7 states to use Zydus in adults for now: Centre

New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- Zydus Cadila's Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D will initially be used in districts in seven states having low first dose coverage before it is rolled out nationwide, the Union health min... Read More

Omicron cases in India: Country well-covered, no need to panic, say experts

New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- India may be in a unique position in terms of immunity compared to other countries with fewer proportions of people vaccinated or infected in the past, according to experts, who b... Read More

Two Omicron cases in Karnataka, infections mild

New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- Two men in Karnataka tested positive for the Omicron variant of the Sars-Cov-2, Union government officials said on Thursday, and added that there was no need to panic since at lea... Read More

Covid clusters in Maharashtra, Karnataka under watch for new variant

New Delhi, Nov. 29 -- Although no cases of the Omicron variant of Sars-Cov-2 have been detected in India, one cluster each in Maharashtra and Karnataka are being investigated for the new variant, acco... Read More

SII resumes Covid vaccine export under Covax

New Delhi, Nov. 26 -- Serum Institute of India (SII) has resumed exports of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield to the international vaccine sharing programme COVAX, the company announced on Friday. "The fir... Read More

New Covid-19 variant: Centre issues advisory to screen travellers

New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- The Union health ministry has directed states to start rigorous screening and testing of all international travellers coming from or transiting through Botswana, South Africa and... Read More

Centre writes to states, UTs over drop in Covid testing

New Delhi, Nov. 25 -- The Union health ministry has directed 11 states and two Union territories to increase Covid-19 testing amid concerns over declining weekly testing rates and spiking positivity r... Read More

Delay in SII's first shipment to Nepal under Covax

New Delhi, Nov. 24 -- The first shipment of Covishield vaccines to Nepal under the Covax programme has been delayed temporarily, people familiar with the development said, although the Pune-based Seru... Read More

Covaxin 50% effective against Delta variant: Real-world study

New Delhi, Nov. 24 -- The efficacy of Covaxin in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 is 47%-50%, according to real-world data derived from infections in a group of over 2,700 hospital workers when India w... Read More

Active Covid-19 cases in India fall, lowest since June 2020

New Delhi, Nov. 15 -- The number of active cases of Covid-19 across India have dropped to 135,918 as of Sunday, the lowest since June 2020, or in more than a year-and-a-half, according to government d... Read More