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  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 3.07 lakh people receive coronavirus vaccine on February 22 Feb 23, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 3.07 lakh people receive coronavirus vaccine on February 22

    Over 1.14 crore people have so far been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India. The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination started from the day for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab CM orders fresh curbs on indoor, outdoor gatherings from March 1 Feb 23, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab CM orders fresh curbs on indoor, outdoor gatherings from March 1

    Coronavirus News Highlights: More than 1.14 crore people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.

  • US tops 5 lakh COVID-19 deaths, matching the toll of three wars Feb 23, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    US tops 5 lakh COVID-19 deaths, matching the toll of three wars

    The US death toll is by far the highest reported in the world, accounting for 20 percent of the nearly 2.5 million coronavirus deaths globally

  • Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally below 6,000 after 3 days; no death in Mumbai Feb 22, 2021 09:24 PM IST

    Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally below 6,000 after 3 days; no death in Mumbai

    Mumbai city continued to report the highest single- day cases in the state with a spike of 761 on Monday.

  • Bharat Biotech to come up with Phase-3 efficacy data of Covaxin in two weeks: Chairman Krishna Ella Feb 22, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech to come up with Phase-3 efficacy data of Covaxin in two weeks: Chairman Krishna Ella

    Ella said the company is in the process of ramping up Covaxin production capacity to 40 million doses per month, with the commissioning of third manufacturing site by end of this week.

  • COVID Lockdown| German brewers forced to throw away beer, seek state aid like pubs Feb 22, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    COVID Lockdown| German brewers forced to throw away beer, seek state aid like pubs

    The brewers called on the German government to give beer breweries aid under the country’s programmes to help industry recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.

  • Locked-down pub becomes Ireland's first wildlife hospital Feb 22, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    Locked-down pub becomes Ireland's first wildlife hospital

    A pub that closed its doors during the lockdown is now serving a menagerie of very different clientele after transforming into Ireland's first wildlife hospital. The bar of the Tara Na Ri pub in County Meath to the northwest of Dublin is now deserted, the blinds pulled down, the Guinness taps dry and the till empty.

  • Delhi reports 128 new COVID-19 cases, one fresh death Feb 22, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Delhi reports 128 new COVID-19 cases, one fresh death

    The number of active cases Monday stood at 1,041, according to the bulletin.

  • US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000 Feb 22, 2021 06:39 PM IST

    US coronavirus death toll approaches milestone of 500,000

    The nation could pass this next grim milestone on Monday. President Joe Biden will mark the US crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House.

  • COVID-19: Metro, buses in Delhi to run at current limited capacities for at least 2 more weeks Feb 22, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    COVID-19: Metro, buses in Delhi to run at current limited capacities for at least 2 more weeks

    The decision was taken as states like Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab are witnessing a surge in new COVID-19, according to sources.

  • GSK, Sanofi begin new COVID-19 vaccine trial after setback last year Feb 22, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    GSK, Sanofi begin new COVID-19 vaccine trial after setback last year

    The move comes after the drugmakers in December said their vaccine would be delayed after clinical trials showed an insufficient immune response in older people.

  • Pandemic used as 'pretext' to crush dissent: UN Feb 22, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    Pandemic used as 'pretext' to crush dissent: UN

    Speaking at the opening of the UN Human Rights Council's main annual session, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres charged that authorities in a number of nations were using restrictions meant to halt the spread of COVID-19 to weaken their political opposition.

  • Manufacturers may not require large randomised trials for updating COVID-19 vaccines against new variants: USFDA Feb 22, 2021 05:05 PM IST

    Manufacturers may not require large randomised trials for updating COVID-19 vaccines against new variants: USFDA

    'It will more likely be smaller immunogencity studies,' said Peter Marks, Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at USFDA, speaking at BioAsia 2021 virtual event.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | A look at what we know about COVID-19 so far Feb 22, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | A look at what we know about COVID-19 so far

    What we know about COVID-19 is changing rapidly. One thing is clear: the infection is much more than just a respiratory illness. A year since the pandemic, a look at how our understanding of the virus has evolved.

  • Kalaburagi administration issues travel advisory for those entering Karnataka via Maharashtra Feb 22, 2021 04:50 PM IST

    Kalaburagi administration issues travel advisory for those entering Karnataka via Maharashtra

    Travellers entering Karnataka via Maharashtra through the border at Afzalpura & Aland will now have to submit a negative RT-PCR test.

  • HC seeks AAP govt stand on pleas to vaccinate prisoners before they surrender Feb 22, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    HC seeks AAP govt stand on pleas to vaccinate prisoners before they surrender

    A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notice to the Delhi government seeking its stand on the pleas by March 26 and also asked it to take action on the issue "immediately".

  • COVID-19: India's positivity rate at 5.20%, says Health Ministry Feb 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    COVID-19: India's positivity rate at 5.20%, says Health Ministry

    Progressive countrywide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers, the health ministry underlined.

  • COVID-19 | Here’s a list of new and old coronavirus symptoms to look out for Feb 22, 2021 03:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Here’s a list of new and old coronavirus symptoms to look out for

    As India registers an increase in active cases, the threat of increase in new strain infections looms large. The coronavirus is mutating, and with that the list of common COVID-19 symptoms is also expanding. A look at new symptoms that are different from the classic ones.

  • Grant Thornton Bharat to give unlimited leaves, allow 'work from anywhere' Feb 22, 2021 03:07 PM IST

    Grant Thornton Bharat to give unlimited leaves, allow 'work from anywhere'

    As part of the unlimited leaves policy, there will be no cap on the number of leaves one can take in a year with the rationale that coach/coachee plan leaves well in advance.

  • 36% rise in active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai since February 8: BMC Feb 22, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    36% rise in active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai since February 8: BMC

    The country's financial capital reported 5,335 active COVID-19 cases on February 8, and the number went up to 7,276 on Sunday, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) data.

  • UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid COVID-19 pandemic Feb 22, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    UAE weapons show draws major deals, traders amid COVID-19 pandemic

    In spite of the surging COVID-19 pandemic, major arms makers descended on February 21 on a convention centre in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, hoping to make deals with militaries across West Asia. The biennial trade fair, the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, is Abu Dhabi’s first major in-person event since the outbreak of coronavirus — a sign of its significance to the oil-rich sheikhdom that has maintained tight movement restrictions in recent months.

  • Rishi Sunak plans new Tech Visas to boost UK fintech: Report Feb 22, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    Rishi Sunak plans new Tech Visas to boost UK fintech: Report

    The Daily Telegraph' quoted Whitehall sources with knowledge of the plans to say that the new visas are likely to be approved by Tech Nation, Britain's national network representing tech entrepreneurs

  • COVID-19 protocols: Karnataka closes borders with Kerala again Feb 22, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    COVID-19 protocols: Karnataka closes borders with Kerala again

    Long queues of vehicles could be seen in the border areas since morning as Karnataka authorities sealed many roads including national highways and restricted entry only for those with COVID-19 negative certificates.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Tunisian doctor plays violin to bring hope, smile to his patients Feb 22, 2021 01:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Tunisian doctor plays violin to bring hope, smile to his patients

    Dr Mohamed Salah Siala’s music helps not just the patients but also health workers. They have been under pressure in the last few months because of the increased number of virus-linked hospitalisations that spiked at the beginning of the year.

  • No second wave of coronavirus infection in Mumbai, no plans of lockdown: BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal Feb 22, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    No second wave of coronavirus infection in Mumbai, no plans of lockdown: BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal

    Around 100 to 200 COVID-19 cases can be attributed to the mega rush in the local trains, said BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal.

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