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No need for third dose before 9 months of second vaccine, health officials tell parliamentary panel
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No need for third dose before 9 months of second vaccine, health officials tell parliamentary panel

Members expressed their reservations on the cost of the RT-PCR test, especially at the airports where it is made mandatory for travellers

India reports 8,309 new COVID-19 cases; active patients decline to 1,03,859
India

India reports 8,309 new COVID-19 cases; active patients decline to 1,03,859

A total of 4,68,790 deaths have been reported so far in the country

No to revenge tourism: ICMR sounds caution ahead of festive season, says increased tourist traffic could push up COVID-19 cases
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No to revenge tourism: ICMR sounds caution ahead of festive season, says increased tourist traffic could push up COVID-19 cases

A sudden increase in population density due to incoming tourists or mass congregations due to social, political or religious reasons can worsen the third wave scenario, say experts

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

India reports 41,195 new COVID-19 infections, 490 deaths in past 24 hrs; active cases increase to 3.8 lakh
India

India reports 41,195 new COVID-19 infections, 490 deaths in past 24 hrs; active cases increase to 3.8 lakh

The active cases increased after registering a decrease for five consecutive days. The national COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 97.45 percent

Study on mixing Covaxin, Covishield doses get DCGI nod, trial to involve 300 volunteers
India

Study on mixing Covaxin, Covishield doses get DCGI nod, trial to involve 300 volunteers

A recent study by ICMR involving 98 people, 18 of whom had mistakenly received a mix of Covishield and Covaxin doses in Uttar Pradesh, showed a better immune response than two doses of the same vaccine

In India's fight against COVID-19, thrust from Ministry of Ayush has been unrelenting
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In India's fight against COVID-19, thrust from Ministry of Ayush has been unrelenting

The Ministry of Ayush has been at the forefront to fight the COVID-19 pandemic by issuing various guidelines and conducting extensive research for medicines

Akshay Kumar becomes brand ambassador of CoviSelf, self-testing rapid antigen test kit for COVID-19
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Akshay Kumar becomes brand ambassador of CoviSelf, self-testing rapid antigen test kit for COVID-19

Compared to lab testing which can take up to 72 hours in some cases, CoviSelf yields results in 20 minutes.

Why speeding up vaccination is key to arresting rise of severe cases from Delta-plus variant
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Why speeding up vaccination is key to arresting rise of severe cases from Delta-plus variant

Delta plus variant: Incased transmissibility, which means that it can spread faster, makes it even more dangerous for a populated country like India

Why WHO assessment of safety and efficacy is essential for Covaxin to get nod for global emergency use
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Why WHO assessment of safety and efficacy is essential for Covaxin to get nod for global emergency use

WHO has said that a COVID-19 vaccine should at least show the efficacy of 50 percent in mandated trials and Covaxin clears this requirement with its latest Phase-3 results

ICMR JRF 2021: Exam on 12 September; check details on icmr.gov.in; pgimer.edu.in
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ICMR JRF 2021: Exam on 12 September; check details on icmr.gov.in; pgimer.edu.in

The test is held usually in the month of July but it has been postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 vaccine: Covaxin effective against Indian, UK COVID-19 strains, says Bharat Biotech
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COVID-19 vaccine: Covaxin effective against Indian, UK COVID-19 strains, says Bharat Biotech

The study was conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Virology and Indian Council of Medical Research, Bharat Biotech said

With 1,31,968 new COVID-19 cases, India records highest one-day spike
India

With 1,31,968 new COVID-19 cases, India records highest one-day spike

The toll increased to 1,67,642 with 780 more fatalities being registered in a day, highest since 18 October

Narendra Modi reaches Hyderabad to review COVID-19 vaccine development at Bharat Biotech
India

Narendra Modi reaches Hyderabad to review COVID-19 vaccine development at Bharat Biotech

The prime minister is visiting the top vaccine hubs to 'get a first-hand perspective of the roadmap in India's endeavour to vaccinate its citizens', said the PMO

Railways to provide coaches with 800 beds in Delhi's Shakur Basti station for COVID-19 treatment
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Railways to provide coaches with 800 beds in Delhi's Shakur Basti station for COVID-19 treatment

As many as 45 doctors and 160 paramedics from the paramilitary forces are in Delhi for deployment at the DRDO hospital and at a COVID care centre in Chhatarpur, the MHA said

India's active COVID-19 cases remain below 6 lakh for second consecutive day; fatality rate drops to 1.49%
India

India's active COVID-19 cases remain below 6 lakh for second consecutive day; fatality rate drops to 1.49%

With over 74 lakh patients being cured from the infectious disease, the national COVID-19 recovery rate jumped to 91.34 percent, said the health ministry

Three COVID-19 reinfection cases identified, says ICMR; two in Mumbai and one in Ahmedabad
India

Three COVID-19 reinfection cases identified, says ICMR; two in Mumbai and one in Ahmedabad

The ICMR chief on Tuesday said that India is taking 100 days as the cut-off period in the identification of reinfection of novel coronavirus cases

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 71.75 lakh; records 55,342 new cases, lowest in over two months
India

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 71.75 lakh; records 55,342 new cases, lowest in over two months

There are 8,38,729 active cases of coronavirus in the country which comprises 11.69 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry

CDSCO asks Bharat Biotech to submit complete immunogenicity data of Phase 2 trial of COVID-19 vaccine
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CDSCO asks Bharat Biotech to submit complete immunogenicity data of Phase 2 trial of COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine candidate, 'Covaxin', is being indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research

India's active COVID-19 cases remain below 9 lakh for second day in a row
India

India's active COVID-19 cases remain below 9 lakh for second day in a row

The COVID-19 toll climbed to 1,07,416 on Saturday with 926 people succumbing to the viral infection in the past 24 hours, said the health ministry