Articles about COVID-19

India sets record by administering 2 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

17 Sep 2021

India sets record by administering 2 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

India gave out more than two 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.

England school children aged 12-15yrs to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

14 Sep 2021

England school children aged 12-15yrs to be offered COVID-19 vaccine

School children aged between 12 and 15 years will be offered a first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine starting next week, the UK government has announced after the country's Chief Medical Officers gave their go-ahead for the jabs for younger age groups.

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ new cases, over 300 more dead

14 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ new cases, over 300 more dead

India on Tuesday reported over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, roughly 60% were concentrated in Kerala alone.

IPL 2021: RCB to don blue jersey against KKR

14 Sep 2021

IPL 2021: RCB to don blue jersey against KKR

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be donning a blue jersey in their match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season remainder.

Maharashtra: Fifty-six arrested from bar for COVID-19 norms violation, obscenity

14 Sep 2021

Maharashtra: Fifty-six arrested from bar for COVID-19 norms violation, obscenity

Police has raided a bar in Maharashtra's Thane district and arrested 56 people, including waitresses and customers, for allegedly violating the coronavirus prevention guidelines and indulging in obscenity, an official said on Tuesday.

WHO nod for COVAXIN expected by September-end: Report

14 Sep 2021

WHO nod for COVAXIN expected by September-end: Report

NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul has said that India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN's trial data looked promising, and the vaccine could soon get emergency-use approval from the World Health Organization (WHO) soon.

COVID-19 third wave: Chances 'very low,' says retired ICMR scientist

13 Sep 2021

COVID-19 third wave: Chances 'very low,' says retired ICMR scientist

Former ICMR scientist Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar said the chances of a nationwide third wave of COVID-19 infections are "very low."

After SC nudge, Centre issues guidelines for COVID-19 death certificate

13 Sep 2021

After SC nudge, Centre issues guidelines for COVID-19 death certificate

The Centre on Saturday filed a compliance affidavit before the Supreme Court, stating that it has framed guidelines to simplify the process for the issuance of the COVID-19 death certificate.

Strict vigilance, containment measures: How Kerala is fighting Nipah outbreak

12 Sep 2021

Strict vigilance, containment measures: How Kerala is fighting Nipah outbreak

To contain the spread of the Nipah virus, the Kerala government is deploying strict vigilance and containment measures in the village where the first Nipah patient died on September 5.

Coronavirus: India reports 29K new cases, over 300 more dead

12 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 29K new cases, over 300 more dead

India on Sunday nearly 29,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, over 71% were reported in Kerala alone.

WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for EUL

11 Sep 2021

WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for EUL

The World Health Organization has sought some more data from Russia's Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, developer of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for according Emergency Use Listing status to the jab.

Modi chairs high-level review meeting on COVID-19 situation

10 Sep 2021

Modi chairs high-level review meeting on COVID-19 situation

Amid growing concerns over an imminent third wave of COVID-19 infections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level review meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Delhi hospitals install oxygen plants, but experts say 'not enough'

10 Sep 2021

Delhi hospitals install oxygen plants, but experts say 'not enough'

Delhi had witnessed chaotic scenes this year as hospitals ran out of oxygen on a daily basis and many died due to the shortage.

Coronavirus: India reports 35K new cases; 75% concentrated in Kerala

10 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 35K new cases; 75% concentrated in Kerala

India on Friday reported nearly 35,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a daily test positivity rate of 1.96%.

England vs India: Manchester Test canceled over COVID-19 concerns

10 Sep 2021

England vs India: Manchester Test canceled over COVID-19 concerns

In a major development, the final Test between India and England has been canceled.

England vs India: Manchester Test to go ahead as planned

09 Sep 2021

England vs India: Manchester Test to go ahead as planned

There were question marks over the fifth and final Test match between England and India in Manchester, starting on Friday.

BWF cancels Syed Modi International badminton tournament

09 Sep 2021

BWF cancels Syed Modi International badminton tournament

The Syed Modi International Super 300 tournament was on Thursday canceled by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for the second year in a row.

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

09 Sep 2021

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

Japan announced on Thursday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new COVID-19 infections have slowed slightly.

SC rejects plea for centralized portal informing about COVID-19 essentials

09 Sep 2021

SC rejects plea for centralized portal informing about COVID-19 essentials

The Supreme Court has refused to consider a plea seeking directions to maintain a centralized portal to disseminate real-time information regarding essential commodities related to COVID-19.

BJP plans 3-week-long grand birthday celebration for PM Modi

09 Sep 2021

BJP plans 3-week-long grand birthday celebration for PM Modi

The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is reportedly planning a three-week-long campaign to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday on September 17.

Delhi: Over 70% tests in last five months were RT-PCR

09 Sep 2021

Delhi: Over 70% tests in last five months were RT-PCR

RT-PCR, the most recommended method for tracing coronavirus, accounted for over 70 percent of the total tests conducted to identify infected patients in Delhi in the last five months, according to government data.

Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ new cases, 70% in Kerala

09 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ new cases, 70% in Kerala

India on Thursday reported over 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a 14% jump from the day before.

Biological E-manufactured J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India by October

09 Sep 2021

Biological E-manufactured J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India by October

The one-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson and manufactured by the company's local partner, Hyderabad-based Biological E, is likely to be available in India by October, reported News18.

50% COVID-19 vaccine doses administered reached 18-44 age group: Government

08 Sep 2021

50% COVID-19 vaccine doses administered reached 18-44 age group: Government

As India's COVID-19 vaccination drive has been picking up the pace, government data revealed that roughly half the doses were administered among those aged 18-44 years.

Hailed for vaccination drive, Israel sees COVID-19 spike after reopening

08 Sep 2021

Hailed for vaccination drive, Israel sees COVID-19 spike after reopening

Recently hailed for its COVID-19 vaccination coverage and fast return to "normalcy," Israel is quickly turning into one of the pandemic's biggest hotspots.

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

08 Sep 2021

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places in Delhi have been barred by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: India reports nearly 38K new cases; 369 more dead

08 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports nearly 38K new cases; 369 more dead

India on Wednesday recorded nearly 38,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a daily test positivity rate of 2.16%.

COVID-19 takes severe toll on fight against HIV, TB: Report

08 Sep 2021

COVID-19 takes severe toll on fight against HIV, TB: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic had a severe impact on the global fight against diseases like the HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria last year, according to a report by the Global Fund.