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Will provide global access to our Covid-19 vaccines, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech in joint pledge

The global coronavirus caseload currently stands at 85,604,744 with a death toll of 1,851,153. The US is the country with the highest case count with 20,786,001 confirmed cases and 353,131 deaths.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Jan 06, 2021 01:27 IST
Will provide global access to our Covid-19 vaccines, Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech in joint pledge
A health worker seen while working to collect swab samples for coronavirus (Covid-19) tests.

India currently has an overall caseload of 10,356,844 after recording 16,375 new infections in the past 24 hours while the death toll after 201 new fatalities stands at 1,49,850. The country ranks second after the US in terms of total number of coronavirus infections, followed by Brazil. UK went under tighter lockdown rules as infections and deaths surged and the discovery of a new variant of the coronavirus wrought havoc.

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The Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) on Sunday approved two vaccines, Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield to be manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, for restricted emergency use authorization. As the vaccination programme's commencement nears, states have successfully conducted dry runs.

Meanwhile, the Union health ministry during a press briefing on Tuesday evening said that here are 4 primary vaccine stores called GMSD situated in Karnal, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and 37 vaccine stores in the country.

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02:39 PM IST

Total four people from Tamil Nadu have tested positive for the UK coronavirus strain

A total of four people from Tamil Nadu have tested positive for the UK coronavirus strain as per the state heath secretary.

02:22 PM IST

Indonesia to start vaccinations on January 13, President to get first shot

Indonesia will begin its nationwide coronavirus mass vaccination programme on Jan. 13, the country's health minister said. President Joko Widodo will be administered the first shot.

01:57 PM IST

France extends vaccination rollout to firefighters, aid workers

France is widening its Covid-19 vaccination rollout to firefighters and aid workers aged over 50 after making a slow start to its inoculation campaign, Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday.

01:57 PM IST

Vaccine exports permitted to all countries: Poonawalla

Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla said that exports of the coronavirus vaccines were permitted to all countries.

01:33 PM IST

Russia reports 24,246 new cases, 518 deaths

Russia reported 24,246 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's total caseload to 3,284,384. 518 new fatalities pushed the death toll to 59,506.

12:33 PM IST

Mexico approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Mexico’s health regulator Cofepris has approved the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.

12:21 PM IST

South Korea reports 715 new cases, 28 deaths

South Korea reported 715 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's tally to 64,979. The death toll after 28 new fatalities stands at 1,007.

12:00 PM IST

20 more in India test positive for UK virus strain, total reaches 58

The Union Health Ministry said that the total number of people in India that are infected with the new coronavirus strain currently stands at 58.

11:42 AM IST

Israel authorizes Moderna coronavirus vaccine

Moderna, on Monday, said that Israel's health ministry has authorized the use of its coronavirus vaccine and that the deliveries were to begin in January after the country secured 6 million doses.

11:25 AM IST

Premature to change authorized dosing: US FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that the idea of changing the authorized dosing or schedules of Covid-19 vaccines was premature and not supported by the available data.

11:07 AM IST

Thailand reports 527 new cases

Thailand reported 527 new coronavirus infections taking the country's tally to 8,966.

11:01 AM IST

Panama to receive first vaccine doses this month

Panama will receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and BioNTech, totaling 40,000 doses, later this month, Foreign Minister Erika Mouynes said.

09:38 AM IST

India records 16,375 new infections, 201 deaths in last 24 hours

India recorded 16,375 fresh coronavirus infections taking the country's overall caseload to 10,356,844 including 2,31,036. 29,091 new discharges took the total number of discharges to 99,75,958 while the death toll after 201 new fatalities stands at 1,49,850.

09:20 AM IST

Dry run in UP to begin at 10 am

The coronavirus vaccination dry run in all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh will begin at 10 am as per Additional Chief Secretary(Health) Amit Mohan. "It'll help us to identify gaps in preparation & take corrective steps so that everything is conducted smoothly when actual vaccination is done," he said.

08:16 AM IST

China records 33 new infections

China recorded 33 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's tally to 87,183 with a death toll of 4,634.

First published: Jan 05, 2021 07:32 IST