India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign falters as cases grow – National

Since India opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. Alongside a slowdown in vaccinations, states have gone to court over oxygen shortages as […]

Southern India states lock down as country reports over 4,100 new COVID-19 deaths – National

Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to implement a nationwide shutdown. At over 300,000, Karnataka’s capital of Bengaluru has the highest active caseload of any Indian city. But experts warn […]

India’s ‘explosive’ COVID-19 wave threatens country and world: opposition leader – National

India‘s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that unless the deadly second COVID-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would decimate India as well as threaten the rest of the world. In a letter, Gandhi implored Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prepare for another national lockdown, accelerate a country-wide vaccination program and scientifically track the virus and its […]

India’s deadly COVID-19 surge rooted in crowded super-spreader events – National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 28, 2021 6:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ India’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 200,000 as a virus surge sweeps the country, rooted in so-called super-spreader events […]

Fire at Indian hospital treating COVID-19 patients kills 12 as health system struggles – National

A fire in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in India killed a dozen people on Friday, a fire official said, as the country struggles to cope with the world’s biggest surge of daily coronavirus infections since the pandemic began last year. Health officials across northern and western India, including the capital, New Delhi, said […]

India posts world’s highest daily COVID-19 surge with over 314,000 new cases – National

India reported on Thursday 314,835 new cases of the coronavirus over the previous 24 hours, the highest daily increase recorded anywhere, as its second wave and similar surges elsewhere in the world raised new fears about the virus. Hospitals across northern and western India including the capital, New Delhi, have issued notices to say […]

India expands its COVID-19 vaccine rollout amid rise in new cases – National

India is expanding its COVID-19 vaccination drive beyond health care and front-line workers, offering the shots to older people and those with medical conditions that put them at risk. Among the first to be inoculated on Monday was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Those now eligible to be vaccinated include people older than 60, as […]

Fire kills 5 at Indian coronavirus vaccine producer – National

At least five people were killed in a fire that broke out Thursday at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, officials said. The company said the blaze would not affect production of the COVID-19 vaccine. Murlidhar Mohol, mayor of Pune city in southern Maharashtra state, said […]

India starts supplying coronavirus vaccines to developing nations – National

India began supplying coronavirus vaccines to its neighboring countries on Wednesday, as the world’s largest vaccine making nation strikes a balance between maintaining enough doses to inoculate its own people and helping developing countries without the capacity to produce their own shots. India’s Foreign Ministry said the country would send 150,000 shots of the […]

India approves AstraZeneca, locally made coronavirus vaccines – National

India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second most populous country. The country’s drugs regulator gave emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by the Indian company Bharat Biotech. […]