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New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India has recorded fresh 46,951 coronavirus cases, the biggest single-day jump since November 7, taking the country’s tally to 1,16,46,081. Of these, over 1.11 crore people have recovered so far, and 1,59,97 total deaths have been recorded, the Health Ministry of India data shows. In the last one week, India has seen the sharpest surge in fresh infections in nearly four months after the spread of the virus…

Pakistan government has placed a travel ban on 12 African countries under the COVID standard operating procedures (SOPs) and eased the restrictions on flights coming from the United Kingdom, The Express Tribune reported. According to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), there are three categories in which countries are placed accordingly to contain the spread of the pandemic. Category A passengers do not require a COVID test while Category ‘B’ needs a polymerase chain reaction…

Srinagar: DAK in a communique has demanded immediate caderization of all strata of doctors including medical officers, dental surgeons and consultants of the health department. President DAK Dr Suhail Naik termed it a vital exercise and need of the hour in the growth and development of both department and employees. Caderization will not only help in the smooth functioning of the department by virtue of its proper division of labour mechanism like right person at…

India saw 40,953 new Coronavirus infections being reported in a day, the highest single-day rise recorded in 111 days, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,15,55,284, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Saturday. Registering an increase for the tenth day in a row, the total active caseload has reached 2,88,394, which now comprises 2.49 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 96.12 per cent, the data…

The Government of India (GoI) has urged the Maharashtra state government to bring down its positivity rate and focus on containment strategies. The letter sent to the Maharashtra Chief Secretary was based on the assessment of the GoI team, Livemint reported. In a letter to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government, the Indian Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said the state is “in the beginning of a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic”. Amid concern of rising…

New Delhi: The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 117 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.59 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 117,130,044 and 2,599,596, respectively. The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths…

New Delhi: The daily rise in new Coronavirus infections were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,12,10,799, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 per cent of the total infections. The recovery rate has dropped further to 96.95 per cent, the ministry data…

Srinagar: A 32-year-old school teacher in north-Kashmir’s Kupwara district has tested positive for COVID, forcing the authorities to suspend all sorts of activities at the institute till further orders. Reliable sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that on the directions of DSEK to conduct RT-PCR tests in schools, a medical team carried out the tests at Government High School Kanthpora. During the process, they said, one of the teacher’s was found…

Srinagar: Sixteen travellers among 58 fresh covid-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir even as one fresh death due to the virus took places in the last 24 hours, officials said on Sunday. They said 11 of these cases were reported from Jammu Division and 47 from Kashmir Valley, taking the overall case count to 126441. Regarding the death, they said, it was reported from Kashmir Valley. Giving district-wise details, the officials told GNS that 28…

Lack of healthcare, proper nutrition, increasing prevalence of NCDs Srinagar: The routine life for Fatima (name-changed), a 45-year-old Gujjar woman from Kupwara district of North Kashmir became highly taxing after she found herself complaining of increased thirst and urination. The doctor at the peripheral hospital prescribed her some analgesic and antiemetic drugs, but to no avail. Last week, she developed searing stomach pain and recurrent bouts of vomiting. Following this, she was rushed to SMHS…