Monday, November 30, 2020

PM to interact with more teams of Covid-19 vaccine developers

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
After his visit to three vaccine development centres, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on Monday scheduled to speak to three other teams involved in developing a Covid-19 vaccine.... read..

UK govt appoints vaccine rollout minister

London |Sunday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
The UK government has appointed Nadhim Zahawi, an MP for Stratford-on-Avon, as a new health minister to oversee rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in England, Downing Street announced.... read..

IMA offers free service for COVID-19 vaccine implementation programme

By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | November 29, 2020 10:12:44 PM IST
With talks about COVID-19 vaccines and their distribution gaining momentum, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, offering its services 'free-of-cost' for the effective implementation of the vaccine... read..

UP to have cold chain space for 1.23L litres of vaccine

Lucknow |Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government has launched a massive exercise to create storage space for the Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives.... read..

Chennai volunteer for SII's Covid vaccine claims Rs 5 cr compensation for health complications

Chennai |Sunday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
A city-based 40-year-old business consultant, who was a volunteer for the Covishield vaccine that is under development at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has sought Rs 5 crore compensation for the neurological complications he developed aft... read..

Centre seeks 300-400 mn vaccine doses, says SII's Poonawalla

Pune |Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
The Government of India is looking at getting 300-400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by July, which is being developed by an international health consortium that includes Punes Serum Institute of India (SII), a top official said here on Saturday.... read..

SII to seek emergency use authorisation for Covid vaccine in 2 weeks: Poonawalla

New Delhi |Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Serum Institute of India (SII) will seek emergency use authorisation for the AstraZeneca Covid 19 vaccine in about two weeks.... read..

PM reviews vaccine progress at Serum Institute in Pune

Pune |Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday evening visited the Serum Institute of India (SII) here, which is currently in the process of developing the much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine.... read..

UK secures another 2 million doses of Moderna vaccine against COVID-19

Europe | November 29, 2020 5:42:48 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The British government has secured another 2 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine and expects that around 3.5 million people will be able to get vaccinated, the government said in a Sunday statement.... read..

PM Modi to interact with three teams involved with developing COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow

New Delhi | November 29, 2020 7:12:38 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with three teams involved with developing a vaccine for COVID-19 tomorrow via video conferencing, Prime Minister's Office said in a statement on Sunday.... read..

PM Modi's visit at COVID-19 vaccine making units will lift morale of frontline warriors, says Cong's Anand Sharma

New Delhi | November 29, 2020 8:12:34 PM IST
Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Anand Sharma on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the units of three vaccine manufacturers in the country to review the progress of Covid-19 vaccine development and manufacturing process, will lif... read..

No correlation of vaccine trial with Chennai volunteer's side effect claim: SII on his legal notice

By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | November 29, 2020 10:12:36 PM IST
After a Chennai-based man claimed that he suffered neurological and psychological side effects after taking a shot of COVID-19 vaccine candidate Covishield during the human trial, being conducted by Serum Institute of India's (SII), the Pune-based company... read..

ASEAN distances from China's Covid vaccine diplomacy

New Delhi |Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
In a major setback to Chinas devious vaccine diplomacy, ASEAN members Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia on Friday sealed deals for procuring Covid-19 vaccines from Britain and the US.... read..

PM Modi visits Bharat Biotech vaccine facility, Zydus Biotech Park

Hyderabad (Telangana) | November 28, 2020 3:12:40 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the manufacturing facility of Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) in Telangana to review the development of its 'Covaxin' Covid-19 vaccine candidate.... read..

UK appoints minister for COVID-19 vaccine deployment

Europe | November 28, 2020 8:42:47 PM IST
London [UK], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): The United Kingdom has assigned Nadhim Zahawi as the minister responsible for COVID-19 vaccine deployment, the Prime Minister's Office said on Saturday.... read..

High storage cost of Ultra-Cold COVID-19 vaccines should not hinder use: WHO

Europe | November 28, 2020 3:42:43 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): The troublesome storing conditions of some candidate coronavirus vaccines and the associated high costs should not discourage countries from adopting them as an immunization means, Kate O'Brien, the directo... read..

WHO interested in best practices, clinical data on vaccines getting emergency use approval

Europe | November 28, 2020 3:42:40 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], November 28 (ANI/Sputnik): Mariangela Simao, the World Health Organization's (WHO) assistant director-general for access to medicines and health products, said on Friday that the exchange of clinical data and best practices of COVID-... read..

