Articles about Coronavirus
31 Aug 2021COVID-19
The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) chief Dr. NK Arora said the third wave of COVID-19 infections isn't likely to hit India in September-October as some experts have predicted.
31 Aug 2021Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
A possible third wave of the coronavirus in India will likely be less severe than the devastating previous wave in April-May, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
30 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
India on Monday reported nearly 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth consecutive day that daily infections remained over 40,000.
29 Aug 2021Kerala
As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, the Centre has reportedly recommended a lockdown to tackle the spread of infection.
29 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
India on Sunday reported over 45,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth consecutive day that daily infections remained over 40,000.
28 Aug 2021United States of America
SARS-CoV-2 was "not developed" as a biological weapon, the US intelligence community has concluded in a report, with President Joe Biden reiterating the allegation that China continues to reject calls for transparency and withhold information about the origins of the virus.
27 Aug 2021COVID-19
Around 33% of the world population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, data compiled by Our World in Data showed.
27 Aug 2021Kerala
India on Friday reported over 44,000 new COVID-19 cases, the second consecutive day that daily infections remained above 40,000.
27 Aug 2021Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Life Sciences, part of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited, on Thursday received regulatory approval to carry out clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, reported The Economic Times.
27 Aug 2021Kerala
As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, state Health Minister Veena George on Thursday said that more than half of the population is still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.
26 Aug 2021Delhi
Amid concerns of a possible third wave of COVID-19 in the coming months, parents are divided over the plan to reopen schools in the national capital.
26 Aug 2021Kerala
India witnessed a rise in COVID-19 cases, reporting over 46,000 fresh infections on Thursday. Nearly 70% of infections reported on the day were concentrated in Kerala, which has been leading the latest surge.
25 Aug 2021Zydus Cadila
The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) will soon hold a meeting to devise a roadmap for introducing Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine in the inoculation drive and prioritizing beneficiaries focusing on those aged 12-18 years with comorbidities.
25 Aug 2021World Health Organization
Coronavirus in India might be entering the "endemic stage," World Health Organization's (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said in an interview with The Wire.
25 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
India on Wednesday reported roughly 37,600 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the number of daily recoveries (over 34,000).
24 Aug 2021WhatsApp
In a renewed attempt to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, the government has now enabled vaccination slot booking via the MyGov Corona Helpdesk service on WhatsApp.
24 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
India on Tuesday reported over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, along with over 350 fresh deaths.
23 Aug 2021Pfizer
The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has finally received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday for use in people aged 16 and above in the country.
23 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
India on Monday reported a little over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in 160 days.
23 Aug 2021Research
Researchers have identified an antibody that is highly protective at low doses against a wide range of variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the deadly COVID-19.
22 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
A government COVID-19 task force has recommended preparing for a 23% hospitalization rate in the event of a surge in infections.
22 Aug 2021Kerala
India on Sunday reported nearly 31,000 new COVID-19 cases, with around 55% of the daily infections concentrated in Kerala alone.
21 Aug 2021Government of India
Zydus Cadila's three-dose coronavirus vaccine has received the emergency use authorization from India's top drug regulator, becoming the sixth jab to get the nod in the country.
21 Aug 2021Pfizer
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly set to grant full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine next week, expediting the previous timeline for licensing the vaccine.
The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has recommended granting an emergency use authorization (EUA) to ZyCoV-D, the three-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila, on Friday.
20 Aug 2021Kerala
Kerala has accounted for nearly half of all the breakthrough infections reported in India so far, according to the central government.
19 Aug 2021Government of India
The results of a clinical trial showed that convalescent plasma therapy is not effective against high-risk COVID-19 patients.
19 Aug 2021Pfizer
COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca are less effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, compared to the Alpha variant, a study led by researchers at the University of Oxford said.
19 Aug 2021World Health Organization
India will "definitely recommend" booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine in future, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.
19 Aug 2021Kerala
India on Thursday reported over 36,000 new COVID-19 cases, with Kerala contributing nearly 60% of the day's total fresh infections.
18 Aug 2021Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
India will likely have a COVID-19 vaccine for children by next month, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.
18 Aug 2021Japan
The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has been canceled amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the country.
18 Aug 2021Kerala
India on Wednesday reported over 35,000 new COVID-19 cases. However, over 37,000 fresh recoveries pushed the number of active infections further down to 3.67 lakh, the lowest in 148 days. The recovery rate peaked at 97.52%.
17 Aug 2021Maharashtra
As of Tuesday, India has administered nearly 55.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In the past 24 hours, the country administered a record number of 88.13 lakh vaccine doses.
13 Aug 2021Mumbai
Maharashtra has reported three deaths from the relatively new Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, including one in state capital Mumbai.
13 Aug 2021Karnataka
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed all concerned departments to set up pediatric camps across the state.
12 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
India on Thursday reported over 41,000 new COVID-19 cases, up by 7.41% compared to the previous day.
11 Aug 2021Union Health Ministry
India on Wednesday reported over 38,000 new COVID-19 cases, notably 36% higher than the number of fresh infections reported the day before.
11 Aug 2021World Health Organization
World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has supported the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.