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Global solution to COVID-19 in sight, ‘we sink or we swim together’: WHO chief

New York: COVID-19 is an “unprecedented global crisis that demands an unprecedented global response”, the chief of the UN health agency said on Monday, unveiling a plan to have two billion doses of coronavirus vaccine available by the end of 2021.

WHO chief makes last push for countries to join multilateral COVID-19 vaccine effort

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. 

China leading in COVID-19 vaccine development, has no need to steal foreign data, claims Beijing

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.

India adds close to 98,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally crosses 51-lakh mark

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.

Serum Institute gets DCGI nod to resume Covid-19 vaccine

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. 

Will take 4-5 years until everyone gets COVID-19 vaccine, says Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla 

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.

India reports over 92,000 Covid-19 cases, 1,136 deaths in 24 hours

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.

Leaders pledge ‘quantum leap’ towards fully funding COVID-19 vaccines and treatments

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.

After DCGI's show-cause notice, Serum Institute pauses Covid-19 vaccine trial

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.

Russia gathered almost 31,000 volunteers for phase 3 trials of COVID-19 vaccine, says Minister

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.

WHO chief warns against COVID-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’, urges support for fair access

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.

WHO chief calls for solidarity in financing, ensuring equal access to future COVID-19 vaccine

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.

Russia becomes first country to register Covid-19 vaccine, names it 'Sputnik V'

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.

Russia registers world's 'first' COVID-19 vaccine: Report

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.

Erdogan says Turkey becomes 3rd to develop COVID-19 vaccines

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.