28 Dec 2022China
COVID-19: China returnee mother-daughter duo test positive in Tamil Nadu
A woman and her daughter (6), who recently returned from China, tested COVID-19 positive at Tamil Nadu's Madhurai airport, PTI reported on Wednesday citing officials.
27 Dec 2022Bharat Biotech
Bharat Biotech's iNCOVACC: Here's how much COVID-19 nasal vaccine costs
Hyderabad-based vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Tuesday announced the price of its recently-approved intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, named iNCOVACC.
27 Dec 2022India
COVID-19: India redoubles fight against coronavirus as cases surge globally
India has been undertaking a series of fresh measures to combat the COVID-19 spread in the country, following a surge in coronavirus infections in several countries, especially China.
27 Dec 2022China
COVID-19: Mock drills across India to test preparedness; more updates
Amid a COVID-19 surge in neighboring China, a mock drill is being conducted at hospitals/healthcare centers across all Indian states and union territories on Tuesday to check the operational preparedness for dealing with a potential COVID-19 wave.
26 Dec 2022Karnataka
COVID-19: Karnataka makes mask mandatory for New Year parties
The Karnataka government made wearing masks within closed venues for the New Year's celebrations mandatory on Monday.
26 Dec 2022Gaya
COVID-19: 5 foreigners test positive in Gaya before Bodh Mahotsav
Five foreigners reportedly tested COVID-19 positive in Bihar's Gaya on Sunday. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing, officials informed on Monday.
26 Dec 2022China
China: Hospitals struggle amid COVID-19 surge, refusing to admit patients
Health infrastructure has reportedly been struggling in many provinces of China amid an "explosion" of COVID-19 cases.
26 Dec 2022Coronavirus
COVID-19: China-like BF.7 wave unlikely; PM Modi emphasizes following protocols
Amid the reported spurt of cases in neighboring China, the government has been issuing COVID-19 alerts and urging people to stay cautious.
25 Dec 2022Agra
Agra: China returnee tests COVID-19 positive; virus variant being determined
A 40-year-old man, who recently returned from China, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.
25 Dec 2022India
COVID-19: India logs 227 new cases, one death
India on Sunday reported over 200 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 20 cases from the previous day.
25 Dec 2022Central Government
Amid COVID-19 scare, Centre issues readiness alert for states, UTs
The Centre has issued fresh instructions to states and union territories to undertake mock COVID-19 preparation and response drills at health facilities.
24 Dec 2022China
China suppresses health official's rare remarks on COVID-19 numbers: Report
China reportedly censored a senior health official's rare remarks that "half a million people" are being infected with COVID-19 every day in Qingdao city, AFP reported.
24 Dec 2022Coronavirus
COVID-19 test mandatory for arrivals from China, 4 other countries
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has released a six-point advisory for states to deal with any COVID-19 emergency amid a spike in cases in China.
24 Dec 2022India
Omicron BF.7 subvariant to have little impact on India: Experts
Amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BF.7 in China, Indian scientists urged the Centre to bust the misleading information and communicate better about it.
24 Dec 2022Congress Party
Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra enters Delhi amid COVID-19 protocol row
Under Rahul Gandhi's leadership, Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra entered Delhi on Saturday.
23 Dec 2022COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 nasal vaccines are available but should you get one?
The Centre has given its nod to Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine: iNCOVACC. It has been included in the COVID-19 vaccination program and has been approved to be used as a heterologous booster from today.
23 Dec 2022Vaccine
COVID-19: Centre approves Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine as booster dose
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed on Friday that the Centre has approved Bharat Biotech's nasal vaccine to be used as a heterologous booster.
22 Dec 2022Serum Institute of India
Serum Institute seeks DCGI's approval for Covovax as booster dose
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought the Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval to roll out its Covovax in the market as a booster dose for adults.
22 Dec 2022Coronavirus Cases In India
Gujarat: China-returnee tests COVID-19 positive in Bhavnagar
A man from Gujarat, who recently came back from China, has reportedly tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
22 Dec 2022Narendra Modi
PM chairs high-level COVID-19 meeting, urges wearing masks, increased testing
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Thursday to review the COVID-19 situation in India.
22 Dec 2022Indian Medical Association
COVID-19 precautions: IMA issues new guidelines on masks, public gatherings
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) issued an advisory in view of keeping an impending COVID-19 outbreak at bay.
