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Joe Biden set to announce all US adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on 19 April
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Joe Biden set to announce all US adults will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination on 19 April

The White House said Biden is shifting the deadline for full eligibility up from 2 May to 19 April after rapid progress in all 50 states in the vaccine rollouts

COVID-19: Maharashtra records highest positivity rate at 22.78 percent, says Centre
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COVID-19: Maharashtra records highest positivity rate at 22.78 percent, says Centre

The other seven states and UTs with a higher positivity rate than the national average of 5.04 percent are Chandigarh, Punjab, Goa, Puducherry, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana

Hong Kong, Macau suspend use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine over defective lids
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Hong Kong, Macau suspend use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine over defective lids

Hong Kong govt has said the suspension was immediate while the matter is investigated by distributor Fosun Pharma and BioNTech, the German company that created the vaccine with American pharmaceutical firm Pfizer

COVID-19: DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till 30 April
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COVID-19: DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till 30 April

However, the aviation authority may allow international scheduled flights on selected routes by the competent authority on a "case-to-case basis"

Over 3.25 million vaccine doses administered on 22 March, highest single-day vaccination so far, says Centre
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Over 3.25 million vaccine doses administered on 22 March, highest single-day vaccination so far, says Centre

Out of these, 29,03,030 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 48,345 sessions for the first dose and 3,50,065 healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) received the second dose of vaccine

Moderna kicks off COVID-19 vaccine trials in children aged 6 months to under 12 years
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Moderna kicks off COVID-19 vaccine trials in children aged 6 months to under 12 years

"This pediatric study will help us assess the potential safety and immunogenicity of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate in this important younger age population," said CEO Stephane Bancel in a statement

COVID-19 update: Maharashtra in the beginning of second wave, prepare for 'worst-case scenario', says central team report
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COVID-19 update: Maharashtra in the beginning of second wave, prepare for 'worst-case scenario', says central team report

The central team which visited the state from 7 to 11 March inferred in its report that the administrative mechanism should be re-instated to the level witnessed in August-September 2020 to contain/suppress COVID-19 transmission

COVID-19 surge: Maharashtra govt directs hotels, cinema halls, offices to function at 50% capacity
India

COVID-19 surge: Maharashtra govt directs hotels, cinema halls, offices to function at 50% capacity

The state govt added that nobody should be allowed to enter these establishments without a mask and a temperature check. Maharashtra recorded 15,000-plus new COVID-19 cases on Monday

India reports 26,291 COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in 85 days; toll rises to 1.5 lakh
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India reports 26,291 COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike in 85 days; toll rises to 1.5 lakh

Registering an upward trend for five days in a row, the total active caseload has gone up to 2,19,262 which is 1.93 percent of the total infections in the country

'Have you seen Titanic?': Bombay HC calls plea for vaccinating judges, lawyers first ‘selfish’
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'Have you seen Titanic?': Bombay HC calls plea for vaccinating judges, lawyers first ‘selfish’

The court was hearing a plea by Mumbai-based lawyers, seeking members of the judiciary, advocates and staff be considered frontline workers and provided vaccine on a priority basis

Hyderabad sero survey finds 54% of population has developed antibodies against COVID-19
India

Hyderabad sero survey finds 54% of population has developed antibodies against COVID-19

The study was jointly conducted by CSIR's Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), ICMR's National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) and Bharat Biotech

Delhi HC directs SII, Bharat Biotech to disclose manufacturing capacity of COVID-19 vaccines
India

Delhi HC directs SII, Bharat Biotech to disclose manufacturing capacity of COVID-19 vaccines

A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said that the two institutes have more capacity to provide the vaccines but it seems that they are 'not exploiting it fully'

COVID-19 cases surge in India: 6 states including Maharashtra, Kerala account for 87.25% of total active cases
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COVID-19 cases surge in India: 6 states including Maharashtra, Kerala account for 87.25% of total active cases

India's total number of active COVID-19 cases was recorded at 1,68,627, comprising 1.52% of the total infections, the ministry said highlighting five states that account for 84% of the total active cases in the country

COVID-19: Maharashtra's Hingoli imposes curfew from 1 to 7 March after district reports spurt in daily cases
India

COVID-19: Maharashtra's Hingoli imposes curfew from 1 to 7 March after district reports spurt in daily cases

As per an official order, schools, colleges, religious places and function halls shall remain closed during the period, while banks will operate only for administrative work

Maharashtra records over 8,000 COVID-19 cases after four months; Delhi, Bengal mandate RT-PCR test for visitors
India

Maharashtra records over 8,000 COVID-19 cases after four months; Delhi, Bengal mandate RT-PCR test for visitors

Earlier today, announcing the next phase of India’s vaccination drive, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that people above the age of 60 and those above 45 years with co-morbidities will be vaccinated from 1 March

England plans to lift lockdown by 21 June: Schools, outdoor picnics to resume by 8 March, shops in April
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England plans to lift lockdown by 21 June: Schools, outdoor picnics to resume by 8 March, shops in April

The final stage of the plan, in which all legal limits on social contact are removed and nightclubs can reopen after being shuttered for 15 months, is penciled in for 21 June

COVID-19: After a gap of 75 days, Maharashtra reports more than 5,000 new cases
India

COVID-19: After a gap of 75 days, Maharashtra reports more than 5,000 new cases

The state had reported 5,229 infections on 4 December, after which it had been registering a gradual but steady drop in number of new cases

South African COVID-19 strain found in four people, Brazil variant in one person, says ICMR chief
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South African COVID-19 strain found in four people, Brazil variant in one person, says ICMR chief

One Brazil returnee has also tested positive for the Brazil variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the first week of February as per the health ministry

Tamil Nadu government issues new SOPs as colleges reopen; 50% students allowed on campus, face masks mandatory
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Tamil Nadu government issues new SOPs as colleges reopen; 50% students allowed on campus, face masks mandatory

The Tamil Nadu government has advised colleges to come up with six-day schedules so that classes are properly planned and chalked out

People should wear better masks as COVID-19 variants are more contagious advise experts say
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People should wear better masks as COVID-19 variants are more contagious advise experts say

The best materials for blocking small particles include non-woven polypropylene, which is used to make N95s and many surgical-type masks, and the HEPA filters in planes.