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 experts spent one month in China, two weeks in quarantine and the same again on fieldwork.
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 […]
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.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, who has never shied away from sharing her views on social media has responded to a tweet showcasing AIIMS director receiving Covid-19 vaccine shot. The Coronavirus vaccination drive was kick-off by PM Modi virtually today. The first one to receive the Covid-19 vaccine shot was AIIMS […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]