On Wednesday, the UK government added Covishield, the India-manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to an updated international travel advisory

Ghana prez slams European countries not recognising India-made Covishield

Sep 24, 2021

Indian travellers vaccinated with two doses of Covishield will still have to undergo 10 days of quarantine in the UK even as the vaccine has been approved under the revised British guidelines for travel

  Zydus Cadila''s indigenously-developed needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D received the Emergency Use Authorisation from the Drugs Controller General of India last month and will be administered to those aged 12 years and above.

Zydus Cadila's COVID jab may soon be part of India's vaccination drive: NITI Aayog member

Sep 24, 2021

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul said to bring Zydus Cadila's DNA vaccine in practical shape and implementation, preparations are going on and repeated discussions have been held

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has removed Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine from COVID treatment guidelines

ICMR drops Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine from COVID treatment guidelines

Sep 24, 2021

Earlier in May, the directorate general of health services (DGHS) had issued extensive guidelines to cease the use of Ivermectin and HCQ in addition to several other drugs from the COVID-19 treatment protocol

The Novavax shots are easier to store and transport than some other options

Novavax, Serum Institute seek WHO nod for joint COVID-19 vaccine

Sep 24, 2021

In a statement on Thursday, Novavax and its partner the Serum Institute say their request for the COVID-19 vaccine to the UN health agency is based on a previous submission to Indian regulators.

In its latest bulletin dated September 20, the INSACOG said Delta continues to be the main variant of concern in India

No evidence of new SARS-CoV2 variant in India: Genome sequencing panel

Sep 24, 2021

“The second wave, driven by the Delta (variant), is continuing at low levels in some Indian states and there is no evidence of a new variant,” INSACOG said

Since the beginning of the pandemic, doctors have reported over 90 Guillain-Barre diagnoses following a possible COVID-19 infection.

COVID-19 may be linked to risk of rare disorder causing paralysis: Study

Sep 23, 2021

Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that can last for weeks or several years, is relatively rare but can be severe. The condition is triggered by an acute bacterial or viral infection

The British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis said talks are on between both sides to mutually resolve the matter

Talks on between India, UK to resolve CoWIN certification row: UK High Commissioner

Sep 23, 2021

The British High Commissioner to India, Alex Ellis said India and the UK "have been having detailed technical discussions regarding certification, with the builders of the CoWIN app and the NHS app, about both apps"

The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on 33 countries - including China, India, Brazil for travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 that were imposed starting in early 2020.

Here is what you need to know about the US relaxing COVID travel restrictions

Sep 22, 2021

The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on 33 countries - including China, India, Brazil for travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 that were imposed starting in early 2020

The Supreme Court had on June 30 directed the NDMA to recommend within six weeks the guidelines for ex-gratia assistance on account of loss of life to the family members of persons who died due to COVID-19.

Centre recommends Rs 50,000 ex-gratia to kin of those who lost lives due to COVID-19

Sep 22, 2021

The ex-gratia assistance will be provided by states from State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) and all claims will be settled within 30 days of submission of required documents.

India warned UK of “reciprocal measures” if it does not address its concerns over the new travel rules related to Covid-19 vaccine certification.

UK alters vaccine policy; recognises Covishield amid discrimination row

Sep 22, 2021

The move comes amid growing protests opposing the supposed discrimination against Indians. Nevertheless, Indians who have taken the Covishield vaccine will still have to remain in quarantine due to ‘certification issue’ according to UK government.

Cadila Healthcare's ZyCoV-D vaccine is the only one approved for children in India

India to open COVID-19 vaccination for 12-18 years age group in October

Sep 22, 2021

Cadila Healthcare's ZyCoV-D, the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for children in India, will be available from next month