Amid lockdown, Maha Congress wants 'jab at home' for people
  • Amid lockdown, Maha Congress wants 'jab at home' for people(9 minutes ago)

    Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) In a unique suggestion, the Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday demanded Covid-19 'Vaccination At Home' - on the lines of the polio campaign - for all eligible people as they cannot reach the inoculation centres owing to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.

'Covaxin demonstrates overall interim clinical efficacy of 78%'
  • 'Covaxin demonstrates overall interim clinical efficacy of 78%'(19:06)

    Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday announced interim results from phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin, which show 78 per cent overall clinical efficacy and 100 per cent efficacy against severe Covid-19.

No remdesivir shortages, says Telangana Health Minister
  • No remdesivir shortages, says Telangana Health Minister(18:46)

    Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Telangana Health Minister E. Rajender on Wednesday reiterated that there is no scarcity of remdesivir in the state, in wake of recent reports of several people landing up at the doors of pharma units in a desperate bid to procure the anti-viral drug for their kin suffering from Covid.

Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi
  • Manish Sisodia on his toes to provide healthcare in Delhi(18:42)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) In a leaked video Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia is seen taking a meeting at the GTB hospital and directing officials to take quick decisions without waiting for approvals from the Secretariat.

Ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, says Punjab CM
  • Ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, says Punjab CM(18:26)

    Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Faced with shortage of medical oxygen supply for Covid-19 patients, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged the Centre to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supplies, with at least 120 metric tonnes (MT) daily allocation for the state, while reiterating his request for urgent steps to set up two pending PSA plants approved two months ago.

Night curfew in Goa from 10 pm to 6 am up to April 30: CM
21.57L active Covid cases in India, double of last year
Union Education Minister Nishank tests positive for Covid-19
Gurugram DC rules out fresh lockdown in city
  • Gurugram DC rules out fresh lockdown in city(17:36)

    Gurugram, April 21 (IANS) Gurugram Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg on Wednesday said that the Covid situation is completely under control here as he ruled out clamping a fresh lockdown.

Delhi man in shock after news of pregnant wife's death through video call
Andhra to double hospital beds availability from 18K to 37K
NIT Srinagar closed, students asked to vacate hostels
  • NIT Srinagar closed, students asked to vacate hostels(16:30)

    Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar on Wednesday ordered starting of online classes and closure of hostels within one week to ensure safety of students and staff in the wake of COVID spread in Kashmir.

Haryana declares summer vacation in schools
Covaxin effective against double mutant strain found in India: ICMR
Pregnant women to get admission without Covid report
  • Pregnant women to get admission without Covid report(15:42)

    Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major relief to pregnant women, the Lucknow District Magistrate Roshan Jacob has said that such women will be admitted in hospitals and given medical care without waiting for the mandatory Covid report.

Tamil Nadu reported highest wastage of Covid Vaccine
  • Tamil Nadu reported highest wastage of Covid Vaccine(15:42)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) While several states claimed a shortage of Covid vaccine, it has been learnt that many states have wasted huge quantities of it. Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Punjab are three top states that reported the highest wastage of vaccines. While Kerala, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh were the states which reported zero wastage of Covid vaccine.

Increased tests have led to spike in Goa Covid count: CM
  • Increased tests have led to spike in Goa Covid count: CM(15:16)

    Panaji, April 21 (IANS) Cases in Goa are on the rise because the state has increased the number of daily tests, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, a day after the state logged its highest number of deaths and its daily infection rate peaked at 1,160 in 24 hours.

Covid vaccine not available for sale at retail
  • Covid vaccine not available for sale at retail(15:10)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Despite allowing vaccination for all above 18 years, the Covid vaccine will not be available for sale at chemists or pharmacies. As per the government sources, only Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) and hospitals are allowed to give the vaccines in the third phase of vaccination starting from May 1.

Another alarm as Delhi's positivity rate zooms to 32.82%
  • Another alarm as Delhi's positivity rate zooms to 32.82%(14:42)

    New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Amid acute shortage of oxygen in Delhi hospitals, the Covid positivity rate in the national capital has shot up to 32.82 per cent (till April 20, night), making health management more challenging in the city.

Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh succumbs to Covid
  • Noted Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh succumbs to Covid(14:26)
    By Saibal Gupta

    Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Covid takes its toll again. Famous poet, literary critic and social activist Shankha Ghosh died of Covid at the age of 89 at his residence on Wednesday morning. He was in isolation at his home after he tested Covid-19 positive on April 14.

JIPMER Chennai calls for prior appointments for Covid patients
  • JIPMER Chennai calls for prior appointments for Covid patients(14:00)

    Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Dr Rakesh Aggarwal has in a circular directed all hospitals and clinics to take prior appointment from the institute before referring Covid patients who are critically ill and in need of bed and oxygen support at the JIPMER.

Andhra to fine maskless people Rs 100 as pandemic rages
Puducherry to impose lockdown from April 23 to April 26
'Art of Living' extends help to fight Covid in MP
  • 'Art of Living' extends help to fight Covid in MP(13:06)

    Bhopal, April 21 (IANS) The non-government organisation (NGO) 'Art of Living' will contribute to the ongoing fight against coronavirus infections in Madhya Pradesh, said the Art of Living' founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar during a telephonic conversation with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Indrani Mukerjea among jail inmates test Covid positive
  • Indrani Mukerjea among jail inmates test Covid positive(13:00)

    Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Around 39 women inmates of the Byculla Women's Jail, including murder-accused Indrani Mukerjea have tested Covid-19 positive and have been shifted to an isolation centre, official sources said here on Wednesday.