India COVID-19

COVID-19 crisis: European Union member states team up to support India

Several EU member states have pledged their support to India on COVID-19 crisis with Ireland sending 700 oxygen concentrators, one oxygen generator and 365 ventilators; Belgium sending 9,000 doses of antiviral medicine Remdesivir and Romania sending 80 oxygen concentrators and 75 oxygen cylinders.

Apr 27, 2021, 23:17 PM IST

DNA: Know the latest conditions of Coronavirus in India

As the number of people infected and killed by the second wave of corona in the country is increasing, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed AIIMS staff and media about the status of COVID and steps to be taken to strengthen the fight against the deadly virus Granted.

Apr 20, 2021, 22:28 PM IST

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

New COVID-19 variant N440K spreading more in India's southern states, finds study

A new study conducted by scientists of CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) has revealed that the new COVID-19 variant N440K is spreading more in the southern states of India. The Director of CCMB, Rakesh Mishra said in a release that strict monitoring is required to understand the spread of N440K properly.

Feb 21, 2021, 20:17 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

Pakistan to take part in India-led initiative on COVID-19 crisis

In March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a SAARC meet on the COVID-19 pandemic. The meet saw all the SAARC heads of govt and state taking part barring Pakistan. One of the key outcomes of the meet was the establishment of the SAARC emergency fund, with India contributing USD 10 million to it.

Feb 17, 2021, 17:25 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

India's daily COVID cases fall below 30,000; active cases remain under 4 lakh for eighth day

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 98,84,100 with 27,071 infections being reported in a day. The death toll rose to 1,43,355 with 336 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Dec 14, 2020, 11:40 AM IST

India first priority for COVID-19 vaccine delivery: Serum Institute

The Serum Institute of India, the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines by volume, will first focus on supplying AstraZeneca Plc's COVID-19 vaccine to Indians before distributing it to other countries, Serum's Chief Executive Adar Poonawalla said on Monday.

Nov 24, 2020, 06:50 AM 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

India records 30,548 fresh COVID-19 cases, lowest in 4 months

The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,30,070 with 435 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the sixth consecutive day.

Nov 16, 2020, 11:12 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

Unlock 5: Mumbai metro services to restart from tomorrow — Check train frequency, guidelines

Against 1,350 people per service earlier, the train will carry only 360 people.

Oct 18, 2020, 17:47 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