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

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

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

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.

World Health Day: Reasons why women need to improve their heart health during COVID-19 pandemic
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World Health Day: Reasons why women need to improve their heart health during COVID-19 pandemic

As opposed to the myth that women are less susceptible to heart disease as compared to men, it is in fact post-menopausal, diabetic, overweight women who face same if not higher risk than men

More than 8.3 cr people vaccinated against COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan at Sanjeevani's launch
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More than 8.3 cr people vaccinated against COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan at Sanjeevani's launch

The Union health minister compared the Covid vaccine with Sanjeevani and added that one doesn’t have to go anywhere far to get the vaccine, drawing the mythology of Sanjeevani from Ramayana

'Don't postpone, get vaccinated today': Sonu Sood takes Covid jab at Sanjeevani's launch
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'Don't postpone, get vaccinated today': Sonu Sood takes Covid jab at Sanjeevani's launch

The actor visited the Apollo hospital and got hassle-free vaccination against COVID-19 within few minutes on the occasion of World Health Day

COVID-19 pandemic: Schools in Jharkhand shut from 8 April, night curfew till 30 April
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COVID-19 pandemic: Schools in Jharkhand shut from 8 April, night curfew till 30 April

According to the new set of rules, from 8 April, many recreational public places such as gyms, parks, and exhibitions spaces will be closed

AstraZeneca's Britain COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials for children paused due to blood clot concerns
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AstraZeneca's Britain COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials for children paused due to blood clot concerns

Britain and the vaccine's developers had until now resisted any restrictions in its use, saying that there was no proof of any link.

Double mutation SARS-CoV-2 variant emerges in India: How should our COVID response change?
India

Double mutation SARS-CoV-2 variant emerges in India: How should our COVID response change?

Some variants can escape naturally induced immunity, vaccine manufacturers will need to develop better vaccines to cover these new variants.

World Health Day 2021: 'Building a fairer, healthier world' is this year's theme; history and significance
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World Health Day 2021: 'Building a fairer, healthier world' is this year's theme; history and significance

On World Health Day 2021, WHO insists that the sufferings and illnesses faced by some of the groups are preventable

Sanjeevani – A Shot of Life: Network18 and Federal Bank's drive to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccination
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Sanjeevani – A Shot of Life: Network18 and Federal Bank's drive to raise awareness about COVID-19 vaccination

The initiative is a Federal Bank CSR drive that intends to reach every Indian with relevant and important information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 second wave spreading at faster pace than last year, next four weeks critical, says Centre
India

COVID-19 second wave spreading at faster pace than last year, next four weeks critical, says Centre

The government has been reiterating that reduced testing, tracking and tracing as well as non-adherence to COVID-appropriate behaviour and large congregations have been the major reasons behind the recent spike in cases

Open COVID-19 vaccinations for all above age 18, Indian Medical Association urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Open COVID-19 vaccinations for all above age 18, Indian Medical Association urges Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The IMA also suggested that private sector family clinics should be included actively in the vaccination drive along with private hospitals

COVID-19 surge: Vaccination aims to protect most vulnerable, says Centre amid demand for relaxation in rules
India

COVID-19 surge: Vaccination aims to protect most vulnerable, says Centre amid demand for relaxation in rules

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Maharashtra counterpart Uddhav Thackeray on Monday had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to relax the age limit for inoculation

Zydus Cadila seeks approval from DCGI for a hepatitis drug to treat COVID-19
India

Zydus Cadila seeks approval from DCGI for a hepatitis drug to treat COVID-19

The drug Pegylated Interferon Alpha 2b is a single-dose regimen is supposed to be less cumbersome and more affordable.

India registers 96,982 new coronavirus cases, 446 fatalities in past 24 hours
India

India registers 96,982 new coronavirus cases, 446 fatalities in past 24 hours

The nationwide tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 1,26,86,049 while the toll increased to 1,65,547, the Union health ministry data showed

Researchers are hatching a new low-cost COVID-19 vaccine in chicken eggs
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Researchers are hatching a new low-cost COVID-19 vaccine in chicken eggs

If NDV-HXP-S proves safe and effective, flu vaccine manufacturers could potentially produce well over a billion doses of it a year.

Google Doodle reminds us to wear a mask while practicing social distance
India

Google Doodle reminds us to wear a mask while practicing social distance

India is facing a fresh surge of cases with its financial capital — Maharashtra — recording nearly 60,000 cases in the last 24 hours.

WHO COVID-19 origins report: What are WHO's four theories on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2?
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WHO COVID-19 origins report: What are WHO's four theories on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2?

A joint statement by 14 countries states that they don't believe the conditions under which the report was written was "independent and objective".

COVID-19 pandemic: Allow people over 25 to get inoculated, Uddhav Thackeray requests Centre
India

COVID-19 pandemic: Allow people over 25 to get inoculated, Uddhav Thackeray requests Centre

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra chief minister said the move 'will protect young people from coronavirus when they commute to earn a livelihood'

COVID-19 surge: Mumbai registers 9,857 fresh infections day after highest single-day spike of 11,000 cases
India

COVID-19 surge: Mumbai registers 9,857 fresh infections day after highest single-day spike of 11,000 cases

The BMC conducted 36,878 COVID-19 tests on Monday, down from Sunday's 51,319. The number of total samples examined so far are 43,06,053, according to official figures