Jyothika showed her body upside down to work out

Recently, Jyothika shared a compilation video of herself working out in the gym on her Instagram. The reel has become popular among her fans online. In the video, She can be seen standing upside down and using various objects, such as dumbbells, balls, rollers, and blocks, for support. Additionally, She can be seen maintaining her balance by using the wall, descending stairs in an inverted position, and skillfully maneuvering a tennis ball.

Surya’s wife is a well-known Tamil actress who has worked in films across all South Indian languages, as well as in Hindi. She is married to Tamil star Suriya and has two children. While she took a break from films after her marriage, she made a comeback with 36 Vayadhinile and has since appeared in several women-centric films. Udanpirappe had her previous movie in 2021.

Jyothika showed her body upside down to work out

Jyothika’s upcoming films:

As for her professional work, Jyothika’s upcoming film is Kaathal – The Core, a Malayalam language drama in which she stars opposite Mammootty. The film is produced by Jeo Baby under Mammootty’s banner. Moreover, Jyothika is occupied with her forthcoming Hindi film, Sri, where she is starring alongside Rajkummar Rao.

Also, read: This film is very close to my heart: Jyothika

Health Experts Monitor Spread of Omicron Subvariant in US


According to the latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a new Omicron subvariant known as XBB.1.16, or “Arcturus,” is spreading rapidly in the United States. It accounted for nearly 10 percent of new weekly Covid-19 cases reported across the country, prompting concern among health experts.

The CDC has added XBB.1.16 to its variant tracker, indicating that the subvariant is a significant threat. Experts have warned that the percentage of cases attributed to XBB.1.16 is likely to increase in the coming weeks, and it may become the next dominant coronavirus strain in the country.

Meanwhile, the highly transmissible Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 remains the dominant strain in the US, accounting for about 73.6 percent of new Covid-19 cases this week, according to CDC data.

A new variant XBB.1.16 has been observed by WHO which is a health organization worldwide Because the new variant was supported to spread the virus covid-19 in India. The emergence of new subvariants underscores the need for continued vigilance and adherence to public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Posani Krishna Murali Tests Positive for Covid-19

Posani Krishna Murali, a well-known figure in the Telugu film industry, is an accomplished screenwriter, actor, director, and producer. He is widely recognized for his versatility in dialogue delivery and has written scripts and dialogues for numerous Telugu films. Besides his work in films, he also serves as the Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Film, TV, and Theatre Development Corporation.

However, Posani Krishna Murali’s recent health condition has become a cause of concern for his fans and well-wishers. He has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and is currently undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Hyderabad. To attend in Pune shoot, he went there to return back to Hyderabad and then he has mild covid-19 symptoms. Last time Posani faced this problem, now also affected by Covid-19 when was virus came for the first time.

The recent spike in Covid-19 cases in Hyderabad prompted him to undergo a Covid-19 test upon experiencing symptoms. We pray for him to get out of the issues.

The health department has been advising people to wear masks in crowded places and sanitize regularly to prevent the spread of the virus. It is crucial to adhere to these guidelines to keep ourselves and others safe during these trying times.

WHO reports first death from H3N8 virus in China


China has recorded the first death due to the avian influenza A(H3N8) virus, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.

China, on March 27, notified the WHO of an H3N8 virus infection in a 56-year-old woman.

The woman from Guangdong province fell ill due to the virus on February 22 and was hospitalized for severe pneumonia on March 3. She subsequently died on March 16, the global health body said in a statement.

“The case was detected through the severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) surveillance system. The patient had multiple underlying conditions. She had a history of exposure to live poultry before the onset of the disease, and a history of wild bird presence around her home,” the WHO said.

According to reports from health officials, the preliminary epidemiological investigation into this event suggests that exposure to a live poultry market may have been the cause of infection.

Health authorities also carried out epidemiological investigations and close contact tracing. They found no other cases among close contacts of the infected individual.

“It appears that this virus does not have the ability to spread easily from person to person, and therefore the risk of it spreading among humans at the national, regional, and international levels is considered to be low,” the WHO said.

However, due to the constantly evolving nature of influenza viruses, the WHO stressed the importance of global surveillance to detect virological, epidemiological, and clinical changes associated with circulating influenza viruses which may affect human (or animal) health.

