Tennis Player Novak Djokovic is awaiting word on whether he'll be allowed to return to the Australian Open in January-2023. Djokovic missed the tournament this year due to his not-vaccinated against Covid-19 status. Addressing the media on September 23, Novak said, "It's really not in my hands right now. So I'm hoping I will get some positive news." Notably, Djokovic missed many crucial tournaments due to his not-vaccinated status.
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India reported 19,673 new Covid-19 cases, taking the active cases tally to 1,43,676, till July 31. The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also confirmed 39 fatalities, with a recovery rate of 98.48%. In addition, active cases comprise of 0.33%. Furthermore, the nation's death toll reached at 5,26,357 with recoveries at 4,33,49,778. Meanwhile, under the nationwide vaccination drive, India… read-more
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India reported 11,499 new COVID-19 cases, on February 26. The Union Health Ministry has confirmed 23,598 recoveries and 255 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the total caseload went to 4,29,05,844 and death cases to 5,13,481. While the active caseload in India is at 1,21,881, the current recovery rate in the country stands at 98.52%. Moreover, as of now, India has administered 177.17 crore vaccine doses to people.
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The first vaccination drive for children between the age group of 15-18 years, was kick-started by government of Jammu & Kashmir on January 3. Officials said that 822 vaccination sites have been set up across twenty districts of the union territory. Additional Chief Secretary of Health & Medical Education Department Vivek Bharadvaj said that it is a special day for Kashmir, as "8.33 lakh children will be vaccinated" in J&K.
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In latest development, senior citizens with comorbidities need not to produce prescription for taking COVID-19 'precautionary vaccine.' Rajesh Bhushan, the Union Health Secretary on December 28, conducted a workshop with states and UTs, over the current Omicron and COVID-19 situation. He also asked the respective authorities to have designated centres for vaccinating citizens with comorbidities. Moreover, the special drive for precautionary… read-more
After announcing the COVID-19 vaccine roll out for children aged 15 to 17, government has mandated registration on CoWIN portal. On December 27, the Union Government said, eligible children can start registration from January 1, 2022. In addition, they have made a provision on the platform, allowing children to register using 10th registration certificate, if they don't have Aadhaar Card. Moreover, the vaccination would begin from January 3,… read-more
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The Congress took a dig at the opposition over the vaccinated population in India. In regard to this, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said, 35% eligible adult population, 36 crore people are yet to receive second vaccine dose, whereas 11 crore people are to receive first dose against COVID-19. Raising Omicron concerns, Congress asked, when the BJP government is planning to vaccinate remaining people, as promised by December 31.
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Almost 108 countries have recognized India's Covid-19 vaccination for travel purposes. Bharati Pravin Pawar, the Minister of State for Health, informed the Lok Sabha on December 10. She said people inoculated with vaccines listed under the WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) are eligible to travel internationally. However, many countries restrict travel and require a Covid-19 vaccination certificate. Of those countries, 108 recognized India's… read-more
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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported 12,165 active COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, on November 5. Reportedly, the recovery rate stands at 98.24 percent with total recoveries reaching 3,37,24,959, as per reports. Besides, the country's active caseload stands at 1,48,922 with a positivity rate of 1.90… read-more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to virtually review states having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage. Reportedly, PM Modi will interact with the District Magistrates of 40 districts from different states on November 3. The states include Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and others which have been reported to have a low COVID vaccination… read-more