Articles about COVID-19

At-home COVID-19 vaccinations for those disabled, with restricted mobility

23 Sep 2021

At-home COVID-19 vaccinations for those disabled, with restricted mobility

The central government on Thursday announced COVID-19 vaccinations at home for people who cannot reach vaccination centers due to restricted mobility or disabilities.

Coronavirus: India reports 32K new cases; over 280 more dead

23 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 32K new cases; over 280 more dead

India on Thursday reported nearly 32,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, over 60% were concentrated in Kerala alone.

Vaccination certificates must meet minimum criteria: UK on travel rules

23 Sep 2021

Vaccination certificates must meet minimum criteria: UK on travel rules

On the issue of the non-recognition of India's COVID-19 vaccine certification, the United Kingdom has maintained that the vaccine certificates of all countries must meet the minimum criteria.

Delta becomes globally dominant COVID-19 variant, out-competing other strains: WHO

23 Sep 2021

Delta becomes globally dominant COVID-19 variant, out-competing other strains: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is now the globally dominant strain.

States to provide Rs. 50,000 to each COVID-19 victim: Centre

22 Sep 2021

States to provide Rs. 50,000 to each COVID-19 victim: Centre

The Centre on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that state governments will provide financial compensation of Rs. 50,000 to the families of those who die of COVID-19.

COVID-19: How states are ensuring people get their second doses

22 Sep 2021

COVID-19: How states are ensuring people get their second doses

As economic activities have mostly resumed across the country, state governments are putting all efforts to ensure people get their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Severe COVID-19 can cause delirium in patients, study finds

22 Sep 2021

Severe COVID-19 can cause delirium in patients, study finds

Severe coronavirus disease can lead to delirium in patients, a study conducted in the United States found.

Coronavirus: India reports 27K new cases; R-value drops below 1

22 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 27K new cases; R-value drops below 1

India on Wednesday reported nearly 27,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a daily test positivity rate of 1.69%.

Natarajan tests COVID-19 positive ahead of DC vs SRH clash

22 Sep 2021

Natarajan tests COVID-19 positive ahead of DC vs SRH clash

Ahead of the match between Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, pacer T Natarajan has tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines: Sri Lanka seeks $100 million assistance from IMF

22 Sep 2021

COVID-19 vaccines: Sri Lanka seeks $100 million assistance from IMF

Sri Lanka has decided to ask for a $100 million loan from IMF to procure 14 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and finance other vaccination program-related costs, it was announced on Wednesday.

UK recognizes Covishield, but Indians still need to quarantine

22 Sep 2021

UK recognizes Covishield, but Indians still need to quarantine

The United Kingdom on Wednesday revised its travel advisory, listing Covishield as an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Delhi government happy with HC nod to oxygen deaths probe

22 Sep 2021

Delhi government happy with HC nod to oxygen deaths probe

With the Delhi High Court giving its nod to the constitution of a committee to probe claims of deaths due to oxygen shortage during the COVID-19 second wave, the city government said it wanted the truth to come out.

UK's decision to not recognize Covishield discriminatory, says India

21 Sep 2021

UK's decision to not recognize Covishield discriminatory, says India

India on Tuesday issued a sharp reaction to the United Kingdom's decision to not recognize Covishield as a legitimate COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus: Kerala, contributing 60% new cases, considers reopening cinemas

21 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: Kerala, contributing 60% new cases, considers reopening cinemas

India on Tuesday reported over 26,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, roughly 60% were concentrated in Kerala alone. The state also contributes 54% of India's active cases.

Gautam Adani defends India's handling of COVID-19

21 Sep 2021

Gautam Adani defends India's handling of COVID-19

Amid talk of his infrastructure conglomerate venturing into the media space, billionaire Gautam Adani on Tuesday said media coverage cannot be biased under the garb of press freedom and criticism should not be at the cost of national dignity.

R-value drops below 1 across India, except in major cities

21 Sep 2021

R-value drops below 1 across India, except in major cities

R-value, which reflects how rapidly the coronavirus pandemic is spreading, dropped to 0.92 by mid-September after spiraling over 1 by August-end, according to researchers.

COVAXIN for children: Bharat Biotech completes Phase 2/3 trials

21 Sep 2021

COVAXIN for children: Bharat Biotech completes Phase 2/3 trials

Bharat Biotech has completed the Phase 2/3 trials of COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN for use in children under 18 years of age and is expected to submit the data by next week to the DCGI, Chairman, and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Ltd., Krishna Ella said.

India criticizes new UK travel rules; Jaishankar raises issue

21 Sep 2021

India criticizes new UK travel rules; Jaishankar raises issue

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has pushed for a resolution of the COVID-19 quarantine issue faced by Indians in the United Kingdom.

Vaccine Maitri: India to resume COVID-19 vaccine export next month

21 Sep 2021

Vaccine Maitri: India to resume COVID-19 vaccine export next month

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that India would be resuming the export of COVID-19 vaccines under its ambitious "Vaccine Maitri" initiative from October.

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 'safe' for kids aged 5-11; generates 'robust immunity'

20 Sep 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 'safe' for kids aged 5-11; generates 'robust immunity'

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found safe for children between five to 11 years of age and generates a "robust" immune response, the companies said on Monday.

