Tag Archives: Health

  • India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped

    When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might ...

  • A year after COVID-19’s arrival, India’s active cases fall

    India reported its lowest active number of novel coronavirus cases in seven months on Saturday, a year after the virus was first confirmed in the country. ...

  • Concerns as India to roll out home-grown vaccine

    A homegrown coronavirus vaccine will be rolled out in India from Saturday even though clinical trials haven't been completed. But the government insists it will be safe and effective. ...

  • India approves AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

    India’s drug regulator on Friday approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. ...

  • India finds six cases of virus variant, may extend UK flight ban

    India has found six cases of a more infectious strain of the coronavirus, which has prompted border closures around the world, in people arriving from Britain and will likely extend a flight ban to guard against it, officials said. ...

  • In Christmas message, pope calls on nations to share vaccines

    Pope Francis in his Christmas message on Friday said political and business leaders must not allow market forces and patent laws to take priority over making Covid-19 vaccines available to all, condemning nationalism and individualism. ...

  • India’s coronavirus cases pass 10 million

    India surged past 10 million coronavirus cases on Saturday, official data showed, the second highest in the world although new infection rates appear to have fallen sharply in recent weeks. ...

  • India prepares for 600 million COVID-19 vaccine shots

    As India gears up for the coronavirus vaccination drive with three vaccine candidates under regulatory review, the Ministry of Health has sent its operational guidelines to states and Union territories for the distribution of the vaccine. ...

  • Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10,000 dying each day

    Over 1.5 million people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 with one death reported every nine seconds on a weekly average, as vaccinations are set to begin in December in a handful of developed nations. ...

  • UN drug agency loosens global controls on cannabis, following WHO advice

    The UN drug agency’s member states on Wednesday narrowly voted to remove cannabis from the most tightly controlled category of narcotic drugs, following the World Health Organization’s recommendation to make research into its medical use. ...