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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation too had said that it is all set to resume the services and was just awaiting government nod
University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19
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The 500-bed hospital at Patna is being inaugurated on 24 August.
Melbourne, Aug 24: Scientists have developed a predictive metabolic model for COVID-19 infection that shows multi-organ effects of the disease. Researchers from Murdoch University in Australia and the University of Cambridge in the UK collected blood plasma specimens from
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First documented coronavirus re-infection found in man who had travelled in Britain
Washington, Aug 19: The United States and China have agreed to double the number of airline flights that each other's airlines can operate between the countries, from four to eight per week. The deal marks a further easing of a standoff
India has upped coronavirus testing and with it, the positivity rate, which tells how many people who were tested contracted the infection, has swelled too. The government said that cumulative testing went from 1.2 crore on July 14 to more than 3 crore on August 16. Likewise, the positivity rate swelled from 7.5% to 8.8% during the same period. Here are more details.
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Oxford and German vaccine trials in race for jab this year, says UK chairman
As India reels under coronavirus catastrophe, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, chairperson of Biocon Ltd., joined the long list of famous personalities to test positive for the highly-contagious disease. In a tweet last night, Shaw said that she had "added to the COVID count (sic)." Other prominent personalities to test positive from Karnataka are Chief Minister Yediyurappa and ex-CM Siddaramaiah. Here are more details.
- The Telegraph
India's Covid-19 outbreak has become the fourth deadliest on the planet and is also the fastest growing, as developing countries now bear the brunt of the pandemic. The death toll from the new coronavirus in the world's second most populous country rose 942 according to the latest daily count, overtaking the UK with a total of 47,033 fatalities. The nation of 1.3bn people lags only behind the US, Brazil and Mexico in the overall number of deaths and its total number of confirmed cases, almost 2.4 million, is the third largest in the world. India's outbreak is also the fastest growing in the world, with the country reporting a succession of record daily case tallies and now recording around 60,000 or more new infections each day. The country has added its second million cases in only three weeks and is expected to surpass Brazil and America in both caseload and deaths by the Autumn. Developing and middle income countries now dominate the rankings of countries hardest hit by the virus since it emerged at the end of last year. Major epicentres in Latin America and parts of Asia and Africa have surpassed former hotspots such as the UK, Italy and Spain, as a worldwide total of 20 million have been infected and almost 750,000 have died.