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US drug regulator clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids aged 5-11
World

US drug regulator clears COVID booster shot for healthy kids aged 5-11

Pfizer’s shot is the only COVID-19 vaccine available for children of any age in the US. Those ages 5 to 11 receive one-third of the dose given to everyone 12 and older

US marks millionth COVID-19 death; ‘each an irreplaceable loss’, says President Joe Biden
World

US marks millionth COVID-19 death; ‘each an irreplaceable loss’, says President Joe Biden

The announcement comes as world leaders attend a global virtual COVID summit focused on efforts to bring the pandemic under control and prepare for future health emergencies

Japanese school athletes served sanitiser in place of water in horrible mix-up; one collapses
World

Japanese school athletes served sanitiser in place of water in horrible mix-up; one collapses

Competition organisers for a girls' 5,000-metre walking race held in central Japan's Yamanashi mistakenly poured the sanitiser into cups and placed them at a drinks station for sportspersons

COVID-19 update: India logs 2,288 new cases, 28.65% lower than yesterday; 10 die in last 24 hours
India

COVID-19 update: India logs 2,288 new cases, 28.65% lower than yesterday; 10 die in last 24 hours

India's COVID-19 daily case positivity rate has now dropped to 0.47 per cent as compared to 0.95 per cent reported a day ago. The weekly positivity rate is currently at 0.79 per cent

India logs 3,207 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate at 0.95%
India

India logs 3,207 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate at 0.95%

India currently has 20,403 active cases of COVID-19. There has been a decrease of 232 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in the country

India logs 3,805 new COVID-19 infections in last 24 hrs, 615 cases more than yesterday
India

India logs 3,805 new COVID-19 infections in last 24 hrs, 615 cases more than yesterday

The data released at 8 am also showed that 22 fatalities — 20 of them from Kerala alone — were reported in a 24-hour period, taking the cumulative death toll to 5,24,024

Congress slams government over WHO COVID-19 death figures, demands commission to analyse fatalities
Politics

Congress slams government over WHO COVID-19 death figures, demands commission to analyse fatalities

According to the WHO report, there were 4.7 million excess COVID-19 deaths in India, which is 10 times the official figure and almost a third of COVID-19 deaths globally

Centre to hold 3-day summit with state health ministers from 5 May
India

Centre to hold 3-day summit with state health ministers from 5 May

A three-minute presentation will be made by each state and UT on their experiences in dealing with the pandemic, followed by a brief speech by the various health ministers.

Indian professionals in China urge Jaishankar to press Chinese govt to permit return of their families
India

Indian professionals in China urge Jaishankar to press Chinese govt to permit return of their families

The petition followed China's last week decision to permit some Indian students studying in Chinese universities to return as part of a limited opening up for foreign students

Uttar Pradesh: Section 144 CrPC imposed in Gautam Budh Nagar due to rising COVID-19 cases
India

Uttar Pradesh: Section 144 CrPC imposed in Gautam Budh Nagar due to rising COVID-19 cases

As per the ministry, India's active caseload currently stands at 19,092. Active cases now constitute 0.04 per cent of the country's total positive cases

IIT Madras reports 11 new COVID cases, tally rises to 182
Health

IIT Madras reports 11 new COVID cases, tally rises to 182

On Thursday, the IIT Madras registered 171 COVID infections on the campus

Moderna seeks US authorisation for COVID vaccine in children under 6
Health

Moderna seeks US authorisation for COVID vaccine in children under 6

Children under six are the only age group that has yet to gain access to a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States and in most countries

Two Indian-origin men awarded jail terms in Singapore for lying on vaccination status
World

Two Indian-origin men awarded jail terms in Singapore for lying on vaccination status

Utheyakumar Nallathamby had impersonated Rughbir Singh to enter the bar and lied about his COVID vaccine status

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID, Biden not among 'close contacts'
World

US Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID, Biden not among 'close contacts'

Harris’ diagnosis comes a month after her husband, Doug Emhoff, recovered from the virus, as a wave of cases of the highly transmissible omicron subvariant has spread through Washington’s political class

COVID-19: 2,527 new infections push India's tally of cases to 4.3 crore; positivity rate at 0.04%
India

COVID-19: 2,527 new infections push India's tally of cases to 4.3 crore; positivity rate at 0.04%

The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.75 per cent, the health ministry said.

No student or staff should be allowed entry into schools without thermal scanning: Delhi govt
India

No student or staff should be allowed entry into schools without thermal scanning: Delhi govt

The guidelines were issued in the wake of a spike in coronavirus patients in the city that on Thursday logged 965 cases, 1,009 on Wednesday, 632 on Tuesday and 501 on Monday

Shanghai officials promise to ease anti-COVID-19 controls amid food worries
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Shanghai officials promise to ease anti-COVID-19 controls amid food worries

Shanghai leaders are scrambling to ease the impact of a 'zero-COVID' strategy that shut down most businesses starting 28 March

Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach
Business

Adar Poonawalla warns against return to business-as-usual approach

He pointed out that there is rising vaccine fatigue among the public as the main reason for the low off-take of the vaccines even after the firm has massively slashed the price from Rs 600 to Rs 225 a dose

'Longer interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses generates nine times higher antibodies'
India

'Longer interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses generates nine times higher antibodies'

The finding by researchers at the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) also suggests that eight months after primary infection may be an optimum time to receive the first vaccine in those with prior infection.

India reports 2,451 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths in a single day; positivity rate up at 0.55%
India

India reports 2,451 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths in a single day; positivity rate up at 0.55%

India has been witnessing slight rise in COVID-19 cases over the last few days, The country now has 14,241 active cases of coronavirus