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The second phase of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive for age-appropriate population groups (people above 60 and those with comorbidities above 45) began on Monday.(AP)

IMA pushes for free Covid-19 vaccine, make online portal more user friendly

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:00 PM IST
"We request the Government of India to make the online vaccination portal more people friendly. We also request to provide the Covid-19 vaccination free of cost to the HCWs and people of the country," the IMA said.
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Till now, six individuals in Britain have been detected infected with the P.1 variant of the novel coronavirus..(REUTERS)
Till now, six individuals in Britain have been detected infected with the P.1 variant of the novel coronavirus..(REUTERS)

What we know about the new Brazilian Covid-19 variant P.1

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:31 PM IST
The cause of concern in the P.1 variant is the three key mutations out of 17 mutations in its spike protein receptor domain-K417T, E484K, and N501Y says CDC.
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In this photo released by Kyiv's City Hall Press Office a medic prepares to administer a dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield, to a colleague in a city hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Kyiv started a mass vaccination on Thursday after receiving 42,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses. The country of 40 million is one of the last in the region to begin inoculating its population. (Kyiv's City Hall Press Office via AP)(AP)
In this photo released by Kyiv's City Hall Press Office a medic prepares to administer a dose of an AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield, to a colleague in a city hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Kyiv started a mass vaccination on Thursday after receiving 42,600 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine marketed under the name CoviShield, the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses. The country of 40 million is one of the last in the region to begin inoculating its population. (Kyiv's City Hall Press Office via AP)(AP)

Ukraine throws away unused Covid-19 shots as doctors skip their own vaccinations

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:24 PM IST
The government has prioritised giving shots to frontline medical workers but cited statistics showing that 47% of Ukrainians do not want the vaccine.
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“Appeal to all citizens eligible for this phase of vaccination, join the campaign against the corona virus and get vaccinated,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on receiving his first dose of the vaccine. (PTI)
“Appeal to all citizens eligible for this phase of vaccination, join the campaign against the corona virus and get vaccinated,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on receiving his first dose of the vaccine. (PTI)

Phase 2 of Covid-19 vaccination drive: List of leaders who received jabs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:15 PM IST
Many leaders in the country, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Union ministers, state governors and chief ministers, received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.
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A health worker shows vaccine before administering.(AP)
A health worker shows vaccine before administering.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccine from India land in at least 6 African nations: Official

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:49 PM IST
"I hope Ficci members are able to grab the enormity of the change that has come about in Africa and make the most of it, be the first movers and take advantage of this Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement," Rahul Chhabra -- Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs said.
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Senior citizens getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at sector 30 district hospital, in Noida, India.(Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)
Senior citizens getting vaccinated against Covid-19 at sector 30 district hospital, in Noida, India.(Sunil Ghosh/ HT Photo)

89-year-old couple; 4 family members who survived Covid-19 to get jabs

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:35 PM IST
The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive began, with jabs being given to citizens aged 60 and above, and those in 45-59 age bracket with comorbidities.
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Foreign minister S Jaishankar being given the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.(Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)
Foreign minister S Jaishankar being given the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.(Twitter/@DrSJaishankar)

Union ministers Amit Shah, S Jaishankar get Covid-19 vaccine after PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:34 PM IST
The government had announced last week that everyone above 60 years of age and those over 45 years with comorbidities will be able to get the Covid-19 vaccine from March 1 for free at government facilities and for a charge at many private hospitals.
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People wear face masks at the Hakaniemi market amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Helsinki, Finland.(Reuters)
People wear face masks at the Hakaniemi market amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Helsinki, Finland.(Reuters)

Finland declares state of emergency as Covid-19 pandemic intensifies

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:27 PM IST
Finland declared a state of emergency, allowing it to close bars and restaurants to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel(Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel(Reuters)

Germany's Merkel faces growing pressure to ease Covid-19 curbs

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 07:00 PM IST
As more aggressive variants spread, the measure of new infections has been inching up, moving the country further away from targets Merkel has set for loosening curbs.
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Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at three Delhi border points.(Reuters file photo)
Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at three Delhi border points.(Reuters file photo)

