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10-Aug-2020 S.A.S. Nagar

Punjab ramps up viral testing of COVID-19 to 20,000 tests per day

Countering the surge in Covid cases upfront, Punjab Government has upgraded the viral testing of COVID-19 in the State to 20, 000 tests per day, informed Mr.O.P Soni, Medical Education & Research Minister Punjab after inaugurating Corona labs at Punjab Biotechnology...

10-Aug-2020 Bishnah (Jammu)

NGO,Third Eye Anti Crime Team Sanitizes Panchayat Kool Pachail

Third Eye Anti Crime Team, formed to help the poor people in the society, has emerged as the messiah for the people of the villages in this difficult time. The members of the organization are doing sanitation work in different villages of Bishnah block and...

09-Aug-2020 New Delhi

India records 64K+ cases in 1 day, tally now at 21,53,011

India, the third-worst COVID-hit country globally, recorded a single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases, pushing its total tally to 21,53,011.Out of the total 21,53,011 cases, 6,28,747 are active cases, 14,80,884 have recovered from the deadly virus while...

08-Aug-2020 New Delhi

India reports 61,537 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

A total of 61,537 new coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours in India, which took the overall caseload to 20,88,611, while the death toll increased to 42,518 with 933 fresh fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.The...

07-Aug-2020 London

BCG vaccine is safe, does not increase Covid risk: Study

The Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine, originally made against tuberculosis, has a general stimulating effect on the immune system and is therefore effective against  Covid-19, say researchers.The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine,...

07-Aug-2020 New Delhi

SII to produce 100M doses of Covid vax for India & LMICs

Serum Institute of India (SII), the worlds largest vaccine manufacturer by volume, has entered into a new landmark partnership with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance and the Bill &  Melinda Gates Foundation, to accelerate the manufacture and delivery of...

07-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Serum Institute to price Covid vaccine at less than Rs 250/dose

The Serum Institute of India would introduce candidate vaccines from AstraZeneca and Novavax for COVID-19 at less than Rs 250 per dose in India. The Pune-based institute would offer up to 100 million doses at a price capped at $3 for 92 low and middle-income...

05-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Covid-19 : Six Indian states have more than 1 lakh cases each

Six major states in India have recorded more than one lakh coronavirus cases each since the outbreak of the pandemic, with the country logging over 19 lakh cases and nearly 40,000 deaths so far.Maharashtra has the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil...

05-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Covid-19 vaccine: Zydus Cadila to begin phase-2 clinical trials

Drug firm Zydus Cadila on Wednesday announced that its plasmid DNA vaccine to prevent COVID-19 -- ZyCoV-D -- was found to be safe and well tolerated in the phase I clinical trial. The company will now commence phase II clinical trials from August 6.The company...

05-Aug-2020 New York

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine elicits immune response in early trial

A Covid-19 vaccine developed by US-based Novavax elicited robust antibody responses and appeared to be safe in a Phase-I human trial, the company has said.No serious adverse events were reported and safety follow-up continues, Novavax said on Tuesday,...

05-Aug-2020 Hyderabad

Zenara Pharma gets approval to manufacture, sell Favipiravir

Hyderabad-based Zenara Pharma on Wednesday announced that it has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to manufacture and sell Favipiravir tablets as a treatment option for patients with mild to moderate symptoms of Covid-19.The tablet,...

04-Aug-2020 Moscow

Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine

The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe.On August 3, a "final medical examination" of participants...

03-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Jindal Steel and Power Limited Felicitates its COVID-19 warriors

Jindal Steel and Power Limited, being an employee-first organisation, today felicitated twenty-five of its outstanding COVID-19 Warriors, who worked  round the clock to see that every infected JSPL employee was back in the best of health in the shortest...

03-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Jubilant Life Sciences launches remdesivir for injection

Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd on Monday announced that its subsidiary, Jubilant Generics,has launched remdesivir for injection, under the brand name 'JUBI-R', in the Indian market at a price of Rs 4,700 per vial of 100 mg.The company said it will make the drug available...

03-Aug-2020 Mumbai

Wockhardt wins UK govt deal on Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing

Mumbai-headquartered pharmaceutical company Wockhardt on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement with the UK government to fill-finish millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines.As per the terms of the agreement, the company has reserved manufacturing capacity...

02-Aug-2020 New Delhi

With nearly 55k new COVID-19 cases, India crosses 17 lakh mark

With 54,735 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday crossed the 17 lakh mark with an overall 17,50,723 cases, fresh data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed.A totol of 853 deaths were also reported in this period.Out...

02-Aug-2020 New Delhi

India's COVID cure difference up from 1,573 to 5.77 lakh in 52 days

India's COVID-19 recovery difference compared to active cases has increased from 1,573 to 5,77,899 in just 52 days amid a spike in new infections, a signal for those under observation to shed the stigma of the disease.On June 10, for the first time, the latest...

