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Coronavirus: 'Davai bhi, kadaai bhi,' Modi calls for sustained caution

31 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: 'Davai bhi, kadaai bhi,' Modi calls for sustained caution

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for sustained caution against COVID-19, even as India looks forward to commencing its vaccination drive soon.

UK's approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine paves way for India

31 Dec 2020

UK's approval to Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine paves way for India

The United Kingdom on Wednesday approved the vaccine developed by Oxford University and the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, giving the vaccine an endorsement that will likely be considered by Indian drug regulators.

Centre extends COVID-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31

28 Dec 2020

Centre extends COVID-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday extended guidelines for COVID-19 surveillance, containment, and caution till January 31, 2021.

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine should be effective against new variant: Report

28 Dec 2020

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine should be effective against new variant: Report

The coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca should be effective against the highly transmissible new strain of the virus, a UK media report said on Sunday.

Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week

23 Dec 2020

Indian government could approve Oxford-AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine by next week

The coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca, is likely to get approval from the Indian government for emergency use by next week, two people privy to the development told Reuters.

Coronavirus vaccination may start in January, says Health Minister

21 Dec 2020

Coronavirus vaccination may start in January, says Health Minister

India may begin vaccinating people against coronavirus in January, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday, giving hope to a country that has lost more than a lakh to the fatal disease.

India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

17 Dec 2020

India's neighbors train experts for clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

India's friendly neighboring nations trained over 100 experts to strengthen capacities in their countries for facilitating phase-3 clinical trials of the Indian COVID-19 vaccine, a senior official of the Department of Biotechnology said.

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

12 Dec 2020

Kerala becomes fourth state to promise free COVID-19 vaccines

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that COVID-19 vaccines will be provided for free in the state.

Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

12 Dec 2020

Here's how the government is planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccinations

With licensing for COVID-19 vaccines expected in the coming weeks, the government has drafted a plan for vaccination campaigns.

Coronavirus: Apollo, prepared to vaccinate one million daily, seeks clarity

10 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: Apollo, prepared to vaccinate one million daily, seeks clarity

Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., which is India's largest hospital chain, is ready to inoculate one million daily with the coronavirus vaccine but has no clarity from the government.

No emergency approval for SII, Bharat Biotech's vaccine candidates yet

09 Dec 2020

No emergency approval for SII, Bharat Biotech's vaccine candidates yet

Two applications submitted by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India and Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech seeking emergency approval for their respective COVID-19 vaccines have not been cleared, NDTV reported on Wednesday.

Now, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for COVAXIN

08 Dec 2020

Now, Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for COVAXIN

After US-based Pfizer and Pune's Serum Institute of India, Bharat Biotech has sought an emergency use approval for its coronavirus vaccine, named COVAXIN.

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

07 Dec 2020

Serum seeks emergency use approval for Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has sought emergency use authorization from Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for the coronavirus vaccine, which is developed by the University of Oxford and the British-pharma giant AstraZeneca, multiple reports said.

Trial will continue: Centre on SII vaccine's "adverse reaction" claims

02 Dec 2020

Trial will continue: Centre on SII vaccine's "adverse reaction" claims

With the coronavirus vaccine trials being conducted by Serum Institute of India (SII) being shrouded in controversy after a participant complained of an "adverse reaction," the Centre on Tuesday said there's no need to stop the process.

Coronavirus: Government says it doesn't plan to vaccinate entire country

01 Dec 2020

Coronavirus: Government says it doesn't plan to vaccinate entire country

The government on Tuesday said that it has never talked about vaccinating the entire country against the coronavirus disease.

SII says Covishield 'safe' after trial participant sends legal notice

01 Dec 2020

SII says Covishield 'safe' after trial participant sends legal notice

The Serum Institute of India (SII) on Tuesday said that its COVID-19 vaccine candidate was "safe and immunogenic," in response to allegations that a trial participant developed serious side-effects after being administered the dose.

SII to sue vaccine trial participant for Rs. 100 crore

30 Nov 2020

SII to sue vaccine trial participant for Rs. 100 crore

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has said that it will seek Rs. 100 crore in damages from a COVID-19 vaccine trial participant for complaining about side-effects.

Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

30 Nov 2020

Modi to chair all-party meet to review COVID-19 situation Friday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to chair an all-party meeting this Friday to review the COVID-19 situation in India, according to reports.

Applying for Covishield's emergency approval in 2 weeks: SII

28 Nov 2020

Applying for Covishield's emergency approval in 2 weeks: SII

The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, on Saturday said that the company will seek the emergency-use authorization of the coronavirus vaccine 'Covishield' soon.

Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development

28 Nov 2020

Modi embarks on 3-city tour to view COVID-19 vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a three-city tour to review the development of COVID-19 vaccines.

