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  • Coronavirus News Live Updates: Over 18,000 beneficiaries vaccinated on February 24 in Delhi; total 3.4 lakh Feb 25, 2021 07:16 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Live Updates: Over 18,000 beneficiaries vaccinated on February 24 in Delhi; total 3.4 lakh

    Coronavirus News Live Updates: Today is the 336th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • COVID-19 News | Future vaccines depend on test subjects in short supply: Monkeys Feb 24, 2021 02:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 News | Future vaccines depend on test subjects in short supply: Monkeys

    The world needs monkeys, whose DNA closely resembles that of humans, to develop COVID-19 vaccines. But a global shortage, resulting from the unexpected demand caused by the pandemic, has been exacerbated by a recent ban on the sale of wildlife from China, the leading supplier of the lab animals

  • Centre rushes high level teams to states witnessing surge in COVID-19 cases Feb 24, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Centre rushes high level teams to states witnessing surge in COVID-19 cases

    The central teams have been deputed to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Most Indians dropping their guard on following COVID-19 preventive norms: LocalCircles survey Feb 24, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Most Indians dropping their guard on following COVID-19 preventive norms: LocalCircles survey

    The survey that received more than 8,000 responses from citizens located in 238 districts of India, found that 30 percent citizens say that mask compliance is followed in their district or city, while only 12 percent say social distancing rules are complied.

  • Ghana to receive world's first doses of free Covax vaccines: UNICEF Feb 24, 2021 12:58 PM IST

    Ghana to receive world's first doses of free Covax vaccines: UNICEF

    "These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India, which represent part of the first wave of Covid vaccines headed to several low and middle-income countries," said UNICEF, which organised the shipment from Mumbai, in a joint statement with the WHO.

  • Strides Pharma Science arm gets USFDA nod for pain relieving drug Feb 24, 2021 12:13 PM IST

    Strides Pharma Science arm gets USFDA nod for pain relieving drug

    The approved product is bioequivalent and therapeutically equivalent to the reference listed drug (RLD), Children's Motrin Oral Suspension, 100 mg/mL, of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

  • Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Three more 'Made in India' COVID-19 vaccines on way Feb 24, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Three more 'Made in India' COVID-19 vaccines on way

    Three companies -- Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Serum Institute of India, and Biological E -- are preparing to submit data for approval of their vaccines or to start phase-3 trials

  • Delhi makes negative COVID-19 test report mandatory for people coming from these 5 states Feb 24, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    Delhi makes negative COVID-19 test report mandatory for people coming from these 5 states

    Earlier, the Karnataka government mandated a negative RT-PCR certificate that is not older than 72 hours for those arriving in the state from Maharashtra, following the recent spike in COVID-19 cases there.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 1.61 lakh people receive coronavirus vaccine on February 23 Feb 24, 2021 07:48 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 1.61 lakh people receive coronavirus vaccine on February 23

    Over 1.19 crore people have so far been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India. The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination started from the day for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Dharavi reports double-digit COVID-19 case count after 37 days Feb 24, 2021 07:18 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Dharavi reports double-digit COVID-19 case count after 37 days

    Coronavirus News Highlights: More than 1.19 crore people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.

  • Coronavirus mutant strains not behind surge in cases in Maharashtra, Kerala: Government Feb 23, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus mutant strains not behind surge in cases in Maharashtra, Kerala: Government

    There is no direct relation between the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra and some other states with the mutant virus strains N440K and E484Q, stated Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR.

  • Two COVID variants detected in Maharashtra, Kerala: Govt Feb 23, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    Two COVID variants detected in Maharashtra, Kerala: Govt

    Addressing a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said that 187 people have tested positive for the UK strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the country so far, while six people have detected with the South Africa variant. Also, one person has tested positive for the Brazil variant strain.

  • India's Serum Institute despatches first Covax vaccines Feb 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST

    India's Serum Institute despatches first Covax vaccines

    The global vaccine procurement and equitable distribution effort aims to secure vaccines for at least the most vulnerable 20 percent in every country.

  • Indian pharma firms go local seeking to end reliance on China Feb 23, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    Indian pharma firms go local seeking to end reliance on China

    Though India is known as the pharmacy of the world for its massive production capacities of both generic drugs and vaccines, China accounted for half of its API needs in 2019 from nearly nothing three decades ago, industry data shows.

  • India's COVID-19 active caseload falls below 1.5 lakh; no fresh deaths in 21 states, UTs Feb 23, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 active caseload falls below 1.5 lakh; no fresh deaths in 21 states, UTs

    A total of 10,584 new infections and 13,255 recoveries were recorded in a span of 24 hours, leading to a net decline of 2,749 cases in the total active caseload, Health Ministry said.

  • Govt working on four fronts to keep India healthy: PM Modi Feb 23, 2021 01:27 PM IST

    Govt working on four fronts to keep India healthy: PM Modi

    The prime minister said it is time to take accessibility, affordability in healthcare to the next level for which use of modern technology is being increased.

  • Why the US has the highest COVID-19 death toll Feb 23, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    Why the US has the highest COVID-19 death toll

    According to the Johns Hopkins University tally, another 1,297 virus-related deaths were reported on Monday in the United States.

  • Fresh COVID-19 cluster detected in Bengaluru apartment complex with 10 cases Feb 23, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    Fresh COVID-19 cluster detected in Bengaluru apartment complex with 10 cases

    The 10 cases at the SJR Watermark Apartments, comprising nine blocks housing 1,500 people, were found between February 15 and 22

  • Scientists develop peptides to inhibit novel coronavirus infection Feb 23, 2021 10:47 AM IST

    Scientists develop peptides to inhibit novel coronavirus infection

    The peptides – a replica of the ACE2 receptor - will convince SARS-CoV-2 to bind to them, which will block the virus’s ability to actually get inside the cell

  • As pandemic took hold, suicide rose among Japanese women Feb 23, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    As pandemic took hold, suicide rose among Japanese women

    Last year saw more women, but fewer men, take their own lives in Japan. For women there, the pressures of Covid-19 have been compounded.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 3.07 lakh people receive coronavirus vaccine on February 22 Feb 23, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 3.07 lakh people receive coronavirus vaccine on February 22

    Over 1.14 crore people have so far been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India. The second dose of COVID-19 vaccination started from the day for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the first dose.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab CM orders fresh curbs on indoor, outdoor gatherings from March 1 Feb 23, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab CM orders fresh curbs on indoor, outdoor gatherings from March 1

    Coronavirus News Highlights: More than 1.14 crore people have been given the COVID-19 vaccine in India so far.

  • Bharat Biotech to come up with Phase-3 efficacy data of Covaxin in two weeks: Chairman Krishna Ella Feb 22, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech to come up with Phase-3 efficacy data of Covaxin in two weeks: Chairman Krishna Ella

    Ella said the company is in the process of ramping up Covaxin production capacity to 40 million doses per month, with the commissioning of third manufacturing site by end of this week.

  • GSK, Sanofi begin new COVID-19 vaccine trial after setback last year Feb 22, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    GSK, Sanofi begin new COVID-19 vaccine trial after setback last year

    The move comes after the drugmakers in December said their vaccine would be delayed after clinical trials showed an insufficient immune response in older people.

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