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.
- 07:35 AM IST
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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First published: Dec 03, 2020 07:30 IST