Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 03. Pramod Sawant took the Covishield jab at PHC Sankhali. CM further urged people to come forward and get vaccinated to eradicate the spread of COVID-19 from Goa. He said, "I appeal to all those eligible to come forward and get vaccinated. This will help us to eradicate COVID-19 from Goa."
India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the island nation Saint Lucia. The consignment of coronavirus vaccine reached under India's 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The 40,000 doses of 'Made in India' coronavirus vaccines also arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was received by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on March 01. They received Serum Institute of India (SII)'s Covishield doses today. Earlier, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under the 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress leader Manish Tewari has lashed out at the government over the approval given to Covaxin for the first phase of trials. The Congress leader raised questions over the efficacy of the indigenously developed Covaxin, which is in the third phase of trials and has been cleared for restricted emergency use by the Drugs Controller General of India. ‘Government should act in a manner whereby there's complete confidence in people. You can't use rollout as phase 3 trial, Indians are not guinea pigs,’ Manish Tewari said. The former minister’s remarks come after government hinted that people will not be allowed to choose from the two vaccines recently approved. The first phase of coronavirus vaccination is all set to begin on 16th January, 2021. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Government of India announced the launch date of its mass immunisation programme against Covid-19. The vaccinations will begin on January 16, 2021. On January 3, India's drug regulator DCGI had cleared 2 vaccines - Covaxin and Covishield - for emergency use. Covaxin, made by Bharat Biotech, will be used under clinical trial conditions, as per the government. Covishield was developed by Oxford university and pharma major AstraZeneca, and is being made in India by Serum Institute of India (SII). Around 30 crore people are being targeted for vaccination in phase 1. These include healthcare staff, frontline workers like police, those aged above 50, and those aged below 50 but with co-morbidities. Watch the full video for more.
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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.
Indian Council of Medical Research DG, Balram Bhargava announced that the Covaxin is successful in tackling UK strain. He further informed that UK variant strain is now present in 70 countries and 164 cases have been identified in India. "UK variant strain is now present in 70 countries and we've identified 164 cases of it in India. We were able to find the first case of the UK variant on 22nd-23rd December. In a week's time, we were able to collect blood from these patients and culture the strain. We found that the neutralisation of UK strain was equivalent to Indian strains circulating in India. It's a very reassuring news that UK variant can be tackled by this vaccine," informed ICMR DG during a press briefing on January 28.
While addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on January 05, Secretary DHR and Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Professor Balram Bhargava said, "Drug Controller has requested manufacturers to provide SOPs and protocol for a clinical trial mode which means everyone will give their consent for the vaccine." "There will be no placebo. There will be closer follow up," ICMR DG added.
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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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The discovery of a new and more contagious COVID-19 variant derailed South Africa’s plans to begin immunising its health workers with the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which proved less effective against the new strain.
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Reports say filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Tapsee Pannu are facing tax raids in Mumbai. Tax officials are carrying out searches at properties in Mumbai and Pune this morning. Several production houses are being searched at nearly 20 locations in the 2 cities.
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Devotees flocked to lord Ganesha temple on the occasion of Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi on March 2. Priests performed special aarti on the special occasion. Entering into temple is restricted for the devotees amid increasing cases of COVID-19 in the city. The devotees of Lord Ganesha observe the monthly vrat on the Chaturthi and break their fast after sighting the Moon. This vrat is observed twelve times a year.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin in Delhi. The health minister was administered the vaccine dose at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. India..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS in New Delhi. PM Mod also appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry,..
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