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14-Apr-2021 Jaipur

Rajasthan imposes 6 pm to 6 am curfew in all cities from April 16-30

Looking at the alarming surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state in the past few days, the Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced to impose night curfew in all the cities between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. from April 16-30.All markets, work places and...

14-Apr-2021 London

AstraZeneca's drug Tagrisso approved in China in early lung cancer

British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Wednesday said its drug Tagrisso has been approved in China for treatment of some patients with early stage lung cancer.China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approved the drug as an adjuvant therapy for early-stage...

14-Apr-2021 New York

Moderna Covid jab efficacy marginally drops to 90% in US trial

Updated results from an ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial in the US have shown Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine to be 90 per cent effective against all cases of the disease, and greater than 95 per cent against severe cases.While the updated cases show continued strong...

14-Apr-2021 New Delhi

'15-day' lockdown must to break deadly chain of transmission

As India witnesses an unprecedented surge in Covid caseloads, voices for a short-duration national lockdown or in severely-hit states/UTs grew louder on Wednesday and experts urged the Centre to immediately plan and execute a 15-day lockdown to break the...

14-Apr-2021 Singapore

Why are some Covid-19 survivors at risk of blood clot?

People who have recovered from Covid-19, especially those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions, may be at risk of developing blood clots due to a lingering and overactive immune response, according to a study.The study, led by researchers from the Nanyang...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

All you need to know about the Sputnik V Covid jab

As Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical major Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (DRL) announces it has received permission from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to import Sputnik V vaccine in India for restricted use in emergencies, here are a few things that...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi/Moscow

RDIF sets target of 50m doses a month for Sputnik in India

More than 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine will be produced in India in a month over the summer in partnership with five Indian companies, Kirill Dmitriev, the CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), said on Tuesday.Over 850 million doses of Sputnik...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

India plans to allow select foreign produced Covid vaccines

Amid the exponential surge in Covid-19 cases, India is mulling to allow vaccines manufactured in countries like the US, the UK, Japan or which are listed in the WHO's emergency use listing.The aim is to augment the basket of vaccines available for fighting...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

India permits use of Sputnik-V vax in emergency situations

After Covishield and Covaxin, India on Tuesday granted permission to inject the third Covid-19 vaccine 'Gam-COVID-Vac' combined vector vaccine, popularly called Sputnik-V, in emergency situations.The Drugs Controller General India (DCGI) gave its nod for the...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Still hooked to 'kadhas' to beat Covid-19? Let's burst the myths

The past one year has been extremely difficult for people. While the pandemic brought much-needed focus on health and hygiene, it also created a lot of confusion among people about what is good for health and what is not. A steep rise in demand for immunity-boosting...

13-Apr-2021 Palghar (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra: 10 Covid patients die, VVMC denies oxygen shortage

In a shocking tragedy on Gudi Padva, at least 10 Covid-19 patients have died in two private hospital in the Vasai town due to alleged shortage of medical oxygen, here on Tuesday.While confirming the fatalities that occurred at the Vinayak Hospital and Riddhi...

13-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories gets authorisation for Sputnik V in India

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd. has announced that it has received the permission from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to import the Sputnik vaccine into India for restricted use in emergency situations.This is as per the provisions of the New...

12-Apr-2021 Hyderabad

Yet to receive SEC communication on Sputnik V approval : DRL

Amid reports that the subject expert committee (SEC) has approved Dr. Reddy's Laboratories' (DRL) application for the Russian vaccine candidate Sputnik V to tackle Coronavirus pandemic, the city-based company is yet to receive official communication about...

12-Apr-2021 New Delhi

RDIF awaiting SEC recommendation for Sputnik approval in India

The Russian Direct Investment Fund said on Monday it is "awaiting imminently" the recommendation by the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to approve the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against...

12-Apr-2021 New Delhi

India set to get third vaccine as expert panel clears Sputnik

A government expert panel has given its nod to emergency use authorisation of Russian-made Covid vaccine, Sputnik-V, in India, Union Health Ministry sources said.After the Drug Controller General of India gives assent to the Subject Expert Committee's...

