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    Nepal and Bangladesh receive Coronavirus vaccines sent by India

    Two million doses of Covisheild vaccines were sent to Bangladesh, while Nepal was supplied one million doses.

    Coronavirus vaccine: A sense of relief, opportunity to dispel doubts

    As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi rolle out the vaccination drive, SGPGI Director Dr R K Dhiman, Ram Manohar Lohia Institute Director Dr A K Singh and Kannauj Medical College Principal Navneet Kumar were among the first few to get themselves vaccinated.

    Coronavirus in India: 15,144 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs, nationwide vaccination drive underway

    India reported 15,144 new COVID-19 infections and 17,170 discharges on January 17. COVID tally of the country stood at 1,05,57,985, including 2,08,826 active cases. So far, 1,01,96,885 patients have been recovered from the disease and discharged. With 181 deaths in the last 24 hours, death toll mounts to 1,52,274. Total of 1,91,181 beneficiaries were vaccinated for COVID-19 on January 16, which was day 01 of the massive nationwide vaccination drive.Coronavirus in India: 15,144 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs, nationwide vaccination drive underway

    Vaccination will be last nail in Covid-19 coffin, adverse events common: Harsh Vardhan

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that adverse events by COVID-19 vaccine are common and vaccination will be the last nail in coffin of COVID-19. “The message is clear that vaccine is completely safe and effective. The adverse events or side effects surfacing are common & it can be seen after any vaccination,” said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.“The vaccination will be the last nail in the coffin of COVID-19. It is unfortunate that some people are spreading misinformation about the vaccination for political reasons. This has developed vaccine hesitancy in a small group of people,” he added. Vaccination will be last nail in Covid-19 coffin, adverse events common: Harsh Vardhan

    US to join global coronavirus vaccine programme

    Fauci said the United States would support the "ACT Accelerator" - an umbrella effort including COVAX that also focuses on distributing diagnostic tools and therapeutics for the coronavirus to countries around the world.

    PM Modi cautions against 'propaganda' as he launches India's COVID-19 vaccination drive

    PM Narendra Modi Saturday launched India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign and asserted that the 'made-in-India' vaccines being rolled out will ensure a 'decisive victory' for the country over the pandemic and cautioned citizens against falling prey to any 'propaganda' and rumours. He reminded people that two doses of vaccine are very important and asked them to maintain wearing masks and social distancing even after receiving the jabs. During his speech, the Prime Minister turned emotional as he spoke of the disruption the pandemic caused to people's lives and also referred to sacrifices made by healthcare and frontline workers. Watch highlights from PM Modi's address. (Text: PTI)PM Modi cautions against 'propaganda' as he launches India's COVID-19 vaccination drive

    Army of 1 lakh ready to administer coronavirus vaccine

    State governments, district officials and municipal commissioners have been asked to get ground staff, logistics and IT systems in place to carry out the drive that aims to cover 30 crore 'priority population' by July.

    Covid-19: India reports 13,823 new infections, 16,988 discharges in 24 hours

    India reported 13,823 new COVID-19 infections and 16,988 discharges in the last 24 hours. The COVID tally of the country has mounted to 1,05,95,660, which includes 1,97,201 active cases. So far, 1,02,45,741 patients have been discharged from the hospitals across country. With 162 deaths in the last 24 hours, country’s death toll stands at 1,52,718. Health Ministry had reported that more than 4.50 lakh people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 till January 19.Covid-19: India reports 13,823 new infections, 16,988 discharges in 24 hours

    Covid-19 vaccination: PM to launch world's largest immunisation exercise on January 16

    PM Narendra Modi to launch India's Coronavirus vaccination drive tomorrow. Over 3000 session sites across the country will be virtually connected during the launch and almost 100 beneficiaries will be vaccinated in each session site on the 1st day. TIMES NOW with the latest updates.Covid-19 vaccination: PM to launch world's largest immunisation exercise on January 16

