The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins within the country, PM Modi takes the first dose

Modi Vaccination

The second phase of vaccination against COVID-19 has begun within the country from today. People over 60 years of age and those suffering from serious illness will be vaccinated at this stage. Launching this second phase of vaccination, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the AIIMS Hospital in Delhi and took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. He also appealed to all the vaccine-eligible people to reach and avail the vaccine as soon as possible. Apart from Prime Minister Modi, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)…

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Difficulties in International Travel This Year with the New Covid-19 Rules

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With new variants of the Covid-19 virus being found in different countries, there are new rules being set in place regarding international travel. This has prompted governments to ban international flights and a US requirement for negative tests.  International travel rules have been made stricter, which has complicated the system furthermore. Countries have decided on restricting access in order to control the rapid spread of the virus throughout the countries. Neighboring countries have also started to practice the new rules of restricting International flights. Now, Australia has suspended a one-way “travel bubble” after two…

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10.41 lakh people vaccinated in the last six days; 787 minor side-effect cases recorded: Union Health Ministry

Covid-19 Vaccine

The campaign of COVID-19 vaccination in India has amassed significant momentum. Approximately 2.3 lakh frontline workers have been vaccinated in the last six days. Effectively, a total of 10.41 lakh people have been vaccinated within these six days. There have been 787 cases of side effects among the vaccinated but no major complication has been recorded yet. The officials of Union Health Ministry said that vaccination has been carried out successfully in parts of all the 27 states and union territories on Thursday. Among the vaccinated on this day, 187…

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Avoiding face mask while travelling in private vehicles is no longer a punishable offense: BMC

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Avoiding face mask inside private vehicles is no longer a punishable offence in Mumbai. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation i.e. BMC took this major decision on Sunday. The BMC announced that citizens will not be fined for not wearing masks inside private vehicles. However, not wearing a mask while travelling in public vehicles will remain a punishable offence, the BMC clarified. Failure in compliance with these rules will result in penalty/fine. These regulations were issued by the Mumbai’s Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Chahal after numerous passengers complained about being fined Rs 200/head…

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India’s Covishield ratified by Nepal, requests 1.2 crore doses

Covishield

Covishield—A COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by India has reportedly been ratified by Nepal. Covishield has been developed by the Oxford University and AstraZeneca jointly and is being manufactured by the Indian Institute of Serum located in Pune. Significantly, Nepal has expressed confidence in India’s vaccine over China’s vaccine despite tensions in recent relations with India and its linkages to China. However, this approval is seen as a good sign for the future relationship between India and Nepal. According to the sources, about 1.2 crore doses of the vaccine have been requested…

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Do You Need The Vaccine If You Have Already Recovered from Covid-19?

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It has been advised by the Union health ministry that those who have recovered from COVID-19, doesn’t matter a few days ago or months ago, should also get vaccinated, as there is no certainty that for how long the natural immunity will last or how strong it is. The logic behind getting a vaccine for coronavirus is that the antibody levels begin to deplete after a few months and leaving people susceptible to catch the virus a second time (approximately three to four months after the first. It has been…

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All You Need to Know About India’s First COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: Starting from January 16

Vaccination Drive

India’s first COVID-19 vaccination drive will begin on 16 January 2021. This decision was taken by the government on a Saturday meeting where Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of corona cases in India and the level of preparedness for it across states and union territories. But before that, there are a few queries of people which should be sorted out and some information which has to be necessarily shared among people regarding the vaccination drive. Here is everything you need to know about the covid vaccination drive: How…

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List of all the states where schools are reopening with strict Covid19 guidelines

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It has been almost 10 months since all the educational institutions have been shut down after the pandemic hit in the country. Still, online sessions have really helped in conducting classes but up to some extent as laboratory experiments and other courses cannot be conducted online. After evaluating the loss and wastage of time of students, the education board and the government of a few states of the country have finally decided of reopening schools and other educational institutions in their respective states. Here is the list of all the…

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Bird flu threat looms amid the COVID-19 pandemic, five states confirm infection

Bird Flu

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new infectious disease has arisen within the country. After Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, now the threat of bird flu has intensified in Himachal Pradesh and Kerala too. Hundreds of birds have been found dead in these states. Recently, Kerala has declared the bird flu as a state disaster. Union Minister Sanjeev Balayan said that the Centre has received reports of Avian influenza from five states – Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. In Haryana, the virus has already infected the poultry, while in…

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Health Minister reviews the preparation of vaccination as Centre set to approve vaccines today

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From 2nd January, a dry-run of the coronavirus vaccine will be conducted throughout the country. Regarding this, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will conduct a meeting on Friday to review the preparations. The meeting is very crucial as today another meeting is slated regarding the emergency approval of two coronavirus vaccines. The meeting will consider giving emergency use to Oxford-AstraZeneca produced CoviShield and COVAXIN of Bharat BioTech. In a virtual meeting with the Delhi government through video conferencing, the Health Minister asserted that preparations for vaccination of the first…

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