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This is India’s first state to fully vaccinate 1 crore people

Mumbai | Notching a major milestone, Maharashtra became the first and only state, so far, to fully vaccinate more than one crore people against Covid, a top official said on Monday. “A total of 1,00,64,308 were fully vaccinated with the two doses of Covid-19 vaccine here till 4 p.m. today (Monday),” said Additional Chief Secretary, Health, […]

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No fixed timeline can be given at present for completion of Covid vaccination: Govt

New Delhi | The government on Friday said that no fixed timeline can be indicated at present for the completion of the vaccination drive. The government said it is expected that beneficiaries aged 18 years and above will be vaccinated by December 2021. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar in a […]

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COVID: Lambda variant found in 29 countries

New Delhi: Lambda has now gone globetrotting. According to a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) report, it has been found in 29 countries, writes Tara Hurst, Lecturer, Biomedical Science, Birmingham City University in The Conversation. The report states: “Lambda has been associated with substantive rates of community transmission in multiple countries, with rising prevalence over time […]