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    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

    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

    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: 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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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: 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

    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

    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: 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

    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

    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.

    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: 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

    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

    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.

    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

    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).

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Covishield and Covaxin: All you need to know about India's coronavirus vaccines

    Oxford-AstraZeneca made Covishield by genetically engineering adenovirus that normally infects chimpanzees. It uses double-stranded DNA. Bharat Biotech made Covaxin is based on an inactivated form of the coronavirus.

    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    Nepal prefers Indian vaccines over Chinese as FM Gyawali visits India

    Kathmandu has given priority to the vaccine produced in India because of reasons like logistics, pricing and Delhi’s assurance to facilitate procurement, ET has learnt.

    India’s Covid recoveries set to cross one-crore mark

    Amid new strain of COVID-19 virus haunting the world, India’s recovered cases are set to cross one-crore mark. Health Ministry reported 1,03,74,932 total COVID-19 cases till January 06. The count of active cases in country stands at 2,27,546, whereas 1,50,114 deaths have been reported till date. Yesterday, the country reported lowest single day deaths in over 6 months.India’s Covid recoveries set to cross one-crore mark

    Experts ponder if countries like India will be able to buy, distribute vaccines

    The National Council for Applied Economic Research (NCAER) on Tuesday hosted a virtual discussion titled ‘The Challenge of Vaccinating a Billion Indians: How to meet it?’ to deliberate some of these issues.

    View: India will play central role in equitable Covid-19 vaccine distribution across the world

    The recent approval of COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use by India’s regulator paves the way for actual vaccination to begin. In fact, preparations have been underway for quite some time. Vaccine production lines have been running to produce millions of doses even before clinical trials were concluded – a testament to the ability to innovate, even at significant financial risk.

    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.

    India successfully isolates and cultures UK-variant of coronavirus strain: ICMR

    Culture is the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions, generally outside their natural environment.

    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

    World's largest vaccination drive shows determination of a self-reliant India: Amit Shah

    Complimenting scientists as the world's largest vaccination drive was rolled out, Shah said in a series of tweets that India is one of the few countries which have achieved success to end the biggest crisis facing the humanity.

    New COVID-19 strain: Total 38 people in India test positive

    It said comprehensive contact tracing has been initiated for co-travellers, family contacts and others. Genome sequencing on other specimens is going on, the union health ministry said in a statement.

    Coronavirus in India: 20,550 new infections reported in last 24 hrs, active cases remain below 2.7 lakh

    The COVID-19 case tally of India reached 1,02,44,853 on December 30, as 20,550 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. 286 new casualties linked with COVID took the death toll to 1,48,439. Active cases continue to reduce and the current tally stands at 2,62,272.Coronavirus in India: 20,550 new infections reported in last 24 hrs, active cases remain below 2.7 lakh

    1 'severe', 51 'minor' cases of adverse events reported among health workers on 1st day of vaccination in Delhi

    Against a target of 8,117 health workers to be vaccinated on the first day of the drive in 11 districts of Delhi, a total of 4,319 were administered the vaccine, figures showed.

    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."

    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.

    Rahul Gandhi questions Govt over Covid vaccines, asks ‘When will India's chance come?’

    Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday attacked the Centre over the delay in the rollout of a vaccine for coronavirus. Noting that countries like China, the US, Russia and the UK have begun the process and 23 lakh people have already received the vaccination worldwide, Rahul Gandhi asked 'India ka number kab aayega (When will India's chance come?)'.Rahul Gandhi questions Govt over Covid vaccines, asks ‘When will India's chance come?’

    COVID-19: India records lowest fatalities in eight months

    The daily coronavirus infections fell below 14,000 for the second time this month taking India's COVID-19 caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 new fatalities were recorded, the lowest in around eight months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

    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.

    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.

    Inside India's coronavirus vaccination plan

    Three COVID-19 vaccines, developed by Bharat Biotech, Serum Institute of India and Pfizer, are currently under active consideration of India's drug regulator. The Union health ministry, meanwhile, said that there is hope that early licensure is possible for all or any of them.

    COVID-19: 30,006 new cases take India's coronavirus tally to 98,26,775

    India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29 and 90 lakh on November 20.

    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.

    India begins dry runs of the coronavirus vaccination programme to assess its readiness

    According to a report by TOI, dry runs of the coronavirus vaccination programme started on Monday in four states, a day after India recorded its lowest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases in nearly six months. The two-day dry run from Monday in four states comes ahead of Centre's proposed ambitious vaccination drive likely to be kicked off in January.

    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.

    India rehearses for massive coronavirus vaccination drive; Harsh Vardhan assures people on safety of vaccine

    Vardhan said that free vaccine would be provided in the first phase to the most prioritised beneficiaries, including one crore healthcare and two crore frontline workers.

