A majority of people, including children, persistently experience symptoms like brain fog, fatigue and breathlessness ranging from months to years, post a Covid infection.
The outbreak forced leader Kim Jong Un to wear a mask in public likely for the first time since the start of the pandemic, but the scale of transmissions inside North Korea wasn't immediately known. A failure to slow infections could have serious consequences because the country has a poor health care system and its 26 million people are believed to be mostly unvaccinated. Some experts say the North, by its rare admission of an outbreak, may be seeking outside aid.
Although children were less affected with Covid-19, among those infected majority are likely to develop long Covid similar to adults. However, their condition often remains undiagnosed, the media reported.
Amid rising Covid cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said vaccinating all eligible children is the government's priority and stressed on the need to promote Covid-appropriate behaviour.
The latest positive result takes the tally of Covid-19 positive cases in the Delhi camp to six.
Officials said the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in its meeting, also decided not to shut schools, but chose to come up with a separate Standard Operating Procedure in consultation with experts.
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The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 3,472 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, besides 20,782 asymptomatic cases, according to the National Health Commission (NHC).
Shaktisinh Gohil sought to know that when the government had promised Rs 4 lakh as compensation for Covid-19 deaths, why was the decision reversed hours after the announcement. He also wanted to know whether the money would be granted.
April 1 marks the commencement of a new financial year and it brings several new regulations into effect in the country every year. This year too the government has also rolled out changes from tax rules, EPF to KYC norms, and Covid relaxations.
Evidence from the SARS-CoV-1 outbreak of 2002 to 2004 shows that lung abnormalities may remain detectable even after decades, but do not show any progression, according to study co-author Leonhard Gruber, from the University.
As India began vaccinating children of 12 to 14 age group from Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Today is an important day in India's efforts to vaccinate our citizens. Now onwards, youngsters in the 12-14 age group are eligible for vaccines and all those above 60 are eligible for precaution doses. I urge people in these age groups to get vaccinated".
The daily positivity rate was at 0.17 per cent and 12 children were among the newly infected people, it said, adding that 46,795 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
The state now has 822 active cases, while 12,76,782 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 107 in the last 24 hours.
The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,993,494 infections and 515,877 deaths), followed by Brazil (29,391,345 infections and 655,557 deaths).
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,24,46,171 and the case fatality rate was recorded as 1.20 per cent.
The counsel appearing for the UPSC told the apex court that he needs to take instructions and place on record all the aspects before any decision is taken on the issue.
The active COVID-19 cases in the country has dipped to 54,118 and comprised 0.13 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.68 per cent, the ministry said.
The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,962,953 infections and 515,036 deaths), followed by Brazil (29,056,525 infections and 652,438 deaths).
The Subject Expert Committee on COVID-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation had on Friday recommended giving permission for conducting a phase-3 clinical trial of the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light as a booster dose.
The country has also administered over 2 crore precaution doses among the eligible beneficiaries. Additionally, over 97 per cent of India's adult population has also received their first dose of vaccine against Covid-19.
In a research note, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said it has maintained a neutral outlook for the Indian pharmaceutical sector for FY23.
The active cases comprise 0.17 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.65 per cent, the ministry said.
The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,951,556 infections and 514,589 deaths), followed by Brazil (28,978,052 infections and 651,522 deaths).
Of 19 antibodies, 17 were ineffective against the BA.2 subvariant. The researchers found that bebtelovimab, the latest monoclonal antibody to receive FDA Emergency Use Authorisation, is the only currently available antibody therapy that can adequately treat all three Omicron subvariants.
With just two days before Mahashivratri, the Odisha government has issued an important instruction regarding the celebration of the much-awaited festival dedicated to Lord Shiva.
A reduction of 22,056 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 78,476,869 and 935,331, according to the CSSE.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 78,036,352 and 925,438, according to the CSSE.
Based on the no-objection certificate, Biological E has initiated the clinical study in October 2021 and has evaluated the available safety and immunogenicity results of the ongoing phase 2/3 study, which indicated that the vaccine is safe and immunogenic.
More than half of those earnings will be off of its two Covid products, with the vaccine expected to bring in $32 billion in sales, and Paxlovid expected to earn $22 billion.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 7.25 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 9.18 per cent, the ministry said.
The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (42,188,138 infections and 501,979 deaths), followed by Brazil (26,546,399 infections and 632,514 deaths).
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India's current squad for West Indies ODIs: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan.
India surpassed the one-crore mark in the number of cases on December 19, 2020, and two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.
The nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Russia (323,452), Mexico (305,762), Peru (205,347), the UK (156,222), Italy (146,149), Indonesia (144,303), Colombia (134,079), Iran (132,424), France (131,576), Argentina (120,988)), Germany (117,734), Ukraine (106,793) and Poland (105,161).
Meanwhile, the health minister will chair a high level review meeting on the present Covid situation with five states on Saturday. Mandaviya will review the public health preparedness and response measures being taken in context of Omicron variant in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh through video conferencing.
The PM had said that a meeting with the CMs be convened to discuss state-specific scenarios, best-practices and the public health response.
Citing the study results, Bharat Biotech noted that more than 90 per cent of all individuals boosted with Covaxin showed neutralising antibodies.