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  • Covid pandemic created immunisation gaps in Africa. Over half a million children are at risk: WHO Sep 24, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Covid pandemic created immunisation gaps in Africa. Over half a million children are at risk: WHO

    The repercussions of the pandemic on routine immunisation programmes in the African region are yet to be fully realised. What we do know so far is that the pandemic has resulted in substantial disruptions to national routine immunisation programmes.

  • Hong Kong to scrap hotel quarantine for travellers from early October Sep 22, 2022 12:06 PM IST

    Hong Kong to scrap hotel quarantine for travellers from early October

    The city's leader, John Lee, said this week he wanted to keep the city connected with the rest of the world and allow an "orderly opening-up" but did not specify exactly when the quarantine policy would be changed.

  • Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country rise to 46,342 Sep 22, 2022 10:05 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country rise to 46,342

    Coronavirus Update | The death toll climbed to 5,28,429 with 26 fatalities which includes 12 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

  • Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country decline to 47,379 Sep 20, 2022 09:47 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country decline to 47,379

    The death toll climbed to 5,28,370 with 15 fatalities which includes six deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

  • Coronavirus Update | India reports 4,800 new COVID-19 cases Sep 19, 2022 10:25 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | India reports 4,800 new COVID-19 cases

    The death toll has climbed to 5,28,355 with 18 fatalities, which includes eight deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

  • Joe Biden says Covid pandemic in US 'is over' Sep 19, 2022 06:50 AM IST

    Joe Biden says Covid pandemic in US 'is over'

    With Covid restrictions largely eliminated in the country and travel having rebounded to pre-pandemic levels, the comments were reflective of the current status of much of US society.

  • Delhi records 95 new COVID-19 cases, one more death in last 24 hours Sep 18, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    Delhi records 95 new COVID-19 cases, one more death in last 24 hours

    The new cases were detected from the 9,742 tests conducted the previous day, the department said in its latest bulletin

  • India didn't give freebies during covid pandemic, helped 80 crore people with free ration: UP,Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Sep 17, 2022 05:17 PM IST

    India didn't give freebies during covid pandemic, helped 80 crore people with free ration: UP,Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

    The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister expressed pride about India becoming the fifth largest economy in the world and credited the Prime Minister's leadership for this feat.

  • The WHO has advised against the use of two antibody therapies against COVID – here’s what that means Sep 17, 2022 10:55 AM IST

    The WHO has advised against the use of two antibody therapies against COVID – here’s what that means

    At least for the time being, there are no recommended antibody therapies to treat COVID. There are, however, still other treatment options.

  • India records 5,700 new COVID-19 cases Sep 17, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    India records 5,700 new COVID-19 cases

    The active cases comprise 0.11% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate increased to 98.71%, the Health Ministry said.

  • Lancet report highlights 'massive global failures' in COVID-19 response Sep 15, 2022 06:51 AM IST

    Lancet report highlights 'massive global failures' in COVID-19 response

    The Commission critically considers the global response to the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, citing widespread failures of prevention, transparency, rationality, basic public health practice, and operational cooperation and international solidarity that resulted in an estimated 17.7 million deaths.

  • COVID-19: Parliamentary panel recommends audit of 'deaths due to oxygen shortage' Sep 13, 2022 11:43 AM IST

    COVID-19: Parliamentary panel recommends audit of 'deaths due to oxygen shortage'

    The committee said it was "disturbed" by the ministry's "unfortunate denial" of COVID-19 deaths due to oxygen shortage.

  • Repercussions would have been less grave if govt acted on time during second wave of Covid: Parliamentary panel Sep 13, 2022 11:23 AM IST

    Repercussions would have been less grave if govt acted on time during second wave of Covid: Parliamentary panel

    "The committee is of the considered view that had the Government been successful in identification of the more virulent strain of virus in the population at an early stage and suitably implemented its containment strategy, the repercussions would have been less grave and many lives could have been saved," it said.

  • Parliamentary panel recommends govt appeals to nations to identify Covid origin, penalise culprits Sep 13, 2022 10:44 AM IST

    Parliamentary panel recommends govt appeals to nations to identify Covid origin, penalise culprits

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, in its report titled 'Vaccine Development, Distribution Management and Mitigation of Pandemic COVID-19', said there is still a lack of concrete evidence on whether coronavirus reached humans via a laboratory incident.

  • Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country decline to 47,176 Sep 12, 2022 10:52 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country decline to 47,176

    Coronavirus Update | The active cases comprise 0.11 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.71 per cent, the ministry said.

  • India records 5,554 new Covid cases, 18 deaths Sep 10, 2022 10:01 AM IST

    India records 5,554 new Covid cases, 18 deaths

    The national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.70 per cent, the health ministry said.

  • Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country decline to 49,636 Sep 09, 2022 10:43 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in country decline to 49,636

    The death toll climbed to 5,28,121 with 31 fatalities which includes 13 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases comprise 0.11 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.70 per cent, the ministry said.

  • Beijing under COVID-19 alert after a school, university report fresh cases Sep 08, 2022 09:20 AM IST

    Beijing under COVID-19 alert after a school, university report fresh cases

    In view of the fresh outbreak, Beijing's health officials asked residents to stay put during the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival holiday on Saturday, official media reported.

  • Japan upgrades Q2 GDP as easing COVID curbs lift spending Sep 08, 2022 07:33 AM IST

    Japan upgrades Q2 GDP as easing COVID curbs lift spending

    That meant Japan saw its economy grow for a third quarter in April-June, even as worries about a slate of issues such as a global slowdown and high energy prices cloud the outlook.

  • Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in India decline to 50,594 Sep 07, 2022 10:24 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in India decline to 50,594

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases have declined to 50,594, while the death toll has climbed to 5,28,057 with 27 fatalities, including 11 deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • US President Joe Biden announces launch of annual COVID-19 vaccine for Americans above 12 years of age Sep 07, 2022 07:38 AM IST

    US President Joe Biden announces launch of annual COVID-19 vaccine for Americans above 12 years of age

    We are launching a new vaccine our first in almost two years with a new approach. For most Americans, that means one COVID-19 shot, once a year, each fall, Biden said in a statement.

  • EXPLAINED | Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no Sep 06, 2022 10:32 PM IST

    EXPLAINED | Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no

    White House COVID-19 coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said COVID-19 will likely be with us for the rest of our lives.

  • Coronavirus Update | At 4,417, India records lowest single-day rise in Covid cases in 3 months Sep 06, 2022 10:07 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | At 4,417, India records lowest single-day rise in Covid cases in 3 months

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases have further declined to 52,336, while the death toll has climbed to 5,28,030 with 23 fatalities, including one death reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • All about the world's first inhalable COVID-19 vaccine to get approval Sep 05, 2022 03:53 PM IST

    All about the world's first inhalable COVID-19 vaccine to get approval

    The vaccine has been approved by China. It is meant to be used as a booster dose.

  • Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in India decline to 53,974 Sep 05, 2022 10:21 AM IST

    Coronavirus Update | Active Covid cases in India decline to 53,974

    Coronavirus Update | The death toll climbed to 5,28,007 with 16 fatalities, including seven deaths reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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