India’s Covishield ratified by Nepal, requests 1.2 crore doses

Covishield

Covishield—A COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by India has reportedly been ratified by Nepal. Covishield has been developed by the Oxford University and AstraZeneca jointly and is being manufactured by the Indian Institute of Serum located in Pune. Significantly, Nepal has expressed confidence in India’s vaccine over China’s vaccine despite tensions in recent relations with India and its linkages to China. However, this approval is seen as a good sign for the future relationship between India and Nepal. According to the sources, about 1.2 crore doses of the vaccine have been requested…

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Do You Need The Vaccine If You Have Already Recovered from Covid-19?

Corona Vaccine

It has been advised by the Union health ministry that those who have recovered from COVID-19, doesn’t matter a few days ago or months ago, should also get vaccinated, as there is no certainty that for how long the natural immunity will last or how strong it is. The logic behind getting a vaccine for coronavirus is that the antibody levels begin to deplete after a few months and leaving people susceptible to catch the virus a second time (approximately three to four months after the first. It has been…

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All You Need to Know About India’s First COVID-19 Vaccination Drive: Starting from January 16

Vaccination Drive

India’s first COVID-19 vaccination drive will begin on 16 January 2021. This decision was taken by the government on a Saturday meeting where Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the status of corona cases in India and the level of preparedness for it across states and union territories. But before that, there are a few queries of people which should be sorted out and some information which has to be necessarily shared among people regarding the vaccination drive. Here is everything you need to know about the covid vaccination drive: How…

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Health Minister reviews the preparation of vaccination as Centre set to approve vaccines today

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From 2nd January, a dry-run of the coronavirus vaccine will be conducted throughout the country. Regarding this, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will conduct a meeting on Friday to review the preparations. The meeting is very crucial as today another meeting is slated regarding the emergency approval of two coronavirus vaccines. The meeting will consider giving emergency use to Oxford-AstraZeneca produced CoviShield and COVAXIN of Bharat BioTech. In a virtual meeting with the Delhi government through video conferencing, the Health Minister asserted that preparations for vaccination of the first…

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Government launches CoWIN challenge to improve vaccine rollout system, prizes up for grabs up to ₹40 lakh

CoWIN

A ‘CoWIN’ Challenge has been launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare co-ordinating with Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This challenge has been launched to improve the system of the COVID-19 Vaccine Intelligence Network (CoWIN). The challenge will be on a digital platform that is intended to be used as an effective rollout method and enhance the mechanism for nationwide COVID-19 vaccine delivery system. According to the information, the winners of this Challenge will be awarded gifts worth of ₹3.85 crore. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad…

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PM Modi makes big announcements regarding COVID-19 vaccine after ‘All-Party’ meeting, read here

PM Modi

On Friday, PM Modi led ‘all-party’ meeting was organized in which several important topics were discussed including the COVID-19 vaccine. Members of Parliament of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha took part in this important ‘all-party’ meeting. Significantly, some prominent leaders of the opposition parties too participated. PM Modi made some big announcements regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, after the meeting. He said that a potential vaccine is expected to roll out in a few weeks of time. PM Modi also specified that on a prior basis, the vaccination will be…

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UK Approves the First Covid-19 Vaccine in The World – Pfizer-BioNTech

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Affected immensely with Covid-19, UK became the first country to approve a Covid vaccine by clearing Pfizer Inc and BioNtech SE’s shot. The vaccine will be available in Britain by 15th of december. Hailing the decision, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the Coronavirus vaccine will be made available across the country from next week. PM Johnson took to Twitter and wrote, “It’s fantastic that @MHRAgovuk has formally authorized the @Pfizer/@BioNTech_Group vaccine for Covid-19. The vaccine will begin to be made available across the UK from next week,” tweeted…

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‘Compulsory community service’ at Covid-19 centers for those not wearing masks: Gujarat High Court

Community Service India

On Wednesday, the High Court of Gujarat ordered the local government to obligate community service at the patient care center of COVID-19 along with charging a fine, for the people who breach the guideline of wearing masks on public premises. This decision was taken by a bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala. The bench mentioned in an order that the COVID-19 patient care center should impose a duty on the violators under the community service rules for up-to 15 days. The duty must be served for…

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Random testing on the Delhi-Noida border results in three positives on Day 1

Delhi Covid

Random COVID-19 testing on the Delhi-Noida border found three citizens, traveling from Noida to Delhi, as positive for the virus. This was the first day of the random testing for coronavirus on the Delhi-Noida border. Around 165 tests based on rapid antigen technology were carried out on two locations of Delhi-Noida cross-line. Eleven samples were tested to be positive, out of which three samples were of people entering Noida from the capital. Whereas, at the DND flyway, total eighty-one samples were tested and one sample tested positive. At the cross-line…

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Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 Drug Shows 95% Efficacy

Covid Vaccine

There is a race against time going on between the pharmaceutical companies to develop COVID-19 drug and Pfizer is one of the first to release its data after the completion of successful trials. It is to be noted that they’ve got 95% efficacy and are looking forward to getting hold of an emergency use authorization from the American government. Moving on, the data shows that out of a total of 43,000 volunteers, only 170 got negative effects out of which 162 were given a placebo and the rest 6 were on…

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