Sumi Sukanya Dutta

India administers over 1.1 crore Covid jabs on August 31, highest single-day vaccinations so far

According to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandwiya, over 1.09 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccination were administered till 6 pm on Tuesday with the count expected to go higher.

01 Sep 2021

Experts divided on the possibility of a big third Covid wave in India

"I am sceptical about there being a big third wave simply because the sero-surveillance shows about two-thirds of the people in India are already exposed to the virus," said virologist Shahid Jameel.

30 Aug 2021

For Covid-cured, one dose of Covaxin is equivalent to two doses, says study

As a part of the study, blood samples were collected from 114 healthcare professionals and frontline workers who received Covaxin at vaccination centres in Chennai from February to May 2021.

29 Aug 2021

Government feels 1 crore Covid vaccine doses a day realistic target

After record shots on Friday, officials optimistic standard can be maintained in the next two months following improvement in supply

29 Aug 2021

COVID-19: Schools to remain shut in Bengal, Kerala

With Delhi joining states cautiously reopening schools despite the Covid-19 pandemic, there are a few states where educational institutes will remain shut in September.

28 Aug 2021

Centre writes to Kerala, Maharashtra for state-specific Covid control measures

Kerala, reporting over half of India’s daily new Covid cases at present, has also been logging over 30,000 fresh cases every day for the last few days.

27 Aug 2021

After slow start, India's COVID vaccination pace improves; target distant still

Only 15% of the adult population of India covered with two doses and the country looking far from its target of vaccinating all above 18 by the end of the year.

27 Aug 2021

'No sign of abatement: Centre says 58% of daily Covid cases in India are from Kerala

The government also warned against dropping the guards as the festive season approaches, bringing the threat of pushing the cases northwards. 

26 Aug 2021

National panel recommends mandatory oxygen plants for hospitals with 50 beds

The committee, whose suggestions were presented in the National Council for Clinical Establishments recently, has also recommended converting one third of all hospital beds into oxygen-supported beds.

26 Aug 2021

Despite approval to Zydus Cadila vaccine, kids' inoculation may not start anytime soon

Vaccination for adolescents and kids with serious comorbidities, however, are likely to start in October when sufficient doses of ZyCoV D is available.

25 Aug 2021

Institutional quarantine must for evacuees from Afghanistan

The arriving persons shall undergo a mandatory minimum of 14 days’ institutional quarantine” at the ITBP  Chhawla camp in Delhi.

24 Aug 2021

mRNA vaccine by Gennova gets regulatory nod for efficacy trials

The mRNA-based vaccine will likely be compared with Covishiled, and not placebo while the trials will include about 4,400 participants at 22-24 sites across the country.

24 Aug 2021

Reduced testing in Kerala behind improved national Covid-19 tally?

Kerala has been reporting the highest number of daily infections over nearly two months now, but over the last two weeks, there has been a decline of 14 per cent in seven-day average of daily cases. 

24 Aug 2021

Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine set to be first fully approved coronavirus jab 

It has submitted more data to US drug regulator from the late-stage clinical trials and ongoing vaccinations

23 Aug 2021

Covid-19: Vaccinations remain below projected target

Overall, in the country since January, over 54 crore vaccine doses have been administered, but less than 12 crore Indians are fully vaccinated yet.

15 Aug 2021

Central guidelines to reopen schools expected soon

The Centre is planning to reopen schools with a set of national guidelines.

14 Aug 2021

Centre releases Rs 8,093 crore emergency Covid fund for states to plug infra gaps

Last month, the Union Health Ministry had already issued Rs 1,827 crore under this scheme, to be implemented from July this year to March 2022 to the states.

13 Aug 2021

Christian schools saving Rs 2,500 crore by denying seats to poor in India: Child rights body

Since these schools are exempt from providing admission to children from the disadvantaged or weaker sections, they are saving on expenditure equivalent to 25% of total children.

12 Aug 2021

Over 20,000 Covid cases in vaccinated people in Kerala's Pathanamthitta prompt central inquiry

The district so far has reported 14,974 Covid cases in those who received one dose of the vaccine and 5,042 infections in those after two doses of vaccine.

10 Aug 2021

Delta Plus variant won't fuel exponential surge in India, only 86 cases detected so far: Centre

VK Paul, who also heads the national Covid task force, said given this variant’s geographical spread so far, it is evident that it may not be able to go beyond Delta Plus’s extent of transmission.

10 Aug 2021

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