Tuesday, January 18

HEALTH

In Mumbai’s slums, over half of population probably infected with coronavirus, survey says
HEALTH

In Mumbai’s slums, over half of population probably infected with coronavirus, survey says

By Administrator_India Capital Sands More than half the people living in Mumbai’s sprawling slums are probably infected with the novel coronavirus, which suggests the metropolis could be heading toward herd immunity, a government official and a health expert said on Wednesday, citing a recent survey. India has the world’s third-highest caseload of the virus, behind the United States and Brazil, and health officials have been hoping to flatten the curve or reduce the incidence of infections in the big cities that are driving the growth. About 57% of slum-dwellers have tested positive for antibodies for the coronavirus, from a random sample size of 7,000 people, according to the survey jointly conducted by Mumbai’s municipality, government think tank Niti Aayog and the Tata Insti...
India tops a million coronavirus cases as pandemic hits villages
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India tops a million coronavirus cases as pandemic hits villages

By Administrator_India Capital Sands India on Friday became the third country in the world to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and Brazil, as infections spread further out into the countryside and smaller towns. For India’s population of around 1.3 billion, experts say a million cases are still low and the number will rise significantly in the coming months as testing is expanded. India recorded 34,956 new infections on Friday, taking the total so far to 1.004 million, with 25,602 deaths from COVID-19, federal health ministry data showed. That compares to some 3.6 million cases in the United States and 2 million in Brazil - both countries with populations under 400 million. Epidemiologists say India is still likely months away fro...
Australian pub cluster adds to second-wave coronavirus fears
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Australian pub cluster adds to second-wave coronavirus fears

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a growing cluster at a pub used by freight drivers travelling the country adding to fears of a second national wave of the virus. The new cases in New South Wales come after neighbouring Victoria state last week forced about 5 million people back into lockdown after a surge of new coronavirus cases. Australia has avoided the high COVID-19 casualty numbers of other nations with swift and strict measures, recording fewer than 10,000 coronavirus cases in total, or about a sixth of the daily cases seen in the United States in recent days. However, authorities are worried about rising cases of community transmission. This accounted for 8 of the 14 new cases in...
India allows export of paracetamol API
HEALTH

India allows export of paracetamol API

By Administrator_India Capital Sands India has ended restrictions on export of active pharmaceutical ingredients  of common pain reliever paracetamol, the Directorate General Of Foreign Trade said in a statement on Thursday. The Indian government in March put a hold on exports of several drugs including paracetamol to secure supplies for its people after COVID-19 outbreak disrupted the industry’s supply chain globally. However, last month India allowed exports of formulations of paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, but retained restrictions on exports of API of paracetamol.