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Covid-19: Can our vaccine fight new strains? India to test

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 17 February 2021
The efficacy of the two Indian vaccines currently in use — Covishield and Covaxin — is likely to be tested against the Brazil and South Africa variants soon, scientists have said. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had announced on Tuesday that Pune-based National Institute of Virology was in the process of isolating and culturing the South African variant in its lab. The NIV has already readied a culture of the Brazilian variant for testing.
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NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul on February 16 informed 24 countries have been sent COVID19 vaccine from the Indian soil so far. "24 countries have been sent COVID19 vaccines from India so far," he said while addressing a press conference in national capital.

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