    Covid-19: India records 10,064 new cases, 137 deaths in 24 hours

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 19 reported single-day spike of 10,064 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 137 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,52,556. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,81,837 which include 2,00,528 active infections. More than 1,02,28,753 people have recovered from the virus with 17,411 new discharges in last 24 hours. Covid-19: India records 10,064 new cases, 137 deaths in 24 hours

    Covid-19: India reports 15,223 new cases, 19,965 discharges in 24 hours

    According to the Health Ministry, total of 8,06,484 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in India for COVID-19. India reported 15,223 new COVID-19 cases and 19,965 discharges on January 21. With new infections, the COVID tally of the country stood at 1,06,10,883. Which includes 1,92,308 active cases. 1,02,65,706 patients have been discharged across the country. With 151 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll rose to 1,52,869. Covid-19: India reports 15,223 new cases, 19,965 discharges in 24 hours

    Covid-19: India reports 14,545 new infections, 163 deaths in 24 hours

    A total of 10,43,534 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in India for COVID-19. India reported 14,545 new COVID-19 cases and 18,002 discharges on January 22. With new infections, the COVID tally of the country stood at 1,06,25,428. Which includes 1,88,688 active cases. 1,02,83,708 patients have been discharged across the country. With 163 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll rose to 1,53,032.Covid-19: India reports 14,545 new infections, 163 deaths in 24 hours

    Vaccine is completely safe, says doctor who got first jab in Gujarat

    Of 100 health workers who were administered COVID-19 vaccine at the civil hospital, nearly half were doctors, including critical care specialist Dr Maharshi Desai, public health expert Dr Dileep Mavalankar, immunology expert Dr Sapan Pandya, and many doctors attached to the hospital itself.

    Covid-19: 20 cases of UK coronavirus strain in India

    Total cases of the new strain in India now stand at 20. Further details are awaited as the government continues to increase scrutiny on passengers from UK and doubles down on testing.Covid-19: 20 cases of UK coronavirus strain in India

    No request received from Pakistan for coronavirus vaccines: MEA Spokesperson

    When asked whether India would do if Pakistan requests for the vaccines, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava declined to answer saying the question is "hypothetical at this stage".

    Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination across Uttar Pradesh today

    Dry runs to be carried out across Uttar Pradesh today in light of the DCGI approval given to 2 Covid-19 vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin. Dry run for Covid-19 vaccination across Uttar Pradesh today

    Covid-19: PM Modi to chair meeting with CMs on vaccine roll-out, corona situation

    Ahead of January 16 vaccine roll-out, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting with Chief Ministers today afternoon and also review coronavirus situation in their respective states. All states will share the details of preparations made for the planned vaccination during this meeting. The meeting is slated to begin at 4 pm. Covid-19: PM Modi to chair meeting with CMs on vaccine roll-out, corona situation

    Watch: BJP workers burn corona effigy to celebrate launch of Covid vaccination drive

    BJP workers celebrated the launch of the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mumbai. They burnt effigy of coronavirus in Ghatkopar area to celebrate the vaccine drive. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on Jan 16.Watch: BJP workers burn corona effigy to celebrate launch of Covid vaccination drive

    Coronavirus in India: 12,584 new infections reported in last 24 hrs, active cases dip to 2.16 lakh

    On January 12, the total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,04,79,179. The country reported 12,584 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and the active cases stands at 2,16,558. With new 18,385 discharges, total number reached to 1,01,11,294.Coronavirus in India: 12,584 new infections reported in last 24 hrs, active cases dip to 2.16 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: 13,788 new cases, 14,457 recoveries recorded in last 24 hours

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 145 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,52,419. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,71,773 which include 2,08,012 active infections. More than 1,02,11,342 people have recovered from the virus with 14,457 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 5,48,168 samples were tested on January 17. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till January 17 are 18,70,93,036.Coronavirus in India: 13,788 new cases, 14,457 recoveries recorded in last 24 hours

    Vaccination drive: Deep sense of hesitancy there; PM, health min must lead by example, Karti Chidambaram tweets

