ICC POSTPONES T20 CRICKET WORLD CUP TO OCTOBER 2021

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ICC POSTPONES T20 CRICKET WORLD CUP TO OCTOBER 2021:

T20 cricket world cup which is supposed to be held in August this year in Australia is postponed to October 2021 due to novel corona virus pandemic. The windows for the Men’s events are:

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will be held October – November 2021 with the final on 14 November 2021
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be held October – November 2022 with the final on 13 November 2022
ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 will be held in India October – November 2023 with the final on 26 November 2023 Coming to ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 which is to be held in New Zealand in February next year, planning for this event continues as scheduled.

COVID 19 VACCINE, COVAXIN TRIALS BEGIN TODAY:

The first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, being developed by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Bharat Biotech, is expected to be tested on 30 healthy volunteers at NIMS.
The volunteers are drawn from across the State and after the vaccine administration, will remain in ICU care for a few days before being discharged. Their health condition and interaction with the vaccine will be monitored remotely as well as through frequent physical check-ups, senior doctors familiar with the trials said.

SINGLE DAY SPIKE OF 40,425 CASES, TALLY CROSSES 11 LAKH MARK:

This is the first time that the single-day spike has crossed the 40,000-mark. While the total number of recoveries crossed 7 lakh, the death toll due to the disease rose to 27,497 with 681 fatalities reported in one day..The data updated at 8 am on Monday showed that the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 1,156,189. There are 403,388 active cases in the country, while 724,702 people have recovered. The recovery rate stands at 62.61 per cent.

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AUSTRALIA UNIVERSITY DEVELOPS 20 MINUTE COVID 19 BLOOD TEST:

A blood test developed by Australia’s Monash University could detect positive COVID-19 cases in about 20 minutes. Based on commonly used blood typing infrastructure, researchers at the Melbourne-based university developed a simple agglutination assay to identify antibodies generated in response to COVID-19, Xinhua news agency reported. This test can be used in any lab that has blood typing infrastructure. Researchers said they were seeking commercial and government support to conduct full clinical evaluation of the test.

TELANGANA COVID 19 UPDATES:

In the last 24 hours, health authorities tested 11,003 samples, out of which 1,198 tested positive. Seven fatalities were in Telangana on Monday, pushing the toll so far to 422 and the total number of positive cases since the onset of the pandemic to 46,274. The number of active Covid-19 infections in the State is 11,530. Areas reported under GHMC are 510.
The Covid-19 positive cases reported from other districts on Monday include 10 from Sangareddy, three from Khammam, 73 from Warangal Urban, one from Warangal Rural, one from Nirmal, 87 from Karimnagar, 36 from Jagtiyal, one case from Yadadri, 36 from Mahabubabad, eight from Peddapally, 13 from Medak, 50 from Mahabubnagar, three from Mancherial, 11 from Kothagudem, 26 from Bhupalpally, 24 from Nalgonda, 11 from Adilabad, four from Asifabad, 11 from Vikarabad, 27 from Nagarkurnool, 12 from Jangaon, 31 from Nizamabad, nine from Mulugu, three from Siddipet, 12 from Suryapet and three from Gadwal.

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