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Qural app's 'My Vaccine', 'Vaccine Monitor' give answers to all your Covid-19 vaccination queries

'My Vaccine' and 'Vaccine Monitor' are free, and help people find answers to questions related to the coronavirus vaccination.

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Explained: How accurate is the anal swab Covid-19 test rolled out in China

China has rolled out the new testing technique based on research that traces of coronavirus found in the anus can last longer than in the respiratory tract.

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India records 11,666 Covid-19 cases, 123 deaths in last 24 hours

The trend of daily Covid-19 recoveries surpassing daily new cases continued on Thursday, with?14,301 patients being discharged in a span of 24 hours

Coronavirus: Dr. Reddy’s Lab terminates trial study of Avigan in Kuwait

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on Wednesday terminated the trial study of Avigan-an antiviral influenza drug of Japan’s FUJIFILM Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd.

Wuhan next-of-kin say China silencing them as WHO visits

Relatives of Wuhan's coronavirus dead say Chinese government is silencing them as World Health Organization team visits them.

Lockdown in England set to last until at least March, UK PM Boris Johnson indicates

British PM Boris Johnson indicated on Wednesday the Covid-19 lockdown in England would last until March 8 when schools could start to reopen as the government announced new measures to clamp down on travel to and from Britain.

Covid impact: India extends restrictions on flights from UK till Feb 14

As per the restrictions in place, a total of 30 flights will be allowed every week. Fifteen of them will be operated by Indian carriers and 15 by British ones.

Italian PM resigns over handling of Covid crisis, sparks scramble for new allies

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned from office, two weeks after a key coalition partner quit his government over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic downturn.

Fresh Covid guidelines: Capacity of theatres, swimming pool increased

The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued fresh Covid-19 guidelines, allowing activities outside containment zones. The Home Ministry has mandated states and Union Territories (UT) to continue to enforce Covid containment measures and SOPs on various activities and ensure Covid-appropriate behaviour.?

Biden resumes weekly Covid briefings, says will let 'science' speak again

US President Joe Biden is pushing a weary populace to recommit to social distancing measures and mask-wearing, pointing to scientific models that suggest the practices could save 50,000 lives over the coming months.

China takes anal swabs to test people at high risk of contracting Covid-19

China has started using anal swabs to test people at high risk of getting Covid-19 in areas with confirmed cases.

Delhi reports less than 100 new Covid cases after 10 months

Delhi now has 1,501 active cases of Covid-19 with a positivity rate of 0.32 per cent and a recovery rate of 98.05 per cent.