    India records 24,337 new COVID-19 cases

    India recorded 24,337 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the active cases toll to 3,03,639. COVID tally of the country stands at 1,00,55,560. With 25,709 recoveries in last 24 hours, India’s total recovery is reported to be 96,06,111. 333 deaths due to COVID infection in last 24 hours led the total death count to 1,45,810. Indian Council of Medical Research reported that total of 16,20,98,329 samples have been tested for COVID up to December 20.(ANI)India records 24,337 new COVID-19 cases

    India will not have Republic Day chief guest due to global coronavirus situation: MEA

    "Due to the global COVID 19 situation, it has been decided that this year there will not be a foreign head of state or head of government as the chief guest for our Republic Day event," MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said at a media briefing.

    India’s coronavirus numbers in November lowest in months

    India recorded over 12 lakh cases in the month of November, the lowest increase in four months. November also saw a drop of 32% from the previous month - when India saw over 18 lakh cases.

    Several Indian cities get covid-19 vaccine loads, more on the way

    Serum Institute vaccines were being transported to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Shillong, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chandigarh, Union aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.

    Covid vaccine reaches length and breadth of country, set to start vaccination drive from Jan 16

    As India is set to start the vaccination program against COVID-19 on January 16, millions of doses of Covishield vaccine, manufactured by Pune's Serum Institute of India, have reached the length and breadth of the country. Covid vaccine reaches length and breadth of country, set to start vaccination drive from Jan 16

    Covid-19: India records 16,311 new cases in last 24 hours

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 11 reported single-day spike of 16,311 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 161 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,51,160. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,04,66,595 which include 2,22,526 active infections.Covid-19: India records 16,311 new cases in last 24 hours

    Last day of year is to remember India's frontline COVID warriors: PM Modi

    "This last day of the year is to remember India's millions of doctors, health warriors, sanitation workers, and frontline corona warriors. I salute the frontline warriors who have given their lives fulfilling their duty. This year has shown how effectively we can cope with the most difficult crisis when we are all united," said PM Modi.

    Mutant COVID variant outbreak: Six UK returnees test positive for new strain of coronavirus in India

    Six UK returnees have been found positive for the new UK variant coronavirus genome in India. The Union Health Minister stated that samples of three UK returnees have been tested and found positive for new UK strain in NIMHANS, Bengaluru, two in Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad and one in National Institute of Virology, Pune. All these persons have been kept in single room isolation in designated Health Care facilities by respective State Governments.Mutant COVID variant outbreak: Six UK returnees test positive for new strain of coronavirus in India

    COVID-19: India says meeting Nepal's vaccine requirement would be priority

    ​​Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, addressing a lecture hosted by the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA), a Kathmandu-based non-partisan foreign policy think-tank, said that India is "on the cusp of the availability of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus".

    Covid-19: India records 18,732 new cases in 24 hours, lowest in 6 months

    The country on December 27 reported lowest daily COVID cases in last 6 months, as 18,732 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. India's total cases rose to 1,01,87,850. 279 new casualties linked with COVID took the death toll to 1,47,622. Active cases continue to reduce and the current tally stands at 2,78,690. Total cured cases are now 97,61,538 with 21,430 new discharges. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 16,81,02,657 samples tested for COVID-19 up to Dec 26. Of these, 9,43,368 samples were tested yesterday. Covid-19: India records 18,732 new cases in 24 hours, lowest in 6 months

    Covid-19: India reports 26,382 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 99-lakh mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on December 15 reported single-day spike of 26,382 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 387 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,44,096. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 99,32,548 which include 3,32,002 active infections. More than 94,56,449 people have recovered from the virus with 33,813 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 10,85,625 samples were tested on December 15. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till December 15 are 15,66,46,280.Covid-19: India reports 26,382 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 99-lakh mark

    All eyes on the Modi government to determine India's trajectory in the post-coronavirus era

    The pandemic, in many ways, has forced a reboot within the administration, which is why fresh beginnings are now possible. The government articulated this at the highest level by saying upfront that it intends to convert a crisis into an opportunity. This is how political will was mustered to initiate much-delayed agriculture and labour reforms, which, as year ends, still remain a work in progress.

    COVID vaccine: India to kick off world's biggest vaccination drive on January 16

    The COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country will start from January 16. The decision was taken at a meeting on Saturday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of COVID-19 in the country and preparedness of states and union territories for vaccination against the disease. A PMO release said that priority will be given to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers estimated to be around three crores followed by those above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities which number around 27 crores.COVID vaccine: India to kick off world's biggest vaccination drive on January 16

    UK PM Boris Johnson cancels visit to India on Republic Day, citing need to oversee coronavirus response

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday cancelled a planned trip to India later this month, citing the need to oversee the pandemic response at home. "The prime minister spoke to (Indian) Prime Minister Modi this morning, to express his regret that he will be unable to visit India later this month as planned," a Downing Street spokeswoman said. "In light of the national lockdown announced last night, and the speed at which the new coronavirus variant is spreading, the prime minister said that it was important for him to remain in the UK so he can focus on the domestic response to the virus."UK PM Boris Johnson cancels visit to India on Republic Day, citing need to oversee coronavirus response

    20 more cases with UK corona strain found in India, total 58

    Of these total cases, eight have been registered at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 11 at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), (both in Delhi), and 10 at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru.