    Congress MP Karti Chidambaram asks PM Narendra Modi to take the Covid-19 vaccine shot first. 'After talking to a cross section of people it is very clear that there is a great sense of hesitancy,' he says.Vaccination drive: Deep sense of hesitancy there; PM, health min must lead by example, Karti Chidambaram tweets

    Covid-19: India reports 15,677 new cases in 24 hours; active cases dip to 2,10,l06

    On January 15, India reported 15,677 new COVID-19 cases and 189 deaths in last 24 hours. The active cases stands at 2,10,l06. With new 15,848 discharges, total number reached to 1,01,62,082. 189 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking cumulative toll to 1,51,954.Covid-19: India reports 15,677 new cases in 24 hours; active cases dip to 2,10,l06

    Covid-19: India records 15,968 new cases in 24 hours; tally reaches to 1,04,95,147

    On January 13, the total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,04,95,147. The country reported 15,968 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stands at 2,14,507. With new 17,817 discharges, total number reached to 1,01,29,111. 202 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking cumulative toll to 1,51,529.Covid-19: India records 15,968 new cases in 24 hours; tally reaches to 1,04,95,147

    India to start coronavirus vaccine exports as soon as Wednesday, starting with Bhutan

    Two million doses of the vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), will also be despatched to Bangladesh on Thursday, said officials briefed on the plans.

    Vaxman Rekha: Some wary of going to the other side

    While some would want to get their elders given the protective jab as soon as possible to minimise their risk of infection, others want to wait for 1-2 months to see the results of the first phase of vaccination for antibody generation and side effects before they stand in line for the injection.

    Covid vaccine ready for dispatch to Myanmar, Seychelles, Mauritius from Mumbai airport

    Serum Institute of India's vaccine consignment arrived at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on January 22. The consignment containing COVID-19 vaccine will be dispatched to Myanmar, Seychelles and Mauritius.Covid vaccine ready for dispatch to Myanmar, Seychelles, Mauritius from Mumbai airport

    40% people in Delhi-NCR reluctant to get vaccinated: NCAER

    The telephonic survey of 3,168 respondents found that 20% of NCR residents were certain that they would not take the vaccine, 15% were unsure and 4% said they would not take it as they were already infected by the virus.

    COVID-19 active caseload further dips to 1.81 per cent of total cases

    A total of 19,965 people have recovered in a span of 24 hours. The total recoveries have surged to 10,265,706. The ministry said that 87.06 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs.

    Provide coronavirus vaccine free to everyone: Arvind Kejriwal appeals to Centre

    "Coronavirus is the century's biggest pandemic. It is important to protect our people from it. I appeal to the Central government to ensure that everyone gets free vaccine. The expenditure on this will save lots of lives," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

    Covid-19 vaccination drive: Safety proven without doubt, says NITI Aayog member VK Paul

    NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said that phase 3 trial of Pfizer, Moderna is still going on but the benefits are overwhelming compared to risk. “World has decided to move forward, take benefit and ensure what's needed in this stage,” he said. “Safety proven without doubt on thousands and thousands of individuals. We should respect the scientific processes that unfolded in extremely different, difficult and unusual circumstances. Today, 2 great vaccines are available. Whatever vaccine you're allotted, please take it,” he added. Covid-19 vaccination drive: Safety proven without doubt, says NITI Aayog member VK Paul

    Covid-19: India records 16,946 new cases in last 24 hours; tally stands at 1,05,12,093

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 14 reported single-day spike of 16,946 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 198 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,51,727. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,12,093 which include 2,13,603 active infections.Covid-19: India records 16,946 new cases in last 24 hours; tally stands at 1,05,12,093

    Pharmaceutical major Pfizer reassures Europe over coronavirus vaccines as pandemic surges

    The coronavirus pandemic is showing no signs of slowing down, with infections surging past 94 million and more than two million deaths, and Europe among the hardest-hit parts of the world.

