Covid: Daily cases hit 73-day low, zero deaths in Jharkhand
Jharkhand became the first state in the country outside the northeast to report zero daily deaths from Covid-19 in at least the last 50 days, even as the country on Saturday recorded the lowest number of fresh cases since March 31.
Covid, steroid use for treatment likely cause for rise in diabetes cases: Doctors
Gujarat, the diabetes capital of India, seems poised for a jump in the number of diabetics post Covid-19 as experts report a perceptible rise either triggered by or detected during the Covid episode. “A global analysis published in Journal of Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism last year demonstrated that 14.4% of patients hospitalised with severe Covid developed diabetes,” says endocrinologist Dr Sanjeev Phatak
PM Modi seeks support for TRIPS waiver for Covid tech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sought G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa for a TRIPS waiver on Covid-related technologies while also committing to India's support to collective efforts at improving global health.
Covid-19 treatment cost to fall as GST rates cut
The GST Council on Saturday slashed the levy on several goods used for treatment of Covid-19 – ranging from key medicines and oxygen to hand sanitizers, pulse oximeters and ambulances – while leaving the rate on vaccines unchanged at 5%.
Govt says Covid data transparent, junks international media report
The Centre on Saturday said it has been transparent in Covid data management and has been urging states and Union Territories to maintain robust reporting mechanism for monitoring district wise cases and deaths on a daily basis.
West Bengal FM says his voice 'muzzled' in GST Council meet, dissent not heard
The 44th GST Council meeting, chaired by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and comprising state ministers, on Saturday slashed tax rate on Covid drugs such as Remdesivir and Tocilizumab as well as on medical oxygen, and oxygen concentrators but ignored demands for a reduction in taxes on vaccines.
Extrapolation sans epidemiological evidence: Government trashes report on higher Covid deaths
India Saturday refuted a report which claimed that its Covid deaths could be "five to seven times" higher than the official number, saying the assessment is based on extrapolation of data without any epidemiological evidence. The ministry termed the article, published by The Economist, speculative, without any basis and misinformed.
Copa America: 12 Covid cases among Venezuela players, staff
Twelve people from the Venezuelan national football team, including players and staff, have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said Saturday, a day before they play the opening match of the Copa America against hosts Brazil.
'I'm a partner on this journey': Jill Biden on how she sees her role as first lady during debut foreign trip
On her third full day in the United Kingdom to accompany President Joe Biden on his first G7 Summit, Jill Biden peeled off from her husband, and the rest of the program's leader-spouse events, for a solo excursion of her own -- one of several the first lady has taken while abroad that highlight the importance of emotional well-being. The event fell in line with Biden's vision of her role on this trip, which involves a roadmap for life post-Covid-19.