PM Modi to visit vaccine making units in Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune today

New Delhi | November 28, 2020 8:12:42 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will embark on a three-city visit to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process.... read..

Modi should focus on strategy on Covid vaccine, instead of publicity: Cong

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The Congress on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his three-city visit to review the Covid-19 vaccine development and manufacturing process, saying he should be holding meetings to strategise how it will be allocated instead of doing pub... read..

Delhi govt can vaccinate entire population in 3-4 weeks once vaccine is available: Minister

New Delhi | November 28, 2020 4:12:44 PM IST
Expressing confidence in the health facilities, Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain on Saturday said that the entire population of the national capital will be vaccinated within three to four weeks after a vaccine is available.... read..

Delhi has infrastructure to inoculate entire city population when COVID-19 vaccine is out, says Satyendar Jain

New Delhi | November 27, 2020 3:42:52 PM IST
The Delhi Government has the infrastructure and capacity to inoculate the entire population of Delhi as soon as the COVID-19 vaccination is out, claimed Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday.... read..

PM Modi to embark on 3-city visit on Saturday to personally review vaccine development

New Delhi | November 27, 2020 4:42:45 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday will embark on a three-city visit to personally review the vaccine development and manufacturing process, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Friday.... read..

Once COVID vaccine is rolled out, meeting Nepal's requirements would be India's priority: Foreign secy

New Delhi | November 27, 2020 8:12:41 PM IST
Asserting "genetic" similarities, India on Friday assured Nepal that meeting its requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine would be a priority, once a candidate is finalised and rolled out.... read..

UK regulator receives govt's request to assess Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Europe | November 27, 2020 7:12:46 PM IST
London [UK], November 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) confirmed on Friday that it has received a request from the government's Department of Health and Social Care to assess the COVID-19 vaccine being de... read..

Russia to produce Sputnik V Covid vaccine in India

Moscow |Friday, 2020 6:45:08 PM IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hetero, one of India's generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in India.... read..

Russian research center suggests use of Sputnik V to boost efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine

Others | November 27, 2020 1:42:36 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], November 27 (ANI/Sputnik): The Russian Gamaleya research institute has suggested UK pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca try to boost the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine, combining it with a shot of Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V.... read..

COVID-19: Russia agrees to produce Sputnik V vaccine in India

Moscow | November 27, 2020 1:42:38 PM IST
The Russian Sovereign Wealth Fund and India's pharmaceutical company Hetero have agreed to produce over 100 million doses per year of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V in India, according to a statement on Sputnik V Twitter account on Friday.... read..

First priority for Covid-19 vaccine will be given to India's closest neighbours, says Foreign Secretary Shringla

Kathmandu | November 26, 2020 9:42:40 PM IST
During his two-day visit to Kathmandu, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday asserted that the first priority for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine would be for India's closest neighbours, like Nepal.... read..

'Hang on!': Biden urges Americans to avoid big Thanksgiving, wait for vaccine

New York |Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 AM IST
US president-elect Joe Biden renewed his call to Americans to "hang on!", mask up and limit social gatherings until the coronavirus vaccine is available at population scale.... read..

Iran expects to get 41 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine via several channels

Asia | November 26, 2020 1:13:04 AM IST
Tehran [Iran], November 26 (ANI/Sputnik): Iran is planning to get 41 million doses of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease via different channels for about 20 million people, the country's health and medical education minister, Saeed Namaki, said o... read..

Ahmedabad Sola Civil hospital to conduct trials of Bharat Biotech vaccines shortly

Gandhinagar |Thursday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
The covidcare hospital in Ahmedabad, Sola Civil hospital will be carrying out trials for the Make in India vaccines for the Global pandemic Corona from Bharat Biotech Limited shortly. The hospital received 500 vaccines on Tuesday for the trials to be cond... read..

Philippines logs 1,392 new COVID-19 cases, plans to buy 2 million doses of vaccine from AstraZeneca

Asia | November 26, 2020 2:42:40 PM IST
Manila [The Philipines], November 26 (ANI/Xinhua): The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines on Thursday reported 1,392 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection, bringing the total number in the country to 424,297.... read..

