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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Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol said the fire at Serum Institute of India's Manjri plant has claimed five lives, and four others have been rescued safely. Mayor Mohol added that prima facie the people have been identified as labourers, who were working at the under construction building where fire broke out. The incident of fire at the Serum Institute of India did not affect the vaccines or the production facility of the company.
Pune Commissioner of Police Amitabh Gupta said that the Serum Institue of India's Manjri plant, where fire broke out, was an underconstruction facility for the production of Covishield vaccine. Preparation to begin the production at a later stage was ongoing, he added. Gupta further said that the main production was not going on there. The fire will douse in an hour, he added. "Fire broke out at Manjri plant. Production wasn't done there but preparation was on to begin it at a later stage. Fire fighting op is on, building has been vacated but we're re-checking. Fire will be doused in an hr. No problem at vaccine plant/storage," he said. In the latest development in the massive fire at Pune's Serum Institute of India, the vaccines and the vaccine manufacturing plant are safe. The incident of fire at the Serum Institute of India took place at Manjri Plant.
The second phase of India's covid vaccine drive is receiving an enthusiastic response. However, if you are hesitant about the vaccine since you are on medication or recently recovered from some serious illness or even Covid-19 for that matter, you may have some questions that we address in this video.
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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."
A massive fire broke out in a godown that belongs to Trimurti Decorators located in the Bibwewadi area of Pune today afternoon. At least six fire engines have been rushed to the spot. The cause of the..