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January 12, 2021 / 10:57 PM IST

Coronavirus India Vaccine Highlights: Both approved vaccines have proved their safety and immunogenicity, says govt

Coronavirus India Vaccine Highlights: India has recorded over 1.04 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 1.50 lakh related deaths so far. The Indian regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.

Coronavirus India Vaccine Highlights: Today is the 294th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India added 12,584 new cases to its COVID-19 tally in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday. With 18,385 more discharges, the cumulative recoveries reached 1,01,11,294.As many as
167 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,51,327. As many as 167 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 1,51,327. The total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,04,79,179 including 2,16,558 active cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,04,79,179 including 2,16,558 active cases. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 18,26,52,887 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to January 11 including 8,97,056 samples tested yesterday. The first consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine were dispatched from the Serum Institute of India here in the early hours of Tuesday, ahead of the January 16 launch of the nationwide vaccination drive. Globally, more than 9.08 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 19.43 lakh have died so far. Many countries have granted emergency use authorization for COVID-19 vaccines and have started the process of vaccinating healthcare workers and high-risk groups. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin.
  • Coronavirus India Vaccine Highlights: Both approved vaccines have proved their safety and immunogenicity, says govt
    India has approved two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on January 3 granted restricted emergency use authorisation for the Serum Institute of India (SII)’s ‘Covishield’ and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ vaccines against COVID-19. (Image: Reuters)
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  • January 12, 2021 / 10:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Temporary morgues set up as UK hospitals run out of space

    British authorities have had to set up temporary morgues in some areas after local hospital mortuaries ran out of space due to a surge in deaths caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Britain has reported record levels of deaths and new infections in the last few weeks, fuelled by a new variant of the coronavirus which has caused a surge in cases, especially in London and southeast England.

    In Surrey, to the south of London, the county’s hospital mortuaries have reached their 600 capacity, meaning local authorities have had to start using a temporary morgue.

  • January 12, 2021 / 10:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka reports 751 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

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  • January 12, 2021 / 10:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Mumbai airport to commence COVID-19 vaccine transportation from Jan 13

    Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) is set to commence its first domestic distribution of Covishield vaccine consignment from January 13. Mumbai airport is looking to cater to at least 16 destinations in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.

    A massive pan-India inoculation drive against COVID-19 was set in process on January 12 with more than 56 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine leaving Pune for 13 cities across the country, four days before the vaccinations are scheduled to begin on January 16.

    “Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will begin with its first domestic distribution of the Covishield vaccine consignment from early morning tomorrow and cater to a minimum of 16 destinations,” the airport operator said in a statement.

  • January 12, 2021 / 10:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Request Mamata Banerjee to not say nonsense like providing free vaccine, says Bengal BJP MP Babul Supriyo

    West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo said on January 12: “Central govt is giving vaccines free of cost to people. PM had video conferencing with CMs of all states. Of course, all state health workers will have to do the on-ground inoculation. I request Mamata Banerjee to not say nonsense like providing free vaccine.”

  • January 12, 2021 / 10:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | First consignment of COVID-19 vaccines for Assam, Meghalaya reaches Guwahati

    The first consignment of 2.40 lakh vials of COVID-19 vaccine for Assam and Meghalaya landed at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport on January 12. A freighter ferried 20 large boxes, weighing over 730 kg and containing 2,40,000 vaccine doses, from Pune to Guwahati via Kolkata, Airports Authority of India North East Region's Executive Director M Suresh said. Out of the 20 boxes, 17 are for Assam and three for Meghalaya. Each box has 12,000 doses of vaccine.

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  • January 12, 2021 / 09:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Odisha has received 4.08 lakh doses of SII’s Covishield

    The Director of Health and Family Welfare, Odisha, said on January 12: “Today we received Covishield COVID-19 vaccines from the Serum Institute of India. We have received 4.08 lakh doses to inoculate the people of our state. We have selected 160 centres in Odisha to carry out this programme.”

  • January 12, 2021 / 09:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Himachal to vaccinate 93,000 frontline staff in first phase

    During the first phase of the coronavirus vaccine rollout in Himachal Pradesh, 93,000 frontline workers will be inoculated first, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on January 12.

  • January 12, 2021 / 08:59 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Ukraine requests EU to help with COVID-19 vaccine procurement

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged European Union nations to help them procure more coronavirus vaccines. The plea for more vaccines comes as Ukraine has refused to turn to Russia for help, reported The Guardian.

    Ukraine will be buying COVID-19 vaccines from China and may ink a deal to procure some under the global Covax programme to help poorer countries tackle the global health crisis.

    More than 20,000 Ukrainians have died of COVID-19 already and the pandemic has caused immense economic stress to the nation also.

  • January 12, 2021 / 08:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | WHO team to directly fly to Wuhan to probe COVID-19 origin

    A 10-member team of World Health Organization (WHO) experts assigned to probe the origins of COVID-19 will directly fly from Singapore to the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December 2019. The WHO team will be flying directly to Wuhan as there has been a resurgence of the deadly disease in several cities close to Beijing, prompting lockdowns. “The current plan is that they will fly from Singapore to Wuhan on January 14,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on January 12.

  • January 12, 2021 / 08:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh's vaccination drive will be conducted through 302 centres from January 16. Approximately 4.5 lakh people will be vaccinated over five days in the first phase of the programme. We are fully prepared. The vaccines will hopefully reach by tomorrow: Vishwas Sarang, Madhya Pradesh Minister

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  • January 12, 2021 / 07:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus India Vaccine LIVE Updates | Preparations for Corona Vaccination completed in Maharashtra. The state has received 9 lakh 63 thousand doses from the Serum Institute. Corona Vaccination centers is equipped at 511 places in 36 districts. 3,135 cold chain centers available in the state. 17,749 vaccinators have been registered for vaccination. Over 7 lakh 84 thousand health workers registered on the Covin portal. Covin registration process will continue till 12 midnight today. At least 100 people will be vaccinated in one place. The vaccination team will consist of 5 members. Health care workers, employees of Govt, pvt health institutions, Asha, Anganwadi workers will be priority. Front line workers include state & central police forces, armed forces, home guards, municipal workers. Third group will have persons over 50 yrs & persons below 50 yrs with other ailments
    DISTRICT WISE CENTERS FOR VACCINATION:
    Ahmednagar-21,
    Akola-5,
    Amravati-9,
    Aurangabad-18,
    Beed-9,
    Bhandara-5,
    Buldana-10,
    Chandrapur-11,
    Dhule-7,
    Gadchiroli-7,
    Gondia-6,
    Hingoli-4,
    Jalgaon-13,
    Jalna-8,
    Kolhapur-20,
    Latur-11,
    Mumbai-72,
    Nagpur-22,
    Nanded-9,
    Nandurbar-7,
    Nashik-23,
    Osmanabad-5,
    Palghar-8,
    Parbhani- 5,
    Pune-55,
    Raigad-7,
    Ratnagiri-9,
    Sangli-17,
    Satara-16,
    Sindhudurg-6,
    Solapur-19,
    Thane-42,
    Wardha-11,
    Washim-5,
    Yavatmal-9

  • January 12, 2021 / 07:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus India Vaccine LIVE Updates | Inside visuals of the production and processing unit of Serum Institute of India (SII) in Pune

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