Union Health Ministry: News
13 Apr 2023COVID-19
What is 'Arcturus,' new COVID-19 variant with different symptom
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently keeping tabs on a new COVID-19 variant that is reportedly causing a new symptom that is rarely seen in other Omicron sub-variants.
10 Apr 2023COVID-19
IMA lists 3 reasons behind COVID-19 surge in India
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned citizens that the recent increase in daily COVID-19 cases could be due to three major factors.
10 Apr 2023COVID-19
Nationwide COVID-19 preparedness mock drill at hospitals today, tomorrow
Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the Centre has ordered a mock drill in private and public hospitals on Monday and Tuesday to test the preparedness of health facilities in the event of a further surge in infections.
08 Apr 2023COVID-19
India records 6,100+ new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity nearly 6%
India recorded 6,155 new daily COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours—with the daily positivity nearing 6% on a national average—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Saturday morning.
05 Apr 2023COVID-19
India records nearly 4,500 COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths
India recorded nearly 4,500 new daily COVID-19 cases on Tuesday—the highest single-day rise in 163 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Wednesday.
02 Apr 2023COVID-19
India records nearly 4,000 new COVID-19 cases—highest in 6 months
India recorded nearly 4,000 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest single-day rise in 184 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Sunday.
30 Mar 2023COVID-19 India
COVID-19 cases spike across India; Delhi, Maharashtra most affected
India continues to record a spike in daily COVID-19 cases, with Delhi and Maharashtra reporting a resounding uptick in coronavirus infections on Wednesday.
29 Mar 2023Ministry of Commerce and Industry
384 essential medicines to cost more from April; See list
In the midst of rising inflation in India, medicine prices are expected to increase by 12% beginning April 1.
26 Mar 2023COVID-19
India records nearly 1,900 new daily COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths
India recorded nearly 1,900 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest in 149 days—the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry revealed on Sunday.
25 Mar 2023COVID-19
India records nearly 1,600 daily COVID-19 cases—highest in 5 months
India reported nearly 1,600 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest in 146 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.
22 Mar 2023Narendra Modi
PM Modi to hold high-level meeting amid rising COVID-19 cases
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday at 4:30 pm to review the present situation and the preparedness of public health services in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases.
22 Mar 2023COVID-19 India
India reports highest daily COVID-19 cases in 2023: Check tally
For the first time in 2023, India reported more than 1,100 COVID-19 daily cases, triggering fresh concerns among people about the recent outspread of the novel virus.
20 Mar 2023COVID-19
COVID-19 subvariant XBB 1.16 cases rise in India; guidelines revised
The Centre has issued revised guidelines amid the continuous daily COVID-19 case spike in the country.
18 Mar 2023COVID-19
India records over 800 daily COVID-19 cases after 126 days
India's single-day COVID-19 case tally crossed the 800 mark after 126 days on Saturday as the country reported 5,389 active cases, according to data from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
18 Mar 2023Maharashtra
H3N2 cases surge in India; Maharashtra on high alert
With the growing risk of the H3N2 influenza outbreak amid the change in weather conditions in parts of India, hospitals across Maharashtra have been instructed to be on high alert.
17 Mar 2023Israel
Cases of new unidentified COVID-19 variant reported in Israel
While the world thought it might have seen the back of COVID-19, Israel's health ministry announced the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, which may be a combination of two Omicron sub-variants of the novel virus.
11 Mar 2023Punjab
H3N2 claims 6 lives in India; case decline expected soon
At least six persons have died due to the Influenza A virus subtype H3N2 in India so far, India Today reported.
04 Mar 2023COVID-19 India
India records over 300 COVID-19 cases after nearly 100 days
India reported over 300 new COVID-19 cases after 97 days, as per the data provided by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.
18 Jan 2023COVID-19 India
Centre refutes reports on side-effects of COVID-19 vaccines
The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday rejected reports claiming that the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had admitted to numerous side effects of COVID-19 vaccines.
