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COVID-19: Housing complex in Kolkata’s Newtown vaccinates residents and support staff

Kolkata/IBNS: Amid the lockdown to combat COVID-19  some housing societies and enclaves are taking an initiative to vaccinate their residents in Kolkata.

Supreme Court slams Centre's vaccination policy for 18-44 years old

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the Centre's policy of giving free vaccination to those above 45 years and charging a hefty amount from those below that age.

Donating vaccines to other countries was PR exercise for PM Modi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday slammed the Central government for the vaccine crisis and said gifting doses free of cost to other countries was a "propaganda tool" for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Nearly 90 pct of India witnessing high Covid positivity rate: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: Nearly 90 per cent of India is witnessing a high Covid positivity rate, the government said on Tuesday adding that 640 districts out of the 734 are above the national threshold level of 5 per cent positivity rate.

Don't fall for rumours about vaccines: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi/IBNS: As the country continues to reel under the second wave of Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged countrymen to not fall prey to rumours about vaccines and to get information from the right source.

Goa seeks permission to vaccinate hospitality sector workers

Panaji/UNI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the state government had written to Union Health Ministry to grant permission to vaccinate state's hospitality sector's workforce across age barriers.

Maharashtra: Vaccination stopped in Navi Mumbai

Thane/UNI: Vaccination in Navi Mumbai centers have been suspended due to technical issues, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) Commissioner Abhijit bhangar said.

Rahul Gandhi writes to Modi over pace of COVID vaccine production and inoculation

New Delhi/UNI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to accelerate the Corona vaccine production and inoculation with the second wave of the pandemic hitting hard in India.

Focus on micro-containment, extensive testing, 'Covid curfew' to contain spread: PM Modi to CMs

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked state chief ministers to focus on creating micro-containment zones and extensive testing as means to contain the spread of Covid-19 second wave, which pushed up the daily surge of cases to 1.26 lakh in 24 hours.

No shortage of Covid vaccines: Harsh Vardhan slams Maharashtra govt's claim

New Delhi/IBNS: After Maharashtra Minister Rajesh Tope's concern that states might run out of Covid-19 vaccines, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday slammed such "deplorable attempts by some state governments to distract attention from their failures and spread panic among the people".

Schools up to class 8 to remain close till Apr 11 amid Covid surge: UP govt

Lucknow/UNI: With a spike in coronavirus cases across the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered the closure of all classes from class I to class VIII in the state-run and private school till April 11 and instructed officials to take action against people who do not wear masks in public places.

Arvind Kejriwal calls emergency meeting amid Covid surge in Delhi

New Delhi/UNI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting at his residence on Friday in the wake of an increase in coronavirus infections in the national capital.

States can impose local restrictions to contain Covid spread: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: States and Union Territories, based on their assessment of the situation, may impose local restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Centre said in its fresh guidelines on Tuesday.

Covid warriors in Odisha to be vaccinated from Feb 6 onwards

Bhubaneswar/UNI: Vaccination program of Covid frontline warriors including personnel from the police, revenue, disaster management, housing and urban development departments will commence on Feb 6 in Odisha.

Maldives President Solih congratulates Modi for launching COVID-19 vaccination drive 

Male: Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday congratulated Indian PM Narendra Modi for initiating the COVID-10 vaccination drive a day before.