The federal government will issue recommendations for who should be prioritised — likely the elderly, high-risk, and frontline workers — but local authorities will make the final call
WHO advises against use of Remdesivir to treat COVID-19, says drug has no 'important effect' to reduce deaths
A WHO Guideline Development Group of international experts said there was 'no evidence based on currently available data that the anti-viral drug does improve patient-important outcomes'
Italy's special commissioner for the virus emergency said he expected Pfizer's authorization from the European Medical Agency to be completed in time for the first vaccines to be administered in January
Second COVID-19 wave in Maharashtra likely in Jan-Feb; govt asks authorities to not get complacent on testing
In a circular, the Maharashtra govt also asked local authorities to ensure there are testing labs in each district and municipal corporation limits
Bihar, Manipur to vote amid COVID-19 pandemic; daily recoveries exceed fresh cases for fifth week, says Centre
Meanwhile, Karnataka joined the list of states that have banned firecrackers during Diwali in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, as experts raise concerns about pollution in the air causing risk to patients
COVID-19 surges in UP districts adjoining Delhi as Govt of NCT battles third wave; UGC issues SOPs to reopen varsities
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Ministry said that the cap on the number of domestic flights that Indian airlines are permitted to operate would be increased to 70-75% of their pre-COVID levels as passenger traffic surges
Centre highlights COVID-19 surge in Kerala, Delhi, Bengal as India tally crosses 80 lakh; Maharashtra extends lockdown
Meanwhile, a serosurvey in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city found over 40 percent of residents with COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting that a large fraction of the population may have been infected by the novel coronavirus
RBI guv Shaktikanta Das tests COVID-19 positive; recovery rate rises to 90%, Centre says major 'achievement'
Lauding the "achievement" of recording a high number of recoveries, the health ministry said that the tally of active cases remained below seven lakhs for the third successive day on Sunday
The daily count of COVID-19 cases in India have remained below 60,000 for fifth day in a row, according to the Union health ministry
Formula 1 has revised COVID-19 testing protocols after Lance Stroll case, says Racing Point boss Otmar Szafnauer
Canadian Stroll, 21, left the Eifel event early on Sunday, flying home to Switzerland, where he returned a positive test result on Monday.
Volunteer in Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial dies in Brazil; officials say testing to continue
Oxford confirmed the plan to keep testing, saying in a statement that after careful assessment 'there have been no concerns about safety of the clinical trial'
Maharashtra caps prices of masks, Calcutta HC modifies Durga Puja order; COVID-19 tally at 76.50 lakh
The ministry said that 78 percent of the 54,044 new cases of COVID-19 registered in a span of 24 hours are concentrated in ten states and Union Territories
Second COVID-19 wave can't be ruled out, states NITI Aayog's VK Paul; Centre says community transmission limited
Vardhan added, "In different pockets across various states, including West Bengal, community transmission of COVID-19 is expected to occur, especially in densely-populated areas."
Centre says COVID-19 vaccine likely in few months, sharp rise in doubling time of cases; tally crosses 73 lakh
The Union health ministry said that the doubling time of cases in the country has increased "sharply" from 25.5 days in August, to almost 73 days currently
The national COVID-19 positivity rate is 8.04% and is on a 'continuous decline', said the health ministry on Wednesday
The funding is part of an overall World Bank Group package of up to $160 billion through June 2021 designed to help developing countries battle the coronavirus pandemic
COVID-19 cases may increase in winter, Feluda test rollout expected soon, says Centre; tally crosses 70 lakh
The Union health ministry also said that the single-day spike in deaths in the country has remained less than 1,000 for eight consecutive days
Kerala says low COVID-19 mortality is 'silver lining' as daily cases cross 10k; India's tally nears 70 lakh
Doctors in West Bengl say people's "careless attitude" in wearing masks and following health safety norms in public places is leading to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in West Bengal
COVID-19 testing technology developed by India, Israel to fructify in 'matter of days', says Israeli envoy
Trials are underway for four different kinds of technologies, including a breath analyser and a voice test, that have the potential to detect COVID-19 rapidly
At least 48% of COVID-19 deaths from 25 districts in 8 states, 15 in Maharashtra alone, says health ministry
Ten states, including Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and UP, account for 77% of the active COVID-19 cases, said Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan