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Multilayer masks most effective at preventing aerosol generation: Study

Multilayer masks are most effective at preventing aerosol generation, says a new study conducted by a team led by researchers at Bengaluru-based Indian Institute of Science (IISc).

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Coronavirus cases in India today: Over 18,000 new patients; Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab report spike

As the cases of Coronavirus have increased in a number of states including Kerala and Maharashtra, the number of new Coronavirus cases outstripped the number of discharges on Friday by close to 4000.

In addition to the states of Kerala and Maharashtra which are witnessing another wave of Coronavirus cases in the country, the Northern state of Punjab has also been reporting more than 1000 new cases in the last couple of days.

Mexico experts recommend approving Indian vaccine

A technical committee of experts in Mexico gave a unanimous favorable opinion Friday on approving the Covaxin vaccine made by the Indian pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech.

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Biden urged not to accept India and S African proposal at WTO on COVID-19

Four top Republicans Senator on Friday urged US President Joe Biden not to accept a proposal by India and S Africa to the WTO to waive anti-Covid vaccine patents to boost its supply.

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US export curbs can limit COVID-19 vaccine production, availability: Poonawalla

He also called for regulatory harmonisation between organisations such as WHO and authorities of vaccine manufacturing countries such as India, US, Europe and the UK during this pandemic and come on t

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COVID-19: Maharashtra’s single-day case count crosses 10,000-mark

On October 17, the state had reported 10,259 cases. On Wednesday (March 3), there were 9,855 new cases, while Thursday’s infection count was 8,998.

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Nearly 14 lakh inoculated against COVID-19 on Thursday, highest in a day so far, says official

Twenty states and Union Territories have less than 1,000 active cases with Arunachal Pradesh reporting just two active cases. The Cumulative Positivity Rate of the country showed a steady decline and

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312 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi, highest in nearly 1.5 months

A total of 585 cases were reported on January 1 and 384 on January 4. The daily count had dropped to 306 on January 11 and risen again to 386 on January 12, according to official figures.

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Continue with existing COVID strategy in Delhi: LG Anil Baijal to authorities

Earlier this week, the Union Health Ministry had said Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat have shown a surge in new COVID-19 cases.

Delhi recorded 261 new coronavirus cases and one more fatality on Thursday which pushed the death toll in the city to 10,915.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh gets first jab of anti-COVID vaccine, urges those eligible to get inoculated

The chief minister after being vaccinated said "it was painless and I am feeling fine", according to Thukral's tweet.

Singh was administered the vaccine by auxiliary nurse and midwife Manpreet at the hospital.

Coronavirus: As more people get vaccine, can you get rid of your face mask? Scientists explain

Answers to all such questions can only be found when the rate of infections drop to negligible levels and a larger number of people have been vaccinated against the virus, according to experts.

With a number of new Coronavirus variants emerging in different parts of the country, the effectiveness of Coronavirus vaccines in completely ending the pandemic has come under further cloud. (AP image)

HC asks Delhi govt to comply with order to regulate online path labs or else face action

The plea alleged non-compliance of the high court's August 6, 2020 order to take action against illegal online health service aggregators operating in Delhi and to regulate online pathological labs

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Over 1.8 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

Nearly 14 lakh (13,88,170) vaccine doses were given on Thursday, Day-48 of the vaccination drive (March 4).

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Reliance to cover COVID-19 vaccination costs for employees, families

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd will bear the cost of vaccinating its employees and their immediate family, totaling an estimated 12.2 lakh, as the oil-to-telecom conglomerate look

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COVID-19 antibodies, vaccines less effective against coronavirus variants: Study

COVID-19 antibody-based drugs and vaccines developed so far may become less effective as new variants of the novel coronavirus spread widely, according to a new study.

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Hyderabad: More than half of city’s population now have COVID-19 antibodies

In a recently conducted seroprevalence survey in Hyderabad, it has been found that around 54 per cent of residents living in Hyderabad have already developed antibodies against COVID-19.

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EU, Italy stop AstraZeneca vaccine exports to Australia

The move, affecting only a small number of vaccines, underscores a growing frustration within the 27-nation bloc about the slow rollout of its vaccine drive and the shortfall of promised vaccine deliv

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COVID-19: India records 16,838 fresh cases, 113 more fatalities

The number of patients who have recuperated from the disease has surged to 1,08,39,894, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

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Japan to extend virus emergency for 2 weeks for Tokyo area

Japan's economic revitalization minister, Nishimura said the government has received preliminary approval from experts to extend the emergency through March 21 for Tokyo and three neighbouring prefect

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UK regulator to fast-track vaccine updates to combat new Covid variants

The approach will be based on the tried and tested regulatory process used for seasonal flu vaccines, for which annual modifications are needed to match the strains circulating each year.

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UK coronavirus variant could spark resurgence of COVID-19 cases, study says

Estimates of its growth rate, disease severity, and impact are crucial for informing policy responses, according to the researchers.

They noted that as of February 15, the variant comprises roughly 95 per cent of new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the UK, and has now been identified in at least 82 countries, including India.

IIT Guwahati researchers design AI-based system to detect colorectal cancer using colonoscopy images

The multi-institutional team extracted the shape, texture and colour components through artificial intelligence algorithms using different filters.

Results of the work have recently been published in a prestigious journal belonging to the Nature group - Scientific Reports, according to a release issued by the institute.

Bilateral COVID-19 vaccine deals not good for COVAX, says WHO

Countries should not agree bilateral deals that undermine the international COVAX COVID-19 vaccine procurement facility, but they also have a responsibility to vaccinate frontline workers swiftly, WHO

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Indian scientists reveal new mutations, proteins of novel coronavirus

A study from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has identified multiple mutations and unique proteins in isolates of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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Solar-powered COVID-19 vaccines storage market sees new player with hybrid offering

Companies in India have not been new to solar-powered solutions in healthcare with some deploying off-grid solutions for a long time now.

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UK, 4 nations fast-track review of modified COVID vaccines

Regulators in the UK and four other countries have announced new rules to fast-track the development of modified COVID-19 vaccines to ensure drugmakers can move swiftly to target emerging variants of

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COVID-19: A chance for Indian PPE manufacturers to shine globally

When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, the World Health Organisation estimated that the global healthcare industry would need an astounding 89 million masks, 78 million gloves and 1.6 mi

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