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West Bengal Govt extends COVID restrictions for 15 more days with relaxations, no local trains till Aug 31

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the extension of the ongoing Covid19-induced restrictions in the state till Aug 31 with some additional relaxations.

India gives approval to Johnson & Johnson's single-dose Covid vaccine

New Delhi: India on Saturday gave approval to US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.

UAE eases travel restrictions for Indians and travellers of five other countries

Dubai/IBNS: United Arab Emirates will lift restrictions on the entry of passengers from India and five other countries, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday, according to media reports

Delhi Metro, public buses to run at full capacity, theaters at 50 pc as state govt eases Covid restrictions

Delhi/IBNS: The Delhi government has allowed Delhi Metro and public buses to run at full capacity while cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes can reopen at 50 per cent capacity starting Monday.

Heat wave warning by IMD for Delhi,Punjab, UP and some other states

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a heat wave warning for some pockets of Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh Punjab, North Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Northwest Madhya Pradesh over the next two days due to dry westerly winds blowing from Pakistan to north west India.

No more Sunday curfew in Madhya Pradesh as Covid situation improves

Bhopal/ IBNS: The Madhya Pradesh government on has announced relaxation in Covid-induced curfew on Sundays, following improvements in the coronavirus situation in the state.

Zydus Cadila Covid-19 vaccine for 12-18 to be available soon: Centre to SC

Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that a new coronavirus vaccine developed by Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila will be available for the population in the age group 12 to 18 years, according to media reports.

Prime Minister chairs review meeting on Covid-19 vaccination drive

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a meeting of Covid-19 vaccination drive in the country amid the fears of a third wave of infection as cases of Delta Plus variant of the virus are being reported.

Mumbai Police arrests 8 people for holding fake coronavirus vaccination camps

Mumbai/IBNS: Police have arrested eight people in connection with organising fake Covid19 vaccination camps where at least 2,000 people fell prey.

Man injected with empty syringe in Bihar's Chhapra; video goes viral

Chhapra/IBNS: A man was injected with an empty syringe by a nurse at a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Bihar's Chhapra.

Covid19: Mizoram, Manipur first two Northeastern states to report Delta variant

New Delhi/IBNS: Mizoram and Manipur are the first two Northeastern states that have reported the presence of highly infectious Delta variant of coronavirus.

Reopening of schools: Niti Ayog's Dr VK Paul has to say this

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has said that a time should come when the schools can be reopened as more and more people are vaccinated, including teachers, and people adopt Covid-appropriate behaviour and implement social distancing in everyday lives.

Test-track-treat and vaccinate: Centre asks states to follow golden rule to stop Covid spread in post-lockdown period

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Saturday asked the states to adhere to the "extremely important" five-fold strategy of Covid-appropriate behaviour--test-track-treat and vaccinate to stop the spread of the virus.

G7 Summit: PM Modi calls for united approach to fight Covid19, future pandemics at outreach session

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to the G7 States to take a united approach to fight the coronavirus pandemic and similar health emergencies in future with the mantra "One Earth, One Health" as India saw support for its proposal for a waiver of patent protection for Covid-19 vaccines.

India asks China to renew visas of students, professionals inoculated with Chinese vaccine

New Delhi/IBNS: India has asked China to issue visas to students and professionals who have taken Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines, which is one of the travel conditions imposed by Beijing to enter the country amid the pandemic.