COVID 19

Centre flags slow pace of Covid vaccination in some states, announces campaign to raise uptake

So far, nearly 192 crore Covid-19 vaccine shots have been administered. But less than 17 lakh people aged 18-59 years have opted for the booster doses.

published on : 20th May 2022

'Check out popular fiction in India': Tharoor's swipe at government over tackling Covid

Tharoor also took a swipe at the government by comparing the prices of food items during the current NDA rule and the UPA era.

published on : 20th May 2022

Active COVID-19 cases dip to 15,419 

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,89,841, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent.

published on : 19th May 2022

Family doctor-centric primary healthcare

The World Health Organisation did admirable work during the pandemic. Many committees and panels of the WHO worked hard and produced highly commendable reports and documents.

published on : 19th May 2022

Linen shortage on trains: Some material damaged during Covid years, some used for masks

Railways has placed orders for over 15 lakh bedroll items including bedsheets, towels, blankets and pillow covers to make up for the losses and restore the linen services fully.

published on : 18th May 2022

India records 1,829 new Covid cases, 33 deaths

The national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.75 per cent. A decrease of 753 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 case count in a span of 24 hours, the health ministry said.

published on : 18th May 2022

Doctor-turned-civil servant pens Covid experiences

Dr Raza recalled, “I was one of the field officers at the time of Covid and I myself was undergoing major challenges – especially during the second wave."

published on : 18th May 2022

Spain, Morocco reopen land border crossings as ties improve

Crossings have been initially limited to residents of Europe's passport-free Schengen area and their family members, and will be expanded to cross-border workers by the end of the month.

published on : 17th May 2022

Beijing locks down more people in China's 'zero-Covid' fight

China recorded 1,100 new cases on Monday, the National Health Commission said Tuesday. Of those, about 800 were in Shanghai and 52 were in Beijing.

published on : 17th May 2022

Active COVID-19 cases dip to 16,400

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,84,710, while the case fatality rate was 1.22 per cent.

published on : 17th May 2022

Shadow of long Covid: Road to recovery taking years for many

For some people, life has not been the same post-Covid, said Dr M S Kanwar, senior consultant, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Delhi.

published on : 17th May 2022

Biological E cuts price of its Covid-19 vaccine Corbevax to Rs 250 per dose

For end-user, the price would be Rs 400 a dose, including taxes and administration charges, added the pharmaceutical company.

published on : 16th May 2022

With mRNA vaccine, India will have flexibility against COVID-19: Scientist

Dr Rao further explained that in the context of Covid-19 where there is a constant shift of variant of concerns mRNA vaccine is quickly redesigned. He also said that these vaccines are cost-effective.

published on : 16th May 2022

Active COVID-19 cases dip to 17,317: Union Health Ministry data

It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.

published on : 16th May 2022

North Korea reports 15 more suspected COVID-19 deaths 

State media reports said Kim and other senior North Korean officials are donating their private reserve medicines to support the country's anti-pandemic fight.

published on : 15th May 2022
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