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January 09, 2021 / 11:27 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights | Development of COVID vaccines is major step for Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: President Ram Nath Kovind

Coronavirus News Highlights: India has recorded over 1.0 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1.50 lakh related deaths so far. The Indian regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 291st day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has reported 18,222 new COVID-19 cases, 19,253 recoveries, and 228 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country's count to 1,04,31,639, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said. While 1,00,56,651 people have recovered
from the novel coronavirus so far, 1,50,798 persons have succumbed to the deadly virus in the country. There are 2,24,190 active coronavirus cases in India, as per the Union Health Ministry. Globally, more than 8.82 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 19.08 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.
  • January 09, 2021 / 11:26 PM IST

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  • January 09, 2021 / 10:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | 4.62 lakh healthcare professionals registered on CoWIN portal in Bihar: official

    The Bihar health department is fully geared up to carry out the vaccination drive for COVID- 19 in the state, for which 4.62 lakh healthcare professionals have registered on CoWIN portal, a senior official said here on Saturday.

    CoWIN portal is an online platform for monitoring the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine.

    The coronavirus inoculation drive will be launched in the country on January 16 and priority will be given to nearly three crore healthcare and frontline workers, the Centre said earlier in the day.

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  • January 09, 2021 / 09:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Centre must distribute coronavirus vaccine for free: Bhupesh Baghel

    The Chhattisgarh government is ready to roll out COVID-19 vaccination in the state by following all guidelines and protocols laid down by the Centre, said state's Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday, adding the Union government should distribute the vaccine free of cost.

    "Government of India must distribute the COVID-19 vaccine for free across the nation," demanded Baghel.

    Speaking to media, the Chhattisgarh CM said, "We did not close down our industries and mines during the lockdown. These institutions were working with just 60 to 70 per cent of the workforce."

  • January 09, 2021 / 09:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | UK's Queen Elizabeth and husband receive COVID vaccines

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her husband Philip have received vaccinations against COVID-19, Buckingham Palace said on January 9.

  • January 09, 2021 / 07:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Development of COVID vaccines is major step for Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: President Ram Nath Kovind

    President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that success in the development of two COVID vaccines is a major achievement in the Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan which is driven by the spirit of global well-being.

    President Kovind delivered the Valedictory Keynote address of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention, 2021.

    "The recent success of our scientists and technicians in developing two COVID vaccines is a major achievement for the Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan which is driven by the spirit of global well-being," said Kovind at 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.

    The President said that year 2020 has been the year of a global crisis caused by the COVID-19.

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  • January 09, 2021 / 06:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | US logs record virus caseload as millions in Asia enter new lockdowns

    The United States logged a record new daily virus caseload as Joe Biden slammed the Trump administration's vaccine roll-out as a "travesty" and millions in Asia woke up to new lockdowns.

    Almost 1.9 million people have now died from the virus, with new variants sending cases soaring and prompting the re-introduction of curbs on movement even as some countries begin mass inoculation campaigns.

  • January 09, 2021 / 06:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | MP man dies days after participating in COVID vaccine trial, Post-mortem report awaited

    Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary on Saturday said that the postmortem report of a volunteer who died nearly 10 days after getting administered with the coronavirus trial vaccine, is awaited.

    "We conduct the vaccine trials only according to the guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research. A person shows the side effects within 30 minutes after getting the vaccine. Its effect remains visible for the next 24 to 48 hours. However, the volunteer died many days after he was administered the vaccine," he said as questions were being raised on the safety of the COVID vaccines that have been approved for emergency use.

  • January 09, 2021 / 05:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | Rajasthan top official briefs Centre about state’s preparations for COVID vaccination programme

    Rajasthan Chief secretary Niranjan Arya on January 9 briefed Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba about the preparations for the rollout of the coronavirus vaccination programme in the state.
    In a video conference with Gauba, Arya said the dry run was successfully conducted at 18 places in seven districts in the first phase on January 2 and at 102 places in all districts on January 8 across the state.

    He said healthcare and frontline workers will be vaccinated first in the state.

  • January 09, 2021 / 04:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | The 3rd countrywide massive COVID-19 vaccine Dry Run covers 4895 session sites, 615 districts, 33 States/UTs, according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 

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  • January 09, 2021 / 04:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 519 new COVID-19 cases, 603 recoveries and 12 deaths. 

  • January 09, 2021 / 04:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates | Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat held a meeting with all District Magistrates of the state, today via video-conferencing over the preparations for COVID-19 vaccination.

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