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- The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) last week gave emergency approval to Molnupiravir as the country witnessed a spike in Covid-19 cases following the emergence of the highly contagious Omicron variant.
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav
- ICMR director general Balram Bhargava said districts reporting more than 5 per cent of weekly Covid-19 test positivity rate must implement strict measures for at least two weeks until it comes down.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
India has now become the 30th country to have confirmed the presence of Omicron Covid-19 variant, after two males aged 66 and 46, were found positive with the strain of the virus in Karnataka.
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Addressing a press conference on Friday, ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava said that a small study has been started for vaccinating children who are between 2-18 years old. The result of this study, Bhargava said, would be out by September.
Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi
The ICMR chief's comments come in the wake of demands made by several health experts that vaccination needs to be scaled up in India. Several states too have complained about vaccine shortage, and a few of them even floated global tenders to directly get the supply.
Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi