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Highlights: Russia says Sputnik V vaccine found 91.4% effective in 2nd analysis

The active cases continued to remain below 5 per cent of the total caseload. Delhi, Maharashtra and Kerala have been contributing the maximum towards the daily coronavirus tally.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Nov 25, 2020 00:23 IST
Highlights: Russia says Sputnik V vaccine found 91.4% effective in 2nd analysis

India’s Covid-19 tally on Tuesday reached 9,177,840 after 37,975 cases and 480 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry’s dashboard. The total cases now include 438,667 active cases, over 8.6 million recoveries and 134,218 deaths.

The active cases continued to remain below 5 per cent of the total caseload. Delhi, Maharashtra and Kerala have been contributing the maximum towards the daily coronavirus tally.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with chief ministers of seven states as well as the CM of Union territory of Delhi to review the Covid-19 situation in the respective areas and the steps taken to curb the spread.

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Haryana, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh were some of the states that participated in the interaction. Delhi, meanwhile, was the sole UT representative.

Meanwhile, the United States which continues to be worst affected from the pandemic hopes to commence vaccinations by early December, a top government health official said, according to news agency AFP. Vaccines by Pfizer and Moderna have been shown to be 95 per cent effective in trials, with Pfizer already applying for emergency use approval from the country’s health authorities.

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04:12 PM IST

Sputnik V vaccine found 91.4% effective in second interim analysis, claims Russia

Russia's Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology has claimed Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine found 91.4% effective, 28 days after first dose; overall efficacy more than 95%.

03:45 PM IST

Need to decide on vaccine on scientific basis, says PM Modi

It's yet not decided which vaccine will cost how much. Though two India-based vaccines are at the forefront, we're working with global firms also. Even after drugs being available for years, some people have adverse reactions. So a decision needs to be taken on scientific basis: PM Modi

03:43 PM IST

We're ready with cold chain storage facilities for vaccine: MP CM

We're ready with cold chain storage facilities for the vaccine. says MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

03:24 PM IST

PM urges states to send detailed vaccination plan soon

I urge states to send detailed plans soon on how they plan to take vaccine to lowest levels. It'll help us in making decisions as your experiences are valuable. I hope for your pro-active participation. Vaccine work is ongoing but I request you there should be no carelessness: PM Modi

03:13 PM IST

PM says "still don't have answers for many questions"

We're not certain how many doses of a vaccine will be needed. The vaccine price is also not decided. We still don't have answers to these questions: PM Modi

03:11 PM IST

States must start working on Covid-19 vaccine cold storage: PM Modi

Safety is as important as speed for us, whichever vaccine India will give to its citizens, should be safe on all scientific standards. Vaccine distribution strategy will be chalked out in collective coordination with states. States must also start working cold storage facilities: PM Modi

03:05 PM IST

Good recovery rate has led to rampant carelessness, says PM Modi

Due to good recovery rates, many think virus is weak and they'll recover soon, this has led to rampant carelessness. Those working on vaccine are doing it but we need to focus on ensuring that people are alert & transmission is curbed: PM Modi

03:03 PM IST

Efforts underway to establish over 260 oxygen generation plants: PM Modi

There is also a focus on making oxygen and ventilators available. We are trying to make the medical colleges and district hospitals self-sufficient in oxygen generation. Efforts underway to establish more than 160 oxygen generation plants in the country: PM Modi

03:01 PM IST

Should strive to keep fatality rate below 1% and positivity rate below 5%: PM Modi

We should strive to keep fatality rate below 1% and positivity rate below 5%, says PM Modi.

02:55 PM IST

India in better situation due to our joint efforts, says PM Modi

In his closing remarks in Covid-19 review meet, PM Modi says India in better position than many countries over recovery and fatality rates due to joint efforts.

02:43 PM IST

Priority to be given to health workers, those over 50, says Karnataka minister

PM wants India to be ready to implement the vaccination on a priority basis in different sectors. Priority sectors are health workers, people above 50 years and persons with comorbid conditions. PM has given clear directions on it: Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai

02:37 PM IST

Essential service providers to be vaccinated in second phase: ML Khattar

In the second phase, vaccine will be given to essential service providers and then there will two phases in which there will be age-wise distribution, announces Haryana CM Khattar

02:34 PM IST

PM told us to make vaccine available to general public: Haryana CM

PM Modi told us to make strategy to make vaccine available to general public. As it is not possible to give vaccine to all at once, in the first phase, vaccine will be provided to health care personnel and people who need it the most: ML Khattar

02:28 PM IST

Gathering of 50 allowed in halls and 100 in open spaces in six districts, announces Haryana CM

A gathering of 50 people allowed in halls while 100 can gather in open spaces in Gurugram, Faridabad, Rewari, Rohtak, Panipat and Hisar districts. In other districts, gathering of 100 allowed in closed spaces and 200 in open spaces, effective from November 26: Haryana CM ML Khattar

02:07 PM IST

Ready to work together to ensure speedy Covid-19 vaccination: West Bengal CM

We are ready to work with Central and all other stakeholders to ensure speedy and universal vaccination for everyone as soon as the vaccine is available: Mamata Banerjee

First published: Nov 24, 2020 06:22 IST