1. People aged more than 60 years and those who are 45 plus and have comorbidities will be able to get a vaccine against Covid-19 at a government centre or a private hospital from March 1.
2. Maharashtra reported 8,807 new COVID-19 cases, 2,772 discharges, and 80 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the State Health Department
3. Delhi reported 200 new COVID-19 cases, 115 recoveries and two deaths in the last 24 hours.
4. Meanwhile, the Delhi government on Wednesday issued a list of guidelines to schools in the national capital for the assessment of the students up to Class 8 and ruled out offline examinations, asking teachers to grade the students on the basis of projects and assignments.
5. A total of 1,23,66,633 vaccine doses have been given to healthcare & frontline workers through 2,63,224 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today: Ministry of Health
6. Amid a spike in coronavirus infections in Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka and Telangana, the West Bengal government on Wednesday made it mandatory for passengers travelling in flights from these states to produce negative COVID-19 reports.
7. Harayana government decides to resume regular classes for students of Class 1 and Class 2, beginning March 1, the state government says
8. Vaccines will definitely prevent serious disease & therefore decease mortality as far as new (coronavirus) strain is concern… Currently, we have vaccines which efficacy is 70%, 80%, 90% so even if there is a slight fall in efficacy it will still be effective: AIIMS Director
9. Andhra Pradesh reports 94 new COVID-19 cases and 66 recoveries in the last 24 hours; no deaths reported in this period.
10. Kerala recorded 4,106 new cases of Covid-19 and 17 fatalities on Wednesday.