22 Dec 2022Parliament
COVID-19 precautions return to Parliament as speakers, MPs mask up
Amid a global resurgence of COVID-19 cases, especially in neighboring China, the mask mandate was reimposed in Parliament on Thursday.
22 Dec 2022China
Chinese singer Jane Zhang purposely contracted COVID-19; here's why
With COVID-19 cases on a rise again in China, bizarre news of a popular Chinese singer purposely getting infected with the deadly virus has come to the fore.
22 Dec 2022Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Precautions for Christmas and New Year gatherings
Amid the rising threat of Coronavirus infection due to the latest spike in positive cases in China, enjoying the upcoming Christmas and New Year won't be that easy.
22 Dec 2022World Health Organization
'Very concerned' about COVID-19 situation in China: WHO chief
The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday expressed serious concerns over the unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases in China.
22 Dec 2022China
#NewsBytesExplainer: What is BF.7, Omicron sub-variant triggering China's COVID-19 spurt
Four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which is believed to be driving the current spurt of COVID-19 cases in China, were reported in India on Wednesday.
21 Dec 2022Union Health Ministry
Mask up in crowded places: Centre advises after high-level meeting
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with top officials on Wednesday to review India's COVID-19 situation as cases are seeing a resurgence globally, especially in China.
21 Dec 2022Rahul Gandhi
Follow COVID-19 rules or suspend yatra: Health Minister to Rahul
In a letter to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Rajasthan's Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has asked them to ensure that COVID-19 rules are followed in Congress's Bharat Jodo Yatra, or else they should suspend the march in "national interest."
21 Dec 2022Union Health Ministry
Increase genome sequencing to track COVID-19 variants: Centre tells states
Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and the US, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to increase genome sequencing of positive cases to track variants through the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.
20 Dec 2022China
COVID-19 may engulf 60% of China's population in 3 months
China is facing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, with healthcare and crematorium facilities becoming overwhelmed, according to reports.
19 Dec 2022Thailand
Thai princess, who collapsed last week, on critical life support
The condition of the Thai king's eldest daughter, Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol, is stable, Thailand's Royal Household Bureau said on Monday.
19 Dec 2022China
Chinese residents hesitant of COVID-19 vaccine as cases rise: Reports
The number of COVID-19 cases is rising in China while a section of citizens, especially the elderly, is demonstrating vaccine hesitancy, reported Reuters.
17 Dec 2022Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs to layoff 4,000 'low performing' employees
Goldman Sachs, one of the leading global investment banking, securities, and investment management firms, is planning to lay off as many as 4,000 employees.
17 Dec 2022China
China may witness over 1 million COVID-19 deaths in 2023
As per the latest estimate from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in the United States (US), the sudden lifting of China's strict COVID-19 restrictions could cause a spike in cases.
15 Dec 2022China
China administers over 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses a day
China raced to vaccinate its most vulnerable citizens on Thursday, expecting another spike in COVID-19 infections as many analysts predicted an increase in the death toll after the recent ease of strict restrictions that kept the novel virus' outspread at bay for almost three years.
12 Dec 2022Elon Musk
Elon Musk wants Dr. Anthony Fauci to be prosecuted
In a surprising tweet, Twitter owner Elon Musk has called for the prosecution of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the US's response to COVID-19.
06 Dec 2022World Bank
India's economy 'resilient,' to grow 6.9% in FY23: World Bank
Upgrading India's gross domestic product (GDP) forecast from 6.5% to 6.9% for the current fiscal year, the World Bank on Tuesday termed India's economy as "more resilient" than 10 years ago.
05 Dec 2022China
COVID man-made, leaked: US-based scientist who worked at Wuhan lab
In yet another sensational revelation, British tabloid The Sun quoted a US-based scientist saying that COVID-19 is a man-made virus and it was leaked from a government-run facility in China's Wuhan, where he worked.
02 Dec 2022China
China: Many cities ease COVID-19 curbs following protests
Following widespread protests in China against COVID-19 curbs, some cities are reportedly easing restrictions regarding testing requirements and quarantine rules.
30 Nov 2022Twitter
Twitter is no longer enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy
Twitter has stopped enforcing its COVID-19 misinformation policy that was aimed at tackling the spread of misleading information about the pandemic. The platform will not take any action against accounts that spread fake news about COVID.