Coronavirus outbreak has severely impacted small-scale businesses across the country. As 'Ganesh Chaturthi' approaches, sculptors in Bhopal are staring at losses due to low demand due to COVID-19. A sculptor said, "We have mortgaged money markets, relatives and jewelry. Where will we bring the money we have spent. If these idols are not sold, we will commit suicide."
Gymnast Dipa Karmakar resumed training after more than five months. Karmakar was on a break due to the raging Covid-19 pandemic. The athlete was back in gym to enhance her gymnastic skills. Karmakar was seen flexing muscles to get back in action. "I am feeling glad that after over five months I came to the gym. All the gyms were shut due to coronavirus pandemic in March. I thank Tripura Sports Council for giving me training opportunity. We were undergoing online fitness training all this while," Gymnast Dipa Karmakar said. The gymnast resumed training under supervision of her coach BS Nandi. "I started giving online classes during the lockdown. As of now, the aim is to get these players back in their form," Dipa Karmakar's coach, BS Nandi said. The Coronavirus pandemic took a toll on sports activities across the world. The 2020 Tokyo Olympics was also postponed until next year. The event has been scheduled to take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
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From former Indian President getting infected to Karnataka Chief Minister recovering from Covid-19, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Mukherjee requested people who came in contact with him to self-isolate. World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is a need to “suppress, suppress, suppress” the virus. Tedros said there is still hope of conquering Covid-19. Over 90% Covid-19 patients in Delhi have recovered, according to the latest statistics. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the people of Delhi are slowly and steadily defeating corona. Also, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa was on Monday discharged from hospital after he recovered from Covid-19. Meanwhile, Paris made it mandatory for tourists to wear a mask in outdoor spaces. WHO chief praised Paris’ move and called it “strong and precise”. Watch the full video for more details.
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Delhi police stepped up security in and around the capital ahead of the Independence day celebration on August 15. Police were seen checking vehicles in the India gate and Connaught place region. Similar checks are also underway in other regions of the capital. Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Indian Armed Forces (Tri-Service) Band gave a musical performance at the North Block. The Defence Ministry has said that the Independence Day event will be marked by musical performances by the bands from the Army, Navy and the Indian Air Force. 'These performances are intended as gestures of gratitude and appreciation of the nation towards the Corona warriors who have been steadfastly fighting to stop the spread of the Coronavirus in the country even at the risk of their lives,' said the Ministry of Defence in a press statement. Military and Police Bands will also perform in Imphal, Bhopal and Jhansi on August 12. The final performance of the series will be held on August 13 in Lucknow, Faizabad, Shilong, Madurai and Champaran, it stated. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The United States saw a spike in COVID-19 infections in nursing homes during a one-week period in July. More than 8,600 new cases were found, according to a report released Tuesday on UPI. The weekly total was the highest reported among nursing home residents nationally since May. In the week ending with May 31st, more than 9,000 were reported. The increase was likely due to increasing community spread of the virus in the general population.
Severely obese adults are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 than those who maintain a healthy weight. UPI reports a new study shows the risk for hospitalization following infection with the new coronavirus increases by more than 338% for severely obese adults. It increases by 70% for mildly obese adults, and nearly 39% for those who are overweight. Participants were classified based on their body-mass index, or BMI.
A new study has found that teens and young adults who vape are up to seven times more likely to be infected with COVID-19 than peers who don't use e-cigarettes. Those who used both cigarettes and e-cigarettes were almost five times as likely to experience symptoms as those who never smoked or vaped. According to UPI, such symptoms include coughing, fever, fatigue, and difficulty breathing.
While most people know whole grains are generally better for health than refined grains, decoding food labels properly still remains difficult for many Americans. According to UPI, a new study reveals up to half of all US consumers are confused by the labeling on grain products such as cereal, bread, and crackers. The result of such confusion is that shoppers are making fewer healthy choices. In the study, shoppers were asked to identify healthier options, based on whole grain content.
From 1999 to 2000, just under 9% of Americans reported experiencing 'food insecurity.' Now, UPI reports a new study reveals that in 2015-16, that percentage more than doubled to over 18%. In addition, nearly 23% of obese adults across the country reported a lack of access to healthy food in 2015-16. The findings highlight how food insecurity can lead not only to reduced food intake, but also a less healthy diet and poor eating habits.