COVID-19

  • Modi says government committed to provide COVID-19 vaccine to all citizens
    MUMBAI, October 20 (Reuters): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the government was working rapidly to ensure the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to all citizens once they are available. In his address to the nation, Modi urged Indians to continue wearing masks and uphold social distancing rules to prevent further spread of the pandemic ahead of India's festive season. "Whenever the corona vaccine comes, how it reaches to every Indian as soon as possible, the
  • COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breaches 8000-mark
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 Barely 9 days after crossing the 7000 mark on October 11, COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breached 8000 mark on Tuesday. 67 new COVID-19 cases were registered on October 20, taking the State’s tally to 8020. Dimapur had 38 new cases while Kohima had 13, Tuensang had 11 and Mon registered 5 cases respectively, according to State Health and Family welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom. Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tue
  • PM Modi to address nation at 6 p.m. on Tuesday
    New Delhi, October 20 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he will be sharing a message with the country at 6 p.m. on Tuesday where he is expected to make an important announcement. There is a possibility that he might inform the people about the ongoing war against the corona pandemic. Modi tweeted, "I will address the nation with a message at 6 pm today. I will share a message with my countrymen and urge the people to join me." The PM might speak to the people o
  • Nagaland COVID-tally inches towards 8,000
    Dimapur, October 19 (MExN): Amid apprehensions that the COVID-19 transmission trend is shifting from local to community, Nagaland recorded another 137 new cases on Monday, taking the state’s tally closer to the 8000 threshold.   Of the new cases, Dimapur recorded 114 cases, Kohima 19, Mon two, while Tuensang and Kiphire recorded one case each.  The daily bulletin issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) of the State Health and Family Welfare
  • China's economic recovery quickens as consumption returns
    BEIJING, October 19 (Reuters): China's economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as consumers shook off their coronavirus caution, although the weaker-than-expected headline growth suggested persistent risks for one of the few drivers of global demand. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.9% in July-September from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, slower than the 5.2% forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll but faster than the the second quarter's 3
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
    Reuters Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: 40 million cases worldwide Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given deficiencies in testing and potential under-reporting by some countries. The Reuters data shows the pace of the pandemic continues to pick up. It too
  • COVID-19: Daily spike remains low, India's tally crosses 75-lakh mark
    New Delhi, October 19 (IANS): With a spike of 55,722 coronavirus cases and 579 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday crossed the 75-lakh mark with a total of 75,50,273 cases. Out of these, 7,72,055 are currently active; 66,63,608 have been discharged, while 1,14,610 lost the battle against the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India's active cases have fallen below eight lakh after six weeks and continue to slide further down. The
  • Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone
    Reuters Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given deficiencies in testing and potential under-reporting by some countries. The Reuters data shows the pace of the pandemic c
  • Worrying indicators 
    ‘Super-Spreader Events and Super-Spreaders’ was the somewhat curious main topic of the Issue Number 15 of the ‘COVID-19 Weekly Bulletin’ issued by the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Department of Health and Family Welfare, Nagaland on October 17.  A thorough perusal of the IDSP’s analysis of the case status till October 16, however, showed that its preoccupation with the issue was not mere conjectures. As a public health watchdog
  • DCCI cautions businesses against flouting COVID-19 SOPs
    Dimapur, October 18 (MExN): Following the recent ‘surprise checking’ conducted by the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and law enforcing agencies in Dimapur, the DCCI on Sunday censured the business community for its ‘lackadaisical attitude’ in enforcing COVID-19 safety guidelines. Stating that the Department of Health and Family Welfare has painted a gloomy picture of COVID-19 situation in Nagaland as positive cases have been increasing daily,
  • Condensed Champions League to start under shadow of COVID-19