PM to visit three cities to review coronavirus vaccine development

28 Nov 2020

PM to visit three cities to review coronavirus vaccine development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit three cities today to review the coronavirus vaccine development and manufacturing process, his office revealed.

Manufacturing error in Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine raises pertinent questions

26 Nov 2020

Manufacturing error in Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine raises pertinent questions

After announcing that their coronavirus vaccine candidate was nearly 70% effective, the University of Oxford and its partner, AstraZeneca, on Wednesday admitted to a manufacturing error, which has now sparked important questions about the results.

Can launch 100 million vaccine doses by January-February, says Poonawalla

23 Nov 2020

Can launch 100 million vaccine doses by January-February, says Poonawalla

The CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Adar Poonawalla, has said that the institute can roll out 100 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by January-February.

Oxford's vaccine, India's best shot against coronavirus, is 70% effective

23 Nov 2020

Oxford's vaccine, India's best shot against coronavirus, is 70% effective

The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Oxford University and British pharma giant AstraZeneca is 70% effective, results from large-scale trials have shown, multiple reports said on Monday.

Oxford vaccine to be available by April 2021 in India

20 Nov 2020

Oxford vaccine to be available by April 2021 in India

Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which has partnered with Oxford University and British pharma giant AstraZeneca, plans to seek an emergency approval from the government of India next month, for providing the coronavirus vaccine to "corona warriors" and the elderly.

India relying on five coronavirus vaccines to control pandemic

18 Nov 2020

India relying on five coronavirus vaccines to control pandemic

With heartening news of the coronavirus vaccine coming from different parts of the world, the Indian government is trying to understand which one would be the most feasible for the country.

India to get 10cr COVID-19 vaccine doses by December: SII

14 Nov 2020

India to get 10cr COVID-19 vaccine doses by December: SII

The Serum Institute of India is hoping to produce 100 million (10 crore) doses of AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine, CEO Adar Poonawalla said.

COVISHIELD vaccine could be realistic solution to COVID-19 pandemic: ICMR

12 Nov 2020

COVISHIELD vaccine could be realistic solution to COVID-19 pandemic: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on Thursday announced the completion of enrollment of participants to the Phase-3 clinical trials for the potential COVID-19 vaccine COVISHIELD in India.

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

08 Nov 2020

Vaccine tracker: Covishield trials running smoothly; COVAXIN expected by February

Even as the COVID-19 outbreak has witnessed a downward trend in India, some states have been reporting large spikes in infections, indicating that the pandemic is far from over.

Bharat Biotech's coronavirus vaccine could be out by February 2021

05 Nov 2020

Bharat Biotech's coronavirus vaccine could be out by February 2021

The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Bharat Biotech could be launched by February, months earlier than expected, an official from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told Reuters on Thursday.

Affordable COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021, promises SII's Adar Poonawalla

05 Nov 2020

Affordable COVID-19 vaccine by January 2021, promises SII's Adar Poonawalla

Adar Poonawalla, the CEO of Serum Institute of India, said that the vaccine against coronavirus will be available in India by January 2021, two months from now, provided that the government gives approvals on time.

Vaccine tracker: Covishield expected by December; Moderna readies for launch

01 Nov 2020

Vaccine tracker: Covishield expected by December; Moderna readies for launch

It has been almost a year since the coronavirus pandemic began, yet the virus is far from being brought under control.

Oxford's coronavirus vaccine could be available by December: Adar Poonawalla

29 Oct 2020

Oxford's coronavirus vaccine could be available by December: Adar Poonawalla

In a welcome piece of development, Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Wednesday that the coronavirus vaccine, being developed by Oxford University, could be available for use in India by December 2020.

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response among young and old

26 Oct 2020

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine generates immune response among young and old

The COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca generates similar immune responses among younger and older adults, the pharmaceutical company has said.

Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

24 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Bharat Biotech aims to launch COVAXIN by June 2021

Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech is expecting to launch its coronavirus vaccine candidate, COVAXIN, by June next year.

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

22 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

The Indian government has reportedly set aside Rs. 50,000 crore to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches the entire country.

India to play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine process

20 Oct 2020

India to play crucial role in COVID-19 vaccine process

As the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, India will play a major role in the vaccination efforts for COVID-19.

India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official

17 Oct 2020

India may get COVID-19 vaccine by March 2021: SII official

India may get a vaccine for COVID-19 by March 2021, the Executive Director of the Serum Institute of India (SII) has said.

COVAXIN to Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine updates for India

12 Oct 2020

COVAXIN to Oxford: Coronavirus vaccine updates for India

Although the coronavirus outbreak in India has started to slow down, the country remains the second worst-hit in the world.

Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government

04 Oct 2020

Coronavirus vaccine to reach 25 crore Indians by mid-2021: Government

The Indian government is planning to provide vaccines to roughly 25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday.