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World

New York To Close Bars At Night To Contain Second Covid Wave

The US, the country hardest hit by COVID-19, saw 1,88,858 more cases and 1,596 more deaths Friday.New York: New York raced to cut off a second wave of coronavirus infections and a top World Health Organisation (WHO) expert warned growing public distrust risked rendering even the most effective treatments useless against the pandemic.Bars and clubs in the Big Apple, the epicenter of the US's spring outbreak, were ordered to close at 10 pm on Friday and the state governor warned schools could move to online only teaching as early as Monday.Infections are surging throughout America and Europe, with governments forced to take more drastic action despite fears about the devastation inflicted on their economies.The disease has claimed almost 1.3 million lives worldwide and infected close to 5...
Business

Power Shift Ushers in Changing Trends: Japanese Mask Maker Dumps Trump, Embraces Biden

For a mask producer in Japan, the transition from President Donald Trump to Joe Biden has been a smooth one, as it switches production to masks of the Democrat president-elect.Ogawa Studios, a small producer in Saitama, north of Tokyo, starting making rubber Biden masks earlier this year but since his election win last week, it has ramped up production.In October alone, 1,000 Biden masks were sold for 2,400 yen ($22.81) each, and the company has set a goal of producing a further 25,000 by year's end.Meanwhile, the Trump masks, which cost the same, have been relegated to the bottom of the company's product line.Ogawa Studio manager Koki Takahashi said it was much easier to produce a caricature of Trump, whose mask appears to be shouting, than it was for Biden.Biden's caricature is much m...
Career and Education

‘Over 97% students in Latin America, Caribbean still out of classrooms’ – Times of India

GENEVA: In a new report, the Unicef has said that more than 97 per cent of students in Latin America and the Caribbean were still out of classrooms as the raging Covid-19 pandemic has put education on hold. Since the onset of the pandemic earlier this year, children in Latin American and the Caribbean have already lost on average four times more days of schooling (174) compared to the rest of the world, the report released on Monday said. In a region with over 11 million Covid-19 cases so far, most students were now at risk of missing out on an entire school year, it said. While schools are gradually reopening in several parts of the world, the vast majority of classrooms are still closed across the region. Over one-third of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have yet to...
India

Health Minister Expresses Concern Over Rise In Covid Cases, Deaths In Chhattisgarh

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said there is a need to be more vigilant for next three months. (File)New Delhi: Expressing concern over the rise in daily COVID-19 cases and mortality in some districts in Chhattisgarh, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said the death rate within 24 and 72 hours of hospitalization at 34.8 per cent and 46.2 per cent respectively indicates that cases are not identified before they progress to an advanced state.Mr Vardhan, who interacted with Tribhuvaneshwar Saran Singh Deo, Health and Medical Education Minister of Chhattisgarh in the presence of District Magistrates and Municipal Commissioners of different districts, reiterated his concern that the coming winter and the long festive season pose a significant risk that could threaten the gains mad...
India

Coronavirus Live Updates: 84.11 Lakh COVID-19 Cases Recorded In India

India Coronavirus Cases: Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday.New Delhi: India today reported 47,638 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5% lower than yesterday. The total number of cases in the country has, thus, hit 84.11 lakh, with 1,24,985 deaths. However, the total number of active cases fell by 7,189 to a little over 5.2 lakhs. Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday. Maharashtra topped the states list with the maximum number of active COVID-19 cases at 1,07,358, as of today, which is lower by 6,287 since yesterday. Overall, the state has 17,03,444 cases till now with 44,804 deaths - 256 in the past 24 hour alone.Here are the LIVE updates on Coronavirus Pandemic: In the third wave of COVID-19, positive cases are increasing. At present 7,2...
Business

Gordon Ramsay Apologises for Cancelled Bookings as UK Restaurants Head for Another Month of Lockdown

Popular British chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay on Wednesday took to Twitter to apologise ahead of shutting all his restaurants for four weeks after the reimposition of a month-long COVID-19 lockdown in England. The lockdown has been put in place in view of the rising cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom.In a self-filmed video, Gordon expressed concerns for his team, including servers and chefs and apologised to customers who had bookings at his restaurants for birthdays and other celebrations in November.The celebrated chef, however, said that they would be back on December 2, highlighting the importance of the coronavirus-induced lockdown. He asserted that the lockdown would be short, but hard. He stated that restaurants will open in December and they would celebrate Christm...
India

New COVID-19 Infections Rise By 20% In A Day, India Tally At 83.13 Lakh

Across the world, there have been a total of 4,73,94,468 confirmed coronavirus cases, data shows.New Delhi: With a jump of 46,253 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the country's overall coronavirus case numbers touched 83.13 lakh, Health Ministry data shared this morning shows. The daily case count rose by 20 per cent, nearing the national weekly average of 45,000, after dropping to almost 38,000 on Monday. Deaths related to COVID-19 also rose marginally over Monday's figure to 514. With this, 1,23,611 have lost their lives to the highly viral disease. The average daily Covid deaths have declined from 1,165 recorded during the Covid peak in mid-September to about 500 in the past week, the health ministry has said. Here's your 10-point cheatsheet...
India

India Among Countries With Lowest Covid Cases Per Million Globally

Presently, there are 5,70,458 active coronavirus infections in the country. (File)New Delhi: Active cases of COVID-19 in India remained below 6 lakh for the third consecutive day, comprising only 6.97 per cent of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.The trajectory of the active caseload across different states and UTs has been diverse demonstrating their focused efforts and gradual progress in their fight against COVID-19, the ministry said, noting Karnataka has reported a steep decline in the active cases in a span of 24 hours."With the consistent decline in the active cases, the cases per million in India are among the lowest in the world. India's average cases per million stand at 5,930," it highlighted.Seventeen states and UTs have COVID-19 cases per million ...
India

Increase In COVID-19 Cases In 5 States During Festival Season: Health Ministry

Health Secretary asked people to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour during festivals. (File)New Delhi: Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi have reported a rise in the number COVID-19 cases during festivals, the health ministry said.Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan cautioned people to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour during festivals."It is important to wear a mask, wash hands regularly and maintain physical distancing. We have found that during festival, cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi, so it is even more important to follow these principles," he said.In the last 24 hours, 58 per cent of the fresh COVID-19 deaths in the country were reported from Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka, the official sai...
Career and Education

Mizoram to shut reopened schools due to rising number of Covid cases – Times of India

AIZAWL: The Mizoram government has decided to shut all schools that were reopened for students of classes 10 and 12 due to the rising number of locally transmitted Covid-19 cases and also because some pupils have tested positive for the infection, Education Minister Lalchhandama Ralte said on Sunday. The schools, that were reopened for the students of the two classes on October 16, besides hostels, will remain closed from Monday as the state will observe 'Covid-19 no tolerance fortnight', he said. If the pandemic situation improves and the chain of local transmission is broken during the drive, the schools and hostels are likely to reopen on November 9, the minister said. Registrations for next year's board examinations are under process and online classes will continue, he said. The ...