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To tackle COVID-19 pandemic, India has been extending support to governments in the region, including by providing essential medicines to 12 countries in West Africa: India’s Permanent Representative to UN, TS Tirumurti at UNSC meeting on UN Office for West Africa & the Sahel
For the first time ever, the Budget will be paperless this year. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry has decided not to print copies of the Budget 2021. The Budget will be typed and available for all as a soft copy, online: Sources
A total of 8 flights will transport Covishield vaccine from Pune International Airport to 13 different locations today. The first flight will leave for Delhi airport: Sandip Bhosale, MD of SB Logistics, the company handling air transportation of the vaccine from Pune airport
The first consignment of the vaccine has been dispatched from the facility of Serum Institute of India here. We have made elaborate security arrangements: Namrata Patil, DCP (Zone 5), Pune
Three trucks carrying Covishield vaccine reach Pune International Airport
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87,588 healthcare workers have been identified for vaccination in first phase in Uttarakhand. 309 sites are ready for vaccination. We have made 317 cold chain points & 547 deep freezers to keep Covid-19 vaccine safe: Uttarakhand Director General (Health) Dr Amita Upreti
76 UK returnees have COVID-19, 11 of them carry new strain
- As many as 3,519 travellers from the UK have undergone RT-PCR tests in Maharashtra so far, and 76 of them tested positive for COVID-19, including 11 who were found infected with the new coronavirus variant, said a state health department officer on Monday.
- He said the authorities have traced 536 close contacts of the travellers who tested positive and 358 of them have already undergone tests, of which 31 were found positive for COVID-19.
Assam reports 45 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths
Assam’s COVID-19 tally rose to 2,16,635 on Monday as 45 more people tested positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,064, a bulletin issued by the National Health Mission said.
Joe Biden receives second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine
US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday (local time) received his second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in a continued bid to bolster public confidence in the vaccination program.
Gorillas test positive for coronavirus at San Diego park
Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus in what is believed to be the first known cases among such primates in the United States and possibly the world.