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Nagma tests positive for COVID-19 after receiving first vaccine shot

08 Apr 2021

Nagma tests positive for COVID-19 after receiving first vaccine shot

Actress-turned-politician Nagma is the latest celebrity to contract COVID-19.

Paresh Rawal contracts coronavirus days after receiving vaccine's first dose

27 Mar 2021

Paresh Rawal contracts coronavirus days after receiving vaccine's first dose

Senior Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal has tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, the actor shared the news on social media, requesting everyone who came in contact with him to get tested.

Dharmendra's staff members contract coronavirus, actor tests negative

26 Mar 2021

Dharmendra's staff members contract coronavirus, actor tests negative

Veteran actor Dharmendra had a COVID-19 scare after three staff members of the Deol household tested positive for the highly-contagious disease.

AstraZeneca says US trial data shows vaccine 79% effective

22 Mar 2021

AstraZeneca says US trial data shows vaccine 79% effective

AstraZeneca says advanced trial data from a US study on its COVID-19 vaccine shows it is 79 percent effective.

1.25 lakh people will be vaccinated in Delhi daily: Kejriwal

18 Mar 2021

1.25 lakh people will be vaccinated in Delhi daily: Kejriwal

Asserting that the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital was not a cause for worry, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the number of people vaccinated in Delhi each day will be raised from around 40,000 to 1.25 lakh.

#HealthBytes: Received your first COVID-19 shot? Learn about its aftercare

14 Mar 2021

#HealthBytes: Received your first COVID-19 shot? Learn about its aftercare

Over 1.1cr medical personnel got the shot in the first COVID-19 vaccine drive, which the Government of India rolled out on January 16, 2021.

'Badhaai Ho' stars Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao get vaccinated

11 Mar 2021

'Badhaai Ho' stars Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao get vaccinated

The stars of the hit movie Badhaai Ho, Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao, have joined the long list of Bollywood celebrities to get the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

Elderly man dies after shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bengal

10 Mar 2021

Elderly man dies after shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Bengal

A senior citizen in Dhupguri city in Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal died allegedly after being administered the Covishield vaccine, prompting his family members to lodge a police complaint, an official said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 vaccination: DGCA issues guidelines for pilots, cabin crew

09 Mar 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: DGCA issues guidelines for pilots, cabin crew

Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued a series of guidelines on Tuesday to be followed by pilots and crew members after they get vaccinated against COVID-19.

WHO advises against using vaccine passports for international travel

09 Mar 2021

WHO advises against using vaccine passports for international travel

A senior World Health Organization official said that so-called vaccine passports for COVID-19 should not be used for international travel because of numerous concerns, including ethical considerations that vaccines are not easily available globally.

Saif Ali Khan faces online trolling after getting COVID-19 vaccine

07 Mar 2021

Saif Ali Khan faces online trolling after getting COVID-19 vaccine

Actor Saif Ali Khan recently became one of the first few people from the entertainment industry to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

These tools can prevent COVID-19 surges without restricting movement

22 Feb 2021

These tools can prevent COVID-19 surges without restricting movement

A combination of robust vaccination programs and strict physical distancing rules may be enough to prevent recurring peaks of COVID-19 without greatly restricting the mobility of people, according to a modeling study.

Go for COVID-19 vaccine or forget quarantine leave: Punjab Minister

22 Feb 2021

Go for COVID-19 vaccine or forget quarantine leave: Punjab Minister

Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday warned healthcare workers who did not get the COVID-19 vaccine shot of not allowing them quarantine leave if they get infected at a later stage.

UK hits 15 million COVID-19 vaccinations milestone

15 Feb 2021

UK hits 15 million COVID-19 vaccinations milestone

The UK on Sunday achieved what Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed as a significant milestone as 15 million people received their first of two jabs of COVID-19 vaccine under the UK vaccination drive.

COVID-19 vaccination drive: Beneficiaries begin to get second dose

13 Feb 2021

COVID-19 vaccination drive: Beneficiaries begin to get second dose

The vaccination drive against COVID-19 picked up the pace on Saturday as many beneficiaries who had received their first shots on day one of the exercise four weeks ago turned up to get their second dose.

Nepal to get 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China

06 Feb 2021

Nepal to get 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China

China will provide 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal on a grant basis, officials in Katmandu said on Saturday. It will be the first batch of vaccine aid for the Himalayan nation from China.

Twenty-five countries in queue for Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

06 Feb 2021

Twenty-five countries in queue for Made in India COVID-19 vaccine

India has so far supplied the COVID-19 vaccine to 15 countries and another 25 nations are in the queue at different levels for the jab, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday.

India fastest country to reach five million COVID-19 vaccination mark

06 Feb 2021

India fastest country to reach five million COVID-19 vaccination mark

India has become the fastest country in the world to reach the five million COVID-19 vaccination mark, reaching the milestone in just 21 days, the Union Health Ministry said as nearly 53 lakh beneficiaries were administered shots under the countrywide inoculation exercise till Friday evening.

Russia's coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Mexico

03 Feb 2021

Russia's coronavirus vaccine approved for use in Mexico

Mexico approved the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V for use on Tuesday, just hours after the publication of early results of an advanced study saying it is about 91 percent effective.

