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June 11, 2021 / 10:56 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: 30% of Delhi's 18 yrs plus population given at least one dose of Covid vaccine: AAP Leader Atishi

Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 24.6 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the country has recorded over 2.92 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 3,63,079 deaths. A total of 2,76,55,493 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 11,21,671 active COVID-19 cases in the country, which comprises 3.83 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery rate
now stands at 94.93 percent. Globally, more than 17.47 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 37.54 lakh have died so far. India has begun the third phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 18 years of age will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India's drug regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for three vaccines - Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 24.6 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • June 11, 2021 / 10:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | French President Emmanuel Macron calls for easing of supply of ingredients for production of Covid vaccines to India, others.

  • June 11, 2021 / 10:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Preparations underway for Rath Yatra in Puri

    District Magistrate of Puri says, "39 of the total 42 wheels of the chariot have already been constructed, around 200 workers are working. They stay in isolation separately, they have minimum interaction with normal public." We'll conduct Rath Yatra without the presence of devotees, as per Govt orders. It'll be like last year. Everyone who will pull the chariot will undergo RT-PCR test. Strict protocol will be followed. Those sitting at homes can watch the procession online: Samarth Varma, Puri DM

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  • June 11, 2021 / 10:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | “Let us adopt due scientific process and respect the decision taken by NTAGI...Covishield Vaccine Doses Gap Reduction requires proper scientific study in the context of our country’s scenario," Dr V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said: Govt of India

  • June 11, 2021 / 09:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Some reports have suggested shortening the gap between both doses of Covishield, says Govt

    There have been reports that it would be better to shorten the gap b/w 2 doses of COVISHIELD, in light of variants in circulation. Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog has assured that there is no need for panic on need for an immediate change in dosage interval: Govt of India

  • June 11, 2021 / 09:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sets target of vaccinating 6 cr people in six months

    COVID-19 vaccination in Bihar is likely to pick up pace with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday setting a target of inoculating six crore people in the next six months. The chief minister gave instructions to the effect at a meeting of the state health department here. So far, 1.18 crore people in the state, which has a total population of about 13 crores, have received the jabs.

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  • June 11, 2021 / 09:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 30% of Delhi's 18 yrs plus population given at least one dose of Covid vaccine: Atishi

    Thirty per cent of Delhi's 18 years plus population have been given at least one dose of Covid vaccine, AAP leader Atishi claimed on Friday. A total of 59,11,810 vaccines have been administered in the city so far, out of which 45,17,647 got their first dose and 13,94,000 have been fully vaccinated," she said. "Today Delhi has vaccinated 30 per cent of its total 18 years plus population. By doing this, the people have not only protected themselves from coronavirus but have also helped in controlling the spread of the virus in the city," she said. Issuing the daily vaccination bulletin, Atishi said 81,156 vaccine doses were administered in Delhi on Thursday -- 50,196 first dose and 30,960 second jabs.

  • June 11, 2021 / 09:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Telangana reports 1707 new COVID19 cases, 2493 recoveries and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Total cases 6,00,318
    Total recoveries 5,74,103
    Death toll 3456

    Active cases 22,759

  • June 11, 2021 / 08:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Punjab reports 1230 new COVID19 cases, 2071 recoveries and 59 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 5,85,986
    Total recoveries 5,55,245
    Death toll 15,435

    Active cases 15,306

  • June 11, 2021 / 08:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Decrease in number of Covid cases should never inculcate sense of complacency among people: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

  • June 11, 2021 / 08:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | International Yoga Day to be celebrated adhering to COVID guidelines in Haryana: Anil Vij

    Haryana Health and AYUSH Minister Anil Vij on Friday said the June 21 International Yoga Day programme will be celebrated in the state in adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. This time, programmes will be held in each district from 7 am, he added.Vij chaired a meeting of senior officers of various departments during the day in connection with the International Yoga Day celebrations. He said deputy commissioners would be nodal officers for organising the programme in each district.

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  • June 11, 2021 / 08:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra CM urges sarpanches to use local dialect, traditions to create awareness about COVID-19

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday urged village sarpanches to use local dialect and traditions to create awareness about precautions that need to be taken against COVID-19 in villages. The chief minister made the appeal during a virtual meeting with village heads of 19 districts from Marathwada and Vidarbha.Constant vigil and alertness were required for effective implementation of steps to curb the spread of COVID-19, Thackeray said. "Each village has its own dialect. Traditional folk singers can be roped in for spreading awareness," he said, urging the sarpanches to also use social media for the purpose.The chief minister also lauded the administration in villages for creating WhatsApp groups to share information regarding the pandemic.

  • June 11, 2021 / 08:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi's Janpath market sees minimal footfall amid COVID19 situation

    "Currently, shops are opening on odd-even basis. I hope in the coming weeks all shops will be allowed to open. At this time, we are seeing very few customers," says a shop owner. 

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