Omicron dominant in Delhi, Mumbai

The country, overall, reported over 22,000 daily new infections on Saturday, marking a rise of over 35% over the previous days. 

02 Jan 2022

Create makeshift hospitals, watch Covid cases in kids, Centre urges states as infections rise 

The centre is fearing an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases which may lead to a large number of people getting moderately or severely ill within a very short period of time. 

01 Jan 2022

India's COVID vaccination venture of fully inoculating adult population short of year-end target

As on December 31, over 64 per cent of the adult population in India had received both doses against coronavirus and more than 90 per cent had received at least one dose.

01 Jan 2022

Test everyone with Covid symptoms, increase RAT booths: States told amid rising Omicron cases

The Centre said that multiple RAT booths must be set up in identified geographies and operationalised on a 24X7 basis to offer widespread testing and easier access to people.

31 Dec 2021

No decision yet on whether precautionary Covid jab will be same or a different vaccine: Centre

In August this year, the DCGI  had approved a proposal by the CMC, Vellore to study the mixing of Covid vaccines Covaxin and Covishield in 300 volunteers but its results are yet to come out.

30 Dec 2021

Covaxin triggers higher antibody response in kids than adults: Bharat Biotech cites trial data

Citing data from clinical trials, the company said that neutralizing antibodies in children, on average, were found to be 1.7 times higher than in adults.

30 Dec 2021

Data suggest Omicron impact milder; India won’t lower its guard

According to the latest data released by the Health Security Agency in the UK, where Covid cases have been skyrocketing, there have been just 668 hospital admissions among patients.

30 Dec 2021

Two more vaccines and a pill added to India's inventory to combat Covid 

DCGI on Tuesday gave emergency use authorisation (EUA) to Covid vaccines Covovax and Corbevax, apart from Covid drug molnupiravir.

29 Dec 2021

Over-60s won't need co-morbidity certificate for precautionary Covid jab, says Centre in U-turn

This will make the entire 60 plus population in India, who have completed 39 weeks since their second Covid vaccination, eligible for the precaution dose against coronavirus.

28 Dec 2021

Covaxin alone for the 15-17; 39-week gap for COVID boosters

Adolescents born in 2007 or before can register on Co-WIN to book vaccine slots or can simply walk into vaccination centres, the Union health ministry said in a document.

28 Dec 2021

Only Covaxin for 15-18 year olds for now; precaution doses after 39 weeks of second Covid jab

Though the government document did not clarify on the type of vaccine to be available as the third dose for beneficiaries, officials said that it will be the same vaccine as the two doses before.

27 Dec 2021

PM announces booster shots for frontline workers, 60-plus population; vaccination also to begin for 15-18 age group

The mega announcements by the PM come even though the country’s top advisory panel on immunization was yet to give its final recommendation on booster doses or vaccination for kids.

26 Dec 2021

Centre sends teams to 10 states of Covid concern

The states where the multi-disciplinary teams have been sent include Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Punjab.

26 Dec 2021

India has over 7 lakh hospital beds to tackle Omicron

On Friday, officials said the country has an inventory of 7.2 lakh hospital beds and is better prepared for the supply of medical oxygen.

26 Dec 2021

DGCI nod to Covaxin for use in children above 12 years; vaccine may come in pre-filled syringes

Earlier, the Hyderabad based vaccine maker had said that it had submitted data from clinical trials in the 2-18 years age group for Covaxin to the regulator which was thoroughly reviewed by the CDSCO.

25 Dec 2021