Covaxin has no serious side effects, says Lancet

Hyderabad: Covaxin, India's first indigenous vaccine for Covid-19, is "safe, ..

Amid concerns of shortage, Kerala receives additional 48,000 Covaxin doses
6 states including Maharashtra, Kerala report high daily COVID-19 cases
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Complaint raised on giving COVID vaccine to ineligible people in TVM

Glitch in Co-WIN Portal: COVID vaccine distribution interrupted

Thiruvananthapuram: COVID vaccination drive for senior citizens in the state has been interrupted due to glitches in the registration ..

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Kerala records 2,616 new COVID-19 cases, test positivity rate dips to 4.15 pc

Thiruvananthapuram: A total of 2,616 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Kerala on Thursday. The test positivity rate continued to ..


UK, South Africa, Brazilian Covid strain cases in India now at 242

New Delhi: The total number of COVID-19 cases with UK, South Africa and Brazil variants in the country is now at 242, the government ..


COVID-19: 6 states including Kerala account for over 85 per cent of fresh cases

New Delhi: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka continue to report a surge in daily new COVID-19 cases, accounting ..


India reports 12,881 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: As many as 12,881 new COVID-19 cases and 101 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry ..


COVID-19: India records 11,610 fresh cases, 100 more fatalities; recovery rate 97.33 pc

New Delhi: With 11,610 fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,09,37,320, while the number of recoveries has surged ..

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Karnataka makes RT-PCR test mandatory for people coming from Kerala, issues fresh guidelines

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government on Tuesday issued a fresh set of guidelines for people coming from Kerala, which has seen an increase ..

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Central teams found Kerala, Maharashtra reduced RT-PCR tests: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Central teams deputed by the Union Health Ministry to look for the cause of the sudden spurt of Covid-19 cases in Kerala ..


COVID-19: Maharashtra, Kerala report highest cases

New Delhi: Maharashtra and Kerala continued to report the highest number of COVID-19 cases and have the maximum number of active cases, ..


North Korea 'tried to hack' Pfizer for vaccine info, reports spy agency

Seoul: North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on ..


COVID vaccination: Kerala focuses on frontline workers in 2nd phase

Thiruvananthapuram: After inoculation of health workers in Kerala for nearly a month, the focus of the coronavirus vaccination drive ..


COVID-19: India records 12,923 fresh cases, 108 more fatalities

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 1,08,71,294 with 12,923 fresh cases reported in a day, while the number of recoveries ..


Karnataka makes COVID negative certificate mandatory for Kerala students

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has made COVID negative certificate mandatory for Kerala students arriving to the five districts ..

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Central team directed to ramp up testing: Health Minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Health minister KK Shailaja has informed that the central team which arrived in Kerala to review the COVID situation ..

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COVID-19: Govt to strengthen inspection at institutions

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government will strengthen inspections at institutions to confirm COVID-19 protocol is strictly followed, ..


COVID-19 vaccine: Pfizer withdraws Emergency Use Authorisation application in India

New Delhi: Pharma major Pfizer on Friday said it has decided to withdraw its application for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) of its ..


COVID-19: India records 12,408 new cases

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally of cases went past 1.08 crore with 12,408 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in ..

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India to administer 2nd dose of COVID vaccine to healthcare workers from Feb 13

New Delhi: The second dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine will be administered to healthcare workers from February 13, the Centre said ..


Newborn dies in Attappadi as ambulance arrives late

Agali: A newborn baby died here on Thursday after the pediatric life support ambulance failed to reach her on time. Daughter of Attapadi ..

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Kuwait to stop entry of non-citizens for 2 weeks from Feb 7

Kuwait City: Kuwait will stop the entry of non-citizens to the country for a period of two weeks in a latest effort to curb the spread ..


COVID protocol violation in adalat attended by Health Minister

Kannur: A serious lapse in observing COVID-19 protocol was reported in the district adalat attended by Health Minister KK Shailaja ..