    BERN, October 18 (Reuters): A condensed version of the Champions League group stage finally gets under way on Tuesday, with COVID-19-related disruptions an ever-present threat hanging over the competition. The 32-team contest will start one month later than usual, a knock-on effect of the pandemic interrupting last season for three months, although the group stage will finish as usual in early December with six matchdays squeezed into a 50-day period. It kicks off with a hea
  • Being stuck at home was tough - Ibrahimovic
    MILAN, October 18 (Reuters): AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, scorer of both goals in their 2-1 derby win over AC Milan on Saturday, admitted that having to stay at home for two weeks was tough after he tested positive for COVID-19. "Your rhythm drops completely, and the body starts to tremble because it wants to train and play," he said. "I was stuck at home for two weeks, it wasn't easy, mentally it's tough especially with the high tempo we had befo
  • Genelia: Battle with Covid-19 was difficult
    Actress Genelia Deshmukh says her battle with coronavirus was difficult as no digital immersion can kill loneliness. Asked about her fight with the illness, Genelia told IANS: "I think it has been difficult because no amount of facetime, digital immersion can kill loneliness. I would urge everyone to keep yourselves safe, test early, eat healthy as that is the only way to fight the monster." In August, Genelia revealed that she had tested Covid-19 positive, adding that
  • Divided world is failing COVID-19 test, says frustrated UN chief
    LISBON, October 18 (Reuters): A divided world has failed to rise to the challenge of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday and warned concerted action was needed to prevent millions of people being pushed into poverty and hunger. The former Portuguese prime minister said far more could have been done if countries had worked together to combat the disease, which has killed more than one million people. "The COVID-19 pand
  • Global coronavirus cases rise by one-day record of 400,000
    Reuters Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Friday, a record one-day increase as much of Europe enacts new restrictions to curb the outbreak. Europe, which successfully tamped down the first surge of infections, has emerged as the new coronavirus epicentre in recent weeks and is reporting on average 140,000 cases a day over the past week. As a region, Europe is reporting more daily cases than India, Brazil and the United States combine
  • Europe crosses 150,000 daily coronavirus cases mark, a week after reporting 100,000 daily cases
    Reuters Europe surpassed 150,000 daily coronavirus cases on Friday just a week after reporting 100,000 cases for the first time, according to Reuters tally, with countries such as France, Germany reporting record daily numbers of infections this week. Much of Europe has tightened curbs including measures such as shutting or ordering early closing of bars, but now the surging infection rates are also testing governments’ resolve to keep schools and non-COVID medical care goi
  • COVID-19: Trend indicates shift towards community spread
    Avoid social events, crowding, do not become youthful spreaders Morung Express News Dimapur | October 17 Doubling time may have extended to 56 days from 14 days but Nagaland continued to report a rising COVID-19 positivity rate. Moreover, recent trend strongly points to a shift towards community spread.  The State Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Health & Family Welfare, in its latest weekly COVID-19 report, released on October 17, stated, “The
  • Cases continue to rise, state tally at 7,698
    Dimapur, October 17 (MExN): Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 7,698 on Saturday as 94 more people tested positive for the infection, the state Health and Family Welfare Department said. Dimapur district reported the highest number of new cases at 55, followed by Kohima (23), Mon (9), Zunheboto (3) while Mokokchung and Peren reported 2 cases each, according to the bulletin issued by the health department’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme. Of the new cases, 80 w
  • Dimapur intensifies crackdown on markets flouting COVID-19 guidelines
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 17 The spike in COVID-19 cases in Dimapur has set alarm bells ringing even as the district administration has, since the past two months, been carrying out its drive to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines, especially in shopping complexes and markets. In the past one week, the district administration in coordination with the Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC), Police and Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) intensified this dr
  • Restaurants innovate new, creative ways to bring back diners
    New Delhi, October 17 (IANSlife): COVID-19 has impacted the F&B industry like never before in the history of mankind. Restaurants are struggling to get back to their feet by gradually adapting to the new normal. As the lockdown is lifted in most Indian cities, restaurants are welcoming people for dine-in services. Restaurants are paving the way by introducing new and innovative initiatives to make it #SafeToEatOut again for their customers while attributing utmost importance to