Covid-19: Daily test case positivity rate at 20.75%

The weekly positivity rate was at 17.03%.India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage was at 162.77 crore, with 93.17 crore first doses, 68.73 crore second doses and 83.62 lakh precautionary doses administered till Monday evening. India on Monday reported a spike in daily Covid-19 test case positivity rate to 20.75%. The country reported 3,06,064 new cases, taking … Read more

Delhi weather: National Capital reels from cold conditions

On Sunday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 14.9 degrees Celsius and 10.5 degrees Celsius respectively. Delhi experienced cold day conditions on Monday with the maximum temperature settling at 14.8 degrees Celsius, seven notches below the season’s average. The minimum temperature was recorded at 8 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the … Read more

Covid-19: West Bengal registers 4,546 fresh cases, 37 fatalities

At least 20,157 recoveries were reported in West Bengal in the past 24 hours which improved the discharge rate to 94.17 per cent. West Bengal on Monday recorded 4,546 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 more fatalities, a bulletin of the state health department said. The caseload in the infection is now 19,69,791. The state … Read more

Covid-19: Maharashtra cases sharply drop to 28,286; 36 more die

Witj this, the overall tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 75,35,511 and the death toll jumped to 1,42,151, a department bulletin said. Maharashtra on Monday recorded 28,286 coronavirus cases, 12,519 less than the previous day, and 36 fresh deaths, including 17 in the Mumbai region, linked to the infection, the state health department said. On … Read more

Covid-19: Mumbai cases drop below 2,000; 11 die, active tally at 21,142

This was the sixth day in a row when the daily COVID-19 cases have witnessed a drop in the financial capital. Mumbai on Monday reported under-2,000 new coronavirus cases at 1,857, down by 693 from the previous day and the lowest daily count in nearly a month, while 11 more patients succumbed to the infection, … Read more

Covid-19: UK to scrap tests for fully vaccinated travellers

The move will be welcomed by the travel and tourism industry, one of the sectors most badly affected worldwide by coronavirus lockdown measures. Fully vaccinated travellers entering England will soon be exempt from any COVID test requirements, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed on Monday. Speaking to reporters during a visit to a hospital in … Read more

Budget 2022: National guidance on homestay villa regulations and tax procedures is the need of the hour

The upcoming budget should include lower taxes, better infrastructure, and interest-free financing choices. By Amit Damani In the last two years, the homestay and vacation rental industry has experienced an inflection point. Frequent getaways have become an inherent desire as a result of shifting consumer dynamics of experiencing lockdowns. Affluent Indians, on the other hand, … Read more

Fresh snowfall in many parts of Kashmir

Fresh snowfall was recorded in several areas of the valley especially in south Kashmir, the officials said. The minimum temperature in most parts of Kashmir dropped but settled several degrees above normal for this time of the season, except in Gulmarg, officials said on Monday. Fresh snowfall was recorded in several areas of the valley … Read more

Omicron may not evade all monoclonal antibodies, lab study suggests

Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability to fight off harmful pathogens such as viruses. The Omicron variant of coronavirus may evade several, but not all, monoclonal antibodies used clinically to prevent patients from developing severe COVID-19, according to a laboratory study. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune … Read more

Month long pandemic lockdown lifted on China’s Xi’an

Xi’an has been a cornerstone of the ruling Communist Party’s “zero tolerance” strategy toward COVID-19 that mandates lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing whenever a case is discovered. Authorities have lifted a monthlong pandemic lockdown on the northern Chinese city of Xi’an and its 13 million residents. The announcement Monday followed the restart of commercial … Read more