Non-recognition of Covishield vaccine is discriminating, impacts Indians travelling to UK: Foreign Secretary

New Delhi: Amid controversy over the Boris Johnson-led government announcing new COVID-related travel restrictions,¬†Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla on Tuesday (September 21, 2021) said that the non-recognition of the Covishield COVID-19…

PM Narendra Modi’s speech one of the most awaited among world leaders: Tirumurti on UNGA

New York: India’s Permanent Representative to United Nations TS Tirumurti on Monday (Septemmber 20) said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech at the 76th session of the United Nations General…

‘Vaccine Maitri’ to resume, India to restart COVID-19 vaccine exports to COVAX, neighbours

Washington: India’s neighborhood will get the first consignment of COVID-19 vaccines as New Delhi on Monday (September 20, 2021) announced the resumption of the ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative. Union Health Minister…

Shashi Tharoor pulls out of event in UK, says ‘It is offensive to ask fully vaccinated Indians to quarantine’

New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that he has pulled out of a book launch function after the UK government changed rules for Indian travellers. The Thiruvananthapuram…

COVID virus evolving ‘to become better at spreading in air’ | Health News

New York: People infected with COVID Alpha variant exhaled 100 times more virus into the air than people infected with the original strains of the virus, finds a study. The…

Madhya Pradesh reopens schools at 50% capacity from today as COVID-19 cases decline in the state

New Delhi: Madhya Pradesh schools reopen for classes 1 to 5 from Monday (September 20, 2021) with 50 percent attendance. The decision to reopen the schools in the state was…

COVID-19 update: India records 30,256 new cases, 295 deaths; Kerala accounts for more than 50% of deaths

New Delhi: India recorded 30,256 new COVID-19 cases and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 3,34,78,419 and death toll to 4,45,133, as per data…

Kerala to impose strict lockdown restrictions in areas with high COVID-19 infection ratio

New Delhi: The Kerala government on Sunday (September 19) announced it will impose strict lockdown in regions where COVID-19 spread is out of hand.¬† Special intensified, stringent lockdown restrictions will…

Uttar Pradesh eases COVID curbs, 100 people allowed to gather in non-containment zones

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has relaxed the COVID-19 lockdown norms from Sunday by allowing a maximum of 100 people to gather at a place outside COVID-19 containment zones. In…

Saliva test for COVID outperforms commercial swab tests: Study | Health News

New York: Saliva test to detect Covid-19 performs better than the nasal and oral swab tests authorised by the US Food and Drug administration (FDA), according to a study. The…