12-Apr-2021 Gandhinagar

Make remdesivir available to every patients, HC to Gujarat govt

The Gujarat High Court on Monday pulled up the state government for having such a system that put entire control of remdesivir injections under one agency, asking why was the crucial anti-Covid medicine not made available for everybody.It also suggested...

12-Apr-2021 Seoul

No link between Covid-19 vaccinations and deaths: S Korea

South Korea's health authorities on Monday said there is no causal relation between Covid-19 vaccines and 11 reported deaths after vaccinations, assuring the public of the safety of the vaccines.An investigation was concluded on 11 out of 47 people who died...

12-Apr-2021 New York

Antibody reaction traced to blood clots linked to AstraZeneca jabs

After reports of blood clots experienced by some people after receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine triggered safety concerns, new research published in a leading medical journal suggests that a rare antibody reaction was found in a few people who got...

11-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Covid spike: India prohibits exports of remdesivir

In wake of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases, India on Sunday prohibited the exports of remdesivir injections and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) till the situation improves.The decision was taken considering a sudden spike in demand for remdesivir,...

09-Apr-2021 New Delhi

Peltzman Effect: Why Covid cases are soaring after jabs

An increasing number of people, including doctors, are testing positive from the Covid-19 infections even after taking both doses of vaccinated. The reason could be an increase in the risk-taking behaviour, prompted by the rollout of vaccines against the...

09-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Vaccine shortage : Mumbai scrapes the bottom for jabs

The country's financial capital reeled under a massive shortage of the Covid-19 vaccines, with several government and private inoculation centres downing shutters temporarily, here on Friday.The city's biggest centre at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) had barely...

09-Apr-2021 Canberra

'Nothing off table to redress Aus vax shortfall'

Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly on Friday declared that "nothing is off the table" in order to make up for a shortfall in Covid-19 vaccines.Kelly urged Australians to remain confident in the country's coronavirus vaccine rollout after use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford...

09-Apr-2021 Shamli (Uttar Pradesh)

3 UP women given anti-rabies vax instead of Covid jab

A probe has been ordered in the shocking incident in which three women were allegedly administered anti-rabies injections instead of the Covid vaccine at a government hospital in Shamli district.Three women -- Saroj, 70, Anarkali, 72 and Satyavati, 60,...

08-Apr-2021 New Delhi

India largest Covid vaccine buyer but where are the jabs?

Amid the tussle between the state governments and the Centre over the supply and shortage of Covid vaccines, the truth is that India has been the largest buyer of Covid jabs in the world with pre-booking of 1.6 billion doses.According to a recent analysis...

08-Apr-2021 Washington

Moderna vax has more side effects than Pfizer/BioNTech: Study

In a first, a new study has pointed out that those taking the Moderna vaccine have reported more side effects than people who get the Pfizer/BioNTech jabs.The study, published in the journal JAMA, analysed reports collected via a Centers for Disease Control...

08-Apr-2021 Geneva

AstraZeneca, blood clots link 'plausible but not confirmed' : WHO

A causal link between the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine and the rare occurrence of blood clots with low platelets is "considered plausible but not confirmed," the World Health Organization (WHO) said.Earlier on the day, the European Medicines Agency (EMA)...

07-Apr-2021 Rome

Link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots clear: EMA official

There is a causal link between the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and very rare cases of blood clots, although it remains unclear what the connection is and the possible causes are likewise still unknown, a senior European Medicines Agency (EMA)...

07-Apr-2021 London

AstraZeneca's UK vaccine trial on kids comes to a halt

A trial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on children in the UK has been paused even as the country's medicines regulator probes a possible link of the vaccine with rare blood clots in adults, the media reported.The trial, which started in February,...

06-Apr-2021 Mumbai

Maha becomes 1st to cross 80L-milestone of Covid jabs

Amid the raging Covid-19 scourge, Maharashtra has become the first state in India to cross the landmark 80,00,000 vaccination jabs from January 16 till date, according to official data released here on Tuesday.The state -- which has the highest number of...