01-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Record 57,117 new Covid cases in India in a day

India witnessed a record daily jump of 57,117 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday apart from 764 deaths, even as its total tally neared 17 lakh. So far, 16,95,988 corona cases have been reported in India, of which 36,511 patients have succumbed, the Ministry...

31-Jul-2020 Chennai

Tamil Nadu's corona case tally up by 5,881, 97 more deaths

As many as 5,881 persons tested positive for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu over the past 24 hours, taking the state's total tally to 245,859, the state Health Department said on Friday.In a statement, the department also said that 5,778 persons were discharged...

31-Jul-2020 Mumbai

Maha gets 10K new Covid cases, Pune tally crosses 1 lakh

Maharashtra's new Covid-19 cases breached the 10,000-level for the third time in July on Friday while Pune's total cases shot past the 1 lakh mark.Besides, the number of active cases in the state zoomed above 1.50 lakh of which the lion's share belongs to Pune and...

30-Jul-2020 Brussels

EU signs deal on Remdesivir supply for COVID-19 treatment

The European Commission said that it has signed a 63 million-euro contract with American pharmaceutical company Gilead to secure doses of Veklury, the brand name for Remdesivir, for the treatment of COVID-19.The Commission said in a statement on Wednesday...

30-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Over 52K Covid cases for the first time in 24 hrs in India

A total of 52,123 cases of Covid infection across India was reported in the last 24 hours, stated the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday pointing out that more than 70 per cent of deaths are "due to comorbidities".Till date, a total...

29-Jul-2020 New York

Moderna's Covid vax shows great result in monkeys

Pharmaceutical company Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine, which is currently in clinical trials, has shown successful results in monkeys.Two doses of an experimental vaccine known as mRNA-1273 induced robust immune responses and rapidly controlled the Covid-19 in the upper...

28-Jul-2020 Hyderabad

Telangana has over 1,000 COVID containment zones, 92 in Hyderabad

Telangana has over 1,000 COVID-19 containment zones, a majority of them in Mahabubnagar and Rangareddy districts, officials said on Tuesday.For the first time since the  outbreak of COVID-19, the state health authorities came out with a complete list of containment...

28-Jul-2020 New York

Pfizer, BioNTech start late stage clinical trial of Covid vax

US-based Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech have announced the start of a late stage clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by the two companies.The  Phase 2/3 study will involve up to 30,000 participants between 18 and 85 years of age,...

28-Jul-2020 New York

Moderna begins phase-3 clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pharmaceutical company Moderna has begun a phase-3 clinical trial to evaluate an investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273 designed to protect against Covid-19 virus.The  trial, which will be conducted at the US clinical research sites, will include 30,000 participants...

28-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Over 47K new Covid cases push India's tally to 14.83 lakh

India on Tuesday registered 47,703 fresh novel coronavirus cases taking the total tally to over 14.83 lakh cases while with 654 new deaths, total fatalities crossed 33,425, the  Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated.According to the latest...

27-Jul-2020 Bhubaneswar

Human clinical trial of 'Covaxin' begins in Odisha

The human clinical trial of India's first possible anti-Covid vaccine 'Covaxin' began at an institute here on Monday, an official said.The human trial of the coronavirus vaccine has begun at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneswar.Covaxin...

27-Jul-2020 Jalandhar

Conquering Covid-19, SSP Jalandhar Rural Joins Duty After 18-Days

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jalandhar Rural Navjot Singh Mahal who got infected with novel coronavirus on the line of duty as frontline corona warrior on July 9, resumed his duty on Monday after a gap of 18-days. On his arrival at SSP office complex,...

27-Jul-2020 New Delhi

India sees highest 1-day spike of over 49k Covid cases in 24 hrs

India on Monday registered the highest single-day spike of almost 50,000 (49,931) fresh novel coronavirus cases taking the total tally to over 14.35 lakh cases while with 708 new deaths, total fatalities crossed 32,771, the Union Ministry of Health and Family...

26-Jul-2020 New Delhi

Record 36K Covid-19 patients cured in 24 hrs in India

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India crossed 13.8 lakh on Sunday, over 36,000 patients were cured in the last 24 hours, a record so far. As per the latest data from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the highest ever recoveries...

25-Jul-2020 New Delhi

India adds nearly 1L more cases within 48 hours

Even as India races to develope a cure for the Covid-19 virus, and despite all safety protocalls in place for the last four months to contain the pandemic outbreak, the number of infectees are increasing drastically each day. A total of 48,916 fresh cases...

24-Jul-2020 New Delhi

With over 49K new corona cases India nears 13L-mark

India on Friday recorded the highest single day spike of almost 50,000 fresh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours taking the total tally to 12,87,945, with the death toll also crossing 30,000 mark, the Union Health Ministry data revealed.India recorded 49,310 fresh...

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