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Ensure full COVID-19 vaccination by increasing pace of inoculation, expanding coverage, says Mansukh Mandaviya
India

Ensure full COVID-19 vaccination by increasing pace of inoculation, expanding coverage, says Mansukh Mandaviya

The health minister reviewed the situation in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Puducherry where the first dose coverage is less than 70 percent

Centre gives nod to airlines to serve food on flights less than two hours
India

Centre gives nod to airlines to serve food on flights less than two hours

The health ministry also said that crew members need not wear coveralls but should continue to wear gloves, masks and face shields

No pre or post-arrival COVID-19 testing for children, say new international arrivals norms
India

No pre or post-arrival COVID-19 testing for children, say new international arrivals norms

The revised SOPs also states that if the children are found symptomatic for COVID-19 during the home quarantine period or on arrival, they will be tested for the virus and be treated according to protocol

India logs 11,466 COVID-19 cases and 460 deaths in last 24-hours; active cases lowest in 264 days
India

India logs 11,466 COVID-19 cases and 460 deaths in last 24-hours; active cases lowest in 264 days

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.90 percent. This has been less than two percent for 37 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.20 percent

Status report on Dengue outbreak in India: From cases to what are states doing to control it, all you need to know
India

Status report on Dengue outbreak in India: From cases to what are states doing to control it, all you need to know

The Union health ministry last week sent teams of experts to nine states and union territories, which are reporting a high number of dengue cases, to support them in public health measures for control and management of the disease.

Dengue outbreak: Centre sends expert teams to 9 states, UTs reporting high number of cases
India

Dengue outbreak: Centre sends expert teams to 9 states, UTs reporting high number of cases

These nine states and union territories are Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.

India registers 13,451 new COVID-19 infections, 585 deaths; active cases lowest in 242 days
India

India registers 13,451 new COVID-19 infections, 585 deaths; active cases lowest in 242 days

The active cases comprise 0.48 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.19 percent, the highest since March 2020

Centre withdraws travel advisory that added COVID-19 checks, restrictions on passengers arriving from UK
India

Centre withdraws travel advisory that added COVID-19 checks, restrictions on passengers arriving from UK

This comes after the British government ordered discontinuation of mandatory testing and quarantine norms for those vaccinated with Covishield travelling from India

Over 92 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far, says health ministry
India

Over 92 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far, says health ministry

Over 54 lakh vaccine doses have been administered on Tuesday till 7 pm and the tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports by late in the night

Ministry of Health and Animal Husbandry launch national action plan to eradicate dog medicated rabies by 2030
India

Ministry of Health and Animal Husbandry launch national action plan to eradicate dog medicated rabies by 2030

Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala spoke about the menace of Rabies and said the mere mention of ''Hadakwa'' induces terror in rural areas.

Over 77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far, says Union Health Ministry
India

Over 77 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far, says Union Health Ministry

According to a 7 pm provisional report by the ministry, 58,21,13,634 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for the first dose and 18,96,22,772 beneficiaries for the second dose

COVID-19 booster dose not central theme at the moment, double shot priority: ICMR
India

COVID-19 booster dose not central theme at the moment, double shot priority: ICMR

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 20 percent of India's adult population have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 62 percent have got at least one dose

Health ministry, ICMR have issued guidelines for 'official document' for Covid deaths: Centre to SC
India

Health ministry, ICMR have issued guidelines for 'official document' for Covid deaths: Centre to SC

According to the guidelines, those COVID-19 cases would be considered which have been diagnosed through RT-PCR test, molecular test, rapid-antigen test or clinically determined through investigations at a hospital or in-patient facility by a treating physician

India records 33,376 new COVID-19 cases, 308 deaths in 24 hours; positivity rate at 2.1%
India

India records 33,376 new COVID-19 cases, 308 deaths in 24 hours; positivity rate at 2.1%

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease increased to 3,23,74,497, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent

India adds 43,263 new COVID cases, 338 deaths; recovery rate at 97.48%
India

India adds 43,263 new COVID cases, 338 deaths; recovery rate at 97.48%

The country has continued to report less than 50,000 daily cases for 74 consecutive days

Nipah is synonymous with death, fear and isolation to this Keralite family
India

Nipah is synonymous with death, fear and isolation to this Keralite family

As Kerala is once again reeling under Nipah scare, claiming the life of a 12-year-old boy recently, Muthalib recounted the tragedy that had befallen his family in 2018, saying the disease was equal to death, fear and social exclusion for them.

India reports 35,875 new COVID-19 cases, 369 deaths in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 97.4%
India

India reports 35,875 new COVID-19 cases, 369 deaths in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 97.4%

A decrease of 1,608 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours

Trial participants will be issued digital vaccine certificates: Health Ministry
India

Trial participants will be issued digital vaccine certificates: Health Ministry

The ICMR was designated as the nodal agency for the collection of vaccination data for such participants by the ministry.

COVID-19 vaccine slots can now be booked on WhatsApp; check steps to do so here
India

COVID-19 vaccine slots can now be booked on WhatsApp; check steps to do so here

To contact MyGov Corona Helpdesk chatbot, citizens can save the WhatsApp number +91 9013151515 on their phones and start a chat by typing Book Slot and send it to the number

India logs 36,401 new COVID-19 cases, 530 deaths in last 24 hours; recovery rate at 97.5%
India

India logs 36,401 new COVID-19 cases, 530 deaths in last 24 hours; recovery rate at 97.5%

A reduction of 3,286 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours