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Panel recommends permission for Phase I Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine trial

20 Jan 2021

Panel recommends permission for Phase I Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine trial

An expert panel, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, (CDSCO) on Tuesday recommended granting permission for conducting the Phase I clinical trial of an intranasal vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Bharat Biotech, official sources said.

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

19 Jan 2021

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

A multi-ministerial meeting on Monday discussed various aspects of India's possible export of COVID-19 vaccines in view of requests from an increasing number of countries to procure the vaccines, people familiar with the development said.

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

18 Jan 2021

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

Balloons, flowers, sanitizers, and smiling faces welcomed Class 10 and 12 students in Delhi schools on Monday as they returned to campuses after over 10 months of schools being closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

COVID-19 shot: UP Police lodges FIR after misleading pamphlets appear

18 Jan 2021

COVID-19 shot: UP Police lodges FIR after misleading pamphlets appear

A spate of pamphlets urging people of a particular community against taking anti-COVID-19 vaccine shots and spreading rumors about their ingredients surfaced in Bareilly on Sunday, prompting police to lodge an FIR against unknown miscreants.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.57 million with 14K new cases

18 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.57 million with 14K new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 14,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.57 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.57%.

Biden announces plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans

16 Jan 2021

Biden announces plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans

US President-elect Joe Biden has announced an ambitious goal of inoculating 100 million Americans with COVID-19 vaccines in the first 100 days of his administration, noting that the vaccine roll-out in the country has been a "dismal failure."

India's new COVID-19 cases among the lowest in the world

15 Jan 2021

India's new COVID-19 cases among the lowest in the world

India recorded 87 new COVID-19 cases per million population in the last seven days which is one of the lowest in the world when compared with countries like the US, the UK, Russia, Germany, Brazil, France, and Italy, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

15 Jan 2021

UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

The United Kingdom is banning travel from entire South America and Portugal amid concerns over a new variant of the coronavirus in Brazil, authorities in London announced.

Delhi government extends COVID-19 guidelines for UK returnees

15 Jan 2021

Delhi government extends COVID-19 guidelines for UK returnees

The Delhi government has extended its earlier order till January 31 asking people coming from the United Kingdom to undergo institutional quarantine in the wake of the new variant of coronavirus.

Three lakh healthcare workers will be inoculated on Day 1

14 Jan 2021

Three lakh healthcare workers will be inoculated on Day 1

Around three lakh healthcare workers will be inoculated at 2,934 sites across the country on day one of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive which is set to begin from January 16, official sources said.

Novel coronavirus may resemble common cold in future, scientists predict

13 Jan 2021

Novel coronavirus may resemble common cold in future, scientists predict

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may resemble the mild cold-causing coronaviruses that currently circulate in humans if it becomes endemic and most people are exposed to it in childhood, according to a study.

Traveling to US? Be ready with COVID-19 negative report

13 Jan 2021

Traveling to US? Be ready with COVID-19 negative report

Anyone flying to the United States will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19, health officials have announced.

WHO: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

12 Jan 2021

WHO: COVID-19 herd immunity unlikely in 2021 despite vaccines

The World Health Organization's chief scientist warned that even as numerous countries have started rolling out vaccination programs to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.48 million with 12K+ new cases

12 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 10.48 million with 12K+ new cases

India on Monday reported over 12,000 fresh coronavirus infections, marking the lowest single-day spike since mid-June last year.

Holding breath may increase risk of getting COVID-19: IIT Madras

11 Jan 2021

Holding breath may increase risk of getting COVID-19: IIT Madras

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras have found that holding breath may increase the risk of getting COVID-19 infection.

COVID-19: Budget documents will not be printed this year

11 Jan 2021

COVID-19: Budget documents will not be printed this year

For the first time since 1947, the Union Budget documents will not be printed this year owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccine transport from SII to start from January 11/12

11 Jan 2021

Vaccine transport from SII to start from January 11/12

With the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India set to roll out on January 16, transportation of the Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India's facility in Pune, is likely to start from the evening of January 11 or January 12, sources involved in logistics planning said on Sunday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.46 million with 16K+ new cases

11 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.46 million with 16K+ new cases

India on Sunday reported 16,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.46 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.4%.

