Covid third wave could hit India by October: Experts

A third wave of coronavirus infections is likely to hit India by October, and although it will be better controlled than the latest outbreak, the pandemic will remain a public health threat for at least another year, according to a Reuters poll of medical experts. Continue Reading

WHO names Covid variants in India as Kappa, Delta

The B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 variants of the Covid-19, first identified in India, has been named as ‘Kappa’ and ‘Delta’ respectively, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced it named various variants of the coronavirus using Greek alphabets. Continue Reading

Centre’s inept handling of pandemic made 97% Indians poorer: Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hit out at the at the Centre for the ‘mismanagement in tackling the pandemic’ and said that 97 per cent Indians have witnessed depreciation in their income due to the arrogance of the Central leadership. Continue Reading

Editorial: Safety first

The Union government said the coronavirus may emerge again and so Centre needs to collaborate with states, infrastructure needs to be ramped up, curbs and Covid-appropriate behaviour must be followed. Continue Reading

No foreign dignitary at Republic Day celebrations

No foreign dignitary will attend this year’s Republic Day celebrations as the chief guest due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Continue Reading

India to have Covid-19 vaccine by 15 August?

It looks like India will get freedom from Covid-19 before the country’s Independence Day, as the first made-in-India coronavirus vaccine may be launched by 15 August, with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) fast-tracking efforts to develop “Covaxin” in partnership with Bharat Biotech International Limited. Continue Reading

Covid 19: Death toll up 775 in India, positive cases 24,506

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 775 and the number of cases climbed to 24,506 in the country today,  according to the Union Health Ministry. Continue Reading

Lockdown to be extended beyond 3 May?

Amid speculations that lockdown might be extended in view of the rising cases of coronavirus across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers via video conferencing on 27 April morning on the way ahead in the fight against coronavirus. Continue Reading