New York: Countries which have not signed on to a global mechanism that has pledged to provide fair and timely access to a COVID-19 vaccine, are urged to do so before Friday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a virtual meeting of Member States, held on the eve of the deadline.
Beijing/Sputnik: China is leading in the development of a vaccine against COVID-19 and thus Beijing does not need to steal vaccine-related data from other countries, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Friday, commenting on media reports claiming that Chinese hackers had allegedly stolen data on coronavirus vaccine development from Spain.
New Delhi/IBNS: The total number of Novel Coronavirus cases in India on Thursday crossed the 51-lakh mark as the country of 1.3 billion people reported a record spike in Covid-19 cases by adding 97,894 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Serum Institute of India (SII) has got the nod of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to resume the phase two and three trials for Covid-19 vaccine, media reports said.
Pune: Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, has said it will take four to five years until everyone gets the COVID-19 vaccine on this planet.
New Delhi/IBNS: India, the worst Covid-19-affected Asian country, on Monday reported 92,071 Covid-19 cases taking the overall tally of infections to cross 48-lakh mark.
New York: Global leaders, including more than 30 Heads of State and Ministers, have underlined their commitment towards fast-tracking the development and production of COVID-19 tests, medicines and vaccines, that will be available for anyone, anywhere, who needs them.
New Delhi/IBNS: Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday paused the trial of Covid-19 vaccine a day after it was served a show-cause notice by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for not informing the central drug regulator about the pause of study testing in other countries, media reports said.
Moscow/Sputnik: Within just 10 days Russia has gathered almost 31,000 volunteers wishing to take part in the post-registration trials of the vaccine against COVID-19, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said on Wednesday.
New York: Warning against “vaccine nationalism” in the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has again underlined the importance of global solidarity in addressing the crisis.
New York: The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that six months after first sounding the international alarm over COVID-19, the UN agency is now intensely focused on shepherding global vaccine candidates through the necessary trials, and guaranteeing rapid, fair and equitable access to them for all countries.
Moscow/IBNS: Russia on Tuesday said the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute has been named 'Sputnik V' in reference to the 1957 launch of a Soviet satellite, soon after President Vladimir Putin announced his country was the first to register a coronavirus vaccine.
Moscow/IBNS: Russia has become the first country in the world to register a vaccine against COVID-19, President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday during a government meeting, Russian news agency Sputnik said.
Ankara/Xinhua: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Turkey has become the third country to develop vaccines locally against COVID-19 after the United States and China according to the World Health Organization.
Moscow/Sputnik: The coronavirus vaccine will not be available for children in Russia yet, it has to go through a full cycle of trials on adults first, the director of the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Alexander Gintsburg, told Sputnik.