Covid update: Virus on banknotes; 4th vaccine claims 90% efficacy; PM on cost
From a study on whether currency notes can be potent carriers of the virus, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with chief ministers to discuss a vaccine distribution plan - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.
A Bank of England study found that risk of infection from banknotes is low.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal got his first dose of Covid vaccine at the LNJP hospital. The Chief Minister’s parents were also vaccinated. Kejriwal has been receiving treatment for diabetes for the last 10 years and is thus eligible for inoculation in the ongoing phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive. President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several chief ministers have already received their first doses of the vaccine. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha took the first jab of COVID-19 vaccine at Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu on March 04. The second phase of vaccination against coronavirus began on March 01, which covers people above the age of 60 years and those above the age of 45 years with comorbidities.
Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey has said the UK's vaccination programme will help the economy bounce back sharply later this year towards levels seen before the crisis. The Bank's governor said the rapid rollout of the programme would help the economy recover from the start of the summer as it allows restrictions to be lifted and gives Britons more confidence to spend.
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Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, 'COVAXIN' has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. "Today is an important day for us, country and Indian science. COVAXIN has demonstrated an interim vaccine efficacy of around 80.6% in its Phase 3 clinical trial. The trials involved 25,800 subjects, the largest ever conducted in India, in partnership with ICMR," Bharat Biotech chairman Dr Krishna Ella.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a Covid shot this morning at Delhi's AIIMS hospital, becoming the first beneficiary in the second phase of nationwide vaccination against the coronavirus. PM Modi took a dose of the home-grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research.
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