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  • All processes followed, says DCGI on Serum Institute’s COVID-19 vaccine trials Dec 04, 2020 04:07 PM IST

    All processes followed, says DCGI on Serum Institute’s COVID-19 vaccine trials

    A Chennai volunteer had sought Rs 5 crore as compensation, complaining of side-effects after the trial. DCGI says Bharat Biotech also followed all processes related to serious adverse events during its trials.

  • WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination Dec 04, 2020 02:49 PM IST

    WHO looks at e-certificates for COVID-19 vaccination

    "We are looking very closely into the use of technology in this Covid-19 response and one of them is how can we work with members states towards something called an e-vaccination certificate," WHO Europe expert Siddhartha Datta told an online press briefing Thursday.

  • Centre discussing COVID-19 vaccine price with states: PM Modi Dec 04, 2020 02:27 PM IST

    Centre discussing COVID-19 vaccine price with states: PM Modi

    PM Modi chaired an all-party meeting to discuss the COVID-19 situation and vaccine strategy, the second such meeting since the pandemic began.

  • Coronavirus impact | Airports struggle with heavy influx of bio-waste due to passenger PPE kits, plastic wraps: Report Dec 04, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Airports struggle with heavy influx of bio-waste due to passenger PPE kits, plastic wraps: Report

    This is a new challenge as bio-waste handled by these airports pre-COVID was ‘zero’

  • UK hopes for millions of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses this year: Minister Dec 04, 2020 01:44 PM IST

    UK hopes for millions of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses this year: Minister

    "We are starting initially with 800,000 and then let's see where we end up by the end of the year in terms of the numbers that we acquire. That will depend on the manufacturing," Sharma said on Sky News.

  • Experimental oral antiviral drug Molnupiravir blocks COVID-19 transmission within 24 hours: Study Dec 04, 2020 01:21 PM IST

    Experimental oral antiviral drug Molnupiravir blocks COVID-19 transmission within 24 hours: Study

    In the study, the researchers infected ferrets with SARS-CoV-2 and initiated treatment with Molnupiravir when the animals started to shed virus from the nose.

  • Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton willing to take coronavirus vaccine on camera Dec 04, 2020 12:34 PM IST

    Former US Presidents Barack Obama, George Bush, Bill Clinton willing to take coronavirus vaccine on camera

    "I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science," Obama, a Democrat who left the White House in 2017, said in an interview with Sirius XM radio that aired on Wednesday.

  • PM Narendra Modi chairs all-party meeting on COVID-19 situation Dec 04, 2020 11:37 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi chairs all-party meeting on COVID-19 situation

    About 12 leaders from prominent political parties having five or more than five MPs, will be speaking at the meeting, the sources said.

  • Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts Dec 04, 2020 11:08 AM IST

    Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    India reported over 36,000 new cases according to the official update, on December 4. Active cases in India slide further below the 4.2 lakh mark, with a fall of over 6,000 cases in a day. Recoveries now above 90 lakh with a recovery rate of 94.2 percent.

  • Coronavirus update: COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 95.71 lakh; recovery rate above 94% Dec 04, 2020 09:59 AM IST

    Coronavirus update: COVID-19 caseload in India rises to 95.71 lakh; recovery rate above 94%

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to95,71,559 with 36,595 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,39,188 with 540 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control, cases going down: Arvind Kejriwal Dec 04, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    COVID-19 situation in Delhi under control, cases going down: Arvind Kejriwal

    At a meeting with a delegation of Delhi Bar Council and Coordination Committee of Bar Associations of Delhi, the chief minister said his government invested the most in the field of health and education and the result of that investment in the health sector is visible now during the pandemic.

  • Hackers target groups in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says IBM Dec 04, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    Hackers target groups in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, says IBM

    IBM said on Thursday that the campaign was a sign that digital spies are turning their attention to the complex logistical work involved in inoculating the world's population against the novel coronavirus, although some outside experts questioned whether that was the hackers' focus.

