COVID-19

  • COVID-19 catches Athawale who coined the 'Go Corona Go' anthem
    Mumbai, October  27 (IANS): Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale - who coined the 'Go Corona' slogan in April - and Nationalist Congress Party MP from Raigad Sunil Tatkare have tested positive for Covid-19, here on Tuesday. Both Athawale, 60, and Tatkare, 65, made the announcement through social media and appealed to all those who came in contact with them to undergo tests and exercise full precautions. Head of Republican Party of India (A), Ath
  • COVID-19: Nagaland reports lowest daily spike since October 8 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 26 In a break from high spikes seen in the recent past, Nagaland saw the second lowest spike of COVID-19 for this month at just 37 fresh cases on October 26.  The lowest daily spike this month was on October 8 when 21 new cases were reported. Thereafter, there were considerable surge in daily cases, particularly during the last two weeks.   “A total of 37 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected today – 28 in Kohima,
  • OPD, other non-COVID essentials services re-activated at CHC Jalukie
    Peren, October 26 (MExN):  The outpatient department (OPD) and other Non-COVID essentials services have been re-activated in CHC Jalukie from October 26, a district health official informed.  Informing this, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Peren, Dr Hatlhing Hangsing said that delivery point is designated at Samzuiram and Mhainamtsi Sub-Centre, while Aine Nursing Home Jalukie will continue catering of Indoor patients referred from Government Health Institute with the exist
  • Nagaland: DC Kohima declares poll venues tobacco free, bans spitting
    Kohima, October 26 (MExN): Amid the spread of COVID-19, Deputy Commissioner & Chairman DLCC Kohima, Mohammed Ali Shahab A has banned spitting at polling venues and declared them as tobacco free zone during the upcoming bye-election in the district.  The DC has notified all concerned to take up additional preventive measures to reduce the chance of transmission of COVID-19 during polling by banning of spitting and making the venues as Tobacco Free, a DIPR report stated. T
  • Manipur’s COVID-19 fatalities toll to 144 as five dies in 24 hours
    Newmai News Network Imphal | October 26 COVID-19 related illnesses claimed five more lives in Manipur, taking the total number of deaths in the state  to 144 on Monday. The number of COVID-19 cases in the state has also risen to 17,424 with the confirmation of 262 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. Manipur is witnessing fatality cases of three to six COVID-19 patients and three-digit increases in the positive cases in the last few weeks. As per a daily update of the COVID
  • Vaccine hopes rise as Oxford jab prompts immune response among old as well as young adults
    LONDON, October 26 (Reuters): One of the world's leading COVID-19 experimental vaccines produces an immune response in both young and old adults, raising hopes of a path out of the gloom and economic destruction wrought by the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, also triggers lower adverse responses among the elderly, British drug maker AstraZeneca Plc, which is helping manufacture the vaccine, said on Monday. A vaccine that works is se
  • Europe warns of bleak winter as second COVID wave swells
    MILAN, October 26 (Reuters): European leaders warned of a bleak winter as resurgent COVID-19 infections forced countries to impose new restrictions to try to curb a second wave of the pandemic, with the United States, Russia and France setting new daily records for cases. More than 42.9 million people are reported to have been infected by the coronavirus globally and 1,151,929​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. The United States has the highest number of deaths and inf
  • With spike of over 50k cases, India's Covid-19 caseload reaches 78,64,811
    New Delhi, October 25 (IANS): With a spike of 50,129 Covid-19 cases and 578 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall infection tally and the death toll increased to 78,64,811 and 1,18,534, respectively, on Sunday, according to the Health Ministry. Presently, there number of active cases stand at 6,68,154 after a decrease of 12,526 in the last 24 hours. On the other hand, the total recoveries have reached 70,78,123, of which 62,077 were cured and discharged in last 24 hour
  • Global Covid-19 cases top 42.5mn: Johns Hopkins
    Washington, October 25 (IANS): The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 42.5 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,148,940, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 42,532,198, while the death toll surged to 1,148,943, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update. The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of c
  • Palace's new keeper Butland yet to train after COVID-19 positive, says Hodgson
    (Reuters): Crystal Palace's new goalkeeper Jack Butland has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in self-isolation, manager Roy Hodgson said on Friday, leaving the London side without enough cover. Butland was signed on deadline day last week from Championship (second-tier) side Stoke City as Palace looked to secure cover for Vicente Guaita after first-choice keeper Wayne Hennessey picked up an injury. Hodgson said Hennessey would be sidelined until at least Jan
