Coronavirus

New Delhi: Biotechnology major Biocon on Saturday announced that its “breakthrough drug,” Itolizumab has received Drugs Controller General of India’s...

Russia has started the final stage of clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology jointly with the Russian Defence Ministry, the latter said on Friday.

New Delhi: As various towns and cities like Patna and Pune undergo small or short-term lockdowns to contain the transmission...

The total number of positive cases in the country stands at 8,20,916, including 2,83,407 active cases, 5,15,386 cured/discharged/migrated and 22,123 deaths.

"There are many examples from around the world that have shown that even if the outbreak is very intense, it can still be brought back under control," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO DG.

There are as many as 18 States/UTs with Recovery Rate more than the national average. At the national level, the Case Fatality Rate has declined to 2.72%. This is lower than the Fatality Rates observed in many other countries in the world.

Wearing masks has been made mandatory for all. 14 days home quarantine has been made necessary for all rail passengers who come into the state. Railways has deployed two Covid 19 care rakes each comprising 21 coaches at two platforms of Patna Junction.

With as many as 2,30,599 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-affected state, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,26,581) and Delhi (1,07,051).

Operation Samudra Setu, which was launched on 05 May 2020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic, has culminated after successfully bringing 3,992 Indian citizens back to their homeland by sea