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People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive the vaccine for Covid-19 in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, May 25, 2021.(AP)

200 million vaccine doses administered in India

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2021 06:22 AM IST
New Delhi: The total number of doses of vaccines administered across India crossed 200 million on Wednesday, in a significant landmark for the country’s inoculation campaign
Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency(Photo by Emran Yousof on Unsplash)
Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency(Photo by Emran Yousof on Unsplash)

Travel updates: Taipei bans dining-in, Japan extends Covid-19 emergency

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 11:02 AM IST
From Japan opening large-scale vaccination centers in Tokyo and Osaka while extending Covid-19 emergency to Taiwan’s capital 'Taipei' banning all on-site dining and drinking and Malaysia imposing new restrictions to curb coronavirus, catch all the travel updates here
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan holds a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during a vaccination campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi.(Reuters)
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan holds a dose of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during a vaccination campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi.(Reuters)

India saving vaccines by delaying jabs of covid patients: Govt panel head

Reuters | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 02:22 AM IST
Under fire for his handling of the world’s worst rise in coronavirus infections, Narendra Modi-led central government made all adults eligible for vaccination from May 1.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren addresses to announce lockdown in the state from April 22, in Ranchi. (PTI)
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren addresses to announce lockdown in the state from April 22, in Ranchi. (PTI)

Vaccination needs to be done by Centre: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren

UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:36 AM IST
On vaccine distribution, Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren says the Centre should be doing all procurement and distribution. "They are allocating oxygen, medicines and equipment. Similarly, vaccination needs to be done at the national stage," he told HT.
Yogi Adityanath directed the officials concerned to “also launch the vaccination drive in villages in such districts where the infection rate is high.”(File photo)
Yogi Adityanath directed the officials concerned to “also launch the vaccination drive in villages in such districts where the infection rate is high.”(File photo)

Jabs for 18+ in all UP districts from June 1, says chief minister

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:12 AM IST
A state government official said that the government would soon issue an order with guidelines for the 18-44 age group vaccination in all districts.
Meanwhile, all schools will start full home-based learning (HBL) from Wednesday until May 28 when the school term ends, amid a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases. REUTERS/Caroline Chia(REUTERS)
Meanwhile, all schools will start full home-based learning (HBL) from Wednesday until May 28 when the school term ends, amid a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases. REUTERS/Caroline Chia(REUTERS)

Singapore to vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 against Covid-19

PTI | , Singapore
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 06:27 PM IST
  • The announcement comes at a time when a number of schoolchildren have tested positive for the deadly virus.
Prior to this the country had recorded 4,205 deaths on May 12. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui(REUTERS)
Prior to this the country had recorded 4,205 deaths on May 12. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui(REUTERS)

India records highest single-day fatalities since the onset of Covid-19 pandemic

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 11:03 AM IST
  • This grim milestone in the country’s battle against Covid-19 comes a few days after WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern over the rising number of new cases, deaths, and hospitalisations in India.
 BMC medical staff inoculating Covishield vaccine to beneficiaries against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
BMC medical staff inoculating Covishield vaccine to beneficiaries against Covid-19 at Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

After 3-day gap, BMC to resume Covid-19 vaccination from Tuesday

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 10:33 PM IST
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a release, said that walk-in Covid-19 vaccination will be carried out at select inoculation centres on May 18 and 19.
Rajinikanth was administered his second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.
Rajinikanth was administered his second dose of Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday.

