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Widening gap between two Covishield doses not cover-up, says Dr Anthony Fauci

New Delhi/IBNS: White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci has backed the Indian government's approach to intensify the Covid-19 vaccination drive as it is the key to ending coronavirus crisis in India and called the decision to increase the gap between two doses of Covishield as a "reasonable approach", according to an ANI report.

Date for import of Covid-19 linked supplies extended amid surge in infections

New Delhi/IBS: The last date for import of Covid-related supplies from Chinaw, which expired on March 31 has been extended, the finance ministry said on Thursday.

Kerala church retreat: 4 priests die of Covid, 5 critical

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: Two more priests have died of Covid-19 while five others are critical after attending a five-day annual retreat event organised by the Church of South India (CSI) in April, a Hindustan Times report said, quoting a group of reformist members of the church.

Sisodia says Bharat Biotech refused to supply vaccine doses demanded by Delhi, hits out at Centre

Delhi/IBNS: Delhi Deputy Chief MinisterManish Sisodia has hit out at the Centre's vaccine management saying that Covaxin manufacturer BharatBiotech has refused to supply the vaccine to the national capital.

Chhattisgarh: Police suspect Covid-19 spreading among Maoists; 10 dead, many sick

Dantewada/IBNS: At least 10 Maoists have died of Covid-19 or food poisoning in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police have said, adding that some senior extremist leaders have also contracted the viral infection, reported media.

Karnataka, Delhi to float global tenders to source Covid-19 vaccines

New Delhi/IBNS: After Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha, some other states, including Delhi and Karnataka are taking the global-tender route to replenish the supply of COVID-19 vaccines as domestic supplies fall short of meeting the demand after extension of the vaccination net on May 1, said media reports.

Karnataka minister wants vaccine in stock to be used only for age 45 plus

Bengaluru/UNI: Karnataka Minister for Health and Medical Education Dr. K Sudhakar said on Saturday that the existing stock of Covishield and Covaxin will be used to vaccinate those above 45.

Only 487 MT oxygen reached Delhi yesterday: Sisodia

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that the national capital received only 487 MT of oxygen gas on Friday, much less than the Supreme Court's direction of supplying 700 MT daily.

Centre must give vaccines to states for free: West Bengal govt tells SC

New Delhi/IBNS: The West Bengal government has told the Supreme Court that there should be uniform vaccination policy and the differential policy adopted in the later phase of the vaccination should be scrapped.

Oxygen crisis resolved, now gear up to vaccinate Delhi in three months: Arvind Kejriwal tells ministers, officials

Dehi/IBNS: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced plans to vaccinate all the people eligible within three months now that the oxygen shortage that took hundreds of lives in the national capital has been resolved.

UK scientist urges patience before further lockdown relaxation

London/Xinhua:  Britons need to be "patient for a short period" ahead of the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England on May 17, a government advisory scientist said Saturday.

'Water has gone above head': Delhi High Court to Centre on Oxygen crisis

Delhi/IBNS: Amid rising Covid-19 deaths due to lack of oxygen support, the Delhi high Court on Saturday told the Centre to ensure supply of 490 MT of liquid medical oxygen every day, its allocated share, "by whatever means", according to media reports.

Business establishments to be closed across Odisha after 2 PM till May 15

Bhubaneswar/UNI: The business activities across Odisha will remain closed after 2 PM from May 3 to May 15 in view of rise in covid cases in the state.

Jumbo container based COVID hospitals to come up near oxygen plants: MHA

New Delhi/UNI: In order to tackle logistical issues in transporting liquid medical oxygen to various hospitals in the country,  the Centre on Friday decided to set up jumbo container based Covid hospitals near oxygen producing plants.

Armed forces get emergency financial powers to fight Covid-19

New Delhi/IBNS: The government has granted emergency financial powers to the Indian armed forces to up their efforts to tackle the second wave of Covid-19, which is wreaking havoc across the nation.