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Coronavirus: India reports lowest infections spike in 132 days
Coronavirus: India reports lowest infections spike in 132 days

India on Tuesday reported under 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day spike since March 16.

India to miss July vaccination target over low COVAXIN supply

26 Jul 2021

Health & Wellness
India to miss July vaccination target over low COVAXIN supply

India will miss its target to give out over 500 million (50 crore) coronavirus vaccine shots by the end of July, mainly because of low supplies of COVAXIN, its only indigenous jab so far.

Delhi zoo to reopen from August 1

26 Jul 2021

Delhi
Delhi zoo to reopen from August 1

The Delhi zoo will reopen for visitors from August 1, over three months after it was shut due to a surge in coronavirus cases during the second wave of the pandemic, officials said on Monday.

Coronavirus: New cases in United States surpass India's once again
Coronavirus: New cases in United States surpass India's once again

India on Monday reported over 39,000 new COVID-19 cases along with more than 400 more deaths due to the viral disease.

Coronavirus: 46% of all new cases concentrated in Kerala

25 Jul 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: 46% of all new cases concentrated in Kerala

India on Sunday reported nearly 40,000 new COVID-19 cases, while over 500 more patients died due to the viral disease.

Delhi hospital finds rise in neurological issues among post-COVID patients

25 Jul 2021

Delhi
Delhi hospital finds rise in neurological issues among post-COVID patients

A leading hospital in Delhi said that it has been recording a "troubling rise" in neurological issues, including brain hemorrhage, among people who have recovered from COVID-19.

Delhi unlock: Metro trains, buses at full capacity from Monday

25 Jul 2021

Delhi
Delhi unlock: Metro trains, buses at full capacity from Monday

Delhi allowed its Metro train services and public buses to operate at full seating capacity starting Monday (July 26) as COVID-19 restrictions were further relaxed in the national capital.

COVID-19 vaccines for children likely by September, says AIIMS chief

24 Jul 2021

Randeep Guleria
COVID-19 vaccines for children likely by September, says AIIMS chief

India will likely have its first coronavirus vaccine for children by September, said Dr. Randeep Guleria, the chief of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

European drug regulator approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, for 12-17-year-olds

24 Jul 2021

Europe
European drug regulator approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, for 12-17-year-olds

The European drug regulator on Friday recommended approving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, called Spikevax, for use in children aged 12-17 years, making it the second vaccine to be authorized for this age group in the region.

Can fully vaccinated people develop long COVID?

23 Jul 2021

Health & Wellness
Can fully vaccinated people develop long COVID?

Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective.

Bharat Biotech commits to supply 500mn COVAXIN doses to Centre

23 Jul 2021

Bharat Biotech
Bharat Biotech commits to supply 500mn COVAXIN doses to Centre

Bharat Biotech on Friday said it has committed to supply over 500 million doses of COVAXIN to the Centre under the countrywide immunization program.

Tilak Nagar market in Delhi closed for COVID-19 protocol violation

23 Jul 2021

Delhi
Tilak Nagar market in Delhi closed for COVID-19 protocol violation

Several markets in the Tilak Nagar area have been closed till July 27 following violations of COVID-19 protocols, officials said on Friday.

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

22 Jul 2021

Air India
56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

A total of 56 staff members of the national carrier, Air India, including five pilots, died due to the coronavirus until July 14, the central government told the Parliament today.

Coronavirus: India refutes reports of 'vastly undercounted' deaths
Coronavirus: India refutes reports of 'vastly undercounted' deaths

The central government on Thursday refuted reports that India's COVID-19 death toll was "vastly undercounted."

Coronavirus: China rejects WHO proposal to probe lab leak theory
Coronavirus: China rejects WHO proposal to probe lab leak theory

In its strongest pushback against the "lab leak" theory concerning coronavirus' origins, China has rejected a proposal by the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the matter.

Opposition fires back at Centre over 'no oxygen death' comment

21 Jul 2021

Manish Sisodia
Opposition fires back at Centre over 'no oxygen death' comment

The central government is drawing fire from the Opposition for its controversial statement in the Parliament's Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

21 Jul 2021

Australia
Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

Until recently, Australia had been praised for its strict lockdowns, lengthy border closures, and quarantine norms over COVID-19.

Centre seeks extension for ex-gratia compensation to COVID-19 victims' kin
Centre seeks extension for ex-gratia compensation to COVID-19 victims' kin

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has sought an extension of four more weeks to frame guidelines for financial compensation to the kin of those who died of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: India adds 4,000 more deaths as Maharashtra clears backlog

21 Jul 2021

Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India adds 4,000 more deaths as Maharashtra clears backlog

India on Wednesday reported nearly 4,000 more fatalities as Maharashtra reconciled its official tally. The state added 3,656 more deaths, including 147 deaths on Tuesday and 3,509 backlog deaths that had gone unreported.

'No room for complacency': Centre issues 7-point advisory after serosurvey

21 Jul 2021

Government of India
'No room for complacency': Centre issues 7-point advisory after serosurvey

The Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory on coronavirus protocols and traveling in view of the fourth national serological survey.

Two-third of Indians have COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR serosurvey
Two-third of Indians have COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR serosurvey

Around 40 crore Indians are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infections, according to India's fourth national serological survey.

