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India records 24,712 new coronavirus cases

MUMBAI – India recorded 24,712 new coronavirus infections, taking its total to 10.12 million, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday. COVID-19 infections are decreasing in India, with 23,788 new infections reported on average each day, according to a Reuters tally. The country, which has recorded the […]

India may need to spend $1.8 billion on COVID-19 vaccines in first phase, documents show

NEW DELHI – India will have to spend $1.4 billion to $1.8 billion in the first phase of a coronavirus vaccination programme, even after getting support under the COVAX global vaccine-sharing scheme, according to estimates by the GAVI vaccines alliance. India, which has the world’s second highest caseload […]

Vaccine ‘hesitancy’ rises among Indians as virus cases fall – survey

MUMBAI – Many Indians appear hesitant to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as infections have fallen sharply since a mid-September peak and some people are worried about possible side-effects here, according to a survey of 18,000 people released on Thursday. India reported 24,037 new infections on Thursday – fewer than […]

COVID-19: Active caseload falls below 4 lakh in country

New Delhi, Dec 7: India’s coronavirus infections rose to 96.77 lakh, while the active caseload fell below 4 lakh and the recoveries surged to 91.39 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 96,77,203 with 32,981 new infections being reported […]

Pfizer seeks emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccine in India, media say

NEW DELHI – Pfizer Inc has applied for emergency use authorisation of its coronavirus vaccine in India, media said on Sunday, the first to do so in a country with the world’s second-highest number of infections. The U.S. company, whose vaccine was recently approved by the British government, […]

Unilever to introduce mouthwash formulation in India, claims to reduce 99.9 pc corona after rinsing

New Delhi, Nov 21: Global FMCG major Unilever on Saturday said it will bring to India its mouthwash formulation, which, it claims, will reduce 99.9 per cent of coronavirus after 30 seconds of rinsing. “Unilever has confirmed that preliminary lab test results show that mouthwash formulation containing CPC Technology […]

India pins hopes on locally-tested COVID-19 vaccines given Pfizer constraints

NEW DELHI – India hopes five locally-tested vaccines will help it to control COVID-19, as those developed by Pfizer PFE.N and Moderna MRNA.O may not be available to it in big quantities soon. The five candidates include Russia’s Sputnik-V whose “Phase-II going to Phase-III” trials in India will start next week in […]

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic?

Can I celebrate Halloween during the pandemic? Yes, but probably not like you normally would. Health experts say some Halloween traditions like crowding on doorsteps for candy and inching your way through haunted houses heighten the risk of spreading COVID-19 and should be avoided. But there are ways […]

Zydus begins human trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine

BENGALURU – Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus said on Wednesday it has started human studies for its potential COVID-19 vaccine, as coronavirus infections continue to surge in the world’s third worst-hit nation. ZyCoV-D, its plasmid DNA vaccine, was found to be safe, immunogenic and well-tolerated in the pre-clinical toxicity […]

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