Covid-19 Vaccine

India reports 3,230 fresh Covid cases, 32 deaths

India has reported 3,230 fresh Covid infections and 32 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

India logs 4,043 fresh Covid cases, 15 deaths

India on Tuesday reported 4,043 fresh Covid infections and 15 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.

Canada approves 1st Covid booster for kids aged 5-11

Canada's drug regulator announced it has authorised Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty Covid-19 vaccine for use as a booster dose in children aged 5 to 11 years.

Canada registers 28,596 new Covid cases in a week

In the week from July 24-30, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) registered 28,596 new Covid-19 cases.

US CDC recommends Novavax's Covid vaccine for adults

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed recommendation that Novavax's Covid-19 vaccine be used as another primary series option for adults ages 18 years and older.

S.Korea approves use of 1st homegrown COVID-19 vaccine from SK Bioscience

South Korea on Wednesday approved the use of SKYCovione, the country's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine developed by SK Bioscience Co., taking a major step toward achieving vaccine sovereignty in the fight against the pandemic.

Covid hospitalisations in Ireland up by 33%

Ireland's health authorities said 606 new Covid-19 patients were hospitalised across the country, an increase of 153 people or 33.77 per cent, compared to a week ago, putting increased pressure on hospitals.

Iraq declares new Covid wave

Iraq's Health Ministry declared a new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 515 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

Over 27.5 mn people fully vaccinated against Covid in Myanmar

Myanmar has fully vaccinated more than 27.5 million people, or 50.18 per cent of the country's 54.8-million population, against Covid-19, according to its Ministry of Health.

Cambodia rolls out 5th Covid dose

Cambodia on Thursday started providing the fifth dose of a Covid-19 vaccine to priority groups across the country, Health Ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine announced.

Over 88% Indian adults fully vaccinated against Covid

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said that over 88 per cent of India's adult population have been fully vaccinated against Covid.

Argentina applies over 101 mn shots of Covid-19 vaccines

Argentina has applied more than 101 million vaccine shots against Covid-19, the Health Ministry said.

Cambodia to provide 5th dose of Covid-19 vaccines to priority groups from June 9: PM

Cambodia will start offering a fifth dose of Covid-19 vaccines to priority groups from June 9 onwards, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said.

Over 60% India's teenagers fully vaccinated against Covid

More than 60 per cent of youngsters between 15 and 18 years of age have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Friday.

Precaution doses for Indians int'l travellers as per destination country rules

India on Thursday relaxed the waiting period for Covid-19 vaccine precaution dose for those travelling abroad, allowing them to get the jab before the stipulated nine months, as per the rules of their destination country.

Cambodian PM awards high school graduates

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday met 1,753 students who graduated the 2021 high school exit exam with Grade A, awarding each of them with an iPad and $500.

Nearly 18mn Argentines receive Covid booster shot

Nearly 18 million Argentines have received a booster shot against Covid-19, the Health Ministry announced.

No individual can be forced to get vaccinated, govt vaccine policy not arbitrary: SC

The Supreme Court on Monday said that no individual can be forced to get vaccinated and added that the current Covid-19 vaccine policy of the government is not arbitrary.

Moderna to build Covid-19 vaccine facility in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Covid-19 vaccine developer Moderna will build a manufacturing facility in the country's Quebec to deliver up to 100 million mRNA vaccine doses annually.

Ecuador removes mask mandate

The use of masks will no longer be mandatory in both open and closed spaces in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lasso announced.

DCGI grants EUA to 3 Covid vaccines for different age group of children 

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Tuesday approved three Covid vaccines for the restricted emergency use authorisation (EUA) for children of different age groups.

Japan approves rollout of protein-based Novavax Covid vaccine

Japan's Health Ministry on Tuesday approved the use of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by US pharmaceutical company Novavax to be used on people aged 18 and above.

India sees sharp decline in Covid cases, records 1,247 fresh infections

India recorded a steep decline in Covid-19 cases as it recorded 1,247 infections in the past 24 hours, against 2,183 reported the previous day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

India records 975 fresh Covid cases

India reported 975 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, a marginal rise against 949 infections reported on previous day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.

India logs 796 fresh Covid cases, 19 deaths

India recorded 796 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a marginal decline against 861 infections recorded the previous day, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

India reports 1,150 new Covid cases, 83 deaths

In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,150 new Covid-19 cases and 83 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

India reports 1,109 new Covid cases, 43 deaths

India on Friday reported a marginal increase with 1,109 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, against the 1,033 infections reported a day earlier, the Union Health Ministry said.

With 1,033 fresh Covid cases, India sees marginal decline

India recorded 1,033 cases fresh cases in a span of 24 hours, a marginal decline against previous day's count of 1,086, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday.

India reports marginal rise in fresh Covid cases, 71 deaths

India on Wednesday reported 1,086 fresh Covid cases, which is marginally higher than previous day's count of 795 infections in a span of 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

India reports 1,260 new Covid cases, 83 deaths in 24 hrs

In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,260 new Covid-19 cases and 83 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

India reports marginal rise in new Covid cases

India reported 1,938 fresh Covid cases, marginally higher than the previous day's count of 1,778, in a span of 24 hours.

Canada's chief health officer calls for getting Covid booster shot

Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, has called for more people to get the booster dose against Covid-19 as the country has started easing restrictions, such as limits on social gatherings and mask mandates.

Centre to begin Covid vaccination for 12-14 age group from March 16

The Union Government after deliberations with scientific bodies decided on Monday to start Covid vaccination for 12-14 year age group from March 16.

Biological E seeks EUA for Corbevax for children in 5-12 age group

Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Biological E has applied for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for its Covid vaccine Corbevax for children in 5 to 12 age bracket, official sources said on Wednesday.

Over 3 cr teenagers fully vaccinated against Covid

India has administered both doses of Covid-19 vaccines to over 3 crore youngsters of 15 to 18 age group so far. The vaccination drive for teenagers started on January 3.

Over 3.1 bn Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in Chinese mainland

Over 3.1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses had been administered on the Chinese mainland, so far, data from the National Health Commission showed Thursday.

Lebanon eases Covid measures for travellers

Lebanese authorities have announced that inbound travellers would be exempted from PCR tests if they have received their last Covid-19 vaccine shots within six months.

WHO chief calls for cooperation, financing to end Covid pandemic

The World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for cooperation and collaboration in the face of common threats from the Covid-19 pandemic.

WHO lauds historic vaccine hub in South Africa

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded the efforts of South African researchers, who have set up a hub to develop mRNA-based vaccines against Covid-19.

US FDA postpones meeting on authorising Pfizer-BioNTech vax for kids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has postponed an advisory panel meeting on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in children six months through four years of age, saying it needs more data.

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