Active COVID-19 cases in the country lowest in 537 days

India added 9,283 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 3,45,35,763, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday, while active cases came down to 1. 11,481, the lowest in 537 days. The death toll rose to 4,66,584 with 437 fresh deaths, according to the data … Read more

Government may export unused stock of Kovid vaccines

People in the know told ET that the government is evaluating a proposal to export unused COVID-19 vaccines stocked by large, medium and small hospitals. Serum Institute of India (SII)’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin have an estimated 5 million doses of Covaxin with the private sector and a significant portion of this is nearing … Read more

Booster should be given when science says it: VK Paul

India’s COVID-19 task force chief VK Paul on Tuesday said experts are formulating a comprehensive policy on booster doses. “Once science says a booster should be given, it will be given,” he said. Paul further said that India is actively examining the data and reviewing the scientific aspects of the booster dose. “We are reviewing … Read more

‘Hybrid’ immunity, vaccination behind low covid cases, big third wave unlikely: experts

Is the worst COVID crisis behind India? As cases decline three weeks after Diwali, the answer is likely, with many experts saying the decline is attributed to a large segment of the population already exposed to the virus during the second wave and Immunization campaign is carried forward. While there are always impossibilities, including the … Read more

COVID-19: 11,106 new cases reported in India; The number of active cases has come down to 1,26,620.

India saw a one-day increase of 11,106 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s tally to 3,44,89,623, while active cases dropped to 1 per cent, according to data updated by the Union health ministry on Friday. became ,26,620. According to the data updated at 8 am, the death toll has risen to 4,65,082 with 459 deaths … Read more

Government can give booster dose to people with weak immunity

India is actively examining the possibility of allowing a third dose of COVID-19 vaccination to those who are immune due to associated disease conditions and cannot mount an adequate immune response, people told ET. . Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases at the Indian Council of Infectious Diseases said, ‚ÄúThere has been scientific … Read more

Small, medium hospitals urge Center to allow booster doses for eligible people

The Association of Healthcare Providers (India) or AHPI, a body that represents small and medium hospitals, has urged the government to consider allowing the eligible population to receive booster doses on a voluntary basis. AHPI is of the view that the stock of COVID-19 vaccines available with the private sector can be effectively utilized for … Read more

If a citizen loses his job due to vaccination, is the state not obliged to redress it? Kerala High Court’s proposal to the Center

Kochi, If someone loses his livelihood because of the state administered vaccine, is the government not bound to redress his grievance? The Kerala High Court on Tuesday asked the Centre. The poser came during the hearing of a man’s plea for a third jab of an internationally recognized vaccine so that he could go back … Read more

Serum likely to start supplying vaccines to Kovax this week

Eight months after the government banned all major exports of COVID-19 vaccines, the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) is likely to start supplying Kovashield to the Covax international vaccine facility this week, people told ET. The company expects to supply 25 million doses to the Covax facility by the end of December, led by … Read more

10,229 fresh Covid infections registered in India; Active cases come down to 1,34,096

India’s Covid tally rose to 3,44,47,536 with 10,229 more people testing positive for coronavirus, while active cases declined to 1,34,096, according to data updated by the Union Health Ministry on Monday. The lowest in 523 days. Data updated at 8 am showed the death toll reached 4,63,655 after 125 new deaths were reported. The daily … Read more