Coronavirus Highlights: PM Narendra Modi to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16
Coronavirus Highlights: India has recorded more than 1.04 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 1.51 lakh related deaths so far. Preparations are underway to begin the vaccination process
Coronavirus highlights: Today is the 296th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India reported 16,946 fresh coronavirus cases and 198 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Thursday. With the addition of fresh Covid-19 cases, the overall cases in India reached 1,05,12,093 inc
luding 2,13,603 active cases. After 17,652 discharges in a span of 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries reached 1,01,46,763, as per the Health Ministry. The death toll climbed to 1,51,727. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 18,42,32,305 samples were tested for Covid-19 up to 13 January including 7,43,191 samples tested yesterday.
LIVE Updates: Coronavirus pandemic | File image: A health worker performs a trial run of COVID-19 vaccine delivery system in Guwahati on January 8, 2021. (Image: AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | All non-EU arrivals to France are required to submit a negative COVID-19 certificate
Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that all non-EU arrivals to France will require a negative COVID-19 certificate. A 6 pm nationwide curfew has also been imposed.
January 14, 2021 / 09:46 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | India will treat both COVAXIN & Covishield equally, says top government vaccine official
India will treat a domestic COVID-19 vaccine “equally” with a prominent global one, even though the homegrown drug’s efficacy has not been proven, and people will have no choice which they one they get, a top government vaccine official told Reuters. “No vaccine is a backup to the other - both vaccines are equally important, both vaccines are hugely immunogenic,” Vinod K. Paul, who heads a government panel on vaccine strategy, said in an interview. They excite immunity against the virus.”
January 14, 2021 / 09:19 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Comparative factsheet for COVID19 vaccines has been prepared for recordkeeping purposes
A comparative factsheet for COVID19 vaccines (Covishield & Covaxin) has been prepared for recordkeeping purposes. Comparison parameters will include vaccine platform, physical specifications, dosage, cold chain storage requirements, & minor adverse events following immunization, said the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
January 14, 2021 / 08:40 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19 caller tune featuring Amitabh Bachchan's voice to be replaced with message about vaccine
The novel coronavirus caller tune featuring Amitabh Bachchan's voice will now be replaced with a female voice talking about India's vaccination drive.
January 14, 2021 / 08:16 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi govt extends extends '14-Day Quarantine' order on UK passengers
Delhi government extends till January 31 its order pertaining to 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Delhi from the United Kingdom.
January 14, 2021 / 08:00 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 3,579 new COVID19 cases, 3,309 recoveries, and 70 deaths
Maharashtra reports 3,579 new COVID19 cases, 3,309 recoveries, and 70 deaths. This makes the total cases, 19,81,623 , total recoveries 18,77,588, death toll 50,291 & active cases 52,558.
January 14, 2021 / 07:31 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 109 People have tested positive for the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2
"Number of people who have tested positive for new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the country climbs to 109", says Union health ministry.
January 14, 2021 / 07:28 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 340 new COVID19 cases, 390 recoveries, and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours
Delhi reports 340 new COVID19 cases, 390 recoveries, and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Delhi Health Department. This takes the count of total cases to 6,31,589, total recoveries to 6,17,930, death toll to 10,722 & active cases to 2,937.
January 14, 2021 / 07:14 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates |PM Modi to roll out vaccination drive on 16 January at 10:30 AM via video confrencing
The Prime Minister's office has said that PM Modi will launch the pan India rollout of the COVID vaccination drive on Jan 16 at 10:30am via video conferencing. Total 3006 session sites across all States/UTs to be virtually connected during the launch. Around 100 beneficiaries to be vaccinated at each session site on Jan 16.
January 14, 2021 / 06:36 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Too early to make specific comments on exporting vaccine from India: Anurag Srivastava, MEA Spokesperson
"It is too early to make specific comments on the aspect of India's export of the COVID vaccine to other countries as we are still in the stage of domestic production and distribution and making assessments here", said Anurag Srivastava, MEA Spokesperson.
January 14, 2021 / 06:04 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Pope Francis & ex Pope Benedict receive first dose of COVID vaccine
Both Pope Francis and ex Pope Benedict have received the first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus, the Vatican said. The 84-year-old pope and the 93-year-old former pope got their jabs as part of a Vatican vaccination program that began on 13 January.
January 14, 2021 / 05:13 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi High Court allows spas to reopen
The Delhi High Court has allowed spas in the city to reopen with appropriate safeguards. Court has also directed the spa owners to conduct the COVID-19 test of their staff every two weeks.