Omicron, Covid-19 In India: Colleges, schools closed in more states; vaccination continues

Covid-19, Omicron cases in India: States including West Bengal, Haryana, Odisha shut schools. Covid vaccination drive has begun. Latest updates here.

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NEW DELHI: As Omicron, Covid-19 cases in India see a spike, several state governments have announced schools, colleges closure immediately. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 vaccination drive for 15 to 18-year-old age group started on January 3 with over 40 lakh children getting their first dose on day 1, union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he has tested positive for Covid-19 and isolated himself at home.

Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, Goa, Haryana, Telangana are among states that have decided to close schools due to a spike in Covid-19 and Omicron cases in the country. However, several states have decided to reopen schools for higher classes.

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"Over 40 Lakhs between 15-18 age group received their first dose of #COVID19 vaccine on the 1st day of vaccination drive for children, till 8 PM," health minister tweeted.

Delhi issued a yellow alert on December 28 and closed schools with immediate effect in view of fast-rising cases of infections. The Delhi government had announced winter break for pre-primary and primary classes from January 1 to 15.

Following the Delhi government’s decision, states started mulling over closing schools for primary classes.

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The ministry of health and family welfare issued guidelines for vaccination of 15 to 18 year-olds. The Covid vaccination registration will be online on the government’s vaccination portal Co-WIN or walk-in at the centres. Children of this age group are eligible to get only Covaxin, the only one cleared for emergency use for children. The new guidelines for Covid vaccination will be in effect from January 3, 2022.


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Latest updates on Omicron, Covid-19 cases in India and a list of states that announced school closure. West Bengal, Haryana, Odisha government have decided to shut schools today due to rise in cases.

Jan. 6, 2022 | 02:31 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Vibrant Gujarat Summit postponed by state govt due to COVID-19 surge

The Gujarat government on Thursday decided to postpone the 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, that was to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 10, in the wake of a spike in COVID-19 cases, according to the Chief Minister's Office, PTI reported.

Jan. 6, 2022 | 02:03 PM IST

Omicron, Covid-19 Updates: Allahabad University prohibits entry of outsiders on the campus as

Uttar Pradesh Covid Cases: As UP Covid cases and Omicron cases rise, Allahabad University (AU) has prohibited the entry of outsiders on the university campus. The University of Allahabad further asked students to attend classes in online mode. 

AU has also released a notification regarding the conduct of online classes. The university has asked teachers, research scholars and staff to strictly follow the Omicron-Covid guidelines while visiting the campus. 

Jan. 6, 2022 | 01:43 PM IST

IIT Guwahati Covid Cases: Government of Assam issued Covid guidelines today declaring IIT-G campus as a containment zone

Assam Covid Cases: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has been declared a containment zone by the Assam government as IIT Guwahati Covid cases increased. About 60 individuals of IIT Guwahati have tested positive for coronavirus from the campus, reported ANI.

Jan. 6, 2022 | 01:26 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: Aligarh Muslim University vice-chancellor tested Covid-19 positive; UP Covid Cases on the rise

Aligarh Muslim University vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor got tested Covid positive, the university said, as per a PTI India report

The VC has isolated himself at his official residence, but continues to attend to his duties in online mode, the AMU announced on social media.

Covid Cases in UP: 69 active Covid cases are reported in Aligarh as of January 5, says the Uttar Pradesh government data. Over 30 teachers of AMU died during the second wave of the pandemic, said the university officials. 

Jan. 6, 2022 | 01:11 PM IST

West Bengal Covid News: IIEST Shibpur ask students to leave the campus as Covid-19 cases spike in the state

The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, West Bengal asked students to leave the campus as staying in hostels may give rise to Covid cases in the campus, reported the Telegraph India.  

In case of any student not being able to return home, the student has to submit a consent letter from the parent. Students staying on the campus will not be permitted to go outside the campus (except for medical purposes) without the permission of the chief warden.

According to an IIEST official, 130 students of BTech, MTech courses, and research scholars are residing on the campus. IIEST had partially opened the campus as they were calling back the students for practical classes and letting them attend online classes from the WiFi-enabled hostels. Although none has been tested positive yet in the campus, 

Covid Cases in West Bengal: 14,022 fresh Covid cases has been reported in West Bengal on January 5, 2022, making the total active cases in the state 33,042. 

Jan. 6, 2022 | 12:41 PM IST

No Lockdown in Delhi: Health minister says Delhi may see up to 14000 new Omicron, Covid cases today

Delhi Covid Cases: Delhi may witness around 14,000 fresh Covid cases on Thursday, said Satyendar Jain, health minister. 

When asked whether the Delhi government was planning for a lockdown in the city, Jain said that the Delhi government has implemented all the necessary precautionary measures such as night curfew and weekend curfew, and there is no need for a lockdown right now.

Jan. 6, 2022 | 12:21 PM IST

Covid-19 Updates: Delhi nursery admission date extended as Delhi covid cases rise

Application deadline for nursery admissions in Delhi private schools has been extended by two weeks owing to the rise in Delhi Covid cases, Manish Sisodia, deputy chief minister, said today. Earlier, the last date to apply for nursery admissions in Delhi private schools was set as January 12. Nursery admission 2022-23 Delhi dates has now been changed as Omicron in Delhi is also on the rise. 


Jan. 6, 2022 | 12:06 PM IST

Omicron cases, Covid cases in India: IIM Calcutta reports Covid cases following IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati Covid cases

IIM Calcutta asked students who reside outside the containment zones to leave the campus by January 9. The number of IIM Calcutta Covid cases has increased over the last few days. More than 50 students of IIMC tested Covid positive, reported the Telegraph India. 

Students are not allowed to go outside the IIMC campus except for essential purposes till they vacate the campus. 

IIT Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur Covid cases: Covid cases has also been reported in IIT Guwahati and IIT Kharagpur

Jan. 6, 2022 | 11:49 AM IST

Covid-19 Updates: Bangalore Covid Cases accounts for 85% of Karnataka Covid cases; 3,605 new cases

Bengaluru reports 3,605 new Covid cases. Bengaluru accounts for 85% of Karnataka's cases. Covid cases nearly doubled in 24 hours. Health minister Sudhakar urge people to mask up and stay safe. 

Schools closed in Bangalore: The Karnataka government has closed schools and pre-university colleges for two weeks in Bangalore except for Class 10 and Class 12. 

Jan. 6, 2022 | 11:07 AM IST

Maharashtra Schools Closed: Physical classes suspended in Aurangabad owing to increase in Covid cases

Schools in Maharashtra Closed: Schools are closed in Aurangabad for classes 1 to 8 till January 31 as Aurangabad Municipal Corporation suspended physical classes to avoid crowding in schools to limit the increase in Maharashtra Covid cases. But offline classes will continue for students of classes 9 to 12.

Jan. 6, 2022 | 10:39 AM IST

Covid-19 Updates: CBSE advisory to encourage Covid vaccination for children in India

CBSE Circular 2021-22: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the heads of the CBSE affiliated schools to encourage parents, teachers and staff of the schools to get their children of age group 15-18 years, vaccinated as per guidelines of the government as soon as possible. 

On December 27, 2021, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare issued guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of Children between 15-18 years from January 3, 2022, onwards under the National Vaccination Programme. 

Cowin Vaccine Registration: Corona vaccination registration can be done on the Cowin platform. Onsite registration option is also made available. Vaccination certificate can also be downloaded from cowin.gov in. 

