Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the gap between official figures and the bodies coming for a funeral is because the funeral of suspected patients is also being done as per COVID-19 protocols
Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said he would hold a meeting on Monday on working out a financial package for the sections whose livelihood will be impacted by the lockdown
COVID-19 update: Streets, markets deserted as first weekend lockdown comes into force in Maharashtra
The first weekend lockdown in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the novel coronavirus, began at 8 pm on Friday and it will continue till 7 am on Monday
Registering a steady increase for the 29th day in row, the count of active cases has gone up to 9,10,319, which is 7.04% of the total count
India must accelerate COVID-19 vaccination rate if it wants to inoculate quarter of its population by August
Roughly 9 million of India’s population has been completely vaccinated against the novel coronavirus till date
Aryna Sabalenka, Elina Svitolina, Andrey Rublev, Diego schwartzman expressed uncertainty about taking the COVID-19 vaccine shot.
It was also decided to increase the daily COVID-19 vaccination target in the metropolis to one lakh after the number of inoculation centres in the private sector had been increased from 59 to 80
Some 62 million people in the United States have received one or more doses of the vaccine, about 19 percent of the adult population, while the White House has targeted inoculating the adult population of 270 million people by May.
Centre rejects RTI seeking details on COVID-19 vaccine pricing, says 'prejudicially affect interests of State'
Most experts agree that Centre has fixed current price of COVID-19 vaccine at Rs 250 only after factoring in the reduced expenses of the two companies, large volume of orders they are to get, affordability of the masses and the major hurdle of vaccine hesitancy it faces
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. — collectively account for 87 percent of the total deaths reported in the last 24 hours
Accenture and Infosys are among the first technology services providers to cover the cost of vaccination for its employees their dependents who are part of the company's medical benefits scheme
Phase II of COVID-19 vaccination begins on 1 March; senior citizens, people above 45 with comorbidities to get dose
While the vaccine will be given for free at government centres, it will be available for a charge, to be decided later, at many private hospitals
The first shipment from India, from the Serum Institute, will be going out to at least 25 or 30 countries, said the WHO chief scientist
Till 8 am on Friday, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare workers and frontline workers in the country was 1,01,88,007
Over 77 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have received the first dose of the vaccine till Friday, the health ministry said
India vaccinated 4 million against COVID-19 in 18 days; country was fastest to reach landmark, says Centre
More than 41 lakh people have been administered vaccine shots under the countrywide exercise till Wednesday morning
President Ram Nath Kovind launched the first round of the Pulse Polio Programme 2021 on Saturday by administering polio drops to some children at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
Over 19.5L COVID-19 vaccinations, 348 AEFIs so far; Delhi heading to 'herd immunity', suggests sero-survey
India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus fatalities in over eight months, with 131 deaths being reported on Monday, the health ministry said
Meanwhile, five people died in a fire that broke out in a facility of the Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune's Manjari area. SII is manufacturing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, 'Covishield'
Scientists estimate that a vaccination rate of about 70% is needed for herd immunity, where entire populations are protected against an infection