Editorial: Vaccine ways

At a time when the active Covid-19 cases in India breached the 11 lakh-mark for the first time after a record high of 1.52 lakh new infections while a massive vaccination push, dubbed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the beginning of another major war against coronavirus, was launched on Sunday in a bid to abate the surge, in a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official said their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boost. Continue Reading

India’s Covid-19 death rate ‘progressively falling’: Govt

The Union Health Ministry has said India’s Covid-19 case fatality rate is progressively falling and is currently at 2.49 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world. Continue Reading

Bombay HC expresses concern over migrant crisis

Expressing concern over the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in India and the recent migrant crisis, the Bombay High Court has said that the pandemic has revealed that despite our constitutional guarantees, a society that provides equal opportunities to all remains a distant dream. Continue Reading

India divided into red, orange, green zones: What’s allowed and what’s not?

India will now be under lockdown till 17 May with a complete ban on air travel, trains and inter-state road transport for the general public while educational institutions, theatres, malls, hotels and bars will also remain shut, the government announced on Friday but gave some relaxations for various business activities and people’s movement within areas with limited or no COVID-19 cases. Continue Reading