Zoonotic influenza infections in humans may be asymptomatic or may cause disease. Depending on factors related to the specific virus and the infected host, the disease can range from conjunctivitis or mild flu-like symptoms to severe acute respiratory disease or even death. Gastrointestinal or neurological symptoms have been reported but these are rare.

Human cases of infection with avian influenza viruses are usually the result of direct or indirect exposure to infected live or dead poultry or contaminated environments.

Samples from the patient’s residence and the wet market where she spent time before the onset of illness tested positive for H3N8, the UN health body said.

This is reportedly the third such case after China reported two H3N8 cases in 2022 involving a four-year-old boy from Zhumadian City in Henan province and a five-year-old boy from Changsha City in Hunan province.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government has enhanced monitoring and disinfection in the surrounding environment of the patient’s residence and suspected exposure areas. It has also launched public risk communication activities to improve public awareness and adoption of self-protection measures.

Avian influenza A(H3N8) viruses are commonly detected globally in animals. The viruses are some of the most commonly found subtypes in birds, causing little to no sign of disease in either domestic poultry or wild birds. Cross-species transmission of A(H3N8) avian influenza viruses has been reported for various mammal species, including being endemic in dogs and horses.

Omicron more deadly than seasonal influenza, reveals research


Adults hospitalized with the Omicron variant have a higher death rate than those hospitalized with seasonal influenza, even though Omicron is considered less virulent with lower case fatality rates than the Delta and Alpha strains, new research has revealed.

The study by Dr. Alaa Atamna and colleagues from the Rabin Medical Center at Belinison Hospital in Israel found that adults (18 years or older) hospitalized with influenza were 55 percent less likely to die within 30 days than those hospitalized with Omicron during 2021-2022 influenza season.

Influenza and Covid-19 are both respiratory diseases with similar modes of transmission.

To find out more, researchers compared the clinical outcomes of patients hospitalized with Covid-19 (Omicron variant) and those hospitalized with influenza at a large academic hospital in Israel.

Overall, 63 patients died within 30 days — 19 were admitted with influenza, and 44 were hospitalized with Omicron.

Patients with Omicron tended to have higher overall comorbidity scores, needed more assistance performing activities of daily living (washing and dressing), and were more likely to have high blood pressure and diabetes, whereas asthma was more common in those hospitalized with influenza.

Respiratory complications and the need for oxygen support and mechanical ventilation were also more common in Omicron cases than in seasonal influenza.

“A possible reason for the higher Omicron death rate is that patients admitted with Omicron were older with additional major underlying illnesses such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease,” said Dr. Atamna.

The difference might also be due to an exaggerated immune response in Covid-19, and that vaccination against Covid-19 was far lower among patients with Omicron,” he added.

The double whammy of overlapping influenza and Covid-19 epidemics will increase the complexity of the disease and the burden on health systems, said the study to be presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Copenhagen this month.

WHO tracking VOI XBB.1.5, six other variants under monitoring: Centre to states, UTs


The Centre on Friday told the states and Union territories that currently the World Health Organisation is closely tracking one variant of interest (VOI), XBB.1.5, and six other variants are under monitoring BQ.1, BA.2.75, CH.1.1, XBB, XBF and XBB.1.16.

During a review meeting on the Covid-19 situation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya virtually interacted with the health ministers of the states and union territories and advised them to ramp up vaccination of all eligible populations, especially of the elderly and vulnerable population groups.

It was highlighted that while Omicron and its sub-lineages continue to be the predominant variant, most of the assigned variants have little or no significant transmissibility, disease severity, or immune escape.

The prevalence of XBB.1.16 increased from 21.6 percent in February to 35.8 percent in March, 2023. However, no evidence of an increase in hospitalization or mortality has been reported.

It was also informed that while India has achieved over 90 percent coverage of primary vaccination, the coverage of precaution dose is very low.

UP reports 1st Covid death in 2023, 192 new cases


Uttar Pradesh reported its first death due to Covid-19 this year, health officials said.

The state also reported 192 fresh Covid cases during the day while 68 patients recovered in the state, including one in the state capital Lucknow. At present, there are 842 active Covid cases in the state.

An elderly woman, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on April 2, died during treatment on Thursday while 35 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Lucknow.

The woman, who died was a resident of Lucknow’s Vrindavan Colony and was admitted to a private hospital in Alambagh.

She was diagnosed as a patient of multi-organ failure and tested positive for Covid-19 with the TrueNat method.