Jan. 6, 2022 | 10:26 AM IST

India Covid Cases: 495 new omicron cases; 90,928 new Covid cases

Omicron in India: On Thursday, 495 Omicron cases were registered in India. There is a total of 2,630 Omicron active cases in India, says the Union health ministry data. 

Out of the total Omicron cases in India, Maharashtra has the maximum Omicron cases at 797, followed by Delhi at 465, Rajasthan 236, Kerala 234, Karnataka 226, Gujarat 204 and Tamil Nadu 121. 

Covid in India: 90,928 new coronavirus infections were reported. This is the highest recorded in over 200 days. 

Jan. 6, 2022 | 08:37 AM IST

COVID-19, Omicron: UP schools closed till January 16; new curbs imposed

Due to a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government, in the latest notice, ordered the closure of schools from January 6 to January 16, 2022. Schools will remain closed for Class 10 and below. However, online classes will continue for these students. Students of Classes 11-12 should be called to school only for vaccination purposes and given holiday on the vaccination day and the next day. Their classes should be conducted through online mode only, the official notice read. Over 4,60,000 adolescents have received their first Covid vaccine shot under the drive to inoculate those in the 15-18 age group in the state.

Jan. 6, 2022 | 08:29 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases in India: Infected students took part in NCC camp, says NIT Director

NIT Director professor Lalit Awasthi said most of the infected students had taken part in an NCC camp, and there is a possibility that they contracted the disease there. All infected students have been put under isolation inside the institution, he added. A spokesperson of the health department said other students and the staff of NIT Hamirpur would be tested.

Jan. 6, 2022 | 08:22 AM IST

42 NIT Hamirpur students test positive for COVID-19

Forty-two students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a district official said. He said 53 people tested positive for the disease in the district during the day and 42 of them are from the institute. This has raised the number of active cases to 99 in the district. 

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Jan. 5, 2022 | 11:00 PM IST

Over 1 crore teens vaccinated against COVID-19 in India: Government

More than 1 crore (1,24,02,515) COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered to children in the 15-18 age group since the inoculation drive began for them on January 3, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday, PTI reported.

Read More: Over 1 crore teens vaccinated against COVID-19 in India: Government

Jan. 5, 2022 | 10:33 PM IST

COVID-19: VP Naidu calls upon people, govt to reach out to people to remove vaccine hesitancy

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday called upon public-minded individuals, social advocacy groups, medical professionals and the government to reach out to people to remove vaccine hesitancy that may be stopping India in its collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He also urged parents to get their children in the age group of 15 to 18 years vaccinated at the earliest, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 10:24 PM IST

COVID-19 scare: Night-time restrictions imposed, schools closed in Raipur

In light of the spike in COVID-19 cases, night-time restrictions have been imposed in Chhattisgarh's Raipur district from 9 pm to 6 am to prevent the viral spread, an official said on Wednesday. Schools, Anganwadi centres, libraries and swimming pools have also been shut in the district, the official said, PTI reported.

Read More: COVID-19 scare: Night-time restrictions imposed, schools closed in Raipur

Jan. 5, 2022 | 10:05 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Stricter Covid curbs in Noida from Thursday, no physical classes in schools up to Class 10: DM

Currently, Gautam Buddh Nagar, which includes Noida and Greater Noida, is the only district with over 1,000 active cases of the disease. Physical classes up to 10th standard in all schools will remain suspended till January 14, District Magistrate Suhas L Yathiraj said, as per PTI.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 10:02 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Odisha extends night curfew timing by 1 hour, suspends physical class up to 12

With the surge in COVID-19 caseload and detection of more Omicron cases in the state in the past 72 hours, Odisha government Wednesday decided to extend the night curfew in towns by an hour and stopped physical classes up to standard twelve, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 09:04 PM IST

COVID-19 Latest News: 60 test positive, IIT Guwahati declared containment zone

Sixty people have tested positive for COVID-19 in IIT Guwahati and its authorities have declared the entire campus as a containment zone, an official order said on Wednesday, as per PTI.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 08:54 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 1 crore children in 15-18 age group vaccinated in 3 days: Dharmendra Pradhan

Jan. 5, 2022 | 08:23 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 159 resident doctors in Mumbai hospitals test coronavirus positive

Nearly 160 resident doctors of hospitals in Mumbai run by the Maharashtra government and the local civic corporation have tested positive for coronavirus in the last three days, a senior office-bearer of their association said on Wednesday, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 07:32 PM IST

COVID-19 in India: Raipur schools closed

Jan. 5, 2022 | 07:30 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Odisha shuts schools, colleges; online classes for 10th, 12th to continue

Jan. 5, 2022 | 07:28 PM IST

COVID-19: All Nagpur schools from class 1 to 8 to be closed till January 31

Jan. 5, 2022 | 06:33 PM IST

COVID-19: Tamil Nadu shuts schools upto Class 9; imposes night curfew

To tackle the rising coronavirus cases, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Wednesday ordered closure of all schools upto Class 9. Physical classes will continue for students of classes 10, 12 considering board exams and vaccination drive, CM announced.

Read Here: COVID-19: Tamil Nadu shuts schools upto Class 9; imposes night curfew

Jan. 5, 2022 | 06:07 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Maharashtra colleges, universities closed till February 15, says Uday Samant

Jan. 5, 2022 | 04:58 PM IST

COVID-19 Latest Updates: Tamil Nadu schools closed for Classes 1 to 9

Jan. 5, 2022 | 04:34 PM IST

COVID-19 Latest Updates: Tamil Nadu announces night curfew from January 6, shutdown on Sunday: Government

Tamil Nadu government has announced night curfew from January 6, shutdown on Sunday, to curb rising COVID cases, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 04:31 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 1.06 crore children aged 15-18 receive 1st dose of Covid vaccine: Government

1.06 crore (14.3%) of India's adolescents aged 15-18 have been administered 1st dose of Covid vaccine, says Government, as per PTI.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 04:23 PM IST

COVID-19 Vaccination: Around 1.5 lakh children in 15-18 years likely to receive vaccine doses: Mizoram minister

Around 1.5 lakh children between 15 and 18 years of age in Mizoram are expected to be inoculated during the ongoing phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive for this group of beneficiaries, Health Minister Dr R Lalthangliana said on Wednesday. At least 446 children in this age group have received the first jab in the northeastern state since the beginning of the nationwide inoculation programme on January 3, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 04:10 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Students' committee urges government to adopt new facilities for children

The Central Executive Committee of the Student’s Federation of India demands the Union Government to adopt favourable facilities for students and children across the nation apart from vaccination for 15-18 year olds.

