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June 30, 2021 / 11:11 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: India requests European nations to allow entry to people who have taken Covishield/ Covaxin shots

Coronavirus News Highlights: The active cases further declined to 5,37,064 comprising 1.77 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 96.92 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Coronavirus Highlights: India saw a single-day rise of 45,951 coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,03,62,848, while daily fatalities remained below 1,000 for the third consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll rose to 3,98,454 with 817 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 81 days. According to the data published at 7 am, cumulatively 33.28 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under

the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: India requests European nations to allow entry to people who have taken Covishield/ Covaxin shots
    • 07:44 PM IST

      No case of Delta plus variant of COVID-19 in Delhi so far: Health minister Satyendar Jain

    • 07:37 PM IST

      Centre seeks report from West Bengal govt on dubious COVID-19 vaccination camps

    • 07:03 PM IST

      India believes there is urgent need for major reforms in WHO: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

    • 06:52 PM IST

      Kerala witnesses 13, 658 fresh COVID-19 cases, 142 deaths

    • 06:41 PM IST

      Graveyard managers in Delhi preparing for possible third wave of COVID-19 

    • 06:14 PM IST

      Puducherry govt extends lockdown till July 15

    • 05:40 PM IST

      Jharkhand Health Minister Banna Gupta writes to PM Modi, requesting him to award Bharat Ratna to scientists who manufactured the indigenous COVID-19 vaccines

    • 05:18 PM IST

      Over 2,000 children in Delhi lost either one or both parents to COVID-19: Survey

    • 05:14 PM IST

      Odisha govt continues partial lockdown in the state till July 16 

    • 05:04 PM IST

      Russia hits record death toll for 2nd day in row

    • 05:02 PM IST

      COVID-19 myths vs facts: Doctors, health experts dispel rumours about SARS-CoV-2 in children

    • 04:43 PM IST

      Cabinet approves Rs 6.29-lakh cr COVID-19 relief package announced by FM

    • 04:38 PM IST

      Vaccines do not cause infertility and are safe for all lactating women says government

    • 04:17 PM IST

      Odisha halts vaccination drive in 11 districts due to ''shortage'' of Covishield doses

    • 04:14 PM IST

      Vladimir Putin Says He Received Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Against COVID-19

    • 03:42 PM IST

      Delhi reports 94 new cases, 6 deaths, and 240 recoveries in the last 24 hours; positivity rate at 0.12%

    • 03:30 PM IST

      AstraZeneca partners with Docon to digitise 1,000 clincs across India

    • 03:20 PM IST

      Centre seeks report from West Bengal govt on dubious Covid vaccination camps

    • 03:10 PM IST

      4 special centres for vaccinating delivery agents in Delhi

    • 03:00 PM IST

      Second Covid wave derailed hospitality industry recovery: ICRA

    • 02:50 PM IST

      COVID tourism impact could top $4 trillion: UNCOVID tourism impact could top $4 trillion: UN

    • 02:33 PM IST

      Mixing AztraZeneca and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines produces strong immune response: Study

    • 01:41 PM IST

      COVID-19 third wave likely to be less severe for Mumbai, 80% population already exposed: Tata Institute study

    • 01:00 PM IST

      DGCA extends ban on international flights till July 31

    • 12:40 PM IST

      Moderna receives emergency use authorisation in India, NITI Aayog confirms

    • 12:20 PM IST

      Maharashtra to start home vaccination for bedridden people on trial basis; won't wait for Centre's nod: Govt to Bombay HC

    • 12:10 PM IST

      Supreme Court gives Centre 6 weeks to frame guidelines on ex-gratia compensation for COVID-19 deaths

    • 12:00 PM IST

      Serum Institute applied for marketing approval of Covishield jab in Europe: Sources

    • 11:10 AM IST

      36.51 lakh doses administered in India on June 29

    • 10:50 AM IST

      Total 8.99 core vaccine doses given in April.  6.1 crore doses in May and in June so far 10.75 crore doses have been given: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

    • 10:21 AM IST

      India logs 45,951 new COVID-19 cases, 817 fresh fatalities

    • 10:20 AM IST

      Cipla gets DCGI nod to import Moderna's Covid vaccine for restricted emergency use in India: Sources

    • 09:50 AM IST

      Advisory for pregnant women with regards to vaccination to be released soon

    • 09:40 AM IST

      No COVID vaccination at govt centres in Noida today

    • 09:30 AM IST

      A total of 51 Delta plus variant cases reported in India: Union Health Ministry 

    • 09:20 AM IST

      India's Covaxin effectively neutralises Delta variant of COVID-19, says NIH

    • 09:10 AM IST

      US House passes resolution urging Joe Biden administration to facilitate COVID-19 assistance to India

    • 09:00 AM IST

      Brazil suspends $324 million Covaxin contract amid accusations of irregularities

    • 08:54 AM IST

      Moderna, the first international vaccine, will be administered in two doses: Dr VK Paul, Member-Health, Niti Aayog

