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25,800 volunteers enroll for Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine’s Phase III trials

The indigenous vaccine has been developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) - National Institute of Virology (NIV).
A health worker and participant during a dry run of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A health worker and participant during a dry run of the Covid-19 vaccination programme in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 07, 2021 08:02 PM IST
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Bharat Biotech recruits 23,000 volunteers for phase 3 clinical trial of Covaxin

Covaxin, the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, is being developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology.
A volunteer being vaccinated by a medic during the Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' human trial.(PTI File Photo)
A volunteer being vaccinated by a medic during the Bharat Biotech's 'Covaxin' human trial.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Patna administration identifies all 96 UK returnees, conducts tests

Samples that test positive for Covid-19 would be sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune, for genome sequencing
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Updated on Dec 31, 2020 03:05 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan

UK Covid-19 variant reaches India, govt on guard: All you need to know

Here are the key developments prompted by the tracing of UK variant in India.
People wearing protective masks exit a railway station amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
People wearing protective masks exit a railway station amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Mumbai, India.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 12:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai

New Covid strain: Uttarakhand starts tracing UK returnees

The samples have been sent to Pune’s National Institute of Virology and their results were expected this week
District surveillance teams are working on contact tracing, isolating, and taking samples of the individuals who have returned from the UK.(ANI)
District surveillance teams are working on contact tracing, isolating, and taking samples of the individuals who have returned from the UK.(ANI)
Published on Dec 29, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNeeraj Santoshi

Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune: Where India found samples of UK returnees positive for new coronavirus strain

A total of six persons who returned from the United Kingdom to India have been found positive for the new coronavirus strain, the Union health ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
A health worker registers people for coronavirus test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida, India, on Monday, December 28, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
A health worker registers people for coronavirus test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, in Noida, India, on Monday, December 28, 2020. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 29, 2020 11:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

India reports lowest number of fresh daily Covid-19 cases in a month

On Monday, 903 fresh Covid-19 deaths were reported, as the overall toll rose to 1,03,622
India has reported 6,681,937 Covid-19 cases to date, according to the data collated by HT’s dashboard.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
India has reported 6,681,937 Covid-19 cases to date, according to the data collated by HT’s dashboard.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 06, 2020 09:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

India crosses 60 million mark for Covid-19 testing

The first Covid-19 swab sample in India was tested on January 23 at the Indian Council of Medical Research’s National Institute of Virology in Pune
RAD tests are up to 40% of the total Covid-19 diagnostics tests by volume, according to the ICMR data.(Representational Photo/HT)
RAD tests are up to 40% of the total Covid-19 diagnostics tests by volume, according to the ICMR data.(Representational Photo/HT)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

Rohtak’s PGIMS begins second phase of clinical trials for indigenous Covid vaccine, Covaxin

12 volunteers administered dose of vaccine through intramuscular injection, next dose after 28 days
Covaxin, which has been developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV), will be tested on 50 volunteers at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, in Phase 2.(Reuters file photo)
Covaxin, which has been developed in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV), will be tested on 50 volunteers at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, in Phase 2.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Sep 10, 2020 02:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | ByHT Correspondent

‘If it holds in future tests too’: UP doctor on promising Covaxin results

No one complained of any side effects then, nor did they in three weeks after they were administered the vaccine, said experts.
The vaccine, known as Covaxin, has been developed by Bharat Biotech. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
The vaccine, known as Covaxin, has been developed by Bharat Biotech. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kanpur | ByHaidar Naqvi

Covaxin gets nod for skin trial: Latest on India’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate

Human trials of Covaxin started about two week ago and it may be available by the end of the year, Union minister of health and family welfare Harsh Vardhan has said.
Covaxin trials are being conducted on 1,125 patients at 12 hospitals across the country
Covaxin trials are being conducted on 1,125 patients at 12 hospitals across the country
Updated on Aug 23, 2020 09:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Record 9 lakh Covid tests conducted in a day: Health ministry

