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Younger people in Chandigarh account for 50% Covid cases in recent surge

Chandigarh, April 9 -- Currently ineligible for the vaccination drive, those aged below 40 years accounted for 50% of the cumulative Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh in February and March, official data r... Read More


Delay in test results hits fight against pandemic in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 4 -- At a time when Chandigarh and its satellite cities are witnessing a surge in Covid-19 cases, which is turning out to be even more serious than the first wave, people getting tes... Read More


Vaccination drive gets a boost in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 4 -- The extension of Covid-19 vaccine to all above 45 years of age from April 1 has given a much-needed fillip to the drive in Chandigarh. In the previous weeks, the number of peop... Read More


Central panel flags low contact tracing, vaccination coverage in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 2 -- A three-member central panel, in city to assist the UT administration with reining in the Covid-19 pandemic, has observed that contact tracing can be strengthened and vaccinatio... Read More


PGIMER doctor alleges ragging by colleague, resigns

Chandigarh, April 1 -- A 29-year-old senior resident doctor pursuing a super-specialty course in the neurosurgery department at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) has r... Read More


Covid-19 deaths in Chandigarh shot up by 275% in the week gone by

Chandigarh, March 31 -- As the Covid-19 pandemic tightens its grip in Chandigarh with more and more people testing positive for the virus each day, the number of deaths is also rising sharply. While ... Read More


Vaccination drive losing steam in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, March 28 -- The vaccination drive against Covid-19 is losing steam in Chandigarh, with the response by eligible people gradually waning, official data shows. While initially senior citize... Read More


I'm gutsier than most, says 105-year-old after getting Covid vaccine in Chandigarh

Chandigarh, March 25 -- "I have more guts than most people who are hesitant to take the vaccine shot," said 105-year-old SK Bhalla, believed to be one of the oldest persons to receive the jab in the c... Read More


Centre expresses concern over Chandigarh's coronavirus surge

Chandigarh, March 25 -- The Union health ministry on Wednesday listed Chandigarh among eight states and union territories that have caused an exponential increase in the number of active Covid-19 case... Read More


Limited capacity in govt institutes, Chandigarh ropes in pvt labs to expand RT-PCR tests

Chandigarh, March 24 -- Failing to expand the RT-PCR testing facilities in government institutions, the UT administration has roped in private testing laboratories to meet the target set by the Union ... Read More