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From Friday for the ensuing 75 days, all adults will receive a free Covid booster dose

Officials announced on Wednesday that starting on Friday, all adults would be eligible to receive free booster doses of the coronavirus vaccine at government facilities as part of a special campaign. The government’s “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations to honour the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence will include an effort to increase Continue Reading
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The Center warns states that covid cases are on the rise and that they should not relax their guard

In the wake of an unexpected spike in Covid infections across the country, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has urged states to “not let their guard down” and to keep a close eye on the virus’s spread through adequate testing. Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan warned states in a letter on Thursday that […]Continue Reading
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Gap between 2nd dose of Covid jab, precaution dose likely to be reduced to 6 months soon

Official sources said on Wednesday that the government is likely to shorten the time between the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine and the precaution dose from the current nine months to six months. The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI), which is scheduled to meet on April 29, is expected to make a recommendation […]Continue Reading
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Covid booster dose: Covishield and Covaxin prices have been slashed to Rs 225 per shot

The Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech slashed the prices of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines for private hospitals to Rs 225 per dose on Saturday, a day before the Centre rolls out precautionary doses of Covid-19 vaccines to all adults. In private hospitals, each dose of Covishield costs Rs 600, while Covaxin costs […]Continue Reading
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Masks are not required, but they are recommended in Delhi, Maharashtra

With Covid cases steadily declining, Delhi and Maharashtra, two of the worst-affected states, decided to lift the mask mandate on Thursday. Both, however, recommended that masks be worn in crowded places. According to sources, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) decided on Thursday at a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to abolish the Rs […]Continue Reading