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India reports 14,989 fresh Covid-19 cases
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India reports 14,989 fresh Covid-19 cases

As many as 14,989 new COVID-19 cases and 98 deaths were reported from India in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Wednesday. With 13,123 fresh recoveries, the cumulative discharges reached 1,08,12,044. The total coronavirus caseload in the country has gone up to 1,11,39,516, including 1,70,126 active cases and 1,57,346 deaths. As per the Health Ministry, a total of 1,56,20,749 people in the country have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The second round of the nation-wide vaccination drive is currently underway, and several national leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),...
Africa’s Covid-19 fight boosted as jabs reach Nigeria, Angola
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Africa’s Covid-19 fight boosted as jabs reach Nigeria, Angola

 Millions of coronavirus shots from the global Covax scheme have arrived in Nigeria, Angola and Kenya, as African countries ramp up their vaccine rollouts. Richer countries have surged ahead with vaccinations but many poorer countries are still awaiting deliveries, prompting the World Health Organisation (WHO) to warn that the crisis cannot end unless everyone can inoculate their populations. The Covax facility, run by the WHO along with health NGOs, is aiming to supply vaccines to dozens of countries in the first 100 days of 2021, and two billion doses by the end of the year. While the continent's most populous country Nigeria received almost four million jabs on Tuesday, Angola received more than 600,000 doses and DR Congo was scheduled to get a consignment later, following recent...
Mizoram reports only one new Covid-19 case in last 24 hrs
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Mizoram reports only one new Covid-19 case in last 24 hrs

Mizoram reported only one new COVID-19 case in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 4,427, the state health department informed on Wednesday. The state now has 20 active cases, while 4,397 people have recovered from the disease. The death toll in the state stands at 10. India commenced its second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive to inoculate people above 60 years and those over 45 with comorbidities against the coronavirus from March 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday kicked off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country by getting vaccinated. As of 9:30 am on Tuesday there have been 39 lakh registrations for COVID-19 on Co-Win 2.0 portal, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan had earlier informed...
Ayushmann Khurrana praises CISF for commendable work to curb Covid-19 pandemic in North East
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Ayushmann Khurrana praises CISF for commendable work to curb Covid-19 pandemic in North East

Deeply moved by the commendable work that the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in Guwahati has been doing amid the COVID-19 pandemic in India, Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana who is currently shooting for his next, 'Anek', was requested to send a video message to the entire unit stationed in Assam and the actor sent them a heartfelt thank you. The armed forces of India have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, protecting the citizens of the country while being in harm's way. The 'Badhaai Ho' star sent a video message to the front line warriors in which he said, "I would like to congratulate all the majors and soldiers from the CISF Guwahati regiment on how right since COVID-19 unfolded, until now, they have contributed to the aviation security with pati...
Harsh Vardhan takes first jab of Covid-19 vaccine
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Harsh Vardhan takes first jab of Covid-19 vaccine

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute here. His wife also took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday kicked off the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country by getting the vaccine shot. Harsh Vardhan had earlier praised PM Modi for leading by example by getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The second phase of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive for age-appropriate population groups began on Monday with the Union Health Ministry calling out eligible people to get an appointment at respective hospitals in the country. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday had also pointed out that in the next few days the "walk-in sy...
Tokyo asks China to end Covid-19 anal swabs for Japanese
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Tokyo asks China to end Covid-19 anal swabs for Japanese

Japan has asked China to avoid using anal swabs to test its citizens for coronavirus, saying the method prompted complaints of “psychological distress”. Tokyo's intervention comes after reports that US diplomatic personnel in China had complained of being subjected to the intrusive tests ― a claim Beijing denied. China, which has largely brought the virus under control domestically, said last month that anal swabs can be more effective than normal throat and nose tests as the virus can linger longer in the digestive system. But Japanese government spokesman Katsunobu Kato said late yesterday that Tokyo had made a formal request through its embassy in Beijing that people arriving from the country be exempted. “Our embassy requested Japanese citizens be excluded from anal PCR tests...
India reports 12,286 new Covid-19 cases, 91 deaths in last 24 hrs
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India reports 12,286 new Covid-19 cases, 91 deaths in last 24 hrs

As many as 12,286 new COVID-19 cases and 91 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday. With 12,464 fresh recoveries, the cumulative discharges reached 1,07,98,921. The total coronavirus caseload in the country has gone up to 1,11,24,527, including 1,68,358 active cases and 1,57,248 deaths. As per the Health Ministry, a total of 1,48,54,136 people in the country have been vaccinated against COVID-19 The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed that a total of 21,76,18,057 samples have been tested for COVID-19 so far including 7,59,283 samples that were tested yesterday.
China, US should lift Covid-19 travel bans if herd immunity reached, says expert
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China, US should lift Covid-19 travel bans if herd immunity reached, says expert