Not afraid of coronavirus, won't take jabs: Farmer leaders

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:15 PM IST
However, they also said they will not stop any farmer camping at several Delhi borders from getting vaccinated as it is an individual choice.
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Vaccine products are seen on a production line of Covid-19 vaccine inside the Beijing Institute of Biological Products of Sinopharm's China National Biotec Group (CNBG). (Reuters)
Vaccine products are seen on a production line of Covid-19 vaccine inside the Beijing Institute of Biological Products of Sinopharm's China National Biotec Group (CNBG). (Reuters)

Some local Beijing communities start giving elderly Covid-19 shots

Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 05:29 PM IST
China's vaccination program, under which 40.5 million doses had been administered as of Feb. 9, excludes those ages above 59 and those younger than 18, with Chinese vaccine makers citing less complete clinical trial data for minors and the elderly.
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Maharashtra, the state worst-affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, reported the maximum daily new fatalities - 62 - followed by Kerala with 15 deaths on Monday.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra, the state worst-affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, reported the maximum daily new fatalities - 62 - followed by Kerala with 15 deaths on Monday.(HT Photo)

No Covid-19 related deaths in 20 states, UTs in last 24 hours: Government

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:45 PM IST
The health ministry also said that 106 deaths were reported across India in the said period and five states accounted for nearly 87 per cent of these fatalities.
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A Johnson & Johnson worker prepares a syringe during the Phase 3 trial of its coronavirus vaccine. (Reuters/ File Photo)
A Johnson & Johnson worker prepares a syringe during the Phase 3 trial of its coronavirus vaccine. (Reuters/ File Photo)

Covid-19: US approves single shot J&J vaccine, UK vaccinates 20 million

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:32 PM IST
The United States reported 51,204 new Covid-19 cases and 1,097 related deaths on Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Britain on Sunday reported 6,095 new cases of Covid-19 and 144 new deaths.
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People, who are eligible, can self register on the Co-Win app and schedule their appointment to get the vaccine. (@MoHFW_INDIA/Twitter Photo )
People, who are eligible, can self register on the Co-Win app and schedule their appointment to get the vaccine. (@MoHFW_INDIA/Twitter Photo )

No Co-Win app, log in to web portal to register for Covid-19 shot: Govt 

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:11 PM IST
The second phase of Covid-19 vaccination in India kicked off on Monday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming the first senior citizen to take the jab.
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Bharat Biotech has said efficacy data from a late-stage trial on nearly 26,000 volunteers who took Covaxin will be out soon. (ANI Photo)
Bharat Biotech has said efficacy data from a late-stage trial on nearly 26,000 volunteers who took Covaxin will be out soon. (ANI Photo)

Inspired, humbled: Bharat Biotech tweets after PM Modi takes Covaxin

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:25 PM IST
PM Modi took his first dose of Covaxin at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) and urged those who are eligible to get inoculated.
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The coronavirus pandemic changed the phrases that we used. (Shutterstock/ Representative)
The coronavirus pandemic changed the phrases that we used. (Shutterstock/ Representative)

Phrases we never thought we’d say but for 2020 !

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Sentences we never thought we’d say, and then 2020 happened
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A health worker administers Covid-19 vaccine to a Delhi Police personnel at a hospital in New Delhi.(AP)
A health worker administers Covid-19 vaccine to a Delhi Police personnel at a hospital in New Delhi.(AP)

Covid-19 vaccination: Over 80% of Delhi Police personnel inoculated

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:04 PM IST
According to a senior police officer, a total of 66,246 police personnel have got the first dose of coronavirus vaccine till 7 pm on Friday.
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BJP National President JP Nadda(ANI Photo)
BJP National President JP Nadda(ANI Photo)

News updates from HT: Modi govt worked for farmers, says Nadda and latest news

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 01:18 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered a Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi on Monday. (PMO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered a Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi on Monday. (PMO)

PM Modi takes homegrown Covaxin shot, interacts with health staff | In Photos

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also urged eligible citizens to show up at vaccination centres to get the shot and contribute to making India Covid-19 free.
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Round-the-world cruises are selling out (Unsplash)
Round-the-world cruises are selling out (Unsplash)

World tour cruises for the next year are selling out already

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 11:58 AM IST
Globetrotters who have been staying put for the past year are trying to make up for lost time and booking expensive multimonth cruise itineraries for the next year.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the Covid-19 vaccine on Monday.

