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Covid Vaccine Updates

Sports ministry awaits decision on Covid vax for athletes

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) The sports ministry is expecting a decision on Covid-19 vaccination for Olympic Games-bound athletes shortly from the health ministry, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. "It's sensitive issue, and we are in the...

1st time since roll-out, over a million took jabs in a day

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) With an escalation in immunization sites, the number of vaccination on Thursday was reported to be close to 11 lakh. Around 10,93,954 people including healthcare workers, frontline workers, senior citizens and those above 45 years...

‘Corona passport’ not recommended but ‘maybe unavoidable’: WHO

Copenhagen, March 5 (IANS) As Covid-19 transmission rates once again begin to rise across the European region, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge urged the region to return to basics when dealing with the pandemic. As...

Brazil sees record high Covid-19 deaths two days in a row

Rio De Janeiro, March 5 (IANS) Brazil saw record high daily deaths from the Covid-19 for the second day in a row, registering 1,910 deaths in 24 hours and bringing the national death toll to 259,271. According to the Ministry...

Germany recommends AstraZeneca vaccine for people over 65

Berlin, March 5 (IANS) The Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) in Germany updated its reference and now recommended the COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca for all age groups, including people older than 65 years, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said. For...

Only 20% able to get vaccination appointment: Survey

By Sanjeev Sharma (IANS) As the vaccination drive progresses in the country, the challenge for the people shifts from getting an OTP to getting an appointment slot. Only 20 per cent of those who tried to get vaccination appointment were...

Sputnik V could be India’s 3rd Covid vax: Experts

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) To cater to the vaccination process of the world's largest democracy, it would be pertinent to bring in safer and more effective vaccines from other countries. However, on February 24, India's drug authority had asked...

Pfizer jab effective from day 11 post 1st dose: Study

Sydney, March 4 (IANS) A team of researchers suggests that one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine could be sufficient in providing a robust immune response 11 days after inoculation against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV-2). According to the researchers, including...

India completes vaccination of 1.63 Cr beneficiaries

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 1.63 crore on Wednesday. The nation-wide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers being inoculated against the virus. Vaccination...

Get vaccinated 24×7 at your convenience: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) In a bid to speed up the pace of the coronavirus vaccination drive, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday announced that citizens will now be able to take vaccine round the clock as...

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Hybrid physical hearing to begin in SC from March 15

New Delhi, Mar 6 (IANS): Come March 15, the Supreme Court will begin hybrid physical hearing after a gap of...