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West Bengal reports 'zero' COVID deaths in past 24 hours

Kolkata/IBNS: For the first time in nearly a year, West Bengal on Monday recorded no Covid-19 related death in the last 24 hours, reports said.

Coronavirus vaccines to be capped at Rs. 250 per shot in private hospitals: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: Coronavirus vaccines will be capped at Rs. 250 per shot at private hospitals and health centres, the Union Health Ministry has said in a statement.

Vaccinate frontline staff fast: Centre tells states reporting surge in Covid cases

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday wrote to five states that have reported a surge in the daily Covid-19 cases and asked them to expedite vaccination of healthcare staff and frontline workers in districts worst affected.

India sees steepest rise in active coronavirus cases since Nov end

New Delhi/IBNS: India witnessed a massive spike in active coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours with 4,421 infections, which is the steepest rise since the end of November.

Nepal completes first phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive

Kathmandu: Nepal has completed the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive.

AstraZeneca COVID jab 'less effective against South Africa variant': Reports

Johannesburg/UNI: According to reports the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford offers only limited protection against the South African variant of the coronavirus, a spokesman for the British drugmaker said here on Sunday.

Another sero survey finds over 56 percent residents of Delhi have developed antibodies against Coronavirus

New Delhi: A  fifth serological survey conducted in New Delhi has found that more than 56 percent of residents in Delhi have been exposed to the coronavirus and they have developed antibodies for the infection, government revealed on Tuesday.

Sikkim records six new Coronavirus cases

Gangtok/UNI: Sikkim recorded six new Coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, an official said here today.

India officially hands over 20 lakh Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh

Dhaka/UNI: India officially handed over 20 lakh vaccines for Novel Coronavirus to Bangladesh as a gift on Thursday.

PM Modi, Chief Ministers to get Covid-19 vaccine in second phase

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive coronavirus vaccine  in the second phase of the country-wide immunisation drive along with chief minister and MPs and MLAs over 50, reported the media.

Mask-wearing linked to reduced COVID-19 transmission, US modelling study suggests

London: Mask-wearing is associated with better control of COVID-19 transmission in the community, according to a study that links data from a survey of more than 300,000 people in the US with localised estimates of virus transmission based on the reproductive number (R), published today in The Lancet Digital Health journal.

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.

South Korea detects first case of Brazilian strain of Coronavirus: KCDC

Seoul/Sputnik: South Korea has confirmed its first case of the new strain of coronavirus that was originally discovered in Brazil, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Monday.

Covid vaccination drive begins in Goa

Panaji, Jan 16 (UNI) The nationwide launch of COVID vaccine was held on Saturday via Video Conference by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant virtually attended the launch at the Covid Vaccination Block in Goa Medical College (GMC), Bambolim.

India reports less than 20,000 daily new cases of Covid-19 since past 7 days: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The ongoing trend of contraction of India’s daily new cases continues with the country recording less than 20,000 daily new cases since the last 7 days, the Union Health Ministry stated on Thursday