Japanese Olympic athletes get vaccine shots as general public lags

Japanese Olympic Committee official Mitsugi Ogata said the vaccination of young athletes would not affect distribution to the general population, including the elderly and medical workers Japan started vaccinating Tokyo Games-bound athletes on Tuesday, the Japanese Olympic Committee said. The vaccination of healthy athletes comes as only 2-3% of the general population in Japan has […]


Less than half of COVID-19 beds are occupied

While demand for ICU beds remains high, some hospitals have a few units available Over the last 10 days, as Bengaluru recorded a fall in new COVID-19 cases, there appears to be a corresponding drop in the demand for beds. As of May 29, only 42% of the total beds available in public hospitals and […]


Coronavirus | Coimbatore’s COVID-19 count exceeds Chennai’s

Coimbatore records 3,692 infections, Chennai 2,705; State logs 30,016 cases; 2,66,426 people get jabs For the fourth day in a row on Saturday, Coimbatore logged more COVID-19 cases than Chennai — the district saw 3,692 infections, while Chennai recorded 2,705. Across the State, the number of people testing positive in a day continued to dip, […]


Slow start to shifting vaccination sites to schools and colleges

It has been over 10 days since government announcement Although it has been over 10 days since the State government announced that vaccination drives will move out of government hospitals and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and instead be held on the premises of schools and colleges, only a few hospitals have done so to date. […]


Puducherry lockdown restrictions extended till May 10

The Puducherry territorial administration has extended the lockdown restrictions up to May 10 in view of the rising number of COVID-19 cases. In an order, Revenue Secretary Ashok Kumar, on Monday night, said that in addition to the night curfew, the restrictions in place on opening of shops, commercial establishments and social gathering for events […]


Jimmy Kimmel Flexes Suspiciously Fit Bicep as He Gets '#Jaccinated'

Jimmy Kimmel’s COVID-19 vaccine had some interesting “side effects”! The 53-year-old late-night host of Jimmy Kimmel Live took to Instagram on Tuesday to share that he’d joined the group of stars who have recently gotten vaccinated against COVID-19. “#jaccinated,” Kimmel captioned a photo of himself sporting an extremely muscular bare arm getting the injection.  He […]


Doubling time of cases decreases from 504.4 days to 202.3 days

Six States – Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu – collectively account for 80.90% of the 40,715 infections reported in a span of 24 hours. The doubling time of COVID-19 cases in India has decreased from 504.4 days on March 1 to 202.3 days on March 23, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, […]