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  • COVID-19 | Private healthcare centres can take 'service charge' up to Rs 100 per vaccination Feb 26, 2021 11:28 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Private healthcare centres can take 'service charge' up to Rs 100 per vaccination

    Vaccines to private centres will be provided by the government itself, or they can avail the vaccine from public hospitals having cold storage facilities.

  • Bharat Biotech strikes deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin Feb 26, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech strikes deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin

    The deal would be a shot in the arm for Bharat Biotech, which is looking for markets beyond India to sell its vaccine.

  • ‘Dance with Madhuri’ gets a COVID shot Feb 26, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    ‘Dance with Madhuri’ gets a COVID shot

    Madhuri Dixit shares how her online app got a boost during lockdown. The app saw a 5x growth in the last 10 months. In the last 100 days, the user base has grown to 300,000, and 70 percent digital revenue comes from abroad. The actress and her husband are now looking for investors.

  • Is the latest spike of COVID-19 cases in India linked to new variants? How serious are these variants and are we tracking them? Feb 26, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Is the latest spike of COVID-19 cases in India linked to new variants? How serious are these variants and are we tracking them?

    Two new mutant variants of the SAR-CoV-2 virus N440K and E484Q have been detected in Maharashtra and some other states. The government has earlier clarified that current upsurge of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra cannot be attributed to these two strains.

  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose: UK study Feb 26, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine reduces transmission after one dose: UK study

    Researchers analysed results from thousands of COVID-19 tests carried out each week as part of hospital screenings of healthcare staff in Cambridge, eastern England.

  • MHA says existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31 Feb 26, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    MHA says existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31

    In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said while there has been a substantial decline in the active and new COVID-19 cases, there is need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution so as to fully overcome the pandemic.

  • Was sure about divestment process being of no help: Enam's Sridhar Sivaram Feb 26, 2021 04:01 PM IST

    Was sure about divestment process being of no help: Enam's Sridhar Sivaram

    “In our view, BPCL and Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) are possibly the best two companies currently that are being offered,” Sridhar Sivaram, Investment Director at Enam Holdings said

  • AstraZeneca, Sputnik vaccines face hurdles if COVID shots become annual affair Feb 26, 2021 03:31 PM IST

    AstraZeneca, Sputnik vaccines face hurdles if COVID shots become annual affair

    So-called viral vector shots - also used by several Chinese COVID-19 vaccine developers - use harmless modified viruses as vehicles, or vectors, to carry genetic information that helps the body build immunity against future infections.

  • Coronavirus | Germans clamour for COVID-19 vaccines, but shun AstraZeneca’s offering Feb 26, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus | Germans clamour for COVID-19 vaccines, but shun AstraZeneca’s offering

    Many people — including health workers — are skipping appointments or refusing to sign up for the AstraZeneca shot, which they fear is less effective than the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

  • 'Hope other countries follow your example': WHO chief Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds India, PM Modi Feb 26, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    'Hope other countries follow your example': WHO chief Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds India, PM Modi

    In a tweet, Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, said that India's support in supplying its vaccines is helping over 60 countries to begin the vaccination process.

  • In-Depth | Tracing Maharashtra's re-emergence as a COVID-19 hotspot Feb 26, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    In-Depth | Tracing Maharashtra's re-emergence as a COVID-19 hotspot

    After COVID-19 cases dropped to just over 1,900 being reported on January 18 — the lowest since May 2020 — the coronavirus curve in Maharashtra started bulging again in early February. Here's a look at what's happening

  • COVID 19 vaccination sessions not to be held this weekend due to digital platform transition Feb 26, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    COVID 19 vaccination sessions not to be held this weekend due to digital platform transition

    The Co-Winsoftware was created for real-time monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine delivery.

  • Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus Feb 26, 2021 01:40 PM IST

    Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

    Brazil surpassed 250,000 COVID-19 deaths, while France and Germany said COVID-19 is here to stay after European Union leaders discussed ways to fight new variants of the virus, step up inoculations and save Europe's tourism industry from another ruinous summer.

  • US achieves important milestone of administering 50 million COVID-19 vaccine shots Feb 26, 2021 11:47 AM IST

    US achieves important milestone of administering 50 million COVID-19 vaccine shots

    "But this is not the time to relax," Biden told his countrymen from the White House as the US reached the important milestone.

  • Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts Feb 26, 2021 10:48 AM IST

    Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    India reported over 16,000 COVID-19 new cases on February 26. Active cases have now crossed 1.55 lakh. Over 1.34 crore beneficiaries have been vaccinated till date.

  • Coronavirus update: India records 16,577 fresh infections, 120 deaths Feb 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India records 16,577 fresh infections, 120 deaths

    A total 16,577 infections were reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,56,825 with 120 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • US to launch massive effort to educate Americans about COVID-19 vaccines: Joe Biden Feb 26, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    US to launch massive effort to educate Americans about COVID-19 vaccines: Joe Biden

    "We're going to launch a massive campaign educating people about vaccines, that they are safe and effective," Biden said. "We're going to bring together leaders of all segments of our society to educate and encourage all Americans to get vaccinated."

  • US Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy says his first and foremost priority is to turn coronavirus pandemic around Feb 26, 2021 09:45 AM IST

    US Surgeon General nominee Vivek Murthy says his first and foremost priority is to turn coronavirus pandemic around

    During his confirmation hearing by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on Thursday, Murthy, 43, said that Americans are struggling due to the pandemic.

  • India sent over 361 lakh anti-coronavirus vaccine doses to various countries: MEA Feb 26, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    India sent over 361 lakh anti-coronavirus vaccine doses to various countries: MEA

    MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the supply of vaccines to countries will continue in the coming weeks and months in a phased manner but it will be ensured that domestic requirements for the national vaccination programme are kept in mind.

  • Brazil signs vaccine deal with Bharat Biotech Feb 26, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Brazil signs vaccine deal with Bharat Biotech

    The administration of President Jair Bolsonaro said the first 8 million Covaxin shots, which will be made by Brazilian company Precisa Medicamentos, will arrive in March. A second batch of another 8 million doses is expected for April and in May, another 4 million doses will be available.

  • US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations Feb 26, 2021 08:00 AM IST

    US loosens Pfizer vaccine shipping regulations

    The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it's allowing the additional option after reviewing new data from New York-based Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech.

  • COVID-19 tally in Tamil Nadu crosses 8.50 lakh; adds 467 new cases, 5 fatalities Feb 25, 2021 10:30 PM IST

    COVID-19 tally in Tamil Nadu crosses 8.50 lakh; adds 467 new cases, 5 fatalities

    Chennai accounted for the maximum infections with 168, taking the total to 2,35,005 till date.

  • The Golden Age of Free Stuff Is Upon Us Feb 25, 2021 10:14 PM IST

    The Golden Age of Free Stuff Is Upon Us

    The bonanza of freebies has prompted New Yorkers to prowl the city every day, combing through trash as if they were panning for gold, even at the risk of carrying bedbugs home.

  • Maharashtra: After minister's show-of-strength, 19 test positive for coronavirus Feb 25, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    Maharashtra: After minister's show-of-strength, 19 test positive for coronavirus

    Rathod, who had not appeared in public for two weeks after his name was linked to the suspected suicide of a 23- year-old woman, visited the Poharadevi Jagadmaba temple with a large number of supporters on Tuesday.

  • Over 1.30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry Feb 25, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Over 1.30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry

    From March 1, the COVID-19 vaccination will be extended to people aged 60 years and above and those aged above 45 years with comorbidities, Health Ministry stated.

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