05-Apr-2021 Ludhiana

99 Year Old Harbans Kaur Gets Covid19 Jab Today

Showing full faith in the Covid19 vaccine, 99-year-old Harbans Kaur today got vaccinated at a special camp being organised by United Cycle Parts and Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) on Gill Road, here. A resident of house no 3951, Street no 11, Shimlapuri,...

04-Apr-2021 New York

US halts AstraZeneca vax production at Baltimore plant

A plant in the US which ruined 15 million potential doses of Johnson and Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine has been asked to stop producing doses for AstraZeneca, the media reported.The facility at Baltimore, Emergent Biosolutions, was earlier picked as a manufacturing...

03-Apr-2021 London

7 blood clot deaths in UK after AstraZeneca jab

After more than 18 million people have received vaccinations with AstraZeneca's jab in the UK, the country's health regulator said seven people had died due to rare blood clots, although the cause remains unclear."The benefits in preventing a Covid-19 infection...

03-Apr-2021 Melbourne

Aus man develops blood clot after getting AstraZeneca vax

A man in Australia's Victoria state has been hospitalised after developing a blood clot following his inoculation against Covid-19 using the AstraZeneca vaccine.The 44-year-old man received the vaccine on March 22 and was admitted to Melbourne's Box Hill...

03-Apr-2021 The Hague (Netherlands)

Netherlands halts AstraZeneca vax for under-60s

The Netherlands has temporarily halted the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people under the age of 60, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.The decision on Friday was prompted by possible blood clotting problems as a side effect of the vaccine,...

02-Apr-2021 London

Britain reports 30 blood clot cases after AstraZeneca shots

Of the more than 18 million AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine doses administered in Britain, only around 30 cases of blood clots were reported, British regulators have said.The new number of cases is 25 more than what was reported last month.Britain's Medicines...

31-Mar-2021 Kiev

689 Ukrainians vaccinated with AstraZeneca report side effects

Ukraine's Health Ministry received 689 reports of side effects after vaccinations with the AstraZeneca vaccine during the first month of the vaccination program, authorities have said.From February 24 to March 28, nearly 200,000 vaccinations were made against...

30-Mar-2021 Ottawa

Canada halts AstraZeneca vax for adults under 55 yrs

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) has recommended that the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine should not be used in adults under 55 years of age at this time, while rare cases of serious blood clots were being further probed.In a statement...

26-Mar-2021 New York

Novel coronavirus invades mouth's cells, shows new evidence

An international team of scientists has found evidence that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, infects cells in the mouth.While it is well-known that the upper airways and lungs are primary sites of SARS-CoV-2 infection, there are clues the...

24-Mar-2021 Mumbai

Maharashtra, Mumbai see new highs of Covid-19 cases

On the eve of the first anniversary of the nationwide lockdown following the spread of the pandemic, Maharashtra and Mumbai saw stunning new highs of Covid-19 cases, health officials said on Wednesday.Mumbai marked a shocking new high of 5,000-plus new...

22-Mar-2021 New York

AstraZeneca Covid vax found 79% effective in US trial

British-Swedish pharmaceutical major AstraZeneca on Monday said its vaccine demonstrated efficacy of 79 per cent at preventing symptomatic Covid-19 and 100 per cent efficacy at preventing severe disease and hospitalisation in a phase-3 trial in the US.The results come...

20-Mar-2021 Srinagar

Ulemas, Muftis administered vaccine shots at SKIMS Soura

The Divisional Administration Kashmir today held a vaccination drive for various Ulemas and Muftis, who   were administered vaccine shots against Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura, here.Among others, Director, SKIMS Soura, Dr A.G Ahangar, CEO Muslim Waqf...

15-Mar-2021 London

AstraZeneca: No evidence of high blood clot risk from vaccine

In the wake of several European countries suspending the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, the company has said that there has been no evidence of increased blood clot risk from its jab.The suspensions have come amid several reports of blood clots...

13-Mar-2021 New York

Millions of AstraZeneca Covid vax doses lying idle in US

Even as severe supply constraints remain the biggest concern for many nations trying to accelerate the vaccine drive against Covid-19, tens of millions of AstraZeneca doses are lying idle in US manufacturing facilities.This is because results of the vaccine's...

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