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Coronavirus Updates: Tripura govt sounds alert after cases with three COVID-19 strains are detected
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Coronavirus Updates: Tripura govt sounds alert after cases with three COVID-19 strains are detected

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: However, Yediyurappa dismissed charges that it was a failure on the part of the government for not getting the vaccine beforehand

Merck Pharma to sign licensing pacts with 5 Indian drug firms for COVID-19 drug candidate molnupiravir
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Merck Pharma to sign licensing pacts with 5 Indian drug firms for COVID-19 drug candidate molnupiravir

Molnupiravir is an oral antiviral agent, currently being studied in a Phase 3 trial for the treatment of non-hospitalised COVID-19 patients

Covaxin found to neutralise ‘617 variant’ of COVID-19, says Anthony Fauci
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Covaxin found to neutralise ‘617 variant’ of COVID-19, says Anthony Fauci

The US administration is looking at options to share around 60 million doses with other countries over the next two months, a White House advisor said

COVID-19 vaccine data analysis: At current rate of 2.2mn doses per day, India can only cover 30% population by end-2021
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COVID-19 vaccine data analysis: At current rate of 2.2mn doses per day, India can only cover 30% population by end-2021

Free universal vaccination across classes and regions may be the only way to ensure maximum coverage

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi HC seeks Centre, state govt's stand on plea seeking vaccination for Class 10, 12 students
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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi HC seeks Centre, state govt's stand on plea seeking vaccination for Class 10, 12 students

Coronavirus in India Latest News LIVE Updates: A PIL in the Delhi High Court Friday urged it to direct the Centre and Delhi government to vaccinate all Class 10 and 12 students who would be appearing for board exams in the 2020-21 session

COVID-19-triggered Mucormycosis: How is the fungal infection linked to Coronavirus, treatments, more
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COVID-19-triggered Mucormycosis: How is the fungal infection linked to Coronavirus, treatments, more

It is important to remember that Mucormycosis does not spread from person to person, it is not contagious.

Coronavirus News Updates: Given people's mandate twice, concerned about their suffering: Modi govt tells SC
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Coronavirus News Updates: Given people's mandate twice, concerned about their suffering: Modi govt tells SC

Coronavirus News Updates: The government rebutted the Delhi government’s accusation that oxygen allocation is being done arbitrarily. The apex court was told that the AAP government has made it a “Centre versus Delhi fight”

Russia approves single-dose 'Sputnik Light' vaccine; COVID-19 jab shows 79.4% efficacy
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Russia approves single-dose 'Sputnik Light' vaccine; COVID-19 jab shows 79.4% efficacy

The Russian vaccine has been approved for use in over 60 countries, but the European Medicines Agency and the US Food and Drug Administration have not okayed it yet

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may come to India, emergency approval on the cards
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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine may come to India, emergency approval on the cards

In April, the US pharma company had offered a not-for-profit price for its vaccine for the Indian government's immunisation programme.

India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress
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India's COVID-19 crisis: Flat-footed communication strategy, risk-averse bureaucracy add to distress

An unsavoury controversy erupted this week when foreign embassies reached out to India’s opposition party for critical medical equipment via social media

Pandemic, global conflict and climate change fueling food insecurity in 2020: report
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Pandemic, global conflict and climate change fueling food insecurity in 2020: report

Economic crisis was the prime reason for hunger for 40 million, compared with 24 million in 2019 and the pandemic has exacerbated vulnerabilities.

India needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won't peak for weeks: Experts
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India needs to brace for new COVID-19 waves, cases won't peak for weeks: Experts

India's courts have meanwhile become increasingly vocal critics of the Modi government's handling of the crisis.

Coronavirus News Updates: Couldn't predict ferocity of second wave, says Centre's scientific advisor
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Coronavirus News Updates: Couldn't predict ferocity of second wave, says Centre's scientific advisor

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: In view of the rising Covid cases, the Election Commission of India decides to defer by-elections of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) and Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) Parliamentary constituencies and 8 Assembly constituencies in various states

N440K COVID-19 variant, which wreaked havoc in India during first wave, now fading, say CCMB scientists
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N440K COVID-19 variant, which wreaked havoc in India during first wave, now fading, say CCMB scientists

Dismissing media reports that N440K variant is causing chaos in Andhra Pradesh, Divya Tej Sowpati, a scientist at CCMB, said that current data shows the variant is replaced by new variants such as B1617 and B117

India's COVID-19 crisis: ICMR revises RT-PCR testing guidelines to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs
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India's COVID-19 crisis: ICMR revises RT-PCR testing guidelines to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs

ICMR also seeks to remove mandatory negative RT-PCR test reports for healthy individuals undertaking inter-state domestic travel

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: Stop RTPCR tests for healthy travellers to reduce stress on labs, says ICMR
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Coronavirus Latest News Updates: Stop RTPCR tests for healthy travellers to reduce stress on labs, says ICMR

Coronavirus Latest News LIVE Updates: The advisory said that the need for RTPCR test in healthy people travelling inter-state may be completely removed to reduce the load on laboratories

COVID-19 in India: Leaders are accountable for near-collapse of the State, apocalypse must matter
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COVID-19 in India: Leaders are accountable for near-collapse of the State, apocalypse must matter

Had the nationalist leadership taken the savage epidemic of 1918-1919 seriously, India might have been one with a political culture that put lives first

COVID-19 in Gorakhpur: In city where clicking pyres is barred, crematorium records show scores died on days state claims zero deaths
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COVID-19 in Gorakhpur: In city where clicking pyres is barred, crematorium records show scores died on days state claims zero deaths

If the recent toll in Gorakhpur has not reached double digits, how are there so many bodies burning on the pyres at Rajghat crematorium?

World Asthma Day 2021: Theme this year aims to 'uncover misconceptions'; history and significance of day
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World Asthma Day 2021: Theme this year aims to 'uncover misconceptions'; history and significance of day

According to WHO, this day is of major public health importance, because in 2016, it was predicted that more than 339 million people had asthma globally

India's COVID-19 case tally breaches 20 million mark, experts say 'horrible' weeks coming
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India's COVID-19 case tally breaches 20 million mark, experts say 'horrible' weeks coming

The death and infection figures are considered unreliable because testing is patchy and reporting incomplete.