Coronavirus Live Updates: Delhi Runs Out Of Covishield

Covid-19 Live Updates: Several government-run vaccination centres in Delhi will be closed on Tuesday because the city has exhausted its Covishield COVID-19 vaccine stock.

Coronavirus Live Updates: Delhi Runs Out Of Covishield

Covid-19 Cases in India: Several government-run vaccination centres in Delhi will be closed on Tuesday.

Several government-run vaccination centres in Delhi will be closed on Tuesday because the city has exhausted its Covishield COVID-19 vaccine stock, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday.

Only 36,310 vaccine doses could be administered in Delhi till 10 pm on Monday as opposed to around 1.5 lakh of daily vaccine doses being administered on an average earlier.

Here are the LIVE Updates on coronavirus cases:

Jul 14, 2021 06:21 (IST)
Has Covid's Lambda Variant Reached India? This Is What Government Said
No case of the Lambda variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been found in India so far, the government said today.

Responding to a question at a press briefing, Joint Secretary in the health ministry, Lav Agarwal, said Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) is closely monitoring the variant.

"Lambda was the seventh variant of interest identified by the WHO (World Health Organisation) on June 14 and it has been detected in 25 countries," he said.
Jul 13, 2021 22:18 (IST)
Fully Vaccinated Flyers No Longer Need Negative COVID-19 Report To Enter Mumbai Airport
Passengers flying to Mumbai, Maharashtra, who have received both the shots of COVID-19 vaccine will no longer need to carry negative RT-PCR test reports, the government said today.
Jul 13, 2021 21:21 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Taking Measures To Promptly Vaccinate People In Tea Garden Areas, Says Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday told PM Modi that his government is trying to increase the vaccination rate in the tea garden areas of the state, which have witnessed a spurt in coronavirus cases, reported news agency PTI.

Mr Sarma also said steps are being taken to contain the spread of the virus in nine places that have reported a spike in infections - Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup (Metro), Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Sonitpur and Sivasagar districts.

Out of these, seven districts have been categorised as total containment zones.
Jul 13, 2021 21:12 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Over 38.50 Crore Covid Vaccine Doses Administered So Far, Says Centre
The cumulative number of coronavirus vaccine doses administered in India has exceeded 38.50 crores, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.

15,49,982 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group were administered the first dose while 1,19,121 were given the second dose on Tuesday, it said.

Cumulatively, 11,59,50,619 people in the 18-44 age group across all states and union territories have received the first dose and 40,19,089 have received the second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive on May 1.
Jul 13, 2021 20:47 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Mumbai Civic Body Extends Covid Vaccination For Those Travelling Abroad To 6 Days A Week
Covid vaccination for people travelling abroad for higher studies or work and athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics, which was earlier restricted to three days a week, has now been extended to six days, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Tuesday, reported news agency PTI.

This will be applicable till August 31, the civic body stated in a release.
Jul 13, 2021 20:20 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Karnataka Logs 1,913 New Cases, 48 Deaths In 24 Hours
Karnataka reported 1,913 new cases of coronavirus and 48 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to 28,74,597 and death count to 35,944, reported news agency PTI.

The day also saw 2,489 discharges, continuing to outnumber the fresh cases, taking the total number of recoveries in the state so far to 28,04,396.

Out of 1,913 new cases reported on Tuesday, 401 were from Bengaluru Urban, as the city saw 707 discharges and only eight deaths.
Jul 13, 2021 19:33 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Kerala Logs 14,539 Covid Cases, 124 Deaths
Kerala logged 14,539 fresh cases of coronavirus and 124 deaths today, taking the total infection count to 30,87,673 and the death count to 14,810, reported news agency PTI. Malappuram reported the highest number of cases - 2,115, followed by Ernakulam with 1,624 and Kollam with 1,404 cases.

