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India to soon get its first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine: Why is this being touted as a gamechanger?
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India to soon get its first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine: Why is this being touted as a gamechanger?

Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals COVID-19 vaccine, which is awaiting a nod from India’s drug regulators, can be stored at temperatures between 2 and 8 degree Celsius, making its availability in remote areas possible too

India reports single-day rise of 1,581 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths; total toll now at 5.1 lakh
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India reports single-day rise of 1,581 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths; total toll now at 5.1 lakh

The active cases comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent

Why experts believe a fourth COVID-19 wave in India is unlikely to cause much harm
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Why experts believe a fourth COVID-19 wave in India is unlikely to cause much harm

Several countries, including China, Germany and Hong Kong are witnessing a dramatic surge in cases. However, epidemiologists in India believe that unless a deadlier variant of the virus emerges, the country is unlikely to witness another wave of infections

Experts say hybrid immunity, high vaccination numbers may prevent third COVID-19 wave in India
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Experts say hybrid immunity, high vaccination numbers may prevent third COVID-19 wave in India

Coronavirus cases may rise, perhaps across late December-February, but the impact will be milder than what India experienced in the second wave when thousands died and many thousands more were hospitalised

India reopens to fully vaccinated foreign tourists traveling on chartered flights
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India reopens to fully vaccinated foreign tourists traveling on chartered flights

This is first time India has allowed foreign tourists to enter the country since March 2020 when it imposed its first nationwide lockdown

Centre says 69 percent of India's adult population has received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine; 25 pc given both doses
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Centre says 69 percent of India's adult population has received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine; 25 pc given both doses

It also said that increased population density raises chances of COVID-19 spread and it will be prudent to avoid non-essential travel and observe festivity at low key.

COVID-19 vaccine boosters not 'appropriate' at this stage of pandemic, says study in The Lancet
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COVID-19 vaccine boosters not 'appropriate' at this stage of pandemic, says study in The Lancet

The authors noted that across all vaccine types and variants, vaccine efficacy is greater against severe disease than against mild disease.

India lauds patent waiver under WTO agreement, move will enable ramping up manufacturing of COVID vaccines
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India lauds patent waiver under WTO agreement, move will enable ramping up manufacturing of COVID vaccines

US had backed the initiative by India and South Africa, which sought relaxation in the TRIPS agreement norms to ensure availability and affordability of vaccines

Centre should follow global example and make COVID vaccine free for all, says economist Ramakumar
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Centre should follow global example and make COVID vaccine free for all, says economist Ramakumar

The economist's comments comes in the backdrop of the Serum Institute of India’s hiking the price of its COVISHIELD vaccine. The Centre, meanwhile, has asked both SII and Bharat Biotech to lower the prices of their vaccines.

Coronavirus Updates: Kerala govt imposes weekend restrictions, only 'emergency travel' allowed
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Coronavirus Updates: Kerala govt imposes weekend restrictions, only 'emergency travel' allowed

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: 'There is a cap of 75 people indoor and 150 outdoor for marriages and a maximum of 50 people for funeral services,' Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra govt postpones Class 10, 12 board exams due to COVID-19 surge
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Coronavirus update: Maharashtra govt postpones Class 10, 12 board exams due to COVID-19 surge

State education minister Varsha Gaikwad added that the Class 12 exams are likely to be held by the end of May, and Class 10 in June

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Narendra Modi’s ‘strong commitment’ to COVID vaccine development
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WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus lauds Narendra Modi’s ‘strong commitment’ to COVID vaccine development

The PM and world health body chief discussed the value of traditional medicinal systems, with the latter appreciating India’s Ayushman Bharat scheme and campaign against tuberculosis