Health Ministry and ICMR briefed on the Covid-19 situation in India. Health Ministry’s Rajesh Bhushan said the number of recovered patients in India outnumbers active Covid-19 cases. The growth rate of Covid cases in India has now reduced to 3.24 %. ICMR said India is working on two indigenous...
Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava on September 29 said that 5-T strategy (Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology is to adhered to contain spread of COVID-19. "Since a large portion of the population is yet susceptible, prevention fatigue is to be avoided and 5-T strategy (Test, Track, Trace, Treat and Technology) is to be adhered," said Bhargava on Second Sero-survey.
Indian Council of Medical Research Director General Balram Bhargava on September 29 said that urban slum and urban non-slum areas had higher SARS_CoV_2 infection prevalence than that of rural areas. "As per ICMR's (Indian Council of Medical Research) second sero survey report, urban slum and urban non-slum areas had higher SARS_CoV_2 infection prevalence than that of rural areas," Bhargava added.
Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr Balram Bhargava said three vaccine candidates are at different clinical trial stages in India. Covid-19 vaccine candidates being manufactured by Cadila Healthcare and Bharat Biotech have completed the first phase of the trial while the Serum Institute of India (SII) will begin with Phase 3 trial after getting the nod, Balram Bhargava, ICMR’s director general, said during the health ministry’s briefing.The Pune-based Serum Institute will conduct the Phase 3 trial on 1,500 volunteers across 14 locations, Bhargava added.
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Indian Council of Medical Research second Sero Survey report revealed that considerable population still vulnerable to COVID-19, said Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on September 29. "ICMR's (Indian Council of Medical Research) second Sero Survey report reveals that a considerable population still vulnerable to COVID-19," said Bhushan.
Compounding alliance troubles for the Bharatiya Janata Party, a leader of the Lok Janshakti Party said that Chirag Paswan is the outfit's Chief Ministerial face for Bihar. The comment was made weeks before the state goes to polls. LJP is a constituent of the National Democratic Alliance which is currently in power in the state. The other members are BJP and the Janata Dal (United), and they have already declared that incumbent CM Nitish Kumar will continue to lead the alliance in the state. The NDA is yet to conclude seat-sharing talks, as well. Bihar will vote in 3 phases to choose MLAs to the 243-seat Assembly. Voting will be held on October 28, November 3 and 7 in the shadow of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Results of the elections will be announced by the Election Commission on November 10, 2020.
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The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that one million deaths from COVID-19 was "a very sad milestone", after many victims suffered "a terribly difficult and lonely death" and their families were unable to say goodbye.
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