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Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to states, UTs over surge in COVID-19 cases
Health

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to states, UTs over surge in COVID-19 cases

The ministry advised ensuring COVID-19 vaccination of eligible populations including the primary vaccination as well administration of precaution doses

People should get tested, mask mandate be brought back: Doctors on COVID-19 situation in Delhi
India

People should get tested, mask mandate be brought back: Doctors on COVID-19 situation in Delhi

The National Capital's COVID-19 tally increased to 18,68,033 on Saturday while the death toll stood at 26,160

XE variant of COVID-19 not more severe than Omicron, says top virologist Dr Gagandeep Kang
India

XE variant of COVID-19 not more severe than Omicron, says top virologist Dr Gagandeep Kang

XE is a combination or recombinant of both sub-variants (BA.1 and BA.2) of Omicron and could be more transmissible than any COVID-19 strain, according to the WHO

Exercise increased caution while travelling to India, says new US travel advisory
India

Exercise increased caution while travelling to India, says new US travel advisory

However, its view on Jammu and Kashmir and the Indo-Pak border remains the same, where it is asking its citizens not to travel.

US relaxes COVID travel rating for India from Level 3 to Level 1: What does it mean for travellers
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US relaxes COVID travel rating for India from Level 3 to Level 1: What does it mean for travellers

As per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Level 1 is a low-risk category. However, flyers have been requested to be fully vaccinated

Novovax’s COVID-19 vaccine gets authorisation for 12-17 age group in India: What you should know about Covovax
India

Novovax’s COVID-19 vaccine gets authorisation for 12-17 age group in India: What you should know about Covovax

The protein-based vaccine, which is about 90 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic coronavirus, received emergency-use approval from the Drugs Controller General of India

COVID-19: Future waves unlikely to have serious impact in India, say experts
India

COVID-19: Future waves unlikely to have serious impact in India, say experts

Some of them even said that the government should consider relaxing the mask mandate as the daily COVID-19 cases and deaths have remained low for a while

India’s agricultural exports rose remarkably despite COVID-19, may cross $50 bn in 21-22
India

India’s agricultural exports rose remarkably despite COVID-19, may cross $50 bn in 21-22

This year, the country is also expected to witness the highest ever exports of meat, marine products and rice, with around 50 per cent share of rice exports in the world market

Active COVID-19 cases in India dip to 85,680, stand at 0.20% of total infections
India

Active COVID-19 cases in India dip to 85,680, stand at 0.20% of total infections

A reduction of 6,792 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India may see fourth COVID wave around 22 June: IIT Kanpur study
India

India may see fourth COVID wave around 22 June: IIT Kanpur study

The researchers noted that there is always a fair chance that a possible new variant of coronavirus may have an intense impact on the whole analysis.

India's services sector activity slips further in January 2022; business confidence hits 6-month low
Business

India's services sector activity slips further in January 2022; business confidence hits 6-month low

According to survey participants, demand was restricted by the fast spread of the Omicron variant and the reinstatement of curfews in parts of the country

India reports over 2.09 lakh COVID-19 cases, 959 deaths in 24 hours; daily positivity recorded at 15.77%
India

India reports over 2.09 lakh COVID-19 cases, 959 deaths in 24 hours; daily positivity recorded at 15.77%

The number of people who have recuperated from COVID-19 increased to 3,89,76,122, the health ministry said

Omicron-driven surge in ten states a cause for worry, warns Centre
India

Omicron-driven surge in ten states a cause for worry, warns Centre

'Most of the cases were concentrated in ten states including Karnataka, Kerala and Gujarat, where over 90 per cent of patients had mild symptoms,' said officials

How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive
India

How conditional market authorisation to Covishield and Covaxin will change India’s COVID-19 vaccine drive

Highly-placed sources have said that the conditional market authorisation will now allow the two vaccines to be made available at private hospitals and clinics at pre-decided costs

Those unvaccinated can have a severe form of COVID-19 after Omicron infection, says WHO expert amid rising cases
Health

Those unvaccinated can have a severe form of COVID-19 after Omicron infection, says WHO expert amid rising cases

Maria van Kerkhove, the health agency's technical lead on coronavirus, said that the surge of infections across the world is putting a significant burden on health care systems which are already severely overburdened

COVD-19: Masks not recommended for children under five years, says health ministry in revised guidelines
India

COVD-19: Masks not recommended for children under five years, says health ministry in revised guidelines

The guidelines were reviewed by a group of experts in view of the current surge that is mainly attributed to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is also a variant of concern

Closing schools should be the last resort in view of COVID-19: World Bank Education Director
India

Closing schools should be the last resort in view of COVID-19: World Bank Education Director

He also asserted that it does not make sense from public-policy perspective to wait till children are vaccinated as there is 'no science' behind it

Karnataka Congress temporarily halts Mekedatu padayatra after leaders test COVID positive
Politics

Karnataka Congress temporarily halts Mekedatu padayatra after leaders test COVID positive

Several party leaders including Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, who had attended the inaugural of the padayatra on 9 January, 2022, have tested positive for COVID

Data shows Omicron variant driving third wave of COVID-19 pandemic across states
India

Data shows Omicron variant driving third wave of COVID-19 pandemic across states

The government has reiterated and urged people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour and avoid mass gatherings

Bihar becomes latest state to impose night curfew: Here's why experts say this isn't an effective tool to fight COVID-19 spread
India

Bihar becomes latest state to impose night curfew: Here's why experts say this isn't an effective tool to fight COVID-19 spread

The country is witnessing an exponential rise in coronavirus cases in the country; on Tuesday, the tally rose to over 50,000 — the highest daily tally since 19 June 2021