Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has become the first volunteer of the Covaxin in his state of Haryana. He was administered a trial dose of a coronavirus vaccine today in a hospital in the state's Ambala Cantonment. The third phase trial of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin began in Haryana today. Just days...
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of Covaxin on Friday. 67-year old Vij was administered the trial dose at the Civil Hospital at Ambala Cantt. On Wednesday, Vij had said the third phase of trial will begin in Haryana on Nov 20. Vij, an MLA from Ambala Cantt, had offered to be the first volunteer to get vaccinated. Covaxin, a potential vaccine against Covid, entered third phase of clinical trial. Covaxin is being developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR. Last month, the vaccine maker said it had completed interim analysis of Phase 1, 2 trials. The phase 3 trials will involve 26,000 volunteers across 25 centres in India. It is the largest clinical trial conducted for a Covid-19 vaccine in India.
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Health Minister of Haryana, Anil Vij was administered a trial dose of Covaxin, an under trial vaccine for COVID-19, at a hospital in Ambala on November 20. "It is a matter of pride for us that India has developed vaccine for a deadly virus. I have volunteered so that others too, come forward to volunteer without any fear," said Minister Anil Vij. Anil Vij had offered to be the first volunteer for the third phase trial of Covaxin, which started in the state today.
Trinamool Congress’ Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan has spoken on the ‘Love-Jihad’ law that has been proposed by some BJP ruled states. ‘Love is personal. Love and jihad can't go hand in hand. Who I love is personal and no one can have a say in that,’ The TMC MP said. Jahan, who has faced the ire of hardliners for wearing vermillion on her head, practising customs of a Hindu married woman, said that people need to stop using religion as a political tool. She added that some parties rake up such issues during elections and reminded them that India is a democracy and what you eat, who you marry are personal choices. Jahan also said that in West Bengal under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, there is no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, gender or religion and such the youth are not interested in such issues. This comes as some BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam & Haryana are mulling an anti ‘Love Jihad’ law. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Authorities in Gurugam city of Haryana on November 22 arrested two persons involved in making forged COVID-19 test reports at a fake lab. Few of the people, who obtained fake negative certificates from them, have even travelled to US, informed Gurugram's Drug Controller Officer Amandeep Chauhan, who also revealed that some fake positive reports were also sought for taking leaves from workplace. Since the pandemic started in the country, several incidents have emerged where fraudulent COVID certificates were issued.
Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. CNN reports the artist has had to cancel his performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday. Bad Bunny was scheduled to perform his hit "Dákiti" with Jhay Cortez live for the first time. The multi-platinum artist won two AMAs, "Favorite Male Artist -- Latin" and "Favorite Album -- Latin" for his sophomore solo album, "YHLQMDLG.
Stage artists in Odisha's Bhubaneswar are selling tea as COVID-19 impacted their career. Uarmi Satpathy and Anita Biswas have installed a tea stall and an attached vegetable shop to earn better and butter for their survival. Lakhs of people lost their jobs during the lockdown which was imposed to curb COVID-19 pandemic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a relaxation of Covid restrictions over Christmas, although details have not yet been finalised with the devolved administrations.
Addressing the nation virtually at the Downing Street press conference, he said: "I know that many of us want and need Christmas with our families, but this is not the moment to let the virus rip for the sake of Christmas parties.
"'Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be jolly careful, especially with elderly relatives." Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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The third-phase trial of Bharat Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Covaxin will begin from November 20. Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, hopes..
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