1. Provide free testing and vaccination.

2. Vaccination Camp in the Educational Institutions.

3. Vaccination drive at Door steps

4. Contact Students

5. Precautions before Re-opening of the campuses 

a) School, college must have enough rapid covid testing kit stock after reopening the campuses.

b) Campuses must have collaboration with nearby hospitals, so that there will be no delay for treatment.

c) Government must provide mask and sanitizer for free of cost in the campuses.

d) Proper sanitization in the campuses should be ensured.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 04:00 PM IST

Govt issues revised guidelines for home isolation of mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

The Union health ministry on Wednesday said COVID-19 patients under home isolation will stand discharged after at least seven days from testing positive and no fever for three successive days, in revised guidelines for home isolation of mild or asymptomatic cases, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 03:59 PM IST

Coronavirus cases could peak between Jan 6-13 in Mumbai: TIFR scientist

As coronavirus infections surged in Mumbai, the city could witness a peak between January 6 to 13 and take a month for the cases to see a decline, according to researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 03:29 PM IST

School closed news: These states have shut schools so far due to rising covid cases

  • Karnataka
  • Bihar
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Telangana
  • Punjab
  • Maharashtra
  • Telangana
  • Jharkhand
  • Goa
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Delhi
  • West Bengal
  • Odisha
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
Jan. 5, 2022 | 02:40 PM IST

COVID-19 in India: Third Covid wave has hit Delhi, 10k cases expected on Wednesday: Satyendar Jain

The third wave of COVID-19 pandemic has hit Delhi and the city is expected to record 10,000 new cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 10 per cent, city Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 02:31 PM IST

COVID-19 in India: 21 MBBS students test COVID positive in Karnataka

Twenty-one students pursuing MBBS course from the Vijayanagar Medical college in Karnataka have tested positive for coronavirus, authorities said on Wednesday. According to college authorities, random tests were conducted among 250 students staying at a hostel, who were exposed to the virus, PTI reported.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 02:04 PM IST

IIT Covid Cases: Following IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati also saw a surge in Covid cases on the campus

Assam Covid Cases: Over 50 people in IIT Guwahati, Assam have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes students as well as one faculty member. The authorities have imposed restrictions on the IITG campus, an official said on Wednesday, as per a PTI India report. 

A vast majority of the Covid cases were detected in people who returned to the campus from outside the state of Assam after holidays, said Parmeshwar Iyer, dean-PR, IIT Guwahati.

In a similar incident, IIT Kharagpur reported 60 Covid cases including 40 students and researchers residing on the campus. 

Jan. 5, 2022 | 01:51 PM IST

Covid-19 IHU variant found in France hasn't become a threat, says WHO

According to the World Health Organization, the IHU Covid variant found in France hasn't become a threat since its identification in November.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 01:35 PM IST

COVID Updates: JNU issues fresh guidelines as Covid cases rise

3rd Wave of Covid in Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has issued fresh Covid guidelines to its students and campus residents to follow. The circular. Students are instructed to wear masks all the time and to avoid non-essential movements on the campus. The campus gates will be closed during the curfew timings. 

Jan. 5, 2022 | 01:19 PM IST

Covid-19 Updates: Indigenous Cobervax vaccine approved for emergency use in India

Covid Vaccine Corbevax: India’s first indigenously developed RBD protein subunit vaccine for the Coronavirus infection has been approved for emergency use in India, tweets Jitendra Singh, Union minister of state. 

Jan. 5, 2022 | 01:06 PM IST

Omicron, Covid-19 Updates: Karntaka claims to have vaccinated 7.96 lakh children

Karnataka Covid Cases: Sudhakar K, Karnataka health minister claims to have vaccinated 7.96 lakh children of 15 to 17 age group in just two days. 

Jan. 5, 2022 | 12:58 PM IST

COVID 19 Updates India: Ministers test Covid positive in Bihar; schools remain closed

Bihar Covid Cases: Four ministers of Bihar, all belonging to the Nitish Kumar cabinet, tested positive for COVID 19 on Wednesday, as per PTI India

The deputy chief ministers Renu Devi, Tar Kishor Prasad, and ministers Ashok Choudhary and Sunil Kumar were the members who tested positive. All cabinet members had undergone RTPCR tests well before the cabinet meeting scheduled for Wednesday.

Bihar School News: The government in the new Bihar Covid guidelines closed pre-school and schools for Classes 1 to 8. Classes 9 to 12 are permitted to function with half of the total capacity.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 12:42 PM IST

Covid-19 Updates: Covid cases in Mizoram rise; HSLC, HSSLC exams scheduled to be conducted in February

Mizoram Covid Cases: 443 new COVID-19 cases were registered in Mizoram on Wednesday. The state recorded a Covid positivity rate of 13.38 per cent, a health official said, as per PTI India

Recent updates suggest 2,162 active cases in Mizoram. The total death toll became 553 as one person died in Aizawl.

Mizoram Board of School Education (MBSE) has scheduled the HSLC and HSSLC exams recently. The HSLC examinations 2022 are supposed to be held from February 28 to March 16, 2022.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 12:30 PM IST

Delhi Schools Latest News: School principals directed to upload the status of vaccinated students on Google Tracker

The Delhi government has asked school principals to upload the status of vaccinated students on Google Tracker every day by 4 pm, reported the Times of India. 

Delhi Schools Closed: With schools closed in Delhi NCR, many schools are made vaccination centres to administer vaccines to students between the age of 15 and 18 years. 

Jan. 5, 2022 | 12:19 PM IST

Omicron, Covid-19 Update: Third wave of Corona hit Delhi; Covid cases rise

Covid in Delhi: The third wave of COVID-19 pandemic has hit Delhi and the city is expected to record 10,000 new cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 10 per cent, city Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. 

Covid Protocol in Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a weekend curfew and work from home for its offices as the city recorded 5,481 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest number since May 16, with positivity rate of 8.37 per cent and three fatalities. Delhi schools remain shut.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 12:09 PM IST

Covid-19 Updates India: Singer Sonu Nigam test positive for Covid-19

Covid 19 in India: In other news, Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam says he, along with his wife Madhurima and son Nevaan, has tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently under home quarantine in Dubai.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 11:44 AM IST

Covid in West Bengal: As West Bengal Covid cases rise, school, college staff allowed to take quarantine leave

Covid 19 India Update: The West Bengal education department will grant quarantine leave to teaching and non-teaching staff of West Bengal schools, colleges and universities. The teachers can avail themselves of the leave, in case if the family or household of such employees is infected with the coronavirus. Covid, Omicron cases are on the rise in the state.

In other news, thousands of aspiring doctors are awaiting the Supreme Court verdict, as it hear the EWS, OBC reservation in NEET PG 2021.  

Jan. 5, 2022 | 11:25 AM IST

Covid India: AIIMS Delhi cancels winter vacation amid rising Covid-19 cases

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi has announced that it is cancelling winter vacation from January 5 to January 10, amid rising Covid, Omicron case in India. AIIMS has also asked its faculties to join, reported the Live Mint.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 11:06 AM IST

Karnataka New Covid Guidelines: As Omicron, Covid 19 cases in Karnataka rise, government release new guidelines

Colleges Closed in Karnataka: In view of surging Karnataka Covid cases, the Karnataka government announced new Covid guidelines which suspended offline classes for two weeks. But offline classes will be held for Class 10, 12 and medical, nursing colleges, said Sudhakar K, minister of health and family welfare. 

The guidelines also imposed night curfew and weekend curfew in Karnataka. Commercial establishments will be allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity. 

Also Read | NEET PG Counselling 2021 Hearing Live Updates: SC to hear EWS, OBC reservation case today

Jan. 5, 2022 | 10:43 AM IST

Rapid Covid Test Kit: MKU researcher develops kit to diagnose COVID-19 in 12 seconds

T. Arokiyadoss, researcher and assistant professor in the Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) developed a COVID-19 diagnostic kit to detect Covid infection in just 12 seconds. The kit, based on lab-on-a-chip technology has been patented in India. Arokiyadoss is the in-charge head of the Department of Physics at the Directorate of Distance Education, MKU, reported the Hindu. 

India Covid Cases: 42,174 new Covid cases have been registered in India, making the total activeCovid cases in the country 2.14 lakh, as of January 5, as per data shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

In other news, the Supreme Court will hear a plea related to the EWS, OBC reservation in connection with the NEET PG 2021 counselling: Read | NEET PG Counselling 2021 Hearing Live Updates: SC to hear EWS, OBC reservation case today 

Jan. 5, 2022 | 10:21 AM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Schools, colleges shut till January 26 amid rising Covid cases

School Closed News: The Goa government has announced schools and colleges will remain shut till January 26. Chief minister Pramod Sawant also said a night curfew is likely to be imposed in the state soon. 

