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Can I take painkillers before or after a COVID-19 vaccine?

  • Don’t take them before a shot to try to prevent symptoms, but if your doctor agrees, it’s OK to use them afterward if needed.

  • The concern about painkillers is that they might curb the very immune system response that a vaccine aims to spur. Vaccines work by tricking the body into thinking it has a virus and mounting a defense against it. That may cause temporary arm soreness, fever, muscle aches or other symptoms of inflammation — signs the vaccine is doing its job.

Uttarakhand government releases new SOP ahead of Holi, Kumbh

  • Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases, the Uttarakhand government has released a new set of guidelines to be followed, which requires people to strictly adhere to COVID norms in view of Holi, Mahakumbh and other festivals.

  • According to the new SOP, the district administrations can reinstate containment zones. They have also been asked to impose penalties on people not complying with COVID norms, such as masks wearing and maintaining social distancing.

  • The Kumbh Mela is slated to be held from April 1 to 30 in Haridwar. The Uttarakhand government has decided to limit the Kumbh this year to 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Sunday had written a letter to Chief Secretary Uttarakhand in which he advised the state government to increase the number of RTPCR tests, to follow the standard operating procedures issued by the health ministry and to display signages to disseminate the main points of the SOPs.

More than half of Israelis receive both COVID-19 vaccine doses

Renewed surge in Covid-19 cases in the country matter of concern, but we have additional insurances this time to tackle that

– RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat, are reporting a surge in daily new cases. They together account for 80.63% of the new cases reported in the last 24 hours: Government of India

Harish Rawat, his family members test positive for COVID-19

  • Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has tested positive for COVID-19. Four members of Rawat’s family have also tested positive for the virus.

  • “I got myself tested. My test report came positive and four members of my family have also tested positive. Those who have come into my contact till noon today should kindly get themselves tested as this caution is a necessity,” he tweeted.

Telangana logs 493 fresh COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths push toll to 1,680

Punjab cases being reported daily in Ludhiana includes UK strain as well. Covid-19 situation is at its peak here. I urge people to abide by guidelines and night curfew to avoid any further strict measure

– Rakesh Agrawal, Commissioner of Police Ludhiana

US surpasses 30 million COVID-19 cases amid vaccinations

Maharashtra is at top of the country in the no. of COVID19 vaccine doses administered. We are also the first State to cross the 5 million doses benchmark: Dr Pradeep Vyas , Principal Secretary, Health, Maharashtra

India reports 53,476 new Covid-19 cases, 26,490 recoveries, and 251 deaths in the last 24 hours: Union Health Ministry

Total cases: 1,17,87,534
Total recoveries: 1,12,31,650
Active cases: 3,95,192
Death toll: 1,60,692
Total vaccination: 5,31,45,709

Districts administration, state govt agencies, private entities & other stakeholder concerned should take all necessary measures to promote COVID-19 appropriate behaviour in workplaces & in public, especially in crowded places, in view of rising no. of cases: Uttarakhand Govt

Thane district’s COVID-19 count up by 2,869, death toll by 10

Maharashtra: Till now, 2,03,000 people fined for not wearing masks, Rs 4.06 crores collected in fine

– PRO, Mumbai Police

Karnataka received 4 lakh doses of COVID19 vaccine late last night and another tranche of 12 lakh doses expected to arrive by this week. Measures have been taken to ensure that there is no shortage of vaccine in the State: Dr K Sudhakar, State Health Minister

Samples tested

Andamans: 2 new cases push COVID-19 tally to 5,041

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 124.6 million

  • The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 124.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.74 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 124,688,146 and 2,742,974, respectively.

  • The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 30,009,386 and 545,237, respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil follows in the second place with 12,220,011 cases and 300,685 fatalities.

Now, CoWIN does not schedule your second dose vaccination appointment automatically. You should schedule it yourself as per the recommended gap between the two doses of the vaccine

– RS Sharma, Chairman, Empowered Group on COVID vaccination

Mexico to speed up vaccine rollout, fearing risk of new COVID-19 wave

UK records 5,605 new Covid-19 cases, 98 deaths

One year late, virus-delayed Tokyo Olympic torch relay begins

  • The Tokyo Olympics torch relay kicked off Thursday, a year late and without spectators, heralding a major step towards the start of the coronavirus-delayed Games on July 23.

  • The rose-gold, cherry blossom-shaped Olympic torch was lit at the J-Village sports complex in Fukushima, which served as a base for operations responding to the 2011 nuclear disaster.

Canada adds blood clot warning to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

Canada’s health department said that it has updated the product label for AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine to provide information on very rare reports of blood clots associated with low levels of blood platelets.

China reports 11 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

UK could add France to ‘red list’ over variants: Boris Johnson

Britain could shortly place France on a travel red list and tighten Channel border controls due to the risk of new coronavirus variants, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

Brazil becomes 2nd nation to top 300,000 COVID-19 deaths

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