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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.

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 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.

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.

Protective immunity against coronavirus may last for over eight months

07 Jan 2021

Protective immunity against coronavirus may last for over eight months

COVID-19 survivors may have protective immunity against the fatal disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for months or even years after the infection, a study published in the journal Science suggests.

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.

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.

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.

Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

06 Jan 2021

Getting crowd will be irresponsible: Tharoor suggests canceling R-Day festivities

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor has suggested canceling the Republic Day festivities saying getting crowds to cheer the parade, as usual, would be irresponsible, after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson canceled his India visit due to the coronavirus situation in the UK.

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

06 Jan 2021

China blocks investigation into coronavirus origins, WHO chief 'disappointed'

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed disappointment after China blocked an investigation into the origins of coronavirus.

Australia vs India: Fan who attended MCG Test returns COVID-positive

06 Jan 2021

Australia vs India: Fan who attended MCG Test returns COVID-positive

In disturbing news for Cricket Australia (CA), the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday confirmed that a fan who attended Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and India has tested positive for coronavirus.

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%.

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

06 Jan 2021

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.

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.

Global leaders hail India's scientific innovation to combat COVID-19

05 Jan 2021

Global leaders hail India's scientific innovation to combat COVID-19

Global leaders have lauded India's leadership in scientific innovation and decisive action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

SII, Bharat Biotech ensure 'smooth roll out' of vaccines globally

05 Jan 2021

SII, Bharat Biotech ensure 'smooth roll out' of vaccines globally

The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech have taken a joint pledge to ensure global access of the COVID-19 vaccines developed by them.

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.

British actress Banita Sandhu tests COVID-19 positive in Kolkata

05 Jan 2021

British actress Banita Sandhu tests COVID-19 positive in Kolkata

British actress Banita Sandhu, who is in Kolkata to shoot for a movie, tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and was admitted to a private hospital after she refused to be treated in a government facility.

Arbaaz Khan, Sohail and son booked for violating COVID-19 norm

05 Jan 2021

Arbaaz Khan, Sohail and son booked for violating COVID-19 norm

Actors Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan, and the latter's son Nirvaan Khan, were booked by the Mumbai Police for allegedly violating the COVID-19 institutional quarantine norms, civic and police officials said.

Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

05 Jan 2021

Full lockdown imposed in England as coronavirus cases surge

England's 56 million people were ordered to stay at home by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday, as the United Kingdom struggles to contain a new variant of coronavirus.

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%.

COVAXIN is 200% safe: Bharat Biotech MD on efficacy concerns

04 Jan 2021

COVAXIN is 200% safe: Bharat Biotech MD on efficacy concerns

Bharat Biotech MS Krishna Ella on Monday said the company has "tremendous experience" in developing vaccines and their vaccine, COVAXIN, is "200% safe."

Bharat Biotech allowed COVAXIN trials on children aged 12+

04 Jan 2021

Bharat Biotech allowed COVAXIN trials on children aged 12+

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech has been allowed to conduct clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine on children above the age of 12.

Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

04 Jan 2021

Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

While India's wait for a coronavirus vaccine is over with the approval given to Serum Institute Of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, a number of Opposition leaders have raised questions over the process, only to get slammed by the members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Private hospitals may get coronavirus vaccine by March: Serum CEO

04 Jan 2021

Private hospitals may get coronavirus vaccine by March: Serum CEO

While the Indian government has prioritized healthcare workers and high-risk individuals in its vaccine program, doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be available for private companies, hospitals, and individuals by as early as March, the CEO of Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, said on Sunday.

Honda develops a 'mask' for cars, may kill COVID-19 virus

04 Jan 2021

Honda develops a 'mask' for cars, may kill COVID-19 virus

With the COVID-19 pandemic refusing to slow down, any degree of precaution should be considered less.

Indian squad tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of SCG Test

04 Jan 2021

Indian squad tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of SCG Test

In a huge relief to the Indian contingent Down Under, all the players and support staff of the squad have tested negative for COVID-19 ahead of the SCG Test.

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%.

Italian nurse proposes to girlfriend using his PPE kit

03 Jan 2021

Italian nurse proposes to girlfriend using his PPE kit

Love will perhaps always find a way even in the time of a raging pandemic.

All you need to know about vaccines approved in India

03 Jan 2021

All you need to know about vaccines approved in India

Earlier on Sunday, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) announced the issuance of emergency approval to two COVID-19 vaccines for restricted use in India: Covishield and COVAXIN.

SII's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN granted emergency approval, says DCGI

03 Jan 2021

SII's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN granted emergency approval, says DCGI

Two COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and COVAXIN, have been granted emergency approval for use in India, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) Dr. VG Somani said on Sunday.

Chennai: Luxury hotel turns COVID-19 hotspot; 85 test positive

03 Jan 2021

Chennai: Luxury hotel turns COVID-19 hotspot; 85 test positive

At least 85 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, since December 15, 2020, a senior official said Saturday.

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.

India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, registration, priority beneficiaries: Everything to know

02 Jan 2021

India's COVID-19 vaccination drive, registration, priority beneficiaries: Everything to know

India is gearing up to launch the world's largest immunization drive soon, and a nationwide dry run for the COVID-19 vaccination was conducted on Saturday to assess the authorities' preparedness and test the mechanisms before the actual program.

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.

Schools reopen in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam amid strict COVID-19 regulations

02 Jan 2021

Schools reopen in Kerala, Karnataka, Assam amid strict COVID-19 regulations

Schools in Kerala, Karnataka, and Assam reopened with strict COVID-19 regulations, including masks, thermal screening, hand hygiene, and social distancing.

30 India-UK flights to operate per week from January 8

02 Jan 2021

30 India-UK flights to operate per week from January 8

Only 30 flights per week will operate between India and the United Kingdom to and from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad, when services resume from January 8, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Friday.