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Jabs for kids below 12 is likely only at govt centres

India’s drugs regulator has approved the use of two coronavirus vaccines – Corbevax and Covaxin – in children under the age of 12 but the government is yet to expand the coronavirus vaccination drive to this age group.
Currently, the government is administering vaccines to children aged 12 and above under the national Covid immunisation programme. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Currently, the government is administering vaccines to children aged 12 and above under the national Covid immunisation programme. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 20, 2022 04:27 AM IST
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Understanding the latest global surge in Covid-19 infections

Are deaths rising again too? What role is the global vaccination drive playing in protecting people? Here are three sets of charts that explain this.
The seven-day average of new infections of Covid-19 across the world in the past week has touched 562,014, according to data collated by Our World In Data.(AP)
The seven-day average of new infections of Covid-19 across the world in the past week has touched 562,014, according to data collated by Our World In Data.(AP)
Updated on May 20, 2022 04:05 AM IST
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Delhi reports 520 new Covid cases, one death in the last 24 hours

With the new cases, Delhi's Covid-19 caseload increased to 19,02,180, while the death toll rose to 26,199.
Delhi reports 520 new Covid cases, one death in the last 24 hours | Representational image (HT)
Delhi reports 520 new Covid cases, one death in the last 24 hours | Representational image (HT)
Published on May 19, 2022 06:28 PM IST
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North Korea's suspected Covid-19 caseload nears two million

The official Korean Central News Agency said more than 1.98 million people have become sick with fever since late April.
An employee of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Songyo district disinfects the work floor in Pyongyang, North Korea (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)(AP)
An employee of Songyo Knitwear Factory in Songyo district disinfects the work floor in Pyongyang, North Korea (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)(AP)
Published on May 19, 2022 04:32 PM IST
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Singapore wants to keep borders open even if a new variant of Covid-19 emerges

When Omicron hit, Singapore didn’t backtrack on its reopening plans but rather decided to wait and see how things panned out. Noting that response was different versus the Delta outbreak, the island city has learned from its past experiences of dealing with Covid variants
Singapore wants to keep borders open even if a new variant of Covid-19 emerges (Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg)
Singapore wants to keep borders open even if a new variant of Covid-19 emerges (Photographer: Bryan van der Beek/Bloomberg)
Updated on May 19, 2022 04:03 PM IST
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