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  • Centre says exercise of patent waiver provisions for COVID-19 drugs 'counter-productive', prefers diplomacy May 10, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Centre says exercise of patent waiver provisions for COVID-19 drugs 'counter-productive', prefers diplomacy

    The Supreme Court in its order dated April 30 observed that the central government could consider using its powers under Sections 92, 100 or 102 of the Patents Act to increase production of essential drugs to meet demand.

  • BioNTech says 'no evidence' its jabs need adapting for variants May 10, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    BioNTech says 'no evidence' its jabs need adapting for variants

    BioNTech chief executive Ugur Sahin had said in April that the vaccine works against the Indian variant.

  • Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to President Ram Nath Kovind to convene urgent parliamentary session to discuss COVID situation May 10, 2021 05:32 PM IST

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to President Ram Nath Kovind to convene urgent parliamentary session to discuss COVID situation

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury described the pandemic situation in the country as grave and said there is a need to find a national solution to handle the issue.

  • BJP hits out at Arvind Kejriwal govt over COVID-19 crisis May 10, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    BJP hits out at Arvind Kejriwal govt over COVID-19 crisis

    Addressing a virtual press conference, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra cited a RTI reply to say that the Kejriwal government has spent around Rs 805 crore on advertisements since 2015 but not opened a single new hospital in the city.

  • A quick guide to Mucormycosis — the life-threatening fungal infection in COVID-19 patients May 10, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    A quick guide to Mucormycosis — the life-threatening fungal infection in COVID-19 patients

    Mucormycosis, a life-threatening infection colloquially termed black fungus, is being reported among COVID-19 patients and survivors in India. If left untreated, this can result in blindness and even death.

  • India COVID-19 cases hold close to record highs as calls widen for national lockdown May 10, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    India COVID-19 cases hold close to record highs as calls widen for national lockdown

    Experts have said India's actual figures could be far higher than reported.

  • Snapdeal launches Sanjeevani app to connect COVID patients with potential plasma donors May 10, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    Snapdeal launches Sanjeevani app to connect COVID patients with potential plasma donors

    Sanjeevani was first launched to help the employees of Snapdeal find possible donors, but the e-commerce platform has now opened this for everyone.

  • Mallikarjun Kharge urges PM Modi to convene all-party meeting to collectively tackle COVID-19 May 10, 2021 03:04 PM IST

    Mallikarjun Kharge urges PM Modi to convene all-party meeting to collectively tackle COVID-19

    Mallikarjun Kharge sent his set of six suggestions to tackle the crisis due to the pandemic and said the Prime Minister's Office alone cannot handle it.

  • COVID-19 second wave | Ola to provide free doorstep delivery of oxygen concentrators; starts service in Bengaluru May 10, 2021 02:44 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Ola to provide free doorstep delivery of oxygen concentrators; starts service in Bengaluru

    Ola will expand the free oxygen concentrator doorstep delivery service across India in the coming weeks,

  • 'Vaccine tourists' fly from abroad for injections on US beach May 10, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    'Vaccine tourists' fly from abroad for injections on US beach

    Sweating under the Sunday afternoon sun, visitors checked into an online system -- no proof of residence required -- and soon after received a free, single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and a vaccination card.

  • Organ transplant recipients vulnerable to COVID-19 even after vaccination: Study May 10, 2021 01:57 PM IST

    Organ transplant recipients vulnerable to COVID-19 even after vaccination: Study

    The researchers noted that people who receive solid organ transplants, such as hearts, lungs and kidneys, often must take drugs to suppress their immune systems and prevent rejection.

  • COVID-19 Vaccines | China’s Fosun Pharma signs deal for 1 billion vaccines with BioNTech May 10, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccines | China’s Fosun Pharma signs deal for 1 billion vaccines with BioNTech

    The vaccine has yet to be approved in mainland China, where regulations require an in-country clinical trial. BioNTech’s CEO has said the company expects the shot to be approved in July.