Smacks of racism: Ramesh, Tharoor slam UK's COVID-19 travel rules

20 Sep 2021

Smacks of racism: Ramesh, Tharoor slam UK's COVID-19 travel rules

Former Union ministers Jairam Ramesh and Shashi Tharoor on Monday slammed the UK's COVID-19-related travel rules under which Indians vaccinated with Covishield would still be treated as unvaccinated.

Kidney, part of lung removed to save man from mucormycosis

20 Sep 2021

Kidney, part of lung removed to save man from mucormycosis

A multidisciplinary team of three doctors gave a new of lease life to a 34-year-old man in Delhi by conducting surgery to remove his right kidney and a portion of his left lung which had been severely infected with black fungus post-COVID-19, hospital authorities said on Monday.

UP: COVID-19 vaccine certificate shows BJP leader given 5 doses

20 Sep 2021

UP: COVID-19 vaccine certificate shows BJP leader given 5 doses

The vaccination certificate of a man in Uttar Pradesh wrongly shows he has been given five doses of the coronavirus vaccine and is scheduled to get a sixth later this year.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; weekly cases drop by 15%

20 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; weekly cases drop by 15%

India on Monday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases with Kerala alone contributing nearly 65% of the fresh infections.

Possible link between COVID-19 vaccination and menstrual cycle changes: Study

20 Sep 2021

Possible link between COVID-19 vaccination and menstrual cycle changes: Study

Thousands of women around the world have reported suffering various period problems, including changes to their menstrual cycle, after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases; active cases under 1%

19 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases; active cases under 1%

India on Sunday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, Kerala alone contributed over 60% of the daily infections.

Hybrid weddings: Is this the new trend for wedding industry?

19 Sep 2021

Hybrid weddings: Is this the new trend for wedding industry?

Indians spend almost 20% of their wealth on wedding ceremonies and the entire industry has a valuation of over $50 billion.

India sets record by administering 2.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

17 Sep 2021

India sets record by administering 2.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

India administered more than two-and-a-half crore coronavirus vaccine doses in a day for the first time as the central government strived to set a new record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday.

Supreme Court allows Kerala to conduct Class XI exams offline

17 Sep 2021

Supreme Court allows Kerala to conduct Class XI exams offline

Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict allowing the Kerala government to hold physical exam for Class XI, the state government on Friday said it was prepared to hold exams adhering to COVID-19 protocol.

No Delta plus variant found in 376 samples: BMC

17 Sep 2021

No Delta plus variant found in 376 samples: BMC

No Delta plus variant of COVID-19, considered highly contagious, was found among 376 samples tested in the second round of genome sequencing in Mumbai, a senior civic official said on Thursday.

COVID-19: Centre says October-November most crucial; warns against festivities

16 Sep 2021

COVID-19: Centre says October-November most crucial; warns against festivities

NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul Thursday said that the coming two months, October and November, are the most crucial months to contain the surge of COVID-19 infections in the country.

After 3 months, Uttarakhand HC allows Char Dham Yatra resumption

16 Sep 2021

After 3 months, Uttarakhand HC allows Char Dham Yatra resumption

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday lifted its stay on the Char Dham Yatra with some restrictions.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases, 12.4% higher than yesterday

16 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases, 12.4% higher than yesterday

India on Thursday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, up by 12.4% compared to the day before.

COVID-19 may become endemic in 6 months in India: Expert

16 Sep 2021

COVID-19 may become endemic in 6 months in India: Expert

COVID-19 may start becoming an endemic in India in the next six months, according to Dr. Sujeet Singh, the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

MP: COVID-19 positive passenger stopped from boarding Dubai-bound flight

15 Sep 2021

MP: COVID-19 positive passenger stopped from boarding Dubai-bound flight

A 26-year-old passenger was stopped from boarding a Dubai-bound Air India flight at an airport in Madhya Pradesh's Indore city on Wednesday after his report came out positive for coronavirus in a rapid test, an official said.

Haryana: 7 kids die in 3 weeks; doctors in tizzy

15 Sep 2021

Haryana: 7 kids die in 3 weeks; doctors in tizzy

At least seven children, all aged below 14, have died in Haryana's Chilli village in Palwal district in the past three weeks.

Coronavirus: India reports 27K+ new cases; active cases at 1%

15 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 27K+ new cases; active cases at 1%

India on Wednesday reported over 27,000 new COVID-19 cases, with Kerala alone contributing nearly 60% of the total new cases.

India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

15 Sep 2021

India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

India produced the largest amount of social media misinformation on COVID-19 due to the country's higher internet penetration rate, increasing social media consumption, and users' lack of internet literacy, according to a new study.

Tech for saline gargle RT-PCR test transferred to MSME Ministry

14 Sep 2021

Tech for saline gargle RT-PCR test transferred to MSME Ministry

A Nagpur-based research institute has transferred the know-how of an indigenous saline gargle RT-PCR test for COVID-19 to the Union Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, a statement said Sunday.

Several children hospitalized with fever, respiratory problems in West Bengal

14 Sep 2021

Several children hospitalized with fever, respiratory problems in West Bengal

Several children were admitted to West Bengal's Siliguri District Hospital with fever and respiratory problems, ANI reported.