“South Africa Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine”

After struggling to greenlight an early Johnson & Johnson vaccination program for healthcare workers in South Africa, the country briefly banned the vaccine due to cases of rare blood clots. However, South Africa has decided to resume vaccination, as have regulators in European Union. The African nation is yet to report any cases of blood clots.

“18+ year olds can Register for Vaccination From April 28”

The Government recently opened up vaccination to all adults in the wake of the world’s worst COVID surge. Anyone above the age of 18 can register for their shots on the Aarogya Setu app or CoWin platform from April 28th, and get vaccinated from May 1st.

“Canada Bans Flights from India and Pakistan for 30 Days”

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases among South Asian nations, Canada moved to ban all flights coming from India and Pakistan for a period of 30 days staring today. India reported a global all-time high of 314,000 new infections in the last 24 hours.

“13 COVID patients from ICU Killed in Mahrashtra Hospital Fire”

As Maharashtra combats its second wave of coronavirus infections, a fire broke out in Vijay Vallabh Hospital, Virar causing the deaths of 13 patients. Dilip Shah, CEO of the hospital says that 90 patients were admitted at the time, and all fire safety norms had been followed”

“Pregnant Women Can Take the Vaccine” says CDC

Some promising news from the CDC stated that the benefits outweigh the risks when it comes to pregnant women getting vaccinated. Research has shown that mRNA vaccines are safe for preganant and breastfeeding women.

“Singapore Bans Travel from India Amid Spike in Cases”

Singapore Health Ministry has banned long-term visas and short-term visits from people with recent travel history to India. The move comes after 17 positive cases were found in a migrnat workers’ dormitory, most of whom were from India.

“Yediyurappa Discharged After Recovering from COVID-19”

78 year-old Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa was discharged from Manipal Hospital today after 9 days of recovering from COVID-19. “I am healthy now after the treatment. I have called cabinet meeting at 4 pm today,” ANI quotes him saying.