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  • Watch | As COVID cases rise across country, are we staring at another virus wave? Jun 04, 2022 10:37 AM IST

    Watch | As COVID cases rise across country, are we staring at another virus wave?

    Why are COVID cases rising fast across the country? What do the symptoms look like? Is there a possibility of a fourth wave or a lockdown? Moneycontrol's Sonal Mehrotra Kapoor answers all these questions for you

  • School ID cards of children will be accepted for vaccination: CoWIN's RS Sharma Dec 27, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    School ID cards of children will be accepted for vaccination: CoWIN's RS Sharma

    RS Sharma is the CEO of the National Authority and chairperson of the empowered committee for CoWin.

  • 'Omicron' scare: DDMA decides to conduct RT-PCR test for all passengers from 'high-risk' countries Nov 29, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    'Omicron' scare: DDMA decides to conduct RT-PCR test for all passengers from 'high-risk' countries

    Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in a press briefing, said the new 'Omicron' variant was discussed by experts in the meeting and it was stressed that there should be no relaxation in preparation to deal with Covid infections and in monitoring the situation.

  • Omicron adds new uncertainties to global economic outlook: Moody's Analytics Nov 29, 2021 04:27 PM IST

    Omicron adds new uncertainties to global economic outlook: Moody's Analytics

    In its commentary titled 'Much to Learn About OmicronFast’, Moody’s Analytics said although the variant appears to spread ”remarkably quickly”, it will be at least two more weeks before more will be known about this new variant.

  • First suspected case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Switzerland Nov 29, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    First suspected case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 detected in Switzerland

    The case relates to a person who returned to Switzerland from South Africa around a week ago, the Federal Office for Public Health said on Twitter.

  • Air travel in India is on the cusp of normalcy; will Omicron change that? Nov 29, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    Air travel in India is on the cusp of normalcy; will Omicron change that?

    While November will see a new peak in passenger numbers and flights deployed within India, new Covid variant Omicron may throw up some challenges and hinder plans to recommence international flights from December

  • Countries where Omicron has been found so far Nov 29, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    Countries where Omicron has been found so far

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said it was not yet clear whether Omicron, first detected in Southern Africa, is more transmissible than other variants, or if it causes more severe disease.

  • New Zealand to ease COVID measures this week despite Omicron threat: PM Jacinda Ardern Nov 29, 2021 10:21 AM IST

    New Zealand to ease COVID measures this week despite Omicron threat: PM Jacinda Ardern

    There were no cases of the Omicron variant in New Zealand at this stage but the developing global situation showed why a cautious approach was needed at the borders, she said.

  • Omicron virus: 5 medical experts weigh in on COVID-19 variant Nov 29, 2021 09:32 AM IST

    Omicron virus: 5 medical experts weigh in on COVID-19 variant

    Omicron's genetic profile has raised concerns, but with a significant handicap - there's a shortage of data, which means nobody has the complete picture of its capabilities and it is still unclear how big a threat it poses.

  • Omicron variant: Ministry of Health issues fresh guidelines for travel from 12 nations in 'at risk' category Nov 28, 2021 09:22 PM IST

    Omicron variant: Ministry of Health issues fresh guidelines for travel from 12 nations in 'at risk' category

    The new set of guidelines provides protocols to be complied with international travellers as well those to be followed by airlines, points of entry -- including airports, seaports and land border -- for risk profiling of passengers.

  • WHO more doubtful about vaccines ending COVID-19 pandemic Sep 11, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    WHO more doubtful about vaccines ending COVID-19 pandemic

    Epidemiologists now suggest that it is unrealistic that herd immunity can be reached solely with the use of vaccines, though they remain crucial to contain the pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: 86.16 lakh doses administered in India on June 21 Jun 22, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: 86.16 lakh doses administered in India on June 21

    Madhya Pradesh set a new record for itself by vaccinating more than 16 lakh people against COVID-19 on June 21 as part of a mega inoculation campaign launched to coincide with International Yoga Day

  • What are the disastrous effects of Long COVID? May 17, 2021 10:15 PM IST

    What are the disastrous effects of Long COVID?

    Many survivors of COVID-19 are struggling to grapple with long-term effects of the infection known as ‘Long Covid.’ According to doctors, COVID leaves a patient’s immune system compromised even after the virus has been neutralised. Watch the video to understand what is Long COVID and how the infection impacts patients' organs.

