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No COVID-19 vaccination sessions on February 27, 28 across India: Know why

No COVID-19 vaccination sessions on February 27, 28 across India: Know why

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has said that no COVID-19 vaccination sessions will be held on February 27 and February 28 across India. So far, over 1.37 crores healthcare and

Feb 27, 2021, 09:01 AM IST
Centre extends COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment till March 31

Centre extends COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment till March 31

"While there has been a substantial decline in the active and new COVID-19 cases, there is a need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution so as to fully overcome the pandemic," said the

Feb 27, 2021, 08:09 AM IST
This time for Africa: Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines land in Côte d’Ivoire

This time for Africa: Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines land in Côte d’Ivoire

India has been sending COVID-19 vaccine doses to several different countries in Africa. The latest batch of vaccines arrived in Côte d’Ivoire on Friday (February 26). The EAM shared the news with two

Feb 27, 2021, 07:34 AM IST
COVID-19: Bharat Biotech confirms deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin

COVID-19: Bharat Biotech confirms deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin

Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that it will supply 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' to Brazil during the second and third quarters of the current year and an agreement with the

Feb 26, 2021, 22:31 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi thanks WHO chief, says 'we are all together in the fight against this pandemic'

PM Narendra Modi thanks WHO chief, says 'we are all together in the fight against this pandemic'

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, PM Modi said that "we are all together in the fight against this pandemic", adding that India is committed to sharing resources, experiences, and knowledge for

Feb 26, 2021, 22:15 PM IST
Indian economy gathers pace, leaves the recession behind

Indian economy gathers pace, leaves the recession behind

The gross domestic product grew 0.4 per cent in October-December compared with the same period a year earlier, data released by the National Statistics Office on Friday (February 26) showed. That

Feb 26, 2021, 21:16 PM IST
COVID-19 guidelines will continue till March 31, says MHA

COVID-19 guidelines will continue till March 31, says MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs in a statement said while there has been a substantial decline in the active and new COVID-19 cases, there is need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution so as

Feb 26, 2021, 16:28 PM IST
Meet Gulabi Gang, a women's association that enforces COVID-19 guidelines in Maharashtra

Meet Gulabi Gang, a women's association that enforces COVID-19 guidelines in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s Gulabi Gang, following the rules set by the government, charges offenders fines if found disobeying the correct protocol. They ask the offenders to wear their masks and use sanitizer

Feb 26, 2021, 15:35 PM IST
No COVID-19 vaccination exercise to be held on these dates: Union Health Ministry

No COVID-19 vaccination exercise to be held on these dates: Union Health Ministry

In wake of the IT System Transition from Co-Win 1.0 to Co-Win 2.0, there will be no vaccination exercise on Saturday and Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday. The nationwide COVID-19

Feb 26, 2021, 13:04 PM IST
After Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh might go ahead with 'lockdown' as COVID-19 cases surge

After Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh might go ahead with 'lockdown' as COVID-19 cases surge

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the coronavirus crisis is not yet over and pointed out that in the USA, over five lakh people have succumbed to the dreaded virus. ''But in India, under the

Feb 26, 2021, 09:42 AM IST
Worldwide COVID-19 deaths top 2.5 million, Mexico replaces India to become third-largest in fatality rate

Worldwide COVID-19 deaths top 2.5 million, Mexico replaces India to become third-largest in fatality rate

Countries with over 80,000 fatalities also include India, Britain, Italy, France, and Russia. Global COVID-19 deaths reached the grim milestone of 1 million on September 28, 2020, and the number

Feb 26, 2021, 08:51 AM IST
COVID-19: This state makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for travellers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala

COVID-19: This state makes negative RT-PCR report mandatory for travellers arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala

On February 24, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) deputed high-level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka,

Feb 26, 2021, 08:12 AM IST
Ranvir Shorey tests negative for COVID-19, thanks fans for wishes

Ranvir Shorey tests negative for COVID-19, thanks fans for wishes

Actor Ranvir Shorey tweeted, "Happy to say I have tested negative for Covid after a week of quarantining and treatment. Thank you all for the good wishes." He had tested COVID-19 positive last week

Feb 25, 2021, 22:54 PM IST
Symptoms of new COVID-19 strains: How are they different from old variant?

Symptoms of new COVID-19 strains: How are they different from old variant?

The new strains, some imported and a few found locally have become a major cause for concern among the people. The new variants which came from outside the country include those from UK, South Africa

Feb 25, 2021, 13:08 PM IST
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine found effective in big 'real world' test, prevents illness and death

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine found effective in big 'real world' test, prevents illness and death

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was 92% effective at preventing severe disease after two shots and 62% after one. Its estimated effectiveness for preventing death was 72% two to three weeks after the first

Feb 25, 2021, 07:42 AM IST
Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, this state to restrict indoor gatherings to 100, outdoor to 200 from March 1

Amid spike in COVID-19 cases, this state to restrict indoor gatherings to 100, outdoor to 200 from March 1

The Chief Minister said a decision on reducing occupancy in cinema halls will be taken after March 1. Private offices and restaurants shall be encouraged to display the last tests done for all

Feb 25, 2021, 07:21 AM IST
Surge in COVID-19 cases: Now, night curfew to be imposed in THIS Maharashtra district

Surge in COVID-19 cases: Now, night curfew to be imposed in THIS Maharashtra district

The night curfew will be imposed from February 25 till March 7. The step has been taken to check the surge in the coronavirus cases in the district. Maharashtra recorded over 8,000 fresh cases in the

Feb 24, 2021, 22:44 PM IST
Fare for short distance trains hiked to discourage unnecessary travel: Railways

Fare for short distance trains hiked to discourage unnecessary travel: Railways

As daily commuters feel the pinch of the rise in the rail fares, the national carrier said that the "slightly high fares" are only to discourage unnecessary travel. The fares have been fixed at par

Feb 24, 2021, 22:41 PM IST
COVID-19: Allahabad High Court to resume in routine manner from March 1

COVID-19: Allahabad High Court to resume in routine manner from March 1

The sections of the Allahabad High Court will be opened in a routine manner and the Officers, Officials and Staff will attend the Court in full strength. The Learned Advocates will file their cases,

Feb 24, 2021, 22:26 PM IST
COVID-19: Maharashtra records over 8000 fresh cases, Mumbai reports 1167 new infections

COVID-19: Maharashtra records over 8000 fresh cases, Mumbai reports 1167 new infections

Maharashtra reported 8,807 cases taking its total infection count to 21,21,119. The last time it had reported 8,142 cases was on October 21, 2020 after which the numbers had declined. On February 22

Feb 24, 2021, 21:57 PM IST