Delhi Govt to Open Covid Vaccination Centers for Children Aged 15-18 Years in 20 School Health Clinics

Delhi reported 27,561 new Covid-19 cases, 40 deaths and 14,957 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases is now at 87,445 and the positivity rate at 26.22%.

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Last Updated: January 13, 2022, 00:13 IST

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The Delhi government on Wednesday announced Covid-19 vaccination centres will be opened for 15-18 age group in 20 schools where health clinics are operational. Delhi reported 27,561 new Covid-19 cases, 40 deaths and 14,957 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases are now at 87,445 and the positivity rate at 26.22%.

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Jan 12, 2022 23:09 IST

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Jan 12, 2022 22:07 IST

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Jan 12, 2022 21:55 IST

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Jan 12, 2022 21:35 IST

Delhi Govt to Open Vaccination Centers for Children in 20 School Health Clinics

Delhi government announced Covid-19 vaccination centers will be opened for 15-18 age group in 20 schools where health clinics are operational.

Jan 12, 2022 21:17 IST

Mumbai Making Own Rules for Asymptomatic Patients, Not Going by ICMR Advice: Guardian Minister

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Jan 12, 2022 20:49 IST

Maharashtra Reports 46,723 New Cases, 86 Omicron Cases Takes Tally to 1,367

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Jan 12, 2022 20:38 IST

67 New Omicron Cases Detected in Odisha, Variant Tally Rises to 170

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Jan 12, 2022 20:35 IST

Tamil Nadu Reports 17,934 New Covid Cases

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Jan 12, 2022 20:29 IST

Vladimir Putin Says Russia on Verge of a New Covid-19 Surge Due to Omicron Variant

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Jan 12, 2022 19:59 IST

West Bengal Registers 22,155 New Cases, Positivity Rate at 30.86%

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Jan 12, 2022 19:51 IST

Kerala Reports 12,742 Fresh Cases, 23 Deaths

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Jan 12, 2022 19:45 IST

Delhi Reports 27,561 New Cases, Positivity Rate at 26.22%

Delhi reported 27,561 new Covid-19 cases, 40 deaths and 14,957 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases is now at 87,445 and positivity rate at 26.22%.

Jan 12, 2022 19:43 IST

Covid-19: Centre Ramps of Oxygen Production Capacity to Combat Third Wave

The medical infrastructure to combat the ongoing third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country has been ramped up on a massive scale. According to the Centre, the health infrastructure has been doubled in comparison to the second wave of pandemic that caused havoc in the country last year. When the second wave of the pandemic was at its peak last year, the oxygen production capacity in India was 9500 metric tons, but at present, it has reached 19,236 metric tons, according to Union Health Ministry data. READ MORE

Jan 12, 2022 19:43 IST

Covid-19: Centre Ramps of Oxygen Production Capacity to Combat Third Wave

The medical infrastructure to combat the ongoing third wave of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country has been ramped up on a massive scale. According to the Centre, the health infrastructure has been doubled in comparison to the second wave of pandemic that caused havoc in the country last year. When the second wave of the pandemic was at its peak last year, the oxygen production capacity in India was 9500 metric tons, but at present, it has reached 19,236 metric tons, according to Union Health Ministry data. READ MORE

Jan 12, 2022 19:17 IST

Mumbai Reports 16,420 New Covid-19 Cases

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Jan 12, 2022 18:59 IST

Covid-19 Cases in Karnataka Crosses 21k-mark

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Jan 12, 2022 18:53 IST

UK PM Boris Johnson Apologises for Attending Party During Covid-19 Lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised on Wednesday for attending a “bring your own booze” gathering at his official residence during the first coronavirus lockdown and said he understood the fury it had caused. “I know the rage they feel with me over the government I lead when they think that in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules,” an ashen-faced Johnson told parliament. READ MORE

Jan 12, 2022 18:20 IST

West Bengal: More Than 50,000 Covid-19 Tests Conducted in Diamond Harbour Today

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Jan 12, 2022 18:06 IST

Covid: All School Buses Will Get 100% Annual Vehicle Tax Exemption, Says Maha Govt

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Jan 12, 2022 18:02 IST

Products for Covid-19 Tests Now ‘Significantly Enhanced’, Antigen Kits Easily Available: Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said that the availability of products for testing Covid-19 has “significantly enhanced” in the country and citizens can now easily get the tests done through home antigen test and rapid antigen tests, apart from the previously available option of RT-PCR. READ MORE

subjects who received a booster dose of Covaxin (BBV152) six months after getting a primary two-dose series, neutralised the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron and Delta variants.

In the last 24 hours, India recorded 1,94,720 fresh Covid-19 cases and 442 deaths as the daily positivity rate of infections stood at 11.05%. Meanwhile, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to chief secretaries of all States/UTs for taking immediate measures to ensure optimal availability of medical oxygen at health facilities.

Union Transport Minister and BJP stalwart Nitin Gadkari tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time. “I have tested positive for Covid 19 today with mild symptoms. Following all the necessary protocols, I have isolated myself and I am under home quarantine. I request all those who have come in contact with me to isolate themselves and get tested,” Gadkari said in a tweet late on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, as many as 42 staff members tested positive at the headquarter of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi. Tests were conducted a day ahead of the BJP’s core group meeting. The party’s national media co-convener Sanjay Mayukh too has tested positive.

At least 19 staff of a police station in Vrindavan including its SHO have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, as the district reported 319 new infections. Covid19 is spreading its wings here, said Dr. Bhudeo Singh, Incharge, Rapid Response team. Vrindavan Kotwali Station House Officer Ajai Kaushal and 18 other staff of the police station were found infected with the virus, he said. Also, six court staff and 12 employees of the health department have been found infected, he said. As many as 14 pilgrims were found Covid positive when they were tested at the entrance of the temple, he also.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to extend the stringent measures imposed to contain the surging COVID cases in the state till January 31 morning. In his order, the state Chief Secretary P Ravi Kumar said the containment measures will remain in force up to 5 AM on January 31 for strict implementation by Chief Commissioner BBMP, Police Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, and other Heads of Departments and Authorities. These orders were based on the decisions taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

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