April 17, 2021 08:47 (IST)
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Pakistan reports 110 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours 

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday confirmed the deaths of 110 coronavirus deaths during the last 24 hours due to COVID-19, media reports said.

Centre ropes in more PSUs, pumps money to increase Bharat Biotech's Covaxin production to 10 crore per month by Sept

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the steep rise in Covid-19 cases, the Centre on Friday said it is taking steps to increase and accelerate the production of indigenous vaccines under Atma Nirbhar Bharat 3.0 Mission COVID Suraksha.

Covid-19 is primarily airborne, safety protocol should be changed urgently: Lancet study

London/IBNS: A report published by The Lancet journal has dismissed the popular scientific view that SARS-CoV-2 or the novel coronavirus is not an airborne pathogen.

Harsh Vardhan reviews preparedness of AIIMS New Delhi in light of recent surge of COVID19 cases

New Delhi: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, on Friday visited All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi to review their COVID-19 preparedness in light of recent surge of COVID cases in the Capital.

India witnesses another day surge in COVID-19 cases, 1185 people die in past 24 hours 

New Delhi: There seems to be no respite from the hands of COVID-19 as India recorded 2,17,353 new cases in the past 24 hours, marking yet another day of surge in patient numbers, official government data released on Friday unveiled.

Covid-19: 156 CAPF personnel test positive in 24 hrs, total surges to 577

New Delhi/UNI: As many as 156 security personnel of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) have tested positive for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of infections to 577, officials said here on Thursday.

Double mutant strains have a role in sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in India : Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Strains of coronavirus with double mutations have been found in patients in 10 states and this could be the cause behind the jump in Covid-19 cases in these states,an NDTV report said, citing top sources in the Union Health Ministry.

India reports over 2 lakh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi/UNI: India has registered 2,00,739 new Covid-19 cases within the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

Karnataka reports 11,265 Covid cases, highest one-day spike this year

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka reported the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases this year by recording 11,265 new infections in the last 24 hours.

Remdesivir prices to go below Rs 3,500, assures minister: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Wednesday that the manufacturers of Remdesivir have decided to reduce the price of the anti-viral drug to less than Rs 3,500 by the end of the current week, said media reports.

Massive Spike: India reports 1,84,372 new COVID-19 cases, 1027 deaths 

New Delhi: India reported 1,84,372 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, marking a sharp rise in daily case count, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday.

Argentine scientists say one dose of Russia's Sputnik V develops high immune response

Moscow/Sputnik: The Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V prompts a high immune response even with a single dose, a study by Argentine scientists and cited by the country's government on Tuesday, has shown.

India clears way for foreign-made Covid vaccines, invites applications

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.

Maharashtra: Four Covid patients die due to lack of oxygen in Nagpur

Nagpur/UNI: Four Covid patients allegedly died due to lack of oxygen availability at Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital here on Tuesday, sources said.

COVID ‘long way from over’ as cases and deaths surge: WHO

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.