    Healthcare workers at Delhi hospital treated with chocolates, cakes, juices after COVID-19 vaccine shots

    Dr Ajeet Jain, nodal officer of COVID-19 and cardio surgeon at the hospital, said, "The gift hampers were not pre-planned. It just happened and we are happy that they brought smiles on the faces of volunteers. We will think about whether to continue or not."

    Tens of thousands skip India's vaccine drive launch

    The government has launched one of the world's most ambitious vaccine programmes, aiming to innoculate 300 million of the 1.3 billion population by July.

    India to give free vaccine doses to 6 countries

    Certain amount of Covaxin doses will be given free of cost by India as a goodwill gesture to 6 countries. India to give free vaccine doses to 6 countries

    Don't believe in rumours against coronavirus vaccine: Harsh Vardhan

    "I want to appeal to people to not believe in any rumors. Our prime criteria in the vaccine trial is the safety and efficacy and nothing will be compromised," Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said after reviewing the vaccine dry run at a government hospital in Delhi. Listen-in. (Text: IANS)Don't believe in rumours against coronavirus vaccine: Harsh Vardhan

    Sanitation worker becomes first person to get COVID vaccine in AIIMS; Vardhan calls it historic day

    More than one crore cases and 1.5 lakh fatalities later, India took its first steps out of the pandemic with shots of the Covishield and Covaxin vaccines being administered at medical centres across the country to a collective sigh of relief that this could finally be the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 trauma.

    Japan cabinet approves bill for tougher coronavirus measures

    With just six months until the virus-postponed Tokyo Olympics are due to begin, the capital and other regions are currently under a state of emergency in an attempt to quell a record spike in Covid-19 infections.

    Coronavirus in India: 18,222 new cases, 19,253 recoveries reported in last 24 hrs

    India on January 09 reported 18,222 new COVID-19 cases, 19,253 recoveries in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 1,04,31,639, which includes 2,24,190 active cases.Coronavirus in India: 18,222 new cases, 19,253 recoveries reported in last 24 hrs

    Harsh Vardhan seeks keen oversight of state health ministers in Covid-19 vaccine dry run

    The drill will be held at three session sites of 736 districts across 33 states and union territories, the health ministry said in a statement. Vardhan interacted with the health ministers and principal secretaries and additional chief secretaries through video conference to review the preparedness for the mock drill.

    Coronavirus found in air samples from hospital wards: CSIR report

    The novel coronavirus was found in air samples from hospital wards according to a study by Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology and CSIR-Institute of Microbial Technology. Study yet to be peer-reviewed.Coronavirus found in air samples from hospital wards: CSIR report

    Modi to interact with chief ministers on Monday over coronavirus situation, vaccine roll-out

    ​This will be Modi's first interaction with chief ministers following the recent approval of two coronavirus vaccines for restricted emergency use by India's drug regulator.

    Coronavirus in India: 18,645 new infections, 19,299 recoveries in last 24 hrs

    India on January 10 reported 18,645 new COVID-19 cases, 19,299 recoveries in last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases now stands at 1,04,50,284, which includes 2,23,335 active cases. The total number of people discharged reached 1,00,75,950, while death toll stood at 1,50,999 after 201 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, 18,10,96,622 samples have been tested up to January 09.Coronavirus in India: 18,645 new infections, 19,299 recoveries in last 24 hrs

    First batch of Covishield vaccine reaches airport, on way to Delhi

    TIMES NOW's Sherine with ground report from IGI airport where the Covishield COVID-19 vaccine from Serum Institute of India will be arriving shortly.First batch of Covishield vaccine reaches airport, on way to Delhi

    Covid vaccine: Healthcare, frontline workers will be vaccinated in 1st phase, says Satyendar Jain

    Health Minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain informed about plans to begin vaccination after DCGI granted approval to vaccines of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech. Jain said, “In the first phase, healthcare workers and frontline workers will be vaccinated.” “There are around three lakh healthcare workers and six lakh frontline workers in Delhi who will be administered with the COVID-19 vaccine,” he added. Covid vaccine: Healthcare, frontline workers will be vaccinated in 1st phase, says Satyendar Jain

    India dispatches one lakh doses of Covishield to Maldives

    The first consignment of Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India was dispatched to Male in Maldives from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on January 20. The consignment contains 1 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine. The Government of India (GoI) has received several requests for the supply of Indian manufactured vaccines from neighbouring and key partner countries. India dispatches one lakh doses of Covishield to Maldives

    Vladimir Putin orders mass coronavirus vaccinations in Russia from next week

    Russia has imposed no broad lockdown during the second wave of infections that began in September and officials have said that targeted restrictions are enough to curb the virus.

