<br>Neena Gupta<br> <br>Ever since the actor's post asking for work went viral, there's been no looking back for the 62-year-old -- successful movies, power-packed performances and even an autobiography that's become everyone's favourite read. Gupta's social media posts are an insight into exactly who she is -- natural, funny and sassy. From her captions to her take on fashion and other life situations, her humour is intact. Neetu Kapoor She's effortless, unstoppable and probably looking her best right now. One can follow Kapoor for her immaculate style, workout inspirations and all things Bollywood. Of all the yesteryear actresses, Kapoor is the most active on social media, for all the right reasons!Vinita Chaitanya For any design and decor enthusiast, celebrity interior designer Chaitanya's social media is the mood board of your dreams. Beautiful pictures captured during her morning walks, conversations around interior styling and of course a glimpse into all the incredible work she does is on view on her handle. Based out of Bengaluru, she keeps her online space colourful and inspiring. Poonam Sapra<br> <br>The Internet's most loved desi-mom, Poonam Sapra has a very interesting social media handle -- 'mother with sign'. From happy and motivational messages to 'Things that Indian moms say', this social media influencer is trying to make the world a happier place, one post at a time. Sapra's heart-warming content will inspire many to click the follow button. Anjali Kumar Maitri, an online community that talks about everything related to women's health is run by Anjali Kumar. She actively addresses issues related to PCOS, menstruation, pregnancy, self-care and many other topics that are often not spoken about openly. From tackling health problems to rocking headstands, this 50-something gynecologist is a super influencer. (Ianslife can be contacted at [email protected])--IANS<br>nimerta/tb/
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) The national capital on Wednesday reported 67 new Covid cases in the past 24-hour timeframe, though for the second time this month no deaths were reported in the said period, according to the daily health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.The overall Covid death toll of Delhi stood at 25,058 on Wednesday, the bulletin said. With 67 new Covid cases, the city's cumulative infection tally rose to 14,36,518, out of which 14,10,947 patients have recovered from the disease and 25,058 have succumbed to the virus. The recovery rate continued to remain at 98.21 per cent for the 20th day in Delhi. The active cases have also registered a substantial decline and stands at 513 presently. The positivity rate stands at 0.09 per cent in the national capital.The bulletin released by the Delhi health department informed that a total of 157 covid patients are getting treatment currently under home isolation, while 73 Covid patients have been discharged from different hospitals in Delhi in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of discharges to 14,10,947.Meanwhile, a total of 72,965 Covid tests were conducted in the city in the last 24 hours, including 49,214 RT-PCR tests and 23,751 Rapid Antigen tests.As per the bulletin, Delhi presently has 284 containment zones. On the vaccination front, a total 95,076 eligible beneficiaries were vaccinated in the last 24 hours, of which 49,750 received the first dose and the remaining 45,326 beneficiaries got the second dose. The capital city has so far administered vaccine doses to 1,02,95,402 persons. ---IANSavr/arm
Bangkok, Aug 1 (IANS) Thailand's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths both set records again on Saturday, as the country fights its worst surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.Data from the Ministry of Public Health showed that Thailand's Covid-19 caseload rose by 18,912 over the last 24 hours to 697,287, and the death toll increased by 178 to 4,857, the Xinhua news agency reported.Daily case tallies in the Southeast Asian country have continued to rise sharply in July despite the imposition of tougher restrictions like curfew and partial lockdown in its most affected provinces.The number of patients in critical condition and on ventilators also climbed to 4,691 and 1,032 respectively, which is increasing pressure on the medical system in the hard-hit areas like the capital Bangkok.Local media reported that the soaring cases have prompted the authorities to consider extending the current restrictive measures for another two weeks.With some 5.5 per cent people fully inoculated, Thailand's vaccination rate is relatively low. However, the country has accelerated its vaccination progress recently, with a new record of single-day shots on Friday. --IANSint/rs
Tokyo, July 28 (IANS) The number of new Covid-19 cases in Tokyo reached 3,177 for the first time in a single day, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday.The all-time high comes just a day after Tokyo, hosting the Olympics since last week, marked 2,848 daily infection cases Tuesday, topping the earlier record of 2,520 cases logged on January 7, the Xinhua news agency reported.As the virus spread rapidly elsewhere, the nationwide tally of daily cases of infection reported on Tuesday exceeded 7,000 for the first time since May 12, nearing its record figure of about 8,000 recorded in early January.Olympic organizers have pledged to perform strict restrictions for "safe and secure" games and emphasised that the number of infection cases among athletes and others associated with the sporting events is very low, while a fifth wave of the pandemic stimulated by the highly contagious Delta variant is putting pressure on hospitals in the Olympic host city.The Japanese government has placed Tokyo under a fourth state of emergency from July 12 to August 22, as restaurants and bars are required to stop offering alcohol and close early.Tokyo's neighbouring prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba, which are currently under looser quasi-emergency restrictions, are also witnessing the peak of infection cases with a number of their residents traveling to the capital.Governors of the three prefectures are considering asking the government for the declaration of emergency states for their regions. --IANSint/rs
