Health ministry flags Covid-19 concerns in 6 states, virus spreading rapidly

January 21, 2022

Highlighting that as many as 515 districts across the country have reported more than 5 percent positivity rate in the last one week, the health ministry Thursday said the third wave triggered by the highly-infectious Omicron variant has spread to almost all parts of the country. However, despite the surge, there has b | Read more|

7 Deaths Among UK AstraZeneca Jab Recipients After Blood Clots: Regulator

April 7, 2021

The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered rare blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died. The British acknowledgement of deaths comes as several European countries have paused the use of the AstraZeneca jab over a potential link to blood clots. | Read more|

New SOPs For UK Arrivals, Separate Isolation For Those With Mutant Strain

December 22, 2020

RT-PCR testing on arrival, separate isolation of those testing positive for the new variant of coronavirus, institutional quarantine for co-passengers of those testing positive: These are some of the salient requirements mentioned in the standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the government of India today for tra | Read more|

"Government Alert, No Need To Panic": Health Minister On UK Virus Strain

December 21, 2020

The government is fully alert about the new strain of coronavirus reported in the United Kingdom, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said today, stressing that "there's no need to panic". Canada, Saudi Arabia, and several European countries have temporarily banned flights from the UK over the new virus strain, believed to b | Read more|

WHO sounds virus alarm for Western Pacific

August 18, 2020

The World Health Organisation said countries in the Western Pacific - a vast region comprising nearly 1.9 billion people - have entered a new phase of coronavirus pandemic response and urged regional governments to continue to promote behaviour that protects community health. This is "the phase where governments will n | Read more|