Days after participating in vaccine trial, man dies in Bhopal

09 Jan 2021

Days after participating in vaccine trial, man dies in Bhopal

A 42-year-old volunteer named Deepak Marawi, from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh died nearly ten days after he participated in the clinical trial for COVAXIN held at a private hospital, its vice-chancellor said on Saturday.

At least one symptom persists six months post coronavirus hospitalization

09 Jan 2021

At least one symptom persists six months post coronavirus hospitalization

More than three-quarters of COVID-19 patients hospitalized for treatment have at least one ongoing symptom six months after initially becoming unwell, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.

China ready to receive WHO experts to probe COVID-19 origin

09 Jan 2021

China ready to receive WHO experts to probe COVID-19 origin

China is ready to receive a World Health Organization expert team to probe the COVID-19 origin, a senior Chinese official informed the media but gave no specific timeline for the visit.

Beijing on alert after COVID-19 spike in neighboring Hebei province

09 Jan 2021

Beijing on alert after COVID-19 spike in neighboring Hebei province

Beijing has gone on an alert mode following a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the neighboring Hebei province even as China has administered nine million coronavirus vaccines so far in a stepped-up nationwide drive to contain the virus.

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.

Cutting COVID-19 infectious period could prevent millions of cases: Study

08 Jan 2021

Cutting COVID-19 infectious period could prevent millions of cases: Study

A vaccine or medication that could shorten the infectious period of COVID-19 in patients, even by one day, may potentially prevent millions of cases and save billions of dollars, according to a new modeling study.

Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against coronavirus variant

08 Jan 2021

Pfizer study suggests vaccine works against coronavirus variant

New research suggests that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine can protect against a mutation found in two contagious variants of the coronavirus that erupted in Britain and South Africa.

Priyanka Chopra allegedly flouted COVID-19 lockdown rules in London

08 Jan 2021

Priyanka Chopra allegedly flouted COVID-19 lockdown rules in London

Priyanka Chopra Jonas had reportedly violated the COVID-19 lockdown rules in London on Wednesday.

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

07 Jan 2021

Petition filed to remove Bachchan's voice from COVID-19 caller tune

A Public Interest Litigation or PIL has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking the removal of the Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's voice from the caller tune on precautions against the coronavirus.

Extend ban on UK flights till January-31: Kejriwal urges Centre

07 Jan 2021

Extend ban on UK flights till January-31: Kejriwal urges Centre

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday urged the Centre to extend the ban on flights between India and the UK till January 31 in view of the extremely serious COVID-19 situation in the UK.

COVID-19 recoveries cross one crore mark: Health Ministry

07 Jan 2021

COVID-19 recoveries cross one crore mark: Health Ministry

India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID-19 with cumulative recoveries crossing the one crore-mark, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

UK daily coronavirus death toll hits 1,041; highest since April

07 Jan 2021

UK daily coronavirus death toll hits 1,041; highest since April

The UK recorded 1,041 deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest since the peak of the pandemic in April last year. Members of Parliament retrospectively voted on a new nationwide lockdown that is already legally enforceable.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

15 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

Moderna Therapeutics has come a long way with its candidate vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

#Coronavirus: Audible is offering free audiobooks to everyone including children

22 Mar 2020

#Coronavirus: Audible is offering free audiobooks to everyone including children

From governments, corporate houses, medical teams and individuals all over the world, everyone is trying their best to fight the coronavirus pandemic that has pushed life to a standstill.

All UEFA competitions including Champions League postponed

13 Mar 2020

All UEFA competitions including Champions League postponed

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the UEFA to cancel all competitions including the Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played next week.

Coronavirus crisis: Indian Wells tennis tournament gets cancelled

09 Mar 2020

Coronavirus crisis: Indian Wells tennis tournament gets cancelled

The Indian Wells tennis tournament got cancelled on Monday over concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Southern California.

Coronavirus outbreak: First death confirmed in the US

01 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: First death confirmed in the US

The US has reported its first confirmed death from coronavirus.

China using WeChat/Twitter to silence people speaking about coronavirus

25 Feb 2020

China using WeChat/Twitter to silence people speaking about coronavirus

After mass crackdowns, China is going after individual users sharing completely innocuous stuff on social media.