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India’s daily surge in COVID-19 cases dips to 9,102

The health ministry on Tuesday informed that 9,102 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.06 crore. The ministry also informed that 20.23 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 4.08...

13,203 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in India, 16.15 lakh people vaccinated so far

The health ministry on Monday informed that 13,203 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.06 crore. The ministry also informed that 16.15 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 33,303...

14,849 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in India, 15.82 lakh people vaccinated so far

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 14,849 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.06 crore. The ministry also informed that 15.82 lakh healthcare workers have been vaccinated so far. Of it, over 1.31...

Ward boy dies in UP after receiving COVID-19 jab, 447 cases of adverse effects reported across India

A hospital worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad died on Sunday within 24 hours of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The government, however, has claimed that the death of the ward boy Mahipal Singh is unrelated to vaccination and he died of a heart attack. Notably, the deceased had complained of chest congestion and breathlessness and his...

Centre asks states to remain prepared for receiving COVID-19 vaccine consignment

The Centre has asked the states and Union Territories to get ready to receive the first consignments of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in a communique to the states, said that the vaccine will be supplied to the identified consignee points of 19 states and Union Territories by the supplier....

COVID-19: India may start vaccination from January

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has said that India is likely to begin vaccination for COVID-19 in January. The minister clarified that the country is not behind any other country as far as vaccines for COVID-19 are concerned. He, however, added that ensuring safety and efficacy of vaccines before approval is the primary concern of...

COVID-19 vaccine will be ready within a few weeks, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said frontline healthcare workers, the elderly and those suffering from life-threatening symptoms and diseases will be among the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine. PM Modi said this during an all-party meeting organised to discuss India’s strategy for COVID-19 vaccination and the current situation of the pandemic. The meeting...

PM Modi to chair all-party meeting to discuss COVID-19 pandemic

An all-party meeting to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country and the way forward will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. Notably, the surge in COVID-19 cases in various states after the festive season and with the onset of winter has resulted in growing concern among the state governments and...

Pfizer to seek approval for its COVID-19 vaccine, claims it is 95% effective

Pfizer and BioNTech on Wednesday announced that after conducting the final efficacy analysis in their ongoing Phase 3 study, their COVID-19 vaccine candidate, BNT162b2, met all of the study’s primary efficacy endpoints. Analysis of the data indicates a vaccine efficacy rate of 95% in participants without prior SARS-CoV-2 infection and also in participants with and...

India in talks with Moderna after its COVID-19 vaccine shows efficacy of 94.5%

With COVID-19 cases, as well as deaths, increasing with each passing day, a vaccine against the deadly virus seems to be the only solution to contain the pandemic. While there are several vaccine candidates that are at various stages of clinical trials, some of them have shown promising results with an efficacy of over 90...

COVAXIN may be available by February

Bharat Biotech, which is developing a vaccine against coronavirus—‘COVAXIN’—with the help of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), is hopeful of launching the vaccine as early as February. The company, which will start the third-phase trials of the vaccine in November, has earlier predicted that COVAXIN will be available only in the second quarter. A...

All Indians will get COVID-19 vaccine: PM Modi

At a time when COVID-19 cases continue to rise with each passing day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that all Indians will be vaccinated once the coronavirus vaccine is available. PM Modi said no one will be left behind when the vaccine for COVID-19 is made available. The prime minister also said that a...