Goa Covid Cases: The Covid-19 positivity rate in Goa has reached 10.7 per cent after New Year celebrations, 

Goa School News: “Physical classes for classes 8 and 9 in schools will be discontinued from tomorrow till January 26,” Shekhar Salkar, a member of the Goa Covid-19 Task Force, told reporters in Panaji. Students of classes 11 and 12 are required to attend classes to take the vaccine against COVID-19.

Jan. 5, 2022 | 08:18 AM IST

Covid-19: UP shuts schools, extends night curfew by two hours

In view of a steady increase in COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered the closure of all schools up to Class 10 till January 15 and extended the night curfew by two hours. The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on a day the state reported 992 new infection cases. Currently, no UP district has more than 1,000 coronavirus cases.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 11:24 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Odisha schools closure news fake

Jan. 4, 2022 | 11:18 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Haryana children to be vaccinated in schools

"The state government has decided that now all adolescents between the age group of 15 to 18 years will be vaccinated against corona by the health department teams in schools," CMO Haryana tweeted.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 11:17 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 140 students of Mata Vaishno Devi University test positive: Report

A total of 350 people, including 140 students studying in Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University tested positive for COVID-19, Jagran news reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 11:04 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Karnataka government decides to shut schools in Bengaluru

The Karnataka government decided to shut schools and pre-university colleges in Bengaluru except for 10th and 12th standard students for two weeks.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 10:02 PM IST

COVID-19: Bihar, Pune, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Telangana shut schools as Covid cases rise

As the graph of COVID-19 cases in India ticks upward, state governments of Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, and Maharashtra (Pune) have announced that schools will remain closed.

Read more: School Closed News: Bihar, Pune, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Telangana shut schools as Covid cases rise

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:49 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases: UP witnesses 992 cases today

In Uttar Pradesh, Noida has 165, Ghaziabad has 174, Lucknow has 150, and Meerut has 102 cases.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:13 PM IST

COVID-19 Live Updates: Pre-schools, Classes 1 to 8 to remain closed in Bihar: Report

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:11 PM IST

Covid-19 Updates: Over 1.51 lakh teens vaccinated in Haryana in two days

Over 1.51 lakh teenagers were administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Haryana in the first two days of the drive to inoculate children in the age group of 15 to 18, officials said on Tuesday, PTI reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 08:27 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: At 10,860, Mumbai logs 2nd highest COVID-19 cases; active tally nears 50,000

Mumbai reported 10,860 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up 34.37 per cent from a day ago and highest daily count since April 7, 2021, while two more patients succumbed to the infection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, as per PTI.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 07:17 PM IST

COVID-19: Schools in Pune district to remain shut for Classes 1 to 8 till Jan 30

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said the administration has decided to shut schools for Classes 1 to 8 in Pune district till January 30 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, as per PTI.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 07:05 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases: Chhattisgarh schools to be closed in districts with over 4% positivity rate: Report

Jan. 4, 2022 | 07:03 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 41 students of DMC's nursing college in Ludhiana found positive

Jan. 4, 2022 | 07:02 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 14 students found positive in West Bengal

Jan. 4, 2022 | 05:08 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Maharashtra higher education minister takes stock of situation in colleges, universities: Report

Jan. 4, 2022 | 04:40 PM IST

COVID-19 Curbs: Weekend curfew to be imposed in Delhi; Metro, buses to run with 100% capacity: Sisodia

Weekend curfew will return in the national capital as the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday decided to reimpose some more restrictions in the wake of a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, PTI reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 04:13 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 31 NISER students tested positive; kept in isolation in hostel, says report

"31 Covid19 positive cases detected in NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research). Containment measures enforced. Those infected with the virus have been kept in isolation in hostel: Khordha CDMO," OTV tweeted.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 04:09 PM IST

COVID-19 Curbs: Education ministry starts alternative academic calendar for continuity of education

Jan. 4, 2022 | 04:01 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: CISCE advises school heads to encourage students to get covid vaccination

CISCE advises affiliated school heads to encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:49 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Maharashtra minister Eknath Shinde, Sena MP Arvind Sawant test COVID-19 positive

Maharashtra Minister Eknath Shinde and Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant on Tuesday said they have tested positive for COVID-19, PTI reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:47 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Employees vaccinated with at least one dose allowed to enter campus: JMI

Jamia Millia Islamia has directed that only those employees who have received at least one dose of the anti-coronavirus vaccine will be allowed entry in their offices and departments, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the campus. In an order issued on December 31, the university said action will be taken against those employees who have not even taken a single dose of vaccine and they shall not be allowed entry in their offices, PTI reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:45 PM IST

COVID-19: Delhi Govt asks all schools to upload Covid vaccination status of students daily

The Delhi government has on Tuesday instructed all school principals to upload the vaccination status of students under the 15-18 age group daily by 4 pm. The Covid-19 vaccination for children began on January 3 and the state governments launched the drive in view of the recent global surge of COVID-19 and Omicron cases.

Read More: Delhi Govt asks all schools to upload Covid vaccination status of students daily

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:40 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: KV students participate in covid vaccination drive

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:36 PM IST

COVID-19: Publishers hopeful about Kolkata book fair despite COVID spike

Preparations are underway for hosting the 45th Kolkata International Book Fair from January 31 despite the spike in COVID-19 cases with organisers stating on Tuesday that publishers may have to starve if it is cancelled this year as well. The book fair was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, PTI reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:33 PM IST

Special measures needed to contain COVID-19 outbreak in Bengaluru: Karnataka minister

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Tuesday insisted upon special measures for Bengaluru amid an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in the city, PTI reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:07 PM IST

COVID-19 Live Updates: Lockdown in Mumbai if daily COVID-19 cases go over 20,000: Mayor

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Tuesday said if the daily COVID-19 cases here cross the 20,000-mark, a lockdown will be imposed in the city as per the Union government's rules, PTI reported.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:05 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: About 5,500 new Covid cases reported in Delhi; weekend curfew not lockdown: Jain

Nearly 5,500 fresh cases of Covid have been reported in Delhi on Tuesday with a positivity rate of about 8.5 per cent, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said while asserting that the weekend curfew imposed in the city should not be treated as a lockdown, as per PTI.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 03:03 PM IST

COVID-19: Schools, colleges closed in these states

  • Punjab
  • Maharashtra
  • Telangana
  • Jharkhand
  • Goa
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Delhi
  • West Bengal
  • Odisha
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
Jan. 4, 2022 | 02:44 PM IST

Covid-19 Updates: IIT Kharagpur reports 60 Covid cases in 2 days; 40 are students

Sixty persons, including 40 students and researchers residing on the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur's campus have tested positive for Covid-19, an official said Tuesday. Most of those infected are mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic and either at home isolation or at isolation wards created in the prestigious engineering institution's hostels, Tamal Nath, IIT Kharagpur's Registrar told PTI.

Read More: Covid-19: IIT Kharagpur reports 60 Covid cases in 2 days; 40 are students

Jan. 4, 2022 | 02:34 PM IST

Covid-19 Live Updates: Punjab schools, colleges closed after students test positive

At least 100 students of Government Medical College Patiala tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. Following the sudden spike in Covid-19 and Omicron cases in the state, the Punjab government announced to close colleges and schools except for nursing and medical colleges.

