Ghana is first nation in world to receive COVAX vaccines

In a joint statement, the country representatives of UNICEF and WHO described the arrival of the COVAX vaccines as a momentous occasion critical to bringing the pandemic to an end.

The West African nation of 30 million has recorded 81,245 cases and 584 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, according to figures from Ghana's Health Services Tuesday.

Centre announces 2nd phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive from March 1; cautions states against laxity in virus curbs

As new coronavirus cases crossed the 13,000 mark for the third time in six days on Wednesday, the Centre rushed multi-disciplinary teams to nine states and the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir mos

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No death due to coronavirus in 19 states, UTs in a day: Health Ministry

A total of 13,742 new cases have been reported in a span of 24 hours, whereas 14,037 recoveries were registered during the same period. It has led to a net decline of 399 cases in the total active cas

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Coronavirus India update: Centre sends teams to high-risk states after fresh spike in Covid-19 cases

The central government has rushed high-level teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Jammu and Kashmir to support them in t

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Coronil controversy and why Maharashtra wants to ban it; all you need to know

In a recent turn of events, while ayurveda company Patanjali- led by Yoga guru Ramdev has claimed that the medicine Coronil can be used for COVID-19, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh took to Tw

Covid-19 vaccine in India: Decision on emergency use nod to Sputnik V likely today

Dr Reddy’s aims to launch Sputnik-V in March if gets the necessary regulatory clearance.

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COVID-19: India records 13,742 new cases, 104 fresh fatalities

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,10,30,176 with 13,742 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,07,26,702, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated?on Wednesda

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Delhi to make negative coronavirus test report compulsory for travellers from these 5 states; details here

The news of the latest guidelines come amid a fresh spike in coronavirus cases in India.

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Covid surge in Maharashtra and Kerala: Rise not due to UK or SA strains, says govt

Speaking of the E484K strain along with the N440K one that has been detected in Kerala and Telengana, Paul said, “The three variants (UK, South Africa and Brazilian strains) as well as the N440K and

With the government saying the UK and South African mutations are not responsible for the surge in Maharashtra and the high absolute numbers in Kerala, the focus is back on the failure to observe Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Maharashtra, MP, Punjab, J&K, Chhattisgarh asked to expedite COVID vaccination of healthcare workers

The Union health ministry on Tuesday asked Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh to expedite the vaccination of healthcare and frontline workers

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Coronavirus Lockdown Day 2: Maharashtra’s Amravati sees record spike of 926 Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra Amravati COVID 19 lockdown: The earlier daily record was 727 cases set on February 20, officials pointed out.

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More private hospitals to be utilised for increasing COVID-19 vaccination coverage, speed: Govt

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said out of 10,000 hospitals being used for administering the vaccines in a day, 2,000 hospitals are private.

More private hospitals to be utilised for increasing vaccination coverage, speed: Govt

COVID-19: SARS-CoV-2 mutant strains – N440K and E484Q – not behind surge in cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, says govt

NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said that 187 people have tested positive for the UK strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the country so far, while six have been detected with the South Africa variant. Also, o


Bharat Biotech to provide efficacy data of Covaxin in two weeks; said MD Dr Krishna Ella

According to the chairman of the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker, Dr Krishna Ella, this will be the first time the company can provide an answer to how many symptomatic Civid-19 cases, its vaccine was a

States have started implementing IMI 3.0 for kids, pregnant woman not immunised in routine drive’

The campaign aims to accelerate the full immunisation of children and pregnant women in the country and the first phase has been rolled out from Monday for 15 days, the ministry said.

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Sri Lanka orders 13.5 mn AstraZeneca doses, likely to drop Chinese vaccines

Ramesh Pathirana said Sri Lanka is likely to go only with the AstraZeneca vaccines for the second phase of vaccination as the Chinese and Russian vaccines are not ready yet.

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India’s COVID-19 active caseload falls below 1.5 lakh; no fresh deaths in 21 states, UTs

A total of 10,584 new infections and 13,255 recoveries were recorded in a span of 24 hours, leading to a net decline of 2,749 cases in the total active caseload, the Health Ministry said.

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What the new surge in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra means to India’s Covid trajectory

Unlike other states, in Maharashtra, the resurgence of Covid-19 cases comes after a prolonged slowdown in the rate of infection of almost five months

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MTaI urges govt to include medical technology workforce for COVID-19 vaccination

The medical technology workforce has been working round the clock in the current pandemic times, similar to hospital personnel, it noted.

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Covid-19 vaccination: From side effects to digital certificate, things to know before taking second dose

The second dose of Covid-19 vaccination is as important as the first dose to maximise the efficacy rate of the vaccine and to be optimaly immunized.

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Covid-19: Travellers from these 5 states to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand

Due to fresh surge in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, travellers from these states to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand, Dehradun DM said on Tu


In PM Modi’s new action plan, focus on digital health cards, medical infrastructure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the fact that this year's budgetary allocation for the health sector was at an unprecedented scale.

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COVID-19: India records 10,584 new cases

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,10,16,434 with 10,584 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have crossed 1.07 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry dat

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US tops 500,000 coronavirus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The lives lost, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University on Monday, are about equal to the population of Kansas City, Missouri, and greater than that of Miami; Raleigh, North Carolina; or Omaha, Nebras

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India home to 7,000 coronavirus mutations, many extremely serious: Leading scientist breaks most damning truth

The CCMB alone has done an exhaustive analysis of over 5,000 coronavirus variants in India and how they have evolved over the course of the pandemic.

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Take all necessary steps to prevent any rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: LG Anil Baijal to authorities

Chairing a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed officials to speed up the ongoing vaccination drive in the city and ensure the curr

Take all necessary steps to prevent any rise in COVID-19 cases in Delhi: LG Anil Baijal to authorities
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