News18 Afternoon Digest: Insult to People & Democracy, Says PM Modi on Ruckus in Parliament; Wuhan to Test ‘All Residents’ as Virus Emerges and Other Stories

News18 Afternoon Digest: Insult to People & Democracy, Says PM Modi on Ruckus in Parliament; Wuhan to Test 'All Residents' as Virus Emerges and Other Stories

Uttarakhand Govt’s Decision to Reopen Schools Challenged in High Court The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday asked a petitioner challenging the state government’s decision to open schools for classes 6 to 12 from August 2 to modify his petition. The petition will now be heard on August 4. READ MORE Barcelona Confident Lionel Messi Will Sign … Read more

China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ for COVID-19 as virus makes comeback after a year

Image Source : AP China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ for COVID-19 All residents in China’s Wuhan will now be tested for COVID-19, authorities in the city said on Tuesday. The development comes after reports said the highly contagious Delta variant of the COVID-19 has spread to 18 provinces of China, with fresh cases emerging … Read more

Republican Lawmaker’s Report Claims Virus Leaked From Wuhan Lab In China

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Republican report doubles down on the idea that the virus likely emerged from the Wuhan laboratory. Washington: A Republican lawmaker’s report investigating the origins of COVID-19 released on Monday has concluded that the pandemic outbreak stemmed from a genetically modified virus that leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, first detected in December 2019. House … Read more

Centre Sends High-level Team to Maharashtra to Monitor Zika Virus Situation

Centre Sends High-level Team to Maharashtra to Monitor Zika Virus Situation

With Maharashtra reported its first case of Zika virus infection, the central government on Monday sent a high-level team to the state to support the authorities to draw an action plan to control the further spread of the disease. Maharashtra on July 31 reported the first case in a resident of Purandar district in rural … Read more

In Australia, Army Patrols Sydney Streets, Brisbane Extends Virus Lockdown

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Australia is going through a cycle of stop-and-start COVID-19 lockdowns in several cities. (File) Sydney: Australian officials on Monday extended a snap three-day lockdown in the city of Brisbane and some neighbouring regions while hundreds of army personnel began patrolling Sydney to help enforce COVID-19 lockdown rules. Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is into its sixth … Read more

News18 Afternoon Digest: Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja Makes a Comeback, Ganeshotsav to be Held in Traditional Manner With Covid Curbs; Zika Virus Spreads Wings in Maharashtra, Kerala

News18 Afternoon Digest: Mumbai's Lalbaugcha Raja Makes a Comeback, Ganeshotsav to be Held in Traditional Manner With Covid Curbs; Zika Virus Spreads Wings in Maharashtra, Kerala

Mumbai’s Lalbaugcha Raja Makes a Comeback, Ganeshotsav to be Held in Traditional Manner With Covid Curbs Seated on a grand throne in South Mumbai market for the last 93 years, Lord Ganesha — popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja or King of Lalbaug — will witness celebration of Ganesh Utsav in a traditional manner this year … Read more

Zika Virus Spreads Wings in Maharashtra, Kerala: Link to Covid-19, Symptoms Explained

Zika Virus Spreads Wings in Maharashtra, Kerala: Link to Covid-19, Symptoms Explained

The first Zika virus infection case in Maharashtra has been reported from Pune district, officials said on Saturday, while also appealing people not to panic.The woman patient who was diagnosed with the infection has recovered completely, the state health department said. “She and her family members do not have any symptoms,” it said in a … Read more

Canada official: 4th virus wave possible if steps not taken

Image Source : AP A fourth wave of COVID-19, driven by the delta variant could strike the country, said Canada’s chief public health officer. Canada’s chief public health officer said Friday that the country could face a fourth wave of COVID-19, driven by the delta variant, by the end of summer if restrictions are eased … Read more

Maharashtra Reports Its First Zika Virus Case in Pune

Maharashtra Reports Its First Zika Virus Case in Pune

61 people have tested positive for the Zika virus in Kerala so far. (Representational Image) Until now, Zika cases are being reported only in Kerala. News18.com Mumbai Last Updated:July 31, 2021, 21:08 IST FOLLOW US ON: Maharashtra has reported its first case of Zika virus infection as a person in Pune has tested positive. Until … Read more

China says Delta variant behind virus surge – Times of India

China says Delta variant behind virus surge - Times of India

BEIJING: China raced Saturday to contain its worst coronavirus outbreak in months, as health officials blamed the highly infectious Delta variant for a surge in infections spanning 14 provinces. China reported 328 symptomatic infections in July — almost equal to the total number of local cases from February to June. “The main strain circulating at … Read more

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