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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.

COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Not Expected This Year - Head of Gamaleya Reseach Institute

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.

India playing leading role in development of COVID vaccine, says WHO

Geneva/UNI: WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Dr Michael Ryan on Monday said that India is playing a leading role in the development of potential vaccine candidate and also producing potential anti-COVID drugs.

DCGI approves Phase II+III trials of Oxford University vaccine by Serum Institute

New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India, Pune to conduct Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD) in India. This will hasten the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Wockhardt announces COVID-19 vaccine partnership with UK Govt

Mumbai/UNI: Pharma major, Wockhardt on Monday said that it has entered into an agreement with the UK Government to fill finish COVID-19 vaccines.  

Masks, social distancing will remain crucial even after the arrival of COVID-19 vaccine, warns top US scientist

Washington: A top US vaccine developer has said people will need to wear masks and maintain social distancing norms even after taking COVID-19 vaccine.

US to possibly supply COVID-19 vaccine to other countries: Prez Donald Trump

Washington/UNI:  US President Donald Trump during a press briefing said the United States may provide a vaccine for the novel coronavirus to other countries when it is ready.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine worked well in monkeys: Study

Giving humanity yet another hope that a solution will be reached soon, US Biotech major  Moderna said its COVID-19 vaccine induced a robust immune response and prevented the coronavirus from replicating in the noses and lungs of monkeys.

World to get COVID-19 vaccine by 2020 end or early 2021, claims US pharma cos

Indianapolis (US), Jul 24 (UNI) Drug manufacturers representatives from AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, Moderna, and Pfizer Daccine have expressed confidence to develop COVID-19 vaccine by either the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021.

UK gov't secures early access to 90mln doses of domestically-made COVID-19 vaccines

Moscow/Sputnik: The UK government said on Monday it had entered partnerships with local developers of coronavirus vaccines and secured early access to over 90 million doses of three different types of vaccines and treatment for priority patients.

India to begin human trials of COVAXIN next week

New Delhi/IBNS: The human trials of India's first Covid-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, is expected to begin next week, media reports said.