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By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 15th, 2021
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COVID-19: India’s overall positivity rate stands at 19.8%, says Union Health Ministry

New Delhi [India], May 15 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry on Saturday informed that the overall positivity rate of India now stands at 19.8 per cent. A health worker takes the nasal swab sample of a boy to test More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, May 15th, 2021
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India’s daily COVID-19 deaths near 4,000 as police sent to halt dumping of bodies

MUMBAI, May 15 (Reuters) – India reported on Saturday its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three weeks, but deaths stayed near the 4,000-mark as the World Health Organisation warned More...

By Manisha Sen On Thursday, May 13th, 2021
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Centre extends gap between two doses of COVISHIELD from 6-8 weeks to 12-16 weeks

New Delhi [India], May 13 (ANI): The Union Health Ministry on Thursday accepted the recommendation of the COVID working group to extend the gap between the first and second doses of COVISHIELD vaccine to 12-16 weeks. More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
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Serum says will raise monthly production to 10 cr doses by Aug, Bharat Biotech promises 7.8 cr

New Delhi, May 12 (PTI): Amid multiple states reporting a shortage of COVID-19 vaccine, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech have submitted to the Centre their production plan for the next four months, informing they More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
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Over 95 lakh healthcare workers given 1st dose of COVID vaccine, says Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi [India], May 12 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday informed that more than 95 lakh Healthcare workers have been given their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and over 65 lakh of them More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
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India’s seven-day COVID-19 average at new high, WHO issues warning on strain

BENGALURU (Reuters)- India’s coronavirus crisis showed scant sign of easing on Tuesday, with a seven–day average of new cases at a record high and international heath authorities warning the country’s variant More...

By Ila Choudhary On Monday, May 10th, 2021
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India COVID-19 cases hold close to record highs as calls widen for national lockdown

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most More...

By Manisha Sen On Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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No new COVID-19 case reported in 180 districts in last 7 days, says Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi [India], May 8 (ANI): Not a single new case of COVID-19 was reported in 180 districts in the country in the past seven days and no fresh infections were recorded in 18 districts in the last two weeks, More...

By Manisha Sen On Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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India’s surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s More...

By Manisha Sen On Friday, May 7th, 2021
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Indian-American doctors urge Biden admin to release 30 mn AstraZeneca vaccines for India

Washington, May 7 (PTI) A prominent group of Indian-American doctors on Friday urged the US government to release at least 30 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses to India to help meet its “acute and severe” More...