Coronavirus News Live: Health Ministry says it will meet end-July domestic Covid-19 vaccine supply target
India reported 29,689 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest since March 17. 44.19 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. Stay tuned to DH for the latest coronavirus news!
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Health Ministry says it will meet end-July domestic Covid-19 vaccine supply target
India will meet its target of supplying more than half a billion Covid-19 vaccine doses to states by the end of this month, the health ministry said on Tuesday, but added not all doses may be administered by then.
Plea in SC seeks setting up of international task force on Covid deaths (PTI)
Gujarat to give Rs 2,000 monthly aid to children who have lost a parent to Covid (PTI)
India says it will meet end-July domestic vaccine supply target (Reuters)
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▪️ More than 45.73 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs
▪️ More than 2.28 crore balance and unutilized doses still available with States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered#We4Vaccine https://t.co/3YKVU4rbn9 pic.twitter.com/9HaFvarNNc
Centre likely to start vaccinating children next month: Mansukh Mandaviya
Tokyo daily Covid-19 infections hit record 2,848 (Reuters)
Odisha logs 1,629 new Covid-19 cases, 60 fresh fatalities (PTI)
Arunachal reports 490 new Covid-19 cases, 2 more deaths (PTI)
Won't take elitist view of banning beggars from streets: SC on plea for their rehab amid Covid
Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccine antibody levels may decline after 2-3 months: Lancet study
Sinovac jab antibodies fade in about 6 months: Study (Reuters)
Melbourne ends 5th Covid-19 lockdown (AP)
Puducherry clocks 113 new coronavirus cases, 1 death (PTI)
Tokyo looks to add hospital beds as Covid-19 cases rise (Reuters)
Supreme Court issues notice to Central & Delhi Govts on a petition seeking vaccination & rehabilitation of homeless & beggars amid COVID-19 pandemic across India— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2021
The court says it will not take an elitist view and ban begging pic.twitter.com/SMWkP8KkEn
44.19 crore vaccine doses administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive
South Korea begins vaccination for chip, electronics workers (Reuters)
China reports 71 new Covid-19 cases as Delta outbreak hits Nanjing (Reuters)
India reports 29,689 new Covid cases - lowest since March 17, 415 deaths
With this, the total caseload rose to 3,14,40,951. The death toll presently stands at4,21,382.
Maharashtra: 305 new Covid-19 cases in Thane, 11 more deaths (PTI)
White House will continue to impose travel bans citing Delta variant concerns (NYT)
1 new Covid-19 case in Andamans, tally rises to 7,530
2 athletes, 12 security staff test positive for Covid (Reuters)
Australia's Victoria to ease Covid-19 lockdown restrictions (Reuters)
Melbourne to lift virus lockdown as Delta outbreak contained (AFP)
Olympic organisers report 7 new Games-related Covid-19 cases (Reuters)
Mizoram reported 9,531 active Covid cases, 137 deaths yesterday
COVID19 | Mizoram reported 9,531 active cases, 137 deaths, and 212 new recoveries, yesterday. Recovery rate at 71.09% and total cases at 33,452 pic.twitter.com/tcWjTv0usY— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2021
Brazil health regulator cancels clinical study for Bharat Biotech vaccine
Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Monday said it had canceled a clinical study for the Covaxin vaccine for Covid-19 developed by India's Bharat Biotech, amid allegations of irregularities in the government's efforts to buy millions of doses of the shot.
Bharat on Friday said it had terminated a memorandum of understanding with the local partner company acting as its intermediary in Brazil, with Anvisa saying on Monday that the trials could not go forward as a result and would be canceled.
'US committed to helping India on second Covid-19 wave'
The US remains committed to helping India recover from its devastating second wave of coronavirus and stands ready to support it until the virus is defeated, a top Biden administration official said on Monday.
Global growth to stay strong but virus the top risk, say economists
Global economic growth prospects are holding strong for this year and next, despite a significant majority of economists in Reuters polls warning new variants of the coronavirus pose the biggest risk to that outlook.
A global survey of nearly 500 economists taken this month also concluded recent rising inflation in key economies around the world would be transitory.
Russia approves trials of combined AstraZeneca/Sputnik V vaccine
Russia has given the green light for clinical trials combining a British shot from AstraZeneca Plc and Oxford University with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine to go ahead, according to Russia's state drug register. The health ministry's ethical committee had in May suspended the approval process for the clinical trials, and requested additional information.
The Covid crisis we don't see
The official death-count due to Covid-19 in India stood at over 4,20,000 around mid-July. It is widely understood and accepted that the actual death toll is many times that figure. Yet, these numbers do not count the deaths of despair caused by a host of factors that are not directly due to Covid-19 but are indirectly a result of the pandemic— like suicides, caused by depression, anxiety, the devastation and deprivation of families whose lives have been upturned by the loss of a loved one or a financial crisis due to vanished incomes, or other reasons.
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