COVID-19 situation

CM Arvind Kejriwal to focus on Delhi's economic revival, gears up for third wave of COVID-19

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Delhi government has also decided against reopening schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.

Jun 14, 2021, 12:23 PM IST

Delhi HC rejects drug controller's status report as 'trash' on how BJP MP Gautam Gambhir got huge quantities of Fabiflu

The Delhi High Court also perused the status reports on inquiry conducted over allegations of procuring and hoarding medical oxygen made against AAP MLAs Priti Tomar and Praveen Kumar.

Jun 01, 2021, 16:48 PM IST

EAM Jaishankar to chair BRICS foreign ministers meeting today; COVID-19 situation, regional, global issues on agenda

The  BRICS foreign ministers are also likely to discuss the need for reforming the multilateral system and ways to enhance cooperation in countering terrorism, the MEA said.

Jun 01, 2021, 07:23 AM IST

Kerala modifies COVID-19 guidelines, allows govt offices to function with 50% capacity

Kerala on Monday logged 12,300 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 24,96,554, while the toll climbed to 8,815 with 174 deaths, according to the state government's Health department data.

Jun 01, 2021, 06:30 AM IST

Govt busts myths on India's COVID-19 vaccination process, here's what Dr VK Paul said

Dr Vinod K Paul, Member (Health) in NiTi Aayog, said that the Centre is allotting enough vaccines to the states in a transparent manner as per agreed guidelines.

May 28, 2021, 14:19 PM IST

We need to work together as Team India to defeat COVID-19: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that as a country, India cannot lose this war against COVID; if the Central Government fails it is not BJP’s failure, but India’s failure, and similarly if the Delhi government fails, it is not AAP’s failure, but India’s failure.

May 27, 2021, 17:25 PM IST

EAM Dr S Jaishankar arrives in Washington for comprehensive dialogue with Biden administration, to meet Defence Secretary at Pentagon on Friday

During his three-day stay here, EAM Jaishankar is scheduled to meet his American counterpart, Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, along with other key members of the Biden administration.

May 27, 2021, 06:35 AM IST

India will continue to shape big debates of our times, says EAM Jaishankar ahead of meeting with senior US officials on COVID-19 agenda

US is also backing India sponsored proposal on TRIPS waiver at the WTO. The TRIPS waiver aims to increase global vaccine production in order to take on the challenge of vaccinating the poorest of the poor and save lives.

May 25, 2021, 06:43 AM IST

IIT Bhubaneswar completes semester examination for 2020-21 amid COVID-19 pandemic scare

 Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar has completed its spring end semester examinations of 2020-21 for all of its students except for the first year BTech despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 20, 2021, 12:40 PM IST

UP minister Vijay Kashyap dies of COVID-19, PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath express grief

Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Revenue and Flood Control Vijay Kashyap is the fifth BJP legislator who has died in the second coronavirus wave.

May 19, 2021, 06:34 AM IST

Yogi Government halves earnest money deposit amount for global tender of vaccines, relaxes other norms

The decision has been taken to increase the pace of vaccination in UP. It will allow several global vaccine companies, including Pfizer and Moderna among others, to participate and provide vaccines for UP, increasing the availability of vaccines in the state.

May 18, 2021, 12:12 PM IST

Entire medical system 'Ram bharose' in small cities, villages of UP: Allahabad HC on COVID-19 situation

The Allahabad High Court has said that the entire medical system in villages and small cities of Uttar Pradesh is at God's mercy ("Ram bharose"). The court made this observation on Monday while hearing a PIL over the surge in coronavirus cases and the condition of quarantine centres in the state.

May 18, 2021, 10:11 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Model of Covid control gets special mention in Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court, while referring to the arrangements made to protect children from Corona under the UP model, has asked the government there why the Maharashtra government does not consider doing so in the state. 

May 17, 2021, 13:45 PM IST

It is a little too early to say if Covid wave has peaked: Virologist Shahid Jameel

India's second COVID-19 wave seems to have flattened but the climb down will be a more prolonged, long-drawn-out process than the first and will possibly run till July, says eminent virologist Shahid Jameel.

May 12, 2021, 12:21 PM IST

Maharashtra Cabinet meeting today may extend full lockdown by 2 weeks amid rising COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, Maharashtra reported 40,956 new COVID-19 cases, a sharp rise from 37,236 logged a day ago, taking the tally to 51,79,929, while 793 more patients succumbed to the infection, according to the state health department. 

May 12, 2021, 06:52 AM IST

Muslims asked to celebrate Eid with great simplicity amid Coronavirus pandemic

Shahi Imam of Delhi's Fatehpuri mosque, Dr Mufti Mohd Mukarram Ahmed, on Tuesday, urged Muslims to offer Eid prayers at home. 

May 11, 2021, 12:18 PM IST

Our current developed infrastructure can manage up to 30,000 COVID cases per day: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the city’s vaccine supply is acute, with stocks that would last for just 3-4 days. He appealed to the Centre to send the required amount of vaccines to Delhi as soon as possible.

May 11, 2021, 11:32 AM IST

Prevent black marketing, hoarding of medicines and medical equipment: High Court asks Centre, Delhi govt

A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli was hearing a PIL seeking directions to them to declare medicines and medical equipment meant for COVID treatment as essential commodities under the Essential Commodities Act. 

May 10, 2021, 16:19 PM IST

Supreme Court to hear COVID-19 drug, oxygen supply case today; Centre files affidavit, says completing vaccination 'topmost priority'

The affidavit submitted before the SC said that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) enunciated and already intimated all state governments regarding a policy of setting up three-tier health infrastructure for appropriate management of suspect/confirmed COVID-19 cases.

May 10, 2021, 07:45 AM IST

Centre has to supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi daily till further orders: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to keep supplying 700 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) to Delhi for treating COVID-19 patients on a daily basis till further orders.

May 07, 2021, 12:15 PM IST