Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have co-developed Covaxin, which is one of the two Covid-19 vaccines currently approved for use in India by the national drugs regulator. (REUTERS)
Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have co-developed Covaxin, which is one of the two Covid-19 vaccines currently approved for use in India by the national drugs regulator. (REUTERS)
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Highlights: Over 16.3 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India

As the vaccination drive in underway, more than 265 million have been immunised against the Covid-19.
By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 11:58 PM IST

The global number of coronavirus cases surged past 114.7 million as the countries around the world reported resurgence of the virus, as per the Bloomberg report. While 2.54 million people have lost their lives to the viral disease worldwide.

Even as a global vaccination drive is currently underway, more than 265 million have been immunised against Covid-19. In the United States, worst-hit by the Covid-19, daily cases dropped below 50,000-mark first time since October. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden said the U.S. may have enough vaccine for every adult American by the end of May. He also hoped that normalcy may return by next year.

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Tokyo plans to ask the Japanese government to extend the Covid-19 state of emergency that is due to expire this weekend, the Nikkei reported, citing multiple unidentified people. Australia’s international border will remain shut for at least another three months.

Brazil reported a record daily number of Covid-19 deaths as a resurgence of the virus fills up hospital beds and pushes local governments to call for more drastic measures to contain contagion.

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  • MAR 03, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    Delhi's Covid-19 tally nears 640,000

    Delhi records 240 new Covid-19 cases, 196 recoveries and three deaths. Tally reaches 639,921 including 627,423 recoveries, 10,914 deaths and 1,584 active cases.

  • MAR 03, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Over 16.3 million vaccine doses administered in India: Health ministry

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  • MAR 03, 2021 09:22 PM IST

    Active cases in Kerala near 46,000

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  • MAR 03, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    1,121 new Covid-19 cases and 6 deaths in Mumbai

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  • MAR 03, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Maharashtra records nearly 10,000 new Covid-19 cases, 42 deaths

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  • MAR 03, 2021 07:34 PM IST

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  • MAR 03, 2021 07:32 PM IST

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  • MAR 03, 2021 07:11 PM IST

    Infosys, Accenture to cover cost of Covid-19 vaccination for workers

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  • MAR 03, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Members of Nepal Parliament take first dose of AstraZeneca's India made Covid vaccine

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  • MAR 03, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Merkel mulls ways to ease Covid-19 restrictions

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  • MAR 03, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    South Korea probes death of 2 who received AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

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  • MAR 03, 2021 05:23 PM IST

    Poland signs deal to produce Novavax Covid-19 vaccine

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  • MAR 03, 2021 04:59 PM IST

    Bharat Biotech releases Phase 3 result of Covaxin

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  • MAR 03, 2021 04:40 PM IST

    Ustad Amjad Ali Khan gets first jab of Covid-19 vaccine

  • MAR 03, 2021 04:14 PM IST

    Kapil Dev receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

  • MAR 03, 2021 04:12 PM IST

    China's Sinovac Covid vaccine efficacy revised to 83.5%

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  • MAR 03, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Sikkim governor, his wife receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

    Sikkim Governor Ganga Prasad and his wife Kamla Devi on Wednesday received the Covid-19 vaccine, officials said, reports PTI.

  • MAR 03, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Rwanda receives first batch of Covid vaccines from COVAX initiative

  • MAR 03, 2021 03:10 PM IST

    Meghalaya governor receives first jab of Covid-19 vaccine

    Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik took his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in Shillong today, reports ANI.

  • MAR 03, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri, his wife receive first dose of Covid vaccine

    Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and his wife Lakshmi Puri took their first dose of Covid-19Vaccine at Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital in Kaushambi.

  • MAR 03, 2021 02:22 PM IST

    Kerala CM receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine here, joining the bandwagon of his counterparts in Odisha and Bihar in getting the shot, reports PTI.

  • MAR 03, 2021 12:59 PM IST

    President receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI

    President Ram Nath Kovind receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at RR Hospital in Delhi.

  • MAR 03, 2021 10:46 AM IST

    Goa CM receives first dose of Covid-19 jab

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI

    Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant takes his dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. "I appeal to all those eligible to come forward and get vaccinated. This will help us eradicate Covid-19 from Goa," said CM.

  • MAR 03, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    Statewise Covid-19 tally of India

    Image courtesy: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/
    Image courtesy: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/
  • MAR 03, 2021 09:24 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 tally rise by 14,989 cases

    The coronavirus tally reached 11,139,516 after registering 14,989 fresh cases. The death toll rose to 157,346.

  • MAR 03, 2021 08:58 AM IST

    Covid-19 restrictions rolled back in Texas

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued the most sweeping rollback of coronavirus restrictions of any US state on Tuesday, lifting a mask mandate and saying most businesses may open at full capacity next week.

  • MAR 03, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Tokyo to seek an extension of Covid-19 emergency

    Tokyo plans to ask the Japanese government to extend the Covid-19 state of emergency that is due to expire this weekend, the Nikkei reported, citing multiple unidentified people.

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