    • 08:40 AM IST

      Maharashtra government has decided to ban mega public celebrations and gigantic idols of Lord Ganesha 

    • 08:21 AM IST

      Kerala reports 13,550 fresh COVID-19 cases,104 deaths  and 10,283 recoveries. Death toll stands at 13,093

    • 08:10 AM IST

      US has begun shipping 2.5 million doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh

    • 08:00 AM IST

      Manipur reports 780 new cases, 11 deaths and 488 recoveries; the recovery rate in the state is 89.79%

    • 07:50 AM IST

      Goa sees 213 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths, 286 recoveries

    • 07:40 AM IST

      Karnataka reports 3,222 new cases, 14,724 discharges and 93 deaths

    • 07:20 AM IST

      Telangana reports 987 new COVID cases, 1,362 recoveries, and 7 deaths 

    • 07:10 AM IST

      Russia's Sputnik V shot around 90% effective against Delta variant, developers say.

    • 07:07 AM IST

      Punjab reports 218 new positive cases, 485 recoveries, and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • June 30, 2021 / 10:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Jharkhand issues new COVID-19 restriction guidelines to be effective from July 1

    The Jharkhand government has issued new COVID-19 restriction guidelines that would be effective from July 1. All shops have been allowed to remain open till 8 pm. Cinema halls, bars, restaurants, and multiplexes have also been allowed to open, but with a 50 percent cap on seating. Stadiums, gyms, and parks will open; banquet halls and community halls will also open but with a 50-persons limit.

  • June 30, 2021 / 10:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Gyms in West Bengal to reopen with 50% strength from tomorrow

  • June 30, 2021 / 10:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |

    Manish Tripathi, prime accused in Mumbai COVID-19 vaccination scam, has been sent to police custody till July 4.

  • June 30, 2021 / 10:01 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Telangana reports 917 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

  • June 30, 2021 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |

    India requests European Union member states to individually consider allowing persons who have taken COVID-19 vaccines in India -- Covishield and Covaxin – for non-essential travel and accept the vaccination certificate issued through the CoWIN portal.

  • June 30, 2021 / 09:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Kochi Metro rail services to resume after 53 days of lockdown

    After 53 days of lockdown, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) is set to resume the metro train services from 1st July onwards strictly adhering to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

    Initially, train services will resume from 08:00 hrs to 20:00 hrs with a headway of 10 mins during peak hours and 15 mins during non-peak hours, KMRL said on June 30.

    The announcement comes even as Kerala reported over 13,000 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

  • June 30, 2021 / 09:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Manipur reports 592 new cases, 9 deaths, and

  • June 30, 2021 / 08:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |

    Exported 60 million Covishielddoses between January and February: Adar Poonawalla

    We have exported 60 million doses between January and February which is perhaps more than any other country. Then the second wave hit us & the focus shifted to the Indian population because it was needed then: Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute India at India Global Forum

  • June 30, 2021 / 08:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |

    Due to a shortage, of course, there was always going to be a situation where countries will have to wait for some of the nations which could afford the COVID-19 vaccine. That is exactly where COVAX plays a role and we had in fact started to export a lot of doses from India: Adar Poonawalla

  • June 30, 2021 / 08:00 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |

    Tamil Nadu reports 4,506 new COVID-19 cases, 5,537 recoveries, and 113 deaths on June 30. Active cases stand at 38,191, total recoveries at 24,08,886, and the death toll at 32,619.

  • June 30, 2021 / 07:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | No case of Delta plus variant of COVID-19 in Delhi so far: Health minister Satyendar Jain

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said the national capital has not reported any case of Delta plus variant of COVID-19 so far, adding that there is no communication from the Centre to make any special arrangement to deal with it.He said a genome sequencing lab to detect the variants of coronavirus will become operational at Lok Nayak Hospital within a week.Another such lab is beingcreated atthe Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, he said."There are several variants of coronavirus, but there are only two ways to protect yourselfagainst it -- get vaccinated and use masks. There is no separate communication from the Centre to make special preparations for the Delta plus variant. Also, Delhi has not reported any such cases so far," Jain told reporters.He said the Delhi government is in the process of increasing hospital beds to accommodate 37,000 cases a day in caseof a third wave.The Delhi government has already installed 32Pressure Swing Adsorption(PSA) oxygen generationplants with a totalcapacity of 29.77 metric tonnes (MT).Three liquid medical oxygen storage tanks with a cumulative capacity of 171 MT have also been installed. (PTI)

  • June 30, 2021 / 07:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Centre seeks report from West Bengal govt on dubious COVID-19 vaccination camps

    The Union Health Ministry has asked the West Bengal government to inquire into instances of COVID-19 vaccination camps being organised allegedly by unauthorised people in some areas of Kolkata and submit a report in the next two days.Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written toHari Krishna Dwivedi, Chief Secretary of West Bengal, on June29, seekinga factual report on the matter.

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