March 15, 2023

Three vaccines — Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V — are being administered in India at current.

New Delhi:

Four COVID-19 vaccine candidates are at totally different phases of human trials, whereas one, developed by Genique Life Sciences, is within the superior pre-clinical stage, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh has stated. In a written response to a query within the Rajya Sabha, Mr Singh stated Cadila Healthcare Ltd’s DNA-based vaccine candidate is in section three medical trial and it has submitted the interim information for emergency use authorisation.

Biological E Ltd’s vaccine candidate and Bharat Biotech International Ltd’s adeno intranasal vaccine candidate are in section three medical trials, whereas Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd mRNA-vaccine candidate is in section one medical trial. Gurgaon-based Genique Life Sciences Pvt Ltd’s vaccine candidate is within the superior pre-clinical stage, he stated.

India administered greater than 31.79 lakh COVID vaccine doses on Tuesday, taking the cumulative vaccination protection to just about 41.52 crores.

Meanwhile, the Centre’s assertion on the dearth of information on deaths as a result of oxygen scarcity became a flashpoint between the BJP and the Congress. Shortage of oxygen turned an enormous situation throughout the second wave. As hospitals struggled to manage, deaths of sufferers had been reported from elements of the nation and the matter ended up in a number of courts. In Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, the Centre stated that it has acquired no information from the states concerning any dying as a result of oxygen scarcity.

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More than half of Australia’s 25 million inhabitants got here below laborious COVID-19 lockdowns on Wednesday because the extremely infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus unfold throughout three of the nation’s main cities. With South Australia state becoming a member of all of Victoria and Sydney in lockdown on Tuesday, strict stay-home orders have been enforced for giant swathes of the nation as officers rush to stem the worst coronavirus outbreak of the yr.

Sydney, Australia’s largest metropolis, is within the fourth week of a five-week lockdown whereas Victoria and its capital Melbourne prolonged stay-home restrictions for seven days till early subsequent week. South Australia introduced week-long powerful curbs on Tuesday as instances unfold throughout its capital Adelaide.

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