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Coronavirus: India's daily infections decline, but there's a catch

With 3.57 lakh new coronavirus infections, India's tally has now surged past 2 crore cases, making it only the second nation after the United States to pass the grim milestone.

Reports claiming fresh COVID-19 vaccine orders not placed baseless: Government

The Union Health Ministry on Monday refuted media reports that claimed that the central government had not placed fresh orders for COVID-19 vaccines.

03 May 2021


Pfizer in talks with India for expedited approval for vaccine

United States pharmaceutical major Pfizer is in talks with the Indian government to seek expedited approval for its COVID-19 vaccine.

Getting aggressive calls from powerful people: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has revealed that his decision to fly to London when India is facing a COVID-19 second wave was largely due to the threats he had been facing.

02 May 2021

Bill Gates

COVID-19 vaccine formulas shouldn't be shared with India: Bill Gates

It's a terrible time to be a publicist for Bill Gates. The billionaire, who the mainstream media celebrates as a philanthropist, is being criticized for his stance on vaccine patents.

01 May 2021


Coronavirus: India reports over 4 lakh cases for first time

India, currently faced with the world's worst coronavirus outbreak, has set another grim world record by reporting more than four lakh fresh cases in the last 24 hours.

No clampdown on citizens seeking COVID-related help online: SC

The Supreme Court on Friday said that there shall be no clampdown on citizens communicating their grievances related to COVID-19 on social media.

30 Apr 2021


Mumbai temporarily shutting vaccinations; Delhi, Punjab also out of stock

No coronavirus vaccines will be administered for the next three days in India's financial capital Mumbai as the city's administration has run out of doses.

29 Apr 2021

Bharat Biotech

Bharat Biotech reduces COVAXIN price to Rs. 400 for states

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech on Thursday reduced the price of its COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, for state governments.

29 Apr 2021

Union Health Ministry

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.

29 Apr 2021


Nearly 1.33cr apply for coronavirus vaccine, but couldn't find slots

A staggering 1.33 crore people registered themselves for the coronavirus vaccine on the Indian government's Co-WIN portal on Wednesday after registrations opened for those aged between 18 and 44 at 4 pm.

Covishield price reduced to Rs. 300 for states: Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), on Wednesday announced that the price of the COVID-19 vaccine Covishield was being reduced from Rs. 400 to Rs. 300 for states.

28 Apr 2021


Maharashtra: Vaccine shortage leaves hopefuls fuming and frustrated

With just two days to go before COVID-19 vaccination opens for people above 18 years and only two days after Maharashtra administered the highest number of five lakh doses in a day, reports of a shortage of the vaccines poured in from various parts of the state on Wednesday including Mumbai, officials said.

Coronavirus: Supreme Court 'cannot be mute spectator during national crisis'

The Supreme Court on Tuesday clarified that the suo motu case on COVID-19 is not meant to supplant the High Courts.

26 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

Centre shirks responsibility, wants states, companies to import vaccines: Report

As vaccinations emerge as India's biggest hope against a disastrous second coronavirus wave, a Reuters report has claimed that the federal government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, would not import foreign-made vaccines, but wants states and companies to do so.

26 Apr 2021

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi announces free COVID-19 vaccination for those aged over 18

The Delhi government on Monday announced that it would provide free COVID-19 vaccines to everyone above the age of 18.

24 Apr 2021


COVID-19: Customs duty, health cess on vaccines, oxygen waived off

Customs duty and health cess on the import of coronavirus vaccines and medical oxygen have been waived off with immediate effect for a period of three months, the central government said on Saturday.

22 Apr 2021

Johnson & Johnson

US faces pressure to decide J&J COVID-19 vaccine's fate

US agencies are under pressure to take a call on the resumption of the use of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.

21 Apr 2021


Coronavirus: 0.04% people infected after COVAXIN shot; 0.03% after Covishield

The central government on Wednesday said that a "very small" fraction of people have tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated.

21 Apr 2021


Chhattisgarh, MP announce free COVID-19 vaccines for all 18+ persons

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday announced that the state government will cover the cost of vaccination against COVID-19 for all people above the age of 18.

20 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi calls government's COVID-19 vaccine policy 'discriminatory'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at the government over its COVID-19 vaccine policy, alleging it is discriminatory and that there is no vaccine guarantee for the weaker sections.

20 Apr 2021

Johnson & Johnson

J&J seeks permission to conduct COVID-19 vaccine trial in India

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday that it has sought approval from India's drug regulator to conduct a bridging clinical study of its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in the country.

20 Apr 2021


Coronavirus: Huge vaccine wastage by states, especially in Tamil Nadu

Even as several Indian states report a shortage of vaccines, an RTI (Right to Information) query has indicated a huge wastage of doses since the country began its inoculation program this January.

Coronavirus: All aged over 18 can be vaccinated from May

The central government has decided to expand the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive to all persons above the age of 18 starting May.

COVID-19: Black Caps set to be vaccinated this week

In a major development, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will provide early vaccinations to the men's team this week.

16 Apr 2021


BS Yediyurappa tests coronavirus positive for the second time

Karnataka Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa tested positive for coronavirus today. The 78-year-old gave an update about it on Twitter.

15 Apr 2021


COVID-19 vaccine production hit as US, Europe obstruct raw material

As India faces a record surge in coronavirus infections, Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla has raised concerns about the United States and Europe holding back key vaccine raw material.

14 Apr 2021

Russia News

Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?

Earlier this week, India's drug regulator approved Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for restricted use in emergency situations.

14 Apr 2021

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul takes swipe at Centre over fast-tracking approval for vaccines

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday cited a quote of Mahatma Gandhi to imply that the government's decision to fast-track emergency approval for foreign-produced anti-coronavirus vaccines had been prompted by his party's suggestions.

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.

13 Apr 2021

Johnson & Johnson

United States recommends 'pause' on J&J vaccine after clotting concerns

The United States government recommended a "pause" in the administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine amid concerns of a "rare and severe type of blood clot."

India fast-tracks approval to foreign-made COVID-19 vaccines

The Indian government on Tuesday decided to fast-track the grant of Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved in other countries.

12 Apr 2021

Russia News

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, was reportedly recommended for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in India on Monday.

11 Apr 2021


India to get 5 more COVID-19 vaccines by October: Report

India is likely to have five more COVID-19 vaccines by October this year, top government sources told the news agency ANI.

11 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

Amid coronavirus spike, four-day-long 'Tika Utsav' begins today

A four-day-long Tika Utsav is being organized in India to vaccinate as many eligible people as possible against coronavirus.

08 Apr 2021

Narendra Modi

Testing key to contain COVID-19 second wave: Modi tells CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a meeting with Chief Ministers to review the COVID-19 situation in India.

Centre allows COVID-19 vaccinations at workplaces; check guidelines here

The central government on Wednesday allowed COVID-19 vaccinations at workplaces with 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries.

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