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In Line with UAE, Bahrain , Pakistan also approves Chinese Sinopharm vaccine

Two Arab nations have become the first countries to approve a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, a significant boost for China’s plans to roll out its vaccines worldwide.   The United Arab Emirates (UAE) approved a vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned Sinopharm on 9 December, and Bahrain followed days later   Following suit Asean country Pakistan on Read More…

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BharatBiotech says Covaxin is to be administered subject to Conditions apply clauses

The move to include Covaxin even before the publication of data from its phase 3 trial had come under criticism from some quarters.   However, the regulator had defended the decision by saying that both the vaccines were totally safe.   Over 500 adverse reactions were reported from across the country during two days of Read More…

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Indians so far 3.8 lakhs vaccinated and 580 found adverse effect : Health Ministry

In india a total of 3,81,305 beneficiaries have so far been vaccinated for coronavirus, even as 580 adverse events following immunization were reported in the country, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.   Yesterday, for the first time, active cases declined below 2 per cent of the total cases reported in the country.   Read More…

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Covid-19 Phase 1 vaccination will kick-off on January 16 across India

The much-awaited Covid-19 vaccination drive will kick-off on January 16. Days before the commencement of the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 1.1 crore Covishield and 55 lakh Covaxin vaccines have been procured at a cost of Rs 200 and Rs 206 per dose, respectively.   “As many as Read More…

Education South India

Tamilnadu to open School for 10th -12th Students from Jan 19th

After taking parents opinion where 95%  overwhelmingly given opinion to conduct classes Tamil Nadu Government decided to open schools for Classes 10 and 12   from Jan 19 onwards    In a statement, Tamilnadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that schools were instructed to strictly follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) after the reopening of schools.   Read More…

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Center Quotes SC order and send letter to Tamilnadu Government to revoke 100% seating in cinemas

The BJP led Modi government ’s  Union Home ministry on Wednesday, asked the  ADMK led Palanisamy Tamil Nadu government to revoke its order allowing 100% seating in cinemas from the current 50% capacity.  Centre  has categorically said that state government’s decision diluted the guidelines issued by the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA).   The Read More…

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Bharat Biotech’s vaccine also got approval for roll-out of COVID-19 shots

The recommendation for Bharat Biotech’s vaccine came a day after the panel cleared the Serum Institute of India’s emergency use athorisation application for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine Covishield, paving the way for the roll-out of COVID-19 shots in the country in the next few days. The Union Health Ministry on Saturday also confirmed that the Subject Read More…

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Expert Committee of India’s Drug approved emergency use of vaccine “Covishield”

The 10-member Subject Expert Committee of India’s Central Drug Standard Control Organisation on Friday approved emergency use authorisation of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine ‘Covishield’.   The expert panel had convened a meeting to take a call on the emergency use authorisation sought by the Serum Institute of India, the manufacturer of Covishield, and Bharat Biotech Read More…

Corona Virus World

WHO chief Tedros warns covid-19 crisis is not the last pandemic

World Health Organizations (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday (December 26) said that the COVID-19 crisis will not be the last pandemic and all steps taken to improve human health are “doomed” if the global community fails to tackle climate change and animal welfare.   In a video message marking Sunday’s first International Day Read More…

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IIT Madras Students hotspot for Corona attack reaches 200 plus

According to Chennai Corporation data, 6,344 samples were taken from college students in the city till Wednesday. “Of the total samples tested, as many as 210 students were confirmed positive for the virus,” an official said.  As of Thursday, the civic body was awaiting the results of 2,361 samples. Among the 210 students, 200 were Read More…