Wearing mask is not mandatory but advised, says Maharashtra health minister

The Union health ministry had also sent an advisory to the state a few days ago regarding the increase in cases, Tope said.

published on : 4th June 2022

Japan approves Novavax COVID-19 vaccine

Jabs using Novavax vaccine are expected to start as early as late May. Japan reported 24,164 new cases Monday, according to the health ministry.

published on : 19th April 2022

Active COVID-19 cases in country rise to 11,860

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,11,701, while the case fatality rate was recorded a 1.21 per cent.

published on : 19th April 2022

Covid: Around 83 per cent of adult population fully vaccinated in UP, says government

Uttar Pradesh became the first state in the country to have administered more than 30 crore doses, the government said.

published on : 31st March 2022

Puducherry reports only 1 new COVID-19 case, zero fatalities

Four patients recovered and were discharged during the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Sunday and the overall recoveries climbed to 1,63,780.

published on : 13th March 2022

South Korea drops proof of vaccine, test to aid virus response

Omicron has so far seemed less likely to cause serious illness or death than the delta strain that hit the country hard in December and early January.

published on : 28th February 2022

Conditions hard for 13 million under China virus lockdown

The measures are an outgrowth of China's 'zero COVID-19' policy that includes widespread testing and mask mandates, credited by the government with preventing major outbreaks.

published on : 4th January 2022

Lockdown in Maharashtra only if daily oxygen demand touches 800 MT: Health Minister Tope

Omicron cases were increasing 'rapidly', but in general such patients were not ending up in ICU nor did they need supplementary oxygen, Tope said, speaking to reporters in Jalna.

published on : 25th December 2021

Covid norms violations: Over 68,000 people fined in Delhi till December 18

Last month in November, the Delhi government's enforcement teams had issued challans against 1,12,076 people for violating Covid appropriate behaviour norms.

published on : 21st December 2021

No evidence to suggest that existing vaccines don't work on Omicron: Government

Vaccines are expected to still offer protection against severe disease and, vaccination with the available vaccines remains crucial, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.

published on : 21st December 2021

India has not imposed travel curbs like some other countries: MEA on Omicron

The list was a result of a 'technical decision' based on evidence by India's health regulatory authorities, Bagchi said.

published on : 2nd December 2021

6 Covid cases detected on screening passengers of 11 flights from 'at-risk' countries: Government

The 'at-risk' nations are countries in Europe, including the UK, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Israel.

published on : 1st December 2021

Lok Sabha to have discussion on COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday: Minister

The discussion will be held under Rule 193, under which members may seek details about the new 'Omicron' variant of SARS-CoC-2.

published on : 1st December 2021

Omicron scare: Stricter norms for international passengers to be effective from Tuesday midnight

Under the new norms, RT-PCR tests are mandatory for passengers arriving from 'at-risk' countries and they will be allowed to leave the airport only after the test results come.

published on : 30th November 2021

Fresh COVID guidelines: Delhi airport says arrangements will be in place on time

Other major airports, including at Hyderabad and Bengaluru, are also stepping up efforts to deal with the emerging situation in the wake of concerns over the new coronavirus variant 'Omicron'.

published on : 29th November 2021

Renowned dance choreographer Shiva Shankar passes away at 72

'He breathed his last on Sunday,' hospital sources said. His eldest son is also undergoing treatment for the viral infection. Shiva Shankar has acted in Telugu and Tamil films.

published on : 28th November 2021

Singapore to review time frame on validity of fully vaccinated persons against COVID-19

A newspaper reader, in a letter to The Straits Times on Wednesday, had combed through the Infectious Diseases (Mass Gathering Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019) Regulations 2021.

published on : 12th November 2021

Bengal doctors write to Mandaviya for COVID booster dose

In West Bengal at least 8,06,30,430 doses have been administered till Friday, state health department statistics said.

published on : 6th November 2021

Mumbai records 301 COVID-19 cases, three deaths

As many as 463 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the number of recovered cases to 7,32,889. As many as 37,058 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

published on : 30th October 2021

COVID-19: Delhi records 37 fresh cases, zero fatality

The death toll due to COVID-19 stands at 25,091 in the city. According to the health bulletin, authorities conducted 59,293 tests, including 45,731 RT-PCR ones, to detect the infection the previous da

published on : 29th October 2021
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