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India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage nears 17 crore: Centre

New Delhi: India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 16.94 crore doses as phase-3 of the nationwide vaccination drive expands further, the central government said on Sunday. More than 17.8 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 have been inoculated so…

PM Modi speaks with Punjab, Bihar, Karnataka, Uttarakhand CMs over COVID situation

New Delhi: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke with Chief Ministers of Punjab, Karnataka, Bihar, and Uttarakhand over the situation, sources said. Over the past few days, the Prime Minister…

Railway deploys 298 coaches for COVID-19 isolation across 7 states

New Delhi: As many as 298 rail coaches, known as Covid Care Coaches, have been deployed at 17 stations in seven states of the country catering to COVID-19 patients, informed the Indian Railways. “At present, 298 coaches have been handed…

Kejriwal extends lockdown in Delhi till May 17, metro services suspended

New Delhi: In an effort to check the rising COVID-19 cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday extended the lockdown in the national capital for another week till May 17. Delhi Metro services have also been suspended from Monday,…

IAF airlifts two cryogenic oxygen containers from Indonesia

Visakhapatnam: An Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft IL-76 on Saturday airlifted two cryogenic Oxygen containers from Jakarta, Indonesia, and landed at Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam. According to a press release, an IAF C17 is bringing two Oxygen Generators from Bordeaux, France…

300-bed COVID isolation centre set up at Hyderabad church

Hyderabad: With a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, many organisations have come forward to offer their services during these tough times. In order to help Telangana in handling the pandemic situation, the Calvary Temple, a…

India logs over 4 lakh COVID-19 cases for 4th day in a row

New Delhi: With 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India continued to report more than four lakh daily coronavirus infections for the fourth day on the trot. With this, the cumulative national tally of the infection went…

Harsh Vardhan urges citizens to not skip second dose of COVID vaccine

NEW DELHI: Reiterating the importance of full protection through two Covid Vaccine doses, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday appealed to all citizens to get the second dose which boosts the immunity against Covid manifold, adding that 53,25,000 doses…

COVID: 332 deaths, over 17K cases in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi recorded 332 more COVID-19 fatalities and 17,364 new infections on Saturday, while the positivity rate remained below 25 per cent for the third consecutive day, the Health Department said. There are 87,907 active cases and over 12.03…

42 IAF aircraft deployed in COVID-19 relief work

New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) has deployed 42 transport aircraft for COVID-19 relief tasks, including 12 heavy lift and 30 medium-lift aircraft. “IAF has deployed 42 transport aircraft for COVID relief tasks including 12 heavy lift and 30 medium…

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