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March 01, 2021 / 11:05 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Home Minister Amit Shah receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus News Highlights: India has begun the second phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 341st day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 1,11,12,241 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,57,157 deaths. A total of 1,07,86,457 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 1,68,627 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 1.48 percent of the total
caseload, the data stated. India's recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 96.1 percent. Globally, more than 11.4 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 25.29 lakh have died so far. India has begun the second phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin.
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    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | No glitch in CoWIN from the start: RS Sharma, Head, Empowered Panel on Covid vaccinations

    No glitch in CoWIN right from the start. Some people had spread misinformation that there is CoWIN app. Later, we specified that there is no such app. Registration can be done on Aarogya Setu app & CoWIN portal: RS Sharma, Head, Empowered Panel on Covid vaccinations.

  • March 01, 2021 / 07:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Union Home Minister Amit Shah today took the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine

    Home minister Amit Shah was today administered first dose of Covid vaccine by Medanta doctors: MHA sources

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    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar gets the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine, says, "felt secure"

  • March 01, 2021 / 05:15 PM IST

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  • March 01, 2021 / 04:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu took his first dose of COVID vaccine at Government Medical College

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  • March 01, 2021 / 04:24 PM IST

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  • March 01, 2021 / 04:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | 97-year-old first to get COVID-19 vaccine in Bengaluru in general category

    A 97-year old man became the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine here as the drive for inoculating the general public got underway in Karnataka on Monday. After the vaccination drive since January 16 covered health workers and frontline workers, the next phase started from Monday for all people above 60 years of age and those over 45 with comorbidities.

    Senior citizens sporting face masks queued up at private Manipal Hospitals here for getting the vaccine shot. Some of the beneficiaries were wheelchair bound. "

    Ramaswami Parthasarathy, 97-year-old, was the first to get vaccinated," Manipal Hospitals said in a statement.

  • March 01, 2021 / 03:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. (ANI)

  • March 01, 2021 / 03:31 PM IST

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  • March 01, 2021 / 03:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE Updates | 14 held for partying in Alibag violating COVID-19 norms

    Fourteen people were arrested in Alibag in Raigad district for allegedly partying in a farmhouse without following COVID-19 protocols, police said today. The arrests were made following a raid on the farmhouse, located in Kalote village, on February 27 after a tip-off, a Khalapur police station official said. (PTI)

  • March 01, 2021 / 03:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | ''Sanitiser booths'' set up in Kerala schools for safety of children

     Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in Kerala, over 300 government and aided schools across the state have got ''sanitiser booths'' to ensure the hygiene and safety of students. The booths, installed at the entrance of each school, are equipped with sensor-integrated automatic machines that will dispense sanitiser to the students and others, official sources here said. It is an initiative of the vocational higher secondary education (VHSE) unit of the National Service Scheme (NSS), under the state General Education Department (GED), they added. As the final years exams were about to begin in state schools, the ''sanitiser booths'' were part of extra precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus infection among children, a senior NSS official said. "The machines are installed at 332 government/aided schools across the state, having vocational higher secondary or NSS units. The state Health Department has given us all support for the project," NSS (GED-VHSE) Programme Coordinator Ranjith P told PTI. 

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