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  • Govt will decide on COVID vaccination of children, adolescents on 'scientific rationale', supply situation: V K Paul Oct 17, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Govt will decide on COVID vaccination of children, adolescents on 'scientific rationale', supply situation: V K Paul

    Paul also cautioned that even though infections are coming down and the second wave is subsiding, it will not be fair now to say that the worst is over.

  • Maharashtra sees 1,553 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths, 1,682 recoveries Oct 16, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    Maharashtra sees 1,553 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths, 1,682 recoveries

    Maharashtra's case recovery rate now stands at 97.38 per cent and the fatality rate is 2.12 per cent

  • COVID-19 : India's vaccination figure crosses 84 crore doses Sep 23, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 : India's vaccination figure crosses 84 crore doses

    The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.

  • Novel coronavirus may infect a higher proportion of pregnant women: ICMR study Sep 16, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Novel coronavirus may infect a higher proportion of pregnant women: ICMR study

    According to the study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, the most common complication were a pre-term delivery and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

  • COVID-19 | Centre planning to resume tourist visas after more than a year of suspension Sep 15, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Centre planning to resume tourist visas after more than a year of suspension

    The government is likely to allow only vaccinated people to apply for tourist visas.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine | Likely to follow UK Vaccination Model for 12-18 year olds, says ICMR Chief Sep 14, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine | Likely to follow UK Vaccination Model for 12-18 year olds, says ICMR Chief

    Indian Council of Medical Research's (ICMR) Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava also clarified that at the moment a booster shot is not a theme for discussion.

  • 80% kids in 14-18 yrs in India reported low levels of learning during Covid pandemic: UNICEF report Sep 09, 2021 10:38 PM IST

    80% kids in 14-18 yrs in India reported low levels of learning during Covid pandemic: UNICEF report

    Noting that repeated school closures have led to alarming inequities in learning opportunities for children in South Asia, the report pointed out that 76 per cent of parents of students aged 5-13 years reported drop in learning levels during remote learning.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi Restrictions: Physical darshan strictly prohibited in Maharashtra, only online darshan allowed Sep 08, 2021 09:20 PM IST

    Ganesh Chaturthi Restrictions: Physical darshan strictly prohibited in Maharashtra, only online darshan allowed

    A government order dated June 29 had allowed for physical darshan with social distancing but a new order released on September 8 only allows for darshan via online or electronic medium.

  • COVID-19 Kerala : Supreme Court stays state govt's decision to hold offline Class 11 exams Sep 03, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    COVID-19 Kerala : Supreme Court stays state govt's decision to hold offline Class 11 exams

    The court ordered the exams be paused for a week, saying: "Children of tender age can't be exposed to the risk (of contracting the virus)".

  • Covid third wave could peak between Oct-Nov; intensity expected to be 1/4 of second wave Aug 30, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Covid third wave could peak between Oct-Nov; intensity expected to be 1/4 of second wave

    If the third wave peaks, the country may see only 1 lakh daily cases as against more than 4 lakh when the deadly second wave was at its peak in May.

  • After reporting over 30K cases 4 days running, Kerala records 29,836 fresh infections Aug 29, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    After reporting over 30K cases 4 days running, Kerala records 29,836 fresh infections

    The test positivity rate rose closer to 20 per cent and with 75 deaths, the number of fatalities increased to 20,541, a state government release said.

  • COVID-19 | Schools in Tripura to reopen for Class 6 to 12 from August 25; Check SOPs Aug 24, 2021 06:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Schools in Tripura to reopen for Class 6 to 12 from August 25; Check SOPs

    Schools, colleges and hostels are reopening in Tripura with mandated SOPs that need to be followed.

  • Delhi Schools reopen for classes 10 to 12: Here's what is allowed and what is not Aug 09, 2021 07:40 PM IST

    Delhi Schools reopen for classes 10 to 12: Here's what is allowed and what is not

    Students of Classes 10 to 12 can now visit schools for work related to admission and practical activities for board exams. A detailed SOP for the same has been released by the government.

