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February 02, 2021 / 10:57 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Russia's Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective in late-stage trial

Coronavirus News Highlights: Over 37.5 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country till now

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 315th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1,07,66,245 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,54,486 deaths. A total of 1,04,34,983 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 1,63,353 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 1.52 percent of the total
caseload, the data stated. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 97.05 percent. Globally, over 10 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 22.36 lakh have died so far. Many countries, including India, have granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have started vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. Over 37.5 lakh people have been given their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.
  • February 02, 2021 / 10:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | With 104 new infection, active COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh rise to 1,197

  • February 02, 2021 / 10:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Rajasthan reports 87 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

  • February 02, 2021 / 10:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 114 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

  • February 02, 2021 / 10:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | First phase of census, NPR updation postponed due to COVID-19: Home Ministry 

    The first phase of census and updation of NPR have been postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the government told the Lok Sabha on February 2.

    In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said the government has decided to conduct Census 2021 under the Census Act, 1948 in two phases - House listing and Housing Census during April-September 2020 and Population Enumeration during February 9 to 28, 2021.

    He said it was also decided to update the National Population Register (NPR) under the Citizenship Act, 1955 along with the first phase of the Census.

    He added: “Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the first phase of census, updation of NPR and other related field activities have been postponed.” -- ANI

  • February 02, 2021 / 10:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | With 26 new infections, Himachal Pradesh’s active COVID-19 cases climb to 365

  • February 02, 2021 / 10:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | The cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 has crossed 41 lakhs on February 2: Union Health Ministry

  • February 02, 2021 / 09:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka reports 395 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

  • February 02, 2021 / 09:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 1927 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths

  • February 02, 2021 / 09:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Russia will begin Sputnik V vaccine delivery to India soon

    “India is a key partner in terms of production of vaccine & we do expect that there will be restricted emergency use order for Sputnik V vaccine this month or next. After that we will be able to start our vaccine delivery to India”: Kirill Dmitriev, Russian Direct Investment Fund, told news agency ANI on February 2.

  • February 02, 2021 / 09:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Manipur reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

  • February 02, 2021 / 08:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Cinema halls to continue operating at 50% capacity in Karnataka

  • February 02, 2021 / 08:16 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | First India-England test match to be played behind closed doors without spectators: Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Secretary

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