Read more: Covid-19: Punjab schools, colleges closed after 100 medical college students test positive

Jan. 4, 2022 | 02:16 PM IST

Covid-19 Cases: 80 doctors, students at Patiala medical college test positive

A total of 80 people, including doctors, students and support staff, of the Government Rajindra Hospital and Medical College in Punjab's Patiala have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said on Tuesday, as per PTI.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 02:05 PM IST

During Omicron, Covid 19 emergencies, schools must be the last to close and the first to open, says National Coalition on the Education Emergency

Covid in India: As schools closed in Punjab, Delhi, Goa and Haryana, the National Coalition on the Education Emergency, an organisation based in Bengaluru, has opposed school closure due to the rise in Covid cases. The organisation has cited the increase in cases of child labour, early marriages, domestic violence, dropouts and lack of nutrition in students during the lockdown period as reasons.

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Jan. 4, 2022 | 01:48 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases Today: IIT Kharagpur reports 60 Covid cases

Sixty persons, including 40 students and researchers residing on IIT Kharagpur's campus have tested positive for Covid-19, an official said Tuesday. Most of those infected are mildly symptomatic or asymptomatic and either at home isolation or at isolation wards created in the prestigious engineering institution's hostels, Tamal Nath, IIT Kharagpur's Registrar told PTI.

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Jan. 4, 2022 | 01:15 PM IST

Third Wave of Corona India: IIT Kanpur predicts Covid third wave

India Third Wave: Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has earlier predicted Covid third wave in India to peak by February 3, 2022. The study is yet-to-be peer-reviewed, reported the Indian Express. 

IIT Bombay had earlier banned its students from going out of the campus on new year's eve and new year's day to prevent Covid infection. 

Jan. 4, 2022 | 12:53 PM IST

Covid 19, Omicron Scare School Reopen in Maharashtra Latest News: Schools closing decision left on district authorities

Maharashtra School News: Maharashtra school education minister Varsha Gaikwad asked districts to make decisions on school closing and reopening in their jurisdiction, reported Times Now.

School closed in Maharashtra's Mumbai for Classes 1 to 9 and 11 till January 31, owing to the rising Omicron cases in Mumbai. 

Omicron in Maharashtra: Maharashtra Covid cases is on the rise with the state reporting 12,160 new Covid 19 cases reported as of January 3. Omicron cases in Maharashtra have gone up to 578, with the state registering 68 new cases, out of which 40 are Mumbai Omicron cases, says the PIB Mumbai report. 

Jan. 4, 2022 | 12:22 PM IST

100 students test Covid 19 positive in Punjab colleges; school, colleges closed in Punjab

Punjab colleges are fast becoming Covid hotspots. A many as 100 medical students of Government Medical College in Patiala tested Covid 19 positive on January 3. In a similar incident, 93 engineering students of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, in Patiala had tested corona positive in the previous week, reported NDTV. 

Punjab Government Covid Guidelines: Colleges and Schools are closed in Punjab except for nursing and medical colleges. Night curfew in Punjab has been imposed from 10 pm to 5 am. 

Jan. 4, 2022 | 12:07 PM IST

Latest News About School Closing in Punjab: Schools, colleges shut; night curfew imposed

School, colleges closed in Punjab, except medical and nursing colleges as the Charanjit Singh Channi-led Congress government in Punjab imposed new Covid restrictions in the state. The education institutions have been told to continue academic activities in virtual mode, reported the Hindustan Times.

Night Curfew in Punjab: The Punjab night curfew will be active from 10 pm to 5 am.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 11:56 AM IST

Telangana Schools and Colleges Closed: Chief minister announces holidays

Schools Closed in Telangana: Schools in Telangana will stay closed from January 8 to 16 as the K Chandrasekhar Rao, the chief minister announced holidays for all educational institutions on Monday.

Earlier, the Telangana government had decided to reopen schools on September 1 following Covid-19 protocols.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 11:44 AM IST

Karnataka Covid Cases: Education minister tested positive; parents demand closure of schools

Karnataka School News: Karnataka primary and secondary education minister BC Nagesh tested positive for Covid 19. Parents and students are demanding to close schools in Karnataka in their reply to this tweet. Some users have accused certain schools of forcing students to attend class. They urge the minister to close the schools considering the rising Covid cases in Karnataka. 

Covid Situation in Karnataka: Covid positivity rate in Karnataka is on the rise with  37,379 new cases. Karnataka Omicron cases have reached 1,892, as per data shared by PIB India. 

Covid Restrictions in Karnataka: Citizens are advised to check Karnataka travel guidelines and other Karnataka Covid guidelines while visiting the state as Covid in Karnataka is on the rise.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 11:05 AM IST

NIT Rourkela: 3 students, 2 professors test Covid positive

Three BTech final year students of the National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NIT-R), two professors and five of their family members tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday. As per reports, BTech final year students started returning to the campus in different phases from first week of December as NIT Rourkela reopened campus in phased-manner.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 10:54 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases Today: 35 IIT Kharagpur students test positive

35 students of IIT Kharagpur tested positive for Covid-19 and have been isolated in Asutsoh Mukherjee Hall. The institute has restricted mingling on campus. Close to 2000 students returned to campus in the last week of December, as per reports. “All the affected students and staff members have been kept in isolation. They are under treatment,” said Tamal Nath, registrar of IIT Kharagpur, as per the TOI report.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 10:45 AM IST

35 students test positive for Covid in IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur

Thirty-five people at Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta and 35 35 at Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur have tested positive for Covid-19. IIM Calcutta has prohibited students and teachers from leaving the Joka campus unless medical emergency, the Times of India reported. Students reportedly have mild symptoms of Covid-19.  While students of IIT Kharagpur have been isolated in Asutsoh Mukherjee Hall. The institute has restricted mingling on campus. Close to 2000 students returned to campus in the last week of December, as per the report.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:58 AM IST

Omicron cases in India rises to 1,892

A total of 1,892 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected across 23 states and Union Territories so far, out of which 766 have recovered or migrated, according to the Union health ministry's data updated on Tuesday. Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 568 cases, followed by Delhi (382), Kerala (185), Rajasthan (174), Gujarat (152), and Tamil Nadu (121). India's Covid tally rose to 3,49,60,261 with 37,379 new cases,

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:49 AM IST

Covid-19 cases in India today

India reports 37,379 fresh COVID cases, 11,007 recoveries, and 124 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Daily positivity rate: 3.24% 

Active cases: 1,71,830 

Total recoveries: 3,43,06,414 

Death toll: 4,82,017 

Total vaccination: 1,46,70,18,464

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:32 AM IST

Covid-19 Cases Today: Jharkhand shuts schools, colleges till January 15; announces new curbs

The Jharkhand government on Monday decided to re-impose pandemic-related restrictions, shutting down all educational institutions and tourist places till January 15 and capping employee attendance at 50 per cent in offices.


 

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:28 AM IST

Centre should allow Covid vaccination for 12-15 age group: Maharashtra health minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said the state has congratulated the Centre for starting the COVID-19 vaccination of children in the 15-18 age group, but at the same time also requested it to allow those in the 12-15 age bracket to get inoculated.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:12 AM IST

COVID-19: Mumbai schools shut till January 31; ; 6,115 kids get vaccine doses on day 1

Amid a rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, including the Omicron variant, the civic body on Monday decided to shut schools for Classes 1 to 9 and also 11 till January 31, while over 6,100 children were inoculated on first day of vaccination for the 15-18 age group in the metropolis. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said students of Classes 10 and 12 are excluded from this decision which means they can attend schools in-person. However, students of Classes 9 and 11 will be allowed to visit schools for receiving vaccine doses as part of the inoculation drive for the 15-18 age group, an official said.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 09:07 AM IST

Covid-19 Latest Update: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for Covid

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated himself at home. The chief minister urged people who came in contact with him in the last few days to quarantine and get tested. "I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch wid (with) me in last few days, kindly isolate urself (yourself) and get urself tested," Kejriwal tweeted.