  • Moderna to supply up to 125 million COVID-19 vaccine doses globally in Q1 Dec 04, 2020 08:33 AM IST

    Moderna to supply up to 125 million COVID-19 vaccine doses globally in Q1

    The company said 85 million to 100 million of those doses would be available in the United States, with 15 million to 25 million available outside the country.

  • Pfizer says supply chain challenges contributed to slashed target for COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2020 Dec 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Pfizer says supply chain challenges contributed to slashed target for COVID-19 vaccine doses in 2020

    Pfizer has said in recent weeks that it anticipates producing 50 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine this year. That is down from an earlier target of 100 million doses. Pfizer's vaccine relies on a two dose regimen, meaning 50 million doses is enough to inoculate 25 million people.

  • UN chief Antonio Guterres pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance Dec 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    UN chief Antonio Guterres pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

    Guterres addressed a special session of the 193-member U.N. General Assembly on COVID-19, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and spread globally, so far infecting nearly 65 million people and killing nearly 1.5 million.

  • Joe Biden picks former Barack Obama officials Jeff Zients, Vivek Murthy to lead COVID-19 fight Dec 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Joe Biden picks former Barack Obama officials Jeff Zients, Vivek Murthy to lead COVID-19 fight

    Biden adviser Vivek Murthy will return to his role as Surgeon General but with a broader portfolio as the pandemic rages through the country, Politico said, citing two people familiar with the decision.

  • Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10,000 dying each day Dec 04, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Coronavirus claims 1.5 million lives globally with 10,000 dying each day

    Half a million deaths occurred in just the last two months, indicating that the severity of the pandemic is far from over. Nearly 65 million people globally have been infected by the disease and the worst affected country, United States, is currently battling a third wave of coronavirus infections.

  • PM Narendra Modi to chair all-party meet today; COVID-19 situation, vaccine distribution likely to be discussed Dec 04, 2020 07:59 AM IST

    PM Narendra Modi to chair all-party meet today; COVID-19 situation, vaccine distribution likely to be discussed

    The COVID-19 situation and India's vaccine strategy are likely to be discussed in the virtual all-party meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi.

  • Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 3.20 lakh; toll mounts to 1,760 Dec 04, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 3.20 lakh; toll mounts to 1,760

    Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Total COVID-19 cases in India have reached 95.71 lakh. There are 4,16,082 active cases in the country.

  • As hospitals fill, travel nurses race to virus hot spots Dec 03, 2020 11:42 PM IST

    As hospitals fill, travel nurses race to virus hot spots

    As the coronavirus has spiked across the country — leaving a record 100,226 Americans hospitalized Wednesday — travel nurses, who work on temporary contracts for higher fees and move from city to city, have become more urgently needed than ever.

  • UK and US officials spar over ‘vaccine nationalism’ Dec 03, 2020 11:21 PM IST

    UK and US officials spar over ‘vaccine nationalism’

    The British government Wednesday outlined the complicated logistics involved in its trying to distribute the coronavirus vaccine.

  • Indian economy is gradually recovering: IMF Dec 03, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    Indian economy is gradually recovering: IMF

    Fiscal, monetary, and financial sector measures announced to date provided much-needed support to the economy, including businesses, agriculture, and vulnerable households, Rice said in response to a question on the IMF's assessment of India's economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines Dec 03, 2020 10:17 PM IST

    Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines

    Facebook said in a blog post that the global policy change came in response to news that COVID-19 vaccines will soon be rolling out around the world.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | West Bengal caps price of RT-PCR tests by private labs at Rs 950 Dec 03, 2020 09:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | West Bengal caps price of RT-PCR tests by private labs at Rs 950

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also promised to provide tablet computers to over 9.5 lakh higher secondary students studying in government and government-affiliated schools in the state

  • Maharashtra's COVID-19 case count grows by 5,182, death toll by 115 Dec 03, 2020 09:47 PM IST

    Maharashtra's COVID-19 case count grows by 5,182, death toll by 115

    A total of 8,066 patients were discharged during the day, taking the recovery count to 17,03,274.

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