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Coronavirus

Five India hockey players test COVID-19 positive in camp

Five Indian hockey players, including captain Manpreet Singh, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the team's training base in Bengaluru and the number of infected...

Virus ban on Bollywood stars, crew over 65 overturned

Bollywood actors and crew aged over 65 will be allowed to resume shoots, an industry official said Friday, after an Indian court overturned coronavirus...

Serum Institute to get $150 million from Gates Foundation for COVID-19 vaccine

Serum Institute of India said on Friday it would receive $150 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the GAVI vaccines alliance...

Virus rages in smalltown India, and so does stigma

Sarthak Anand says his neighbours treated him like a "criminal" when he got coronavirus, a common experience in India's vast hinterland where the pandemic...

India coronavirus cases pass two million

India's official coronavirus case tally passed two million on Friday after a daily jump of more than 60,000. The South Asian giant becomes only the...

Eight COVID-19 patients die in hospital fire in Ahmedabad

Eight COVID-19 patients died in a fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of a private hospital in India's western city of Ahmedabad...

More businesses in India re-open even as COVID-19 cases surge

India reported on Thursday 56,282 new cases over the novel coronavirus, taking its tally of infections to more than 1.96 million, nevertheless authorities eased...

Novavax signs COVID-19 vaccine supply deal with Serum Institute

Novavax Inc said on Wednesday it has entered a supply and license agreement with the Serum Institute of India for the development and commercialization of its...

Zydus Cadila’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate found safe in early-stage human trial

India's Zydus Cadila said on Wednesday its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was found to be safe and well-tolerated in an early-stage human trial. The company will...

Modi set to visit temple site despite minister having COVID-19

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a foundation-laying ceremony for a Hindu temple on Wednesday, organisers said, even though his interior minister has...