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Will bang thalis against Centre outside closed COVID-19 vaccine centres, says Congress' Nana Patole
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Will bang thalis against Centre outside closed COVID-19 vaccine centres, says Congress' Nana Patole

State Congress chief Nana Patole said that the party will stage protests by beating plates and ringing bells outside vaccination centres that are facing a shortage of doses

COVID-19 surge: 'Mutant strains, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness' contributed to rise in cases in India, say scientists
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COVID-19 surge: 'Mutant strains, sluggish vaccine drive, carelessness' contributed to rise in cases in India, say scientists

India's tally has climbed to 1.33 crore with a record spike of 1,52,879 daily cases on Sunday, in what many say is a second wave that is more powerful than the first

COVID-19: Maharashtra crosses 1-crore vaccination mark; 1,00,38,421 doses administered so far
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COVID-19: Maharashtra crosses 1-crore vaccination mark; 1,00,38,421 doses administered so far

The vaccination drive began on 16 January this year and is currently underway for front-line and health care workers, and people aged 45 years and above

World Health Day 2021: What public health lessons can India learn from COVID-19 pandemic?
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World Health Day 2021: What public health lessons can India learn from COVID-19 pandemic?

India needs to play a stronger role in its neighbourhood region, since infectious diseases can easily cross national borders.

'Tika Utsav' is beginning of second war against COVID-19, says Narendra Modi on day 1 of initiative
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'Tika Utsav' is beginning of second war against COVID-19, says Narendra Modi on day 1 of initiative

In a statement, Modi also pitched for 'zero vaccine waste' during the vaccination drive from 11 to 14 April, and urged people to ensure that not a single jab is wasted

COVID-19 surge: AAP MLA Raghav Chadha calls for 'vaccine universalisation' in letter to Narendra Modi
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COVID-19 surge: AAP MLA Raghav Chadha calls for 'vaccine universalisation' in letter to Narendra Modi

In his letter, the AAP MLA said that the Centre has exported over 64 million doses to 84 countries, while Indian citizens are 'desperately looking for a vaccination centre that is open'

India records 1,52,879 new COVID-19 infections; active cases cross 11 lakh for first time
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India records 1,52,879 new COVID-19 infections; active cases cross 11 lakh for first time

The toll increased to 1,69,275 with 839 daily new fatalities, the highest since 18 October, 2020, official data showed

Amid skepticism, campaigns aimed at Black Americans across US persuade people to take the COVID-19 vaccine
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Amid skepticism, campaigns aimed at Black Americans across US persuade people to take the COVID-19 vaccine

With millions of dollars in assistance from President Joe Biden’s administration, local groups have urged Black Americans to roll up their sleeves for shots and set aside what for some is a shared historical distrust of science and government.

COVID-19 vaccine shortages hit poorer countries after India stops exporting jabs from Serum Institute
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COVID-19 vaccine shortages hit poorer countries after India stops exporting jabs from Serum Institute

In the past two weeks, only 2 million doses were cleared for shipment to 92 countries through the COVAX programme, the same amount injected in Britain alone

COVID-19 surge: 'Complete lockdown' likely if Maharashtra govt can't cope with rise in cases, says Rajesh Tope
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COVID-19 surge: 'Complete lockdown' likely if Maharashtra govt can't cope with rise in cases, says Rajesh Tope

The Maharashtra health minister added that lockdown is required to ramp up the health infrastructure, and rejected allegations of mismanagement against the state govt

COVID-19 surge: Ashok Gehlot asks Centre for 30 lakh vaccine doses, says Rajasthan's stock to end in 2 days
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COVID-19 surge: Ashok Gehlot asks Centre for 30 lakh vaccine doses, says Rajasthan's stock to end in 2 days

Gehlot's demand before Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes on the heels of similar requests being made from states like Maharashtra and Gujarat

Tika utsav is fine but poll rallies with zero social distancing, no masks big threat to India's war on COVID-19
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Tika utsav is fine but poll rallies with zero social distancing, no masks big threat to India's war on COVID-19

Perhaps the time has come for politicians of all parties, not just the aam aadmi, to also exhibit that “Covid-appropriate behaviour”

With 1,31,968 new COVID-19 cases, India records highest one-day spike
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With 1,31,968 new COVID-19 cases, India records highest one-day spike

The toll increased to 1,67,642 with 780 more fatalities being registered in a day, highest since 18 October

Amid blood clot scares, COVAX says it backs AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine
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Amid blood clot scares, COVAX says it backs AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine

Covax's first wave intended to distribute some 238.2 mn doses to 142 countries, out of which 237 mn were AstraZeneca doses.

WHO rejects SII’s proposal seeking extension of Covishield’s shelf life from 6 to 9 months
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WHO rejects SII’s proposal seeking extension of Covishield’s shelf life from 6 to 9 months

The UN body has also sought a meeting with the Drugs Controller General of India to discuss the matter 10:12

Maharashtra: COVID-19 inoculation drive temporarily halted in Pune, Panvel and Satara due to shortage of doses
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Maharashtra: COVID-19 inoculation drive temporarily halted in Pune, Panvel and Satara due to shortage of doses

In highest ever single-day spike, the state reported 59,907 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the overall caseload to 31,73,261

AstraZeneca vaccine: EU regulator confirms unusual blood clots as 'very rare' side effect, but says jab still safe
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AstraZeneca vaccine: EU regulator confirms unusual blood clots as 'very rare' side effect, but says jab still safe

It said most of the cases reported have occurred in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination — but based on the currently available evidence, it was not able to identify specific risk factors

Centre to allow COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces having 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April
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Centre to allow COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces having 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April

Only employees aged 45 years or more will be eligible for vaccination at workplaces and no outsiders will be allowed

India reports highest single-day spike of over 1.15 lakh new COVID-19 cases; tally reaches 1,28,01,785
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India reports highest single-day spike of over 1.15 lakh new COVID-19 cases; tally reaches 1,28,01,785

A total of 1,15,736 infections were reported in a day, while the toll rose to 1,66,177 with 630 new fatalities, the Union health ministry's data showed

Sonu Sood flags off Sanjeevani Ki Gaadi to raise awareness on Covid vaccine in 4,831 villages
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Sonu Sood flags off Sanjeevani Ki Gaadi to raise awareness on Covid vaccine in 4,831 villages

The actor took the Covid jab but also appealed to the people to take the vaccine against Covid at the earliest