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India approves AstraZeneca, locally made coronavirus vaccines – National

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India authorized two COVID-19 vaccines on Sunday, paving the way for a huge inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic in the world’s second most populous country. The country’s drugs regulator gave emergency authorization for the vaccine developed by Oxford University and U.K.-based drugmaker AstraZeneca, and another developed by …

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India finds 6 cases of new coronavirus variant in travellers returning from U.K. – National

India finds 6 cases of new coronavirus variant in travellers returning from U.K. - National

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks with a more infectious strain of the novel coronavirus that has prompted border closures around the world, even as its daily increase in cases fell to a six-month low. All six patients have been kept in isolation, …

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India surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases, but rate of infection slowing – National

India surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases, but rate of infection slowing - National

India exceeded 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, much later than predicted only a month ago as the pace of infections slows, despite many in the country giving up on masks and social distancing. After hitting a peak of nearly 98,000 daily cases in mid-September, daily …

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At least 5 dead after fire breaks out at Indian hospital treating COVID-19 patients – National

At least 5 dead after fire breaks out at Indian hospital treating COVID-19 patients - National

By Staff The Associated Press Posted November 26, 2020 11:24 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ NEW DELHI — A fire broke out early Friday in a privately-run hospital treating coronavirus …

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India’s coronavirus cases are surging, but holidays expected to make it worse – National

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Already on track to overtake the United States with the world’s most novel coronavirus infections, India is bracing for a surge of cases in coming weeks as it heads into its main holiday season with an economy freed of virus restrictions. The recent experience of the southern state of …

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India surpasses 7M COVID-19 cases as health experts warn of virus fatigue – National

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NEW DELHI — India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in. The Health Ministry registered another 74,383 infections in the past 24 hours. India is expected …

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India’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 100,000 with no signs of slowing – National

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India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil, and its epidemic shows no sign of abating. Total deaths rose to 100,842, the health ministry said, while the …

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India surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases, closing in on U.S. record total – National

India surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases, closing in on U.S. record total - National

India’s coronavirus confirmed cases crossed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the country’s feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages. The Health Ministry reported 90,123 new cases in the past 24 hours, raising the nation’s confirmed total to 5,020,359, about 0.35% …

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India nears 100,000 new coronavirus cases daily, setting new global record – National

India nears 100,000 new coronavirus cases daily, setting new global record - National

India reported a record daily jump in coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day, logging 97,570 new infections on Saturday, data from the federal health ministry showed. With total cases of more than 4.65 million, India is the world’s second worst affected country, trailing only the United States, which …

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India sets new record for coronavirus deaths with over 1,100 in single day – National

India sets new record for coronavirus deaths with over 1,100 in single day - National

India on Tuesday reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total. The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India’s tally to nearly 4.3 million — second only to the United States and maintaining an upward surge amid an ease in …

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