10.41 lakh people vaccinated in the last six days; 787 minor side-effect cases recorded: Union Health Ministry

Covid-19 Vaccine

The campaign of COVID-19 vaccination in India has amassed significant momentum. Approximately 2.3 lakh frontline workers have been vaccinated in the last six days. Effectively, a total of 10.41 lakh people have been vaccinated within these six days. There have been 787 cases of side effects among the vaccinated but no major complication has been recorded yet. The officials of Union Health Ministry said that vaccination has been carried out successfully in parts of all the 27 states and union territories on Thursday. Among the vaccinated on this day, 187…

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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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‘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

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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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Serum Institute of India (SII) ready with 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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Pune-headquartered Serum Institute of India (SII) has already manufactured about 40 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The manufacturing is completed under the at-risk production and license of stockpiling from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). With assistance from the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), the Serum Institute Of India will target early access of the vaccine for the country. A few days back, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of SII, said that accessibility of a potential vaccine to fight the pandemic within the country may be possible early next…

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Another FIR lodged against Arnab Goswami, accused of assaulting a policewoman

Arnab Goswami

A fresh, second FIR was filed against Arnab within 24 hours of his arrest. The FIR is registered under Section 353 in Mumbai. Arnab is supposedly accused of ‘assaulting’ a policewoman. It is being reported that when the Raigad police reached Goswami’s house to arrest him, he assaulted the policeman by scuffling. On Wednesday, Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami was arrested by the Mumbai Police. Arnab is allegedly accused to abet designer Anvay Naik and his mother to commit suicide. Today at 4 PM, the application for bail of Arnab…

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