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Manmohan Singh Singh asked the Prime Minister to allow states the flexibility to define who qualifies as a ‘frontline worker’(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Manmohan Singh writes to PM Modi on Covid-19: Full text of letter

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 09:33 PM IST
  • Noting that India currently has vaccinated only a small fraction of its population, Manmohan Singh said he is certain that with the right policy design, "we can do much better and very quickly".
Data from the Union health ministry showed that 4,685,831 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Odisha till 7am on Friday.(AFP)
Data from the Union health ministry showed that 4,685,831 doses of the vaccine have been administered in Odisha till 7am on Friday.(AFP)

Odisha running short of Covid-19 vaccines: State vaccine in-charge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Odisha state health minister N K Das on Thursday wrote to the Centre asking for at least 2.5 million more doses of the vaccine.
As on Day-90 of the vaccination drive (15th April, 2021), 27,30,359 vaccine doses were given.(HT File Photo)
As on Day-90 of the vaccination drive (15th April, 2021), 27,30,359 vaccine doses were given.(HT File Photo)

India's cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 117.2 million doses

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2021 02:49 PM IST
According to the ministry, cumulatively, 11,72,23,509 vaccine doses have been administered through 17,37,539 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Friday.
A vial containing Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' Covid-19 vaccine. (File Photo / Representational Image)
A vial containing Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' Covid-19 vaccine. (File Photo / Representational Image)

320 doses of 'Covaxin' go missing from Jaipur hospital; FIR lodged

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 11:10 AM IST
An FIR has been registered in Jaipur's Shastri Nagar police station as vaccines went missing.
On March 24, the Union health ministry said the variant was found in over 200 samples sent from Maharashtra, which became the first hot spot region during the second nationwide wave that began that month. (Photo by Vijay Bate / Hindustan Times)
On March 24, the Union health ministry said the variant was found in over 200 samples sent from Maharashtra, which became the first hot spot region during the second nationwide wave that began that month. (Photo by Vijay Bate / Hindustan Times)

‘India’s double mutant could be considered a variant of concern’

UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 04:35 AM IST
  • The double mutation refers to specific changes, among some others, that are denoted by E484Q (glutamate is replaced by glutamine at the 484th spot of the spike protein) and L452R (substitution of leucine with arginine at the 452nd position).
At Wednesday’s meeting, the Prime Minister suggested that the governors can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the state governments towards micro-containment.(MINT_PRINT)
At Wednesday’s meeting, the Prime Minister suggested that the governors can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the state governments towards micro-containment.(MINT_PRINT)

PM Modi meets governors on Covid, assures vaccine availability

UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 03:51 AM IST
  • PM urges governors to ensure community networks engage with states to boost health infrastructure
Dr Reddy’s, which is conducting clinical trials in India on behalf of the makers of Sputnik V has the distribution right for the vaccine in India. (Reuters)
Dr Reddy’s, which is conducting clinical trials in India on behalf of the makers of Sputnik V has the distribution right for the vaccine in India. (Reuters)

Sputnik V vaccine gets DCGI nod for emergency use

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 02:53 AM IST
  • Sputnik V will initially be imported and marketed by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, a process that is expected to start within weeks.
Representational image. (REUTERS)
Representational image. (REUTERS)

Approval for jabs cleared in other countries fast-tracked

UPDATED ON APR 14, 2021 01:20 AM IST
The first 100 beneficiaries of such foreign vaccines shall be assessed for seven days for safety outcomes before further immunisation takes place within the country
All eligible citizens can get themselves registered for vaccination through the Co-Win portal or the Arogya Setu app. (ANI Photo)
All eligible citizens can get themselves registered for vaccination through the Co-Win portal or the Arogya Setu app. (ANI Photo)

Covid-19 vaccine appointments through WhatsApp? PIB says it’s fake

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 10:53 PM IST
  • The fake WhatsApp forward claimed that booking vaccination appointments through the messaging app is “simple and easy to use like chatting”
"India's second Covid-19 wave is spreading faster than the first and in more states," the report said, adding that it has already impacted mobility in states.(AFP)
"India's second Covid-19 wave is spreading faster than the first and in more states," the report said, adding that it has already impacted mobility in states.(AFP)

