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Covid -19 still a global health emergency, but in transition point: WHO

The WHO’s advisory committee urged the WHO to propose “alternative mechanisms to maintain the global and national focus on Covid-19 after the PHEIC is terminated.”

published on : 30th January 2023
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‘Pandemic saw sale of condoms & pills shoot up, while sterilisations declined’

In terms of sheer numbers, these are 33.70 crore units of condoms sold in 2021-22 compared to 31.45 crore in 2020-21.

published on : 29th January 2023
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China logs nearly 13,000 Covid deaths in a week

The death toll came a week after China said nearly 60,000 people had died with Covid in hospitals in just over a month.

published on : 22nd January 2023
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New Zealand PM Ardern announces shock resignation, sets October election

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson announced he wouldn't be contesting for the leadership of the Labour Party, throwing the competition open. t's unclear who will take over as prime minister.

published on : 19th January 2023
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Govt panel recommends market authorisation for Covovax jab as heterologous booster dose

Covovax is manufactured through technology transfer from Novavax. It has been approved by the European Medicines Agency for conditional marketing authorization.

published on : 12th January 2023
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Government expects Jan Covid surge, next 40 days crucial 

Officials said 39 international passengers tested positive for Covid-19 out of the 6,000 arrivals screened at airports across the country in the last two days.

published on : 29th December 2022
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Covid cases rising in many countries, be vigilant: PM Modi to people

The central government has stepped up measures against the virus, with the cases on a rise, especially in China where the lifting of zero-Covid policy has caused a spread of the pandemic

published on : 25th December 2022
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India has developed herd immunity; BF.7 variant may not be as serious as in China: CCMB chief

Maintaining that at this point it cannot be asserted that there may or may not be a wave in India, Nandicoori said as of now it does not seem to be that alarming that a wave is coming right away.

published on : 25th December 2022
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Mock drills to be conducted at all health facilities across country in wake of covid alarm

Detailing the focus on the parameters during the mock drills, it said that the main focus will be on the bed capacities including isolation, oxygen-supported and ICU beds at the health facilities.

published on : 25th December 2022
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New Covid guidelines: Ensure oxygen supply, RT-PCR mandatory for passengers from China

The Centre advised the states and union territories to ensure the availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen, cylinders and other equipment like ventilators at hospitals.

published on : 24th December 2022
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'So many people dying': Packed ICUs, crowded crematoriums as COVID roils China

"There's been so many people dying," said Zhao Yongsheng, a worker at a funeral goods shop near a local hospital in Beijing. "They work day and night, but they can't burn them all."

published on : 24th December 2022
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India doesn't need to ban int'l flights or impose lockdown under present Covid scenario: Experts

Past experiences show that banning flights is not effective in halting the transmission of infection, he said.

published on : 24th December 2022
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Bharat Biotech's intranasal Covid vaccine gets government approval, to be available on CO-WIN 

The vaccine, iNCOVACC, is the world’s first intranasal vaccine for Covid to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule and heterologous booster dose.

published on : 23rd December 2022
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BF.7 variant of coronavirus not worrisome for India, assures senior scientist

Mishra added that the Chinese population is not exposed to natural infection and they did not use the time to vaccinate the elderly people.

published on : 23rd December 2022
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Chaos, confusion plague China’s crematoriums  

One middle-aged man carrying an urn told AFP an elderly relative died after testing positive for the virus.

published on : 23rd December 2022
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Loss of smell most prevalent symptom of long Covid : Study

Self-reported long Covid was defined as symptoms persisting for more than four weeks after the first suspected coronavirus infection but not explained by another condition.

published on : 22nd December 2022
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Himachal CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu tests positive for coronavirus

Sukhu was found positive in the national capital during the routine test mandatory before meeting the prime minister, the spokesperson said.

published on : 19th December 2022
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Intranasal vaccine iNCOVACC gets restricted use nod

The nasal delivery system has been designed and developed to be cost-effective in low- and middle-income countries.  

published on : 29th November 2022
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China reports rise in COVID-19 cases amid renewed protests against President, lockdown

China's National Health Commission said 39,452 new cases were reported on Monday, including 36,304 local asymptomatic cases.

published on : 28th November 2022
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Amid protests against 'zero-Covid' lockdown, China loosens some curbs

The demonstrations, as well as public anger online, are the latest signs of building frustration with China’s intense approach to controlling Covid.

published on : 27th November 2022
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