Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 situation in the country, Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, on March 01 said that in guise of Lord Hanuman, PM Modi brought 'sanjeevani booti' for common people to eliminate COVID-19. "Prime Minister has set a precedent by taking COVID-19 Vaccine today. The indigenous vaccine is a living example of self-reliant India. In guise of Lord Hanuman, Prime Minister has brought in 'sanjeevani booti' for common people to eliminate COVID-19," said MoS Health.
Surge testing has begun in South Gloucestershire after two cases of the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 were found. Residents who live within five postcode areas and are aged over 16 with no symptoms, are being urged to come forward for testing. The two cases of the new variant are from one household and originate from an individual who travelled back from Brazil on 10 February - five days before the quarantine hotel policy was introduced. The two cases are among three that have been detected in England so far, with authorities now trying to find the currently unidentified third that is not believed to be linked. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi has said the surge testing in South Gloucestershire is a "precautionary measure". Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a "massive effort" is under way to prevent new coronavirus variants spreading. "If you look at what we have done in the case of the South African variant, a massive effort went in there" he said, "The same is going on now to contain any spread of the Brazilian variant." Health officials are currently looking for a person in the UK who is infected with a worrying Brazil variant of Covid-19 in a bid to stop it spreading into the wider community. It is thought the individual was tested on February 12 or 13, possibly via a home postal test or a test collected from a local authority. The Prime Minister added that there is "no reason not to think that our vaccines are effective against these variants of concern at the present time" and Public Health England "don't think that there is a threat to the wider public". Mr Johnson made the comments during a visit to a primary school in Stoke-on-Trent ahead of all pupils returning to the classroom on March 8. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Free rapid Covid tests will be offered to the families of all pupils in England under plans to reopen schools from March 8th. Whole households, as well as those in childcare or support bubbles will be able to test themselves twice a week from home. Secondary and college pupils will receive three initial tests at school before taking them at home. Report by Fullerg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said authorities are working with the postal service to locate a person infected with a concerning variant of coronavirus first found in Brazil. It is thought the person was tested on February 12 or 13, possibly via a home postal test or a test collected from a local authority. The vaccines minister urged anyone tested within this time who has not had a result back, to contact 119. Report by Thomasl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
[NFA] Britain's Prime Minister announced on Sunday that the country had hit its first target to vaccinate 15 million of the most vulnerable people from COVID-19. But Boris Johnson acknowledged there is..