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PM Modi to hold meeting with top officials to review Covid-19 situation in county at 8pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narenda Modi will hold a meeting on Covid-19 and the situation of vaccination in India and top officers across ministries will participate in the meeting, said media reports.

Nepal foreign minister dials Jaishankar, raises the issue of vaccine supply delay

Kathmandu/New Delhi/IBNS: Nepal has raised the delay in the supply of Covid-19 vaccine jabs with India, said media reports.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tests Covid-19 positive

Mumbai/IBNS: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday afternoon, the organisation said on its official Twitter handle.

Vaccine shortage not a figment of Maharashtra govt's imagination, it's real: Omar

Srinagar/UNI: Asserting that it's safe to say the COVID-19 vaccine shortage is not a figment of the Maharashtra government's imagination, former chief minister and NC vice president Omar Abdullah on Thursday said that it is real and won't be resolved by war of words between people in responsible positions.

AstraZeneca sends legal notice to Serum Institute over delays in vaccine supply

New Delhi/IBNS: Serum Institute of India (SII) has been served a legal notice by AstraZeneca over vaccine supply delays, a Business Standard report said.

Centre directs States, UTs to enforce Covid protocols strictly amid fresh surge of cases

New Delhi/UNI: Amid jump in Covid 19 cases in the country, the Centre has asked all States and Union Territories (UTs) to enforce coronavirus safety measure strictly including wearing of face masks, hand hygiene and social distancing.

Vaccine diplomacy: Advantage India as Sri Lanka replaces Chinese vaccine with India-made AstraZenca shots over safety concerns

Colombo/New Delhi/IBNS: In what is being viewed as a big win for India in vaccine diplomacy, Sri Lanka has put on hold Chinese Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine and would use India-manufactured Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine to vaccinate 14 million people, media reports said.

India supplies 23 million Covid-19 vaccines to 20 countries

New Delhi/IBNS: India has supplied nearly 23 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine globally, both as aid and commercial supplies, and more units will be sent to countries in Latin America and Africa in the coming weeks.

Norway issues coronavirus vaccine caution on elderly as 23 die days after vaccination

New Delhi/IBNS: Norway has cautioned against vaccinating the very old and terminally ill patients with Coronavirus vaccine after 23 people died in the country after a few days of the injection.

Akhilesh retracts from his statement on Covid vaccine

Lucknow/UNI: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, who on Saturday termed the Covid vaccines used for immunisation in India as "BJP's vaccine" that couldn't be trusted and also urged people to not get immunised, changed his statement on Sunday.

Covaxin's approval premature, dangerous: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi/UNI: Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday expressed apprehensions over the DCGI's nod for the emergency use of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin'.

PM Modi pushes tie up with Luxembourg for refrigerated vaccine transport boxes for Covid vaccine

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted Luxembourg's offer to set up a specialised refrigerated vaccine transportation plant in Gujarat in order to ensure delivery of coronavirus vaccine to every corner of India, said a Hindustan Times report.

Supreme Court asks state govts to fix reasonable ambulance charge for Covid patients

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the states to fix a reasonable rate for ambulance services to Covid patients and ensure there are sufficient ambulances in each district to take the Covid patients to hospitals, reported media.