    India records lowest daily COVID-19 cases in 187 days

    With the rising recoveries and decline in daily new cases, India's cumulative recoveries are inching closer to 1 crore, union health ministry said. The total recovered cases have crossed 98 lakh (98,07,569) . The gap between recoveries and active cases continues to grow and presently stands at 95,38,988, it underlined.

    Adar Poonawalla takes Covishield jab, wishes success on launch of COVID-19 vaccine drive

    SII manufactured Oxford University-AstraZeneca's vaccine Covishield, while Bharat Biotech developed the other vaccine Covaxin that is being administered in the inoculation drive.

    India's cumulative COVID-19 tests cross 16 crore-mark

    The ministry, in a statement, said comprehensive and widespread testing on a sustained basis has resulted in bringing down the positivity rate.

    With 20 more new cases, UK Covid strain cases rise to 58 in India: Health Ministry

    The central government said on Tuesday that 20 more cases of a mutant strain of coronavirus reported from UK have been detected in India, taking the total such cases in the country to 58.With 20 more new cases, UK Covid strain cases rise to 58 in India: Health Ministry

    New coronavirus strain in Britain: India's Republic Day plans on track

    Sources said that planning for the Republic Day parade is on track, with several high-level meetings taking place in New Delhi to discuss arrangements for the annual event. This year, the parade is likely to see a reduced audience given the Covid crisis and social distancing norms that are still in place.

    COVID-19: India reports 23,950 new cases

    The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 96,63,382 pushing the national recovery rate to 95.69 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

    COVID-19 active caseload in country slumps below 3 lakh

    Less than 20,000 daily new cases (19,556) were added to the national tally in a day after 173 days.

    COVID-19: Lowest daily cases recorded in India after gap of nearly 6 months

    The death toll climbed to 1,47,622 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 279 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    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.

    India's COVID-19 case tally edges closer to 1-crore mark, death toll mounts to 1.44 lakh

    With 22,889 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases increased to 99,79,447. With 338 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,44,789. Total active cases stood at 3,13,831, while total discharged cases at 95,20,827 with 31,087 new discharges in the last 24 hours. A total of 15,89,18,646 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 17th December. Of these 11,13,406 samples were tested on December 17. India's COVID-19 case tally edges closer to 1-crore mark, death toll mounts to 1.44 lakh

    Vaccine deals: India, Oxford-AstraZeneca numbers dip, but still on top; Pfizer gains most

    Analysis of contracts countries are signing with vaccine makers for advance booking of candidates shows that the deals are still fluid, changing in a matter of days with some companies gaining and some losing orders given that most candidates are still in trial stage.

    India has enough capacity to produce COVID-19 vaccines for itself and others

    FM Sitharaman asserted that India has to invest a lot more in health infrastructure and get more private partners into the sector.

    How the coronavirus vaccine intends to reach you

    Covid-19 vaccination could be around the corner. The CEO of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, told ET on Friday India can start a vaccination drive by January and normalcy could return by October, provided approvals come soon enough. But administering a vaccine across the country will be a mammoth task. India has an effective polio vaccine delivery network but no experience with mass adult immunisation. Other major challenges include storing and transporting the doses in optimum temperatures and making sure they are administered properly even in remote areas. A look at how a vaccine might reach your arm:

    Centre issues Letter of Comfort to Bharat Biotech for 45 lakh doses of its COVID-19 vaccine

    The company was given a fresh letter of comfort recently for supplying another 45 lakh doses of Covaxin. The doses will be dispatched as when the Ministry places orders with the company.

    Covid-19: India records 37,975 new infections in 24 hours; tally crosses 91 lakh-mark

    With 37,975 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 91,77,841. With 480 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,34,218. Total active cases stood at 4,38,667. Total cured cases at 86,04,955 with 42,314 new discharges in the last 24 hours.Covid-19: India records 37,975 new infections in 24 hours; tally crosses 91 lakh-mark

    Coronavirus in India: 16,432 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs, active infections below 2.7 lakh

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on December 29 reported single-day spike of 16,432 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 252 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,48,153. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,02,24,303 which include 2,68,581 active infections.Coronavirus in India: 16,432 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs, active infections below 2.7 lakh

    1.6 lakh health workers will be first to get COVID-19 vaccine in Punjab: Minister

    Giving details of the vaccination process, Punjab Principal Secretary (Health) Hussan Lal said after health workers, vaccine will be administered to around three lakh frontline workers, including policemen, paramilitary forces, sanitation workers and disaster management volunteers.

    India will deliver Covid-19 vaccine in couple of months: Health Minister

    Amid encouraging final results of multiple vaccines for COVID-19 around the world, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on November 19 said that he is confident that India will deliver a vaccine in a couple of months. “Our scientists are well-ahead of others in terms of research around vaccine development.India will deliver Covid-19 vaccine in couple of months: Health Minister

    India records less than 20,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in nearly six months

    India's COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,00,75,116 with 19,556 new infections being reported in a day. The death toll increased to 1,46,111 with 301 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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