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Coronavirus updates: India to gift 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to Sri Lanka today

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, Jan 27: India reports 12,689 new Covid-19 cases, 13,320 discharges and 137 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union health ministry.

Meanwhile, more than 100 million Covid-19 cases have now been recorded worldwide, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India set for biggest vaccine drive

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12:05 AM, 28 Jan
Punjab reported 10 coronavirus deaths and 193 cases on Wednesday, taking the overall figures to 5,581 fatalities and 1,72,406 infections, officials said. There are 2,080 active COVID-19 cases in the state as on Wednesday, according to a medical bulletin. Among the fresh cases witnessed in the state, Ludhiana reported 38 new cases, Mohali 28 and Jalandhar 26.
12:04 AM, 28 Jan
A consignment containing 5,00,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines gifted by India will reach Sri Lanka on Tuesday. This gift of Covid-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka is a part of India's "Vaccine Maitri" initiative under which India has gifted vaccines to seven other countries in the region. The consignment, which will be containing 500,000 doses of Covishield vaccines manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), will reach Colombo.
12:03 AM, 28 Jan
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Wednesday that more COVID-19 vaccines are on their way to be introduced in India after the country launched the world''s biggest vaccination drive with two made-in-India shots earlier this month. Addressing an online ''Future Investment Initiative'' event, Vardhan said it is evident that the current crisis will reshape the world as one knew.
12:03 AM, 28 Jan
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday told reporters that UK's lockdown may last till March, reported Reuters. Johnson's announcement comes as a new variant of coronavirus, first reported in southeast England, continues to sweep through Britain, pushing Britain's death toll to 100,000.
12:00 AM, 28 Jan
The Ministry of Civil aviation has further extended the ban on all flights between Indian and UK till February 14, the ministry declared so in an official statement. This was done to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus going around in the UK.
12:00 AM, 28 Jan
53 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa on Wednesday, taking the state's toll to 53,100. 90 people recovered in the same time period, pushing the total recovery count up to 51,600. No fatalities were reported from the state, reported news agency PTI.
12:00 AM, 28 Jan
Ministry of Home Affairs released a new set of guidelines for surveillance, containment, and caution, which will be effective from February 1 to 28, and will guide Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, reported news agency ANI.
12:00 AM, 28 Jan
South Africa became the latest country to grant approval to AstraZeneca for emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, reported Reuters. The country is also considering similar proposals of approval for both Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson, added Reuters.
12:00 AM, 28 Jan
To meet European Union's (EU) vaccine supply quota Sanofi has been tasked with producing doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, reported Reuters. The French pharmaceutical giant is slated to produce millions of doses of the Pfizer vaccine as the EU is locked into a battle of words with vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca over delay in supply.
11:59 PM, 27 Jan
To meet European Union's (EU) vaccine supply quota Sanofi has been tasked with producing doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, reported Reuters. The French pharmaceutical giant is slated to produce millions of doses of the Pfizer vaccine as the EU is locked into a battle of words with vaccine manufacturer AstraZeneca over delay in supply.
11:59 PM, 27 Jan
Malaysia recorded 3680 cases of coronavirus infections on Wednesday, taking the countrywide total to 194,114. 7 people succumbed to the infection in the same time period. The death toll in the country currently stands at 707, reported Reuters.
5:39 PM, 27 Jan
Surgeries, OPDs, other medical services at all Delhi govt-run hospitals to be resumed as Covid-19 cases are decreasing, reports PTI quoting official order
5:39 PM, 27 Jan
25 students of a government run residential school tested Positive for Covid in Kodagu
4:13 PM, 27 Jan
Odisha administered 1,77,000 Covid-19 vaccination shots to frontline health workers so far, Bijay Panigrahi, State Director Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.
3:49 PM, 27 Jan
Twenty four fresh cases of coronavirus were reported on Wednesday in Puducherry, raising the total infection count to 38,934.
3:09 PM, 27 Jan
Sri Lanka to procure 2 to 3 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine from India
2:47 PM, 27 Jan
We got an early chance to administer COVID19 vaccine. For this, I extend my thanks & gratitude to our neighbour India’s Govt, its people & especially PM Modi. They sent us vaccine within about a week of its rollout in India, that too one million dosages & in grant: Nepal PM
1:34 PM, 27 Jan
India conducts 550,426 Covid tests; daily positivity rate rises to 2.3%
1:20 PM, 27 Jan
Schools for classes 9 and 11 to start from February 1, following COVID19 guidelines: Gujarat Education Minister, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama
12:54 PM, 27 Jan
First phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive begins in Nepal today; visuals from Kathmandu. Vaccines to be administered to front line workers in the first phase.
12:41 PM, 27 Jan
As India outshines China with its friendly neighbourhood vaccine diplomacy, the world's largest vaccine maker — Serum Institute of India (SII) — is girding itself for bilateral deals to supply to low- and medium-income countries.
11:37 AM, 27 Jan
Telangana reported 147 new COVID19 cases, 399 recoveries and 1 death on 26th Jan. Total cases reported as per the latest update 2,93,737 Total recoveries 2,89,325 Death toll 1593 Active cases in the state 2,819
11:20 AM, 27 Jan
South Korea has reported 559 new cases of coronavirus infection, its highest daily increase in 10 days, as health workers scramble to slow transmissions at religious facilities, which have been a major source of infections throughout the pandemic.
10:46 AM, 27 Jan
Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study on Covaxin shows a comparable neutralization activity of the vaccinated individuals against UK-variant strain.
10:19 AM, 27 Jan
A total of 19,36,13,120 samples tested for COVID19 up to 26th January. Of these, 5,50,426 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
9:16 AM, 27 Jan
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in France spiked by 22,086 over the past 24 hours and a further 612 patients succumbed to the disease, according to official data released on Tuesday.
8:17 AM, 27 Jan
More than 20 lakh beneficiaries receive vaccine under countrywide vaccination exercise
12:32 AM, 27 Jan
20.39 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated across the country, including 5,615 beneficiaries vaccinated till 7 pm today. Six cases of Adverse Effect After Vaccination (AEFI) have been reported today
12:32 AM, 27 Jan
Covid deaths recorded in UK over 100,000, reports AFP quoting official data
12:16 AM, 27 Jan
West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 5,68,650 on Tuesday as 295 more people tested positive for the infection, while nine fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 10,131, a health bulletin said. As many as 409 more people have been cured of the disease, pushing the recovery rate among the patients in the state to 97.16 per cent.

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