  • NSF requests private educational institutions to waive fees for ‘deserving’ students
    Kohima, October 22 (MExN): The Naga Students’ Federation has reiterated its appeal to proprietors and managements of all private educational institutions to consider the difficulties being faced by the parents of students by “extending selective waiver of fees to those truly deserving of the same.” In a press release on Thursday, it appealed proprietors and managements of private educational institutions to work out modalities where ‘non-essential components&
  • One more succumbs to COVID-19 in Meghalaya
    Newmai News Network Shillong | October 22 The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of a 37-year-old woman on Wednesday, pushing the death toll in Meghalaya to 78. A resident of Nartiang in West Jaintia Hills, Fullmai Dhar passed away at Jowai Maternity and Child Health Hospital at 12.20 pm, said the Director of Health and Services (MI), Dr. Aman War. “The cause of death was due to cardiopulmonary arrest, type-I respiratory failure and COVID-19,” he said. The sta
  • Manipur CM convenes emergency meeting on COVID-19
    Newmai News Network Imphal | October  22 Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday reviewed the “alarming” COVID-19 situation in the state in the wake of rapid increase in the number of infections and death toll. Apart from ministers and MLAs, the emergency meeting was attended by officials of the departments of state government, representatives of civil society organisations and voluntary organisations working in the frontline to combat the spread of the
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
    Reuters Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: South Korean deaths after flu shots prompt vaccine worries Officials refused to suspend South Korea's seasonal flu inoculation programme on Thursday, despite growing calls to do so following the deaths of at least 13 people who were vaccinated in recent days. Health authorities said they have found no direct links between the deaths, which include a 17-year old, and the vaccines being given under
  • COVID-19: India breaches 77L cases as daily spike declines
    New Delhi, October 22 (IANS): With a fresh spike of 55,839 coronavirus infections and 702 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Thursday stood at 77,06,946. In a respite, India has been registering less than 60,000 fresh cases per day over the last four days. Out of the total Covid cases, 7,15,812 are currently active, 68,74,518 have been discharged, while 1,16,616 lost the battle against the pandemic. While the recovery rate stands at 88.81 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51
  • 1.35 lakh police infected with COVID-19 in India: Nagaland DGP
    Our Correspondent  Kohima | October 21 Nagaland’s Director General of Police (DGP) T John Longkumer today stated that at least 802 policemen succumbed to the invisible enemy, the COVID virus, while fighting on the frontlines regulating crowds and enforcing lockdowns. He stated this during the Police Commemoration Day ceremonial parade held at New Police Reserve, Phesama near Kohima on October 21. As per Bureau of Police Research and Development sources, over 1, 35,
  • India now has over 76.5L COVID-19 cases
    New Delhi, October 21 (IANS): With a fresh spike of 54,044 coronavirus infections and 717 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday stood at 76,51,107. Out of these, 7,40,090 are currently active, 67,95,103 have been discharged, while 1,15,914 lost the battle against the pandemic. The country saw 7,254 more than Tuesday's fresh infections, after witnessing slight decline in new cases. While the recovery rate stands at 88.81 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51 per
  • Nagaland COVID-19 tally crosses 8K mark
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 Barely a week after crossing the 7K mark on October 11, the tally of COVID-19 infections in Nagaland crossed the 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 Minister S Pangnyu Phom. Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tuesday with
  • DC Mon notifies on rates for commercial vehicles
    Mon, October 20 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner Mon, Thavaseelan K has modified the earlier rates fixed on September 15 regarding the Inter-District  movement of commercial passenger vehicles as below: •    Mon-Kohima: Kohima to Mon Bus: 21 maximum passengers out of 34 seats - fare Rs.1050. •    Kohima-Mon: Kohima-Mon Bus: (Sleeper) 8 passenger out of 15 seats - fare Rs.1250. •    Mon to Dimapur: Dimapur to Mon  Bus
  • DC Peren issues regulations for office bus
    Peren, October 20 (MExN): DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier has notified that in view of the need to take effective and preventive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with the lockdown measures, the under mentioned regulations are to be strictly followed by all passengers boarding the office bus NL-11 1133: •    All passengers shall compulsorily wear face mask at all time inside the bus. •    Proper distance to be maintai