14 Apr 2021
Amid vaccine shortage claims, Centre blames states for poor planning
With a number of states claiming that they are on the verge of running out of vaccines, the Centre on Tuesday said that there is no shortage of doses but planning is a problem.
06 Mar 2021
'Test, track, and treat': Centre to states/UTs reporting COVID-19 surge
Eight states and Union Territories—that have been recording a sharp rise in the daily COVID-19 cases—were on Saturday directed by the Centre to return to the "test, track, and treat" strategy.
05 Feb 2021
COVID-19 vaccine's second dose to be administered from February 13
The second dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine will be administered to healthcare workers from February 13, the Centre said on Thursday, highlighting that 45 percent of them have been inoculated so far.
04 Feb 2021
Eight states/UTs with high COVID-19 positivity rate worrying: Government
The central government on Thursday took note of the "worrying" COVID-19 situation in eight states and union territories.
13 Jan 2021
Centre defers national Pulse Polio vaccination drive until further notice
The Centre has announced that the national Pulse Polio vaccination drive has been deferred in view of the upcoming, large-scale COVID-19 immunization program across the country.
06 Jan 2021
How will coronavirus vaccine reach Indians? Centre outlines plan
As India faces a mammoth challenge of administering the coronavirus vaccine to 1.3 billion people, the Centre on Tuesday explained how the drive will be conducted.
05 Jan 2021
Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13
The first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in India will most likely be administered on January 13, a statement from a top official of the Union Health Ministry indicated on Tuesday.
30 Dec 2020
Curb potential COVID-19 'super-spreader' New Year events: Centre to states
Amid concerns over the new, more infectious coronavirus strain, the Centre on Wednesday issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories to keep strict vigil on New Year celebrations that could be potential "super-spreader" events.
22 Dec 2020
New coronavirus strain doesn't affect potential of vaccines, says government
The new strain of the coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom has no impact on the potential of emerging vaccines, the government said on Tuesday.
08 Dec 2020
COVID-19 vaccine may get license in coming weeks: Health Ministry
India may license some COVID-19 vaccines in the next few weeks, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
02 Dec 2020
Trial will continue: Centre on SII vaccine's "adverse reaction" claims
With the coronavirus vaccine trials being conducted by Serum Institute of India (SII) being shrouded in controversy after a participant complained of an "adverse reaction," the Centre on Tuesday said there's no need to stop the process.
01 Dec 2020
Coronavirus: Government says it doesn't plan to vaccinate entire country
The government on Tuesday said that it has never talked about vaccinating the entire country against the coronavirus disease.
05 Nov 2020
Affordable COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021, promises SII's Adar Poonawalla
Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, said that the vaccine against coronavirus will be available in India by January 2021, two months from now, provided that the government gives approvals on time.
31 Oct 2020
Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm
Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.
29 Sep 2020
India has world's highest number of COVID-19 recoveries: Health Ministry
India has the highest number of recovered cases of COVID-19 in the world, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
16 Sep 2020
Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?
The number of coronavirus infections in India has crossed the 50-lakh mark. The Union Health Ministry's Wednesday bulletin showed that India reported a record 1,290 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.
25 Aug 2020
51% COVID deaths in India in people above 60: Centre
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that of all the coronavirus-related deaths in India, over half involved people above the age of 60 years.
04 Aug 2020
Coronavirus: Dharmendra Pradhan becomes second Union Minister to test positive
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 51-year-old has been admitted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, Haryana.
21 Jul 2020
Aggressive testing necessary, says Centre as India's COVID tally surges
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that aggressive testing is required to reduce the COVID-19 positivity rate in India.
15 Jul 2020
India: 30,000 new coronavirus cases recorded; tally reaches 9.36 lakh
India recorded yet another spike in coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the total tally across the country to 9,36,181, data from Union Health Ministry revealed earlier in the day.