5/23/2021

New Delhi, 23 May: Two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are needed to provide “strong protection” against symptomatic infection from B.1.617.2, the coronavirus variant first identified in India, suggests preliminary data from the UK Department of Health and Social Care’s executive agency, Public Health England (PHE), Financial Times reported on Saturday.

5/23/2021

New Delhi, 23 May: Personal data of an unspecified number of travelers has been comprised after a company that serves India’s national carrier was hacked, Air India said.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 21 May: A powerful cyclone roaring in the Arabian Sea was moving toward India’s western coast on Monday as authorities tried to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people and suspended Covid-19 vaccinations in one state.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 20 May: India is unlikely to resume major exports of COVID-19 vaccines until at least October as it diverts shots for domestic use, three government sources said, a longer-than-expected delay set to worsen supply shortages from the global COVAX initiative.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 20 May: India on Wednesday reported more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic, while infections continued to spread through vast rural areas with weak health systems.

5/21/2021

New Delhi, 20 May: India has ordered tighter surveillance of a rare fungal disease hitting COVID-19 patients, officials said on Thursday, piling pressure on hospitals struggling with the world's highest number of daily infections of the novel coronavirus.

5/19/2021

Kathmandu, 19 May: The Serum Institute, the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer company in India, has maintained that it hopes to provide the Covishield vaccine to COVAX and other countries only by the end of 2021.

5/19/2021

New Delhi, 18 May: The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to extend the COVID-19-induced curfew in the state till May 26.

5/19/2021

Mumbai, 18 May: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is one of the celebrities who has suffered property damages due to Cyclone Tauktae. His Janak office was flooded and the staff shelter has blown away.

5/17/2021

New Delhi, 17 May: Some Indian states said on Sunday they would extend COVID-19 lockdowns to help contain the pandemic, which has killed more than 270,000 people in the country, as the federal government pledged to bolster vaccine supplies.

5/16/2021

New Delhi, 16 May: Twenty-five more oxygen generators will reach India from Europe over the next week to ease the severe medical oxygen supply crisis in the country, particularly the national capital Delhi, people familiar with the development said.

5/16/2021

New Delhi, 16 May: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that the ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been extended till May 24 morning. It was earlier supposed to end at 5 am on Monday, May 17.

5/15/2021

New Delhi, 14, May: Dr Reddy’s on Friday administered the first shot of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine for Covid-19 in Hyderabad. The company said the imported vaccines would be priced at Rs 995.40 (Rs 948 + 5 per cent GST). The price may reduce when local supply begins.

5/15/2021

New Delhi, 13 May: India had 362,727 new COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours while deaths climbed by 4,120, taking the toll to 258,317, health ministry data showed

5/12/2021

New Delhi, 12 May: India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak.

5/12/2021

New Delhi, 12 May: Scores of bodies are washing up on the banks of the Ganges as Indians fail to keep pace with the deaths and cremations of around 4,000 people a day from the novel coronavirus.

5/11/2021

London, 11 May: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the coronavirus variant first found in India last year is comparatively more infectious than other variants.

5/10/2021

New Delhi, 10 May: Calls grew for India to impose a nationwide lockdown as new coronavirus cases and deaths held close to record highs on Monday, increasing pressure on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

5/9/2021

New Delhi, 9 May: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the government, based on everyone's feedback, has decided to extend the lockdown for another week till May 17. Kejriwal added that the government has decided to impose a stricter lockdown this time, as metro services will also be suspended.

5/9/2021

Bengaluru, 9 May : Indians line up to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 at a medical college in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, May 8, 2021.Indians line up to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 at a medical college in Prayagraj, India, Saturday, May 8, 2021.

5/7/2021

New Delhi, 7 May: Hopes that India’s rampaging second wave of COVID-19 is peaking were set back on Thursday as record daily infections and deaths were reported and as the virus spread from cities to villages that were poorly equipped to cope.

5/7/2021

New Delhi, 6 May : INDIA, May 6: A top scientific adviser to the Indian government warned on Wednesday the country would inevitably face further waves of the coronavirus pandemic, as almost 4,000 people died in the space of a day.

5/5/2021

New Delhi, 5 May : COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.”

5/5/2021

Patna, 5 May: In the light of the surge in the COVID-19 cases in the state, the Bihar government on Tuesday imposed lockdown in the state till May 15.

5/4/2021

New Delhi, 4 May: India's tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million on Tuesday, boosted by 357,229 new cases over the last 24 hours, while deaths rose 3,449 for a toll of 222,408, health ministry data showed.