covid-19 daily briefing

India on Friday reported 16,561 Covid cases and 49 fatalities. The cumulative caseload is 4,42,23,557 (1,23,535 active cases) and 5,26,928 fatalities Worldwide: Over 588 million cases and over 6.43 million fatalities. Vaccination in India: Over 2.07 billion doses. Worldwide: Over 12 billion doses. A new at-home test to check your immunity againstContinue Reading

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Tamil Nadu state government has extended COVID-19 curbs till September 9 with additional relaxations. The existing relaxations were scheduled to end by August 23. Chief Minister M K Stalin chaired a high-level meeting with senior officials on August 21 and decided to reopen educationalContinue Reading

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is effective against the Delta and Delta plus variant, a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology has said. The study released on Monday showed that Covaxin provides 65.2 percent protection against the Delta variant whichContinue Reading

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Ahmedabad-based pharma major Cadila Healthcare (Zydus Cadila) is planning to start clinical trials on children aged 5 years and above soon for its DNA-plasmid technology-based Covid-19 vaccine, claimed a senior official. Meanwhile, the company is awaiting approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI)Continue Reading

India likely to see 2nd Covid wave peak by May 7, says Experts

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Delhi government’s Women and Child Development Department will undertake a survey to identify children who have been orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic. The department said it has appointed 20 welfare officers who will conduct the survey in different childcare homes, institutions, and district offices inContinue Reading

CM Yogi Adityanath's BIG decision - Oxygen to be sold in UP on doctor's prescription only

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Uttar Pradesh government has now made a doctor`s prescription mandatory for buying oxygen or refilling cylinders amid a severe oxygen supply crunch in the country. State’s Additional chief secretary (information) Navneet Sehgal said the decision was taken to curb hoarding of oxygen cylinders in homes. “WhileContinue Reading

Delhi Covid Crisis: Labs Halt Swab Collection for 2 Days, Cops Create Green Corridors for Oxygen Containers

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The exponential spread of coronavirus in Delhi has overwhelmed the healthcare system. As such the demands for RT-PCR or antigen tests have also skyrocketed. Several private testing labs have now reportedly halted collecting swab samples for at least two days. According to the Delhi healthContinue Reading

Railways to run 'Oxygen Express' to meet high demand amid surge in cases

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands The Railways will run ‘Oxygen Express’ over the next few days to transport liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders across the country, the national transporter said on Sunday. Amid spiraling coronavirus cases in the country, the demand for medical oxygen in the country has gone throughContinue Reading

India confirms first Omicron-related death as Covid-19 cases jump

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, the Delhi government has banned all gatherings on the occasions of Holi, Navaratri, and Shab-e-Barat, an official order said on March 23. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has warned of penal action against those found flouting theContinue Reading