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 2022-01-19 05:02 

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Covid will become endemic by March 11, says top govt scientist...

Head of the Epidemiological Department of Indian Council of Medical Research, Samiran Panda, said that Covid will become endemic in India by March 11....

 2022-01-19 04:20 

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Covid-19 pandemic nowhere near over, says WHO chief...

World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Covid-19 pandemic is nowhere near over....

 2022-01-19 03:32 

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Covid-19 in world: Hong Kong to cull 2,000 hamsters as virus hits pets | Top points...

From experts warning against the rise of Covid-19 deaths in the US to Hong Kong ordering a mass cull of hamsters after rodents tested positive for coronavirus, here's a look at what the Covid-19 situation is like across the world....

 2022-01-18 17:05 

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Too early to say Delhi, Mumbai have hit their Covid-19 third wave peak: Top govt scientist | Exclusive...

In an exclusive interview with India Today, ICMR scientist Dr Samiran Panda said that it is too early to confirm whether Delhi and Mumbai have hit their peak in the country's third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic yet....

 2022-01-18 16:25 

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In a massive jump, Karnataka reports 41,457 new Covid cases on Tuesday...

Karnataka has reported 41,457 new Covid cases and 20 deaths on Tuesday. The state'stest-positivity rate now stands at over 22%....

 2022-01-18 15:24 

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Over 50% Indians in 15-18 age group given first dose of Covid-19 vaccine: Health Minister...

Union Minister of Health Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Tuesday that more than fifty per cent of India's population in the 15 to 18 years age group have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine....

 2022-01-18 13:24 

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Covid curbs go for toss as thousands dance to DJ at wedding hosted by BJP leader in Gujarat | Watch...

Thousands flouted Covid restrictions imposed by the Gujarat government to control Covid outbreak as they danced to DJ music at a wedding hosted by a local BJP leader in the Tapi district....

 2022-01-18 13:00 

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Covid-19: Centre flags decline in testing, asks states and UTs to ramp it up to track spread...

The health ministry has written to the states and union territories highlighting that there has been a decline in Covid-19 testing....

 2022-01-18 07:09 

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Restricted use of oral drugs, no place for Molnupiravir: Centre revises Covid treatment guidelines...

The Covid National Task Force has released revised revised guidance for the management of Covid patients. Here's what they say....

 2022-01-18 02:30 

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Coronavirus January 18 LIVE Updates: Cases drop in Delhi, Bengal; vaccine for 12-14 yr olds from March...

Covid-19 LIVE News Updates: The daily coronavirus cases saw a slight drop in Delhi and West Bengal. On Monday, West Bengal reported 9,385 new Covid-19 cases as the daily case tally came down the 10,000 mark after 12 days. Delhi recorded 12,527 new Covid c...

 2022-01-17 17:04 

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Must work without disruption, allow companies to provide booster doses to employees: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw...

India Today TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to Biocon executive chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, a day after she urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow companies to provide booster doses to their employees....

 2022-01-17 14:22 

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Recoveries outnumber new Covid-19 cases in Delhi; daily positivity rate now 27.99%...

Delhi recorded 12,527 new confirmed cases of infection, while another 18,340 patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours....

 2022-01-17 11:38 

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India to begin vaccinating 12-14 year olds against Covid by March: NTAGI chief...

After including teenagers (15-18 age group) in the vaccination drive against Covid-19, the government is now planning to administer jabs to 12-14-year-olds starting March....

 2022-01-17 07:51 

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'Political talks': Delhi, Haryana health ministers trade blames over rise in Covid numbers...

Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain called his Haryana counterpart Anil Vij's claims on Covid cases 'political talks'....

 2022-01-17 06:00 

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Covid-19 in Delhi: Expect around 14,000 fresh cases today, says Satyendar Jain...

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said daily Covid-19 cases in the national capital would log a decline for the fourth day straight....

 2022-01-17 04:37 

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Covid jab not mandatory, but advisable in larger public interest: Govt to SC...

The Centre in an affidavit submitted to the Supreme Court said that no person can be forced to get vaccinated against his or her wish....

