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Highlights: 401 fresh cases push Nagpur's Covid-19 tally to 111,190

AstraZeneca could run an additional global trial to assess the efficiency of its Covid-19 vaccine. Experts have proposed the first supply of Covid-19 vaccines to frontline workers.

By | Updated: Nov 28, 2020 23:58 IST
Highlights: 401 fresh cases push Nagpur's Covid-19 tally to 111,190
A health worker conducts a coronavirus test, from the collected swab samples.

The overall tally of Coronavirus cases in India currently stands at 9,309,787. The country had recorded 43,082 fresh Covid-19 cases and 492 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the official data of Union Health Ministry. The preparation for Covid-19 vaccine is in full swing. Russia has agreed to make 100 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V in collaboration with the Indian pharmaceutical company Hetero in India. Phase-3 trial of Covaxin — the indigenous vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech — began in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-city tour to review the status of vaccine development in India. After Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad, he is slated to visit Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and Serum Institute of India facilities in Pune.

The Philippines has secured over 2.6 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca. The UK has moved to get approval for the AstraZeneca vaccine before the EU to boost up the vaccine supply. Ireland is planning to ease the restrictions imposed to control Covid-19 ahead of Christmas.

02:47 PM IST

Dehradun orders weekly shutdown on Sundays as Covid-19 cases rise

The Uttarakhand state capital is preparing for a weekly lockdown of all market places on Sunday with the exception of shops selling essential items, reports PTI.

02:28 PM IST

Leh imposes night curfew, prohibitory orders amid Covid-19 spike

The administration in Leh has imposed night curfew and banned the assembly of more than four people amid a fresh Covid-19 spike, an official said on Saturday, reports PTI.

02:07 PM IST

PM Modi visits Bharat Biotech facility to review Covid vaccine development

02:06 PM IST

Pm Modi arrives in Hyderabad to review Covid vaccine developments at Bharat Biotech facility

01:26 PM IST

'I compliment the team for their work': PM Modi tweets after taking stock of Covid-19 vaccine development at Zydus Biotech Park

12:20 PM IST

Odisha reports 550 new Covid-19 cases

11:53 AM IST

Eight states contribute more than 69 per cent to daily rise in Covid cases

11:42 AM IST

Speed of Covid-19 spread causes concern in South Korea

South Korea has reported more than 500 new coronavirus cases for the third straight day, the speed of viral spread unseen since the worst wave of the outbreak in spring, reports AP.

10:57 AM IST

PM Modi reviews development of Covid-19 vaccine in Zydus Biotech Park

10:48 AM IST

'Highly speculative' to say Covid-19 did not emerge in China, says WHO

The World Health Organization's top emergency expert said on Friday it would be "highly speculative" for the WHO to say the coronavirus did not emerge in China, where it was first identified in a food market in December last year, reports Reuters.

10:16 AM IST

PM Modi arrives at Zydus Biotech Park to review Covid vaccine developments

10:03 AM IST

Telangana records 753 new Covid-19 cases

Telangana reported 753 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 2.68 lakh while three related fatalities pushed the toll to 1,451, reports PTI.

09:24 AM IST

PM Modi arrives in Gujarat to review Covid-19 vaccine development

09:19 AM IST

Jharkhand records 189 new Covid-19 cases

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally mounted to 1,08,577 as 189 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Saturday, reports PTI.

09:00 AM IST

US records more than 200,000 fresh Covid cases on Friday

The US added 203,013 new cases Friday, a record, as some states resumed daily updates following the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, reports Bloomberg.

First published: Nov 28, 2020 07:10 IST