PM Narendra Modi takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, urges people to go for vaccination

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (March 1, 2021) took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. The Prime Minister also took to Twitter and informed, ”Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked … Read more PM Narendra Modi takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, urges people to go for vaccination

COVID-19: Bharat Biotech confirms deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin

New Delhi: Bharat Biotech on Friday announced that it will supply 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ to Brazil during the second and third quarters of the current year. “The company is delighted to partner with Brazil in its battle against Covid-19 and aid its immunization program against the virus. It has signed … Read more COVID-19: Bharat Biotech confirms deal with Brazil to supply 20 million doses of Covaxin

Coronavirus | Working hours of courts curtailed in 5 Maharashtra districts

The judicial working hours in Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana, Akola and Washim districts will be restricted to five hours a day — from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mumbai In the wake of curbs imposed by the Maharashtra government in Amravati, Yavatmal and some other places due to spike in … Read more Coronavirus | Working hours of courts curtailed in 5 Maharashtra districts

Lack of clarity on Covid vaccines’ safety may derail India’s next phase of inoculation

New Delhi: Nearly a month after India started its vaccination drive, there is still no clarity if the vaccines can be administered to immunocompromised people and patients on blood thinners. This could mean a large section of the people with comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease — who are among the priority groups … Read more Lack of clarity on Covid vaccines’ safety may derail India’s next phase of inoculation

Bharat Biotech applies for emergency use authorization of Covaxin in Philippines

New Delhi: As part of the globalization of India-developed COVID-19 vaccine, India’s Bharat Biotech has applied for “Emergency use authorization” (EUA) in the Philippines. EUA was filed earlier this month in the country and is the first international regulatory filing for Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN. Once approved by the local regulator, India is expected to donate … Read more Bharat Biotech applies for emergency use authorization of Covaxin in Philippines

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres lauds India’s COVID vaccine efforts, makes this remark

NEW DELHI: Calling for India to play a major role in global vaccination campaign, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday (January 29) termed the vaccine production capacity of India as the ‘best asset’ that the world has today. Addressing reporters here, the UN chief said, “I know that in India there is a very … Read more United Nations chief Antonio Guterres lauds India’s COVID vaccine efforts, makes this remark

Lancet Publishes Data from Bharat Biotech’s Phase 1 Trial, Developers Hail Move

Putting to rest concerns raised after its emergency approval earlier this month, the Lancet Infectious Disease journal published a study that said Covaxin – India’s first indigenous vaccine against Covid-19 – showed enhanced immune response without any serious side effects in the participants enrolled for the phase 1 trials. The study comes at a time … Read more Lancet Publishes Data from Bharat Biotech’s Phase 1 Trial, Developers Hail Move

Pfizer wants India to order Covid-19 vaccine before pursuing approval | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Pfizer Inc will pursue its request for India to approve its Covid-19 vaccine if the government commits to buying shots, the US drugmaker told Reuters on Monday, even as global supplies tighten. Pfizer was the first company to seek emergency-use authorisation (EUA) for a Covid-19 vaccine in India, but the government this month … Read more Pfizer wants India to order Covid-19 vaccine before pursuing approval | India News – Times of India

COVID-19 active caseload further dips to 1.81% of total cases

The COVID-19 active caseload in the country has further reduced to 1,92,308 comprising 1.81% of the total infections, with Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal accounting for 73% of the total active cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. The Ministry said that as on date, a total of 8,06,484 beneficiaries have … Read more COVID-19 active caseload further dips to 1.81% of total cases

India’s Bharat Biotech seeks Bangladesh trial for COVID vaccine

DHAKA: India’s Bharat Biotech has applied to conduct trials in Bangladesh for its coronavirus vaccine recently approved for emergency use at home, a senior official at Bangladesh’s main medical research body told Reuters. If allowed to go ahead, this would be the first trial of any coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh and could give the densely-populated … Read more India’s Bharat Biotech seeks Bangladesh trial for COVID vaccine