 2022-01-17 03:34 

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Covid cases in India: Nation records 2.59 lakh new patients in last 24 hours...

India recorded 2,58,089 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours. As many as 8,209 Omicron cases were also detected in the country....

 2022-01-16 07:45 

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Delhi weekend curfew, restrictions helped mitigate Covid spread: Satyendar Jain...

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the weekend curfew and preemptive restrictions helped in curbing the spread of Covid-19 in the national capital....

 2022-01-16 05:57 

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As Covid cases surge, Sunday curfew back in Rajasthan after gap of 6 months...

After a gap of six months, the Rajasthan government has once again imposed Sunday curfew amidst a surge in Covid-19 cases in the state....

 2022-01-16 04:10 

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India logs 2.71 lakh new Covid cases, Omicron case count sees 28.17% rise...

India logged 2,71,202 new Covid-19 cases and 314 deaths in the last 24 hours. The Omicron case tally also saw an increase of 28.17% since yesterday....

 2022-01-16 02:31 

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Expect more worrisome variants after Omicron, scientists say...

Experts don't know what the next variants will look like or how they might shape the pandemic, but they say there's no guarantee the sequels of Omicron will cause milder illness or that existing vaccines will work against them....

 2022-01-15 19:15 

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India's Covid-19 vaccination drive, one year on | Recap...

On January 16, 2021, India administered its first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. It has been one eventful year since the country's vaccination drive began. Here's a look back at all the highlights....

 2022-01-15 10:30 

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Community spread of Omicron in Delhi, no international travel history in 61% cases: Study...

A study by scientists at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences has highlighted evidences of community transmission of the Omicron variant in Delhi....

 2022-01-15 10:03 

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West Bengal relaxes Covid norms, allows 200 guests at weddings...

The West Bengal government eased Covid-19 relaxations allowing wedding functions with a maximum of 200 guests at a time....

 2022-01-15 06:52 

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Delhi past Covid peak, cases to go down now, says Health Minister Satyendra Jain...

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Sunday said the fifth Covid-19 wave has peaked in the national capital and caseloads are expected to fall going forwards....

 2022-01-15 04:29 

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India reports over 2.68 lakh fresh Covid cases, Omicron tally climbs to 6,041...

India reported 2,68,833 new Covid-19 infections on Saturday, while 402 people succumbed to the infection, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry....

 2022-01-15 04:01 

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Jammu and Kashmir govt imposes weekend curfew as Covid cases surge...

In response to a surge in Covid-19 cases in the union territory, the Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends....

 2022-01-15 02:54 

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'Mistakes of 2021 being repeated': Top doctors warn against unwarranted medications, tests to treat Covid...

In a letter to the Centre, state governments and the Indian Medical Association, 32 doctors and experts have sought that use of medications and tests that have no supporting evidence for treatment of Covid-19 be discouraged....

 2022-01-15 02:43 

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Covid-19: South African study suggests Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated...

Unvaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant may be less prone to severe illness and requiring hospital care or dying than was the case with previous variants, as per a South African study....

 2022-01-14 17:16 

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Fighting Covid: All your FAQs on Omicron answered at India Today Doctors' Roundtable...

At India Today Doctors' Roundtable, Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to top doctors, who answered the most frequently asked questions regarding Omicron....

 2022-01-14 15:22 

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Delhi logs 24,383 new Covid cases; positivity rate exceeds 30%...

With 24,383 new cases recorded, Delhi's daily Covid-19 positivity rate was 30.64 per cent on Friday, the highest since May of last year....

 2022-01-14 12:26 

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New restrictions in Kerala amid rise in Covid cases, classes 1 to 9 will have online lessons for two weeks...

Among several decisions made in a high level meeting presided by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, officials decided to implement online classes for students from Class 1 to 9 for two weeks from January 21....

 2022-01-14 05:02 

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After six-week surge, Africa's Omicron-driven fourth pandemic wave flattens: WHO...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Africa's fourth pandemic wave, driven by the new Omicron variant, is flattening after a six-week surge....

 2022-01-14 04:38 

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Omicron worry: India's economic recovery could face disruption again, says UN...

