India reports another record daily Covid-19 cases as ICMR defends its Aug 15 vaccine target

July 5, 2020 11:11 pm0 comments
India reports another record daily Covid-19 cases as ICMR defends its Aug 15 vaccine target

(TibetanReview.net, Jul05’20) – Brushing aside scepticisms and criticism from the scientific community for its Aug 15 target for launching Covaxin, India’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said Jul 4 that its process was “in accordance with the globally accepted norms to fast-track the vaccine […]

Read more ›

Amid scepticism, Indian developer aims for Covid-19 vaccine by mid-August

July 4, 2020 10:08 pm0 comments
Amid scepticism, Indian developer aims for Covid-19 vaccine by mid-August

(TibetanReview.net, Jul04’20) – While all eyes are on the front-runner Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19, expected to be ready by the end of this year, an Indian developer has brought out a timeline to have one ready by mid-August, prompting skepticism among experts. Earlier, in a letter to hospitals that […]

Read more ›

Global Covid-19 tally crosses 11 million, 11 new cases among Tibetans in India in past week

9:29 pm0 comments
Global Covid-19 tally crosses 11 million, 11 new cases among Tibetans in India in past week

(TibetanReview.net, Jul04’20) – Global novel coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Jul 3, according to a Reuters tally, which is based on government reports, marking another milestone in the spread of the China-unleashed pandemic that has killed more than half a million people in seven months. The United States makes […]

Read more ›

Record single-day spike in five of Indian states with highest Covid-19 cases

July 3, 2020 11:36 pm0 comments
Record single-day spike in five of Indian states with highest Covid-19 cases

(TibetanReview.net, Jul03’20) – India’s Covid-19 cases have not only soared by over 20,000 in a day for the first time but also five of the 10 states with the highest total number of cases have reported record single-day spikes. Data from India’s Ministry of Health show that the country had […]

Read more ›

Promising Covid-19 vaccine seen likely to become available before yearend

July 2, 2020 11:07 pm0 comments
Promising Covid-19 vaccine seen likely to become available before yearend

(TibetanReview.net, Jul02’20) – A potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University is not only considered safe even for people with a weak immune system but may become available earlier than expected, reported indianexpress.com Jul 2, citing the World Health Organisation (WHO). In fact, the WHO has identified the Oxford University-AstraZeneca […]

Read more ›

India allows free interstate movement under Unlock-2 amid continuing high Covid-19 cases

July 1, 2020 9:52 pm0 comments
India allows free interstate movement under Unlock-2 amid continuing high Covid-19 cases

(TibetanReview.net, Jul01’20) – India announced Jun 30 further opening of activities while making it clear that the Covid-19 lockdown will continue in the containment zones till Jul 31. Issuing guidelines for the month-long ‘Unlock 2’ – the “phased re-opening” of activities that had been barred to contain the coronavirus spread […]

Read more ›

WHO warns that Covid-19 pandemic is speeding up globally, not even close to ending

June 30, 2020 10:34 pm0 comments
WHO warns that Covid-19 pandemic is speeding up globally, not even close to ending

(TibetanReview.net, Jun30’20) – “We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is that this is not even close to being over. Although many countries have made some progress globally, the pandemic is actually speeding up,” bbc.com Jun 29 […]

Read more ›

WeChat, popular with Tibetans, among 59 apps banned by India on national security grounds

9:45 pm0 comments
WeChat, popular with Tibetans, among 59 apps banned by India on national security grounds

(TibetanReview.net, Jun30’20) – Tibetan activists and groups have long campaigned to get fellow-Tibetans to boycott the popular Chinese social media app WeChat because it is monitored and censored by the Chinese government, resulting in many in Tibet being persecuted. But its popularity continued among exile Tibetans because there was little […]

Read more ›

India, among the worst Covid-19- hit, seeing most rapid increase in cases

June 28, 2020 11:31 pm0 comments
India, among the worst Covid-19- hit, seeing most rapid increase in cases

(TibetanReview.net, Jun28’20) – The Covid-19 pandemic is growing fastest in South Asia and South America which have become the new epicentres. And both within South Asia and within countries on the top 20 global lists of cases and deaths, India is among those in which the disease is gaining ground […]

Read more ›

WHO says covid-19 vaccine could be ready in less than a year as new cases hit a new daily record

June 27, 2020 11:13 pm0 comments
WHO says covid-19 vaccine could be ready in less than a year as new cases hit a new daily record

(TibetanReview.net, Jun27’20) – The world may have a Covid-19 vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier, the IANS news service Jun 27 cited Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organisation as saying Jun 25, citing predictions from scientists. Ghebreyesus has made the remark during a […]

Read more ›