COVID-19: India records 12,899 new cases, 107 fatalities

New Delhi: With 12,899 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's COVID-19 tally of cases rose to 1,07,90,183, ..


Antigen test effective to determine COVID-19, claims health dept

Thiruvananthapuram: The health department has dismissed rumours claiming antigen test is ineffective to determine COVID-19. Some health ..

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No information from Kerala on free distribution of COVID vaccine to public, says Centre

New Delhi: Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, stated that no state including Kerala has ..

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Central team to visit Kerala as state reports spike in COVID cases

New Delhi: The central government will send another special team to Kerala for evaluating the COVID situation in the state. A senior ..


12 children in Maharashtra's Yavatmal administered sanitiser drops instead of polio vaccine

Yavatmal (Maharashtra): Twelve children under five years of age were admitted to a hospital after they were administered sanitiser ..

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Rs 35,000 cr budgeted for COVID-19 vaccination expenditure in FY22

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday provided Rs 35,000 crore towards COVID-19 vaccination in 2021-22 fiscal. ..


Disinfection of trains in full swing amid COVID-19

Kannur: The trains are operating service after overcoming the challenges from fungus, bacteria and virus. The railway has been carrying ..

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Man gets different Covid results in 2 tests held on same day in Malappuram

Malappuram: A man tested COVID positive and negative in two tests held within one-and-half-hours on Sunday in Malappuram. Kalikavu ..

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COVID-19: KK Shailaja launches 'Back to Basics' campaign

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 management strategy saved a large number of lives as it delayed the peak of the epidemic ..


Saudi Arabia extends travel ban to mid-May

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has announced the extension of a travel ban till May 17, as part of the Kingdom's precautionary measures against ..

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Covid tests to be increased to 1 lakh in Kerala: Health Minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja has said that her department will increase the number of daily tests conducted ..

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PCR test mandatory for all travellers reaching Dubai

Dubai: Dubai has tightened restrictions on travellers amid the growing concerns of COVID-19. All passengers to Dubai from any country ..

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Kerala records rise in COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram: The health department has reported a rapid increase in number of COVID-19 patients across the state. Compared to ..


Bharat Biotech rolls out Covaxin, first consignment taken from Hyderabad to Delhi

Hyderabad: The first consignment of Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech is being carried via flight from Hyderabad to Delhi on Wednesday, ..


1.80 lakh Covishield vaccine reaches Kochi; to be distributed from 113 centres

Thiruvananthapuram: The first consignment of Covishield vaccines allotted to Kerala reached Kochi on Wednesday from the Serum Institute ..

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COVID vaccination: Kerala sets up 9 to 12 centres in each districts

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala health department has prepared the list of centres to carry out COVID-19 vaccination drive which will commence ..

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Kerala ready for successful COVID-19 vaccination drive, sets up 133 centres

Thiruvananthapuram: After the announcement of a date for the COVID-19 vaccination drive by the Centre, an action plan has been prepared ..


COVID-19 vaccine race: Main candidates and where they stand

New Delhi: Almost a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, about 200 vaccine candidates are in the works and 10 have been either approved ..

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Pulse polio immunization postponed in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government has postponed the pulse polio immunization programme for children below 5 years. Health minister ..

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Bird flu confirmed in 7 states, test reports from elsewhere awaited

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Bird flu has been confirmed in seven states of the country so far, namely Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, ..

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India to kick off COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16

New Delhi: India will launch its COVID-19 vaccination drive on January 16 and priority will be given to nearly three crore healthcare ..


Most hospitalised COVID-19 patients have at least one symptom 6 months after falling ill: Study

New Delhi: More than three quarters of COVID-19 patients hospitalised for treatment have at least one ongoing symptom six months after ..

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Covid-19 vaccination dry run successful in Kerala: Health dept

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala health department on Friday said that the dry run for Covid-19 vaccination was carried out successfully ..