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Highlights: Govt says adverse events at trials won't affect Covid-19 vaccine

India continues to be the second worst-hit country after the United States and is immediately ahead of Brazil. Russia and France, meanwhile, are the fourth and fifth worst-affected countries respectively.

By Srivatsan K C | Updated: Dec 02, 2020 07:07 IST
Highlights: Govt says adverse events at trials won't affect Covid-19 vaccine

India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) reached 9,462,809 on Tuesday, with 31,118 new infections logged in the last 24 hours, as per the Union health ministry’s data. On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a virtual meeting with Covid-19 vaccine developing teams from Pune’s Gennova Biopharmaceuticals and Hyderabad-based firms Biological E Limited and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Limited. PM Modi appreciated the efforts being taken by scientists in these companies to come out with a vaccine, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

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In Delhi, meanwhile, the Arvind Kejriwal-led government reduced the cost of RT-PCR test from 2,400 to 800 to ensure maximum people can avail the much reliable testing facility. The development came just hours after chief minister Kejriwal tweeted he had given directions to reduce the RT-PCR test rates. The national capital has emerged as the epicentre of the country’s recent surge of Covid-19 cases.

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10:17 PM IST

Noida police penalise more than 2,400 people for not wearing masks

Noida police on Tuesday, said that in three days 2,416 people have been issued notices for not wearing face masks in public places.

According to the statement 672 people on Tuesday and 872 people per day on Monday and Sunday were fined and a total of 241,600 has been collected, reported PTI.

09:55 PM IST

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally reaches 783,319 cases

Tamil Nadu reported 1,404 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday taking the state's tally to 783,319 cases. The state also reported 10 new fatalities taking the death toll to 11,722 fatalities.

An overall trend of cases declining is observed in the state with Kallakurichi district reporting no new cases. Total recoveries reached 760,617 and the number of active cases in the state stands at 10,980, PTI reported.

09:34 PM IST

Karnataka total Covid-19 cases reach 886,227; death toll at 11,792

With 1,330 new infections and 14 deaths on Tuesday, Karnataka state health department said that the total cases in the state has reached 886,227 with 11,792 total fatalities.

Total recoveries in the state reached 850,707 with 23,709 active cases as of Tuesday, reports ANI.

09:33 PM IST

Malaysia tests 1,472 new Covid-19 infections

With 1,472 new cases and three new fatalities, total Covid-19 cases in Malaysia rises to 67,169 and death toll reaches 363. Recoveries in the country reached 56,311 with 1,552 patients discharged on Tuesday.

Health ministry DG Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed that five new cases in the country were imported and local transmissions accounted for 1,467 cases, reports ANI.

05:58 PM IST

Delhi government reports 4,006 new Covid-19 infections, 86 deaths

With 4,006 new Covid-19 cases and 86 fatalities reported on Tuesday, total cases in Delhi stands at 574,380 and 9,260 deaths with a positivity rate of 6.85 per cent.

With 5,036 patients recovered/discharged, as reported on Tuesday, total recoveries reach 533,351. Currently, Delhi has 31,769 active cases.

05:43 PM IST

Government says adverse events during vaccine trials wont affect timelines

Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, health ministry said that the adverse events reported during vaccine trials won't affect the timelines of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine.

He also said that the Data Safety Monitoring Board and the Institutional Ethics Committee are monitoring the trials and all adverse events would be reported to the Drug Controller General of India, news agency ANI reported.

04:51 PM IST

Japan's Covid-19 cases soar past 150,000

Reports from Japan's health ministry says that, with 1,463 confirmed new Covid-19 infecions on Tuesday total case count reaches 150,464 with 2,189 total fatalities.

On Tuesday, the country announced 24 new deaths. This doesn't include the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined at Yokohama, which has 712 infected patients, reports news agency ANI.

03:34 PM IST

Russia records highest single-day Covid-19 deaths

Russia records highest single-day Covid-19 death till of 569 as total death toll crosses 40,000 to reach 40,464. 26,402 new cases take caseload to 2,322,056.

03:02 PM IST

British Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton tests Covid-19 positive

British Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for Covid-19, his team Mercedes announced in a statement on Twitter.

02:45 PM IST

72 new Covid-19 recoveries, 53 new cases and 1 death in Puducherry

Puducherry reports 72 new Covid-19 recoveries, 53 cases and 1 death. Total tally reaches 37,020 including 35,970 recoveries, 611 deaths and 439 active cases.

02:28 PM IST

Spoke to PM on Covid-19 situation and vaccination, says MP CM

I spoke to the PM about Covid-19 situation and particulars of vaccination. I also spoke about a possible sensitisation drive to encourage the youth to forego inoculation for those who are more in need, should a viable vaccination be released: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

02:03 PM IST

Odisha's Covid-19 caseload reaches 319,103

Odisha's Covid-19 tally rises to 319,103 with 378 new infections; death toll at 1,744 with five fresh fatalities.

01:43 PM IST

Gujarat caps price of RT-PCR test by private labs at 800

Gujarat government caps the price of RT-PCR test by private labs at 800, 1,100 if a sample is collected at home, announces deputy CM Nitin Patel.

01:08 PM IST

Net reduction in India's active Covid-19 caseload: Govt

The daily recoveries exceeding new cases has ensured a total net reduction of the active caseload. A net decline of 11,349 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in last 24 hours. Recovery rate is 93.94%: Govt

12:36 PM IST

Covishield safe and immunogenic, says Serum Institute of India

First published: Dec 01, 2020 07:02 IST