2,95,000 Covid vaccines available for 18-44 age group in Delhi: AAP MLA Atishi

Presenting a daily vaccination bulletin, the MLA from Kalkaji said Delhi now has 2,58,000 doses of Covishield and 37,000 doses of Covaxin available for the 18-44 age group.

Coronavirus inoculation drive: As India seeks to increase procurement, a look at upcoming vaccines in the country

Coronavirus vaccine in India: Centre is planning to procure over 200 crore vaccine doses between August and December 2021.

Third wave of COVID-19 definitely underway in UK, says vaccine expert

"It's going up, perhaps we can be a little bit optimistic it's not going up any faster, but nevertheless it's going up, so this third wave is definitely underway, said Prof. Finn.

The latest ONS figures show that one in every 540 people is infected, with the Delta variant now the dominant strain of the deadly virus circulating in the country and accounting for almost all infections.

DPIIT Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra dies of COVID-related complications

"Even after he had tested positive and was not well, he continued to work for long hours, monitoring the supply of oxygen across the country, under very challenging circumstances," the cabinet secreta

MP govt to set up COVID-19 pandemic research institute

Responding to a query, Sarang said the state government was trying to check the 'black fungus' or mucormycosis infection at an early stage.

Coronavirus in India: Third wave in 6-8 weeks if Covid-appropriate behaviour not followed, says AIIMS chief

The death toll climbed to 3,85,137 with 1,647 fresh fatalities and active cases comprise 2.55 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.16 per cent

Are smokers at higher risk of getting Covid-19 infection? Here’s what expert says

The corona virus is targeting the lung tissue leading to decreased compliance which impairs lung expansion and breathing.

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Urgently trying to work with AstraZeneca, SII, Indian govt to restart COVID-19 vaccine shipments: WHO Official

"It's over 30 or 40 countries that could have been targeted for second doses of AstraZeneca vaccines (but they) will not be able to do that,” Aylward said.

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Leaders of Germany, France urge vigilance over virus variant

Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed back the date for lifting restrictions on social contacts by four weeks as the government reported thousands of newly confirmed cases, mo

Merkel said it was good to see thousands of fans at the recent Germany-France match in Munich again.

Top government officials, leaders from industry, academicians to take part in India-US Biopharma and Healthcare Summit

Leaders from the industry, academicians and top government officials from India and the US are expected to discuss areas of cooperation and emerging trends in drug discovery and development, the organ

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Uttarakhand: SIT to probe fake Covid testing during Kumbh

One of the world's largest religious gatherings, the Kumbh was held in the state from April 1 to 30, and the notified area for the congregation covered various places in Haridwar, Dehradun and Tehri d

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Delta variant constitutes over 6% of tested Covid cases with virus variants in NYC: Health dept

The update further said that in the last four weeks, the Delta variant has been observed in 5.6 per cent of the tested cases.

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Covid-19: Centre tells states to aggregate vaccine demand from private sector

The Centre will take over the vaccination programme from state governments and plans on buying 75% of the vaccine produced while private hospitals will buy the remaining 25% of the vaccine doses.

The total vaccines administered in the country reached 27.07 crore on June 18 with 22.04 first dose and 5.03 crore second doses administered.

Third wave of Covid-19 may not hit children as feared: VK Paul, member, health, Niti Aayog

Schools will not be reopened in a hurry. Reopening them would depend on many factors such as vaccination of teachers and support staff, social distancing in schools, and vaccination of children.

Paul expressed concern over crowding in public places and the rush in malls after restrictions were relaxed.

Delta variant on its way to becoming dominant variant globally because of significantly increased transmissibility, says top WHO official

In Geneva, Swaminathan said there is a need for more data from well-designed studies on the efficacy of the different vaccines that are in use in different countries against the different variants.

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Zydus Cadila likely to seek emergency use authorisation for its Covid vaccine next week

“The analysis of the phase-three trial data is almost ready and the company has informed the government that it could apply for emergency use licensure for its COVID-19 vaccine next week,” an offi


Over 27 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India

Cumulatively, 5,15,68,603 people in the 18-44 age group have received the first dose while 11,40,679 have received the second dose of the vaccine since the start of the third phase of the vaccination


Four infected TN zoo lions are delta variants: AAZP

AAZP sent samples of 11 lions housed in the park to test for SARS CoV-2  four lions on May 24 and seven on May 29 to the ICAR-National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.


Gujarat: IIT study finds traces of coronavirus in Sabarmati river, two lakes

Following the revelation, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to send samples from these water bodies to the Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC).


Ensure safety of healthcare workers, strictly implement Epidemic Disease Act: Centre to states

On multiple occasions, the Health Ministry has highlighted the need to ensure the safety and security of healthcare workers at their living and working premises, he said.

On April 22 last year, the Health Ministry had issued an ordinance to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, providing protection to healthcare personnel and their property against violence during epidemics. It was notified as an act on September 29, 2020.

Aster DM Healthcare partners with Dr Reddy’s to administer Sputnik V vaccine in select locations

The Kochi-based healthcare provider would initially inoculate beneficiaries in (Kochi) Kerala and Kolhapur (Maharashtra) as part of the initiative.

"We look forward to building a strong partnership with Dr Reddy's across our network of hospitals to further strengthen our efforts in providing easy access and vaccinating the community," Aster DM Healthcare Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Harish Pillai said in a statement.

Studies show after Covid vaccination chances of hospitalisation reduce by 75-80 pc: Govt

Almost 85 per cent decline has been noted in daily new cases since the highest reported peak on May 7, it said.

A sharp decline of 81 per cent has been noted in weekly case positivity rate. It was the highest at 21.6 per cent between April 30-May 6, the government said.

Active black fungus cases at 27,142; govt ready to boost availability of Amphotericin B if needed

The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers noted that domestic production of Amphotericin B has already gone up five folds so far.

While increasing the domestic production, the government has also placed an order to import 9,05,000 Liposomal Amphotericin B vials, he added.

Delhi: 165 new COVID-19 cases, 14 more deaths; positivity rate 0.22 pc

On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 212 cases and 25 deaths with a positivity rate of 0.27 per cent. It had on the previous day registered 228 cases with a 0.32 per cent positivity rate and 12 deaths.

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