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New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India has witnessed fresh 43,846 coronavirus cases, setting another highest daily-high in nearly four months. The worrying surge in the COVID infections has prompted states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu to consider the return of school closures, restrictions on public gatherings and other virus-fighting measures, including lockdown in their worst-hit districts. According to the Health Ministry of India, the daily rise in infections today was…

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…

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…

Srinagar: The authorities in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday ordered closure of three schools for at least three days after some teachers and students were tested positive for Covid-19. According to a letter, Nodal officer Covid-19 mitigation cell Budgam, Aadil Bashir has asked the heads of these three educational institutions to close down the school premises’ immediately for a period of not less than 3 days after detection of Covid-19 positives cases in these…

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: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Friday said most of the doctors, nurses and paramedical staff in Kashmir are opting out of Covid-19 vaccine. “More than 80 percent of the healthcare workers have turned down the vaccine,” said DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement issued to GNS. “Out of 7,000 healthcare workers at Government Medical College Srinagar and its associated hospitals, only 1,167 (16.67 percent) have received the vaccine…

Poonch: The first case of Avian Flu commonly known as Bird Flu has been reported in Poonch district after samples taken from a dead crow tested positive on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Rahul Yadav told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that samples of a dead crow, taken in Mandi tehsil area have been tested positive for Avian influenza. He, however, said that no sample of domestic poultry has been tested positive so far. DC…

Jammu: Several cases of Avian Flu commonly known as Bird Flu have been reported in Udhampur district among the domestic birds, officials said. Wildlife warden Jammu, Anil Arti told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that samples of some domestic birds were taken in Udhampur area some fifteen days ago and they have now been tested positive for bird flu. He, however, said that there is no need to worry as cases have not been…

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday extended the ban on import of poultry by four more days as bird flu has rapidly spread in various states of India. “In continuation of the government order no 09-ASH of 20121 dated 07-01-2021 and in the exercise of the powers conferred under contagious Disease Act, 2009, the ban imposed on import of live birds including poultry and unprocessed poultry meat for any purpose into J&K shall continue…

New Delhi: Government of India has said that bird flu has been confirmed in 10 states so far and stressed on increased surveillance around water bodies, live bird markets, zoos and poultry farms. In a statement, the department of animal husbandry and dairying said: “Till January 11, 2021, Avian Influenza has been confirmed in 10 states of the country,” The outbreak was confirmed in seven states — Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat…