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India exported over 6 crore vaccines, current focus on domestic demand: Govt tells Lok Sabha

New Delhi/UNI: India has so far exported over six crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin - under its 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative, but now domestic supplies are the primary concern, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Study finds Coronavirus infections three times lower in double vaccinated people

London: A new research has found that double vaccinated people were three times less likely than unvaccinated people to test positive for the coronavirus.

Pandemic far from over, 8 states show rise in R-Factor: Centre warns amid Delta variant spread

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Tuesday warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is "still raging" and eight states have shown a rise in the R-factor, which is a "significant problem".

Robin Hood Army to vaccinate 1.5 lakh underprivileged citizens, serve 5 million meals in collaboration with WhatsApp, Uber and Google

Kolkata/IBNS: Robin Hood Army (RHA), the volunteer-based zero funds organization has joined hands with WhatsApp, Uber and Google to bring together volunteers who will help vaccinate 1.5 lakh Indians and serve 5 million meals to those most affected by the pandemic across every state of India by Aug 2021.

India records 41,831 new COVID cases, 541 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: India recorded 41,831 fresh infections of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the total caseload to 3,16,55,824, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Bhutan, with excellent communication strategy, vaccinates 85 percent of its people above 18 years

Bhutan has administered second doses of vaccine to almost 85 percent of people who are above the age of 18 years in a week-long inspired vaccination drive that has gained it international attention. With this, around 60 percent of its entire population of around 750,000 people is now fully vaccinated. The US had recently donated 550,000 Moderna vaccines to Bhutan. 

Delta variant capable of infecting fully vaccinated people: Virologists

New Delhi/IBNS: The delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of Coronavirus, having the potential to infect even the fully-vaccinated people,  virologists and epidemiologists have observed, raising concern at a time when most parts of the world are relaxing restrictions.

India adds 39, 742 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hours, 535 new deaths

New Delhi/IBNS: India added 39,742 fresh cases of Coronavirus in the last 24 hours while deaths from the virus rose by 535, the Union Health Ministry stated in its daily bulletin on Sunday.

China starts vaccinating children, teenagers against COVID-19

Beijing/UNI/SPUTNIK: Several Chinese regions on Monday began vaccinating minors aged between 12-17 against the coronavirus after health authorities approved two inactivated vaccines for emergency use on those over three years old.

Act now to provide COVID-19 vaccines for all: ECOSOC President

New York: Ensuring COVID-19 vaccines for all will be critical if the world is to defeat the pandemic, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Munir Akram, said on Friday in his address to the closing its high-level segment.

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage reaches nearly 40 cr: Ministry of Health

New Delhi: India’s cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage reached nearly 40 crore (39,93,62,514), as per the 7 pm provisional report on Friday.

Decline in routine childhood vaccinations, another pandemic fallout

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major backsliding in childhood vaccinations, with 23 million children worldwide missing out on routine immunizations last year, two UN agencies reported on Wednesday.

Star Health study reveals reduction in mortality, ICU stay and treatment cost among COVID-19 vaccinated patients

New Delhi: A first of its kind retrospective cohort study on impact of vaccination among Covid-19 patients by Star Health and Allied Insurance, one of the leading standalone health Insurance company in India, unveiled the significant impacts of vaccination among individuals 45 years and above.

India continues to see dip in COVID cases, reports 43,071 new infections

New Delhi/IBNS: India reported 43,071 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than Saturday. The Asian country recorded 955 deaths during the same period.

Centre asks states to pace up vaccination coverage, monitor COVID situation

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Friday directed states to pace up the vaccination coverage while rejuvenating the momentum of economic recovery.