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  • COVID-19 | 25 Omicron cases reported so far in India, all patients have mild symptoms: Health Ministry Dec 10, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 | 25 Omicron cases reported so far in India, all patients have mild symptoms: Health Ministry

    The government has said 80.98 crore people have been administered first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine which is 86.2 percent of the adult population of the country. As many as 50.21 crore people have been given second dose which is 53.5 percent of adult population.

  • More Asian Countries Reopen Borders and Welcome Vaccinated Travelers Nov 22, 2021 07:02 PM IST

    More Asian Countries Reopen Borders and Welcome Vaccinated Travelers

    Although the Asia-Pacific region initially lagged in vaccinations and many countries remained committed to some of the world’s toughest restrictions for much of the year, the region’s vaccination rates have been catching up.

  • India’s one-billion vaccine mark sparks off celebrations; experts urge restraint Oct 21, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    India’s one-billion vaccine mark sparks off celebrations; experts urge restraint

    The country needs to give more than 12 million doses a day to fully vaccinate all eligible adults by the end of 2021

  • Committed to empowering small farmers, ready to discuss disagreement over farm laws: PM Modi Oct 02, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Committed to empowering small farmers, ready to discuss disagreement over farm laws: PM Modi

    Modi has also said the government has brought in reforms in all sectors and many more are in the pipeline. The reforms are not only aimed at achieving the economic objective of a self-reliant India but also focused on ease of living

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli achieve 100% first dose Sep 02, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli achieve 100% first dose

    He further stated that Sikkim has administered the second dose to 36 percent of their population, Dadra & Nagar Haveli has administered to 18 percent and Himachal Pradesh has administered the second dose to 32 percent of its population.

  • Recruitment of volunteers for trial of Covid vaccine Covovax on children begins Aug 29, 2021 08:42 PM IST

    Recruitment of volunteers for trial of Covid vaccine Covovax on children begins

    The trial would be held across 10 sites and would cover 920 children -- 460 each in the age groups of 12-17 and 2-11 -- according to official sources.

  • In-depth | From Covishield to ZyCoV-D, where is India's COVID-19 vaccination programme heading? Aug 27, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    In-depth | From Covishield to ZyCoV-D, where is India's COVID-19 vaccination programme heading?

    On an average, the pace of vaccination in India has been steady at about 50-55 lakh doses per day. However, the data shows that there is still a long way to go if India wants to achieve its stated target of vaccinating its entire adult population of 940 million by the end of 2021.

  • Tribals in Odisha escape to the forest to avoid Covid-19 vaccine Aug 02, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Tribals in Odisha escape to the forest to avoid Covid-19 vaccine

    Fear of the unknown, misinformation, distrust and lack of an awareness campaign make a formidable cocktail, hobbling vaccination efforts in remote villages of Odisha 

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School's Brian Wahl talks about preparedness of COVID third wave, the R factor, the Delta variant and more Jul 29, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School's Brian Wahl talks about preparedness of COVID third wave, the R factor, the Delta variant and more

    The health epidemiologist says most models suggest a third wave, if there is one, would not be as intense as the second wave. But he also warns of potential emergence of a new variant that could better evade the immune system

  • PM focused on Bengal, not oxygen, says Rahul Gandhi while releasing Congress' white paper on COVID-19 management Jun 22, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    PM focused on Bengal, not oxygen, says Rahul Gandhi while releasing Congress' white paper on COVID-19 management

    Rahul Gandhi, while asserting that the intention of the paper was not to point fingers, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not take the pandemic seriously and instead focused on the West Bengal election.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | Jab for students, those going abroad, Olympics-bound sportspersons from June 22 Jun 20, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | Jab for students, those going abroad, Olympics-bound sportspersons from June 22

    This is the second such drive being arranged for the students and workers going abroad. Earlier, when the first drive was conducted at the same venue during the first week of June, around 1,500 people got the jab.

