Seven more states to administer Covaxin from next week: Health Ministry

In addition to the 12 states currently using Covaxin, seven new states—Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal—will be administering the vaccine from next week, Agnani said. 
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150 people infected with UK variant of COVID-19 in India: Govt

All of them have been kept in single room isolation in designated health care facilities by the respective state governments, the ministry had said earlier.

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COVID-19 vaccine for Airport staff in Karnataka

Commissioner Health and Family Welfare Service, Government of Karnataka issued a circular to this effect on Friday.

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India inoculates 1.4 mn in fastest corona vaccine rollout, over 3 lakh get jabs in 24 hrs, Karnataka leads the way

Meanwhile, the active COVID-19 caseload continued to fall in India with the figures dropping to 1,85,662 on Saturday.

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Gujarat: Samples of 10 dead poultry birds test positive for avian flu

This is the first case in Gujarat where poultry birds have tested positive for the infection, an official from the state animal husbandry department said.

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India sends millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses to neighbouring countries; US, Brazil, WHO lauds the efforts

India has been sending out the vaccination developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and is manufactured on a large scale by Serum Institute of India.

Wuhan, epicentre of coronavirus pandemic, marks lockdown anniversary with glint of normalcy

Hong Kong has been grappling to contain a fresh wave of the coronavirus since November. Over 4,300 cases have been recorded in the last two months, making up nearly 40% of the city's total.

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Can Covid-19 survivors donate blood? What are the risks involved and ideal deferral period

A pertinent question that has crossed minds of Covid-19 recovered patients is are they eligible to donate blood

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COVID-19 triggers antibodies from previous coronavirus infections, says study

They said the differences in the pre-existing antibody response identified by this study may possibly explain some differences in how severely COVID-19 disease affects old versus young people.

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With 14,256 fresh cases, India’s COVID-19 tally climbs to 1,06,39,684

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the COVID-19 deaths in the country occurred due to comorbidities.

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Coronavirus: Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID vaccines

India had earlier supplied hydroxychloroquine, Remdesivir and paracetamol tablets, as well as diagnostic kits, ventilators, masks, gloves and other medical supplies to a large number of countries to h

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COVID-19: UK chief scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has often been accused of giving overly optimistic predictions about relaxing coronavirus restrictions, sounded gloomy.

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Serum Institute pegs losses due to fire at over Rs 1,000 crore

Cyrus Poonawalla, CMD, SII, said there was no production happening in the area and no vaccine was being made there at the time of the fire and they they were lucky that fire broke out in this building

SII was getting the facility ready to make vaccines.

Over 12.7 lakh healthcare workers received COVID-19 vaccine jabs Friday 6 pm

The total number of beneficiaries who have been vaccinated till 6 pm Friday since the drive was rolled out include 1,27,726 in Andhra Pradesh, 63,620 in Bihar, 46,970 in Kerala, 1,82,503 in Karnataka.

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Health worker dies days after jab; official says no vaccine link

She had been administered a COVID-19 vaccine last Saturday, Chief Medical Officer Virender Yadav said over phone.

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India undertaking contractual supplies of coronavirus vaccines to several countries: MEA

MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said at a media briefing that India has so far sent consignments of coronavirus vaccines under grant assistance to Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and S

On Wednesday, India sent 1,50,000 doses of Covisheild vaccine to Bhutan and 1,00,000 doses to the Maldives as grant assistance.

India will be role model on how to vaccinate billion people at scale, in trusted manner: Nandan Nilekani

"COVID-19 has shown a dramatic acceleration in the use of digital platforms, and therefore, we are seeing all kinds of new ways of engaging," he said.

He cited the examples of online learning, telemedicine and e-commerce segments that have seen massive growth after the pandemic-induced lockdown was enforced.

Biden administration believes WHO is vital to contain COVID-19 pandemic: Kamala Harris tells Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

During her phone call on Thursday, Harris discussed the decision by the Biden administration to rejoin the WHO with the health agency's Director-General Dr. Ghebreyesus.

She emphasised the importance of making the US safer through global cooperation, the White House said.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina thanks Modi for COVID-19 vaccine gift

She said the government has already planned how it would proceed with the vaccine, the Dhaka Tribune reported.

"We have taken all the steps to face the COVID-19 situation in the country," Hasina said.

COVID-19 vaccine: Bharat Biotech successfully administered 2nd dose of Covaxin to 13,000 volunteers in phase-3 trials

Bharat Biotech has successfully administered second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to 13,000 volunteers as part of its ongoing phase-3 clinical trials of the jab, Suchitra Ella joint managing di


Containment measures, immunity, fewer outside patients behind fall in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: Experts

The slide in the number of fresh COVID-19 cases, deaths and positivity rate in Delhi can be attributed to aggressive containment measures, a segment of population achieving immunity and fewer outside

Phase 1 trial results show Covaxin has tolerable safety, enhanced immunity: Lancet study

India's first indigenous vaccine against COVID-19, Covaxin, showed enhanced immune response without any serious side effects in the participants enrolled for the phase 1 trials, according to the resul

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Covid-19 vaccination: PM Modi allays fears over safety of Covishield, Covaxin; says people are proud of them

Covid 19 vaccines in India: PM Modi has exhorted all doctors and heathcare workers across India to expedite the process of vaccinating 3 crore frontline workers and essential workers so that vaccinati

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Over 10 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19

Eight states and UTs have contributed 84.14 per cent of the new cases. Kerala reported 6,334 cases in a span of 24 hours. Maharashtra recorded 2,886 new cases, while Karnataka registered 674 daily cas

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