Rajinikanth gets second dose of Covid-19 vaccine, see here

By Haricharan Pudipeddi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 05:13 PM IST
  • Actor Rajinikanth, who returned to Chennai after a month-long shooting schedule in Hyderabad, got the second shot of his Covid-19 vaccine. See picture here.
The #AIFCOVIDResponse and #DigitalEqualizer program also helped supply ration kits and guidance to several differently abled individuals to continue their education and career planning for the future during Covid-19. (Photo via @AIFoundation on Twitter)
The #AIFCOVIDResponse and #DigitalEqualizer program also helped supply ration kits and guidance to several differently abled individuals to continue their education and career planning for the future during Covid-19. (Photo via @AIFoundation on Twitter)

American India Foundation raises $25 million as Covid-19 aid, highest so far

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 07:26 AM IST
The AIF, which was founded in the aftermath of the Gujarat earthquake at the initiative of the then US president Bill Clinton and the then Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has raised $25 million as Covid-19 aid, making it the highest amount raised by an Indian-American non-profit body.
Asha Negi shot to fame as Purvi Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta.
Asha Negi shot to fame as Purvi Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta.

Asha Negi pokes fun at actors ‘overacting’ in vaccination posts

PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • Asha Negi mocked actors for ‘overacting’ in videos of them getting the Covid-19 vaccine shot. She called it ‘annoying’ and asked if they take a videographer along.
Jasprit Bumrah gets his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine(Jasprit Bumrah / Twitter)
Jasprit Bumrah gets his first dose of Covid-19 vaccine(Jasprit Bumrah / Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

ANI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 03:25 PM IST
On Monday, India skipper Virat Kohli, pacer Ishant Sharma and batsman Cheteshwar Pujara also received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. Last week, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane had taken their first jab.
Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners(Photo by Julia Solonina/Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash)
Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners(Photo by Julia Solonina/Christopher Alvarenga on Unsplash)

Germany optimistic of summer tourists, Bali moves closer to reopen to foreigners

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 01:06 PM IST
While Taiwan, Malaysia and India tighten travel curbs amid Covid-19, Germany and Bali are hopeful of a 'good summer' as they plan to reopen to foreign travellers after the ongoing coronavirus vaccination drives
Farhan Akhtar has been at the centre of a controversy after he used a drive-in facility to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
Farhan Akhtar has been at the centre of a controversy after he used a drive-in facility to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Farhan Akhtar denies getting unfair access to drive-in vaccine centre

UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 12:10 PM IST
  • Farhan Akhtar shared a screenshot of his booking at a drive-in vaccination facility in Mumbai, shutting down speculation that he unfairly got access to it because of his celebrity status.
Taslima Nasreen in her study at her residence in New Delhi. (Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)
Taslima Nasreen in her study at her residence in New Delhi. (Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)

Stayed indoors for over a year, still caught Covid-19: Taslima Nasreen

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 12:50 PM IST
On Saturday, writer Taslima Nasreen tweeted photos of Bangladeshis thronging the streets despite the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) advisories in places and asked how can shopping for Eid and going home for family get-togethers be more important than saving lives from the deadly virus.
The vaccination for the 18-45 years age group in Odisha will first begin in five urban centres of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, and Berhampur that have reported a high Covid-19 test positivity rate (TPR).(File Photo / Representational Image)
The vaccination for the 18-45 years age group in Odisha will first begin in five urban centres of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, and Berhampur that have reported a high Covid-19 test positivity rate (TPR).(File Photo / Representational Image)

News updates from HT: Odisha to begin vaccination of 18-44 age group in 5 cities

PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 08:49 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
A medic prepares a vial of Covid-19 vaccine.(File Photo)
A medic prepares a vial of Covid-19 vaccine.(File Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 07:46 AM IST
India needs to resurrect its faltering vaccine drive (which means, most importantly, accepting that it is faltering). It’s the only way to crush the second wave of the pandemic — and prevent (or lessen the impact of) a third wave.
Shikhar Dhawan gets the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine(Shikhar Dhawan / Twitter)
Shikhar Dhawan gets the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine(Shikhar Dhawan / Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 04:41 PM IST
The 35-year-old batsman was part of the Delhi Capitals squad in the Indian Premier League that was indefinitely suspended on Tuesday due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble.
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

LIVE: Rajasthan govt imposes lockdown in state from May 10-24

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:56 PM IST
India registered 382,315 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours. With hospitals continuing to make a desperate plea for beds and oxygen, a weekly WHO report showed that the country now accounts for nearly half the coronavirus cases reported worldwide and a quarter of the deaths.
Jennifer Aniston has spread awareness about the Covid-19 situation in India.
Jennifer Aniston has spread awareness about the Covid-19 situation in India.

