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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.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 04, 2020 05:32 IST
Highlights: Covid-19 vaccines will be free for all, says French PM
Health workers in PPE coveralls during coronavirus (Covid-19) testing.

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.

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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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02:02 PM IST

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.

01:56 PM IST

Covid vaccines in India may get emergency use approval by early 2021: AIIMS Director

12:50 PM IST

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.

12:13 PM IST

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.

11:48 AM IST

Covid-19: India's daily recoveries more than daily new cases

11:20 AM IST

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.

11:01 AM IST

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.

10:42 AM IST

Interpol issues global alert to prepare for Covid vaccine crime networks

10:18 AM IST

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.

09:57 AM IST

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.

09:32 AM IST

India records 35,551 new Covid-19 cases as tally breaches 9.5 million; recoveries inch closer to 9 million

09:23 AM IST

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.

09:04 AM IST

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)

08:44 AM IST

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.

08:09 AM IST

AstraZeneca US trial results likely in late-January: Reports

AstraZeneca US Covid-19 vaccine trial results likely in late-January, reports Reuters quoting health official.

First published: Dec 03, 2020 07:30 IST