Coronavirus India

Lockdowns, curfews should not effect COVID-19 vaccination drive, Centre tells states

The Union Health Ministry has asked states and union territories to ensure that restrictions on movement imposed by them for COVID-19 control do not adversely impact the inoculation exercise. In a letter to states and UTs, Additional Secretary in the Health Ministry Manohar Agnani said that in view of rising COVID-19 cases, various measures are being undertaken to control the spread of coronavirus infection which also includes curfews and partial/complete lockdown in some states and districts for variable periods.

Apr 18, 2021, 23:11 PM IST

COVID second wave: AIIMS chief lists out 2 main reasons for spike in coronavirus cases

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Dr Randeep Guleria pointed that there are two key reasons for the staggering number of new COVID-19 cases in India.

Apr 18, 2021, 20:41 PM IST

Second wave of COVID-19: These different variants of coronavirus are plaguing India

As the second wave of the novel coronavirus strikes with a vengenance, India has been registering record-high number of COVID-19 cases. 

Apr 18, 2021, 19:51 PM IST

COVID-19 crisis: Centre, Maharashtra indulge in political slugfest over supply of medical oxygen

The Centre and Maharashtra were embroiled in a political war of words on Saturday on the issue of supply of medical oxygen and anti-viral drug Remdesivir.

Apr 17, 2021, 23:42 PM IST

We successfully fought COVID-19 last year, can do it again: PM Modi at review meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meet to take stock of the availability and supply of ventilators, oxygen and medicines as COVID-19 cases surged to a record high.

Apr 17, 2021, 23:13 PM IST

Lockdown extended in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain till April 26

The lockdown imposed in Bhopal, Indore and Ujjain cities has been extended till April 26. 

Apr 17, 2021, 21:42 PM IST

COVID-19 situation 'worrisome', Delhi facing shortage of oxygen, Remdesivir supplies: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised alarm over the rising COVID-19 cases calling the situation "very worrisome", he said the stock of oxygen and remdesivir drug for patients was depleting quickly.

Apr 17, 2021, 19:24 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi to hold meeting today to review COVID-19 crisis, vaccination situation

In light of the record surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting to review the coronavirus and vaccination situation on Saturday night. Top officers across various ministries are expected to participate in the meeting at 8 pm today. 

Apr 17, 2021, 18:41 PM IST

BIG BREAKING: Centre reduces price of Remdesivir injections by nearly Rs 2000

In a development which spells huge relief for lakhs of COVID-19 patients, the Centre on Saturday (April 17, 2021) slashed prices of the anti-COVID-19 drug Remdesivir by nearly Rs 2,000 per injection.

Apr 17, 2021, 17:48 PM IST

COVID-19 drug Remdesivir shortage hits many states, here's how to check availability

As demand for COVID-19 drug Remdesivir rises here's how to check availability for the anti-viral drug.

Apr 17, 2021, 16:42 PM IST

Maharashtra, Delhi and Chhattisgarh report nearly 50% of total COVID-19 deaths, toll rises to 1.75 lakh

Maharashtra, Delhi and Chhattisgarh report more than half of the total number of coronavirus deaths as India reported 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Apr 17, 2021, 15:38 PM IST

UK PM Boris Johnson shortens India visit due to COVID-19 crisis

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reduced the length of his visit to New Delhi, he was to spend a few days in India starting April 26 as part of a planned itinerary.

Apr 15, 2021, 00:29 AM IST

Rajasthan orders 12-hour curfew in all cities starting April 16

Keeping in view COVID-19 crisis, Rajasthan announced a strict night curfew to be imposed from Friday which will come into effect from April 16 till April 30.

Apr 14, 2021, 23:57 PM IST

Govt committed to provide adequate COVID-19 vaccines, says PM Modi as daily cases surge

In his interaction with governors and lieutenant governors of all states and union territories, PM Modi urged them to actively engage in ensuring that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with state governments.

Apr 14, 2021, 22:11 PM IST

COVID-19: Maharashtra task force notes Remdesivir is no life-saving drug

Maharashtra's COVID-19 task force has claimed that Remdesivir, an anti-viral drug used in coronavirus treatment is not a life-saving medicine, even as states express concern over the shortage of the medicine.

Apr 14, 2021, 21:42 PM IST

COVID-19: 311 BSF personnel test positive for coronavirus in past 24 hours

The consistent rise in coronavirus cases in the Border Security Force (BSF) has raised the concern of the forces as to information received by Zee News. 

Apr 13, 2021, 23:35 PM IST

Lockdown in Uttar Pradesh? Law Minister Brijesh Pathak warns amid spike in COVID-19 cases

After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath clarified that a lockdown will not be imposed in the state, Law Minister Brijesh Pathak on Tuesday stated that a lockdown could be imposed in Lucknow if COVID-19 cases continued to rise.

Apr 13, 2021, 19:29 PM IST

Tamil Nadu to carry out nearly 90K daily RT-PCR tests, amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Tamil Nadu has emphasized on a slew of measures to control and act against the ongoing side in COVID-19 cases, that are on the rise as a part of the pan-India second wave. The review meeting with top officials from across Government departments was chaired by Chief Minister K.Palaniswami in Chennai.

Apr 12, 2021, 22:13 PM IST

COVID-19: India second worst-hit country globally, overtakes Brazil

India reported a record 168,912 COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Monday, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus.

Apr 12, 2021, 17:11 PM IST

Delhi records highest one-day spike of COVID-19 cases, Arvind Kejriwal calls it 'very serious'

Delhi recorded 10,774 new COVID-19 cases and 48 new fatalities were recorded taking the death toll to 11,283. 

Apr 11, 2021, 23:29 PM IST