  • COVID-19 Second Wave | Oxygen cylinders, concentrators and generation plants got as aid expedited to states, says Centre May 10, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 Second Wave | Oxygen cylinders, concentrators and generation plants got as aid expedited to states, says Centre

    Over 3 lakh Remdesivir vials, also received as part of the global aid, has been dispatched to states and UTs in their fight against COVID-19

  • Madhya Pradesh gears up for 3rd COVID-19 wave; to set up ICU beds for kids May 10, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh gears up for 3rd COVID-19 wave; to set up ICU beds for kids

    Health experts recently warned of a third wave of the coronavirus infection in the country, which could also affect children.

  • COVID-19 | BMC chief on why lockdowns must be decentralised, how states can calibrate oxygen use, and a potential third wave May 10, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 | BMC chief on why lockdowns must be decentralised, how states can calibrate oxygen use, and a potential third wave

    Iqbal Singh Chahal believes states should institutionalise methods that worked in other places instead of “reinventing the wheel”

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Over 1.8 crore people vaccinated in Maharashtra so far May 10, 2021 01:05 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Over 1.8 crore people vaccinated in Maharashtra so far

    According to an official statement, 4,36,302 individuals aged between 18 and 44 years received the vaccine doses in the state till Sunday since the inoculation drive for this age group began on May 1.

  • Coronavirus vaccination update | BMC shares list of govt vaccination centres functioning for 45 plus May 10, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccination update | BMC shares list of govt vaccination centres functioning for 45 plus

    As per the BMC list, all the state government as well as the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) centres are open, and there are in all 105 COVID-19 vaccination centres for 45 and above people.

  • BMC denies suppressing COVID-19 death toll May 10, 2021 11:40 AM IST

    BMC denies suppressing COVID-19 death toll

    "The allegation is completely baseless and the BMC administration rejects it. The COVID-19 testing and recording of deaths due to the infection were being done as per the criteria laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)," BMC said.

  • People in Hong Kong refuse to get COVID-19 vaccines for political reasons May 10, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    People in Hong Kong refuse to get COVID-19 vaccines for political reasons

    In Hong Kong, the shots are not being used to inoculate, which led the government to warn people that some will expire in September.

  • Centre will ensure that oxygen plants get ‘continuous’ power supply: Report May 10, 2021 10:08 AM IST

    Centre will ensure that oxygen plants get ‘continuous’ power supply: Report

    State-run Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has been appointed the nodal agency for monitoring supply to 73 major oxygen plants

  • COVID-19 treatment: Eli Lilly partners with Cipla, Lupin, Sun Pharma to manufacture, distribute Baricitinib in India May 10, 2021 09:09 AM IST

    COVID-19 treatment: Eli Lilly partners with Cipla, Lupin, Sun Pharma to manufacture, distribute Baricitinib in India

    Eli Lilly said it iwa also in discussions with several other Indian manufacturers for the potential grant of additional voluntary licenses.

  • Tamil Nadu imposes COVID-19 lockdown from today: What is allowed, what is not May 10, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Tamil Nadu imposes COVID-19 lockdown from today: What is allowed, what is not

    The total lockdown in Tamil Nadu will be enforced from 4 am on May 10 to 4 am on May 24

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: 6.8 lakh people in India get jabbed on May 9, over 17 crore shots administered so far May 10, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: 6.8 lakh people in India get jabbed on May 9, over 17 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.

  • Coronavirus India News Highlights: Karnataka reports 39,305 new positive cases in last 24 hours May 10, 2021 07:18 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Karnataka reports 39,305 new positive cases in last 24 hours

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: As many as 16,94,39,663 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far including 20,23,532 doses administered in the last 24 hours: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

  • Emirates to transport COVID relief items of NGOs for free from Dubai to India May 09, 2021 04:43 PM IST

    Emirates to transport COVID relief items of NGOs for free from Dubai to India

    India has been badly hit by the second wave of coronavirus and hospitals in several states are reeling under shortage of health workers, vaccines, oxygen, drugs and beds.

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