Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech has claimed that the vaccine is 77.8% effective overall against Covid-19 after analysing results for its phase 3 trials.
Bharat Biotech also claimed that Covaxin provides 65.2% protection against the Delta strain, which was a main driving factor behind India's second wave and is currently the most dominant coronavirus variant in India.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has indicated that Covid vaccines could become mandatory for all NHS staff.
"We haven't made a final decision about whether we're going to make is compulsory, as we have in the care sector, but our direction of travel is to do so," he said. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
In a big development today, the Subject Expert Committee on Covid-19 has granted emergency use approval to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for children in the 2-18 years age group. Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has reached Tikoniua to pay last respect to farmers who were killed in the October 3rd violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. Watch the video for this and more news at 2 PM.
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Actor Ananya Panday has skipped appearing for questioning by the Narcotics Control Bureau today in connection with a drugs case that involves Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan.
#AnanyaPandey #AryanKhan #NCB
Amid legal troubles for Shah Rukh Khan after his son got embroiled in a drug related case, a Diwali commercial featuring the superstar has been released. SRK appears in the Cadbury advertisement and delivers a warm message supporting local business. This ad has also divided the internet once again.
#Diwali #SRK #VocalForLocal
Today, firing resumed at the encounter site in Bhata Durian forest of Mendhar. The nearby forest areas adjoining Surankote of Poonch and Thanamandi in Rajouri district in J&K are also witnessing a massive search operation.
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The Taliban, which ovethrew Afghanistan's democratic government and seized power in August, have applauded Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements on the possibility of the group being removed off the terror list.
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The country registered 41,649 lakh fresh cases and 593 deaths. So far, 4.23 lakh people have died of Covid in the country. Kerala contributed 20,772 cases to the country's daily numbers. More than 37..