“She was later shifted to King George’s Medical University (KGMU) where a second sample for Covid test was taken on April 4. The report of the second sample is awaited,” said a senior health official.

Till now, the state capital has reported 2,701 Covid deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020.

In the state, 23,650 deaths have been reported till now. Officials said once the confirmatory report of the sample taken at KGMU came, the death toll would be updated.

On Thursday, a steep hike in new Covid cases was reported in the state capital as 35 more people tested positive as compared to 24 new cases on Wednesday.

Six patients were from Indira Nagar and Aliganj, five from Sarojini Nagar, four from Alambagh and Chowk, two each from Chinhat, Qaiserbagh, and Tudiyaganj, and one each from NK Road, Malihabad, and Aishbagh, according to the health department data.

Bengal govt seeks 5.75 L COVID-19 vaccine doses from Centre


In wake of a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, the West Bengal health department has sought the supply of 5.75 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the Centre.

Of the 5.75 lakh doses, five lahks are for Covishield, and the remaining 75,000 for Covaxin.

A senior official of the state health department said that the fresh request for COVID-19 vaccines to the Union government has been made in wake of apprehension that there might be fresh demands for booster doses in the state amid the recent spike in active cases.

“As it is there was a reluctance among the people to go for booster doses. The reluctance was aggravated further because of the dip in the number of active cases in the recent past. So, the state health department had to send back a huge stock of doses to the Union government before their expiry. Currently, the stock of doses is limited and is not enough to meet the requirement in case demand for boosters dozes amid a fresh spike in fresh cases. Hence, the state government has given fresh requisition of 5.75 lakh doses,” he said.

As per the records of the state health department, there are 127 active cases of COVID-19 in the state. The number of fresh cases reported during the last 24 hours in the state was 14. The maximum number of current active cases have been reported from the state capital of Kolkata. The affected persons have been kept under isolation. During the last three months, just one Corona- related death has been reported from West Bengal.

Rising Covid cases: TN enforces mask rule for govt hospitals


Wearing the masks will be necessary for government hospitals from April 1 onwards, in the state of Tamil Nadu, because Covid-19 cases are growing day by day in a particular state.

Health minister Ma. Subramanian was passed the instructions on Friday and said that All the inpatients, doctors, outpatients, visitors, nurses, and other health-related employers and medical staff of hospitals need to wear covid-19 masks at hospitals.

Besides district headquarters hospitals and government medical college hospitals, There are overall 11,300 centers here that cover urban PHCs, taluk, and non-taluk hospitals, health sub-centers, and primary health centers (PHCs).

“From Saturday onwards, all government hospitals will have to follow the rules which have been settled by state and district-level health officers,’ The Health minister said to media reporters on Friday.

Even though Covid norms are in place in the state, the decision to implement the mask rule in hospitals has been taken because infections usually begin multiplying at hospitals first, the minister said, explaining the rationale behind the move.

Tamil Nadu reported 123 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, while 3,095 cases have been reported from across India in the past 24 hours, the minister told reporters.

India reports 40% jump in new Covid cases, Delhi govt calls emergency meet


At 3,016 cases, India registered a 40 percent jump in the new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Health Ministry on Thursday. In view of the rising cases, the Delhi government has called an emergency meeting.

The daily positivity rate has been recorded at 2.7 percent and the weekly positivity rate stands at 1.71 percent.

There were 1,396 recoveries in the last 24 hours and the active caseload stood at 13,509.

The Delhi government has called an emergency meeting after the Covid cases spiked on Wednesday. A total of 300 new Covid infections in the last 24 hours were recorded in the national capital, which is a rise over Tuesday’s 214 cases, as per the Delhi government health bulletin.

Meanwhile, two Covid-19-related deaths have also been reported in the same time span.

The positivity rate of the national capital city has risen to 13.79 percent. The number of active cases stands at 806 out of which 452 patients are being treated in home isolation.

With 163 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries so far has gone to 19,82,029, while Delhi’s total caseload is 20,09,361 and the death toll in the city has risen to 26,526.

A total of 2,160 new tests — 1490 RT-PCR and 670 Rapid Antigen – were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 4,07,85,433 while 141 vaccines were administered – 27 first doses, 34-second doses, and 80 precaution doses.

The total number of cumulative beneficiaries vaccinated so far stands at 3,74,04,636 according to the health bulletin.