COVID: Odisha seeks 25 lakh vaccine doses, to get 2.5 lakh today

Additional Chief Secretary of Health department PK Mohapatra said Odisha is capable of stepping up the drive and undertaking three lakh vaccinations daily.

published on : 10th April 2021

Beware! Viral saliva droplets live longer on surfaces in AC offices

Also, those living in colder or humid areas should take extra care.

published on : 23rd February 2021

UN chief 'extremely grateful' for India's 200,000 COVID vaccines for peacekeepers

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, while addressing the UN Security Council meeting on COVID-19 on Wednesday, announced a gift of 200,000 COVID-19 doses for the UN peacekeepers.

published on : 18th February 2021

Covid-19 mortality rate has plunged, but progress may be stalling: Study

An earlier analysis by the same authors found that ICU mortality had fallen from 60 per cent in late March 2020 to 42 per cent at the end of May.  

published on : 2nd February 2021

Gujarat to strive for free COVID-19 vaccination as far as possible, says Deputy CM Nitin Patel

Nitin Patel, who also holds the Health portfolio, said the state is fully prepared to administer vaccination to the priority groups as soon as doses are received from the Centre.

published on : 2nd January 2021

Karnataka to resume Vidyagama programme in revised manner in private and government schools

Vidyagama programme was suspended in October after COVID-19 cases were reported among students and teachers involved in the classes under this initiative in Karnataka.

published on : 16th December 2020

Pope's Midnight Mass to start early to respect Italy's COVID-19 curfew

Italy has imposed a 10 p.m. nationwide curfew, as well as restaurant closures and other restrictions, to try to prevent crowds from forming following a surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths.

published on : 10th December 2020

Why link vaccine to GHMC polls: Uttam Kumar Reddy

TPCC president Uttam Kumar Reddy on Thursday condemned the TRS and BJP for linking Covid-19 vaccine with the GHMC elections.

published on : 28th November 2020

Aiming for herd immunity without pharma interventions may have disastrous consequences: MoS Ashwini Kumar Choubey

Choubey also said that public health actions were taken in a pre-emptive, pro-active, graded manner based on the evolving scenario.

published on : 20th September 2020

COVID-19 tests in all Andhra Pradesh government hospitals soon

Truenat and RTPCR tests results should be done within 24 hours of sample collection and in rapid tests, the results should be given within 30 minutes. 

published on : 9th September 2020

Haryana lifts weekend lockdown, says shops, offices to shut on Mondays, Tuesdays instead

These revised order came a week after the state government directed offices and shops to remain closed on weekends throughout the state.

published on : 28th August 2020

COVID-19: Phase 2 human trial of Oxford vaccine may start on August 26 in Pune

The trial may begin from August 26, said a top official of the institute, one of the 17 sites selected for the phase 2 human trials in the country by Serum Institute of India.

published on : 25th August 2020

Decline in COVID-19 positivity rate despite increasing tests exponentially: Centre

The testing for the disease has been increased from 363 tests per million per day on August 1 to more than 600 tests per million per day at present, the Union Health Ministry said.

published on : 25th August 2020

Yogi Adityanath asks officials to keep vigil in Lucknow, Varanasi as COVID-19 cases increase

The Uttar Pradesh CM said better surveillance could control the fatality rate in the state and asked officials to regularly monitor the work of integrated command and control centres.

published on : 25th August 2020
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