First priority for Covid-19 vaccine will be given to India's closest neighbours, says Foreign Secretary Shringla in Nepal

Kathmandu | November 26, 2020 10:43:08 PM IST
During his two-day visit to Kathmandu, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Thursday asserted that the first priority for distribution of COVID-19 vaccine would be for India's closest neighbours, like Nepal.... read..

Centre asks states, UTs to form Block level Task Force for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | November 26, 2020 11:12:39 PM IST
Union Health Ministry on Thursday asked all states and union territories to form a Block Task Force on a priority basis to prepare for distribution in the country of the vaccine against Covid-19.... read..

BJP promises Covid vaccine to all in Hyd civic body poll

Hyderabad |Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its manifesto for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls, promising corona vaccine and testing to all as per the Central government stipulations.... read..

Pneumonia vaccine may reduce impact of Covid-19: Study

Sydney |Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Pneumonia vaccines can potentially reduce the impact of viruses such as Covid-19, said researchers, adding that it has reduced illness and death in patients with pneumonia, serious lung conditions and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrh... read..

Apollo to give 1 million Covid vaccines a day

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Apollo Hospitals are gearing up to give one million vaccines a day once it is available across India through its hospitals, clinics, health centres, pharmacies and Apollo 24|7.... read..

For smooth supply of COVID vaccine, Centre directs NIB to assist Central Drugs Laboratory

New Delhi | November 25, 2020 1:42:32 AM IST
Keeping in view that the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine is not affected and it remains available to the public, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday directed the National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida, to perform the function of Central Drugs Labo... read..

More Indians getting flu vaccine amid Covid -19 spread: Experts

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
In view of the winter season and Covid-19, health experts on Wednesday said that many people are taking pneumonia and influenza vaccines as a precaution to save themselves from respiratory infections.... read..

Bangladesh to get 68 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Gavi by 2021

Dhaka | November 25, 2020 5:12:38 PM IST
Bangladesh is expected to get 68 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from the Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, under the global arrangement called Covax facility within 2021.... read..

UN still in discussion on Russian offer of free coronavirus vaccines for its staff

US | November 25, 2020 2:12:34 AM IST
New York [US], November 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Months after Russian President Vladimir Putin made an offer to provide free Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccines to all the United Nations staff worldwide, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Tuesday said they are still h... read..

EU to approve new COVID-19 vaccine contract

Brussels |Wednesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The European Union (EU) will give the green light to a new vaccine contract in its bid to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.... read..

S. Korea joins CEPI to support vaccine research

Seoul |Wednesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
South Korea joined the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiative (CEPI) and pledged to donate US$3 million this year to help develop vaccines for COVID-19 and other emerging epidemics, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.... read..

Markets zoom on hopes of Covid vaccine in India; banking stocks rise (Roundup)

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Optimism over the introduction of an Civod-19 vaccine in India along with continued foreign fund inflows boosted the Indian stock markets on Tuesday.... read..

Thackeray seeks 'national vaccine distribution policy'

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday urged the Centre to formulate a 'national vaccine distribution policy' to combat the Covid-19 pandemic more systematically.... read..

DDMA meeting today to discuss COVID-19 situation, vaccine delivery plan

New Delhi | November 25, 2020 11:42:39 AM IST
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is scheduled for 12 noon on Wednesday via video conference.... read..

Andhra CM directs Covid vaccine distribution plan be drawn up

Amaravati |Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday directed officials to prepare an action plan on storing and distributing a Covid vaccine once it is ready.... read..

Global availability of Covid vaccine for public only by mid-2021: Moody's

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
While recent news about the high effectiveness of two coronavirus vaccines is a promising sign in the effort to combat the pandemic, a vaccine for Covid-19 will not be widely distributed before mid-2021, Moodys Investors Service said on Tuesday.... read..

K'taka to adopt decentralised models for vaccine delivery

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka will adopt decentralised models that are followed during elections and disaster management, as part of its logistical system to deliver Covid vaccines to the needy in the state, state Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said here on Tuesday.... read..

Vaccination in MP will begin as soon as we get Covid-19 vaccine, says CM Chouhan

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | November 24, 2020 5:42:47 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said that the state is making preparations regarding the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine as and when it is ready.... read..

Task force formed to ensure timely distribution of COVID-19 vaccine: Maharashtra CM informs PM Modi

New Delhi | November 24, 2020 1:12:42 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state has formed a task force to ensure timely distribution of coronavirus vaccine and executing the vaccination programme.... read..
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