Covid-19: MP, Punjab lagging behind in vaccination, says Report

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 06:15 PM IST
Gujarat and Chhattisgarh, which are among the more affected in the second wave, have vaccinated relatively more people per million as of April 11 but "Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, which continue to show high growth rate in new cases, are lagging behind," the report said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting, in Salem on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a public meeting, in Salem on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

‘Enough with festival, claps, plates’..: Rahul Gandhi urges vaccination for all

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:32 PM IST
  • Rahul Gandhi was referring to last year’s Janata curfew on March 22 when people clapped and banged utensils to thank healthcare and frontline workers on the day.
This month, Madhya Pradesh has so far recorded 42,634 new cases of the viral infection and 198 fatalities (ANI Photo)
This month, Madhya Pradesh has so far recorded 42,634 new cases of the viral infection and 198 fatalities (ANI Photo)

Madhya Pradesh govt offers space to private hospitals for Covid-19 treatment

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 03:12 PM IST
  • On Sunday, Madhya Pradesh recorded 5,939 fresh coronavirus cases, the biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began, which pushed the infection count to 3,38,145
On Sunday, over 2.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered to people across the country(AFP)
On Sunday, over 2.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered to people across the country(AFP)

Plea in SC seeks direction to Centre to open vaccinations for all citizens

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 02:18 PM IST
  • Tehseen Poonawalla filing the PIL urged the top court to direct the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to make effective changes in its policy to ensure vaccination for Covid-19 to all citizens of the country.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)

Rahul Gandhi bats for vaccines for all, says 'everyone has right to safe life'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 12:38 PM IST
In addition to the Congress, several political parties, including the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), have in the recent days urged for universal vaccination in India, instead of the specific age criteria, keeping in mind the spike in Covid-19 cases.
An elderly woman receives her first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a special nursing home in Nagasaki, southwestern, Japan, Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP)
An elderly woman receives her first dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a special nursing home in Nagasaki, southwestern, Japan, Monday, April 12, 2021. (AP)

Japan starts vaccinating people aged 65 and above as fourth Covid-19 wave looms

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 10:12 AM IST
Covid-19 shots for people aged 65 and above began at some 120 sites across Japan, using Pfizer Inc's vaccine made in Europe and delivered to the regions in the past week.
The actor said that he is honoured to be the brand ambassador for Punjab's Covid-19 drive. Sonu Sood seen during a media interaction, at Taj Chandigarh Hotel in Sector 17, Chandigarh in this file picture from March 2021. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)
The actor said that he is honoured to be the brand ambassador for Punjab's Covid-19 drive. Sonu Sood seen during a media interaction, at Taj Chandigarh Hotel in Sector 17, Chandigarh in this file picture from March 2021. (Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Sonu Sood made brand ambassador for Punjab's Covid-19 vaccination programme

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 07:21 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday made the announcement, a day after his meeting with the actor who called on him at his residence.
On April 1, India’s Covid-19 vaccination programme received a much-needed boost with the start of the third phase of the inoculation drive which made all Indians above the age of 45 years eligible for coronavirus vaccines. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
On April 1, India’s Covid-19 vaccination programme received a much-needed boost with the start of the third phase of the inoculation drive which made all Indians above the age of 45 years eligible for coronavirus vaccines. (Amal KS/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)

News updates from HT: Covid-19 vaccination drive picks up but challenges remain

UPDATED ON APR 11, 2021 09:00 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Currently, weekend restrictions and night curfews have been imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra. In picture - Empty Marine Drive road in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)
Currently, weekend restrictions and night curfews have been imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra. In picture - Empty Marine Drive road in Mumbai.(Bloomberg)

Mumbai reports 9327 new Covid-19 cases, active cases go past 91,000 mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The fresh cases and fatalities have taken the city’s tally to 510,225 and the death toll climbed to 11,959.
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that since the restrictions were becoming harder and more stringent, it was everyone’s responsibility to support those who face the brunt of reduced economic activity. (PTI PHOTO.)
Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday that since the restrictions were becoming harder and more stringent, it was everyone’s responsibility to support those who face the brunt of reduced economic activity. (PTI PHOTO.)

