India committed to supplying Covid-19 vaccines to other nations; exports to begin by year end
India is committed to supplying Covid-19 vaccines to other nations and such supplies are likely to begin by the end of this year, as the abundant production will not just meet domestic needs but also generate surplus for exports. a top government official said on Monday.
Supreme Court refuses to entertain plea against mass Covid vaccination of Covishield and Covaxin
The Supreme Court of India on Monday refused to entertain a plea against the mass vaccination of Covishield and Covaxin. The top court observed that vaccination is the key to protect people from Covid. "We do not want this matter to be argued at all. Let us not cast doubt on the vaccination," said the apex court.
India reports 14,306 new Covid-19 cases; active cases decline to 1.67 lakh
India reported 14,306 new Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry of health and family welfare on Monday. The death toll climbed to 4,54,712 with 443 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 31 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 120 consecutive days now.
New Covid outbreak: China locks down thousands
Ejin, a county in China’s Inner Mongolia region, asked its 35,700 residents to stay home from Monday and warned of civil and criminal liabilities should anyone disobey the order, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing a local government statement.
Fresh lockdowns in China as local Covid-19 infections spread to 11 provinces
Authorities in northern China are reimposing lockdowns and other emergency measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, with health officials warning of a worsening outbreak after the country recorded more than 100 cases across 11 provinces over the last week.
NBA: Protesters show support for Irving's vaccine stance ahead of Nets game
Protesters scaled barricades and pushed toward the doors of the Brooklyn Nets' home arena on Sunday in support of NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving, who cannot join the team as he has chosen not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Covid chaos grips the East and uncertainty haunts the West. Europe is entering its second pandemic winter
Lockdowns, spiraling cases and a vaccine divide is framing the start of Europe's second pandemic winter, bringing chaos to eastern European countries and uncertainty to those in the West.
Fauci should be fired after NIH admits funding gain-of-function research, Rand Paul says
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in an interview that aired Sunday night that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top disease specialist in the U.S., should be fired after last week’s revelation that the National Institutes of Health funded gain-of-function research on the coronavirus.
Health insurers see huge surge in non-Covid claims
Even as Covid hospitalisations have dropped from peak levels, insurance companies are witnessing a massive surge in non-Covid claims. While there is a lag in capturing trends, insurers say that there has been a significant jump from September in non-Covid hospitalisations.
Coronavirus live | Day-long inoculation drive in Puducherry today
National: After 19 months, lower primary classes in Karnataka are set to reopen on October 25. While government and aided schools are set to welcome students in standards I to V back to the classroom, many private schools have decided to defer the reopening after Deepavali