At a briefing this evening the Health Ministry said that, so far, the bulk of infections linked to this strain – around 20 per cent – have been reported from Maharashtra – 206 cases. Cases have also been reported from Delhi, Gujarat and Punjab, among other places, the ministry added.
As immunization programs gather pace around the world, another vaccine ran into trouble on Wednesday when Hong Kong and Macau suspended the Pfizer-BioNTech jab over what authorities said were packaging problems.
As many as 2,08,791 doses of Covid vaccine have administered to people above 60 years of age and the 45+ population with comorbidities, taking the total doses administered so far to 1,48,55,073, the health ministry informed.
The government on Tuesday released answers to questions on coronavirus vaccination drive. Here are all the vaccine-related queries answered:
The centre have urged states and Union terrotoris to utilise 100% capacities of private hospitals functioning as Covid Vaccination Centres
The African Institute For Developement Policy puts the number of teenage girls who became pregnant in the country between January and May at more than 150,000, with Nairobi recording nearly 12,000 pregnancies. Anecdotal evidence from healthcare workers across the Kenyan capital suggest the true figures could be higher, as many pregnant teenagers are not coming to clinics.
This year one in every 33 people across the world will need humanitarian assistance. That is a rise of 40% from last year, according to UN. More than half of the countries requiring aid to help deal with the coronavirus pandemic are already in protracted crises, coping with conflict or […]
Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote to make it 51-50 in the early morning showdown, concluding a process known as a “vote-a-rama” in which senators addressed dozens of amendments to the resolution.
Speaking at the Singapore Perspectives 2021 conference hosted by Singapore’s Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on Monday, Singapore’s Education Minister Lawrence Wong, who co-chairs the COVID-19 multi-ministry task force, said there are still many uncertainties to contend with in the next few years, while sharing his hopes about how the future can be “reset” once the pandemic is over, the Channel News Asia reported.
Thank you India and PM Narendra Modi, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Scientists at the Icelandic biopharma group deCODE Genetics’ laboratory in Reykjavik have worked relentlessly for the past 10 months, analysing each positive coronavirus test in Iceland at the request of the country’s health authorities.
More than 4,000 healthcare workers were vaccinated in Delhi on Day One. Barring the Centrally-run hospitals like the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, all have been given Covishield, which is developed by the Oxford University with pharma major AstraZeneca, and manufactured by the Serum Institute.
Nigeria has launched a much-delayed programme that promises to provide jobs for more than 750,000 young people amid worsening youth unemployment. The scheme, launched this month, is being hailed by government officials as the largest job creation initiative in the country’s history. The 52bn naira ($136m) Special Public Works (SPW) […]
TOKYO: Face shields alone are not highly effective to prevent Covid-19 infection without masks, says a new study which assessed what happens to the airflow around these plastic screens when someone nearby sneezes. The research, published in the journal Physics Of Fluid, noted that the number of people using face […]
BALTIMORE: One of the most common symptoms of Covid-19 is being sick with fever, whereas a study by John Hopkins Medicine and the University of Maryland School Of Medicine describes that temperature screening, primarily done with a non-contact infrared thermometer (NCIT) is not an effective strategy to staunch the spread […]
Over 1.04 crore cases of coronavirus have been registered in India so far. New Delhi: Ninety people in India have so far contracted the new strain of coronavirus, which was first detected in the United Kingdom in September, the Health Ministry said this today. Eight of these cases of the […]
Coronavirus: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wants centre to ensure all Indians get free vaccine. New Delhi: Underlining that the coronavirus pandemic is the “biggest epidemic of the century”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said requested the central government to ensure all Indians get vaccinated free of cost. “The coronavirus […]
Moderna’s vaccine was 94% effective in preventing disease in late stage clinical trials London: Britain’s medical regulator on Friday approved Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for use, the health ministry said, adding that it had agreed to purchase an additional 10 million doses of the shot as it eyed a spring rollout […]
Sadiq Khan said the situation in London is “critical” with virus spread out of control (File) London: London mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday declared a major incident, warning hospitals in the British capital could soon be overwhelmed after a surge in coronavirus infections linked to a new strain. “The stark […]
Hua Chunying said, “the representatives shared experience on anti-epidemic and poverty relief.” (File) Beijing: China has held its first meeting with Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to discuss COVID-19 and poverty relief cooperation besides resuming trade and economic ties disrupted by the pandemic. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua […]
As Bharat Biotech is aiming to launch its vaccine — Covaxin — in February, which could be the first vaccine available in India, the Centre is finalising the vaccine delivery procedure, including identifying the priority groups that will be administered the vaccine first and at no cost. The expert group […]
New Delhi: Studies in Europe and the US have established that long-term exposure to air pollution can contribute to mortality in COVID-19 cases, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said on Tuesday. He stressed that studies have found “virus particles remain suspended with PM 2.5 particulate matter, but they are not […]
Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, stating it had received data from an investigation into the matter. The regulator said testing of the vaccine would continue after the volunteer’s death. […]