US eases travel advisory for India as COVID-19 cases decline
US eases travel advisory for India as COVID-19 cases decline

As India's COVID-19 outbreak subsides, the United States has eased the travel advisory for its citizens traveling to India.

No sign of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines in breast milk: Study

20 Jul 2021

Pfizer
No sign of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines in breast milk: Study

Researchers have found no evidence of the presence of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in breast milk suggesting that mRNA preventives are safe during lactation.

Coronavirus: 4 vaccines in human trial stage, government tells Parliament
Coronavirus: 4 vaccines in human trial stage, government tells Parliament

India has four COVID-19 vaccines in the human trial stage, the central government told the Rajya Sabha (Upper House of the Parliament) on Tuesday.

Hyderabad businessman donates Rs. 1cr gold sword to Tirupati temple

20 Jul 2021

Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad businessman donates Rs. 1cr gold sword to Tirupati temple

A Hyderabad-based businessman has donated a gold sword worth more than Rs. 1 crore to the Lord Venkateswara deity at the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh, reports say.

Central team suggests total lockdown in 2 Maharashtra districts

20 Jul 2021

Maharashtra
Central team suggests total lockdown in 2 Maharashtra districts

A central team of experts has reportedly suggested a total lockdown in two Maharashtra districts, where transmission of the coronavirus has not reduced despite undertaking a series of measures.

COVID-19 effect: Number of pre-primary students falls in Aurangabad schools

20 Jul 2021

Maharashtra
COVID-19 effect: Number of pre-primary students falls in Aurangabad schools

The number of students in the pre-primary classes of civic-run schools in Aurangabad city in Maharashtra has come down, mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said.

Five districts of Assam to remain under complete lockdown

20 Jul 2021

Assam
Five districts of Assam to remain under complete lockdown

Five districts of Assam will continue to be under total lockdown owing to their high COVID-19 positivity rate while the movement of people to and from other districts across the state will remain suspended, state Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said on Monday.

AIIMS doctor urges people to be careful for 1-2 years
AIIMS doctor urges people to be careful for 1-2 years

A professor at the medicine department of the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has urged people to practice caution for at least the next couple of years, so that COVID-19 does not explode again.

Norovirus outbreak reported in the UK. What is it?

19 Jul 2021

England
Norovirus outbreak reported in the UK. What is it?

The United Kingdom, which is already seeing a surge in coronavirus cases amid relaxation of curbs, has now reported an outbreak of the norovirus.

Gujarat: Over 200 people gather for religious event; FIR filed

19 Jul 2021

Gujarat
Gujarat: Over 200 people gather for religious event; FIR filed

Over 200 people gathered for a religious function at Dada Saheb Jain Temple in the Kalanala area in Bhavnagar city of Gujarat following which police registered an FIR against its organizers for alleged violation of COVID-19 guidelines, an official said on Monday.

Azithromycin no more effective against COVID-19 than placebo: Study

19 Jul 2021

COVID-19
Azithromycin no more effective against COVID-19 than placebo: Study

The commonly prescribed antibiotic for COVID-19, azithromycin, is no more effective than a placebo in preventing the viral disease among non-hospitalized patients, and may in fact increase their chance of hospitalization, a study has found.

Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases; 60% in Kerala, Maharashtra

19 Jul 2021

Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases; 60% in Kerala, Maharashtra

India on Monday reported over 38,000 new COVID-19 cases, with 60% of the fresh infections concentrated in Kerala and Maharashtra.

#Tokyo2020: Czech beach volleyball player tests COVID-19-positive at Olympic Village

19 Jul 2021

Japan
#Tokyo2020: Czech beach volleyball player tests COVID-19-positive at Olympic Village

Yet another case of the COVID-19 infection has been reported at the Tokyo Olympic Village as Czech beach volleyball player Ondrej Perusic tested positive for coronavirus on Sunday.

Government building buffer stock of COVID-19 drugs before third wave

19 Jul 2021

India
Government building buffer stock of COVID-19 drugs before third wave

The Indian government is currently working to build a buffer stock of coronavirus drugs as well as some other common drugs and supplements.

Coronavirus: India reports 41K+ new cases; 40% in Kerala

18 Jul 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 41K+ new cases; 40% in Kerala

India on Sunday reported over 41,000 new COVID-19 cases, however, nearly 40% of those were reported in Kerala alone.

Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

17 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi
Kerala imposes 2-day complete lockdown before easing curbs for Bakrid

In a worrying development, the Kerala government has decided to ease several curbs on July 19 and 20 for the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated either on July 20 or 21.

Mizoram reimposes lockdown in AMC area as COVID-19 cases rise

17 Jul 2021

Mizoram
Mizoram reimposes lockdown in AMC area as COVID-19 cases rise

The Mizoram government has reimposed a seven-day complete lockdown in Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, over two weeks after easing restrictions, officials said.

First COVID-19 case reported at Tokyo Olympics village, raising fears

17 Jul 2021

Japan
First COVID-19 case reported at Tokyo Olympics village, raising fears

A person has tested positive for the coronavirus at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics athletes' village, organizers said on Saturday, marking the first such case there.

Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopens for pilgrims today amid COVID-19 restrictions

17 Jul 2021

Kerala
Kerala: Sabarimala temple reopens for pilgrims today amid COVID-19 restrictions

The Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa in Kerala's Pathanamthitta reopened for pilgrims Saturday morning for the first time after the devastating second COVID-19 wave hit India.

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