Covid-19: No decision on resumption of offline classes at Pune schools yet, says Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

Pawar said swimming pools and grounds will be open to sportspersons and people who have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday said no decision has been taken regarding resumption of physical classes at schools in Pune district as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. After attending … Read more

Covid-19: How long after recovery can one take precaution dose? Here’s what new guidelines say

The precaution dose is prioritised and sequenced upon completion of nine months or 39 weeks from the date of administration of the second dose. Covid-19 vaccination, including precaution doses, for infected individuals will be deferred by three months post recovery, the Centre has announced in a new directive. In a letter to states and Union … Read more

Covid-19: Himachal Pradesh reports five-fold surge in active cases in 10 days

The state’s active Covid-19 cases climbed to 15,618 from 14,918 on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh’s active Covid-19 caseload has witnessed a five-fold rise in the past 10 days, Health Department data showed. The number of active cases increased from 2,793 on January 8 to 14,918 on January 19. A government spokesperson told The Indian Express that the number … Read more

Covid-19: Maharashtra chemists demand ban on online sale of home self-test kits

Pune Chemists’ District Association General Secretary Anil Belkar said over three lakh home test kits had been sold in Pune district alone in the past 20-25 days. The Maharashtra State Chemists’ and Druggists’ Association has urged the state government to prevent the sale of home Covid-19 self-test kits online. The association said offline retail chemists … Read more

Harbhajan Singh’s Wife Geeta Basra Tests Positive For Covid 19

Bollywood actress and former cricketer Harbhajan Singh’s wife Geeta Basra has contracted COVID-19. On Friday, Geeta took to Instagram and informed her fans and followers about her diagnosis. “After being so careful and trying to dodge this damn thing for 2 years, the virus finally caught us,” she wrote on Instagram Story. Alongside the update, … Read more

Kerala govt imposes fresh restrictions to contain rising COVID cases

Restrictions will be imposed at district level on the basis of the number of people admitted to hospitals, the government said and authorised the Disaster Management Authority to divide the districts into three groups, A, B and C. The Kerala government on Thursday imposed fresh restrictions in the state as a preventive measure to contain … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccine-induced immunity in 30% individuals wanes after six months, new study finds

Individuals with antibody levels below 15 AU/ml were considered to be antibody negative, meaning they didn’t develop any protective immunity. Antibody titres in 30% individuals above the age of 40 decline barely six months after vaccination, a new study has demonstrated. The study was conducted by Hyderabad-based AIG Hospitals, in collaboration with the Asian Healthcare … Read more

Health Update: Lata Mangeshkar Is Stable, Says Spokesperson

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted in the ICU of a city hospital is stable, her spokesperson said on Wednesday. The 92-year-old singer tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on January 9. “Lata Di is stable. Will come home after the doctors … Read more

Shaheer Sheikh’s Father Dies Of Covid 19, Aly Goni Offers Condolences

Popular TV actor Shaheer Sheikh’s father Shahnawaz Sheikh passed away on Wednesday after a battle with Covid-19. Actor Aly Goni shared the sad news about Shaheer’s father’s demise on social media. Shaheer’s father was on ventilator due to a severe coronavirus infection.   Offering condolences on Twitter on Wednesday night, He tweeted, “Inna Lillahi wa inna … Read more

Covid-19: Total 158.74 crore vaccine doses administered; Over 3.7 crore in 15-18 age group get first dose

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night. The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country have reached 158.74 crore so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday. A total of 3,70,32,672 doses have been given to adolescents in the … Read more