Serum Institute asks government for $403 million to boost AstraZeneca vaccine output
Wednesday, 7 April 2021 () The Serum Institute of India has asked the government for a grant of 30 billion rupees ($402.97 million) to increase its capacity to make AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine. It is seeking the money to ramp up monthly production to more than 100 million doses by the end of May, the government said in a statement on Wednesday, noting output was currently around 65-70 million doses a month.
Covid Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi says the government stands ready to take the advice of the MHRA on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.
The UK's medicines regulatory body is considering restricting the use of the vaccine in younger people amidst concerns about rare blood clots. Report...
As a mark of friendship and strong ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu, India gifted one lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Nepal Army on March 28. The nine packages of Covishield vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived in Kathmandu, via an Air India flight late in the evening. So far, India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to over 70 countries. India has also provided medical supplies to 150 nations in the fight during pandemic.
A consignment of Covishield vaccine, by Serum Institute of India, to be dispatched from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Denmark's Copenhagen as part of the 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The consignment will be loaded in A Qatar airways' flight to Doha scheduled to depart at 9.15 am on March 27. So far, India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to over 70 countries. India has also supplied medical supplies to 150 nations in the fight against pandemic.
Under-30s in the UK will be offered Pfizer or Moderna vaccines rather than the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns over a very rare risk of blood clots. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in the UK said there were still huge benefits of the vaccine in preventing Covid-19, and has not concluded that the vaccine causes rare clots, although it says the link is getting firmer. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease doctor, hopes U.S. regulators will make a quick decision to lift a pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and get that vaccine "back on track," he said in an interview with Reuters on Thursday. Gloria Tso reports.
Migrant workers in large numbers are returning to their hometowns due to prevailing COVID situation. Lucknow's bus stand was crowded with workers returning from Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Several workers have lost their jobs due to pandemic.
Amid growing cases of coronavirus, Haryana government decided has decided to vaccinate protesting farmers and also test them for coronavirus. "It is my duty to worry about everyone in Haryana. Farmers are protesting here in large numbers. We have decided to vaccinate them and get them tested for COVID-19,"said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.
More than 10 million people in the UK have now received their second dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to Government figures.The milestone means that more than 19% of all adults in the country have..
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