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Melbourne Plans To Exit World's Longest Covid-19 Lockdown

The Australian government has made some changes in the decision to exit the Covid-19 lockdown on October 21, even if the cases are hovering at record levels. However, the residents of Melbourne have been under the COVID lockdown since August, due to the highly infectious Delta strain of viruses. Several clubs, restaurants, and cafes have started to restock but the officials are still concerned over the rising cases.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 05:30 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, COVID-19 outbreak, Australia, Sydney

Courtesy: Reuters

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4 Death, 463 Fresh COVID Cases Reported In Mumbai; 4,550 Active Cases

Mumbai has reported 463 fresh COVID-19 cases on October 20, taking the total active cases to 4,550. Besides, the city reported 4 deaths, taking the death toll to 16,192. Reportedly, the number of active cases in the metropolitan city stands at 7,51,957. Further, as many as 40 buildings have been sealed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to avoid virus spread due to the ongoing pandemic.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 02:58 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Covid-19, Mumbai, India, Coronavirus Pandemic, health care

Courtesy: The Times Of India

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India Surpasses 100-Cr Vaccination Drive; PM Greets Medical Staffs

India finally achieves the 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination benchmark on October 21. PM Narendra Modi on the occasion expressed his gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and everyone who contributed to the success. Modi tweeted, "We are witnessing the triumph of Indian science, enterprise, and the collective spirit of 130 crore Indians." However, Modi was joined by Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya as he engaged with hospital officials.

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 01:59 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, Covid Vaccine, India, PM Narendra Modi

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India Likely To Reach 100 Cr Covid Vaccination Mark On Oct 21

India is anticipated to reach the milestone of 100 crore Covid vaccinations on October 21, including first and second doses. As of October 20, around 99.70 crore vaccination doses have been distributed across the country, as per preliminary statistics. Although 74% of the projected adult population has got the first dose, only 31% has received both the doses. Ministry of Health has advised the government to prioritise second dose coverage.… read-more

Thu, 21 Oct 2021 - 10:01 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Covid-19, India, Covid Vaccination, Health Ministry

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Seating area of food centre in Singapore

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Singapore Extends COVID-19 Curbs To Ease Pressure On Hospital Staff

Singapore is planning to extend its social curbs in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 for a month. Reportedly, the move is to ease the pressure on the healthcare system. While Singapore has vaccinated more than 80% of its 5.45 million population, asymptomatic or mild cases have been rising steadily, spreading the virus and mounting pressure on the hospitals and medical staff.

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 - 08:14 PM / by SAM RAHUL RAJASHEKHAR

Tags: Covid-19, Covid-19 Test, COVID-19 outbreak, SINGAPORE

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Kerala and Covid-19

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Kerala Reports 7,643 Fresh Cases, 10,488 Recoveries, 77 Deaths In 24 Hours

Kerala recorded 7,643 fresh cases and 77 deaths in the last 24 hours. On the brighter side, 10,488 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours, making the total number of recoveries at 47,60,781. There are 80,262 active cases in the state as of October 19, whereas, there are 1,83,118 active cases across India. Notably, India's recovery rate stands at 98.14 percent, the highest since the start of the pandemic.

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 07:38 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Kerala, Covid-19, Covid-19 cases, India, Recovery rate

Courtesy: ANI

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Over 300 COVID Vaccines Under Development, Says WHO

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, pharmaceutical companies are developing over 300 vaccines. Reportedly, 126 and 194 vaccines stand at the clinical development and pre-clinical development stage respectively. India has developed the Covaxin, and is also manufacturing Covishield. According to WHO, few Indian vaccines are in the clinical trial phase. Notably, Bharat Biotech and Thomas Jefferson University have reportedly signed a deal to develop a… read-more

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 - 01:40 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Covid-19, Coronavirus Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals, India, WHO

Courtesy: LiveMint

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath.

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Yogi Govt To Give 50k Compensation To Families Of COVID-19 Victims

In the biggest relief to the bereaved families of COVID-19, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on October 17 announced to provide a compensation of Rs 50,000 to the victim family in the state. Issuing the detailed guideline about financial relief, CM Yogi also directed the officials to ensure every eligible family gets the compensation. Reportedly, district magistrates in the state will supervise the work.

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 02:20 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: UP CM, Compensation, Covid-19, victim

Courtesy: ETV Bharat

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14,146 New COVID-19 Cases; India Records Lowest Daily Total Since March

Owing to 14,146 fresh COVID cases, India recorded a daily lowest total since March. However, 144 deaths were recorded, taking the new death count to 4,52,124. Besides, Delhi and Mumbai reported 21 and 1,533 fresh cases respectively. Around 11,00,123 tests were done on October 16, whereas, the total tests conducted in the country stand at 59,09,35,381. The next 3 months will be crucial for our country, says the Centre.

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 - 04:30 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: India, health care, covid 19, Medical Supplies

Courtesy: NDTV

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Government Has Big Plans To Celebrate 100 Crore Vaccination Mark: Health Minister

The government is planning to celebrate the extravaganza moment of reaching the 100 crore vaccination mark by making announcements at airports, seaports, railways, bus, and metro stations. The health minister stated that the target is expected to be accomplished by October 18 or 19. Furthermore, he stated that there are plans to activate 80,000 vaccination centers so that more people could come forward and take the vaccination shot. 

Fri, 15 Oct 2021 - 01:36 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: health care, COVID 19 VACCINE, Coronavirus Vaccines, India

Courtesy: The Times Of India