13k volunteers administered 2nd dose of Covaxin in phase-3 trials: Bharat Biotech
Bharat Biotech hassuccessfully administered second dose of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to 13,000 volunteers as part of its ongoing phase-3 clinical trials of the jab, Suchitra Ella joint managing director of Bharat Biotech said on Friday. She said in a tweet, “13,000 volunteers have been successfully administered the 2nd dose in the phase-3 clinical trials of Covaxin. My heartfelt thanks to all of them for their pro-vaccine public health voluntarism.
Read: Phase 1 trial results show Covaxin has tolerable safety, enhanced immunity, Lancet study says
UK says no decision on payment for positive Covid-19 tests, reports Reuters.
The British government has taken no decision on whether to pay 500 pounds ($683) to everyone in England who tests positive for Covid-19, environment minister George Eustice said on Friday. Newspapers cited a policy paper which they said showed the government was considering such a move to encourage more people to take tests for the new coronavirus though it would cost 453 million pounds a week.
This edition of Aero India is special & unique in many ways. It would be the first global airshow organised in the Covid era.
Air Commodore S Sood in Bengaluru (ANI)
Hungary buys Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, first in EU, minister says – Reuters
Serum Institute of India (SII) officials cited that they have suffered financial losses due to the fire that broke in an under-installation building of SII plant at Manjari, Pune & this will impact production of BCG & Rota vaccines in the future: SSI statement to ANI
Indian vaccines have arrived in Myanmar to contribute to our neighbours inoculation efforts: MEA Jaishankar
Sri Lanka approves vaccine amid warnings of virus spread.
Sri Lanka has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to be used against Covid-19 amid warnings from doctors that frontline health workers should be quickly vaccinated to stop the system from collapsing. Minister for Pharmaceutical Production and Regulation Channa Jayasumana said the British vaccine has been approved for emergency use, the first to be approved in Sri Lanka, while several other candidates are in the pipeline at the National Medicines Regulatory Authority.
Due to COVID, the number of polling stations has been increased. Earlier West Bengal had 78,903 polling stations. Now the state has 1,01,790 polling stations. All polling stations shall be at the ground floor level: CEC Sunil Arora, on upcoming West Bengal Elections
I thank the scientists who worked day and night on the vaccine. The credit entirely goes to the medical fraternity, says PM Modi.
The biggest vaccination program in the world is going on in our country. Today, the nation has willpower to manufacture its own vaccine – not one but two Made in India vaccines. Vaccines are reaching every corner of the country. India is absolutely self-reliant in this regard.
PM Narendra Modi
Read: India vaccinates nearly 10.5 lakh beneficiaries till 6th day of nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive
Today’s India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems. The world’s largest banking inclusion campaign is ongoing in India. The world’s largest toilet building, house-providing, clean-drinking water providing & vaccination drive is in India – PM Modi
PM Modi interacts with Covid-19 vaccination beneficiaries in Kashi.
Covaxin led to tolerable safety outcomes & enhanced immune responses, says Lancet.
Our Covid-19 management showed where there is resolve and resilience, resources come naturally: PM Modi at Tezpur University convocation
Hope Covid vaccination process will continue and be completed to fullest extent, says Sonia Gandhi.
CM Uddhav Thackeray to go to Pune to inspect the serum institute building that was damaged in a fire that erupted on Thursday.
Tracking spread of Covid-19
Centre informs Supreme Court that no extra attempt for UPSC will be given to aspirants who had their last attempt in October & could not appear due to Covid-19. Court asks Centre to file an affidavit about the stand taken by it and posted the matter for hearing on Monday, Jan 25.