Amid a fresh wave of Covid led by the Omicron variant, India's economic recovery could be disrupted again in 2022, stated the United Nation's Economic forecast for India....

 2022-01-14 03:32 

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Why Corbevax, Covovax haven't made the cut for the third dose yet?...

While Covaxin and Covishield have been approved for the booster shot, Corbevax and Covovax haven't made the cut....

 2022-01-14 03:15 

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Covid-19 across world: WHO recommends 2 new drugs; scientists find gene that doubles risk of serious Covid...

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the use of two more drugs to treat Covid-19. Meanwhile, Polish scientists have found a gene that they say more than doubles the risk of becoming severely ill with coronavirus infection....

 2022-01-13 13:04 

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'Omicron spreading faster than previous variants, need to be alert but not panic': PM Modi tells CMs...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting with the chief ministers of the states on Thursday to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the country....

 2022-01-13 12:23 

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From forced testing to quarantine camps, why China's Zero Covid strategy is controversial...

These measures include forced mass testing, lockdown enforcements, and mandatory extensive quarantines....

 2022-01-13 11:41 

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Weed compounds may stop coronavirus, but doesn't mean smoking it will...

The researchers in no way say that smoking cannabis or weed could protect you from Covid-19. The study focuses on two compounds that are found in cannabis....

 2022-01-13 10:14 

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Apartment complexes in Bengaluru to be declared containment zone if there are over 3 Covid cases...

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) stated that an entire apartment complex will be declared a 'containment zone' for seven days if there are more than three Covid cases....

 2022-01-13 07:13 

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India's genome sequencing strategy to be revised to see if Omicron behind hospitalisations | Exclusive...

Samples of hospitalised patients will be sent for genome sequencing; this will help establish if Omicron is behind hospitalisation, increased severity and death in Covid-infected people....

 2022-01-13 04:39 

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Covid-19 hospitalisations in Maharashtra likely to go up by Jan-end or early Feb: Health dept...

Maharashtra is expected to see a spike in hospitalisation of Covid-19 patients in the last week of January or the first week of February, the state health department said....

 2022-01-13 04:21 

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Covid across the world: US facilities stressed, France battles huge surge | Top developments...

The Covid situation across the world is showing no sign of improving with both Omicron and Delta variants driving up hospitalisation numbers. Here are the top developments....

 2022-01-13 04:17 

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India reports over 2.47 lakh fresh Covid cases, 27.1% higher than yesterday...

India reported 2,47,417 new Covid-19 infections and 481 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry....

 2022-01-13 02:46 

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Covid sniffing dogs: When a dog sniffs positive...

Dogs are used to sniff out bombs and contraband drugs in the medical field as well as certain types of cancer, diabetes and even Parkinson's Disease. The process, termed as 'biodetection9;, is now being used to detect Covid....

 2022-01-12 18:22 

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Covid-19: No need to panic, but don't expect relaxations, says Maharashtra health minister...

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said that even though cases are rising in the state, there is no need to panic. However, as the Covid curve has not flattened, relaxations in Covid curbs in the near future are not possible, he added....

 2022-01-12 16:48 

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Covid cases in India may peak by January-end, subside by Feb: Epidemiologist Bhramar Mukherjee...

India Today TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Professor Bhramar Mukherjee, data scientist and epidemiologist, University of Michigan, on when India might ideally witness a peak in infections....

 2022-01-12 15:38 

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Mumbai records 16,420 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths in 24 hours...

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai reported 16,420 new coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours....

 2022-01-12 14:00 

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Delhi records 27,561 new Covid-19 cases, highest daily jump in 8 months...

The national capital recorded a case positivity report of 26.22 per cent and the number of active coronavirus patients stood at 87,445, according to a health bulletin....

 2022-01-12 12:45 

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Covid-19: Covaxin booster working against Omicron and Delta, says Bharat Biotech...

Vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech said the booster dose of Covaxin has generated robust neutralising antibody responses against both Omicron (B.1.529) and Delta (B.1.617.2), using a live virus neutralisation assay....

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