India showing 'early trend' of decline in COVID cases, claims Centre; scores of corpses spotted in UP, Bihar rivers

The Centre on Tuesday said that an early trend of decline in daily new COVID-19 cases and deaths has been noted in India even as hospitals and crematoriums in several cities remained full. Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana were […]

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COVID-19 deaths in Prayagraj: In city where nearly 1,200 died in April, authorities cite protocol for not registering their deaths

Over the past year, according to Uttar Pradesh government records, Prayagraj has recorded under 800 deaths. Meanwhile, the state has confirmed a total of 14,80,315 COVID-19 cases (with 2,45,736 active ones) and a total of 15,170 deaths. The ground reality in Prayagraj is quite different, with cemeteries and crematoria there testifying to a far larger number of […]

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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 3.70% COVID-19 patients on oxygen support, 0.39% on ventilator, says Harsh Vardhan

10:03 (IST) Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates India records 4,03,738 new cases, 4,092 deaths Single day rise of 4,03,738 COVID-19 infections, 4,092 fatalities push India's tally of cases to 2,22,96,414 and toll to 2,42,362, reports news agency PTI quoting the Union health ministry.  09:36 (IST) Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates ICMR says 30.22 cr samples […]

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COVID-19 crisis: Modi govt's attempts to stifle criticism 'inexcusable', says Lancet editorial

Medical journal The Lancet on Saturday severely criticised the Narendra Modi government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis, saying that its actions in attempting to stifle criticism and open discussions are ‘inexcusable’. Referring to the large number of people seeking emergency assistance on social media, the editorial said, “…Before the second wave of cases of COVID-19 […]

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