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Govt appeals to people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as India nears 100-crore jabs landmark

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had earlier said that announcements will be made on airplanes, ships, metros and at railway stations when India achieves its target of administering 100 crore d

Govt appeals to people to get vaccinated against Covid as India nears 100-crore jabs landmark

Agreements signed with 11 countries for mutual recognition of Covid vaccines: Govt

Revised guidelines for international arrivals were released on Wednesday. These fresh rules supersede all guidelines issued on the subject on and after February 17, 2021, the ministry said.

They shall self monitor their health for 14 days post arrival, according to the revised guidelines.

COVID-19: Corona night curfew lifted in Uttar Pradesh

"On directions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Corona curfew between 11 PM to 6 AM) is being lifted in the state," Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Kumar Awasthi said here. The order in th

The state reported 11 fresh cases on Wednesday and there are 112 active cases, a senior health official said, adding that 16,87,048 patients have recovered from the virus till now.

Delhi sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, zero fatality; positivity rate dips to 0.04%

Delhi was hit by a brutal second wave of the pandemic in April-May, which claimed a massive number of lives daily, and the oxygen supply shortage issue at various hospitals had added to the woes.

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Govt looking to vaccinate country’s entire adult population by year-end: MoS Health Bharati Pravin Pawar

The minister highlighted that in working towards the goal of achieving universal health coverage, the government launched the world's largest public funded health care programme, the 'Ayushman Bharat

The National Medical Commission and Paramedical Council have been key achievements in the field of medical education, she said.

Covid-19: Gujarat, Rajasthan, Jharkhand under-reported cases, deaths, new study finds

Project: Jeevan Raksha Convenor Mysore Sanjeev told IE Online that several states seemed to have artificially deflated cases and deaths, particularly during the past three months.

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Over 102.4 crore Covid vaccine doses provided to states: Centre

More than 10.78 crore (10,78,72,110) balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states, it added.

WHO chief discusses Covaxin, resumption of AstraZeneca vaccine supplies to COVAX facility with Health Minister Mandaviya

“Had a call with @mansukhmandviya, India's Health Minister, to discuss #India's ongoing #COVID19 vaccination programme; the need for a global pandemic agreement; digital health; & traditional medici

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South African regulator rejects Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, or SAHPRA, said in a statement Tuesday that the request for Sputnik V to be authorized could ?not be approved at this time,? referring to past f

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India lags nations in fully vaccinating population

According to the Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Centre, the United Arab Emirates tops the list with 87.26% of its population vaccinated fully, followed by Portugal, Malta, Si

Another 23.83 crore doses would be needed for administering at least the first dose to the unvaccinated adults. If children are included, the country would need another 25 crore doses for its 12 crore children.

Restaurants and eateries in Maharashtra can function till midnight: Govt

The BMC said the provisions mentioned in the Maharashtra government's notification under "Break the Chain" guidelines will be applicable "as it is" till further orders.

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Second wave of pandemic not receded yet, third wave feared post-Diwali: Maha health minister

Maharashtra reported 1,485 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the lowest daily count in more than 17 months, and 27 deaths, taking the infection tally to 65,93,182 and the toll to 1,39,816, as per the state he

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COVID-19: India’s R-value below 1 since September, researchers say

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 25 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 114 consecutive days now.

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States, UTs asked to focus on second Covid vaccine dose coverage

The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 inoculation drive has exceeded 99 crore.

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COVID-19 vaccines may protect against other coronaviruses: Study

The three main families of coronaviruses that cause human disease include Sarbecovirus, which includes the SARS-CoV-1 strain responsible for the 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SAR

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Haryana serosurvey results: 78% population of Gurgaon has developed antibodies

Around 3000 people in Gurgaon were tested for antibodies, 78.3 percent showed positive results, higher than the state’s average of 76.3 percent.

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Mumbai: Double vaccine jab not mandatory to enter theatres, colleges to reopen with 50% attendance

The civic body has also advised colleges to contact local ward officers and arrange vaccination drives for students and staff members yet to get one or both doses.

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163 oxygen plants set up in MP after shortage during 2nd COVID-19 wave: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

In March 2020 (before the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak), oxygen generation plants were not available in any of the government hospitals in the state, the CM noted.

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Serum Institute of India contributes most to vaccination drive as others lag

As on Monday morning, the country had administered 98.55 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. On Monday, 83.30 lakh doses were administered till 7.15 pm.

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WHO’s technical advisory group to meet on Oct 26 to consider Covaxin

“Our goal is to have a broad portfolio of vaccines approved for emergency use and to expand access to populations everywhere," Soumya Swaminathan, WHO chief scientist tweeted.

The Emergency Use Licensing by WHO is required to export the Covid-19 vaccines to low and middle income countries.

COVID-19: 214 new cases, 12 deaths in Karnataka

Bengaluru urban logged 83 new cases, as the city saw 151 discharges and 4 deaths. Active cases in the state stood at 9,164. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 0.27 per cent, case fatality

Apart from Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru recorded 2 deaths, and one each from Chikkaballapura, Hassan, Kodagu, Mandya, Tumakuru and Udupi.

Kerala logs 6,676 COVID cases, 60 deaths; active cases drop to 83,184

The state has been showing a decline in the daily cases after crossing the 30,000-mark post-Onam festival in August.

Of the new cases, 44 were health workers, 34 from outside the state and 6,331 infected through contact with the source of it not being clear in 267.

Intas’ anti-fungal drug latest addition to arsenal against ringworm & other skin infections

According to Dr Jayadev Betkerur, president of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), these fungal infections of the skin or dermatophytosis are becoming a

India’s vaccination programme to be most effective in fighting COVID-19, says PM Modi

He made the comments while congratulating the people of Uttarakhand following Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami's tweet that the state had administered the first dose of vaccine to all eligible perso

This achievement of Uttarakhand is very important in the country's fight against the pandemic, Modi said in his tweet.

Covid-19 Vaccine coverage: As India closes in on 100 crore shots, here’s the journey so far and road ahead

As of October 16, more than 28.28 crore people are fully vaccinated and 69.47 crores has received at least one dose, which means 74 per cent of the adult population in India got at least one dose whil

First death due to dengue reported in Delhi this year; 723 total cases: Civic body

Of the total count of dengue cases recorded in Delhi this year, 382 have been reported this month till October 16.

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Mix-and-match vaccines highly effective against COVID-19: Lancet

People who received a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine followed by an mRNA vaccine shot had a lower risk of infection compared to those immunised with both doses of the AstraZenec

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