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Too early to say when curbs will be lifted: UK PM

London, Jan 22 (IANS) UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that it was "too early to say when restrictions will be lifted" as coronavirus infections in the country continue to remain high. "We've got to observe the lockdown, the stay...

Germany’s tough Covid-19 lockdown beginning to pay off: Merkel

Berlin, Jan 22 (IANS) The ongoing tough Covid-19 lockdown in Germany has begun to pay off as the country has witnessed a decline in the resurgence, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. "This shows that the tough cutbacks that people in Germany...

Bharat Biotech begins dispatch of Covaxin doses to 22 cities

By Aakanksha Khajuria (IANS): Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech has started the supply of the second consignment containing over 25 lakh doses of 'Covaxin' vaccine to 22 cities across the country, including Delhi and Mumbai on Friday morning as India...

92 countries post request for Made-in-India vaccines

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccines, bolstering New Delhis credentials as the vaccine hub of the world. Highly placed sources said that scores of countries are approaching India, as the word spreads that...

Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers must end: Govt

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Vaccine hesitancy amongst healthcare workers must end, medical expert and Niti Aayog member Dr V.K. Paul said on Tuesday, amidst heightened concerns over adverse events following immunisation and incomplete clinical trial data of Bharat...

Adverse events following immunisation low, 2 deaths unrelated: Govt

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that a total of 4,54,049 people have been inoculated since the commencement of the vaccination drive, and only 0.18 per cent of beneficiaries developed adverse events following...

WHO panel highlights effective multilateralism in Covid response

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) A latest interim report by a WHO pandemic review panel has highlighted effective multilateralism in the preparation and response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, saying that the consequences of this pandemic remind the world of...

Start of 2021 sees upward trend in Covid situation: WHO

Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) Following two weeks of lower reporting towards the end of 2020, an overall upward trend of the Covid-19 pandemic has been witnessed in the first several weeks of 2021, a senior World Health Organization (WHO)...

Delhi reports 51 cases of minor adverse events post vaccination

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) On the first day of the nationwide coronavirus vaccine rollout, 51 healthcare workers developed minor adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) in the national capital, while one person developed severe side-effects. Out of the eleven districts,...

Vaccines safe, show faith in your own products: VK Paul

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Allaying the fears associated with the Covid-19 vaccination drive, V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, emphasised on Saturday that people should accept the vaccines provided by the government and shed apprehensions associated with their...

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Fuel prices rise again, reach new highs on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply again on Friday reaching new all-time high levels...