Experts express fear over Covid third wave

Waning immunity, the emergence of a more transmissible coronavirus variant capable of escaping the immunity shield and lockdown relaxations can be the likely causes of a possible third wave of Covid-19, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria has said. Continue Reading

Things you should know about Covid self-testing kit

The Indian Council of Medical Research has issued an advisory for Covid-19 home testing where an individual will be able to test himself or herself without the presence of any medical professional. Continue Reading

Impose lockdown for 6-8 weeks, says ICMR

The head of the health agency responding to the coronavirus has said districts reporting a high number of infections should remain locked down for another six to eight weeks to control the spread of the rampaging disease. Continue Reading

Covid-19: India records highest single-day cases – 1,31,968 and 780 deaths

With 1,31,968 fresh infections, the highest single-day count, India’s Coronavirus caseload rose to 1,30,60,542 today. Continue Reading

Covid-19: After Harsh Vardhan’s ‘endgame’ remark, IMA urges not to drop guard

Reacting to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s recent comments that ‘we have entered the endgame of the Covid-19 pandemic in India’, the Indian Medical Association has released a statement urging the government not to drop its guard against the virus. Continue Reading

After new Covid strains, govt issues fresh guidelines

The government has issued a fresh set of travel guidelines as two new, highly more infectious strains of Covid – the South African and the Brazilian strains – have been detected in India. Continue Reading

Neuberg gets nod for Covid tests in four more cities

Neuberg Diagnostics has received approval from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting Covid-19 tests in Noida , UP (Delhi NCR), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh; Salem, Tamilnadu and Kozhikode, Kerala. Continue Reading

All eyes on India’s anti-Covid drive

The Central Drugs and Standards Committee (CDSCO) on Sunday formally approved the Covid-19 vaccines by Bharat Biotech and the Serum Institute of India (SII). Continue Reading