Jan. 4, 2022 | 08:59 AM IST

CoWin Vaccine Registration: Over 40 lakh teens got first dose on day 1

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said, "Over 40 Lakhs between 15-18 age group received their first dose of #COVID19 vaccine on the 1st day of vaccination drive for children, till 8 PM."


Jan. 4, 2022 | 08:43 AM IST

Covid Vaccination: Over 90,000 teenagers get coronavirus jab in Himachal Pradesh

Over 90,000 teenagers were administered coronavirus jab in Himachal Pradesh on Monday, after Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched from Mandi the COVID-19 vaccination campaign for those in the age group of 15 to 18, a government spokesperson said. The vaccination campaign was launched at the Government Vijay Senior Secondary School (Boys) in Mandi with Class 12 humanities student Ravi Kumar becoming the first student to get the first dose of Covaxin.

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Covid vaccination drive launched on January 3. (Source: PTI)

Jan. 4, 2022 | 08:39 AM IST

Covid Vaccination Registration: MP vaccinates over 10 lakh in 15-18 age group on day 1 of drive

Madhya Pradesh vaccinated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries in the age group 15-18 on the first day of drive for them on Monday, placing it on top among states in terms of jabs, state medical education minister Vishvas Sarang said as the nation rolled out its inoculation programme for children against coronavirus amid a surge in new cases.

Jan. 4, 2022 | 08:34 AM IST

Covid-19: Telangana schools, colleges shut from January 8 to 16

In view of rising Covid cases, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced holidays to be declared at all educational institutions in the state from January 8 to 16. At a meeting with ministers and officials on the rising COVID-19 cases in Telangana, Rao said beds, oxygen-supported beds, medicines and testing kits be procured as required, according to an official release.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:47 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Schools in Jaipur remain shut to prevent COVID-19 spread

Schools from classes 1 to 8 in Jaipur remained shut on Monday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The schools, which were to reopen from Monday after winter vacation, remained closed in the wave of the government orders issued on Sunday, as per PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:33 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Thane schools closed for students of classes 1 to 9, 11 till January 31

"Maharashtra | Thane District Collector orders to close schools for students of classes 1 to 9 & class 11th till 31st January, in view of rising COVID19 cases. School for classes 10 & 12 to continue," ANI tweeted.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:26 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Delhi govt asks school principals to daily upload status of vaccinated students

The Delhi government has asked all school principals to daily upload the status of vaccinated students on Google Tracker by 4 pm without fail, officials said on Monday. Over 20,900 teenagers received their first vaccine dose as the inoculation drive for the 15 to 18 age group began at 169 vaccination centres in Delhi on Monday, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:15 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Over 40 lakh children get COVID-19 vaccine on first day

As India launched a COVID-19 vaccination drive for the 15-18 age group on Monday, over 40 lakh children received their first dose with many of the beneficiaries and their parents saying they feel a sense of relief, especially in the backdrop of the fresh rise in cases, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:12 PM IST

Over 3,000 adolescents in Lakshadweep to receive COVID-19 vaccination

The Lakshadweep administration on Monday launched the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the adolescents aged between 15 to 18 years in the islands, officials said, as per PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:11 PM IST

Latest news on COVID-19: Over 20,900 children in Delhi receive Covid vaccine doses on 1st day

Over 20,900 children of Delhi in the age of 15 to 18 years received Covid vaccine doses on the first day of the inoculation drive of this group of beneficiaries. In the northeast district, the highest 3,687 children were vaccinated. In the Central district, the least 739 children received the vaccine shots till 6 pm, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:10 PM IST

Latest COVID-19 Updates: Over 1.5 lakh children administered vaccine doses in UP

The vaccination drive for those between 15 and 18 years of age kicked off on Monday with over 1.50 lakh children being administered vaccine doses in the state on the first day, a government spokesman said. Earlier in the day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the vaccination drive for children at the Civil Hospital in the state capital, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:09 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Nearly 5 lakh vaccinated in Gujarat on 1st day of drive for 15-18 age group

Over 4.94 lakh children in the age group of 15-18 years were on Monday administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on the first day of the week-long drive launched to cover nearly 36 lakh beneficiaries in the new category, the state health department said., as per PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:08 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Over 3,000 Noida teens take jab as Covid vaccination starts for 15+ age group

 Over 3,000 teenagers took their first jab across Gautam Buddh Nagar on Monday as anti-coronavirus vaccination started for the 15-18 age group in the district, officials said. The vaccines were administered to them at 42 centres, including 27 government facilities, spread across Noida and Greater Noida, the officials said, as per PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 08:39 PM IST

Latest COVID-19 Updates: Jharkhand schools, colleges closed till January 15

Amid a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases, the Jharkhand government on Monday decided to re-impose pandemic-related restrictions, shutting down all educational institutions and tourist places till January 15.

Also Read | COVID-19: Jharkhand shuts schools, colleges till January 15; announces new curbs

Jan. 3, 2022 | 07:53 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: DDMA likely to consider more restrictions in Tuesday’s meeting

Amid rising coronavirus cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is expected to consider more restrictions -- to arrest the spread of the infection -- in its meeting scheduled on Tuesday, official sources said. Delhi added 4,099 new COVID-19 cases with positivity rate jumping to 6.46 percent in the past 24 hours, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 07:21 PM IST

Latest COVID-19 Updates: Jharkhand educational institutions to remain shut till further orders: Report

Jan. 3, 2022 | 07:13 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 37,84,212 children in 15-17 age group vaccinated till 7pm, as per CoWIN portal

Jan. 3, 2022 | 07:05 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: 3,80,133 children in 15 to 18 age group vaccinated till 5.30pm today in Karnataka: Report

Jan. 3, 2022 | 06:29 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Assam CM rolls out vaccination drive for 15-18 yr-olds

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday rolled out COVID-19 vaccination drive for teenagers in the age bracket of 15-18 years and announced plans to completely inoculate them within the next two months. Sarma launched the programme at Oil India Higher Secondary School at Duliajan, where 405 eligible school students were vaccinated, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 05:08 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: COVID-19 vaccination for 15-18 age group begins in Chhattisgarh

COVID-19 vaccination for 15-18 age group begins across 2,452 centres in Chhattisgarh.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 04:54 PM IST

COVID-19: Vaccination for 15-18 age group begins in Agra

Vaccination of children, aged 15 to 18, against the coronavirus began on Monday in Agra, even as the district recorded 33 new cases, officials said. "There are 32 centres for the vaccination of children in Agra city and in rural areas of the district. They can book their slots using the CoWIN portal," Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Arun Kumar Srivastava told PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 04:43 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: All Mumbai schools for Classes 1 to 9 and 11 shut till January 31

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, all schools for classes 1 to 9 and 11 to remain shut till January 31, said Civic official, as per PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 04:16 PM IST

Latest news on Omicron: Mumbai schools for Classes 1 to 9 closed till January 31, says report

"Maharashtra | Mumbai schools for classes 1 to 9 to be closed till 31st January, in view of rising COVID19 cases. School for classes 10 & 12 to continue: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMc)," ANI said in a tweet.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 04:04 PM IST

COVID-19 India Updates: Parents! Advise your children aged 15-18 to be vaccinated, says TN CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin tweeted: "Parents! Advise your children aged 15-18 #COVID19 to be vaccinated without any hesitation! Make sure you also get the 2 dose vaccine! It is your contribution to the people's movement that will save Tamil Nadu from the Corona!"

