Coronavirus outbreak

39 persons, including six kids, test COVID positive in Byculla jail

A pregnant woman inmate has been admitted in GT Hospital as a precautionary measure, the official said.

published on : 25th September 2021

50 per cent customers to be allowed into restaurants, bars in Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan said the government has decided to ease restrictions as over 90 per cent of the targeted population have been administered with the first dose of the vaccine.

published on : 25th September 2021

COVID-19: Extension granted on limitation period for filing court cases to end on October 2, says SC

A bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana ordered that period from March 15 last year till October 2 this year shall stand excluded from computing the period of limitation.

published on : 25th September 2021

Ensure COVID-appropriate behaviour among people to keep imminent third wave off: O Panneerselvam

As of September 1, a total of 1,509 people were infected with the virus and the cases increased to 1,745 on September 23 - an increase by 236 in 23 days.

published on : 25th September 2021

Children less severely impacted by COVID-19 pandemic: WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan said SARS-CoV2 virus may not disappear, but it is not going to cause the kind of impact and panic it caused over the last two years.

published on : 24th September 2021

Nod for 100 per cent occupancy at cinemas, pubs in districts of Karnataka with low infection rate

The Karnataka government on Friday decided to allow 100 per cent occupancy in cinemas and pubs from October in districts of the State.

published on : 24th September 2021

Don't allow mass gatherings in containment zones, districts with over 5 per cent COVID positivity rate: Centre

The Centre has asked states and Union Territories to ensure that mass gatherings are not allowed in containment zones.

published on : 23rd September 2021

International travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates: PM Narendra Modi at COVID-19 Summit

PM Narendra Modi said the supply chains of raw materials must be kept open for the production of vaccines against the disease.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Young children's diets show no improvement in last decade, 'could get worse' under COVID: UNICEF

As the pandemic continues to disrupt essential services and drives more families into poverty, the report found that COVID-19 is also affecting how families feed their children.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Government puts foot down on Pfizer, Moderna jabs

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 83 crore.

published on : 22nd September 2021

Tamil Nadu requests Centre to postpone idea of resuming COVID vaccine exports

Ma Subramanian said that till date 20.77 lakh people, or one third of the population have received the second dose.

published on : 21st September 2021

India warns of reciprocal measures if UK does not address concerns on travel rules related to COVID-19 vaccination

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said he has been told that certain 'assurances' were being given by the UK that the issue will be resolved.

published on : 21st September 2021

Board exams: CBSE not to charge registration or exam fees from students who have lost parents to COVID-19

Students appearing for Class 10 and 12 board exams next year will not have to pay any registration or examination fees if they have lost their parents due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

published on : 21st September 2021

Engaged with India on COVID-19 vaccine certification: UK

The comments by a spokesperson in the British High Commission here came amid concerns in India over the latest COVID-related travel restrictions announced by the United Kingdom.

published on : 21st September 2021

COVID may be heading towards endemicity in India, local flare-ups may form third wave: Vaccinologist

Dr Gangandeep Kang stressed on the need for developing better vaccines that can deal with new variants of COVID.

published on : 20th September 2021
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