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Covid19: Centre reluctant on granting Moderna, Pfizer immunity from lawsuits, liability; excluded them from vaccination plan

New Delhi/IBNS: All US-based Covid-19 vaccine makers are insisting on protection from lawsuits and liability and India is reluctant to allow their entry on these conditions, delaying their availability in India, according to NK Arora, head of the government's vaccine panel.

Centre sounds alert after Covid positivity rate soars in 10 states

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has warned 10 states to intensify their Covid control measures, including vaccination of people above 45, as the positivity rate in some districts of these states soared above 10 per cent.

Coronavirus infection can make patients more susceptible to active tuberculosis

New Delhi/IBNS: Covid-19 can make a person more vulnerable to active tuberculosis as it is an "opportunistic infection like Black Fungus", according to Union Health Ministry.

West Bengal: Kolkata reports zero daily Covid deaths after months, Darjeeling adds highest cases in last 24 hrs

Kolkata/IBNS: Kolkata on Saturday recorded zero daily deaths due to Covid-19 after nearly three and half months while Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal (North Bengal) registered the highest number of fresh infections in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Covid19: WHO chief Tedros says world in the early stages of 'third wave'

Geneva/IBNS: World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday warned the world about the 'early stages' of the third wave of Covid-19 as the infections caused by the Delta variant increased.

Serum Institute says Covishield production increased to 110 million doses in July

Pune/IBNS: Serum Institute of India (SII) said Tuesday the production of Covishield has been ramped up to 110 million doses this month, according to media reports.

SII to start production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine from September

Pune/IBNS: World's largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India (SII), is all set to start the production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine in India from September, said the CEO of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Kirill Dmitriev.

Decision on Covaxin's emergency use listing in 4-6 weeks: WHO

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organisation (WHO) will take a decision on emergency use approval for Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in the next four to six weeks, Soumya Swaminathan, the UN health body's chief scientist has said.

Covaxin's efficacy result will help getting WHO's approval : Govt expert body chief

New Delhi/IBNS: India-made Covaxin's recently published result on efficacy will help the vaccine in getting World Health Organisation’s (WHO) emergency approval, the chairperson of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India (NTAGI), Dr NK Arora said on Saturday.

Centre rushes expert teams to 6 states with increased Covid19 cases

New Delhi/IBNS: The Central government has rushed two-member expert teams to six states that have been recording a steady increase in coronavirus cases to implement control and containment measures.

Covid19: UK to vaccinate vulnerable population with third dose ahead of winter

London/IBNS: The UK Government is preparing to give a booster shot to those Britons, who have already received two doses of coronavirus vaccine, from September in order to ensure that the protection against new variants of the virus is maintained before winter arrives, according to media reports.

Zydus Cadila seeks DCGI's emergency use approval for its 3-dose, 'needle free' vaccine : Reports

New Delhi/IBNS: Gujarat-based pharma company Zydus Cadila has sought Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) approval for emergency use of its ZyCoV-D three-dose Covid shot which is the "world's first Plasmid DNA vaccine" and safe for children above the age of 12, according to media reports.

Covid19: Study on effectiveness of vaccines against Delta Plus underway, says ICMR

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid rising cases of Delta Plus variant of coronavirus and an impending third wave of Covid-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said it is examining the effectiveness of the vaccines against the new mutant strain, according to media reports.

India crosses the milestone of conducting 400 million Covid tests

New Delhi/IBNS: India crossed the milestone of 400 million Covid-19 tests on Friday, with the last 50 million tests being done in the last 24 days, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Pregnant women 'can and should' get Covid19 vaccine, says Health Ministry : Report

New Delhi/IBNS: Bringing a major change in its vaccine policy, the Union health ministry said Friday that pregnant women "can and should" be vaccinated against Covid-19, according to media reports.