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Coronavirus: States have over one crore vaccine doses, says Centre

29 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: States have over one crore vaccine doses, says Centre

At a time when several states have complained about being low on vaccine doses and expressed the inability to kick off the third phase of the inoculation drive from May 1, the Centre has claimed that they have over one crore vials with them.

Government issues updated clinical guidance for management of COVID-19 patients

23 Apr 2021

Government issues updated clinical guidance for management of COVID-19 patients

The Union Health Ministry has issued an updated "Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult COVID-19 Patients" recommending emergency use authorization of Remdesivir for patients with moderate to severe diseases, requiring supplemental oxygen, within ten days of onset of symptoms.

Centre to provide fresh insurance cover to 'COVID-19 warriors'

19 Apr 2021

Centre to provide fresh insurance cover to 'COVID-19 warriors'

The Union Health Ministry on Monday announced that all claims of "COVID-19 warriors" under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package will be settled till April 24 after which a fresh insurance policy for them will become effective.

COVID-19: Vaccination for people above 45 years starts

01 Apr 2021

COVID-19: Vaccination for people above 45 years starts

The COVID-19 vaccination for all the people aged 45 years and above commenced from Thursday, the Union Health Ministry said.

COVID-19: Cabinet Secretary to hold review meeting with eight states

27 Feb 2021

COVID-19: Cabinet Secretary to hold review meeting with eight states

The Cabinet Secretary will chair a high-level review meeting on Saturday with eight states and union territories exhibiting a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Union Health Ministry said.

Spike in daily COVID-19 cases recorded in five states: Centre

20 Feb 2021

Spike in daily COVID-19 cases recorded in five states: Centre

The Centre on Saturday revealed that five states, including Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh, have been witnessing a spike in daily COVID-19 cases.

India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020

25 Jan 2021

India's richest 100 earned Rs. 13 lakh crore since March-2020

India's top 100 billionaires saw their wealth increase by Rs. 13 lakh crore since March last year even as the COVID-19 pandemic led to severe job losses, Oxfam said in its latest report.

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

24 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: Nearly 16 lakh vaccinated in India as pace accelerates

As the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations is underway in India, nearly 16 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been inoculated, government data showed.

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

22 Jan 2021

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government's 'Swachh Bharat' cleanliness mission helped in the fight against the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.59 million with 13K+ new cases

20 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.59 million with 13K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.59 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.6%.

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

19 Jan 2021

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

On Monday, the Union Health Ministry said that the number of people who have been inoculated since Saturday, when the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive started, stands at 3,81,305.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

19 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

India on Monday reported a little under 10,000 fresh cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections since early June last year.

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

18 Jan 2021

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

Across six states — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, and Tamil Nadu — more than 17,000 people got the first dose of coronavirus vaccine on the second day of the inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry said last evening.

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

17 Jan 2021

Co-WIN app suffers glitches on 1st day of vaccination drive

The COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (Co-WIN) platform suffered several glitches on the first day of India's vaccination drive.

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

15 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

As the scale of Indian elections and the coronavirus vaccination drive, starting from tomorrow, are comparable, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Election Commission to share electoral roll data, a plea which the polling body accepted.

Centre defers national Pulse Polio vaccination drive until further notice

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.

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

11 Jan 2021

No foreign leader as R-Day chief guest this year: Report

India will reportedly not have a chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations this year.

Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report

10 Jan 2021

Suriname's Indian-origin President to be Republic Day chief guest: Report

The President of the Republic of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, will reportedly be the chief guest at India's Republic Day event later this month.

Delhi identifies 89 sites for COVID-19 vaccination drive: Health Minister

10 Jan 2021

Delhi identifies 89 sites for COVID-19 vaccination drive: Health Minister

The Delhi government has identified 89 sites for the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.43 million with 18K+ new cases

09 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.43 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Friday reported more than 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.43 million cases.

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine consignment awaits government nod for take-off from Pune

On Thursday night, the Pune Airport was prepared to airlift vials of coronavirus vaccine, the first such exercise in India's massive inoculation drive.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

08 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.4 million with 18K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.41 million cases.

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccine transport to start soon; government readies plan

The central government has prepared a detailed draft for the transport of vaccines across India ahead of a nationwide roll-out.

Ahead of nationwide exercise, COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Haryana

07 Jan 2021

Ahead of nationwide exercise, COVID-19 vaccine dry run in Haryana

A dry run of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out was conducted in Haryana on Thursday, a day before the exercise will be conducted across India.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

07 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.39 million with 20K+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 20,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.39 million cases.

Withdraw order allowing 100% theater occupancy: Centre to Tamil Nadu

06 Jan 2021

Withdraw order allowing 100% theater occupancy: Centre to Tamil Nadu

The central government on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to reverse an order allowing full occupancy in cinema halls.

How will coronavirus vaccine reach Indians? Centre outlines plan

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

06 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.37M; death toll reaches 1.5 lakh

India on Tuesday reported nearly 18,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.37 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

05 Jan 2021

Union Budget 2021-2022 to be presented on February 1: Report

The Union Budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on February 1, sources were quoted as saying by PTI on Tuesday.

UK PM cancels R-Day India visit citing new coronavirus strain

05 Jan 2021

UK PM cancels R-Day India visit citing new coronavirus strain

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled his visit to India for the Republic Day event, a Downing Street spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

Sleeves up! Coronavirus vaccination drive could begin on January 13

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.

20 more people contract new coronavirus strain, tally reaches 58

05 Jan 2021

20 more people contract new coronavirus strain, tally reaches 58

On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said that 20 more people have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus that was detected in the United Kingdom. With this, the tally has swelled to 58.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

05 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 10.35 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.35 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.3%.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

04 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.34 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally past 10.34 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.1%.

Coronavirus vaccine: Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN gets expert panel nod

03 Jan 2021

Coronavirus vaccine: Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN gets expert panel nod

A government-appointed panel on Saturday recommended emergency-use authorization (EUA) to the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.

COVID-19 vaccines will be free across India: Union Health Minister

02 Jan 2021

COVID-19 vaccines will be free across India: Union Health Minister

As India prepares to launch the world's biggest immunization drive, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Saturday announced COVID-19 vaccines would be provided free of cost across the country.

All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

02 Jan 2021

All states to hold dry run for coronavirus vaccination today

A dry run for vaccination, before the actual doses of the coronavirus vaccine are administered to people, will be held in all states and union territories today.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.26 million with 22K new cases

India on Wednesday reported just short of 22,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.26 million cases.

Curb potential COVID-19 'super-spreader' New Year events: Centre to states

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.

India reports 14 new cases of mutant coronavirus strain

30 Dec 2020

India reports 14 new cases of mutant coronavirus strain

India has reported 14 new cases of the mutated strain of the coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom.