As Covid cases rise, vaccination camps planned at Nehru stadium, apartments

The government is intensifying vaccination drive, in view of the sudden rise in Covid-19 cases in various parts of the State, including Chennai. Continue Reading

Prisoners across globe, including India, forgotten during Covid: Amnesy

Prisoners around the world have been forgotten during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Amnesty International, as prisons have faced systemic challenges to prevent the spread of the virus, with control measures leading to serious human rights violations. Continue Reading

Vaccination, distancing critical in long run

A combination of robust vaccination programmes and strict physical distancing rules may be enough to prevent recurring peaks of Covid-19 without greatly restricting the mobility of people, according to a modelling study. Continue Reading

Covid vaccine dry run successful in TN

A dry run to check the best way to vaccinate people against Covid-19 ahead of the actual vaccination drive was conducted in Tamilnadu today and sources said it was successful. Health secretary J Radhakrishnan was present at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in the city today morning to kick off the exercise. Continue Reading

Vaccination dry run in all States on 2 January, Chennai, Nilgiris & Tirunelveli are TN’s sites

A dry run for Covid-19 vaccination will be conducted by all State and union territory administrations on 2 January, to test the linkages between planning and implementation and to identify the challenges, the Centre said on Thursday. Continue Reading

World’s first plant-based virus reducing technology

While Covid-19 vaccination continues to remain under development and containing the spread of the coronavirus has become the most critical aspect in today’s world, Ludhiana-based start-up SeguraMAX Global has announced the launch of ‘KEEP-U-SAFE’, a ‘first-of-its-kind’ technology in the world, which will aid in achieving significant reduction of viruses on surfaces of their products. Continue Reading