‘Is that it? Didn’t even feel it’: Modi tells nurse after getting Covid vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Niveda said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given Covaxin, the vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech Limited.
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Health ministry on Sunday released a detailed guideline on how to self-register for vaccine on Co-Win app.
Health ministry on Sunday released a detailed guideline on how to self-register for vaccine on Co-Win app.

Covid-19 vaccination phase 2 begins. Here’s how to register for jab on Co-Win

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:14 AM IST
  • Co-Win's citizen self-registration module will ensure fool-proof identification of deserving candidates for receiving the vaccines, the government has said.
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The country's active caseload mounted to 168,627 and 11,288 patients of the coronavirus disease recovered between Sunday and Monday morning,
The country's active caseload mounted to 168,627 and 11,288 patients of the coronavirus disease recovered between Sunday and Monday morning,

India's single-day Covid-19 cases drop to 15,510, tally over 11.11 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 09:41 AM IST
The health ministry dashboard also showed that 14,301,266 people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far in the first phase.
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The report added that it was not clear over what period British-based AstraZeneca sold its holding in Moderna.(Reuters File Photo )
The report added that it was not clear over what period British-based AstraZeneca sold its holding in Moderna.(Reuters File Photo )

AstraZeneca has sold its stake in Moderna for more than $1 billion: Report

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:21 AM IST
AstraZeneca is retaining partnership with Moderna on other disease treatments and could sell its AstraZeneca/Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine on a commercial basis in future if the virus becomes endemic, the report said.
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Those who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine can register at the Co-Win 2.0 portal through their mobile number.(Amal KS/HT Photo )
Those who are eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine can register at the Co-Win 2.0 portal through their mobile number.(Amal KS/HT Photo )

India kicks off 2nd phase of Covid-19 vaccination; Co-Win registration from 9am

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:13 AM IST
While the Covid-19 vaccine will be given for free at government hospitals, private hospitals have been allowed to charge no more than 250 per person per dose.
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India's Covid-19 vaccination drive entered phase 2 on March 1, 2021.(Bloomberg)
India's Covid-19 vaccination drive entered phase 2 on March 1, 2021.(Bloomberg)

Live: WHO chief says basic public health measures foundation of Covid-19 efforts

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:14 PM IST
  • India's Covid-19 tally soared past the 11 million mark on Monday as the country logged in 15,510 new cases in the span of 24 hours. The number of active cases in the country currently stands at 1,68,627.
PM Modi with healthcare workers after receiving Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS, New Delhi. (PMO)
PM Modi with healthcare workers after receiving Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS, New Delhi. (PMO)

Covid-19 vaccination drive Phase 2: PM Modi receives Covaxin shot at AIIMS

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:24 PM IST
The Prime Minister shared a picture on Twitter where two healthcare workers are seen administering him with the Covid-19 vaccine.
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray during an interaction with the media, in Mumbai, Sunday. (PTI Photo )
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray during an interaction with the media, in Mumbai, Sunday. (PTI Photo )

Don't want to impose lockdown but 'majboori' is also something: Maharashtra CM

ANI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:34 AM IST
Maharashtra had been witnessing an upsurge in Covid-19 cases for the last few days.
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Police take action against violators at Mukundnagar in Pune. (HT_PRINT)
Police take action against violators at Mukundnagar in Pune. (HT_PRINT)

Pune extends curbs till March 14 to contain Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:18 AM IST
Pune district has recorded an average of 1,600 cases in the last five days, prompting authorities to shut all schools, colleges and private coaching classes and restrict the movement of people between 11pm to 6 am till March 14.
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A person points on a tablet computer in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The German government on Wednesday agreed on a strategy to boost the use of data for commercial purposes and signed a deal with state education authorities to fund laptops for teachers who have to work from home because of the virus lockdown. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)(AP)
A person points on a tablet computer in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. The German government on Wednesday agreed on a strategy to boost the use of data for commercial purposes and signed a deal with state education authorities to fund laptops for teachers who have to work from home because of the virus lockdown. (Uli Deck/dpa via AP)(AP)

WFH, Zoom fatigue: The new normal at the workplace

By Dhamini Ratnam
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:15 AM IST
As 2020 progressed, several companies adopted a hybrid plan: a fraction of employees came to office while the rest worked from home; an alternative model saw employees working out of the office for at least a few days a week.
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