16 Jan 2023India
India's 100 richest can fund country's 18-month Union Budget: Oxfam
India is suffering from growing "wealth inequality" as billionaires continue to witness their wealth surge, as per Oxfam International's latest "Survival of the Richest" report.
29 Dec 2022RT-PCR Test
India mandates negative RT-PCR report for fliers from China, others
The Centre has made negative RT-PCR results mandatory for fliers arriving in the country from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand starting January 1.
28 Dec 2022COVID-19
Delhi: 39 international travelers test COVID-19 positive in 2 days
At least 39 persons traveling to India from abroad have tested positive for COVID-19 at airports throughout the country in the last two days, NDTV reported citing sources.
28 Dec 2022COVID-19
COVID-19: China returnee mother-daughter duo test positive in Tamil Nadu
A woman and her daughter (6), who recently returned from China, tested COVID-19 positive at Madhurai airport in Tamil Nadu, PTI reported on Wednesday citing officials.
27 Dec 2022Bharat Biotech
Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC: Here's how much COVID-19 nasal vaccine costs
Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Tuesday announced the price of its recently-approved intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, named iNCOVACC.
22 Dec 2022Narendra Modi
PM chairs high-level COVID-19 meeting, urges wearing masks, increased testing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the COVID-19 situation in India.
21 Dec 2022COVID-19
Mask up in crowded places: Centre advises after high-level meeting
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with top officials on Wednesday to review India's COVID-19 situation as cases are seeing a resurgence globally, especially in China.
21 Dec 2022Rahul Gandhi
Follow COVID-19 rules or suspend yatra: Health Minister to Rahul
In a letter to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has asked them to ensure that COVID-19 rules are followed in Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra, or else they should suspend the march in "national interest."
21 Dec 2022COVID-19
Increase genome sequencing to track COVID-19 variants: Centre tells states
Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and the US, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to increase genome sequencing of positive cases to track variants through the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.
29 Nov 2022Supreme Court Of India
Not liable for deaths by COVID-19 vaccine: Centre tells SC
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the government cannot be held accountable for the harmful consequences of the COVID-19 vaccination, HT reported.
12 Aug 2022Delhi
With 2,726, Delhi reports highest COVID-19 cases in 7 months
Delhi witnessed a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday triggering concern for the authorities.
31 Jul 2022Allahabad High Court
Treat as COVID-19 death if infected dies in hospital: HC
The Allahabad High Court on Saturday ruled that if a COVID-19 infected patient dies after being admitted to a hospital, their death shall be termed a COVID death regardless of the cause of death.
29 Jul 2022Supreme Court Of India
Indian medical students from China, Ukraine now eligible for FMGE
The National Medical Commission (NMC) has given a one-time waiver to final-year medical students who have been forced to return from countries such as China and Ukraine due to the COVID-19 outbreak or war.
26 Jul 2022Vaccine
Is SII developing vaccine for monkeypox? Here's what Poonawalla said
Amid the rising monkeypox scare, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Tuesday they are in talks with American biotech company Novavax to develop a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine for it.
24 Jul 2022World Health Organization
India's 4th monkeypox case reported in Delhi; no travel history
India reported its fourth monkeypox case on Sunday. The latest case has been detected in Delhi, reported ANI.
16 Jul 2022West Bengal
COVID-19: India logs 20,044 fresh cases, 56 more fatalities
India on Saturday reported over 20,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight increase from the previous day.
03 Jul 2022Kerala
COVID-19: India logs 16,103 fresh cases, 31 more fatalities
India on Sunday reported over 16,000 new COVID-19 cases, a decrease of nearly 1,000 cases from the previous day.
24 Jun 2022COVID-19
COVID-19: India logs 17,336 new cases, highest in 4 months
India on Friday reported over 17,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 4,000 cases from the previous day.
19 Jun 2022Maharashtra
COVID-19: India logs 12,899 fresh cases, 15 more deaths
India on Sunday reported nearly 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decrease of around 300 cases from the previous day.
18 Jun 2022Maharashtra
COVID-19: India reports 13,216 new cases, 23 more deaths
India on Saturday reported over 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of around 500 cases from the previous day.