India set to approve its first Covid vaccine; nationwide dry run tomorrow
Friday, 1 January 2021 A day ahead of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination dry run, the Indian drug regulator's expert panel on Friday cleared the decks for emergency use authorisation for the vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University. The vaccine, which is being produced locally under the name of Covishield by Serum Institute of India, will now be given the final go-ahead by DGCI.
As the dry run for COVID-19 vaccination began in India on January 2, beneficiaries reached to their respective health centre across the country. The objective of the dry run is to gear up the country for roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine. The activity is proposed to be conducted in all the State Capitals...
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Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, on January 28, briefed media about the ongoing COVID vaccination drive. While addressing the media, Bhushan informed that over 25 lakh vaccine doses have been administered so far, as per data available till 2 pm today. He also said that the number of active cases are declining and there are 1,75,000 active cases in the country as of now. "A steady and declining trend is being exhibited," said Bhushan.
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Nepal launched Covid-19 immunisation after India sent vaccines. India sent 10 lakh doses of Covishield vaccines to Nepal as a gift. Nepal PM Oli thanked India and PM Modi for the vaccine consignment. The Serum Institute of India has tied up with AstraZeneca to manufacture Covishield. Thousands of Nepalese frontline workers are set to be vaccinated. Nepal PM said talks are on with India to get more vaccines at a proper price. Oli said, “We got an early chance to administer the Covid-19 vaccine. For this, I thank our neighbouring nation India, its government, the people, and especially Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They sent 10 lakh doses of vaccines to us as a grant within a week of the roll-out in India.” Meanwhile, China is yet to get clearance for its Sinopharm vaccine in Nepal. Nepal has had over 2.7 lakh total covid cases and over 2,000 deaths. Watch the full video for more.
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India once again established its position as a reliable partner in Covid-19 assistance. It dispatched Covishield to Bahrain and Sri Lanka under the Vaccine Maitri Initiative. Sri Lanka to receive a consignment of 50,400 doses, while Bahrain to get 10,800 doses. Covishield developed by Serum Institute of India was loaded to cargo aircraft at Mumbai. The cargo aircraft left Mumbai airport as per schedule at 7:55 am for Manama. The vaccine consignment for Colombo, which delayed for 15 minutes, left at 9:00 am. Meanwhile, India has supplied vaccines to its neighbours under neighbourhood first policy. Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh received vaccines. India sees international cooperation in the area of fight against Covid-19 as its duty. New Delhi has played the role of the first responder in the region.
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Serum Institute of India's vaccine consignment arrived at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on January 28. The consignment containing COVID-19 vaccine will be dispatched to Bahrain and Colombo today. India is helping other countries with the import of COVID vaccine amid the pandemic.