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Shilpa Jamkhandikar

India seeks health worker database for possible COVID-19 vaccination

24 Oct 2020

MUMBAI/BHUBANESWAR, India India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is safe to do so, health authorities said on Friday.

BJP, courting votes in Bihar state, promises free COVID-19 vaccines

22 Oct 2020

KOLKATA/MUMBAI Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Thursday promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if it wins local elections there, drawing accusations of playing politics with the pandemic.

Half of Indians may have had coronavirus by February, government panel estimates

19 Oct 2020

MUMBAI At least half of India's 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease, a member of a federal government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday.

Bollywood stays away as Indian cinemas reopen after eight months

15 Oct 2020

MUMBAI Movie theatres in some parts of India opened for the first time in eight months on Thursday, but with no major Bollywood releases likely any time soon, beleaguered cinema owners worry about whether audiences can be lured back to the big screen.

Bollywood stays away as Indian cinemas reopen after eight months

15 Oct 2020

MUMBAI, Oct 15 Movie theatres in some parts of India will open for the first time in eight months on Thursday, but with no major Bollywood releases likely any time soon, beleaguered cinema owners worry if audiences will be lured back to the big screen.

Indian hospitals desperate for oxygen as coronavirus cases top 5 million

16 Sep 2020

MUMBAI Coronavirus infections in India surged past 5 million on Wednesday, piling pressure on hospitals grappling with unreliable supplies of oxygen that they need to treat tens of thousands of critical patients.

Millions of COVID-19 cases went undetected in India, research paper estimates

14 Sep 2020

MUMBAI Millions of coronavirus cases may gone undetected in India earlier this year, a research paper estimates, saying that for every confirmed case in May, there were 82 to 130 infections that were not recorded.

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