April 22, 2021 20:19 (IST)
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Kerala's vaccine stocks will last only three more days: CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to Centre

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.

Telangana writes to Centre flagging Covid-19 vaccine shortage

Hyderabad/IBNS: Telangana has joined several states in citing a shortage of vaccines against coronavirus and has written to Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan stating the stocks would last only for three more days.

Amid record-high Covid cases in Mumbai,Delhi; Centre says vaccination for all ages not anytime soon

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Tuesday made it clear that vaccination for all ages will not open anytime soon, stressing on the need to cover the most vulnerable groups amid a surge in Covid cases in India.

Centre asks states to enforce Covid appropriate behaviour, focus on vaccination

New Delhi/UNI: The Centre on Tuesday suggested to all states and union territories to draw an action plan at the district level to contain the rise in Covid-19 cases.

Gap to administer second dose of Covishield should be increased to 6-8 weeks: Centre

New Delhi: The Centre on Monday directed the state to increase the interval between administering two doses of Covishield by 6-8 weeks for better results, officials said.

'Very worried' about Maharashtra, don't take virus for granted: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Thursday raised concern over the upsurge in the coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, adding that the virus cannot be taken for granted if the country wants to be Covid-free.

Centre rushes multi-disciplinary high level Central teams to states witnessing surge in cases

New Delhi: The Centre has deputed high level multi-disciplinary teams to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for supporting them in public health measures for targeted COVID response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic.

6,31,417 health care workers vaccinated against Covid-19: Centre after Day 4

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Tuesday stated that a cumulative number of healthcare workers vaccinated against COVID-19 has touched 6,31,417 through 11,660 sessions, as per the provisional report.

580 cases of adverse reactions, two deaths not related to Covid vaccination: Centre on Day 3

New Delhi/IBNS: A total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have been vaccinated against the deadly coronavirus till Monday through 7,704 sessions, the Centre stated sharing a provisional report.

Covid vaccine recipients don't get to choose between two options for now: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Tuesday said that no recipient of Covid-19 vaccine gets to choose from the two candidates available in the country for emergency use.

Central teams conducting epidemiological investigation in Bird Flu-hit states

New Delhi/UNI: In wake of confirmation of Avian Influenza, commonly known as ‘Bird Flue’, spreading in seven states, the Central teams constituted by the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy and Health Ministry has been visiting the epicentres of disease and have been conducting the epidemiological investigation in Bird Flu’s epicentres in States.

'Maintain strict vigil': Centre directs 4 states amid rise in Covid-19 cases

New Delhi/IBNS: Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to four states-Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal-urging them to maintain a 'strict vigil' in curbing the spike in Covid-19 cases.

Covid vaccines to rollout within 10 days from date of authorisation: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Tuesday informed that Covid-19 vaccines will be ready for rollout in 10 days from the emergency use authorisation date based on feedback from the dry run.

Centre extends guidelines for surveillance against Covid-19 over UK virus strain

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Monday extended the earlier guidelines for surveillance, which will remain in force upto Jan 31, in the view of the spread of the new strain of coronavirus in the UK.

One crore health workers will get priority in vaccination against Covid-19: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday stated that about one crore health workers in the country will be given priority in vaccination against Covid-19 and that the government developed a digital platform for real-time monitoring of the same.