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India reports 13,993 new COVID-19 cases, 101 deaths

India reports 13,993 new COVID-19 cases, 101 deaths

New Delhi: As many as 13,993 new COVID-19 cases and 101 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday.With the new cases, the coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,09,77,387 including 1,43,127 active cases ...

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Andhra reported zero heatwave deaths in 2020

Andhra reported zero heatwave deaths in 2020

Amaravati: Coming as a blessing in disguise, the Covid-19 induced lockdowns directly contributed to zero heatwave deaths in the summer of 2020 in Andhra Pradesh.Not even a single death was recorded in all the 13 districts of the southern state, which is notorious for its scorching summer heat and hu...

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COVID-19 variant N440K spreading more in southern states: CSIR-CCMB

COVID-19 variant N440K spreading more in southern states: CSIR-CCMB

Hyderabad (Telangana): The Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR-CCMB) said there is emerging evidence that coronavirus variant N440K is spreading "a lot more" in southern states in the country.Scientists from CSIR-CCMB, in a recent publication, have presented an exhaustive...

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'Pfizer, Moderna vaccines can protect against coronavirus variant'

'Pfizer, Moderna vaccines can protect against coronavirus variant'

Washington : Pfizer-BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine can protect people against concerning new coronavirus variants, including one first seen in South Africa called B.1.351, according to report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday.CNN reported that researchers at Pfizer and the U...

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Biden to pledge USD 4 billion to global vaccine alliance

Biden to pledge USD 4 billion to global vaccine alliance

Washington : US President Joe Biden will on Friday pledge USD 4 billion to the global COVID-19 vaccine alliance, COVAX, and also call on G7 member countries to prioritise a sustainable health security financing mechanism "aimed at catalysing countries to build the needed capacity to end this pandemi...

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India reports 13,193 new COVID-19 cases

India reports 13,193 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: As many as 13,193 new COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said on Friday. With the new cases, the coronavirus tally in the country has reached 1,09,63,394 including 1,39,542 active cas...

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Pak, other neighbours back PM Modi's 5-point plan to deal with Covid-19

Pak, other neighbours back PM Modi's 5-point plan to deal with Covid-19

New Delhi: In an unusual move, Pakistan on Thursday supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's five proposals on making South Asia a Covid-19 free region.Official sources told IANS that at the health secretary-level SAARC virtual workshop held on the management of Covid-19, where Pakistan was invited,...

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Govt's fresh guidelines on international travel from next week

Govt's fresh guidelines on international travel from next week

New Delhi: Taking in view the emergence of new mutant strains of novel coronavirus in many countries, the Centre has drafted a fresh set of rules to guide international travellers arriving in India February 23 onwards. The new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) will come into effect from 23:59 hou...

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Travel, hospitality sectors hit hardest by Covid-19: Report

Travel, hospitality sectors hit hardest by Covid-19: Report

New Delhi: The tourism, travel and hospitality industries have been hit the hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic, a report by Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) said.Accordingly, the survey report results reflect an across-the-board decline in revenue, with very large companies most likely to hav...

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Vaccine reluctance: What options do we have?

Vaccine reluctance: What options do we have?

A month into India’s vaccination drive, when the earliest recipients are due for their booster shots, it appears the numbers of eligible frontline workers showing up to get inoculated is only reducing. Experts are concerned that this could affect the rate at which we achieve herd immunity.There was ...

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