Coronavirus news LIVE updates: India recorded 12,584 new cases of coronavirus, the lowest in around seven months, taking the country’s COVID-19 caseload to 1,04,79,179, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. The death toll increased to1,51,327 with 167 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,01,11,294 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 96.49 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.44 percent. The COVID-19 active caseload remained below 3 lakh.
Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Herd Immunity unlikely despite the vaccines, says WHO
The Chief Scientist of World Health Organization (WHO), Soumya Swaminathan, has warned that even as countries start immunization, achieving herd immunity is highly unlikely in the new year. Here’s an explainer on herd vaccination that will help you understand the concept better. According to an AP report, Swaminathan said it was critical for countries and citizens to maintain social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future. He said, even if some pockets achieve herd immunity, it is not going to protect people around the world. Normally, 70 percent vaccination rate is desired to achieve herd immunity, but given the virulent nature of the newer strain, coronavirus might require more than 70 percent. In the past weeks, countries like the UK, Britain, France, Canada, Germany, Israel, and the Netherlands have started vaccinating their citizens. India’s first phase vaccination process will begin from Jan 16. Here’s how to register for the vaccination drive.
SpiceJet flight carrying Covishield vaccines reaches Delhi
A SpiceJet flight carrying the vaccines left Pune for Delhi around 8 am.Get latest Healthcare online at cnbctv18.com
Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Saina, Prannoy test positive for COVID-19 again
Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, who had recently recovered from COVID-19, have again tested positive for the dreaded disease ahead of the Thailand Open which began on Tuesday. The duo, along with the Indian team, was looking to participate in the Asia leg events comprising the Thailand Open, TOYOTA Thailand Open, and the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals 2020. Saina, Prannoy, Kashyap alongwith RMV Gurusaidutt and Pranaav Chopra had tested positive last month and had served the mandatory quarantine period. They had also cleared the pre-departure COVID-19 test and also tested negative on arrival in Bangkok. While the trio will miss the tournaments, the rest of the Indian team can participate in the matches.
Coronavirus News LIVE updates: Another Chinese city goes into lockdown amid new COVID-19 threat
China had started opening up its economy when India was amidst its strongest lockdown, the situation is now the opposite. China has introduced new COVID-19 curbs in the areas surrounding Beijing on Tuesday. Some 5 million people are under lockdown as the surge in infections keeps the authorities worried. The number of new cases in mainland China reported on Tuesday almost halved from a day earlier and remain a small fraction of what it saw at the height of the outbreak in early 2020. However, local authorities are implementing strict curbs whenever new cases emerge to prevent the kind of economic paralysis seen a year ago. The nation had successfully contained the disease, so much so that its citizens did not fear celebrating autumn break without precautions. Half a billion people were traveling around the country in September-October. However, the emergence of new cases now has everyone on their feet, only the feet are locked down inside the house. Read the complete report HERE.
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: Security enhanced at airport as first batch of COVID vaccine reaches Delhi
Security has been stepped up at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital from where the first consignment of Covishield vaccines from Pune will be transported to different parts of the city on Tuesday, police said. A SpiceJet flight carrying the vaccines landed at the Delhi airport around 10 am on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: 301 new cases, 2 deaths in Telangana
Telangana posted 301 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the total infection count to over 2.90 lakh, while two fatalities pushed the toll to 1,568. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 58, followed by Rangareddy and Medchal Malkajgiri with 27 and 16 respectively, a government bulletin said on Tuesday providing details as of 8 pm on January 11.
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: 289 new COVID-19 cases in Thane; tally reaches 2,47,402 in Maharashtra
The COVID-19 caseload in Thane district of Maharashtra has gone up to 2,47,402 with the addition of 289 new cases, an official said on Tuesday. These new cases were reported on Monday, he said.
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: First flight with COVID-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune
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Coronavirus news LIVE updates: COVID-19 vaccine transport begins across India
Indian carrier Spicejet on Tuesday said it carried a large consignment of COVID19 vaccines from the western city of Pune to the capital New Delhi, a crucial step towards kick starting the country’s inoculation drive.
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Coronavirus news LIVE updates: COVID-19 vaccine transport begins across India
Indian carrier Spicejet on Tuesday said it carried a large consignment of COVID19 vaccines from the western city of Pune to the capital New Delhi, a crucial step towards kick-starting the country’s inoculation drive.
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: Six new COVID-19 cases found in Mizoram
Mizoram reported six more COVID 19 cases on Tuesday, taking the state’s tally to 4,299, an official said. Three of the new cases were reported from the Aizawl district, two from the Kolasib district and one was detected in the Lunglei district, he said.
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: 2 test positive for COVID-19 in Australian Open qualifying
Two players have been withdrawn from Australian Open qualifying tournament in Doha, Qatar and put into hotel quarantine after returning positive tests for COVID-19. American Denis Kudla, seeded No. 4 in the qualifying event which is being held outside of Australia for the first time, was withdrawn following a 6-4, 6-3 first-round win over Elliot Benchetrit of Morocco on Monday. Francisco Cerundolo of Argentina beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-2, 6-4 before he was withdrawn..
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: 2 COVID-19 cases at Australian Open qualifying event in Doha
Two players have been withdrawn from Australian Open qualifying tournament in Doha, Qatar and put into hotel quarantine after returning positive tests for COVID19.
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: China sees new COVID-19 cases drop, but push on with new curbs
China reported a drop in the number of new COVID19 cases in the past 24 hours amid a flurry of new measures in Hebei province surrounding Beijing, ranging from home quarantines starting on Tuesday in one county and a lockdown of the provincial capital.
Coronavirus news LIVE updates: Japan emergency state to expand beyond Tokyo as COVID-19 cases climb
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told a meeting of ruling party executives on Tuesday he would declare a state of emergency for the three western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo to stem the spread of COVID19, Kyodo news reported.