China and the United States should remove all barriers to travel between the two countries if the United States achieves herd immunity for Covid-19 with 90 percent of its population vaccinated, potentially by August, a Chinese epidemiologist has said. The United States is the worst-hit nation in the world by case count, with nearly 30 million infections so far, though new cases have been declining. As of Sunday, 15 percent of the US population has received at least one dose of a vaccine. “By August it could reach 90 percent to reach herd immunity, so if that's the case, if we could remove all political barriers, just based on the science, the two countries could possibly be the first two countries to remove all barriers for free travel,” Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist of China's Cente...
Lower-Middle Income Countries Slashed Education Budgets After Covid-19 Outbreak
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Lower-Middle Income Countries Slashed Education Budgets After Covid-19 Outbreak

Education budgets were cut by 65 percent of low and lower-middle-income countries after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic while only 33 percent of high and upper-middle-income countries did so, according to a report by the World Bank. The report, compiled in collaboration with UNESCO's Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, said the current levels of government spending in low and lower-middle-income countries fall short of those required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). "In order to understand the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on education budgets, information was collected for a sample of 29 countries across all regions. The sample represents about 54 percent of the world's school and university-aged population. The information collected was the...
Harsh Vardhan praises PM Modi for leading by example, urges opposition to take Covid-19 vaccine
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Harsh Vardhan praises PM Modi for leading by example, urges opposition to take Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lead by example as he took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine the day when the vaccination of people above 60 years began, said Union Health and Family Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Monday. He also urged opposition leaders to take the COVID-19 vaccine and help in ending the vaccine hesitancy. Union Minister said, "I have been saying from the beginning that both our vaccines are safe and perfect as far as immunogenicity is concerned. We are thankful to Prime Minister, he has always told us that you have to lead by example. He took the jab first when the vaccination of people above 60 years has begun." Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi took the first dose of Covaxin, a coronavirus vaccine developed in India by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and ...
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik takes first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
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Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik takes first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Monday as the nationwide inoculation drive of persons above 60 and those over 45 with illnesses began. "Happy to share that I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine today. Grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people," tweeted Patnaik. "Appeal to all eligible people to come forward and get vaccinated for a Covid Free Odisha," he added. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of Covaxin, India's homegrown coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research, addressing the hesitancy over the COVID-19 vaccine. PM Modi took the first dose of the vaccine at All Ind...
‘Light’ after darkness as Philippines Covid-19 vaccinations begin
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‘Light’ after darkness as Philippines Covid-19 vaccinations begin

The Philippines launched its Covid-19 vaccination drive today, with health workers, soldiers, police and government officials first in line to get donated Chinese jabs despite concerns over their effectiveness. Key aides of President Rodrigo Duterte, who were among hundreds to get jabs, described getting inoculated as a moral duty. The rollout started at six Manila hospitals a day after the government, under fire over delays in vaccine procurement, received 600,000 donated doses from Beijing. “It kindles hope that, after nearly a year in darkness, the light is back on,” said presidential spokesman Harry Roque. The Philippines has recorded more than 576,000 virus cases and 12,000 deaths, with infections at a four-month high as the vaccine rollout began. The donated doses repr...
India reports 15,510 new Covid-19 cases, 106 deaths
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India reports 15,510 new Covid-19 cases, 106 deaths

As many as 15,510 new COVID-19 cases and 106 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Monday. With this, the total number of cases reported in the country now stands at 1,10,96,731, including 1,68,627 active cases and 1,07,86,457 recoveires. The death toll now stands at 1,57,157. As many as 1,43,01,266 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took the first dose of Covaxin, India's homegrown coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research, addressing hesitancy over the COVID-19 vaccine. According to the ICMR, a total of 21,68,58,774 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to February 28. Of these, 6,27,668 ...
India reports 16,752 new Covid-19 cases,113 deaths
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India reports 16,752 new Covid-19 cases,113 deaths

As many as 16,752 new COVID-19 cases and 113 deaths were reported in India during the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday. With this, the total coronavirus caseload in the country has gone up to 1,10,96,731, including 1,64,511 active cases and 1,07,75,169 discharges. The COVID-19 death toll reached 1,57,051 on Saturday with additional 113 deaths. As per the Health Ministry, a total of 1,43,01,266 people in the country have been vaccinated against the virus. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16, 2021. The vaccination of the frontline workers started on February 2. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed today that the total number of samples has reached 21,62,31,106 as of Saturday, in...
India reports 16,488 new Covid-19 cases, 113 deaths
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India reports 16,488 new Covid-19 cases, 113 deaths

As many as 16,488 new COVID-19 cases and 113 deaths were reported in India during the last 24 hours, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Saturday. With this, the total coronavirus caseload in the country has gone up to 1,10,79,979, including 1,59,590 active cases and 1,07,63,451 discharges. The COVID-19 death toll reached 1,56,938 on Saturday with additional 113 deaths. As per the Health Ministry, a total of 1,42,42,547 people in the country have been vaccinated against the virus. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16, 2021. The vaccination of the frontline workers started on February 2. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) informed today that the total number of samples has reached 21,54,35,383 as of Friday, in...