Covid: Bihar saw about 92,000 more deaths between January and May than same period in 2019

June 20, 2021 0 Comments

About 92,000 excess Covid-19 deaths have occurred in Bihar between January and May at a time when the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic caused a surge in infections and deaths in India, NDTV reported, citing data from the state’s Civil Registration System. This has cast doubts on the state’s data on Covid-19 deaths. Between …

Coronavirus: Punjab decides to join global COVAX facility to source vaccine shots

May 13, 2021 0 Comments

Punjab on Thursday became the first state to decide to join the global COVAX facility to source immunisation shots at the best price. COVAX or the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access is a worldwide initiative aimed at providing equitable access to anti-Covid vaccines. The Centre on Thursday said that Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine had arrived in …