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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.

India reports over 1.26 lakh Covid-19 cases, 685 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: In a grim picture, India, which is witnessing a massive surge in Novel Coronavirus cases, on Thursday reported over 1.26 lakh fresh infections from across the vast country of 1.3 billion people.

Covid-19: Over 36 lakh vaccinated in India in past 24 hrs

New Delhi/UNI: India on Friday registered the highest ever single day figure of vaccinating more than 36.7 lakh against the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

India reports over 72,000 Covid-19 cases, biggest single-day spike since early Oct 2020

New Delhi/IBNS: In more worries for 1.3 billion people in the country, India on Thursday reported the biggest single-day spike in Novel Coronavirus cases since Oct 11 last year with the addition of over 72,000 new infections.

International equitable vaccine effort ships 32 million shots to 61 countries

New York: "COVAX works” the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, informing journalists that the UN-backed vaccine initiative has distributed more than 32 million vaccines to 61 countries in just one month. 

Covid-19: India to vaccinate all aged 45 or above from Apr 1

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the spike in Covid-19, the central government on Tuesday said people at the age of 45 or above will be vaccinated from Apr 1.

Covid-19 vaccines do not alter fertility: Expert

Kolkata/UNI: There’s zero evidence that Covid-19 vaccines interfere with fertility. This misinformation is dangerous because the confusion it is based on sounds plausible, but in fact is not, a health expert has opined.

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan takes Covid-19 vaccine shot

New Delhi/IBNS: India's Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine on the second day of the latest vaccination drive phase.

Côte d'Ivoire takes delivery of latest COVAX vaccine shipment, in further boost for Africa

New York: Côte d'Ivoire received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine on Friday making it the second African nation in a week to benefit from the first shipments of shots from the UN-backed global COVAX initiative, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

Kolkata: Beliaghata ID hospital's principal falls sick hours after receiving Covishield's second dose, hospitalized

Kolkata/IBNS: The principal of Kolkata's Beliaghata I.D. and B.G. hospital, Anima Haldar, reportedly fell sick hours after receiving the second dose of Covishield corona vaccine and she is undergoing treatment in the same hospital.

UK vaccine Minister says not planning vaccine passports

Moscow/Sputnik: The United Kingdom does not plan to introduce vaccine passports that would potentially allow people to travel, a minister in charge of COVID-19 vaccine deployment said Sunday.

CK Birla Hospitals, Kolkata- CMRI & BMB administers Covishield to health workers

Kolkata/IBNS: CK Birla Hospitals, Kolkata – CMRI & BMB has started dispensing and administering the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines from Jan 25.

Pandemic will not end for anyone, ‘until it ends for everyone’

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic “will not end for anyone, until it ends for everyone”, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, advocating for an equitable and globally-coordinated vaccine distribution programme.

COVID ‘vaccine hoarding’ putting Africa at risk: WHO

New York: Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday.

7,585 healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 across Assam

Guwahati/IBNS: The fourth day of the massive countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme was conducted successfully in Assam on Tuesday.