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Alarm sounded over 3rd Covid wave in Germany

Berlin, April 10 (IANS) Germany's largest university hospital, Berlin's Charite, has sounded the alarm over the country's worsening third wave of coronavirus infections. "If the numbers of seriously ill Covid-19 patients exceed those experienced during the second wave, we will...

Under-30s in Britain to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca

London, April 8 (IANS) Britons aged 18-29 will be offered an alternative to the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine amid concerns over its possible link with reported rare cases of blood clots, the British government's vaccination advisory body said. The announcement by the...

UK variant of Covid spreading rapidly in US: Study

New York, March 31 (IANS) The UK variant of coronavirus, known as B.1.1.7, is quickly on its way to becoming the dominant variant of the virus in the US, say researchers. The findings, published in the journal Cell, suggest that...

WHO releases report on global tracing of Covid origins

Geneva, March 31 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday released a report on the global tracing of Covid-19 origins, following a joint research with China on issues including the pathways of the virus and future investigation in...

Pfizer, Moderna Covid vax effective in real world: US CDC

New York, Mar 30 (IANS): Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna's Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing infections in real world conditions, says a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Results showed that following the second dose of vaccine,...

US reports over 10,000 coronavirus variants infections

Washington, March 30 (IANS) The US has recorded more than 10,000 infection cases of coronavirus variants as experts warn of another Covid-19 surge. Among the total of 10,985 variants cases reported by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

German minister calls for up to 14 days of strict lockdown

Berlin, March 28 (IANS) German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Saturday said he thinks a lockdown lasting 10-14 days is necessary to get the country's ballooning coronavirus outbreak under control. "If we take the figures, including the developments today, we...

India supplied over 58 mn doses of Covid vax to 70 nations: Govt

New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Indian government has supplied as many as 70 nations with over 58 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far, parliament was informed on Tuesday. In a reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha,...

Fight against Covid: India achieves over 3 crore vaccinations

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India has crossed an important milestone in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. In the world's largest vaccination programme, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed the 3 crore...

France, Germany suspend use of AstraZeneca

Paris/Berlin, March 15 (IANS) France and Germany decided on Monday to suspend the use of the AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccine as a "precautionary measure" pending an assessment by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). "The EMA is to give its opinion tomorrow...

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Sony’s Indian arm funds fellowships for IISc women students

Bengaluru, April 12 (IANS) Sony India Software Centre set up 5 fellowships for post-graduate women students at the premier...