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Kashmir's health workers enter snow bound areas to provide vaccines

Budgam/IBNS: Having worked in the Health Department for several years, Abida Gani had an unusual task ahead of her Thursday, during a covid vaccination drive in the snow-bound upper reaches of Budgam district.

COVID-19: Argentina reports first florona case

Buenos Aires/UNI/Xinhua: The first case of florona, a double infection with both Covid-19 and influenza complications , was reported in Argentina's Santa Fe province, local health ministry said on Thursday.

Sri Lankan health authorities warn against Omicron

Colombo/UNI/Xinhua: Sri Lanka's health authorities on Friday said with a rise in the number of Omicron infected patients, the new variant was soon becoming dominant that would overtake the Delta variant in the country.

US offers North Korea 60 mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Seoul/UNI/Sputnik: Washington has offered to provide North Korea with 60 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine through the United Nations tools, which Pyongyang has greeted with enthusiasm although it has not officially responded yet, South Korean lawmaker and Chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the National Assembly Kim Kyung-hyup said on Friday.

IIT Kharagpur creates device for detecting oral cancer

Kharagpur: IIT Kharagpur, under Ministry of Education, Government of India, have developed a new highly accurate, portable, yet user-friendly, affordable and non-invasive device for detecting oral cancer in resource-constrained clinical settings.

Cases drop for first time as Africa’s fourth COVID-19 wave ebbs

New York: For the first time in Africa since the peak of the Omicron wave, weekly COVID-19 cases dropped significantly and deaths dipped, the World Health Organization (WHO) informed on Thursday.

More than 20 Covid cases detected on Argentine research station in Antarctica

Buenos Aires/UNI/Sputnik: More than 20 cases of the coronavirus have been detected on the Esperanza Base research station of Argentina in Antarctica, media reported.

India records 3,47,254 new COVID-19 cases, 703 deaths in past 24 hours

New Delhi: India witnessed yet another day of spike as 3,47,254 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Friday.

AstraZeneca appoints Ram Mudaliar as India Lead of its Clinical Data & Insights Division

Bengaluru/IBNS: AstraZeneca India Private Limited, the services arm of AstraZeneca, a science-led biopharmaceutical company, on Thursday announced the appointment of Ram Mudaliar as the India lead of their Clinical Data & Insights (CDI) division.

Delhi records 43 Covid deaths in 24 hrs, highest since June

New Delhi/IBNS: Delhi on Thursday reported 43 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, which is the highest number of deaths due to the virus since June 10 last year when 44 people had died.

India registers 3,17,532 new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity rate touches 16.41 percent

New Delhi: India registered a significant spike in COVID-19 cases as 3,17,532 new instances were recorded in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Thursday.

In a big boost, Covaxin, Covishield get full market authorisation

New Delhi/IBNS: In a big boost to India's fight against COVID-19, an expert panel of the central drug authority on Wednesday cleared the country's two indigenous vaccines-Covaxin and Covishield-for full use.

China blames mail from Canada to be the source of Omicron's arrival in Beijing: Reports

Beijing: Chinese authorities believe that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 might have entered Beijing via contaminated mail from Canada.

COVID-19: WHO expresses hope worst of Omicron wave is over

New York: Omicron continues to sweep the world, but cases seem to have peaked in some countries, which gives the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) hope that the worst of this latest wave of COVID-19 is over.

India's daily COVID-19 positivity rate touches 15.13 pct

New Delhi: India witnessed yet another day of spike as daily positivity rate touched 15.13 percent while 2,82,970 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday.