Highlights: Covid-19 vaccines will be free for all, says French PM
The Gujarat high court has ordered ‘compulsory community service’ at Covid-19 care centres for people not wearing masks. Odisha, meanwhile, became yet another state to slash RT-PCR test price, capping it at ₹400 in private laboratories.
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India’s count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 9,499,413 after the Union health ministry on Wednesday reported 36,604 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. Phase 3 clinical trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, meanwhile, started in two more states: Karnataka and West Bengal. Covaxin is India’s first Covid-19 vaccine to reach phase 3 trials; these trials are also the largest Covid-19 vaccine trials being conducted in India.
The United Kingdom on Wednesday became the first country to authorise a Covid-19 vaccine as it gave approvals for use of Pfizer-BioNTech SE’s vaccine candidate, before the United States and the rest of Europe. UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) granted emergency use approval to the vaccine candidate, which was found to be 95% effective in its clinical trials.
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No night curfew in Delhi or parts of it for now: AAP to high court (PTI)
Delhi Government informs Delhi High Court that it has taken a considered view, after assessing the Covid-19 situation, not to impose night curfew in Delhi or some parts of it as of now, reports ANI.
Covid vaccines in India may get emergency use approval by early 2021: AIIMS Director
In India, we now have vaccines which are in their final trial stage. Hopeful that by the end of this month or early next month we should get emergency use authorisation from Indian regulatory authorities to start giving vaccine to public: Dr Randeep Guleria, Director,AIIMS Delhi pic.twitter.com/rk3HllDAYp— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2020
Puducherry records 42 new Covid-19 cases
Puducherry posted 42 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Thursday pushing the overall tally to 37,119 while one related fatality took the toll to 613, reports PTI.
US faces deadliest day, increase in Covid-19 deaths
The US had its deadliest day ever, with Covid-19 fatalities topping 2,700, according to Johns Hopkins University. Hospitalizations in the country surpassed 100,000 for the first time, reports Bloomberg.
Covid-19: India's daily recoveries more than daily new cases
India has reported more daily recoveries than the daily new cases during the past 24 hours. The active caseload has fallen under the 4.5% mark today. India’s present active caseload consists of just 4.44% of total positive cases: Government of India https://t.co/gnOjAArAdk— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2020
Brazil to get 15 million doses of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine by early next year
The first batch of 15 million doses of Oxford University and AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine will be shipped to Brazil in January and February, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said, reports ANI/Sputnik.
Finland to provide free Covid-19 vaccination
The Covid-19 vaccination in Finland will be free and will start in early 2021, the country's Health Ministry said, reports ANI/Sputnik.
Interpol issues global alert to prepare for Covid vaccine crime networks
Interpol has issued a global alert to law enforcement across its 194 member countries warning them to prepare for organized crime networks targeting #COVID19 vaccines, both physically & online: Statement pic.twitter.com/FLkMzOLURt— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2020
Students give exams in hospitals in South Korea due to Covid-19
Nearly half a million South Korean students nervously began a hyper-competitive university entrance exam on Thursday, with Covid-19 students taking the exam in hospital and others separated by transparent barriers, reports Reuters.
Covid-19 tally in Andaman and Nicobar Islands reaches 4,273
The Covid-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 4,723 on Thursday as five more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said, reports PTI.
India records 35,551 new Covid-19 cases as tally breaches 9.5 million; recoveries inch closer to 9 million
With 35,551 new #COVID19 infections, India's total cases rise to 95,34,965— ANI (@ANI) December 3, 2020
With 526 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,38,648. Total active cases at 4,22,943
Total discharged cases at 89,73,373 with 40,726 new discharges in the last 24 hrs pic.twitter.com/UvcX9z2aaX
China orders inspections to prevent Covid-19 spread
China is carrying out sweeping inspections on food importers, supermarkets, e-commerce platforms and restaurants to prevent the spread of coronavirus through imported cold chain products, the country's market regulator said on Wednesday, reports Reuters.
143,557,647 samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
Total number of samples tested up to 2nd December is 143,557,647 including 1,111,698 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Over 11,000 new Covid-19 cases, 800 deaths in Mexico
Mexico's health ministry has said the country on Wednesday reported 11,251 new Covid-19 cases and 800 deaths. Total cases reach 1,133,613 including 107,565 deaths.
First published: Dec 03, 2020 07:30 IST