Covid curbs extended till February 28 as positivity rate in 407 districts still above 10 per cent, says MHA
'It is still a matter of concern that 407 districts in 34 states and Union Territories are reporting a positivity rate of more than 10 per cent.'
ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava called vaccination one of the most important weapons against COVID-19.
In January, 9,672 omicron samples were found which was about 75 per cent of total sequenced samples and AY lineage was found in 3,201 samples and Delta was found in 1,578 samples, he said.
The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant saw the city increase its travel restrictions in December -- slamming borders shut to arrivals from eight countries.
The DDMA also allowed maximum 200 guests at marriage functions. These decisions were taken in a DDMA meeting headed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
The health ministry stressed that vaccination is providing support in terms of fewer cases, fewer hospitalizations and less severity in COVID-19 cases.
Students have been mostly attending online classes, barring some brief periods in between, for almost two years now due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Arunkumar M Nair contracted COVID-19 in mid-July 2021 while working as part of the COVID-19 task force at LLH Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
The price of the two vaccines are likely to be capped at Rs 275 per dose, reports said. An additional service charge of Rs 150 will be added.
Her family expressed their gratitude to the well-wisher of Mangeshkar for their " prayers and good wishes".
The patient's father said that his 31-year-old son has been to the 'edge of death' and 'pushed to the limit' waiting for a heart transplant.
A positive test could mean athletes sitting out the Beijing Games — perhaps even if they’re no longer contagious.
Norwegian cross-country manager Espen Bjervig said in a video call their participation in the Olympics was uncertain.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni to miss FIFA World Cup qualifier against Chile after testing positive for COVID
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni will not travel for the World Cup qualifying match against Chile after testing positive for COVID-19.
The active cases have decreased to 22,02,472 and comprise 5.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.33 per cent, the Health Ministry said.