Hyderabad-based pharma company Bharat Biotech to conduct phase 3 clinical trial tests in October. Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh said around 3,000 people to be tested under the phase 3 trial of the vaccine candidate. Bharat Biotech is working with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to develop a vaccine candidate – Covaxin. The pharma company recently signed an agreement with the Washington University School of Medicine for an intranasal single-dose vaccine. Watch the full video for more details.
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With a spike of 80,472 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally has crossed 62-lakh mark on September 30. Total case tally now stands at 62,25,764 including 9,40,441 active cases, 51,87,826 cured/discharged/migrated. The total number of deaths from the disease in the country mounts at 97,497. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), A total of 7,41,96,729 samples tested for COVID, up to 29th September. Of these, 10,86,688 samples were tested yesterday.
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.
With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 61-lakh mark on Sep 29. Spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths reported in last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases, 51,01,398 cured/discharged/migrated and 96,318 deaths. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 7,31,10,041 COVID samples tested up to 28th September. Of these, 11,42,811 samples were tested on September 28. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India has witnessed close to 100% increase in recoveries in the past month. More than 83% of total cases (exceeding 50 lakhs) recovered and discharged. The active cases (lower than 10 lakhs) are a small proportion (less than 1/5th) of total cases.
With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 58-lakh mark on September 25. A spike of 86,052 new cases and 1,141 deaths reported in last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 58,18,571 including 9,70,116 active cases, 47,56,165 cured/discharged/migrated and 92,290 deaths. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), more than 13.80 lakh tests have been done in the last 24 hours.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video conference in New Delhi. "India is proud of the fact that it is one of the Founding Members of the United Nations. On this historic occasion, I have come to this global platform to share the sentiments of 1.3 billion people of India," said PM Modi. "If we were to make an objective assesment of the performance of UN over the last 75 years, we see several stellar achievements. But at the same time, there are also several instances that point to the need for a serious introspection of the work of the United Nations," PM Modi added.
The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NCMG) organised the 6th meeting of the Empowered Task Force (ETF) in New Delhi. The meeting chaired by the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was joined by officials from several central ministries, departments and the state governments for ensuring better coordination for Clean Ganga Mission. The NMCG under its Namami Gange project is also focusing on solid - liquid waste management in Ganga villages, afforestation and conservation of wetlands and traditional water bodies. The Minister has shown satisfaction on the ongoing Namami Gange projects in several states.
With the highest single-day spike of 16,922 cases and 418 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,73,105 on June 25. According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of Health..