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|

PM announces launch of National Digital Health Mission

August 15, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission under which every Indian will get a health ID that will store the individual's medical records. In his Independence Day address, the prime minister said the Mission will help reduce problems in getting treatment in vari | Read more|

New Education Policy: Breakfast for school children besides mid-day meals

August 2, 2020

The mid-day meals provided to students in government or aided schools should be supplemented by breakfast, the new National Education Policy (NEP) has proposed. As per news report of PTI, the policy which was approved by the Union Cabinet earlier this week has noted that morning hours after a nutritious breakfast can b | Read more|

Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears

July 25, 2020

Vietnam announced that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in response to renewed concerns about the threat from diseases that can jump from animals to humans, such as the virus that causes COVID-19. An order signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday bans all imports of wildlife | Read more|

India records highest single-day spike of 7,964 Covid-19 cases

June 1, 2020

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,971 and the number of cases climbed to 1,73,763 in the country registering a record single-day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the Union health ministry. India is the ninth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. | Read more|

Coronavirus: Cases Doubling Rate Slows To 7.5

April 20, 2020

The doubling rate of Coronavirus cases has slowed down, the government said today – going from 3.4 days before lockdown to 7.5 days. "Based on the last seven days, India's doubling rate has improved to 7.5%," senior health ministry official Lav Agarwal told the media today. | Read more|