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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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With 97.32% recovery, India's Covid tally reaches 1.09 Cr

With 97.32% recovery, India's Covid tally reaches 1.09 Cr

New Delhi: Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 12,881 new infections in the last 24 hours, even as its overall tally mounted to 1,09,50,201, health officials said on Thursday.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said there were 101 mor...

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With new Covid strains reported, new guidelines issued for travellers

With new Covid strains reported, new guidelines issued for travellers

New Delhi: The Centre has issued new guidelines for international arrivals as mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 spread across the world.These will supersede all guidelines issued since August 2, 2020."This Standard Operating Procedure shall be valid w.e.f. 22nd February 2021 (23.59 Hrs IST) till further...

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Mongolia's virus-hit economy shrinks for first time since 2009

Mongolia's virus-hit economy shrinks for first time since 2009

Ulan Bator: Mongolia's gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 5.3 per cent last year, its first annual contraction since 2009, said the National Statistics Office (NSO) on Wednesday.The Mongolian economy amounted to 37 trillion Mongolian Tugriks (12.9 billion dollars) in 2020, the NSO said in a stateme...

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Govt wants corporates to control every business: Rahul Gandhi

Govt wants corporates to control every business: Rahul Gandhi

Puducherry: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi alleged on Wednesday that the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants the entire operations of the sea to be controlled by one or two businessmen, instead of them being controlled by the fishermen community.During his interaction ...

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24 countries provided Indian COVID-19 vaccines so far: NITI Aayog

24 countries provided Indian COVID-19 vaccines so far: NITI Aayog

New Delhi : Twenty-four countries have been provided Indian COVID-19 vaccines so far, informed NITI Aayog member (health), Dr VK Paul, on Tuesday.Speaking at a press conference, Dr Paul said India can draw huge satisfaction over the progress made so far in the vaccination programme, with close to 9 ...

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India reports 11,610 new cases and 100 deaths

India reports 11,610 new cases and 100 deaths

New Delhi: Continuing its streak of low numbers of single-day coronavirus cases, India reported 11,610 new infections in the last 24 hours even as its overall tally mounted to 1,09,37,320, health officials said on Wednesday.Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said that there were 81...

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Iran warns of spread of new Covid-19 variant

Iran warns of spread of new Covid-19 variant

Tehran: Iran's health ministry warned of the spread of a new Covid-19 variant in the country, official IRNA news agency reported."So far, 17 patients infected with the mutated virus have been identified in Iran," Kianoush Jahanpour, head of Public Relations of the Ministry of Health and Medical Educ...

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With rising Covid-19 cases, Thackeray warns of another lockdown

With rising Covid-19 cases, Thackeray warns of another lockdown

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday gave a clear warning that unless people strictly to Covid-19 protocols, they should be prepared for another bout of lockdown in view of the increasing cases in the state.For starters, he has ordered all authorities concerned to ban publi...

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Four cases of Covid's SA variant, one of Brazil found in India: ICMR

Four cases of Covid's SA variant, one of Brazil found in India: ICMR

New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found a total of 192 Covid-19 cases of the new variants of mutated SARS-CoV-2 in last two months, including four from the variant emerging in South Africa and one from the Brazilian variant, officials said on Tuesday.The remaining cases ar...

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