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Arul Louis (IANS) 23 April 2021
It is in the world's interest that Americans are vaccinated and the US has to first to take care of the requirements of its own people, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price has said about Washington's restrictions on exporting raw materials for making the Covid-19 vaccines.   Asked...

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The Central government has written to all the state governments and Union Territories (UT) requesting them to have special arrangements to vaccinate bankers and insurers.   The Centre has also asked the state governments and UTs to have special arrangements to vaccinate other players...

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Moneylife Digital Team 21 April 2021
Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (SII), the Covishield vaccine maker, says as per the Union government directives it has decided to sell its vaccine at Rs400 per dose to state governments and at Rs600 per dose to private hospitals. The Central government would receive the Oxford-AstraZeneca...

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India has removed import duty on remdesivir, an anti-viral drug which is currently used to treat Covid-19 patients.   The Ministry of Finance, in a notification issued on late Tuesday night, removed the duty on import of pharmaceutical ingredients used to manufacture of the...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 April 2021
The Indian government has decided to allow everyone above 18 years to take the vaccine or coronavirus (COVID-19). This decision was taken during a meeting chaired by prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi.    Speaking during the meeting, the PM says, "The government has been working hard...

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Moneylife Digital Team 19 April 2021
The number of new infections in Mumbai region are increasing rapidly due to which there is acute shortage of supplies of healthcare facilities. But by 5pm Monday all hospitals in Mumbai will have enough oxygen, says Iqbal Singh Chahal, commissioner municipal corporation of greater Mumbai...

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As the country grapples with the worst surge in COVID cases amid the lethal second wave, thousands of people across the country have flooded various social media platforms, requesting authorities and users to arrange or inform about where to find ventilator beds, plasma from recovered...

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Moneylife Digital Team 16 April 2021
Giving a huge relief to all those who remain in a dilemma after undergoing the diagnostic test for the COVID-19 infection, the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has asked the laboratories to first share reports with those patients who test positive. This will help patients, who have...

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Caroline Chen (ProPublica) 15 April 2021
Experts say we should investigate “breakthrough infections” to look out for variants and understand who’s vulnerable. In many cases, that’s not happening. Crucial pieces of the puzzle are being tossed in the trash.   Dr. Carey Washington was eager to be vaccinated. The psychologist,...

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An increasing number of people, including doctors, are testing positive from the Covid-19 infections even after taking both doses of vaccinated. The reason could be an increase in the risk-taking behaviour, prompted by the rollout of vaccines against the deadly virus, better understood as the...

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The country's financial capital reeled under a massive shortage of the Covid-19 vaccines, with several government and private inoculation centres downing shutters temporarily, here on Friday.   The city's biggest centre at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) had barely 150 doses left by this...

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that wearing of a mask in a vehicle is compulsory during the Covid-19 pandemic, even if the vehicle is occupied only by its driver.   A single judge bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh observed that if vehicles pass through public places, there is...

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday wrote to prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi, seeking all citizens above 18 years of age be vaccinated and that a limited period continuous lock-down be implemented, especially for all the non-essential areas like cinemas, cultural and religious...

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Puja Gupta (IANS) 06 April 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown generated a lot of fear and stress across all age groups. Children usually thrive under predictable conditions, but disruption led by the pandemic greatly impacted them physically and emotionally.   Online schooling, isolation, quarantine...

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India' daily Covid-19 tally is now the highest in the world, surpassing Brazil and the US, as it recorded over one lakh cases in the last 24 hours.   During the past one day, Brazil recorded 31,359 new Covid-19 cases, while US logged 34,282. Besides this, India, which now recorded an...

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Caroline Chen  and   Maryam Jameel (ProPublica) 05 April 2021
Vaccinations for the coronavirus are supposed to be free and available to all Americans regardless of insurance or immigration status. For some, that isn’t how it has been playing out. Here are common false barriers to look out for.   As the United States seeks to end its coron avirus...

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Moneylife Digital Team 31 March 2021
India records 53,480 new Covid cases in past 24 hours 31-03-2021 10:50 India recorded 53,480 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, 4.8 per cent lower than the day before, taking the total tally to 1,21,49,335 on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the country had recorded 56,211 cases,...

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Amid the surge in coronavirus cases, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday wrote to Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories seeking action at the district levels, including public health measures, focus on mortality reduction and 100 per cent saturation vaccination of...

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A day after Mumbai added 5,890 new Covid-19 patients to take the tally past the 4-lakh mark, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) geared up for a possible second war against the virus, a top official said here on Tuesday.   For starters, the BMC has made 2,269 beds, including...

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Moneylife Digital Team 27 March 2021
Despite a record of 57,000 new COVID19 cases over the past 43 days, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) or Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has more than 4,800 beds vacant in all designated hospitals in the city.    According to Municipal commissioner Iqbal...

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