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Avoid Large Gatherings On Independence Day Amid Covid Surge: Centre To States

Amid the increasing covid cases around the country, the Union Home Ministry has asked the States to ensure no large gatherings for Independence Day celebrations.

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India Logs 2,259 Covid Cases In Last 24 Hours

India reported 2, 259 cases in the last 24 hours, down from 2,487 cases reported on Thursday, a decrease of 228 cases in a span of 24 hours while the daily positivity rate stood at 0.50 percent

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India May See Fourth Covid Wave Around June 22: IIT Kanpur Study

The fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India may start around June 22 and peak from mid to late August, a modelling study by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur suggests.

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India's Third Covid Wave Likely To Peak On Jan 23: IIT Kanpur Scientist

Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have already reached their peak in case numbers in the past seven days, said Manindra Agrawal, a professor at IIT Kanpur.

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India's Main Cities Record Sharp Fall In Covid Infections

Delhi's cases have fallen consistently since hitting a peak of 28,867 on Jan. 13 and is expected to be fewer than 15,000 on Monday, for the first time since early January.

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India's New COVID-19 Rules Aim To Free Up Resources But Carry Risks

The moves will offer a breathing space for healthcare facilities, often overstretched in a far-flung nation of 1.4 billion, as they battle a 33-fold surge in infections over the past month from the highly contagious Omicron variant.

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End of Pandemic: Far But Near

Scientists also foresee the fact that mankind will slowly become immune to the virus, either via vaccination or natural infection.

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Omicron Spreads In India's Big Cities But Hospitalisations Still Low

The federal health ministry on Wednesday identified Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru as some of the main regions of concern, although state officials worry the disease will soon spread to the countryside where health facilities are weaker.

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Lockdown Will Be Imposed In Mumbai If Daily Covid Cases Cross 20,000: Mayor

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray might address the citizens in a couple of days, the mayor said

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Why In Decisive Fight Against The Virus, India Must Not Lower Its Guard

It’s extremely important, however, that we adhere to various all Covid protocols, all the time. It’s important that the common people, communities, civil society and popular media campaign for Covid-appropriate behavior with renewed vigour, says author.

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Reopen Schools Or Disaster Looms, Experts Tell Indian Authorities

As new infections have stabilised around 40,000 a day in the past few weeks, some Indian states have restarted face-to-face teaching, mainly for middle school and above. Experts say that is not enough.

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Coronavirus Likely To Lock India's Women Out Of Job Market For Years

Most employed women in India are in low-skilled work, such as farm and factory labour and domestic help, sectors that have been hit hard by the pandemic.

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Cost Of Data Breach Hits Record High During Pandemic: IBM

The average mean time to identify a data breach increased from 230 to 239 days, and the average mean time to contain a data breach decreased from 83 to 81 days

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48.68 Crore COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Manufactured In India

On the precautionary measures that have been taken to combat the third wave of the pandemic, she said the health ministry continues to monitor the COVID-19 trajectory right up to the district level.

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Pandemic, Policing And Processions

Ultimately, it is our humanity that is crucial for survival – more than any religion. Every government, in the Centre or in the State should push through reforms – to ban religious processions for the next one to two years and encourage virtual puja.

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