Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Global vaccines programme gets $8.8bn shot in the arm

Governments around the world on Thursday pledged $8.8 billion for global vaccines alliance Gavi to help immunisation programmes disrupted by coronavirus, prompting calls for...

Indian villagers tire of coronavirus rules just as rural cases surge

Harmahan Deka doesn't wear a mask anymore to avoid the novel coronavirus nor does he try to keep a safe distance from others. For the...

Profits at Reliance slump 15% as pandemic hits demand

Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries on Friday reported a 15 percent fall in its quarterly profits, as the coronavirus pandemic slowed demand, hitting its crucial...

UK signs up for Sanofi-GSK coronavirus vaccine

Pharma giants Sanofi and GSK said Wednesday they have agreed to supply Britain with up to 60 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. The...

UK reports lowest virus toll in weeks as Johnson returns

Britain on Sunday reported its lowest daily rise in coronavirus deaths in nearly four weeks as officials confirmed Prime Minister Boris Johnson had returned...

India cancels Amarnath Yatra as coronavirus cases mount

India has cancelled a historic Hindu pilgrimage to a holy cave high in the snow-capped mountains of contested Kashmir for the first time, as cases...

PM Modi warns of coronavirus ‘negligence’ as some cities extend lockdowns

India's prime minister on Tuesday warned citizens against flouting rules to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, as he extended a vast social...

PM Johnson starts return to work as virus criticism grows

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tentatively began his return to work on Tuesday after being hospitalised for coronavirus, as parliament returned and criticism grew...

Hetero wins approval to sell COVID-19 drug favipiravir

India's Hetero Labs Ltd has received regulatory approval to sell its version of anti-viral drug favipiravir to treat COVID-19, the drugmaker said on Wednesday,...

India approves country’s first Covid vaccine

INDIA’s drug regulator on Friday(1) approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, two sources said. The decision clears the...