India progressed on COVID response, hit hard by big second wave: World Bank president David Malpass

In April and May, India struggled with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new cases.

published on : 8th June 2021

Only one of three COVID strains of B.1.617 first detected in India now a 'variant of concern': WHO

WHO said that available findings for lineages B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 were initially used to designate B.1.617 a global Variant of Concern (VOC) on May 11 this year.

published on : 2nd June 2021

B.1.617 COVID-19 variant, first detected in India, now found in 53 countries: WHO

WHO has declared B.1.617 as a "variant of concern" and the update noted that this variant has "increased transmissibility" and disease severity is "under investigation".

published on : 27th May 2021

PM Modi reviews Covid-19 situation, orders immediate audit of installation, operation of ventilators

Modi also directed that a distribution plan for ensuring oxygen supply in rural areas should be worked out, including through provision of oxygen concentrators.

published on : 15th May 2021

Indian COVID variant found in 44 countries, of global concern: World Health Organization

According to it, B.1.617 sub-lineages appear to have higher rates of transmission, including observed rapid increases in prevalence in multiple countries.

published on : 12th May 2021

Drones delivering Covid vaccines? Yes, it's happening soon with first trials in Telangana

This will ensure primary healthcare delivery at the citizen's doorstep, limiting human exposure to Covid-congested or Covid-prone areas through aerial delivery.

published on : 8th May 2021

UK health authorities elevate version of Indian COVID-19 variant as concerning

The B.1.617.2, classified as a Variant Under Investigation (VUI) on April 28, is now known as VOC-21APR-02 after it was found to be at least as transmissible as the so-called Kent variant.

published on : 7th May 2021

UN stands ready to step up support to India: Antonio Guterres on 'horrific' COVID outbreak

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti replied to Guterres's tweet saying that India deeply appreciates "your sentiments and solidarity at this juncture.

published on : 30th April 2021

India's coronavirus death toll breaches 2 lakh mark, reports record single-day spike of 3,60,960 cases

Registering a steady increase, the active cases have risen to 29,78,709, comprising 16.55% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further dropped to 82.33%.

published on : 28th April 2021