    6 UK returnees tested positive for new Covid-19 strain in India

    The samples have been tested positive in various laboratories across the country. “3 in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, 2 in CCMB, Hyderabad and 1 in NIV, Pune,” the ministry said in a statement.

    Will COVID-19 vaccines work on the new coronavirus variant?

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said data coming from Britain indicates the vaccines still will block the virus. But the U.S. also will do tests to be sure.

    Health worker dies in Moradabad day after receiving COVID shot

    A 46-year-old health worker died a day after receiving the coronavirus vaccination, officials said on Monday. While Mahipal's family is blaming the death on vaccination, the authorities said that he suffered from cardiac disease.

    35,000 centres will be set up to store coronavirus vaccines: UP govt

    "There is a capacity to store 2.5 lakh litres of vaccine in the state. For vaccination, six crore syringes are needed and till now, 4.5 crore have been allotted," the state government said.

    New coronavirus variant detected in Pakistan

    The health department in Sindh said the samples of 12 returnees were taken for genotyping, out of which six tested positive. The health department said that the provincial government was tracing contacts of these patients, and all those who came in contact with them were being isolated.

    US must 'act big' on next coronavirus relief package: Janet Yellen

    The proposed aid package includes $415 billion to bolster the U.S. response to the virus and the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, some $1 trillion in direct relief to households.

    Timeline: How India's coronavirus vaccine got approved by drugs experts

    COVAXIN has been developed by Bharat Biotech, a company based in Hyderabad, with backing from the state-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

    COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Krishna district in AP

    The state government picked up Krishna district for the dry run, where it will be carried out in five locations, according to Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar.

    Covid-19: India reports 16,505 new cases, 214 deaths in 24 hours

    India on January 04 added 16,505 new COVID-19 infections in last 24 hours which pushed total case load to 1,03,40,470. Country reported 214 deaths in the same period, taking the total casualties to 1,49,649. The daily deaths at 214 is lowest in over six months. India’s recoveries are inching towards 1 crore-mark with 19,557 new discharges in last 24 hours. On January 03, Indian drug regulator gave nod to vaccines of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech for emergency use.Covid-19: India reports 16,505 new cases, 214 deaths in 24 hours

    First batch of Covishield vaccine dispatched from SII’s Pune facility

    Three trucks loaded with Covishield vaccine have left for the airport from vaccine maker Serum Institute of India's facility in Pune, as part of the first consignment of the vaccine. The vaccine doses will be shipped to different locations in the country. The first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive will start from January 16 in India. Central government will bear the expenses of COVID-19 vaccination for frontline workers in the first stage. Speaking to mediapersons, DCP Namrata Patil said that administration has made elaborate security arrangements for the first consignment of the vaccine. “The first consignment of the vaccine has been dispatched from the facility of Serum Institute of India here. We have made elaborate security arrangements,” said DCP Patil.First batch of Covishield vaccine dispatched from SII’s Pune facility

    India's Coronavirus vaccination drive: Ground report from Delhi, Guwahati, Jaipur, and Lucknow

    India's Coronavirus vaccination drive: Over 3 lakh healthcare workers to be inoculated on the 1st day. Ground details by Times Now's Arvind (SMS Hosp, Jaipur), Amir (Govt Medical College, Lucknow) & Arindam (Guwahati Medical College).India's Coronavirus vaccination drive: Ground report from Delhi, Guwahati, Jaipur, and Lucknow

    Living with less: How pandemic has inspired some people to make permanent changes in their lives

    During the lockdown, people were forced to make do with less. Now, some are carrying on with this life lesson, cutting down on city life, eating out, new clothes.