Sonia Gandhi meets CMs of Congress-led states, reviews Covid-19 crisis

PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi who was also a part of the meet had yesterday requested the Union government to lend a direct income support to the vulnerable sections of society in these difficult times due to the pandemic.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

Rahul Gandhi raises migrants' issue, blames Centre for Covid-19 2nd wave

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2021 12:46 PM IST
  • Rahul Gandhi called for increasing the pace of vaccination and for disbursing money through cash transfers both for the good of the masses and the country’s economy.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses an election campaign rally.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee addresses an election campaign rally.(PTI)

News updates from HT: EC removes West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's security

PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California (Reuters / File Photo)
The entrance sign to Facebook headquarters is seen in Menlo Park, California (Reuters / File Photo)

Facebook to convert its Menlo Park headquarters into Covid-19 vaccination site

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccination: Facebook is teaming up with the Ravenswood Family Health Centre, the State of California and local nonprofits to support mobile vaccination clinics in the some of the hardest hit regions in the US
People stand behind outside a Covid-19 vaccination centre as inoculation stopped due to shortage of supplies in Mumbai.(AFP)
People stand behind outside a Covid-19 vaccination centre as inoculation stopped due to shortage of supplies in Mumbai.(AFP)

News updates from HT: Mumbai Mayor says no information on scheduled vaccines

UPDATED ON APR 09, 2021 01:04 PM IST
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A medical worker draws up a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease, marketed under the name Covishield and produced in India, in a syringe. (File Photo / HT)
A medical worker draws up a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine against the coronavirus disease, marketed under the name Covishield and produced in India, in a syringe. (File Photo / HT)

African Union drops plans to buy Covid-19 vaccines from Serum Institute of India

PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 07:11 PM IST
The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, codenamed AZD1222 and sold by the Serum Institute under the brand name 'Covishield', has been facing concern from experts worldwide after a few rare blood clotting-events were reported in several European countries.
A medical worker prepares to inoculate the Covid-19 vaccine, at a local health centre in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)
A medical worker prepares to inoculate the Covid-19 vaccine, at a local health centre in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)

India records highest single-day Covid-19 vaccine coverage yet

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 11:53 AM IST
Covid-19 vaccination in India: A total of 43,00,966 vaccine doses have been given in a span of 24 hours, out of which 39,00,505 beneficiaries received the 1st dose while 4,00,461 have taken the 2nd dose.
India had started Covid-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with two vaccines. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
India had started Covid-19 vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with two vaccines. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Centre writes to Delhi govt on irregularities in Covid-19 vaccine beneficiaries

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 11:04 PM IST
  • Noting that vaccines are a "precious commodity", the Centre said these serious lapses harm the countrywide vaccination exercise
The first dose was given to 15,656 people, aged 60 and above, and 40,031 in the age group of 45-59 years on Sunday.(HT Photo)
The first dose was given to 15,656 people, aged 60 and above, and 40,031 in the age group of 45-59 years on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 vaccination drive: Over 59,000 people inoculated in Delhi on Sunday

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 11:20 PM IST
According to official figures, the number of people who received the jabs till 6 pm was 59,125, including 56,074 who received the first dose of the vaccine.
Gurugram, India - April 2, 2021: A health worker preparing a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine from a Covishield vaccine vial, during a camp in Sector 15 Phase II Community Centre in Gurugram, India, on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)
Gurugram, India - April 2, 2021: A health worker preparing a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine from a Covishield vaccine vial, during a camp in Sector 15 Phase II Community Centre in Gurugram, India, on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)(Vipin Kumar /HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 vaccination drive: Over 1.3 million doses given on Saturday

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 10:22 PM IST
A total of 7,44,42,267 vaccine doses have been given, according to a provisional report till 8 pm.
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat.(Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)
Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat.(Photo @TIRATHSRAWAT)

News updates from HT: Uttarakhand to vaccinate journalists against Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 09:07 PM IST
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