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COVID-19: India reports 9,062 new cases, 36 deaths
India

COVID-19: India reports 9,062 new cases, 36 deaths

The death toll climbed to 5,27,134 with 36 new fatalities, including six reconciled by Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated

Govt plans easing visa norms, boosting medical infra in select cities to attract more foreign patients
India

Govt plans easing visa norms, boosting medical infra in select cities to attract more foreign patients

The efforts are part of the 'Heal In India' initiative, which aims at positioning the country as a global hub for medical and wellness tourism, and a destination of choice for quality healthcare services

Couples opting for surrogacy to buy three-year health insurance for surrogate mothers: Centre
India

Couples opting for surrogacy to buy three-year health insurance for surrogate mothers: Centre

The insurance amount should be sufficient enough to cover expenses for all complications arising out of the pregnancy and also postpartum delivery complications

First case of monkeypox in Kerala: How India is planning to beat the virus
India

First case of monkeypox in Kerala: How India is planning to beat the virus

The health ministry on Thursday asked states and Union Territorites to start screening at points of entries, contact-tracing, and undertake surveillance activities following detection of a case

For first time ever, Centre proposes over-the-counter sale of 16 commonly used medicines
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For first time ever, Centre proposes over-the-counter sale of 16 commonly used medicines

A large number of drugs in the country are easily available at pharmacies without a prescription from a doctor, but India’s drug laws do not define OTC medicines

India's active COVID-19 cases rise to 15,814 as country logs 2,710 new infections in 24 hrs
India

India's active COVID-19 cases rise to 15,814 as country logs 2,710 new infections in 24 hrs

Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll climbed to 5,24,539 with 14 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated

India reports 2,827 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs; active infections dip to 19,067
India

India reports 2,827 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs; active infections dip to 19,067

The coronavirus death toll climbed to 5,24,181 with 24 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated

India logs 1,233 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infections dip to 14,704
India

India logs 1,233 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infections dip to 14,704

A reduction of 674 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India reports 6915 new COVID infections; active cases below one lakh after two months
India

India reports 6915 new COVID infections; active cases below one lakh after two months

The death toll climbed to 5,14,023 with 180 new fatalities reported in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am stated.

India records 8,013 new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day rise in two months
India

India records 8,013 new COVID-19 cases, lowest single-day rise in two months

The death toll has climbed to 5,13,843 with 119 daily fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

COVID-19 vaccination, including booster shots, to be delayed by 3 months post-recovery: Centre
India

COVID-19 vaccination, including booster shots, to be delayed by 3 months post-recovery: Centre

India has so far administered more than 161 crore vaccine doses including 74 lakh precaution jabs, says government

Assembly elections 2022: Election Commission to review ban on rallies, road shows today
India

Assembly elections 2022: Election Commission to review ban on rallies, road shows today

The poll panel is holding the virtual meets to seek inputs from the Union Health Ministry, experts, the five poll-bound states and respective state chief electoral officers to arrive at a decision

Omicron surge: Centre asks nine states, Union territories to step up COVID-19 testing
India

Omicron surge: Centre asks nine states, Union territories to step up COVID-19 testing

In the absence of sufficient testing, it is rather impossible to determine the true level of COVID-19 infection spread in the community, Additional Secretary of Union Health Ministry Arti Ahuja said in her letter dated 5 January, 2022.

Centre issues clarification on COVID-19 'precautionary doses' for those above 60 years; says no requirement for medical certificate
India

Centre issues clarification on COVID-19 'precautionary doses' for those above 60 years; says no requirement for medical certificate

Senior citizens with co-morbidities, who have received two doses of the vaccine, will on doctor's advice be provided with the precaution dose from 10 January

Stricter norms for international passengers to be effective from midnight on Tuesday
India

Stricter norms for international passengers to be effective from midnight on Tuesday

Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday advised states not to let their guards down and keep a strict vigil on the international passengers coming to the country

COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads to more countries as world on alert
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COVID-19 variant Omicron spreads to more countries as world on alert

New cases were confirmed Saturday in Germany and Italy, with Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong also reporting that the variant has been found in travellers

Over 116.50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states/UTs, says Centre
India

Over 116.50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses provided to states/UTs, says Centre

Union health ministry said more than 15.54 crore balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered

India adds 16,156 new COVID-19 infections, 733 fatalities; active cases lowest in 243 days
India

India adds 16,156 new COVID-19 infections, 733 fatalities; active cases lowest in 243 days

The ministry said the daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 34 straight days and less than 50,000 for 123 consecutive days

India logs 14,306 new COVID-19 cases, 443 fresh fatalities; number of vaccines administered crosses 102 crore
India

India logs 14,306 new COVID-19 cases, 443 fresh fatalities; number of vaccines administered crosses 102 crore

The active cases comprise 0.49 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national recovery rate is at 98.18 percent, highest since March 2020

Over 96 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India, says Union health ministry
India

Over 96 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India, says Union health ministry

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said