Coronavirus

‘Takes years to prepare vaccine but…’ PM Modi at Covid-19 vaccine launch

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday  launched the most important vaccination drive of the globe and congratulated Indian nation and its scientists on the accomplishment. “It takes…

Govt must protect vaccine makers against lawsuits: SII’s Adar Poonawalla

Manufacturers of vaccines against the coronavirus malady (Covid-19) should be protected against liability just in case there’s any serious adverse…

China to vaccinate 50 million people for Lunar New Year

China is planning to vaccinate 50 million people in the high-priority group against the coronavirus before the start of the…

Nearly 70% Indians unwilling to take Covid-19 vaccine, finds study

69 per cent of Indians are hesitant to take a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, a study conducted this month by…

SC directs states to carry out fire safety audit of dedicated Covid hospitals

The Supreme Court on Friday asked all states and Union Territories to set up committees to conduct monthly fire safety…

Pfizer vaccine suffers series of hitches in US, some doses stored too cold: Officials

The first days of Pfizer Inc’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout have seen unexpected hitches including some vaccines being stored at excessively…

From Covid-19 dropping from space to plausible ‘paradox-free time travel’ | Wild space theories in 2020

It is always scientists versus scientists or a theory against another theory, especially when it comes to space and universe.…

India gears up for Covid-19 vaccine roll out: Details of world’s biggest immunisation programme

As India waits for a Covid-19 shot, companies have entered the phase of seeking approvals from central drug regulators. Once…

Covid-19 vaccine: Applications of Pfizer, Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute to be reviewed today

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), which is the National Regulatory Authority of India, will review the applications of…

90-year-old British woman is first to receive Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine shot

Margaret Keenan, a 90-year-old grandmother from Britain, has become the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer Covid-19…

Indian-origin Hari Shukla, 87, first to get coronavirus vaccine in UK

An Indian-origin man, Hari Shukla, will become one of the first persons in the world to be administered a coronavirus…

India accelerates Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines review as UK begins roll-out

Britain will begin roll-out of the coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech on Tuesday to start vaccinating its general…

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus Live Updates: BBMP steps up social distancing implementation, to fine violating establishments upto Rs 1 lakh

In an attempt to minimise the spread of coronavirus infections, Bengaluru’s local civic body the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)…

Have no details on National Expert Group on Vaccine, claims Health Ministry in RTI reply

Responding to an RTI query, the Union Health Ministry said it is unaware of the location of the physical records…

Covid-19 vaccine update: Serum Institute of India seeks emergency use approval for Covishield, Sputnik V phase 2 trials begin in Pune

with various other vaccine candidates at different stages of trials globally, here are the latest updates on the Covid-19 vaccine…

Govt readying vaccine cold storage at airports

The central government has started preparations for setting up a cold storage chain for the Covid-19 vaccine that will eventually…

Pfizer seeks nod for vaccine, local trial exemption

With Pfizer India this week becoming the first pharma firm to seek “emergency use authorisation” (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccine…

Hit by Covid-19 lockdown, dabbawalas of Mumbai get ready to don a new avatar

Failing to kickstart their iconic tiffin service after the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the famous dabbawalas of Mumbai are planning new ventures.…

SII seeks emergency use authorisation for Oxford Covid vaccine Covishield in India

The Serum Institute of India on Sunday became the first indigenous company to apply to the Drugs Controller General of…

Haryana health minister Anil Vij tests Covid-19 positive

Haryana health minister Anil Vij said on Saturday he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and has been…