Delhi: Many show symptoms after religious meet

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Monday cordoned off a major area in Nizamuddin where several people showed symptoms of coronavirus after taking part in a religious gathering a few days ago, an official said. The gathering of around 200 people was organised without permission from authorities, police said. “After […]

AI rescue flights: ‘Protective equipment failing’

NEW DELHI: Air India crew, which has been operating evacuation flights to corona hotspots like Wuhan, Japan and Europe, has complained of poor quality personal protective equipment (PPE). Crew members say there have been occasions when hazmat suits have got ruptured on these flights. Indian Pilots’ Guild, union of erstwhile […]

Maha govt sets up 262 relief camps for migrants

MUMBAI: Amid the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Maharashtra government has set up 262 relief camps for migrant labourers where they will be provided food and shelter, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Monday. Since the 21-day lockdown was announced last week, there has been exodus […]

‘Next year’s Tokyo Games to start on July 23’

TOKYO: Japanese organisers and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided on Monday that the Tokyo Olympic Games would start on July 23, 2021, and run until August 8, Kyodo news reported. The Games were postponed last week due to the deepening coronavirus outbreak. ‘; var randomNumber = Math.random(); var isIndia […]

When is an infected more contagious?

NEW DELHI: A recent study led by Kwok-Yung Yuen from the Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infection Control of the University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital suggests that the coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) that causes Covid-19 disease could easily spread in the early days of infection, even when symptoms are mild. The […]

Migrants given ‘chemical bath’ in Uttar Pradesh

BAREILLY: Hundreds of migrant workers, including women and children, were forced to take bath in sodium hypochlorite solution (a disinfectant used by civic bodies for sanitization) after they arrived in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Soon after the videos of the incident went viral on social media, DM […]

Meet the scientists hunting for treatments

LONDON: Developing a vaccine or a treatment for a newly discovered virus is a painstakingly slow and detailed endeavor. Finding a compound that works, testing it in animals, and then rolling it out to clinical trials in humans can take years. And even the top experts in virology and epidemiology […]

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