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New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster, reporting 14 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases

New Zealand officials were scrambling to trace the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus, reporting 14 new cases on Thursday, as long queues of people formed to escape a renewed lockdown in the country`s biggest city or be tested for the virus.

Aug 13, 2020, 08:36 AM IST

Israeli jewellery company designs 'world's most expensive' face mask

An Israeli jewellery company is designing what it says will be the most expensive coronavirus face mask.

Aug 13, 2020, 07:06 AM IST

Brazilian state agrees to produce Russian COVID-19 vaccine

The Brazilian state of Parana on Wednesday reached a deal with Russia to produce a COVID-19 vaccine that Moscow has touted as the first to market, the state`s press office said, although details of the agreement were not immediately available.

Aug 13, 2020, 00:55 AM IST

Indian men, women hockey teams to resume sports activities from August 19

The Indian women's hockey team's chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said he has received a very positive response from his team. 

Aug 12, 2020, 23:47 PM IST

BMC to use voice sample technique to detect COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra

In Maharashtra, BMC will use voice sample technology to examine patients infected with the corona virus.

Aug 12, 2020, 21:20 PM IST

Deshhit: Top 10 news stories of the day

This segment of Zee News's Deshhit brings top 10 news stories of the day.

Aug 12, 2020, 20:44 PM IST

Paris marathon 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

"Those who were signed up for this year’s edition are, if they wish, already signed up for the 2021 edition," said organisers.

Aug 12, 2020, 20:33 PM IST

'Baahubali' director SS Rajamouli, family test coronavirus negative

On July 29, SS Rajamouli had shared the news about the coronavirus diagnosis.

Aug 12, 2020, 20:32 PM IST

Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik tests COVID-19 positive, opts for home isolation

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Naik informed about his health, adding that his vitals are within normal limits.

Aug 12, 2020, 19:40 PM IST

Air India shuts down five offices in Europe amid COVID-19 crisis

The airline will shut its offices in--Vienna (Austria), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Stockholm (Sweden).

Aug 12, 2020, 19:16 PM IST

West Bengal revises lockdown dates: Check new list

The Mamata Banerjee-led government made the revision in view of difficulties cited by businesses and banking operations. 

Aug 12, 2020, 19:06 PM IST

Delhi reports 1,113 new coronavirus COVID-19 infections; active cases increase to 10,946

The active cases rate stands at 7.37 per cent and the COVID-19 death rate is at 2.79 per cent.

Aug 12, 2020, 18:52 PM IST

Military officer, who will stand next to PM Narendra Modi on Independence Day at Red Fort, undergoes COVID-19 test

During the flag hoisting ceremony at the ramparts of the Red Fort, the person who will be most close to PM Modi is a female military officer. 

Aug 12, 2020, 18:38 PM IST

National Expert Group holds meeting to ensure availability of COVID-19 vaccines

The expert group deliberated on conceptualization and implementation mechanisms for the creation of a digital infrastructure for inventory management and delivery mechanism of the vaccine including tracking of vaccination process with particular focus on last-mile delivery.

Aug 12, 2020, 18:34 PM IST

Women's T20I cricket return after COVID-19 halt as Germany beat Austria by 82 runs

While batting first, German women made 165 for the loss of 2 wickets with Christina Gough scoring 72 off 60.

Aug 12, 2020, 17:56 PM IST

UAE lifts entry permit restrictions on foreign residents

The UAE in March suspended the entry of non-citizens as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Aug 12, 2020, 16:17 PM IST

Russia to release first batch of coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine in two weeks, rejects safety concerns

"It seems our foreign colleagues are sensing the specific competitive advantages of the Russian drug and are trying to express opinions that in our opinion are completely groundless," said Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.

Aug 12, 2020, 15:30 PM IST

Germany reports biggest jump in new coronavirus COVID-19 infections since early May

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 state governments in charge of health protection decided in May to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions.

Aug 12, 2020, 15:08 PM IST

No human pyramids as Mumbai celebrates Janmashtmi amid COVID-19 outbreak

The grim shadow of COVID-19 crisis was visible on Dahi Handi festivities in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday as mandals opted for low-key celebration unlike past years which provided for public spectacles by ebullient Govinda squads.

Aug 12, 2020, 14:47 PM IST

Former President Pranab Mukherjee continues to remain critical, still on ventilator, says hospital

Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on Wednesday (August 12) said in a press release that former President Pranab Mukherjee's health condition 'continues to remain critical', adding that the former President is haemodynamically stable and on ventilator.

Aug 12, 2020, 13:34 PM IST