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Centre dismisses reports of CoWIN hack, says data stored in safe and secure digital environment
India

Centre dismisses reports of CoWIN hack, says data stored in safe and secure digital environment

The data being claimed as having been leaked such as the geo-location of beneficiaries is not even collected at CoWIN, said chairman of the Empowered Group on Vaccine Administration Dr RS Sharma

Centre to supply over 4 lakh COVID-19 vaccines to states and UTs in next three days
India

Centre to supply over 4 lakh COVID-19 vaccines to states and UTs in next three days

The Union health ministry said that as of Saturday, more than 1.82 crore vaccine doses are available with states and UTs to be administered

Centre tells social media companies to remove mention of 'Indian variant' of COVID-19
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Centre tells social media companies to remove mention of 'Indian variant' of COVID-19

The IT ministry wrote to companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter saying that WHO has not associated the term 'Indian Variant' with the new B.1.617 variant in any of its reports

Delhi HC asks Centre to inform on steps taken to import Amphotericin B for 'black fungus' treatment
India

Delhi HC asks Centre to inform on steps taken to import Amphotericin B for 'black fungus' treatment

The court noted that the domestic production of the medicine is far less than what is required in India and the Centre has informed that the production capacity of some of the producers has been doubled now

Centre issues new guidelines for COVID-19 containment in peri-urban and rural areas
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Centre issues new guidelines for COVID-19 containment in peri-urban and rural areas

The Union Health Ministry said that symptomatic cases can be triaged in villages by tele-consultation with community health officers (CHO)

People infected with COVID-19 needn’t be vaccinated until 6 months after recovery, govt panel recommends
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People infected with COVID-19 needn’t be vaccinated until 6 months after recovery, govt panel recommends

The same panel has also said the gap between two doses of Covishield should be increased to 12 to 16 weeks.

COVID-19 tracker, 13 May: India records over 4,000 deaths for second straight day; 3,62,727 fresh cases in past 24 hrs
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COVID-19 tracker, 13 May: India records over 4,000 deaths for second straight day; 3,62,727 fresh cases in past 24 hrs

The total caseload rose to 2,37,03,665, while the number of active cases rose to 37,10,525. The active cases comprise 15.65 percent of the total infections

States must form special teams to 'mercilessly' clamp down on black market of COVID-19 drugs: Centre to SC
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States must form special teams to 'mercilessly' clamp down on black market of COVID-19 drugs: Centre to SC

In an affidavit, the Centre said the DCGI has communicated to all state drugs controllers to take strict action against hoarding and black marketing of drugs like remdesivir

Wake up from slumber and respond to COVID-19 challenges, IMA tells health ministry
India

Wake up from slumber and respond to COVID-19 challenges, IMA tells health ministry

The doctors' body said for the last 20 days, it has been insisting on a complete and well-planned national lockdown, but the Centre has refused to implement it

India's COVID-19 crisis: ICMR revises RT-PCR testing guidelines to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs
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India's COVID-19 crisis: ICMR revises RT-PCR testing guidelines to reduce pressure on diagnostic labs

ICMR also seeks to remove mandatory negative RT-PCR test reports for healthy individuals undertaking inter-state domestic travel

Containment ops sub-optimal in Satara, Sangli and Aurangabad, says Centre's report to Maharashtra govt
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Containment ops sub-optimal in Satara, Sangli and Aurangabad, says Centre's report to Maharashtra govt

The Central teams found an 'acute shortage of healthcare workforce' in seven districts, including Satara, Palghar, Jalgaon and Jalna, the report said

India records 35,871 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day rise in 102 days
India

India records 35,871 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day rise in 102 days

The total infection count surged to 1,14,74,605. Registering an increase for the eighth consecutive day, the active caseload reached 2,52,364.

COVID-19 news updates: India registers 18,000 cases for 2nd straight day; 2.09 cr doses administered till 7 am today, says health ministry
India

COVID-19 news updates: India registers 18,000 cases for 2nd straight day; 2.09 cr doses administered till 7 am today, says health ministry

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187. It is followed by Kerala with 2,791 while Punjab reported 1,159 new cases

As India preps for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Centre says 'no proposal' to indemnify vaccine manufacturers
India

As India preps for COVID-19 vaccine rollout, Centre says 'no proposal' to indemnify vaccine manufacturers

Centre in response to an RTI filed said that it currently has no proposal to indemnify or exempt vaccine manufacturers from any liability in case of serious side-effects/adverse reactions due to inoculation of their vaccines.

Health ministry calls urgent meeting today to discuss potent new strain of coronavirus in UK
India

Health ministry calls urgent meeting today to discuss potent new strain of coronavirus in UK

A number of European countries have banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that the potent new strain of the virus was "out of control" and imposed a stringent new stay-at-home lockdown from Sunday.

Narendra Modi says COVID-19 vaccine may be ready in few weeks, Centre to prioritise 1 cr healthcare workers
India

Narendra Modi says COVID-19 vaccine may be ready in few weeks, Centre to prioritise 1 cr healthcare workers

The Union health ministry on Friday said that Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of the active COVID-19 cases and the deaths in the country

Maharashtra prepares for second COVID-19 wave; India active cases remain under 5 lakh
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Maharashtra prepares for second COVID-19 wave; India active cases remain under 5 lakh

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government announced that a COVID-19 RT-PCR negative test report will be mandatory for all teachers, students, and non-teaching staff part in degree, medical and engineering colleges

Delhi sees spike of 5,739 fresh COVID-19 cases; aggressive tracing, testing behind rise, says AAP
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Delhi sees spike of 5,739 fresh COVID-19 cases; aggressive tracing, testing behind rise, says AAP

The Union health ministry, however, said social gatherings during festivities and deteriorating air quality contributed to the surge while experts pointed to complacency among public

COVID-19 cases may increase in winter, Feluda test rollout expected soon, says Centre; tally crosses 70 lakh
India

COVID-19 cases may increase in winter, Feluda test rollout expected soon, says Centre; tally crosses 70 lakh

The Union health ministry also said that the single-day spike in deaths in the country has remained less than 1,000 for eight consecutive days

Tracking COVID-19 deaths in India and around the world as coronavirus toll crosses 1 million
India

Tracking COVID-19 deaths in India and around the world as coronavirus toll crosses 1 million

According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico account for more than 50 percent of the deaths worldwide