As the vaccination drive has already been kicked off in the Himalayan nation, the inoculation drive for elderly and most vulnerable age groups will commence from next month. Nepal has received the first batch of one million COVISHIELD Vaccine developed by Serum Institute of India on Sunday via Air India flight. The vaccines would be used to inoculate people above 60 years of age, which is 8.73 per cent of Nepal's population, in the vaccination drive that will begin on March 7. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, there are 2,652,258 elderly people above 60 years in the country. On January 21st 2021, Nepal had received a total of One Million COVISHIELD Vaccine from India under grant assistance.
A BJP youth leader was arrested Friday evening in Bengal's Kolkata for allegedly carrying 100 gm of cocaine.
Ahead of elections in five states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is participating in a day-long election strategy session in Delhi on Sunday.
With five states reporting a spike in coronavirus cases again, the Union Health Ministry has issued a note of caution to the state governments and asked for increasing the number of tests and more RT-PCR tests so that no cases are missed out. Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute this morning urged nations to be patient amid the wait for the coronavirus vaccine Covishield. A big Congratulations to Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan who have now became proud parents to a baby Boy. The actress delivered her second baby on February 21 at Bridge Candy Hospital.
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Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla on January 22 informed that there is no impact of fire on the production of 'Covishield' vaccine. "The extent of the damage is more than 1,000 crores. The supply of COVID-19 will not be affected due to the fire (at Serum Institute of India facility). No actual vaccine was being made at that facility. The fire has no impact on the production of 'Covishield' vaccine and no damage has occurred to the existing stock either," said Adar Poonawalla. A major fire had occurred at Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on January 21 that claimed 5 lives also.
Britain's 94 year-old Queen Elizabeth, who last month had her first COVID-19 vaccination dose, has encouraged the public to follow suit, saying it did not hurt and those who were wary should think of others.
On February 26, total COVID-19 tally of India reached to 1,10,63,491. The country reported 16,577 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours and active cases stand at 1,55,986 . With new 12,179 discharges, total number reached to 1,07,50,680. 120 deaths were reported in last 24 hours, taking cumulative toll to 1,56,825. 1,34,72,643 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 across India. According to ICMR, total number of samples tested up to Feb 25 is 21,46,61,465 including 8,31,807 samples tested yesterday.
Despite a seating capacity of over 110,000 spectators, safety precautions limited the seating at the world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, India to only 55,000 on February 24 as England plays t
On inauguration day of Narendra Modi Stadium, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "When I went to Australia in November 2018, I learnt that 90,000-seater Melbourne Cricket Ground was the largest in world...