    COVID-19: India records 15,968 new cases

    The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,29,111 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.51 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 per cent.

    Coronavirus in India: Over 99 lakh recovered, active cases fall below 2.5 lakh-mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on January 03 reported single-day spike of 18,177 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 217 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,49,435. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,03,23,965 which include 2,47,220 active infections. More than 99,27,310 people have recovered from the virus with 20,923 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 9,58,125 samples were tested on January 03. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till January 03 are 17,48,99,783. Coronavirus in India: Over 99 lakh recovered, active cases fall below 2.5 lakh-mark

    Covid vaccination: India begins second national dry run; Harsh Vardhan says inoculation to start in few days

    In a bid to assess its preparedness, the second dry run for the rollout of coronavirus vaccination began on Friday in all districts across the country – except Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today visited Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai to review the dry run for administering the Covid-19 vaccine.Covid vaccination: India begins second national dry run; Harsh Vardhan says inoculation to start in few days

    WHO team lands in Wuhan in hunt for coronavirus origins

    A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the central Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins, amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries. The World Health Organization team flew into Wuhan after months of delays and diplomatic wrangling.WHO team lands in Wuhan in hunt for coronavirus origins

    44% rural Indians willing to pay for Covid vaccine; 51% consider coronavirus 'Chinese conspiracy': Survey

    The majority of the rural respondent households suggested prioritising doctors and nurses for administering the COVID-19 vaccine, followed by by frontline health workers such as ASHAs and ANMs.

    A flashback in photos: India, lockdown, and Coronavirus

    The fight against coronavirus began when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a “Janta Curfew”, followed by a nationwide lockdown in March. This set off a mass reverse migration as labourers decided to go back to their home towns. Once the chaos settled down, people found new ways to go on with their lives. In Pic: A combination of photos from major cities across the country shows deserted roads at 10 am on April 6, a Monday. The lockdown emptied roads and public transportation systems as people, afraid of catching an unknown virus, stayed at home.

    COVID-19: Schools, colleges reopen in Gujarat after 9 months

    Various state ministers and BJP MLAs remained present at different schools in Gujarat to welcome the students, a release from the state government said. Chudasama welcomed students at a school in Kalol town of Gandhinagar, while Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja was present at a school in Vastral area of Ahmedabad to greet students.

    Coronavirus in India: 20,021 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, recoveries cross 97 lakh-mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on December 28 reported single-day spike of 20,021 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 279 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,47,901. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,02,07,871 which include 2,77,301 active infections.Coronavirus in India: 20,021 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, recoveries cross 97 lakh-mark

    Daily new coronavirus cases in India down to the lowest since June

    While India recorded 12,584 new cases of coronavirus in a day, the lowest in around seven months, a net decline of 5,968 cases has been registered during the same period.

    No. of people testing positive for UK variant of coronavirus climbs to 96 in India: Govt

    The situation is being monitored and regular advice is being given to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG laboratories.

    Coronavirus vaccine may be ready in a few weeks: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding an all-party meeting with the floor leaders of all political parties of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country and vaccine development.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking at the virtual meeting while Union Health Minister Harshvardhan briefed the leaders on the coronavirus situation in India at present. Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Prahlad Joshi, V Muralidhar and Arjun Meghwal were also present at the meeting with Opposition parties.Coronavirus vaccine may be ready in a few weeks: PM Modi

    India proud of its scientists for two 'made in India’ Covid vaccines: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inaugural address at National Metrology Conclave on January 04 said, “The Indian scientists have been successful in coming up with two 'made in India' COVID19 vaccines. The country is proud of its scientists.”India proud of its scientists for two 'made in India’ Covid vaccines: PM Modi

    UP minister Gulab Devi tests positive for COVID-19

    Uttar Pradesh minister Gulab Devi on Friday said she has tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated herself at home. In a statement, the minister of state for secondary education said she is doing fine.

