Karnataka has reported the first case of COVID-19 reinfection as a 27-year-old woman, who recovered from the disease in July, has contracted the virus again as per a statement by citys Fortis Hospital.
NDTV quoted Dr Pratik Patil, an Infectious Diseases Consultant at Fortis Hospital as saying, Normally, in case of infection, the COVID-19 Immunoglobulin G antibody test comes positive after 2-3 weeks of infection (showing that the patient has developed COVID-19 fighting cells). However, in this patient, the antibody test has come out negative, which means she did not develop immunity after first infection.
Another possibility is that the IgG antibodies disappeared in her body within a month, which left her susceptible to reinfection. Reinfection cases mean that the antibodies may not be produced by every individual and if they develop, they might not last a longer period, allowing the virus to enter the body and cause the disease again, Dr Patil added.
Meanwhile, India now recorded 90,802 new cases on Sunday taking its COVID-19 tally beyond 42 lakh, thereby making it the second most affected country after USA.
On Sunday, the total number of active COVID-19 cases in India stood at 8,82,542 with the recovery rate being 77.30 %.
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘Even Modiji can’t finish my political career:’ Pankaja Munde
BJP National Secretary Pankaja Munde said even Prime Minister Narendra Modi wouldn’t be able to end her political career if she lived in people’s hearts and minds. Munde said the same on Tuesday while addressing a public rally — part of PM Modi’s birthday celebrations for a fortnight across Maharashtra — at Ambajogai in Maharashtra’s Beed district.
Munde said, “If I live in people’s mind and heart, even Modiji cannot end my political career… Dynasty politics has been prevailing in the Congress party. Modiji, however, wants to end the dynasty rule… I hail from a political family, but if I live in your mind and heart, nobody will be able to finish (end the career) me. If I live in people’s minds and hearts, even Modiji cannot finish my political career.”