Omicron rules come into effect in India: Airports under scanner

The new rules by the Union government to control the spread of Omicron variant of coronavirus have come into effect at airports across the country from today. Continue Reading

Watch Covid-19 situation closely: Centre to States

After several states and UTs have started easing lockdown restrictions, the Centre has told them that it is critical that such measures are carefully calibrated with continued focus on containment efforts. Continue Reading

Centre expresses ‘serious concern’ over Covid surge in TN

The Union government has expressed worry over the rising Covid-19 cases in States including Tamilnadu and urged the State governments to intensify steps to bring the pandemic under control. Continue Reading

As second Covid wave starts in Maharashtra, Centre writes strong letter to State

Maharashtra is ‘in the beginning of a second wave of Covid’, the Union government has said in a letter to the Uddhav Thackeray-led government, urging the State to focus on containment strategies. 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

Covid: Centre says it may not vaccinate whole country

Even as speculation is rife regarding the availability of a Covid-vaccine in the country, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has stated that the government is not considering the option of vaccinating the whole population. Continue Reading

How India is planning to give Covid-19 vaccine to people

The Union government has asked States to constitute committees for coordination and overseeing Covid-19 vaccination drive while ensuring minimal disruptions in other routine healthcare services. Continue Reading

India to vaccinate 3 crore people in first phase

India is planning to vaccinate about 30 million people, including healthcare professionals, who are on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus disease in the first phase once protection against the viral disease becomes available, Union health ministry officials said. Continue Reading