    Shot in the arm for health workers: From facing harassment to being among the first to get vaccine

    Several hundreds of healthcare workers, from doctors to sanitation workers at hospitals, were given shots of COVID-19 vaccine at 81 centres, after the world's largest vaccination drive was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi across the country.

    Global coronavirus count surpasses 74 million

    As of Wednesday, 23:45 GMT, the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at JHU reported that the total COVID-19 cases around the world stand at 74,087,090 cases.

    Once vaccine comes, COVID-19 will go away: Athawale

    A vaccine against COVID-19 will be introduced in the country in next one or two months, he said.

    UK scientists worried vaccines may not work on South African coronavirus variant

    Scientists including BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin and John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, have said they are testing the vaccines on the new variants and say they could make any required tweaks in around six weeks.

    Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant found in Britain: Study

    The encouraging results from an analysis of blood of participants in trials are based on more extensive analysis than those released by the U.S. drugmaker last week.

    COVID-19 vaccine dry run held across Jammu & Kashmir

    A dry run for COVID-19 vaccine administration was conducted at Urban Health Training Centre, Srinagar on Saturday. A total of 25 beneficiaries selected from Co-WIN platform participated during the mock drive. According to Union Health Ministry, the objective of the dry run for COVID-19 vaccine introduction is to assess operational feasibility in the use of COVID Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) application in the field environment, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges and guide the way forward prior to actual implementation. This is also expected to give confidence to program managers at various levels, it said. (Text: ANI)COVID-19 vaccine dry run held across Jammu & Kashmir

    Co-WIN app: Here's how whole India will be vaccinated for coronavirus using a mobile application

    The central government has introduced a new digital platform called ‘Co-Win’ for COVID-19 vaccine delivery. There will be a new mobile app as well with the same name that will allow people to register for the vaccine. Addressing a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said healthcare workers and frontline workers need not register themselves as their database has been populated on to the Co-WIN vaccine delivery management system in a bulk manner. Bhushan said Co-WIN will have a provision that one can create a unique health ID and you can keep the acknowledgement in digi locker which is free or on your phone.Co-WIN app: Here's how whole India will be vaccinated for coronavirus using a mobile application

    Centre to buy 70 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for its first vaccination phase

    The government has already placed an order for 11 million doses from Serum Institute. In addition, 550,000 doses have been ordered from Bharat Biotech. The order to Pune-based Serum Institute is priced at ₹220 for one dose of the injection and that to Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech is at ₹309, inclusive of taxes.

    World’s largest Covid vaccination campaign: Here is all you need to know

    India will start this month a vaccination drive to inoculate about 300 million people against Covid-19, an exercise considered to be one of the largest immunization drives in the world. What will it take to vaccinate a population of this size and who will be involved in this programme? ET’s Divya Rajagopal explains.World’s largest Covid vaccination campaign: Here is all you need to know

    First lot of COVID-19 vaccine vials to arrive in Kolkata on Tuesday

    The first consignment of over 10.5 lakh vials of COVID-19 vaccines will be reaching Kolkata from Pune on Tuesday, a senior official of the state health department said.

    Trials of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V begin in UAE as cases rise

    The human trial, announced in October before the recent rise in cases, is initially seeking up to 500 volunteers to be vaccinated at a hospital in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Two doses of the vaccine will be given, 20 days apart, to volunteers, the statement said. Participants will have to be 18 years or older, have not previously been infected with COVID-19 or participated in other COVID-19 vaccine trials, it said.

    Covid-19: Health Ministry issues guidelines for India's mass vaccination drive

    The Centre on Monday released detailed guidelines for India's mass vaccination drive that will begin once the frontrunner candidates-some of which are under regulatory review- will be available for emergency use. Under Phase one of the vaccination drive, the government is planning to vaccinate nearly 30 crore people, including healthcare & frontline workers, people above 50 years of age and those under 50 with comorbidities.Covid-19: Health Ministry issues guidelines for India's mass vaccination drive

    India's 10 million coronavirus cases explained in 10 charts

    On Saturday, the coronavirus cases in the country surpassed the 10 million mark with 25,152 new infections. However, the virus in the country, which peaked in September, seems to be abating. The imminent arrival of the Covid-19 vaccine has also infused fresh hopes that the pandemic which has claimed 145k lives across the world is on its way out.

