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
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%
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
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
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
The vaccine candidate, 'Covaxin', is being indigenously developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research
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
India has less than 9 lakh active COVID-19 cases for first time in a month; total of 69.06 lakh infections recorded in country
The toll climbed to 1,06,490 on Friday with 964 more people succumbing to the viral infection in the span of 24 hours, said the health ministry
Less than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hrs after nearly a month, says health ministry; toll over 96,000
The total coronavirus cases increased to 61,45, 291 with 70,589 new infections, while the toll reached 96,318 after 776 people succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours
Over 1 lakh patients cured in past 24 hrs, India's COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 80.86%; total cases at 55.62 lakh
With 75,809 new COVID-19 cases being reported, the overall figure reached 55,62,663. The case fatality rate stands at 1.6 percent
With over 30 lakh patients cured, India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 77.15%; 83,341 test positive in 24 hrs
The total number of COVID-19 cases mounted to 39,36,747, while the toll due to the disease climbed to 68,472, said the health ministry
India's COVID-19 cases surge past 33.87 lakh after 77,266 test positive in single day, says health ministry
The COVID-19 toll reached 61,529 on Friday after 1,057 more patients succumbed to the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, three Indian COVID-19 vaccines are in different phases of clinical testing at present
The Mumbai-based firm is also ramping up manufacturing of drugs required to treat COVID-19, like Lopinavir-Ritonavir and Hydroxychloroquine
COVAXIN controversy: Doctors in trial sites chosen by ICMR say human trials can’t be fast forwarded, anticipate 6-month observation period
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to begin human trials of COVAXIN last week. The vaccine has been developed in collaboration with the ICMR and National Institute of Virology in Pune.
COVID-19 Vaccine: ICMR says all its processes as per global norms as scientists express concern over COVAXIN timeline
ICMR said that the letter by its director general Balram Bhargava to investigators of the clinical trial sites was meant to "cut unnecessary red tape, without bypassing any necessary process"
Bharat Biotech has passed mandated protocols, animal testing and is now in clinical development of Covid vaccine, Dr Krishna Ella tells Firstpost
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, one of seven Indian companies involved in the indigenous production of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, received the green signal from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to begin human trials of 'Covaxin' last week.
The sanitisation and disinfection practices will protect against all types of viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
Gujarat govt is managing data, not coronavirus, say medical experts: Percentage of deaths in state among highest, even as number of tests remain low
The percentage of deaths from COVID-19 in Gujarat is among the highest in the country, even as the number of tests remains among the lowest, government denials to the contrary notwithstanding. Numbers apart, the fact that the state was consistently trying to cut down on testing got some credence when on 10 May, it made mandatory for all private hospitals to get government approval before testing patients, who are admitted for other ailments, for the coronavirus.
SARS-CoV-2 can stay active on surfaces for quite a while and touching your face or mask is a bad habit that can increase transmission risks.