The UK government has unveiled its 10-year drug strategy, with the "largest ever increase" in funding for drug treatment.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday said that 85 per cent of India's eligible adult population has received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
A further 90 cases of the new Omicron Covid variant have been reported in the UK, taking the total to 336, British health authorities have confirmed.
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday asked the authorities at national capital's IGI Airport to ease passenger hassles by introducing more Covid testing facilities.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said on Monday that it has provided documents to India's regulator for the registration of Sputnik M, the vaccine for adolescents aged 12-17.
The Indian Medical Association has demanded a booster dose for healthcare, frontline workers and immuno-compromised individuals to augment their immunity amid the Omicron threat.
The Omicron variant, with more than 30 mutations on its spike protein, may not be as dangerous as the Delta and Alpha and other variants of coronavirus, which has so far claimed more than five million
Harbin, capital of China's Heilongjiang province, has designated five more neighbourhoods as medium-risk areas for Covid-19 due to a spike in the number of confirmed cases.
The Karnataka health department is awaiting the genome sequencing test results of five persons who came in contact with a doctor infected with the Omicron Covid variant.
Early data on the Omicron Covid-19 variant is "a bit encouraging" and does not indicate a great degree of danger, says Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious disease expert.
Two relatives of the Gujarat's first Omicron case, a Zimbabwe resident in Jamnagar, were diagnosed as Covid positive on Sunday, and have been isolated and their samples sent for genome sequencing.
The number of Omicron Covid-19 variant cases in Israel have rose from seven to 11, the Israeli Health Ministry has said in a statement.