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India adds 1,761 Covid cases, lowest single-day rise in nearly two years
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India adds 1,761 Covid cases, lowest single-day rise in nearly two years

The death toll climbed to 5,16,479 with 127 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated

India's daily COVID-19 cases drop below 20,000-mark in nearly 50 days, adds 673 new deaths
India

India's daily COVID-19 cases drop below 20,000-mark in nearly 50 days, adds 673 new deaths

The active cases comprise 0.52 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.28 per cent

Uttar Pradesh declared as COVID-affected state, announcement to be in effect till 31 March
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Uttar Pradesh declared as COVID-affected state, announcement to be in effect till 31 March

According to the Union Health Ministry, Uttar Pradesh reported two cases of Omicron, both of whom have recovered from the virus

India's Omicron tally rises to 236; 7,495 COVID-19 infections and 434 deaths registered in 24 hours
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India's Omicron tally rises to 236; 7,495 COVID-19 infections and 434 deaths registered in 24 hours

At 65, Maharashtra has the maximum cases of Omicron variant followed by Delhi with 64, Telangana 24, Karnataka 19, Rajasthan 21 and Kerala 15

Omicron cases in India: Tally stands at 213, PM Modi to review COVID-19 situation tomorrow
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Omicron cases in India: Tally stands at 213, PM Modi to review COVID-19 situation tomorrow

The Centre has already asked states to impose night curfew and strictly regulate large gatherings amid a surge in cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant in different parts of the country

Winter Session: Bill on assisted reproductive technology to be tabled in Lok Sabha today
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Winter Session: Bill on assisted reproductive technology to be tabled in Lok Sabha today

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020 seeks regulation and supervision of ART clinics and banks, prevention of misuse, safe and ethical practice of ART services

How declining fertility in India will be a great boon in the long run
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How declining fertility in India will be a great boon in the long run

The latest National Family Health Survey, released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare early this week, indicates Indians have stabilised their numbers on average, at just about replacement rate

Why over 10,000 resident doctors across the country have decided to go on strike from today
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Why over 10,000 resident doctors across the country have decided to go on strike from today

The Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association called for a nationwide strike to protest against the postponement of NEET PG counselling 2021

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

Centre allows foreign nationals to register for COVID-19 vaccine on CoWin portal; check details here
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Centre allows foreign nationals to register for COVID-19 vaccine on CoWin portal; check details here

The beneficiaries would need to be registered on the CoWin portal and they can do so by using their passport as an identity document for registration

CanSino Biologics to begin final phase of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia
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CanSino Biologics to begin final phase of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine in Saudi Arabia

This final leg of human vaccine trials will recruit 5,000 volunteers above age 18 in Riyadh, Dammam and Mecca.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A remains on hold as Italian government examines medical guidelines before announcing resumption
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Serie A remains on hold as Italian government examines medical guidelines before announcing resumption

Serie A teams have been allowed to start practice this week but only with players training individually and respecting social distancing. Full team practice is due to begin on 18 May, but only if the medical protocol is approved.

73% of those who have died of COVID-19 are men: Health Ministry data
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73% of those who have died of COVID-19 are men: Health Ministry data

Lav Agarwal broke down the demographics of the pandemic in India and said that confirmed cases consist of 76% males and 24% females.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi government starts WhatsApp helpline number for citizens
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Delhi government starts WhatsApp helpline number for citizens

This is a 24-hr service that aims to provide up to date and verified information on the pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook Messenger chatbot released to educate users about the global pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook Messenger chatbot released to educate users about the global pandemic

Facebook Messenger chatbot is available in both Hindi and English languages in India.

Coronavirus Outbreak: How Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Microsoft, Instagram are helping users cope with the pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: How Apple, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Microsoft, Instagram are helping users cope with the pandemic

Combating fake news or misinformation about COVID-19 is also one of the most important issues right now for social media platforms.

Govt launches MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp to combat misinformation, inform citizens
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Govt launches MyGov Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp to combat misinformation, inform citizens

With myths and misinformation spreading as fast as coronavirus itself, the Centre has launched an official chatbot on WhatsApp to resolve any queries related to COVID-19

Coronavirus outbreak: Over 1.97 lakh airplane passengers have been screened for novel virus so far, Centre tells Lok Sabha
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Coronavirus outbreak: Over 1.97 lakh airplane passengers have been screened for novel virus so far, Centre tells Lok Sabha

Over 1.97 lakh passengers travelling in 1,818 flights have been screened for novel coronavirus, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday as he outlined the steps taken by the government to deal with the virus since its outbreak last month.

Health ministry seeks info from MEA on Indian visa applicants after outbreak of coronavirus in China
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Health ministry seeks info from MEA on Indian visa applicants after outbreak of coronavirus in China

Coronavirus has infected more than 220 people, resulting in the death of three people but WHO says the risk is low.