"Out of those found infected Tuesday, 67 reached the state from outside while 13,582 contracted the disease from their contacts. The sources of infection of 828 are yet to be traced. Sixty two health workers are also among the infected," health minister Veena George said in a release.
Jul 13, 2021 19:06 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Telangana Records 767 New Covid Cases, 3 Deaths
Telangana today reported 767 coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 6.33 lakh, while the death count stood at 3,738 with three more deaths, reported news agency PTI.

Khammam district accounted for the highest number of cases with 84 followed by The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, a state government bulletin said. The number of active cases was10,064.

The total number of cases in the state stood at 6,33,146, while with 848 people being cured, the total recoveries are at 6,19,344.
Jul 13, 2021 17:58 (IST)
Target Achieved, Says Serum Institute As Covishield Production Ramped Up
The production of Covishield has been ramped up to around 110 million doses this month, Serum Institute of India (SII) sources said today as the country struggles with the supply of enough vaccines to stave off a third wave of Covid.
Jul 13, 2021 17:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: India's First Covid Patient Tests Covid +ve Again
India's first coronavirus patient, a medical student who had tested positive on her return from Wuhan last year, has again tested positive for the viral infection, reported news agency ANI.

The first case in the country was reported from Kerala's Thrissur district on January 30, 2020, when the student - pursuing her medical degree from Wuhan University - tested positive for the the virus after her return to India.
Jul 13, 2021 17:53 (IST)
Kanwar Yatra 2021: UP Government Wants Minimum Number Of Pilgrims, RT-PCR Can Be Mandatory
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged that only a minimum number of people should participate in the annual Kanwar Yatra and directed strict implementation of the COVID-19 protocol, an official spokesman said here on Tuesday.
Jul 13, 2021 17:53 (IST)
Germany Not Planning Compulsory Vaccinations: Angela Merkel
Germany is not planning to follow France and other countries in introducing compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations for parts of the population, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.
Jul 13, 2021 17:52 (IST)
3rd Wave Predictions Treated Casually Like "Weather Forecast": Government
The predictions about a third wave of Covid should be taken very seriously, the health ministry said today, pointing to news reports of people flocking to hill stations flagrantly flouting the safety norms.
Jul 13, 2021 14:26 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Serum Institute to start manufacturing Sputnik vaccine in September

Russian vaccine Sputnik V will be produced at the manufacturing units of Pune-based Serum Institute of India from September. The Russian manufacturer RDIF (Russian Direct Investment Fund) said they intend "intend to produce over 300 million doses in India per year". Technology transfer has already started and the first batch of vaccines is expected in September.

"As part of the technical transfer process, SII has already received cell and vector samples from the Gamaleya Center. With their import approved by the Drug Controller General of India), the cultivation process has begun," read a statement from RDIF. Read Here.
Jul 13, 2021 13:46 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: "Crowds Without Masks In Hill Stations, Markets Cause For Concern," Says PM

Recent images from hill stations and city markets - of large crowds without face masks and zero social distancing - are a "cause for concern", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday, as he underlined the need to follow Covid protocols to ward off a potential third wave of infections.

Addressing a virtual meeting of chief ministers from the eight northeastern states, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of adhering to basic rules - wearing of face masks when in public, avoiding large gatherings, and ensuring vaccination - to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases. Read Here.
Jul 13, 2021 12:52 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Malaysia shuts vaccination centre after 200 workers infected

A COVID-19 vaccination centre in Malaysia was ordered to close for sanitisation on Tuesday after more than 200 volunteers and workers there tested positive over the weekend, the country's science minister said.

Those inoculated from July 9-12 at the centre, about 25 km (15.5 miles) outside Kuala Lumpur, are advised to self-isolate for 10 days, Minister Khairy Jamaluddin told reporters.
Jul 13, 2021 12:03 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Big Jump In Daily Covid Deaths (2,020) Due To Madhya Pradesh Backlog

India recorded a huge jump in daily Covid deaths this morning as Madhya Pradesh revised its data. With 1,481 deaths reported from the state, the country logged 2,020 deaths due to Covid.