Jan. 3, 2022 | 04:01 PM IST

Latest news on Omicron: COVID-19 cases rising, lockdown last option, says Chhattisgarh CM

Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Monday chaired an emergency meeting of ministers, senior officials and asked district level authorities to increase testing and also impose restrictions on major public events to prevent crowding. Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly and it seems a third wave of infections is approaching, the CM said, but added that a lockdown will be the last option, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:59 PM IST

COVID-19 India Updates: Over 12.3 lakh children in 15-18 years group given COVID-19 vaccine doses till 3 pm: Govt

Over 12.3 lakh children have been administered COVID-19 vaccine doses across states/UTs till 3 pm on the first day of the inoculation drive of those in the age-group of 15 to 18 years on Monday, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:48 PM IST

Latest news on Omicron: 3 NIT Rourkela students test positive for COVID-19, says report

"3 students of NIT Rourkela (2 boys and one girl) test positive for Covid19; all three of them are in isolation and their health condition is stable, inform authorities," OTV said in a tweet.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:45 PM IST

COVID-19 India updates: Covid vaccination of 15-18 age group begins in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Monday launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive for adolescents aged 15-18 years from Sanatan Dharma Inter College in the Race Course area here. A total of 6,28,000 children in the state in the 15-18 age group will be administered the vaccine doses during the drive, Dhami said, as per PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:37 PM IST

Omicron live updates: Fresh restrictions, decision on Pune schools tomorrow, says Pune mayor: Report

"Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar to hold an important meeting to review the COVID situation in Pune tomorrow. Decision on fresh restrictions including regarding schools in Pune are expected: Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol," ANI said in a tweet.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:33 PM IST

COVID-19 India Updates: 1,83,242 children vaccinated in MP till 12 noon

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:31 PM IST

COVID-19 India update: Covid vaccination drive for 15-18 years age group launched in Nagaland

Along with the rest of the country, the COVID-19 vaccination drive for teenagers in the 15-18 age group was launched in Nagaland on Monday. Launching the drive at Dimapur District Hospital, Health Minister S Pangyu Phom said that the state has received 1.43 lakh doses, which will be distributed among all the districts, as per PTI report.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:29 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Free vaccination drive launched in country, says Pradhan

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:17 PM IST

COVID-19 India Updates: Jammu and Kashmir LG launches Covid vaccination drive for 15-18 age group

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive for beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group from a government school here on Monday, expressing confidence about completing the inoculation of the targeted 8.33 lakh population across the Union Territory in a week., PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:14 PM IST

COVID-19 India Updates: Haryana colleges shut till January 12, says higher education department: Report

"All universities and colleges (state/government or private) shall remain closed till 12th January for students. The staff shall attend colleges/universities as usual and online classes will take place regularly: Haryana Higher Education Department," OTV said in a tweet.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 03:10 PM IST

COVID-19 India updates: Himachal Pradesh CM launches vaccination campaign for 15-18 years age group from Mandi, says report

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:43 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Goa shuts down schools, colleges till January 26, says report

"Schools and colleges in #Goa will remain closed till January 26 in view of a surge in #COVID19 cases in the coastal state, Dr. Shekhar Salkar, a member of the Goa government's task force for Covid management said," IANS said in a tweet.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:38 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases: Over 100 Kolkata doctors test positive for COVID-19

Over 100 doctors in three different hospitals of Kolkata have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, a senior health official said on Monday. At least 70 doctors of Calcutta National Medical College and Hospital, 24 medical practitioners of Chittaranjan Seva Sadan and Shishu Sadan Hospital in Kalighat, and 12 of the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology have tested positive for the infection, the official told PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:36 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Vaccination for adolescents between 15-18 rolled out in Karnataka

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday launched the COVID-19 vaccination drive for adolescents in the age group of 15-18 years with a target of reaching 31.75 lakh beneficiaries. The Chief Minister launched the vaccination drive at BBMP Higher Primary and Pre-University College, Bairaveshwara Nagara, Moodalapalya in the city, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:34 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Puducherry CM kickstarts special drive to vaccinate children

 Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy on Monday kickstarted vaccination of children in the age group of 15 to 18 years against coronavirus at a school here. The initiative was started at the Thillayadi Valliammai Government High School in Kadirkamam, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:29 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Karnataka govt likely to announce more containment measures this week

Faced with fresh COVID-19 threats, the Karnataka government is considering more containment measures to control the spread of the virus and the state cabinet is likely decide in this regard, later this week after consulting experts, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:28 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Telangana Health Minister launches vaccination drive for 15-18 age group

Telangana Health Minister T Harish Rao on Monday launched the COVID-19 inoculation drive for children in the age group of 15-18 years at a health centre in the city. He said 1,014 vaccination centres have been started in the state for the 15-18 age group and observed that 18.70 lakh children are estimated to be eligible for receiving the shots in the state, as per PTI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:24 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases: 84% of cases reported in Delhi in the past 2 days were of the Omicron variant, says report

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:22 PM IST

COVID-19 Updates: Tamil Nadu CM launches vaccination drive for school children

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin launched a COVID-19 vaccination drive for those in the 15 to 18 years age group at a government school on Monday. He urged people to diligently follow precautions and the government's instructions on COVID-19 and its variants, particularly the highly transmissible Omicron, and said face mask and vaccine serve to protect one from the infection for now, PTI reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:19 PM IST

COVID-19 Cases: Omicron-led third wave to end in April, says IIT Professor: Report

Professor Manindra Agarwal of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has said that the third wave of the pandemic will end by April, the Business Standard reported.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:15 PM IST

Centre should allow Covid vaccination for 12-15 age group: Maharashtra health minister

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said the state has congratulated the Centre for starting the COVID-19 vaccination of children in the 15-18 age group, but at the same time also requested it to allow those in the 12-15 age bracket to get inoculated, PTI reported.

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Jan. 3, 2022 | 02:08 PM IST

Omicron, Covid Cases: Vaccination for children began today across India

Covid vaccination for children of the 15-18 age group began on Monday. Vaccination centres across India are providing Covid vaccination shots. The process of vaccinating children began as a precautionary measure against the rising Omicron cases in the country. Covid vaccine registration can be done through the CoWIN platform. An onsite registration option is also available.

Delhi Covid Cases: A record surge in Covid 19 Omicron cases Delhi was witnessed in recent days. Vaccination centres at Fortis hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and other areas began administering Covaxin vaccine shots to children, officials said.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 01:52 PM IST

India Covid Cases: Students gets vaccinated against surge of Covid in Madhya Pradesh

Covid Vaccine Registration Jabalpur: Dipanshi Patel, a Class 12 student of Maharani Laxmi Bai Kanya Higher Secondary School, Jabalpur, said that getting vaccinated will help her overcome Covid-induced challenges in her studies.

Covid vaccination campaigns for 15 to 18-year-olds have been launched in the state of Madhya Pradesh, tweeted Kunwar Vijay Shah, Madhya Pradesh minister. 


Jan. 3, 2022 | 01:19 PM IST

Karnataka Covid Cases: Private schools concerned over Covid, Omicron in Bangalore

Covid News in Bangalore: As Covid cases in Bengaluru is increasing, many private schools are concerned about low attendance in offline classes, while some have deferred the reopening of schools after Christmas vacation. According to many schools, parents are not entertaining the idea of resuming physical classes after Christmas vacation as Bengaluru Covid cases are on the rise, reported the Times of India. 

