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Alert India-bound international passengers! Check THESE new COVID-19 guidelines effective Monday midnight

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) on Monday rolled out its modified online facility for international arriving passengers, following new government norms in view of the emergence of COVID-19 variants. The revamped 'Air Suvidha' portal includes a new RT-PCR testing package and provision for declaring domestic connection.

Feb 22, 2021, 21:22 PM IST

India approves 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada

A readout from PMO office said during the talks Trudeau informed PM Modi about "Canada's requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India" to which the latter "assured...that India would do its best to support Canada's vaccination efforts, just as it had done for many other countries already".

Feb 18, 2021, 01:04 AM IST

India announces 2 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines for UN peacekeepers

India has so far sent COVID-19 vaccines to 25 nations and in coming days will be supplying vaccines to 49 more countries. Around 60 per cent of the global COVID-19 vaccines are produced in India and in 2020 amid the pandemic, it sent medicines to 150 countries. During his address, EAM put forward nine points for the world to put "COVID-19 pandemic decisively behind us and to emerge more resilient".

Feb 18, 2021, 00:50 AM IST

Centre issues fresh guidelines for international arrivals amid spread of mutant COVID-19 variants: What you must know

In the context of the spread of mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 in many countries, the civil aviation ministry in consultation with the health and family welfare ministry has issued new guidelines for international arrivals, according to an official release. There are fresh guidelines for all international travellers coming/transiting through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.

Feb 17, 2021, 22:55 PM IST

Stop vaccine nationalism, encourage internationalism: India at UNSC meeting on COVID-19

Addressing the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that India will provide 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to UN Peacekeepers as a gift. "Keeping in mind UN Peacekeepers, we would like to announce today a gift of 200,000 vaccine doses for them," he added.

Feb 17, 2021, 21:08 PM IST

COVID-19: International passengers coming to THIS state will have to produce RT-PCR negative certificate

The state on February 15 clocked 368 new coronavirus cases and two deaths, taking the infection count and toll to 9,45,638 and 12,267 respectively, the health department had said. According to a department bulletin, a total of 9,26,664 people were discharged so far, including 430 on Monday.  There were 5,772 active cases in the state which includes 128 in the ICU, the department added.

Feb 16, 2021, 19:38 PM IST

Centre says 4 detected with South Africa variant of COVID-19 in India, THESE states contribute to 72% of active cases

All travellers and contacts have been tested and quarantined. "The ICMR-NIV is attempting to isolate and culture the SA variant strain from the samples of these four individual returnees," he said. One Brazil returnee has tested positive for the Brazil variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the first week of February. The traveller and contacts have been tested and quarantined.

Feb 16, 2021, 19:08 PM IST

Amid spurt in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Centre announces these measures to tackle grim situation

The Centre has decided on a slew of measures to tackle the grim situation in the national capital, amid the sudden spurt in coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Delhi.

Nov 19, 2020, 00:29 AM IST

COVID-19: Delhi records over 70 deaths for third straight day; 5,023 fresh cases

For the third consecutive day, Delhi recorded over 70 fatalities due to coronavirus on Monday, taking the death toll to 7,060.

Nov 10, 2020, 00:56 AM IST

Half of Indians may have had coronavirus by February, estimates government panel

India has so far reported 7.55 million cases of the coronavirus and is second only to the United States in terms of total infections.

Oct 19, 2020, 23:19 PM IST

Tamil Nadu becomes second state in India to surpass 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

As per the state government data, the recovery rate is over 90%, with 5,86,454 persons having recovered, out of the total of 6,40,943 infected persons.

Oct 09, 2020, 01:23 AM IST

58 CRPF jawan died of COVID-19 so far

On Wednesday, a total of 82 new COVID-19 positive cases, 234 discharges, and a death were reported from various units.

Oct 01, 2020, 00:55 AM IST

School reopening in Delhi postponed amid rising COVID-19 cases: Check new date

In an order on Friday, the Arvind Kejriwal government announced that all schools in the national capital will continue to remain closed till this date.

Sep 18, 2020, 16:57 PM IST

Prohibitory orders in Mumbai extended till September 30 amid rising COVID-19 cases

An official statement on September 16 read, "...it is considered expedient to issue prohibitory order for restricting any presence or movement of one or more persons in public places or gathering of any sort anywhere, including religious places to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 virus..."

Sep 18, 2020, 00:31 AM IST

Need to focus on effective health systems for improved pandemic preparedness: Centre

Vardhan extolled the virtues of investing in public health, an approach already underway in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sep 18, 2020, 00:05 AM IST

Union MoS for Railways Suresh Angadi tests coronavirus COVID-19 positive

Angadi said that he is doing fine and is taking the advice of doctors.

Sep 11, 2020, 17:38 PM IST

Ensure no restriction imposed on movement of medical oxygen between states, urges Centre

Reiterating the critical importance of oxygen in hospitals for management of critical COVID-19 patients, it added that it is every state's responsibility to ensure that every hospitalized COVID-19 patient receives oxygen. 

Sep 11, 2020, 17:17 PM IST

Some scientists spot 'unlikely' patterns in Russia COVID-19 vaccine data: Report

Addressing the editor of The Lancet, the international peer-reviewed medical journal in which Moscow`s Gamaleya Institute published its early-stage trial results, the scientists said they saw patterns in the data that looked "highly unlikely".

Sep 10, 2020, 00:27 AM IST

Canadians must be vigilant to avoid massive COVID-19 second wave, says PM Justin Trudeau

"Canadians need to continue to be vigilant," Trudeau said in a news conference broadcast from Toronto.

Sep 10, 2020, 00:24 AM IST

Delhi records highest single-day spike in coronavirus COVID-19 cases, tally crosses two lakh-mark

This is the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic that over 4,000 cases have been recorded in Delhi within 24 hours.

Sep 09, 2020, 21:35 PM IST