LIVE: Gujarat's Covid-19 rises to 2,54,314
India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,512,093 after the country logged 16,946 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard on Thursday. On January 16, India will commence what is likely to be the largest vaccination drive against Covid-19. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), earlier this month, gave emergency use authorisation (EUA) to Oxford University-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, and to Covaxin of Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Limited. Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) will manufacture Covishield in India.
Transportation of vaccines is currently underway, having commenced on January 12. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Delhi government gave permission to schools to reopen from January 18; for students of class 10 and 12 for pre-board exam preparations and practical work. However, attendance will be optional and parents’ consent will be required for a student to go to school.
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JAN 14, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Coronavirus tally in Gujarat rises to 2,54,314
Coronavirus tally in Gujarat rises to 2,54,314 with addition of 570 new cases, says state health department.
JAN 14, 2021 08:20 PM IST
Delhi govt extends quarantine rules for UK passengers till Jan 31
Delhi government extends till January 31 its order pertaining to 14-day quarantine for passengers arriving in Delhi from the United Kingdom, news agency ANI reported.
JAN 14, 2021 07:51 PM IST
3,579 new Covid-19 cases, 70 deaths in Maharashtra
Maharashtra reported 3,579 new Covid-19 cases, 3,309 recoveries and 70 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total tally now stands at 19,81,623. Death toll is at 50,29.
JAN 14, 2021 07:28 PM IST
Delhi's Covid-19 tally increase by 340 new cases
Delhi's Covid-19 tally rose by 340 new cases. The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 6,31,589. With 390 new recoveries, the number of people d who have been cured from the viral disease is at 6,17,930. Death of four others pushed the toll to 10,722.
JAN 14, 2021 06:21 PM IST
Kerala reports 5,490 fresh Covid-19 cases
Kerala on Thursday reported 5,490 fresh Covid-19 cases and 4,337 recoveries reported in Kerala today. Total numbers of active and recoveries cases in the state are 66,503 and 7,61,154 respectively.
JAN 14, 2021 04:16 PM IST
SII expects nod from WHO for emergency authorisation for AstraZeneca shot soon
The Serum Institute of India expects WHO emergency-use authorization soon for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. "The emergency use licensure from the WHO (World Health Organization) should be available and coming through in the next week or two, hopefully, because we have submitted everything," Adar Poonawalla told the Reuters Next conference on Thursday.
JAN 14, 2021 01:36 PM IST
Congress urges UP CM Yogi Adityanath to get himself vaccinated first
"I urge Yogi Adityanath ji to begin the vaccination by getting himself vaccinated first so that there is no doubt in the minds of people in state," says UP Congress chef Ajay Kumar Lallu.
JAN 14, 2021 01:21 PM IST
109 cases of UK Covid-19 strain in India: Health ministry
The total number of persons found infected with the mutant UK strain of Covid-19 is 109: Health ministry.
JAN 14, 2021 01:01 PM IST
PM expected to launch vaccination drive on January 16
PM Narendra Modi expected to launch Covid-19 vaccination drive on January 16; likely to interact with some beneficiaries on first day, reports PTI quoting sources.
JAN 14, 2021 12:13 PM IST
Vaccination to be increased to 1,000 centres in Delhi: Kejriwal
"Vaccination will begin with 81 centres, it will then be increased to 175 in a few days and then to 1000 centres across Delhi," says Kejriwal.
JAN 14, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Vaccination at 81 locations in Delhi on January 16: Arvind Kejriwal
Vaccination will be done at 81 locations in Delhi on 16th January. Around 100 people will be vaccinated at each of these locations in a day. Vaccination will be done on four days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
JAN 14, 2021 11:54 AM IST
Germany's Covid-19 tally nears 2 million
Germany records 25,164 new Covid-19 cases as tally mounts to 1,978,590. Death toll at 43,881 after 1,244 fresh fatalities.
JAN 14, 2021 11:26 AM IST
Thailand's Covid-19 tally crosses 11,000
Thailand records 271 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths. Total cases reach 11,262 including 69 deaths.
JAN 14, 2021 10:55 AM IST
Philippines approves its first Covid-19 vaccine
Philippines has granted EUA to Pfizer-BioNTech SE's Covid-19 vaccine, its first against the disease.
JAN 14, 2021 10:19 AM IST
No new Covid-19 fatality in Jharkhand: Health department
Jharkhand recorded 152 new Covid-19 cases and zero deaths in last 24 hours., as per the state health department. Tally rises to 117,240 including 1,048 deaths.
JAN 14, 2021 10:05 AM IST
India's Covid-19 recoveries and deaths up by 17,652 and 198
India's Covid-19 recoveries reach 10,146,753 after 17,652 patients recover in last 24 hours. 198 new fatalities take death toll to 151,727.
JAN 14, 2021 09:39 AM IST
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 10.5 million with 16,946 new cases
India records 16,946 new Covid-19 cases as tally reaches 10,512,093. Actove cases slump further to 213,603.
JAN 14, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Brazil's Covid-19 death toll exceeds 205,000
Brazil records 1,274 new deaths due to Covid-19, taking death toll to 205,964. 60,899 new infections take tally to 8,256,536.
JAN 14, 2021 08:55 AM IST
WHO experts arrive in China's Wuhan to probe virus' origin
State media reports World Health Organization (WHO) experts have arrived in China for virus origin probe.
JAN 14, 2021 08:53 AM IST
184,232,305 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
184,232,305 samples tested up to January 13, 2021 for Covid-19: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
JAN 14, 2021 08:13 AM IST
US surpasses more than 10 million Covid-19 vaccinations
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said more than 10 million citizens have received a Covid-19 vaccine shot as of January 13, putting the number at more than 10.2 million.
JAN 14, 2021 07:46 AM IST
About 3 lakh healthcare workers to be vaccinated on day 1: Reports
About three lakh healthcare workers to get vaccine shots at 2,934 sites on first day of Covid-19 vaccination drive: Reports
JAN 14, 2021 07:11 AM IST
Mizoram's Covid-19 recoveries reach 4,200
Seven new Covid-19 cases take Mizoram's tally to 4,310. 4,200 recoveries, 101 active cases and nine deaths thus far.
JAN 14, 2021 06:43 AM IST
China reports 138 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death
China reports 138 new Covid-19 cases and one death. Tally rises to 87,844 including 4,635 deaths.
JAN 14, 2021 06:21 AM IST
Chile reports 3,394 new Covid-19 cases
Chile reported 3,394 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's total caseload to 652,525.
JAN 14, 2021 05:43 AM IST
US' Covid-19 tally crosses 23 million
Covid-19 cases have crossed 23 million mark in the US and are currently at 23,044,857, according to Johns Hopkins University. There have also been 384,204 deaths in the country thus far.
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