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January 15, 2021 / 10:56 PM IST

Coronavirus Highlights: 700 healthcare workers in Goa to get COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow

Coronavirus Highlights: India has recorded more than 1.05 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 1.51 lakh related deaths so far. Preparations are underway to begin the vaccination process on January 16.

Coronavirus Highlights: Today is the 297th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1.05 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including nearly 1.52 lakh deaths. More than 1.01 crore people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. However, there are 2.13 lakh active cases in the country, which comprises 2.02
percent of the total caseload. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 96.53 percent. Globally, more than 9.30 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 19.93 lakh have died so far. Many countries have granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. The country will launch its COVID-19 vaccination drive from January 16.
  • January 15, 2021 / 10:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | COVID19 vaccination drive to be held at 77 immunisation sites in Haryana

    The Haryana government has said that the COVID-19 vaccination drive will happen at 77 immunisation sites in Haryana. 

  • January 15, 2021 / 10:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | 21,000 healthcare workers registered in Kalaburagi district, Karnataka 

    "We have 8 COVID vaccination centres in Kalaburagi. All arrangements have been made. We have received around 11,000 vaccines and have 21,000 healthcare workers registered in the district", says Deputy Commissioner of Kalaburagi. 

  • January 15, 2021 / 09:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | 24,000 healthcare workers have been identified for vaccination in the first phase in Jabalpur

    "COVID19 vaccination will be conducted at 7 sites in Jabalpur tomorrow. 24,000 healthcare workers have been identified for vaccination in the first phase. In the second phase, frontline workers will be vaccinated", says Jabalpur Collector Karmveer Sharma. 

  • January 15, 2021 / 09:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Delhi Government orders 115 private hospitals to scale down COVID and ICU beds

    In view of the drop in new COVID19 cases, Delhi Government orders 115 private hospitals to scale down COVID and ICU beds, reports ANI.

  • January 15, 2021 / 09:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Unused doses of the COVID vaccine will be returned back to the govt: Dr Raj Kodre of Noble Hospital 

    "Persons who are unfit to take the vaccine on the vaccination day will need to inform PHC beforehand. They will be vaccinated in the next phase. No other person to be vaccinated in their position. Unused doses will be returned to the government, says Dr Raj Kodre of Noble Hospital. 

  • January 15, 2021 / 07:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | 1.9 Lakh healthcare workers will be vaccinated in the first phase: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

    "Vaccination will be conducted at 65 centers including 23 district hospitals & 7 medical colleges tomorrow onwards. We'll be vaccinating 1.9 lakh healthcare workers in the first phase. The first few vaccines will be given to 12 medical professionals", says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

  • January 15, 2021 / 04:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Total number of COVID-19 patients with UK strain raises to 114.

    The total number of COVID-19 patients found positive with the UK strain in India is 114. 

  • January 15, 2021 / 03:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Japan will temporarily suspend exemptions allowing foreign athletes to train in the country ahead of the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News has reported.

  • January 15, 2021 / 03:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Germany passes 20 lakh-mark for COVID-19 cases

    Germany has passed the mark of 20 lakh confirmed COVID infections since the start of the pandemic. The country's disease control agency said today that there were 22,368 newly confirmed cases over the past 24-hour period, taking the total to 20,00,958.

    The Robert Koch Institute said there have been 44,994 deaths linked to the coronavirus, an increase of 1,113 in a day. (Input from Reuters)

  • January 15, 2021 / 03:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | The migration from the Bay Area in the United States appears to be real. As a tech era draws to an end, more workers and companies are packing up. Residential rents in San Francisco are down 27 percent from a year ago, and the office vacancy rate has spiked to 16.7 percent, a number not seen in a decade. What comes next?

    Read the full story: They can't leave the Bay Area fast enough

  • January 15, 2021 / 03:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | Over 8,000 health workers to be vaccinated in Delhi every day

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that preparations have been made to vaccinate over 8,000 health workers on every scheduled day in the national capital. The vaccine will be administered on four days of the week – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each day 100 persons will be administered the vaccine, Kejriwal said.

    Read more here

  • January 15, 2021 / 03:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates | As COVID-19 rages, South Africa delays new school year until mid-February

    South Africa has delayed the start to its new school year by two weeks to February 15, in order to prevent schools becoming transmission centres for COVID-19, as new cases have hovered around 20,000 a day for the past week.

    School was out for about a third of last year, when South Africa was in the grip of its first wave of coronavirus infections. The closures widened an already stark educational divide between elite schools that easily shifted classes online and the rest with little or no capacity for digital learning. (Input from Reuters)