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16-Jan-2021 New Delhi

All you need to know about India's 2 Covid vaccines

Amid the rollout of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, here are a few things that you need to know about the two vaccines -- 'Covaxin' and 'Covishield' -- selected by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI).So...

16-Jan-2021 Srinagar

Covid-19 vaccination drive launched across all districts of Kashmir

The Covid-19 vaccination drive was today launched across all the districts of Kashmir division after Prime Minister, Narendra Modi virtually kicked off world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country.The vaccination drive was launched setting in...

15-Jan-2021 Canberra

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine boss warns Aus against delaying rollout

A scientist who led the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine on Friday warned Australia against delaying its rollout.The Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology recently called on the Canberra government to pause its planned...

13-Jan-2021 Jammu

J&K receives 1st batch of Covishield vaccine

Jammu and Kashmir today received the first batch of Covid-19 vaccine(Covishield) from Serum Institute of India, Pune. As many as 1,46,500 doses of Covishield vaccine have been received out of which 79,000 are for Kashmir division and 67,500 are for Jammu division.The...

10-Jan-2021 New Delhi

To jab or not? HCWs scepticism over safety, side-effects of Covid vax

With the date to kickstart a mass inoculation drive against Covid-19 being announced, the country has officially begun the countdown for the rollout of Covid vaccines. However, as the date draws closer, scepticism toward the vaccines' safety among the healthcare...

10-Jan-2021 Bengaluru

899 new Covid cases in Karnataka

Karnataka recorded 899 new Covid-19 positive cases and four deaths, taking the total infection count to 9,26,767 and the toll to 12,138, the Health Department said on Saturday.According to the health bulletin with 872 patients getting discharged on Friday after...

08-Jan-2021 Jaipur

Fourth case of new mutant Covid strain detected in Rajasthan

The number of cases of Covid patients having the new mutated strain of the virus, first detected in the UK last year, rose to four with a recent returnee also found to have it, officials said on Friday.The new case was detected in Jaipur on Thursday night.The...

08-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Covid recovered patients may have immunity for over 8 months

Contrary to current belief that recovered Covid-19 patients have antibodies to fight the disease for up to three to five months, a significant study has claimed that the protective immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 virus could last for at least eight months or...

06-Jan-2021 New Delhi

73 detected to have new UK Covid mutant strain: Health Ministry

The Central government on Wednesday said that a total of 73 persons have been detected with the new "more transmissible" UK coronavirus mutant strain, and they are being kept in physical isolation in health facilities.Out of these total cases, eight have...

05-Jan-2021

All you need to know about the new Coronavirus strain

Just when our hopes about the vaccine for COVID19 were becoming a reality, the UK government announced the discovery of a highly contagious new variant circulating in England. Citing the rapid spread of the virus through London and surrounding areas, Prime...

03-Jan-2021 Hyderabad

Covaxin generated excellent safety data, says Bharat Biotech

Amid the criticism of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for granting approval for emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, its manufacturer Bharat Biotech claimed on Sunday that its vaccine generated excellent safety data with robust immune responses...

03-Jan-2021 New Delhi

DCGI approves Serum, Bharat Biotech vaccine for emergency use

Eleven months after the first case of deadly coronavirus was detected in India, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) V.G. Somani on Sunday approved Serum Institute of India's 'Covishield' vaccine and Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' for emergency use, paving way...

02-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Covid-19 vax : Dry run in India's 125 districts, 285 sites

As India gears up to launch the world's largest immunisation drive, almost all states and Union Territory (UT) governments, including the national capital, on Saturday conducted a dry run at 285 session sites spread across 125 districts to assess the ability...

01-Jan-2021 Gurugram (Haryana)

Review meeting held over vaccine distribution in Gurugram

A review meeting of the Covid task force and concerned department was held at the Mini-Secretariat here on Friday to discuss the vaccine distribution which is expected to begin later this month in the district.Dr. Virender Yadav, Civil Surgeon, Gurugram,...

01-Jan-2021 Jammu

JK reports 256 new positive cases, 116327 recovered so far

The Government on Friday informed that 256 new positive cases of novel Corona virus (COVID-19), 106 from Jammu division and 150 from Kashmir division, have been reported today thus taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 121227....

01-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Here's what you need to know about Oxford Covid-19 vaccine

With the UK giving the green light to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and drug maker AstraZeneca, India is also expected to follow suit soon as a meeting of the decision-making body began on Friday, giving new hope of beginning the end...

19-Dec-2020 New Delhi

India to produce 300 million doses of Sputnik vaccine

India will produce about 300 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in 2021, Head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev, said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV channel."In India, we have agreements with four large...

17-Dec-2020 Agartala

Tripura distributes homeopathic drug to keep Covid at bay

After Gujarat, Kerala and a few other states, the Tripura government has started distribution of a homeopathic drug to boost the immunity of the people against coronavirus, officials said on Thursday.Tripura Government Medical Officer (Homeopathic) Surjya...

17-Dec-2020 New Delhi

China's Covid vaccine is caught in controversy

China has been projecting itself as the front-runner in the Covid vaccine race but has now gone in for a deal to buy the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine from Germany for its own use which shows that the dragon is not as confident in its home-made product as it would...

15-Dec-2020 London

Remdesivir may be highly effective against Covid: Study

In a fresh study on antiviral drug remdesivir, researchers have stressed that the drug is likely to be highly effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, describes giving the...

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