  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate now available through WhatsApp Aug 08, 2021 09:04 PM IST

    Covid-19 vaccination certificate now available through WhatsApp

    Cumulatively, 50,68,10,492 Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country through 58,51,292 sessions, according to a provisional report till 7 am on Sunday, with 55,91,657 doses being given in a day.

  • COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability, phase-III J&J trials to be discussed at expert panel meet Jul 29, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine interchangeability, phase-III J&J trials to be discussed at expert panel meet

    The subject expert committee will also take up the application for the clinical trials for Phase II and III of Biological E’s COVID-19 vaccine for the pediatric population.

  • Centre asks States for data on oxygen shortage deaths during second wave of COVID-19 Jul 27, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    Centre asks States for data on oxygen shortage deaths during second wave of COVID-19

    According to sources, this data will be collated and presented in the parliament before the monsoon session ends on August 13.

  • COVID-19: Slowdown observed in rate of decline of average daily cases, says government Jul 27, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    COVID-19: Slowdown observed in rate of decline of average daily cases, says government

    There are also eight districts, which were witnessing a decline in positivity rate, but are now seeing a rise in Covid cases, it said, adding that "we cannot take the situation for granted"

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Results of Covaxin's trials on children expected by September, says AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria Jul 24, 2021 06:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine: Results of Covaxin's trials on children expected by September, says AIIMS Chief Dr Randeep Guleria

    "The vaccines for children should come out now because trials in India are already there in the vaccines which are available in India, the Bharat Biotech trial is in the final phase by September we will have the data," Dr Randeep Guleria said.

  • COVID-19: Open primary schools first as kids can handle infection better, says ICMR Jul 20, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    COVID-19: Open primary schools first as kids can handle infection better, says ICMR

    "Children can handle viral infection much better as they have lower number of ace receptors. So once the decision is taken and all the staff vaccinated, it would be wise to open primary schools first," ICMR said.

  • COVID-19 | Delhi reports zero deaths in last 24 hours after 138 days Jul 18, 2021 08:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Delhi reports zero deaths in last 24 hours after 138 days

    The last time Delhi reported zero deaths was on February 9 2021. At that time 100 new COVID-19 cases and 144 recoveries were also registered.

  • COVID-19 : After Uttar Pradesh, DDMA prohibits celebrations of Kanwar Yatra in Delhi Jul 18, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    COVID-19 : After Uttar Pradesh, DDMA prohibits celebrations of Kanwar Yatra in Delhi

    In an order dated July 18, DDMA said that the Yatra which is scheduled to begin from July 25 must not be allowed in the national capital in order to curb the spread of coronavirus.

  • COVID-19 : IMA warns Kerala State against lockdown relaxation during Bakrid Jul 18, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 : IMA warns Kerala State against lockdown relaxation during Bakrid

    Kerala, which is continuing to report a high number of cases, will see lesser restrictions on July 18, 19 and 20 due to Bakrid, which will be celebrated either on July 20 or 21.

  • COVID-19 Third Wave likely to hit by August end with 1 lakh cases being reported daily, says top ICMR scientist Jul 17, 2021 05:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 Third Wave likely to hit by August end with 1 lakh cases being reported daily, says top ICMR scientist

    Addressing the severity of the third wave, Professor Panda says that if the virus doesn't further mutate, then the situation will be similar to the first wave. But if it does mutate, then things could be worse.

  • COVID 19: Prime Minister Modi will interact with CMs of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha Jul 13, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    COVID 19: Prime Minister Modi will interact with CMs of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha

    This comes after PM Modi on July 13 took stock of the COVID-19 situation with chief ministers of the north-eastern states and praised them for building infrastructure to combat the pandemic.

  • COVID-19 Lockdown | More curbs eased in Tamil Nadu; Malls, gyms, places of worship to re-open from June 28 Jun 25, 2021 10:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 Lockdown | More curbs eased in Tamil Nadu; Malls, gyms, places of worship to re-open from June 28

    The government extended by one more week other restrictions as part of the lockdown norms till 6 AM on July 5 and they include the closure of bars and cinemas.

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