Delhi Public Schools have decided to continue both online and offline in order to avoid forcing parents to send their wards for offline classes. 

Current Covid Cases in Bangalore (Omicron): Omicron in Bangalore has increased to eight, out of which five are international travellers. 10 new cases of Omicron have been reported in Karnataka on January 2. The total number of Omicron cases in Karnataka is now 76, said Sudhakar K, minister of health and family welfare, Karnataka. 

Jan. 3, 2022 | 12:43 PM IST

Covid 19 Cases in Maharashtra: 17 dental college students in Nashik tested corona positive

Covid Cases in Nashik: As many as 17 dental college students in Nashik were tested for Covid, and got corona positive reports on Sunday. Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) health officials say that these students recently moved to the college hostel, reported the Times of India

"Those students who tested positive are asymptomatic, and their health condition is normal. They are now under quarantine in hostel rooms," Ajita Salunke, medical superintendent of NMC, told TOI

According to various media reports, Maharashtra minister, Vijay Wadettiwar cited a possible lockdown in Maharashtra. 

Jan. 3, 2022 | 12:12 PM IST

Covid Cases in India Today: Covid cases at IIT Kharagpur on the rise

In the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur campus, 43 students have been tested corona positive till Sunday. The number of Covid cases is doubling in a span of two days, said an official of the institute, reported the Telegraph India. The Covid cases saw a significant rise after the IITK convocation event that was held on the campus on December 18.

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Omicron cases in India are increasing with states across the country reporting more Omicron cases each day. Vaccination for children aged 15-18 has begun. 

Covid Cases in India in Last 24 Hours Today: India reported 22,781 new cases, making the total number of active Covid cases in India 1,45,582  as of January 3, 2022, 8:00 AM as per data shared by mygov.in.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 11:37 AM IST

Covid Vaccination for Children in India: Covid vaccine registration and vaccination drive starts in Jammu and Kashmir

Covid Cases News: COVID 19 vaccination for children in the age group of 15-18 years starts in Jammu and Kashmir, reports ANI. 

Apart from online registration in the CoWIN platform at www.cowin.in, students can also get vaccinated through onsite registration. Both government and private vaccination centres are instructed to facilitate onsite registration facilities. Vaccination report download can be done through the CoWIN platform. Vaccination certificate will be reflected after getting vaccinated. Citizens including the 15-18 age group children are entitled to free Covid vaccination. 

Jan. 3, 2022 | 11:05 AM IST

Schools Closing News Today: Rajasthan schools shut for Classes 1 to 8 till January 9

The Rajasthan government has announced that schools in Jaipur for Classes 1 to 8 will remain shut from January 3 to January 9. The district collectors have been given the authority to decide if schools need to be shut down according to the cases in the district, as per reports.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 11:02 AM IST

Covid Vaccination Drive: Goa aims to vaccinate all 72,000 children

The Goa government is aiming to inoculate all 72,000 children in the 15-18 age group against COVID-19 with the first dose in the next four days after vaccination opens for them on Monday, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Sunday.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 11:01 AM IST

Assam Class 10, 12 students to be vaccinated before board exam 2022

Assam's Education Minister Ranoj Pegu has announced that the state government plans to vaccinate school students before Class 10, 12 board exams 2022, which is likely to be held in March or April. Covid vaccination for children begins today.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:56 AM IST

How to register, check vaccination centre, download vaccine certificate

Covid vaccination registration can be done on the government’s vaccination portal Co-WIN or walk-in at the centres. Can check Covid vaccination centre nearby and download vaccine certificate by visiting cowin.gov.in. 

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:48 AM IST

Tamil Nadu Covid Cases: No offline classes for students up to Class 8

Tamil Nadu government has stopped physical classes for students of Classes 1 to 8 till January 10. But offline classes will continue for students of classes 9 to 12, and colleges following all Covid protocols,

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:44 AM IST

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate: Kerala to vaccinate 15 lakh children

COVID vaccination for children in the 15-18 age group has started today. We've seen a very good response from parents and children so far. We've 15 lakh such children in Kerala and we hope to vaccinate them within 10 days: State Health Minister Veena George, as per ANI.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:38 AM IST

Gujarat govt launches special vaccination drive; to cover 36 lakh children

A special COVID-19 vaccination drive for children in the 15 to 18 age group was launched across Gujarat on Monday morning, with the state health department setting a target to cover 36 lakh beneficiaries in the category in one week. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel launched the drive at a school in Koba area of the state capital Gandhinagar.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:34 AM IST

Omicron tally in India rises to 1,700

A total of 1,700 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected across 23 states and Union Territories so far, out of which 639 have recovered or migrated, according to the Union health ministry's data updated on Monday. Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 510 cases, followed by Delhi (351), Kerala (156), Gujarat (136), Tamil Nadu (121) and Rajasthan (120).

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:31 AM IST

Omicron cases in India: Karnataka reports 10 more Omicron cases; tally now 76

Ten more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka, the State's Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Monday. This takes the state's Omicron tally to 76. "Ten new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Karnataka on Jan 2nd taking the tally to 76. Bengaluru: 8 cases (of which 5 are international travellers).

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:29 AM IST

Covid vaccination begins for children; Need to hold vaccination on war footing, says MP CM Chouhan

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid emphasis on conducting vaccination against the viral infection on a war footing as the drive to inoculate children in the 15 to 18 years age group began on Monday.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:04 AM IST

Haryana schools closed from today

Haryana government has announced to shut schools from today till January 12. All schools, colleges, other educational institutions will also be closed as per the revised guidelines issued on January 1, as per reports.

Jan. 3, 2022 | 10:01 AM IST

COVID vaccination for children; new vaccine guidelines

The ministry of health and family welfare issued guidelines for Covid vaccination for children of 15 to 18-year-old.

  • Children who are 15 years or older — all those born in 2007 or before — can register on the Co-WIN portal.
  • Online Covaxin booking can be done through either an existing Co-WIN account or by making a new account.
  • Those eligible can also register on-site. The verifier or vaccinator can do this in facilitated registration mode.
  • Only Covaxin will be administered to this age group.
Jan. 3, 2022 | 09:58 AM IST

Covid vaccination for children begins today

Covid vaccination for children of age group 15 to 18 years will commence today. Covid vaccination registration will be online on the government’s vaccination portal Co-WIN or walk-in at the centres. Meanwhile, Covid-19 registration in Delhi begun on January 1, 2022. Covid-19 vaccine certificate download pdf: The vaccine certificate can be downloaded from the CoWin platform. Visit cowin.gov.in for Covid-19 vaccine certificate.

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Jan. 3, 2022 | 09:48 AM IST

West Bengal schools shut down; Covid restriction imposed in state

The West Bengal government is shutting all schools, colleges educational institutions from today, January 3, 2022. The state government has also ordered that the government and private offices will function with 50% capacity. Night curfew has also been imposed between 10  pm to 5 am, as per various media reports. These strict COVID regulations have been initiated due to the rising number of Covid cases across the state

Jan. 3, 2022 | 09:45 AM IST

Covid-19 cases in India: Odisha withholds decision to reopen schools for Classes 1 to 5

Due to surge in Odisha Covid-19 cases, the Odisha government on Sunday said that it was withholding its decision to reopen schools for students of Classes 1 to 5 from Monday. Odisha schools were scheduled to open on January 3 as per the directions of the chief minister. Physical classes were planned to be resumed in about 27,000 schools in Odisha. However, physical classes for students of classes 6 to 10 will continue

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