COVID 19 in India

Covid-19 screening at three Andhra airports from December 1 amid Omicron variant threat

According to sources in the department, the State is set to have its own Covid-19 whole genome sequencing laboratory at Siddhartha Medical College in Vijayawada by the first week of December. 

published on : 28th November 2021

Andhra Pradesh: Guntur doctor Surath Amarnath gets patent for plasma therapy kit

Amarnath is the only doctor to receive a patent for a medical apparatus invented by a doctor in both the Telugu States.

published on : 28th November 2021

Andhra Pradesh's active Covid caseload goes down to 2,158 as 253 recover in single day

The four Rayalaseema districts reported a little over 50 new infections, while three north coastal Andhra districts reported 31 new cases.

published on : 28th November 2021

Odisha to screen travellers from South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana for new Covid variant

The new variant has over 30 mutations in spike protein most of which are of concern for immune evasion and transmissibility.

published on : 27th November 2021

Centre's response sought on Covid-19 booster jab by Delhi High Court

The bench was hearing various issues concerning the Covid-19 crisis and also stressed upon the need and efficacy of the booster dose for those who have been completely vaccinated.

published on : 26th November 2021

Timing of Aurangabad petrol pumps to be curtailed for rollout of 'no vaccine- no fuel' initiative

The district collector of Aurangabad had recently issued an order to the petrol dealers to check the vaccination certificates of the people visiting the pumps to fill fuel in vehicles.

published on : 25th November 2021

Lancet's real-world study compares well with phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

The study assessed 2,714 hospital workers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, from April 15-May 15, who were symptomatic and underwent RT-PCR test for Covid detection.

published on : 25th November 2021

India adds 9,119 new Covid cases in 24 hours; active tally in country lowest in 539 days

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 48 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 151 consecutive days now.

published on : 25th November 2021

Overseas travel to be normal by end of 2021, says Civil Aviation ministry

Aviation secretary Rajiv Bansal said normalisation of international flights is expected 'very soon'. Currently, international flights are operated under the air bubble arrangement.

published on : 25th November 2021

Rahul Gandhi asks Centre to provide 'credible data' on Covid deaths in India

Rahul Gandhi shared a video in which families, who lost their dear ones due to Covid in Gujarat, alleged that they did not receive timely help from the government.

published on : 24th November 2021

Covaxin shows 50 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic Covid in real-world assessment: Lancet study

Researchers noted that the Delta variant was the dominant strain in India during the study period, accounting for approximately 80 per cent of all confirmed COVID-19 cases.

published on : 24th November 2021

Pregnant woman dies after Covid-19 jab in Jharkhand; probe underway

Taking cognizance into the matter, State Health Minister Banna Gupta said, 'I have sought a report on under what circumstances the pregnant women was vaccinated forcefully.'

published on : 24th November 2021

Fat bills, violence, bias scarred patients during Covid pandemic: Survey

Additionally, marginalised communities like Dalits, Adivasis and religious minorities like Muslims faced new forms of violence, and discrimination in both public and private hospitals.

published on : 24th November 2021

Over 116 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India: Union Health Ministry

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports by late night, Union health ministry said.

published on : 20th November 2021

Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 115.73 crore: Health ministry

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

published on : 19th November 2021
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