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India To Start Administering Precautionary Covid Doses From Tomorrow

Jan 09, 2022 PTI

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said reminder SMSes have been sent to over one crore healthcare and frontline workers and senior citizens for their precaution dose.

10 US States Move Court Against Joe Biden Administration Over Covid-19 Vaccine Rule

Oct 30, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The states asked a federal judge to block Biden's requirement that all employees of federal contractors be vaccinated against the coronavirus.


World's First Malaria Vaccine Offers Glimmer Of Hope, UN Says Africa Should Get It First

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it 'a historic moment' after a meeting in which two of the UN health agency's expert advisory groups endorsed using the vaccine.

UN Delegates Asked To Show Vaccine Proof In New York

Sep 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The City of New York has asked the world leaders attending the upcoming 76th session of the UN General Assembly to show proofs of vaccination.


It Is Unknown Why Vaccines Trigger Unusual Immune Reaction, Cause Blood Clotting: Noted UK Doctor

In an interview with Outlook, Dr Roopen Arya says that it is not clear what is triggering the post-vaccination immune response which activates the blood clotting system and results in blood clots as well as consumption of the platelets.

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31 July, 2021

First Evacuation Flight Brings 221 Afghans, Many Kids, To US

Associated Press (AP)

Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program


29 July, 2021

Burundi Government Finally Accepts COVID-19 Vaccines

Associated Press (AP)

Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana on Wednesday said the vaccines will arrive with the support of the World Bank. It was not immediately clear how many doses the East African country will receive or when.


29 July, 2021

Europe On Vacation But Vaccinations Not Taking A Break

Associated Press (AP)

In Britain, where 70% of adults already are fully vaccinated, campaigns now are aimed at the younger generations


28 July, 2021

China Mandates Negative Covid Test For Drivers Leaving Jiangsu Province As Cases Spike

Associated Press (AP)

The National Health Commission reported 48 new cases in Jiangsu over the previous 24 hours, bringing its total to 154 over recent days


25 July, 2021

Power Outage At Jordan Hospital Leaves Two Covid Patients Dead

Associated Press (AP)

The private Gardens Hospital where the power outage took place is being rented by the Jordanian government to treat coronavirus patients.


19 July, 2021

Global Shares Fall On Virus Fears; Oil Slips On OPEC Deal

Associated Press (AP)

France's CAC 40 shed 1.1 per cent in early trading to 6,388.62, while Germany's DAX was down 1.1 per cent at 15,370.28


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19 July, 2021

Covid Impact: Asian Shares Fall As Wall Street Declines Amid Pandemic

Associated Press (AP)

Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 shed nearly 1.2 per cent in early trading to 27,677.60, while South Korea's Kospi slipped 0.9 per cent to 3,247.68.


18 July, 2021

Father-Daughter Duo Who Risked Life For Vaccine Trial Begs For Jabs For Kin

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Santosh K More has raised the issue in a tweet tagging PM Modi and Serum Institute CEO Adar Poonawalla


12 July, 2021

Left Out Of Covid Vaccination Drive, Says Transgender Community In Rajasthan

Tabeenah Anjum

Despite clear directive from the social justice and empowerment department, the vaccination drive for transgender community is yet to begin in the state.


09 July, 2021

Pfizer To Seek Authorisation For A Third Covid Vaccine Dose

Associated Press (AP)

Two doses of most vaccines are critical to develop high levels of virus-fighting antibodies against all versions of the coronavirus, not just the delta variant -- and most of the world still is desperate to get those initial protective doses as the pandemic continues to rage.


09 July, 2021

Cases Of Lambda Covid-19 Variant Found In Canada

Associated Press (AP)

The Public Health Agency of Canada is monitoring Lambda to see how it spreads and how it responds to vaccines, Tam said.


06 July, 2021

Over 2 Crore Covid-19 Vaccines Lying 'Unutilised' With States, UTs, Says Govt

Outlook Web Desk

The Ministry of Health revealed that states and UTs had been provided over 36.97 crore vaccine doses so far out which 34,95,74,408, doses were consumed.


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01 July, 2021

After Hiccups, Nine European Nations Accept India’s Covishield For Travel: Sources

Outlook Web Bureau

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday took up the issue of inclusion of Covishield in the EU digital Covid certificate scheme during a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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