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  • Adobe to place unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave Oct 23, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    Adobe to place unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave

    Adobe will consider religious and medical exemptions for employees who cannot take the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 68.48 lakh jabs given on October 22 Oct 23, 2021 10:01 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 68.48 lakh jabs given on October 22

    India and Australia are working side by side in the Quad grouping to expand COVID-19 vaccine access across the Indo-Pacific, said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison

  • Russian COVID-19 deaths hit 4th straight record a week before new curbs Oct 22, 2021 06:51 PM IST

    Russian COVID-19 deaths hit 4th straight record a week before new curbs

    Authorities said 1,064 people had died in the previous 24 hours, with new infections hitting a second successive daily record at 37,141.

  • Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids Oct 22, 2021 06:10 PM IST

    Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

    The shots could begin in early November — with the first children in line fully protected by Christmas — if regulators give the go-ahead.

  • COVID vaccine EUL recommendation process sometimes takes longer: WHO official says as Covaxin decision awaited Oct 22, 2021 12:17 PM IST

    COVID vaccine EUL recommendation process sometimes takes longer: WHO official says as Covaxin decision awaited

    The World Health Organisation is very clear that we want all countries to recognise vaccines that have been given an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) by the WHO advisory process.

  • PM Modi urges people to not lower COVID guard in festive season Oct 22, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    PM Modi urges people to not lower COVID guard in festive season

    Hailing the achievement, PM said India's vaccination programme was science-born, science-driven and science-based.

  • COVID-19 vaccine: US CDC expands booster rollout, allows mixing of Pfizer-Moderna-J&J shots Oct 22, 2021 09:30 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine: US CDC expands booster rollout, allows mixing of Pfizer-Moderna-J&J shots

    While those who received first shot of Pfizer were already eligible for booster, Moderna and J&J recipients can now also choose which vaccine they want for their booster shot

  • Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging? Oct 21, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging?

    With more than half the world still not vaccinated, the virus will likely keep finding people to infect and replicating inside them for several months or years to come.

  • Novartis signs new deal to help produce Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Oct 21, 2021 04:55 PM IST

    Novartis signs new deal to help produce Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

    Novartis has been using its factory in Stein in Switzerland to produce more than 50 million doses this year of the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine developed by German startup BioNTech and US drugmaker Pfizer.

  • Moscow orders closure of non-essential services over virus Oct 21, 2021 03:42 PM IST

    Moscow orders closure of non-essential services over virus

    "During this period the work of all (these) organisations on the territory of the city of Moscow must stop," Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in a statement as Russia reported a record 1,036 deaths in a single day on Thursday.

  • Gujarat vaccinates 90% of eligible population with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Oct 21, 2021 03:20 PM IST

    Gujarat vaccinates 90% of eligible population with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

    The Surat, Junagadh and Gandhinagar municipal corporations along with Ahmedabad, Junagadh, Mahisagar and Tapi districts have achieved 100 per cent coverage of the first dose, state Health Minister Rushikesh Patel said.

  • Flights cancelled, schools closed as China fights coronavirus outbreak Oct 21, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    Flights cancelled, schools closed as China fights coronavirus outbreak

    Domestic outbreaks have largely been eliminated, but as China logged a fifth straight day of new cases -- mostly in northern and northwestern areas -- authorities beefed up coronavirus controls.

  • 100 heritage monuments to be lit in colours of Indian flag to mark 100 crore COVID vaccination feat Oct 21, 2021 12:38 PM IST

    100 heritage monuments to be lit in colours of Indian flag to mark 100 crore COVID vaccination feat

    Seventeen UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Tughlaqabad Fort, Purana Qila, Fatehpur Sikri Agra, Ramappa Temple, Hampi, Dholavira (Gujarat), ancient Leh Palace; Currency Building and Metcalf Hall in Kolkata; Khajuraho temples (MP), and Golconda Fort in Hyderabad are among the 100 monuments which will be illuminated in tricolour, the officials said.

  • COVID recovery poses dire climate, health risks: Lancet Oct 21, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    COVID recovery poses dire climate, health risks: Lancet

    The Lancet Countdown is the largest annual study of the impacts of climate change on human health.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: India achieves 100-crore-vaccinations milestone on October 21 Oct 21, 2021 11:03 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: India achieves 100-crore-vaccinations milestone on October 21

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: India accounts for about 15 percent of the total vaccine doses administered worldwide as of October 21.

  • India has hit the 100-crore vaccination mark Oct 21, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    India has hit the 100-crore vaccination mark

    India reaches 100 crore vaccinations: It took India nine months to administer 100 crore jabs, with 74 percent of the adult population getting the first dose. More than 31 percent are fully vaccinated

  • 100 Crore Vaccination Milestone Highlights: India Inc lauds achievement, says it will help place economy on high-growth path Oct 21, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    100 Crore Vaccination Milestone Highlights: India Inc lauds achievement, says it will help place economy on high-growth path

    100 Crore Jabs Achievement: The top five states which have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Corona night curfew lifted in Uttar Pradesh Oct 20, 2021 07:12 PM IST

    Corona night curfew lifted in Uttar Pradesh

    The state reported 11 fresh cases on Wednesday and there are 112 active cases, a senior health official said, adding that 16,87,048 patients have recovered from the virus till now.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin orders week-long paid holiday to curb COVID infections Oct 20, 2021 05:58 PM IST

    Russian President Vladimir Putin orders week-long paid holiday to curb COVID infections

    At a televised meeting with officials, Vladimir Putin said he supported a government proposal to "declare non-working days between October 30 and November 7 throughout the country" and asked Russians to "show responsibility" and get Covid jabs.

  • UK health chiefs urge tougher rules as COVID-19 cases spike Oct 20, 2021 04:09 PM IST

    UK health chiefs urge tougher rules as COVID-19 cases spike

    The NHS Confederation, a membership body of the country’s National Health Service (NHS), said a back-up strategy, or Plan B plus, is required as preemptive action over winter when the health service is already stretched due to seasonal flu and other diseases.

  • Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths Oct 20, 2021 02:58 PM IST

    Russia reports record daily COVID-19 deaths

    The country recorded 34,074 new coronavirus cases, according to a government tally.

  • AstraZeneca sets up clinical data insights division in India Oct 20, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    AstraZeneca sets up clinical data insights division in India

    The Bengaluru-based clinical data and insights (CDI) division is a critical advancement to support a growing global portfolio and build on internal data expertise, the drug firm said in a statement.

  • WHO chief discusses Covaxin, resumption of AstraZeneca vaccine supplies to COVAX facility with Mansukh Mandaviya Oct 20, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    WHO chief discusses Covaxin, resumption of AstraZeneca vaccine supplies to COVAX facility with Mansukh Mandaviya

    Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had also tweeted that he had a detailed interaction with the WHO chief, accompanied by other senior officials of the global health agency on various issues related to health, including pandemic management and WHO reforms.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 41.36 lakh jabs given on October 19, India closes in on 100 crore shots Oct 20, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 41.36 lakh jabs given on October 19, India closes in on 100 crore shots

    As the country inches close to the 100-crore doses mark, the government is encouraging states and union territories to step up administering the second dose

  • US workers face job losses as COVID-19 vaccine mandates kick in Oct 20, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    US workers face job losses as COVID-19 vaccine mandates kick in

    Thousands of police officers and fire-fighters in cities like Chicago and Baltimore are also at risk of losing their jobs in the coming days under mandates that require them to report their vaccination status or submit to regular coronavirus testing

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