COVID19

  • 49 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
    DIMAPUR, September 3 (MExN): 49 new cases of COVID19 were reported out of 708 samples tested in Nagaland on September 3. The new cases include 24 in Dimapur, 24 in Kohima and 1 in Mon.  The total number of cases detected in the State now stands at 4,066.  Meanwhile, 101 recoveries were also reported in the State on the same day, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,314. The State now has 732 active cases while the official death toll stands at 8.   Out of
  • Drug to treat mild, moderate COVID-19 launched in India
    New Delhi, June 21 (PTI): Drug firm Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Saturday said it has launched antiviral drug Favipiravir, under the brand name FabiFlu, for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 at a price of about Rs 103 per tablet.   The drug will be available as a 200 mg tablet at a maximum retail price (MRP) of Rs 3,500 for a strip of 34 tablets, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals said.   FabiFlu is the first oral favipiravir-approved medication in Ind
  • Solar pumps, migrant homes help shield post-coronavirus world
    Building climate resilience and lifting living standards of vulnerable communities can help protect against future shocks   BANGKOK, June 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As countries look to revive their economies in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, strengthening climate defences and raising the living standards of vulnerable communities can generate jobs and help guard against future shocks, development experts said.   The International Labor Organization (IL
  • Covid-19 could be seasonal illness with higher risk in winter: Study
    Image for representational purpose only   Sydney, June 2 (IANS) Covid-19 could be a seasonal illness with a higher risk in winter as researchers have found a one per cent decrease in humidity could increase the number of Covid-19 cases by six per cent.   The study, published in the journal Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, has found an association between lower humidity and an increase in locally acquired positive cases.   "Covid-19 is likely to
  • Maha Covid-19 cases cross 70K with 76 more deaths
    Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases shot above the 70,000-mark in Maharashtra on Monday even as the state notched a fresh death toll of 76, down by 40 from the highest 116 deaths recorded on May 29, health officials said.   In a major development, Thane district with 9,941 cases has become the second worst-hit in the state, overtaking Pune district's tally of 8,045 cases.   Monday's toll includes a whopping 60 deaths in the Mumbai Metropolit
  • Revised SOP for returnees to Nagaland
    DIMAPUR, JUNE 1 (MExN): The Nagaland State Government today announced a revised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) with regard to returnees to Nagaland. The SOP was revised as per a cabinet meeting which was held on June 1.  Chennai Special train returnees of May 22 •    Persons who returned to the State on May 22 by the Special Train from Chennai and are still in Kohima and Dimapur quarantine centres will continue to remain until the COVID-19 test are do
  • Trump says terminating US relationship with World Health Organization over virus
    WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (Reuters): US President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China.   Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, Trump went ahead with repeated threats to eliminate American funding for the group, which amounts to several hundred million dollars a year. Trump said the WH
  • World leaders warn coronavirus could roll back progress for women
    The United Nations estimates that the pandemic could cause 7 million unwanted pregnancies over the next six months as women lose access to contraception and reproductive healthcare   WASHINGTON, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus is threatening to undo recent gains made toward gender equality as millions of women and girls are predicted to have unwanted pregnancies and fall into poverty, world leaders said on Thursday.   A "wake-up call" is
  • Pvt-public partnership is working to bring Covid vaccine in India: Dr Harsh Vardhan
    'WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITH THE VIRUS EVEN AS WE CONTINUE OUR SOCIO-ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES'   New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The government's point man on the gravest health emergency confronting the world and India is Dr Harsh Vardhan, our very own Health Minister, a Chandni Chowk MP. A doctor himself and in the main an Otorhinolaryngologist, he has risen from a doctor to a well-regarded politician. Extremely soft-spoken, he has been a minister in the Delhi government and
  • COVID-19: 9 more positive cases in Nagaland, total rises to 18
    The new cases include 6 from Dimapur and 3 from Kohima     Morung Express News Dimapur | May 28   The total active COVID-19 cases in Nagaland doubled to 18  on May 28 with confirmation of  9 more positive cases according to the latest official update. As per the Nagaland COVID-19 Dashboard, the latest tally of active case in the state on Thursday was 18, an increaseby 9 over yesterday's total.    The new cases include 6