Jennifer Aniston urges fans to help India fight pandemic: 'Spread the word'

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 11:01 AM IST
  • Jennifer Aniston has urged her fans to come out in support of India as the country battles the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

India records 382,315 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 20.66 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:48 AM IST
India, battling the more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease, has now registered over 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for two weeks straight.
First Dose of Covid-19 for 18+in Birbhum. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
First Dose of Covid-19 for 18+in Birbhum. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

Vaccination slows down as demand outpaces supply

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:26 AM IST
  • Some states still unclear about when they can start drive for people below 45
Melinda Gates' remarks were recorded before an announcement on Monday that she and her husband, Bill Gates, would divorce after 27 years.(AP)
Melinda Gates' remarks were recorded before an announcement on Monday that she and her husband, Bill Gates, would divorce after 27 years.(AP)

Melinda Gates sees US government donating Covid-19 vaccine doses soon

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Melinda Gates said wealthy nations did not need to vaccinate down to their teen populations before they started sharing doses with low-income countries.
Volunteers and relatives prepare to cremate the bodies of people who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, on May 2, 2021. (Reuters)
Volunteers and relatives prepare to cremate the bodies of people who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, on May 2, 2021. (Reuters)

10 states account for 73% of new Covid-19 deaths. Here's all you need to know

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:34 AM IST
India on Tuesday recorded 3,449 new Covid-19 deaths in the span of a single day, mounting the nationwide death toll to 222,408.
Chief minister-elect of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin.(AFP)
Chief minister-elect of Tamil Nadu M K Stalin.(AFP)

Stalin declares journalists as 'frontline workers' in Tamil Nadu

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:26 AM IST
The journalists working in Tamil Nadu will now be eligible for priority vaccination against the Covid-19
Irrfan Khan and wife Sutapa pose for a throwback pic.(Instagram)
Irrfan Khan and wife Sutapa pose for a throwback pic.(Instagram)

'Couldn't get bed because he wasn't Chhota Rajan': Irrfan's wife loses relative

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 10:26 AM IST
  • Irrfan Khan's wife Sutapa Sikdar has shared a Facebook post about not being able to secure a hospital bed for her relative in Delhi, because he wasn't 'Chhota Rajan'.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been demanding free Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens of India, even terming the central government's current inoculation policy against the coronavirus disease as 'discriminatory'. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been demanding free Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens of India, even terming the central government's current inoculation policy against the coronavirus disease as 'discriminatory'. (PTI)

'Full lockdown' is the only way to stop Covid-19 spread: Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been highly critical of the way that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre is tackling the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in India.
New Delhi: Volunteers set up an under-construction temporary Covid-19 Care Centre of 200 beds with oxygen support, amid the ongoing second wave of coronavirus pandemic, at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Monday, May 3, 2021. (PTI)
New Delhi: Volunteers set up an under-construction temporary Covid-19 Care Centre of 200 beds with oxygen support, amid the ongoing second wave of coronavirus pandemic, at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Monday, May 3, 2021. (PTI)

India clocks 357,229 new Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 20-million mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Tuesday's numbers show that India has now been clocking more than 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for 13 days straight, with the health system crumbling under the weight of new coronavirus cases and hospitals continuing to report a shortage of ICU beds and medical oxygen.
Workers disinfect an isolation center for Covid-19 positive people in Hyderabad, on Monday, May 3, 2021. (Mahesh Kumar A / AP Photo)
Workers disinfect an isolation center for Covid-19 positive people in Hyderabad, on Monday, May 3, 2021. (Mahesh Kumar A / AP Photo)

LIVE: Indonesia reports 4,369 new Covid-19 cases, 188 deaths

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 10:44 PM IST
The total number of Covid-19 infections in India on Tuesday zoomed past the 20-million mark.
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