  • Dr Devi Shetty's mantra to fight the pandemic: 3 point vaccine plan & double the medical workforce May 14, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Dr Devi Shetty's mantra to fight the pandemic: 3 point vaccine plan & double the medical workforce

    Devi Shetty, one of India's leading cardiac surgeons and the founder of Narayana Health spoke to Moneycontrol's Chandra R Srikanth on the prescriptions for India, as it battles the devastating second wave of Coronavirus. While he lauded the Govt for its efforts in procuring Oxygen, he said the need of the hour is to have one vaccine procuring agency and scaling up the number of doctors and nurses by giving grace marks so students can get Post graduation seats and allow foreign medical graduates to pratice in India.

  • COVID second wave took us by surprise: InfoEdge CEO Hitesh Oberoi May 12, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    COVID second wave took us by surprise: InfoEdge CEO Hitesh Oberoi

    Hitesh Oberoi, the CEO and MD of Info Edge, which runs portals such as Naukri, Jeevansathi and 99 acres, apart from being an investor in unicorns such as Zomato and Policybazaar spoke to Moneyocntrol's Chandra R Srikanth on the harrowing few weeks as the second wave of Coronavirus hit India like a Tsunami. From running around for beds and oxygen for affected employees, Oberoi says things are now beginning to stabilise and will get better in a couple of weeks. He also said IPOs of companies such as Zomato, which filed its DRHP recently are on track and that the demand for digital skills continues.

  • Mucormycosis fungal infections maiming COVID-19 survivors in India: All you need to know about this 'black fungus' May 09, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Mucormycosis fungal infections maiming COVID-19 survivors in India: All you need to know about this 'black fungus'

    The reason behind the rise of mucormycosis among COVID-19 patients is because the use of steroids elevates sugar level and some medicines suppress the patients' immunity

  • COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India May 07, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India

    Speaking exclusively to News18 America’s top public health expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, has advised a complete lockdown in India. Dr Fauci argues that a short-term lockdown is necessary to break the ‘chain of transmission’. India has been avoiding lockdowns due to its economy. But Dr Fauci believes that a timely lockdown would help the economy recover in the long run.

  • Exclusive | Sudha Murty says Infosys Foundation to commit additional Rs 100 crore toward COVID-19 relief efforts May 05, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    Exclusive | Sudha Murty says Infosys Foundation to commit additional Rs 100 crore toward COVID-19 relief efforts

    70-year old Murty's day usually starts at 5:30 am and she works for up to 15 hours a day, coordinating relief efforts from home, seeking requirements from various hospitals and organisations

  • Over 94 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states: Centre May 05, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    Over 94 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states: Centre

    The Government of India has so far provided nearly 17.02 crore vaccine doses (17,02,42,410) to states and UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,07,94,796 doses, according to data available at 8 am.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 14.8 lakh people in India get jabbed on May 4, more than 16 crore shots administered so far May 05, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 14.8 lakh people in India get jabbed on May 4, more than 16 crore shots administered so far

    Everyone above 18 years of age is now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Registration for the newly eligible population groups commenced on April 28. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on CoWIN portal or through the Aarogya Setu app.

  • Covid vaccine production and availability: What we know so far May 04, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Covid vaccine production and availability: What we know so far

    So far, 15.5 crore doses have been administered since January and the central and state governments along with the private sector aim to get 30 crore more doses in three months until July.

  • IPL 2021 suspended as players across multiple teams test positive for COVID-19 May 04, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    IPL 2021 suspended as players across multiple teams test positive for COVID-19

    IPL 2021 suspended | The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in the tournament, the organisers said, amid the COVID-19 second wave

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | These private hospitals have sufficient doses for 2-3 weeks: Report May 04, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | These private hospitals have sufficient doses for 2-3 weeks: Report

    India's vaccination programme was expanded after a deadly second wave of COVID-19 cases began in late-March/early April.

  • COVID-19 second wave| How can you take care of yourself and your kids? Find out what experts say May 03, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave| How can you take care of yourself and your kids? Find out what experts say

    How can you take care of yourself and your children during the second wave of COVID-19? Manipal Hospitals Chairman Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on episode 6 of Moneycontrol Masterclass.​ According to Ballal, "90 percent of patients with COVID can isolate at home. The person needs a separate room and toilet, and home monitoring includes checking of vitals," he says.

  • India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Shortage, pricing, and missing May 1 deadline May 03, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Shortage, pricing, and missing May 1 deadline

    An industry veteran says the price of the vaccines could have been far lower. A former health secretary says the Centre’s procurement policy would lead to inequality in distribution. Even as there are many complaints, India has thus far given 15.7 crore vaccine doses.

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