unpredictable", the committee cautioned that alertness and preparedness cannot be compromised at any stage.


Photo Gallery

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.

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