<br>Dr Shrushti, 26, was first infected on June 17, 2020, while on Covid-19 duty at BMC's Veer Savarkar Hospital in Mulund, and twice again in May and July, after getting fully vaccinated.She hails from a Gujarati family of medicos, originally of Dholera, with her father Dr Deepak, mother Dr Vaishali, and her younger brother Dhawal, studying for his MBBS, are all fully vaccinated.Dr Shrushti completed her 3-month assignment and was at home preparing for her MD and later higher medical studies in the US. The entire family also took the two doses of Covishield vaccines in early-March and late-April.However, the family was perturbed when Dr Shrushti was infected for the second time - on May 29 - despite having been fully vaccinated, but recovered fully.The big shock came on July 11, when the entire Halari family was infected and hospitalized, put on Remdesivir, barely 3 months after their second vaccine doses.Not suffering from any comorbidity, Dr Shrushti's third encounter with Covid-19 stunned even the medical fraternity with the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation officials and other experts terming it as "an unprecedented, extremely rare occurrence".The BMC has taken the swabs of Dr Shrushti and Dhawal for further analysis by Foundation for Medical Research, to ascertain the type of Covid-19 variant/s that may have struck the Halari family - three with comorbidities, and after getting fully inoculated.The third time in July "was probably due to Dr Shrushti's low immunity levels on account of her two previous infections and the likely new strains of the virus that are coming to the fore in recent months", surmised Dr Vaishali."Actually, even the doctors initially did not believe it was possible, but after our physician Dr Mehul Thakkar's advice, she went for the tests which came positive and she was hospitalized early the next morning," added Dr Vaishali, narrating the harrowing time the Halari household had experienced."This has been very tough for the entire family. Now, we shall ensure there is no 4th time," Dr Shrushti said with soft determination. (to IANS).Dr Vaishali, 48, said the reason the family could emerge from Covid-19 successfully was due to their vaccination doses, medical knowledge, catching the symptoms in time and getting prompt treatment."We consider ourselves fortunate to be fully vaccinated as later it proved to be beneficial for all of us," Dr Vaishali, who is a severe diabetic patient, as also her son Dhawal, 21, and husband Dr Deepak, 56, who suffers from high blood pressure and cholesterol, told IANS.She pointed out that the vaccination doses also helped ensure that their infection was not so severe and now the entire family has completely recovered.Commenting on the issue, Mumbai researcher-cum-scientist Dr Pradeep Mahajan - Chairman of StemRx Biosciences Solutions Pvt Ltd, said that there's "no permanent cure" for Covid-19 in the world."It can strike even after full vaccination as the virus keep mutating, so inoculation is not a 100 per cent guarantee of avoiding Covid-19 altogether," Dr Mahajan - who has pioneered the unique stem cell/platelet-based remedy for the disease, told IANS.He said that at the rate the virus mutants are being detected, in the near future, vaccination may become compulsory every year, and some global pharma giants are already preparing to give a third booster dose to people in Europe and other countries.Now in the national limelight, the Halari family is keeping fingers crossed, taking all precautions and adhering to all Covid protocols to keep the virus from visiting their home again.(Quaid Najmi can be contacted at: [email protected])--IANS<br>qn/skp/<br>
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) Pakistan's daily Covid-19 case count crossed 4,000 for the first time in two months on Wednesday morning after the National Command and Operation Centre reported 4,119 fresh infections.The country last recorded more than 4,000 cases in a single day on May 22, the Geo TV reported. According to the NCOC's latest stats, 52,291 coronavirus tests were taken in the last 24 hours across the country. Of these, 4,119 came back positive.Another 44 people, meanwhile, lost their lives to the virus in the last 24 hours, pushing the national death tally to 23,133.The positivity rate, too, went up again. The current rate is 7.8 per cent.The total number of cases has reached 1,015,827. In addition to this, 7,020 patients have recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 935,742 while the number of active cases is 56,952.Earlier this week, it was reported that Pakistan's coronavirus death rate in July surpassed the global death rate figures, according to officials from the health ministry.The death rate in July was between 2.30 per cent and 2.37 per cent in Pakistan, according to data shared by the World Health Organisation. The worldwide death rate in July was between 2.15 per cent to 2.17 per cent.Health experts said that non-compliance with standard operating procedures and no vaccination can increase death rates.--IANSint/rs
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