Covid in India

UP schools to remain closed for classes 1 to 8 till April 11 amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday (April 2) extended the durations of its order which directed the school authorities to keep the schools closed for Class 1 to 8. The new date, as per the order, is now April 11.

Apr 02, 2021, 12:38 PM IST

UP schools to remain closed for classes 1 to 8 till April 4 amid rising COVID-19 cases

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (March 30) extended the durations of the order which directed the school authorities to keep the schools closed for Class 1 to 8. The new date, as per the order, is now April 4.

Mar 31, 2021, 11:42 AM IST

LIVE: ‘Rahul Baba in Assam as a tourist nowadays,’ Home Minister Amit Shah takes jibe at Rahul Gandhi in election rally

The sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in the country have put authorities in a difficult position. The rapidly increasing COVID-19 infections in Maharashtra has been the biggest worry for the government and concerned authorities. Amid the discussions over revised stricter guidelines in the worst-hit cities, the Aurangabad authorities in Maharashtra have cancelled the lockdown which was going to be imposed from March 31 till April 9.

Mar 31, 2021, 11:00 AM IST

COVID-19 lockdown in Maharashtra's Aurangabad cancelled, revised guidelines to be issued soon

The lockdown which was to be imposed in Aurangabad from Tuesday night, amid rising cases in the city, has now been cancelled.

Mar 31, 2021, 06:27 AM IST

India reports 68,020 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, global caseload tops 127 million

The COVID-19 count reached 12,039,644 in India on Monday (March 29) with 68,020 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data.

Mar 29, 2021, 10:32 AM IST

COVID-19 lockdown, night curfews, other restrictions in THESE states

Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country, several states and Union territories have imposed restrictions to curb the spread of the infection. These restrictions range from stricter implementation of COVID-19 guideline, night curfew and impartial or full lockdown. 

Mar 22, 2021, 10:57 AM IST

India records highest single-day COVID-19 spike in four months, witnesses more than 40,000 new cases

India reported a massive surge of 40,953 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. Country recorded the highest single-day spike in the last four months on Saturday as per the government data.

Mar 20, 2021, 10:59 AM IST

COVID-19: Centre calls situation in Maharashtra worrisome, urges people to not lower guard

The Centre on Thursday expressed concern over the rising COVID-19 cases in some states urging people to not lower their guard as the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. NITI Aayog member (Health) V K Paul in a press conference termed the current coronavirus situation, as "worrisome".

Mar 11, 2021, 19:51 PM IST

COVID-19: Delhi with 409 fresh coronavirus cases records highest surge in over two months

The national capital on Thursday recorded 409 new COVID-19 cases which is the highest single-day rise in nearly two months, while the death toll climbed to 10,934 with three more fatalities, the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department stated.

Mar 11, 2021, 19:01 PM IST

Lockdown imposed in 11 Thane hotspots from March 13 to 31 as COVID-19 cases surge, Here’s what is open and what will remain closed

A lockdown starting from March 13 was declared on Monday (March 8) in 11 hotspots in Thane city by the civic administration. The lockdown will remain in place till March 31. The order was issued by Vipin Sharma, Thane Municipal Commissioner. 

Mar 09, 2021, 11:35 AM IST

India 'stands out' in terms of its COVID-19 vaccine policy, says IMF’s Gita Gopinath

Chief Economist of the International monetary fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath on Monday (March 8) hailed India’s COVID-19 vaccine policy. India has been at the forefront in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and ‘really stands out’ in terms of its vaccine policy, highlighted Gita Gopinath.

Mar 09, 2021, 10:02 AM IST

Maharashtra imposes partial lockdown in THIS city amid surge in COVID-19 cases

“Night restrictions (9 pm- 6 am) to be imposed in Sambhajinagar (Aurangabad) amid rising #COVID19 cases from March 11 to April 4. Full lockdown on weekends. During this period, schools, colleges, wedding halls to remain closed,” said Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde in the announcement. 

Mar 07, 2021, 21:03 PM IST

Army veterans, their dependents to get COVID-19 vaccination at Service hospitals

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has given approval to the COVID-19 vaccination of veterans and dependents of Armed Forces personnel at the Armed Forces medical facilities.

Mar 06, 2021, 20:38 PM IST

Test, track, treat: Centre to states, UTs with high COVID-19 case load

The Centre has asked states and union territories witnessing surge in new COVID-19 cases and high active caseload to continue with the strategy of "test, track and treat" that had yielded rich dividends at the height of the pandemic and accelerate vaccination for priority population groups in districts reporting higher infections on mission mode.

Mar 06, 2021, 18:29 PM IST

Rajasthan makes COVID-19 negative report mandatory for people from THESE four states, check details

A COVID-19 negative report from an RT-PCR test taken up to 72 hours prior to entering the state is mandatory for people coming from Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. 

Mar 06, 2021, 16:43 PM IST

World leaders thank PM Narendra Modi as India sends COVID-19 vaccines to 47 countries

India has supplied over 4.64 crore made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine doses to 47 countries as of Thursday (March 4).

Mar 04, 2021, 20:56 PM IST

COVAXIN phase-3 results show interim efficacy of 81%: Bharat Biotech releases data

Bharat Biotech announced the phase 3 results of its coronavirus vaccine ‘Covaxin’on Wednesday claiming the shots have demonstrated an interim clinical efficacy of nearly 81 per cent.

Mar 03, 2021, 18:12 PM IST

COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN reaches Rwanda capital Kigali today

The African country of Rwanda on Wednesday received its first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine COVAXIN around 240,000 doses as part of the global COVAX initiative while another 102,960 doses of the Pfizer vaccine is expected to arrive later.

Mar 03, 2021, 15:56 PM IST

Lakhs of people missed second COVID-19 vaccine dose, Health Ministry advises caution

From January 16 to February 1, 33 lakh 50 thousand 265 people across the country which included health care and frontline workers took the first shot of the vaccine. But out of these only 24 lakh 19 thousand 557 people showed up to get the second dose of the vaccine.

Mar 02, 2021, 19:03 PM IST

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, SC judges to get COVID-19 vaccine today

Dr Harsh Vardhan took to Twitter on Monday and tweeted, “Now that I am eligible to get inoculated, I shall schedule to get vaccinated tomorrow. I urge each & every citizen to get vaccinated at the earliest whenever eligible. Tt's the best tool to end this #pandemic”

Mar 02, 2021, 07:12 AM IST