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

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

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

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

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

South Africa experiences surge of covid cases from omicron varients BA.4 and BA.5

"The majority of new cases are from these two strains. They are still omicron, but just genomically somewhat different," said Nunes.

published on : 14th May 2022

India adds 2,858 COVID-19 cases, active infections come down to 18,096

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the Union Home Ministry said.

published on : 14th May 2022

Copper price may drop to Rs 720 per kg in FY23: Crisil

This was despite China ramping up production of refined copper after the Winter Olympics ended on February 20. Then Covid-19 cases reappeared in China, stoking both demand and supply fears.

published on : 12th May 2022

WHO estimate and the problem with data in India

The government needs to understand that better official statistics are required not just to counter estimates by global agencies. It is required for better policymaking.

published on : 12th May 2022

India records single-day rise of 2,897 COVID-19 cases; active infections decline further

The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.74 per cent, ithe Union Health Minitsry said.

published on : 11th May 2022

Bill Gates tests positive for COVID, experiencing mild symptoms 

Via Twitter, the billionaire philanthropist said he will isolate himself until he is again healthy.

published on : 11th May 2022
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