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Radio host who regretted vaccine skepticism dies of COVID-19

Nashville radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WTN confirmed Phil Valentine’s death in a tweet August 21. A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalised from COVID-19 has died. He was 61. Nashville radio station SuperTalk 99.7 WTN confirmed Phil Valentine’s death in a tweet August 21. Valentine […]

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Civic body gets tough as public fails to mask up

Though the threat of the third wave of COVID-19 looms large, a section of the public continues to flout COVID-19 norms, prompting the Tiruchi City Corporation to resume inspection and impose fines to ensure adherence to protocol. It is not that people are unaware about the necessity to wear masks and to follow personal distancing […]

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Coronavirus live updates | Odisha government eases restrictions

A total of 46 districts were showing more than 10% positivity; 53 districts were showing positivity between 5%-10%. With the daily tally of new coronavirus cases touching a 24-day high at 41,649 cases on Saturday, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to several States that all districts reporting a positivity rate of more than 10% […]

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IND vs SL: Krunal Pandya, close contacts to miss second T20I

Eight squad members, including players, who were sent into isolation for being Krunal's close contacts, however, have tested negative. India’s second T20I against Sri Lanka has been pushed back by a day after spin-allrounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for Covid-19. Eight squad members, including players, who were sent into isolation for being Krunal’s close contacts, […]

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Panchkula hospitals to refund excess amount charged from COVID-19 patients

Monitoring panel was formed recently after complaints of overcharging. Private hospitals in Haryana’s Panchkula district will refund an amount of ₹21.46 lakh ‘overcharged’ from COVID-19 patients for their treatment, even as they are in the process of refunding a similarly charged amount of ₹35.43 lakh. The latest amount of ₹21.46 lakh has been calculated after […]

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Maharashtra’s active COVID-19 case tally sees an uptick

Decline in cases at the end of second wave slows down. Maharashtra again saw a marginal case rise on Thursday, reporting a spike of 8,010 new COVID-19 cases as opposed to just 7,391 recoveries, as the active case tally, which had dipped in the past few days, rose incrementally to 1,07,205. The death toll remained […]

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Delta Plus variants less than 1% of coronavirus genomes

Public health measures to reduce transmission and vaccination remain critical, says Consortium The Delta Plus variants constituted less than 1% of coronavirus samples that were sequenced in India in June and continuing outbreaks in India were primarily being led by the Delta variant, said a report from the India Sarscov2 Genome Consortium (INSACOG). The Delta […]

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Dutch leader says easing lockdown was ‘error of judgment’

Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government scrapped most remaining restrictions just over three weeks ago amid declining infection numbers and hospital admissions. The Dutch leader apologised Monday for what he called ‘an error of judgment’ in relaxing the Netherlands’ coronavirus lockdown, a move that has led to a sharp surge in infections. Caretaker Prime Minister […]