COVID-19: India reports biggest single-day spike of 24,850 cases

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New Delhi: With 24,850 people testing positive for coronavirus infection and 613 succumbing to the disease in a day, the highest so far, India's COVID-19 caseload soared to 6,73,165, while the death toll climbed to 19,268 Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the third consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 20,000 in the country. The number of recoveries stands at 4,09,082 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,44,814...

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WHO ends hydroxycholorquine trial as it provides ‘little or no reduction’ in COVID-19 mortality

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Berlin:  The World Health Organization says it is ending a trial into whether anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine helps patients hospitalised with COVID-19. WHO said Saturday it has “accepted the recommendation” from the committee overseeing the trial to discontinue testing of hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir, a drug combination used to treat HIV/AIDS. The drugs were being compared with standard care for hospitalized patients. WHO says a review of the interim results showed hydroxychloroquine and...

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Work from home needs special ortho care: Experts

Bhubaneswar: With the emergence of COVID-19 outbreak, several companies are now allowing their employees to work from home for hassle-free workflow and reduce the chances of infection. Health professionals claim that in the light of more people working from home than normal, they need to take special care to thwart chances of impact on their overall bone health. Orthopedic doctors claim that long hours of sitting in unsuitable furniture and bad...

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2020 adds a new chapter in Srimandir history

Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath being taken to the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir from their respective chariots through Goti Pahandi 
on the occasion of Niladribije, Saturday

Puri: This year’s Rath Yatra came to an end Saturday with the reinstallation of Lord Jagannath and his siblings Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra at the sanctum sanctorum of Srimandir in the Holy City. However, the annual mega festival, which was organised without the congregation of devotees in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, has added a new chapter to the Srimandir history, said many researchers and locals. According to researchers, the presiding...

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Odisha COVID-19 tally rises to 9,070 with 469 new cases

Bhubaneswar: As many as 469 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in last 24 hours bringing the total number of infections so far in Odisha to 9,070, official data suggested Sunday. According to Department of Information and Public Relations (I&PR) of the state government, out of the 469 infections, 317 were reported from quarantine centres and 152 were...

Returnees trigger panic in Nuapada

Returnees trigger panic in Nuapada

Nuapada: Nuapada is known for migration of labourers. Owing to the COVID situation, the district is witnessing a reverse migration of workers from other states since Unlock-1 came into force. Reports said, 65,344 migrant labourers, who were stranded in other states, have come back to the district till date. The mandatory quarantine period for 63,988 of them...

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COVID-19: India reports biggest single-day spike of 24,850 cases

New Delhi: With 24,850 people testing positive for coronavirus infection and 613 succumbing to the disease in a day, the highest so far, India's COVID-19 caseload soared to 6,73,165, while the death toll climbed to 19,268 Sunday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. This is the third consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 20,000 in the...

4 VSSUT staff test COVID +ve for, varsity shut till July 11

4 VSSUT staff test COVID +ve for, varsity shut till July 11

Sambalpur: Even as COVID infection cases are on the rise in Sambalpur, four more staff of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Burla in Sambalpur district tested positive for COVID-19. Section 144 has been imposed at three places in Burla town for five days. The district was shut down for Sunday. This was informed by...

Jumbos on rampage in Dhenkanal, Keonjhar

Jumbos on rampage in Dhenkanal, Keonjhar

Dhenkanal/Champua: Herds of elephants have been causing havoc in some villages of Dhenkanal and Keonjhar districts over several days, reports said. Reports from Dhenkanal said, people in Sadangi range were panicked as a herd of elephants has been on a rampage in forested areas like Rupabalia under Joranda section for the last five days. The animals have...

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