Coronavirus outbreak - Updates
Former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, 88, has tested positive for COVID-19 and been admitted to the Trauma Centre of Delhi’s AIIMS, according to news agency ANI. MORE..
The advisory panel on non-communicable diseases has decided to commence the administering of second dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from the first week of May, according to State Minister Prof. Channa Jayasumana.
Delhi in India will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am next Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today (19), calling it necessary with resources at a breaking point in an escalating Covid crisis. Only essential services will be allowed, Indian media reported. MORE..
Ministry of Health on Friday (April 18) confirmed 27 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 287. MORE..
India is running out of Covid vaccines amid a brutal second wave that has seen both cases and deaths in the country soar to record levels. MORE..
Ministry of Health on Saturday (April 17) confirmed 85 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 253. MORE..
New Delhi went into a weekend lockdown Saturday as India faces a ferocious new coronavirus wave, with more than 200,000 fresh daily cases and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds. MORE..
Ministry of Health on Friday (April 15) confirmed 40 more new cases of the COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as the daily cases count reached 167. MORE..
The Ministry of Health says 157 more patients who were infected with coronavirus have been discharged from medical care. MORE..
The US, South Africa and European Union will temporarily stop the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Covid jab, after reports of rare blood clotting. MORE..
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Tuesday said it expects over 50 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine to be manufactured in India by this summer. MORE..
The efficacy of Chinese Covid-19 vaccines is “not high” and authorities are weighing options to bolster protection -- including mixing different shots, China’s top disease control official has said. MORE..
India reported another record daily surge in coronavirus infections Monday to overtake Brazil as the second-worst hit country. MORE..
The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries. MORE..