Anti-viral drug Remdesivir would be made available directly to private hospitals to avoid overcrowding in places designated for its prescription-based sale by state authorities to the family of COVID-19 patients, the Tamil Nadu government said.
More than 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and Union Territories, while nearly 51 lakh doses are in the pipeline and will be received by them within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.
The Haryana government has extended the Covid lockdown - due to end on Monday - by another week. State Health Minister Anil Vij said "stringent measures" will be taken to enforce the ongoing lockdown as he announced the news on Twitter.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today dared the Centre to arrest him the same way a number of others allegedly were for putting up posters critical of PM Modi across Delhi.
A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction for a CBI or NIA probe, supervised by the top court, into the alleged killing of three under-trial prisoners in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district jail.
The Cenre has issued new the Covid guidelines to prepare the primary level healthcare infrastructure as the pandemic gradually ingresses into rural India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Puducherry to discuss the COVID-19 situation with them.
Around 1,000 children below 9 years of age contracted coronavirus infection in Uttarakhand in the last ten days, informed the state health department.
Lockdown has been extended in Delhi for another week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said, pointing to the Covid numbers which while on decline, is yet to reach below 5 per cent positivity rate.
A radio-collared tigress was found dead in Madhya Pradesh's Panna Tiger Reserve, a senior forest official said on Sunday.
The oxygen supply at the Goa Medical College and Hospital was getting streamlined following the commissioning of a new tank of life-saving gas at the facility, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Sunday.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the state will start an 'odd-hour management' process in government medical colleges and other hospitals as India fights a deadly second wave of Covid.
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Satav died at a private hospital in New Delhi on Sunday, days after recovering from coronavirus infection.
India logged 3.11 lakh fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 2.46 crore. The country recorded 4,077 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 2.7 lakh.
A journalist and a political activist have been arrested in Manipur for writing controversial social media posts on the death of a senior BJP leader due to COVID-19.