Sep 23, 2021 07:34 PM IST
The submission to WHO is based on Novovax, SII’s previous regulatory submission to the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) in August 2021 seeking emergency use nod for its protein-based coronavirus vaccine Covovax in India.
- Jul 15, 2021 09:43 PM IST
The WHO said: "New concerning variants of COVID-19 are expected to spread around the world, making it even harder to halt the pandemic."
- Jun 22, 2021 09:19 AM IST
In India, 21 cases of the 'Delta plus' variant of COVID-19 have been found in Maharashtra so far, according to state health minister Rajesh Tope
- Jun 02, 2021 09:24 AM IST
The B.1.617.1 sub-lineage has meanwhile been downgraded to a "variant of interest," and dubbed Kappa.
- May 21, 2021 10:17 PM IST
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the plan for a "Global Pandemic Radar" ahead of a G20 Global Health summit on Friday in Rome.
- May 20, 2021 03:22 PM IST
Europe Director of WHO Doctor Hans Kluge, however, cautioned that progress against the coronavirus pandemic remains “fragile” and international travel should be avoided.
- May 12, 2021 02:48 PM IST
The virus strains are referred to by the organisation by their scientific names, WHO said. For instance, it is the B.1.617 coronavirus strain and not the "Indian COVID-19 variant".
- Mar 19, 2021 05:18 PM IST
These wildlife farms that China shut down in February 2020, were probably where the pandemic originated, WHO expert Peter Daszak has said.
- Mar 05, 2021 11:17 PM IST
The first COVID-19 cases were reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. The international investigation in the city only began in January 2021 and wrapped up last month.
- Jan 31, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Alexei Navalny, nominated by Russian academics, was named for his “efforts for a peaceful democratisation of Russia” by Norwegian former minister Ola Elvestuen.
- Jan 23, 2021 07:10 PM IST
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took to Twitter on January 23 and said: “Thank you India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for your continued support to the global COVID-19 response.
- Jan 04, 2021 03:58 PM IST
The fear of a second pandemic started after a woman hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo was found suffering from symptoms of a hemorrhagic fever, which could have been caused by an unidentified deadly pathogen.
- Nov 20, 2020 08:20 AM IST
The advice is another setback for the drug, which grabbed worldwide attention as a potentially effective treatment for COVID-19 in the summer after early trials showed some promise.
- Nov 17, 2020 07:12 PM IST
WHO Country Representative Roderico Ofrin said: "The UP government's strategic response to COVID-19 by stepping up contact tracing efforts is exemplary and can serve as a good example for other states."
- Nov 13, 2020 03:14 PM IST
WHO made the announcement at an event where PM Narendra Modi also inaugurated two future-ready Ayurveda institutions on the occasion of the 5th Ayurveda Day.
- Oct 05, 2020 07:28 PM IST
According to the WHO survey, COVID-19 has disrupted nearly one-third, or 35 percent, of emergency interventions, which affected people suffering from prolonged seizures, acute substance use withdrawal syndromes, delirium, etc.
- Jul 05, 2020 09:58 AM IST
WHO says a review of the interim results showed hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir “produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients when compared to standard of care.”
- May 14, 2020 12:46 PM IST
Researchers will be evaluating four potential anti-viral agents, namely, Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir-Ritonavir, and a combination of Lopinavir-Ritonavir with Interferon (ß1a).
- May 13, 2020 05:37 PM IST
Earlier, a German intelligence report had suggested the same, claiming Chinese leader Xi Jinping had intervened personally to deter WHO from declaring the novel coronavirus disease a pandemic.
- Apr 18, 2020 05:50 PM IST
More than 2,251,690 declared cases have been registered in 193 countries and territories since the epidemic first emerged in China in December. Of these cases, at least 497,600 are now considered recovered.
- Apr 15, 2020 07:24 PM IST
The US move to withhold WHO funds as long as it awaits a review of how the coronavirus pandemic crisis was "mishandled" is “as dangerous as it sounds”, said the Microsoft founder.
- Apr 03, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Pointing out how several developing countries are not being able to implement social welfare schemes of this scale, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted main aspects of the stimulus package that PM Modi has announced to help the poor during the lockdown
- Mar 27, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Talking about the chances of the novel coronavirus outbreak worsening in India, Nabarro said the size of India’s population and underdeveloped public health service indeed pose a threat.
- Mar 24, 2020 06:32 AM IST
The novel coronavirus induced COVID-19 has proved deadlier than both past coronavirus outbreaks, namely the SARS that killed 916 people and MERS that killed 858 people.
- Mar 18, 2020 08:35 PM IST
"Just random sampling is not enough to check community transmission. A comprehensive strategy is needed. Increase testing. Severe cases of respiratory issues should also be tested," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director.