    India took 'very decisive' steps to deal with coronavirus pandemic and its economic consequences: IMF chief

    The IMF Managing Director during a global media roundtable on Thursday predicted a less bad outlook for India in the upcoming World Economic Update due to the steps taken by it.

    Moderna anticipates its COVID-19 vaccine to safeguard against new mutated coronavirus

    "Moderna expects that the immunity induced by its COVID-19 vaccine would be protective against coronavirus variants reported in the United Kingdom (UK)," read the statement released by Moderna.

    Active Covid-19 cases lowest in 6 months: Union Health Secretary

    COVID-19 cases in the country are less than 2.7 lakhs and are the lowest in six months, informed Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on December 29 while addressing a press conference in national capital. He said, “Active cases in the country are less than 2.7 lakhs and are declining. Positivity rate in the country during the last week stood at only 2.25%.”Active Covid-19 cases lowest in 6 months: Union Health Secretary

    Countries ban UK flights as new coronavirus strain spreads

    Countries around the world have begun banning flights and travellers from Britain as London said the spread of a more-infectious new coronavirus strain was "out of control"Countries ban UK flights as new coronavirus strain spreads

    Lockdown imposed in five Beijing neighbourhoods over handful of coronavirus cases

    People living there have been told to stay home under "strict closed control" measures, with all 1.6 million residents of the southern Daxing district banned from leaving the city.

    Most hospitalised COVID-19 patients have at least one symptom 6 months after falling ill: Study

    According to the scientists, the most common symptom to persist was muscle weakness (63 per cent of cases), with patients also frequently experiencing sleep difficulties (26 per cent).

    Covid-19: Government announces ‘Co-Win’ mobile app for vaccine delivery

    The central government has introduced a new digital platform called ‘Co-Win’ for COVID-19 vaccine delivery. There will be a new mobile app as well with the same name that will allow people to register for the vaccine.Covid-19: Government announces ‘Co-Win’ mobile app for vaccine delivery

    Covid-19 strain: UK returnees to Karnataka in past 2 months to be tracked & tested

    The move comes even as seven returnees from Britain have tested positive for the new variant in the state so far, with three within the corporation limits of Bengaluru and four in Shivamogga district. The state health authorities have so far performed RT-PCR tests on 1,614 UK returnees, of whom 27 tested positive for Covid-19.

    New strain coronavirus cases go up to 90 in India

    All these persons have been kept in single-room isolation in designated healthcare facilities by respective state governments, the ministry had said.

    Vax populi: ‘Z+ security’ for pandemic era’s vials of gold

    Companies, logistics firms, governments and hospitals are already ramping up infrastructure to safeguard vials of Covid vaccine against the looming risk of theft, burglary and pilferage. That’s not all — both vaccine makers and governments need to be alert to the possibility of counterfeiting and a potential grey market. They admit to being wary of lax security at hospitals etc.

    Kamal to kamal: Madhya Pradesh saw mid-way govt change in coronavirus year

    ​​The dramatic collapse of the 15-month-old Congress government helmed by party veteran Kamal Nath was the biggest political event of 2020 in Madhya Pradesh.

    China stocks retreat on coronavirus worries

    The blue-chip CSI300 index fell 1.5% to 5,437.52, while the Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.8% to 3,566.38.

    Covid-19: An FAQ factsheet for Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute

    The factsheet details information that would enable recipients to understand the benefits and common side-effects of the Covishield vaccine, to prevent Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2.

    Ten ways coronavirus has changed the world economy

    Here is an overview of some of the transformations.

    PM launches India's vaccination drive against COVID, asks people not to fall for propaganda, rumours

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on Saturday one of the world's largest vaccination campaigns, as part of efforts by the populous nation to bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control starting with two locally-manufactured shots.

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