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  • Institutional quarantine for COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra may happen soon: Report Mar 08, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Institutional quarantine for COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra may happen soon: Report

    In a meeting chaired by CM Uddhav Thackeray on March 7, the state Cabinet reportedly discussed the possibility of implementing a partial lockdown. However, a decision is likely to be taken after reviewing the rise in cases over a week

  • COVID-19 update | German MPs quit assembly posts over mask kickback allegations Mar 07, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | German MPs quit assembly posts over mask kickback allegations

    Nikolas Loebel, a member of Germany's lower house said on Sunday he would resign as member of Merkel's parliamentary group with immediate effect and no longer seek a new term in the lower house in federal elections scheduled for September.

  • Authorities in J-K's Budgam order closure of 3 schools after detection of COVID cases Mar 07, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    Authorities in J-K's Budgam order closure of 3 schools after detection of COVID cases

    In a letter to the three schools, the nodal officer for COVID-19 mitigation advised the institutions to close the school premises for at least three days in view of detection of COVID-19 cases during random testing.

  • COVID-19 update | UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing Mar 07, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | UK schools to reopen, backed by frequent virus testing

    LONDON British students, backed by a robust coronavirus testing program, are gearing up to return to school Monday after a two-month closure, in what Pr..

  • Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death Mar 07, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death

    One 49-year-old woman died as a result of severe coagulation disorders, while a 35-year-old woman developed a pulmonary embolism and is recovering.

  • COVID-19 negatively affected women's income, health, security: UN Women's top official Anita Bhatia Mar 07, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    COVID-19 negatively affected women's income, health, security: UN Women's top official Anita Bhatia

    Bhatia, the Assistant-Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of New York-based UN Women, a United Nations entity working for the empowerment of women, stressed on the need for women-focussed policies as nations strive to build back better.

  • These six states reporting high daily COVID-19 cases Mar 07, 2021 02:04 PM IST

    These six states reporting high daily COVID-19 cases

    The Centre is continuously engaging with the states and UTs reporting higher caseload of active cases and those showing a rise in the daily new COVID cases, the ministry said.

  • COVID-19 vaccine rollout 'India's gift' to world in combating pandemic: Scientist Mar 07, 2021 01:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine rollout 'India's gift' to world in combating pandemic: Scientist

    India is called the pharmacy of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic with its vast experience and deep knowledge in medicine. The country is one of the world’s biggest drug-makers and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring coronavirus vaccines.

  • ReNew Power to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to employees, their families Mar 07, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    ReNew Power to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to employees, their families

    Assuming a family of five, back-of-the-envelope calculations indicate that ReNew Power would provide vaccination to around 7,500 people across its 110 locations in India.

  • China February exports post record surge from COVID-19-depressed 2020 levels Mar 07, 2021 12:27 PM IST

    China February exports post record surge from COVID-19-depressed 2020 levels

    Exports in dollar terms skyrocketed 154.9% in February compared with a year earlier, while imports gained 17.3%, the most since October 2018. The data did not include figures for January alone.

  • Stepping up vaccine coverage by May end will help check COVID spread, says expert Mar 07, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    Stepping up vaccine coverage by May end will help check COVID spread, says expert

    Though there has been a spike in the number of cases in some states, overall they have remained much on the lower side despite elections being held in some states, G V S Murthy, Director of Indian Institute of Public Health here, set up under the aegis of Public Health Foundation of India, said.

  • Sri Lanka receives Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines under COVAX Facility Mar 07, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Sri Lanka receives Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines under COVAX Facility

    The first batch of the coronavirus vaccines from the COVAX facility arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the state minister of COVID prevention Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle said.

  • Coronavirus update: India records 18,711 new cases Mar 07, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India records 18,711 new cases

    The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day and the COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 percent of the total infections.

  • Oral COVID treatment yields promising trial data: Drugmakers Mar 07, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    Oral COVID treatment yields promising trial data: Drugmakers

    “At a time where there is unmet need for antiviral treatments against SARS-CoV-2, we are encouraged by these preliminary data,” said Wendy Painter, chief medical officer of the US firm, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics.

  • Uttar Pradesh first state to vaccinate over 20 lakh people: Govt Mar 07, 2021 08:07 AM IST

    Uttar Pradesh first state to vaccinate over 20 lakh people: Govt

    So far, 20,14,589 vaccines have been administered, the government said in a release.

  • US scientists doubtful of one-shot regimen for Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines Mar 07, 2021 07:58 AM IST

    US scientists doubtful of one-shot regimen for Pfizer, Moderna COVID vaccines

    "It is essential that these vaccines be used as authorized by FDA in order to prevent Covid-19 and related hospitalizations and death," Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, told the Journal.

  • Nitin Gadkari, wife take COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS Nagpur Mar 06, 2021 03:13 PM IST

    Nitin Gadkari, wife take COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS Nagpur

    The road transport, highways and MSMEs minister was accompanied by his wife Kanchan Gadkari, who also took the vaccine shot.

  • TVS Motor Company to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to all employees, their immediate family members Mar 06, 2021 02:14 PM IST

    TVS Motor Company to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to all employees, their immediate family members

    This vaccination drive is in line with the ongoing Government guidelines and will cover 35,000 direct and indirect company employees across the country, the company said in a statement.

  • 15 lakh people vaccinated against COVID-19 on March 5, highest in a day: Health ministry Mar 06, 2021 01:32 PM IST

    15 lakh people vaccinated against COVID-19 on March 5, highest in a day: Health ministry

    The countrywide COVID-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated. The vaccination of frontline workers (FLWs) had started from February 2.

  • Merck says study shows COVID-19 drug causes quick reduction in virus Mar 06, 2021 01:25 PM IST

    Merck says study shows COVID-19 drug causes quick reduction in virus

    "The secondary objective findings in this study, of a quicker decrease in infectious virus among individuals with early COVID-19 treated with molnupiravir, are promising," said William Fischer, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in a statement from the companies.

  • Dalai Lama receives first dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine Mar 06, 2021 10:56 AM IST

    Dalai Lama receives first dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine

    The Dalai Lama's office thanked the the Government of India and the Himachal Pradesh dispensation for facilitating the first dose of the vaccine for the spiritual leader.

  • Coronavirus update: India records 18,327 new COVID-19 infections, active cases rise again Mar 06, 2021 09:59 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: India records 18,327 new COVID-19 infections, active cases rise again

    On January 29, 18,855 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours after which the daily rise in fresh cases remained below 18,000.

  • Italy surpasses 3 million coronavirus cases Mar 06, 2021 09:54 AM IST

    Italy surpasses 3 million coronavirus cases

    The virus variant first found in England is potentially fueling the increase, along with another variant, detected in Brazil. Italy registered 297 more deaths, raising the confirmed death toll to 99,271.

  • Joe Biden urged not to accept India and South African proposal at WTO on COVID-19 Mar 06, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Joe Biden urged not to accept India and South African proposal at WTO on COVID-19

    India, South Africa and other countries are presenting a proposal at the World Trade Organization to waive all intellectual property rights for any innovation related to COVID-19.

  • Negative COVID-19 report mandatory for people travelling to Rajasthan from four states Mar 06, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    Negative COVID-19 report mandatory for people travelling to Rajasthan from four states

    The decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the Rajasthan government to review the coronavirus situation in the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot chaired the meeting.

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