  • COVID-19: Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik will be sold at these prices at private hospitals Jun 08, 2021 09:58 PM IST

    COVID-19: Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik will be sold at these prices at private hospitals

    COVID Vaccine Prices: The rates announced by the government are based on the current prices declared by manufacturer of Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik vaccines and could be suitably modified in future if manufacturers change the prices

  • India witnessing 68 % decline in daily COVID-19 caseload; health officials urge caution as states lift curbs Jun 04, 2021 05:27 PM IST

    India witnessing 68 % decline in daily COVID-19 caseload; health officials urge caution as states lift curbs

    The country has overtaken the United States of America in terms of number of people who have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as per Our World in Data, Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member said.

  • COVID-19: Vaccination of people in 18-44 age group to begin across UP districts from June 1 May 24, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    COVID-19: Vaccination of people in 18-44 age group to begin across UP districts from June 1

    Currently, people in the 18-44 age group are being inoculated in only 23 of the state''s 75 districts, he said.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Second batch of Sputnik V to arrive in India on May 14 May 13, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine: Second batch of Sputnik V to arrive in India on May 14

    The first batch had arrived in Hyderabad on May 1, with 1.5 lakh doses.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | Second jabs race past first ones for first time in May May 11, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | Second jabs race past first ones for first time in May

    Government data analysed by News18 shows that out of 16.8 million jabs given so far in May across the country, nearly 8.9 million were second doses while the first doses were lower at 7.9 million.

  • BMC orders more drive-in COVID vaccination centres for senior citizens May 06, 2021 09:23 PM IST

    BMC orders more drive-in COVID vaccination centres for senior citizens

    These drive-in centres will be set up in big ground like- Andheri Sports Complex, Oval Maidan, Wankhede stadium, Shivaji Stadium, Brabourne Stadium, MIG Ground, Reliance Jio Garden, Ghatkopar police ground etc.

  • Govt looks to speed up COVID-19 vaccine production Apr 16, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    Govt looks to speed up COVID-19 vaccine production

    The government is trying multiple approaches to not only expedite vaccine production in India but also work towards quicker emergency use authorization (EUA) of foreign-made COVID vaccines.

  • As US prospects brighten, Fed’s Powell sees risk in global vaccination pace Apr 09, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    As US prospects brighten, Fed’s Powell sees risk in global vaccination pace

    Many emerging market countries lag far behind: Some have administered as little as one dose per 1,000 residents

  • GoM meeting: 2,084 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in India, no new cases in 149 districts in last seven days: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Apr 09, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    GoM meeting: 2,084 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in India, no new cases in 149 districts in last seven days: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

    More than three crore vaccinations have been administered to 60 plus beneficiaries.

  • Fully vaccinated can travel again, says new CDC guidance Apr 02, 2021 09:54 PM IST

    Fully vaccinated can travel again, says new CDC guidance

    Previously, the agency had cautioned against unnecessary travel even for vaccinated people, but noted that it would update its guidance as more people got vaccinated and evidence mounted about the protection the shots provide.

  • COVID-19 vaccination timings for unregistered beneficiaries increased by four hours: Jain Mar 21, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination timings for unregistered beneficiaries increased by four hours: Jain

    Beneficiaries need to register themselves on Co-WIN portal to get jabs. Those who do not have access to the Co-WIN portal can go to the centre and take COVID-19 vaccines.

  • Germany's AstraZeneca move could stymie recovery, economists say Mar 16, 2021 05:50 PM IST

    Germany's AstraZeneca move could stymie recovery, economists say

    Health Minister Jens Spahn described Monday’s move on the AstraZeneca shot as a precaution, making Germany the latest of several European countries to hit pause following reports of blood coagulation disorders in some recipients.

  • COVID-19 update | Chile becomes Latin America's coronavirus vaccination champion Mar 14, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Chile becomes Latin America's coronavirus vaccination champion

    With more than 25% of its people having received at least one shot, the country of 19 million on South America's Pacific coast is the champion of Latin America, and globally it is just behind Israel, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

  • PM Modi's mother Hiraba receives COVID-19 vaccination Mar 11, 2021 03:43 PM IST

    PM Modi's mother Hiraba receives COVID-19 vaccination

    Gandhinagar district collectors office, health department of Gandhinagar municipal corporation and Gandhinagar civil hospital authorities were not aware where Hiraba got vaccinated.

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