Chinese company offers coronavirus vaccine to students – Times of India

TAIPEI: A Chinese drug developer is offering an experimental coronavirus vaccine to students going abroad in a strategy health experts say raises safety and ethical concerns. China National Biotech Group has two vaccine candidates out of five from Chinese developers that are in the final stages of clinical trials. They are part of a global … Read more

Schools in Argentine capital begin cautious reopening – Times of India

BUENOS AIRES: Schools in the Argentine capital began reopening Tuesday as part of a gradual return to in-person classes amid the pandemic. Final-year pupils at around a dozen public schools in Buenos Aires returned to classes, the mayor’s office reported. “This is a very important step, reincorporating school to close a key stage in their … Read more

No religion, God call for big celebrations, says Harsh Vardhan | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With concerns rising over an accelerated spread of Covid during the festival season, health minister Harsh Vardhan has called for extra vigil and said that no religion or God lays down that religious events must be celebrated in an ostentatious manner. The minister on Sunday urged people to avoid large gatherings and warned … Read more

Venkaiah Naidu condoles Delhi’s Covid warrior Aarif Khan’s demise | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday conveyed his condolences to the family members of ambulance driver Aarif Khan from Delhi, who passed away due to coronavirus on October 10, following months of selfless and unrelenting service during the pandemic. The Vice President said that the deceased’s service symbolises the core of Indian … Read more

Gujarat govt may consider reopening schools only after Diwali – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government is likely to consider reopening schools only after Diwali, a senior official has said. Vinod Rao, secretary, state education department, said there was no immediate plan to reopen schools. “We are not doing this immediately. We will consider reopening schools only after Diwali (vacation) after assessing the coronavirus situation,” Rao told … Read more

Schools reopening: Many states unsure, yet to decide in view of Covid-19 situation – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While the Central government has given a go ahead for graded reopening of schools from October 15, many states including Delhi, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh have deciding against it while others such as Haryana and Meghalaya are still unsure and are assessing the situation in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Universities … Read more

MP govt puts reopening of primary, middle schools on hold – Times of India

BHOPAL: As the threat of coronavirus still looms large, the Madhya Pradesh government has put on hold reopening of primary and middle schools in the state for now, school educational minister Inder Singh Parmar said. Madhya Pradesh has been reporting at least 1,600 Covid-19 cases every day and the state government seems reluctant to add … Read more

DU first cut-off likely to be announced on Saturday – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi University is likely to release its first cut-off list on Saturday for admission to nearly 70,000 seats up for grabs. Varsity officials warned students against visiting colleges for the admission process, saying no one will be allowed entry. The admission process this year will be entirely online due to the coronavirus … Read more

1,853 students, staffers at 3 UK universities test Covid-19 positive – Times of India

LONDON: At least 1,853 additional students and staffers at three UK universities have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the institutions. In a statement on Thursday, the Newcastle University said 1,003 students and 12 staff members were confirmed to have been infected this week, compared with the 94 positive cases on October 2, … Read more