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

29 Jan 2021

Johnson & Johnson's one-shot COVID-19 vaccine shows 66% strong efficacy

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) much-awaited COVID-19 vaccine has reportedly exhibited strong protection against the virus.

Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in UK study

29 Jan 2021

Novavax vaccine seems effective against COVID-19 in UK study

Novavax Inc. said on Thursday that its COVID-19 vaccine appears 89 percent effective based on early findings from a British study.

South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on February 1

28 Jan 2021

South Africa: COVID-19 vaccine to arrive on February 1

One million coronavirus vaccine doses will arrive from India in the country on February 1, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, South African Health Minister said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka to procure two to three million Covishield doses

27 Jan 2021

Sri Lanka to procure two to three million Covishield doses

Sri Lanka will purchase two to three million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Covishield, from its Indian manufacturing company Serum Institute of India during the next two days, Lalith Weeratunga, the advisor to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, said on Wednesday.

US to purchase additional 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses

27 Jan 2021

US to purchase additional 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses

US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced the purchase of additional 200 million doses of coronavirus vaccines as the country reached 25 million COVID-19 infections.

COVID-19 pandemic may take four to five years to end

26 Jan 2021

COVID-19 pandemic may take four to five years to end

It may take four to five years for the COVID-19 pandemic to end and the world to look to a post-COVID-19 normal, Singapore's Education Minister Lawrence Wong warned.

Delhi is on track to achieving herd immunity, sero-survey indicates

26 Jan 2021

Delhi is on track to achieving herd immunity, sero-survey indicates

More than 50% of those surveyed in Delhi have developed antibodies against COVID-19, suggested the fifth sero-survey results. While this doesn't exactly confirm that half of Delhi has achieved herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the latest serological survey comprises a sizeable sample size of 28,840 individuals.

World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities: UN chief

26 Jan 2021

World faces 'existential threats,' fragilities: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is not only facing a COVID-19 emergency and the worst economic crisis in nearly a century, but also existential threats to climate and biodiversity and the possibility of the world's largest economies, the US and China, splitting the world in two.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

Ministry of Home Affairs tells states to check vaccine rumors

25 Jan 2021

Ministry of Home Affairs tells states to check vaccine rumors

Amid the circulation of rumors surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines' efficacy, the Centre asked the States to check the spread of such misinformation and advised them to take penal action against those found guilty of dissemination of wrong news.

Bangladesh receives first COVID-19 vaccine consignment from India

25 Jan 2021

Bangladesh receives first COVID-19 vaccine consignment from India

Bangladesh on Monday received the first consignment of the five million doses of Covishield vaccines from India under a procurement agreement, four days after New Delhi gifted two million doses of the vaccine to Dhaka.

Smartwatches can catch COVID-19 a week before symptoms?

24 Jan 2021

Smartwatches can catch COVID-19 a week before symptoms?

A study published by researchers from Mount Sinai in New York found the Apple Watch is capable of detecting COVID-19 in the wearer up to a week prior to clinical diagnosis.

Pfizer to supply 40 million COVID-19 doses to poor countries

23 Jan 2021

Pfizer to supply 40 million COVID-19 doses to poor countries

Pfizer on Friday committed to supplying up to 40 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year to a World Health Organization-backed effort to provide affordable shots to poor and middle-income countries.

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID-19 jab, mouths famous 'Terminator' dialogue

21 Jan 2021

Arnold Schwarzenegger gets COVID-19 jab, mouths famous 'Terminator' dialogue

Arnold Schwarzenegger has proved his mettle on the silver screen and as California Governor.

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

21 Jan 2021

UN chief welcomes the re-engagement of US with WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed the United States' re-engagement with the World Health Organization.

COVID-19 'vaccinationalism' is self-defeating; will delay global recovery: UN Chief

16 Jan 2021

COVID-19 'vaccinationalism' is self-defeating; will delay global recovery: UN Chief

As the world crossed a "heart-wrenching milestone" of two million deaths from COVID-19, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lamented that the pandemic's deadly impact has worsened due to the absence of a global coordinated effort.

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

15 Jan 2021

Delhi: 81 sites identified for COVID-19 vaccination

Authorities on Thursday released a list of 81 sites that will be part of the immunization exercise. Covishield will be administered at 75 centers, while COVAXIN will be given at the remaining facilities.

Depression, stress may reduce efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, scientists say

14 Jan 2021

Depression, stress may reduce efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, scientists say

Depression, stress, and loneliness can weaken the body's immune system, and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines, including the new COVID-19 preventives, scientists said.

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.

FDA advisors recommend Emergency Use Authorization of Moderna vaccine

18 Dec 2020

FDA advisors recommend Emergency Use Authorization of Moderna vaccine

The US Food and Drug Administration's advisory panel, comprising external experts, has given an emergency use approval to Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, making it the second drug after Pfizer to receive such an authorization in less than a week.

Looking for COVID-19 vaccine update? Use this government portal

28 Sep 2020

Looking for COVID-19 vaccine update? Use this government portal

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across different parts of India, everyone has just one question on their mind: When will a vaccine be available?