Amid warnings over a third Covid wave, India recorded 32,906 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest daily rise in nearly four months. Read Here.
Jul 13, 2021 11:24 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Japan to provide millions more vaccine doses to Taiwan, Asian neighbours

Japan will make additional donations of the AstraZeneca Plc COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan and other Asian neighbours this week, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said on Tuesday.

Japan will ship out 1 million doses each to Indonesia, Taiwan and Vietnam on Thursday as part of bilateral deals with those governments, Motegi told reporters.
Jul 13, 2021 11:01 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: All COVID-19 restrictions in UK to end on July 19

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (local time) confirmed that all virus restrictions in England will end on July 19.

Johnson told reporters that the move will eliminate mandates to wear masks in public places, social distancing rules, and work-from-home recommendations, reported NHK World.

Jul 13, 2021 10:24 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Australian apartment blocks placed in hard lockdown

Two Australian apartment blocks have been placed under strict lockdown with residents barred from leaving on Tuesday, as authorities stepped up efforts to curb a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak.

Police were posted outside an apartment block in Sydney's Bondi neighbourhood, where nine people have tested positive for the virus, with movement in and out of the building restricted.

Sydney's five million residents are currently in their third week of a partial lockdown as authorities try to stamp out the spread of the virus in the community, AFP reported.
Jul 13, 2021 09:28 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Sydney's COVID-19 cases ease but lockdown extension still on cards

Australian authorities reported a slight easing in new COVID-19 cases in Sydney on Tuesday, but left open the possibility of extending a lockdown in the country's largest city to douse an outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant.

New South Wales state Premier Gladys Berejiklian warned the harbour city's more than 5 million residents not to become complacent as she reported 89 new locally transmitted cases, down from Monday's record high for the year of 112 cases, Reuters reported.
Jul 13, 2021 08:37 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Rising 'R' Factor Of Coronavirus In Maharashtra, Kerala A Worrying Sign

An increasing 'R' factor, or reproduction rate, of the coronavirus in Maharashtra and Kerala has triggered concerns of a renewed wave of COVID-19 cases in these states - one that could fuel a national spike. A high 'R' value means the falling national active caseload - on Monday it was around 4.5 lakh, the lowest since late-March - must be viewed with caution, particularly since the decline is sluggish, a study by scientists from Chennai's Institute of Mathematical Science suggests. Read Here
Jul 13, 2021 08:04 (IST)
Jul 13, 2021 07:41 (IST)
Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Effective Against Delta, Other Covid Variants: Study

The Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's sovereign wealth fund, on Monday announced strong results of the study on neutralizing the activity of sera from individuals vaccinated with Sputnik V vaccine against new variants of SARS-CoV-2.
Jul 13, 2021 07:30 (IST)
Uttarakhand Extends COVID-19 Lockdown Till July 20
The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the coronavirus lockdown imposed in the state by another week till July 20, and authorised district magistrates to cap the number of tourists visiting popular destinations in their jurisdictions on weekends if necessary.

While a negative Covid test report not older than 72 hours and a registration on the smart city portal are mandatory for tourists, district magistrates are authorised to put a limit on weekend visitors in their jurisdictions considering the geographical conditions and the tourist inflow, the latest guidelines issued by Chief Secretary SS Sandhu said.
Jul 13, 2021 07:03 (IST)
Delhi Runs Out Of Covishield, Many Vaccine Centres To Be Shut Today
Several government-run vaccination centres in Delhi will be closed on Tuesday because the city has exhausted its Covishield COVID-19 vaccine stock, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday.

Only 36,310 vaccine doses could be administered in Delhi till 10 pm on Monday as opposed to around 1.5 lakh of daily vaccine doses being administered on an average earlier.

"Vaccines have run out in Delhi again. The central government gives vaccines for a day or two, then we have to keep the vaccine centres closed for several days. Why is our country's vaccine programme faltering even after so many days?" Mr Sisodia wrote on Twitter, while sharing a report on the shortage of vaccines.