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Meals barred on flights below 2-hour duration

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Amid the rising number of Covid cases in the country, the Centre has barred meals on flights with less than 2-hour duration. Further, in terms of longer flights, the servicing of inflight meals would have...

India set to get third vaccine as expert panel clears Sputnik

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) A government expert panel has given its nod to emergency use authorisation of Russian-made Covid vaccine, Sputnik-V, in India, Union Health Ministry sources said. After the Drug Controller General of India gives assent to the...

News of Covid on TV, Facebook can make you less informed

New York, April 12 (IANS) People who trust television and Facebook to provide them with accurate news about the coronavirus pandemic are less knowledgeable about Covid-19, according to a new study. The study, led by researchers from the Pennsylvania State...

Antipsychotics can lower Covid infection, severity risk: Study

London, April 12 (IANS) Patients treated with antipsychotic drugs have a lower risk of becoming infected or suffer a milder form of SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus causing Covid-19 -- if they get infected, according to a study. People with severe...

Now, Mumbai to get Covid centres in 5-star hotels, 3 field hospitals

Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) Struggling to cope up with the massive corona patient load, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday decided to convert some Four-star and Five-star hotels as Covid centres and will also set up 3 new...

Easing lockdown could lead to 3rd Covid-19 wave in UK: Scientists

London, April 12 (IANS) British scientists have warned that the British government is risking a third wave of Covid-19 by easing the lockdown too soon, local media reported. "There are areas in West Yorkshire, the Black Country and other regions...

Covid spike sees pubs, restaurants’ business dip 40%

Gurugram, Apr 11 (IANS): The increasing Covid cases and the enforcement of the night curfew across Delhi-NCR has witnessed a 40 per cent dip in the pubs, bars and restaurants business in Gurugram. Gurugram's nightlife hotspot CyberHub has taken a massive...

CEOs prefer strict safety norms over partial lockdowns: CII Survey

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Amid rising Covid cases and talks of partial and total localised lockdowns, most of the CEOs in India believe that along with the ongoing vaccination drive, stringent implementation of safety norms should be adopted...

At current pace, all eligible Indians to get jabs in over 3 yrs

New Delhi, Apr 11 (IANS): With India taking 85 days to administer 10 crore (100 mn) Covid vaccine doses, a rough calculation shows that all eligible Indians can expect to be fully inoculated in over three years as per the...

11.08 lakh active Covid caseload, India breaks 7-month record

New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Covid-19 pandemic in India registered another alarming trajectory on Sunday with over 11.08 lakh active caseload reported in the last 24 hours--highest ever in the last seven months. Only seven days are short in completion...

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Traffic congestion in Mumbai, Bengaluru nosedives in 2nd Covid wave

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The traffic congestion index for major cities in some of the hardest-hit states -...