Haridwar/IBNS: Uttarakhand's Haridwar reported 594 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the active caseload of the city to 2,812, as thousands gathered to Mahakumbh.
Washington/IBNS: US's federal health officials on Tuesday called for a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine after several cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot were reported among 6.8 million people who received the vaccine.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government has decided to fast-track the emergency approval of foreign-made vaccines against coronavirus amid the whopping surge in infections across the country.
Nagpur/UNI: Four Covid patients allegedly died due to lack of oxygen availability at Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital here on Tuesday, sources said.
New Delhi/UNI: Skymet, the private weather forecast company, on Tuesday, said that the monsoon season in 2021 will be normal, classifying it under a "healthy normal."
Beijing/Sputnik: The Chinese Ministry of Finance has fined 19 pharmaceutical companies for violating the country's accounting law and artificially inflating prices for medicines, according to the ministry's website.
The wildfires in Bajura district of Nepal’s Sudurpashchim province has caused irreparable damage to the wildlife and forests of the region. The fire, started a week ago, has already gutted around 293 hectares of area in the district, as per a report in The Himalayan Times.
New Delhi: The Union Government has been leading the fight against COVID-19 with a proactive and ‘Whole of Government’ approach, with focus on containment, surveillance, testing, COVID Appropriate Behaviour and vaccination.
New York: The COVID-19 pandemic is “a long way from over” but there are many reasons to be optimistic and it’s possible the pandemic can be brought under control “within months”, the head of the UN health agency said on Monday.
New Delhi: India recorded 1,61,736 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours and 879 deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours, as per the data released by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.
Palghar/UNI: Nine Covid patients died on Monday at two different hospitals at Nalla Sopara town of Palghar in Maharashtra, officials said.
New Delhi/IBNS: India overtook Brazil on Monday to become the second-worst hit country globally in terms of Covid-19 infections as the South Asian nation bears the brunt of a second wave of the deadly virus owing to crowded election rallies in several states, religious festivals and relaxed attitudes by the people.
Bengaluru/UNI: Karnataka on Monday reported 9,579 fresh cases of the Covid-19 in the last 24-hours taking the total number of people infected from the pandemic disease to 10,74,869.
Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: Kerala's Covid-19 vaccine stocks will last only three more days and the state needs at least 50 lakh doses soon, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written in a letter to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
Srinagar: The central government has set ball rolling for the appointment of first executive director to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), coming up at Awantipora in southern Kashmir.