Because of increased testing, the positivity rate of Covid-19 recorded a jump from about 4% in April to about 9% in August
A health care worker waits to serve tea to COVID-19 patients at Common Wealth Village, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
A health care worker waits to serve tea to COVID-19 patients at Common Wealth Village, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 09:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

Covid-19 claimed lives of 2 people in every 3 minutes in last 24 hours in India

According to India Council of Medical Research, the total number of tests for detection of Covid-19 has crossed the three crore mark in India.
Community health volunteers check the temperature of a woman during a check up campaign for the coronavirus disease, at a slum in Mumbai on August 16.(Reuters Photo)
Community health volunteers check the temperature of a woman during a check up campaign for the coronavirus disease, at a slum in Mumbai on August 16.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 01:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Three volunteers get second dose of Covaxin at PGIMS

Three volunteers were administered the second dose of Covaxin at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) on Friday. Dr Savita Verma, principal investigator of the human trials at the Rohtak facility, said these three volunteers had completed the 14-day period after receiving the first dose of 0.
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Updated on Aug 01, 2020 01:28 AM IST
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BySunil Rahar, Rohtak

Coronavirus outbreak: More testing centres needed, states should contain cases locally, says PGIMER director

On an average, 50 tests are being conducted daily, right now at PGIMER, Chandigarh
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Updated on Mar 22, 2020 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

23-year-old woman in Sonepat tests positive for coronavirus

A student of MSc Physics, she had returned from the United Kingdom on March 18
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Updated on Mar 21, 2020 07:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Rohtak | ByHT Correspondent, Rohtak

Kerala reports two more coronavirus cases, state count climbs to 16

At least 4,180 people are under observation and out of these 3,910 are quarantined in their homes and 270 admitted to various hospitals with symptoms. More than 1200 people were let off after their results were found negative.
Earlier Kerala had gone into partial shutdown mode cancelling all public meetings and closing down educational institutions till March 31, to contain the spread of the disease. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Earlier Kerala had gone into partial shutdown mode cancelling all public meetings and closing down educational institutions till March 31, to contain the spread of the disease. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 12, 2020 10:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

Toddler who tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala stable, say doctors

The sample of the child tested positive at the virology laboratory in Alappuzha and later the National Institute of Virology, Pune also confirmed it. Belonging to Kannur in north Kerala, the boy’s father works in Italy.
The child’s condition is stable. He is responding well to symptomatic treatment. (Image used for representation).(AP PHOTO.)
The child’s condition is stable. He is responding well to symptomatic treatment. (Image used for representation).(AP PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 05:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

Amid new coronavirus cases, schools shut in Kerala district for 3 days

Ten more samples have been sent for testing and 24x7 call centers opened in all districts. These measures were taken after a high-level meeting chaired by state Health Minister K K Shailaja.
Five people from a family, including three who recently came back from Italy, tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Sunday.(Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Five people from a family, including three who recently came back from Italy, tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala on Sunday.(Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

2 from Andhra’s Kadapa with foreign travel history display coronavirus symptoms

The preliminary test results, which are expected on Saturday evening, will later be referred to Pune’s National Institute of Virology for further tests and confirmation, the superintendent said.
In a fresh bulletin issued on Saturday afternoon, the state medical and health department said till date, as many as 378 passengers who returned from coronavirus affected countries have been identified and placed under surveillance. (Image used for representation).(VIPIN KUMAR/HT PHOTO.)
In a fresh bulletin issued on Saturday afternoon, the state medical and health department said till date, as many as 378 passengers who returned from coronavirus affected countries have been identified and placed under surveillance. (Image used for representation).(VIPIN KUMAR/HT PHOTO.)
Published on Mar 07, 2020 05:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu

Kerala waits for NIV reports to discharge both virus-negative patients

The first patient’s (a woman student from Thrissur) samples proved negative at least five times and the second one thrice.
Both patients, medical students who returned from virus-hit Wuhan in China on January 24, will be allowed to leave the hospital once the NIV confirms observations of the state health department.(PTI PHOTO.)
Both patients, medical students who returned from virus-hit Wuhan in China on January 24, will be allowed to leave the hospital once the NIV confirms observations of the state health department.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 11:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

Coronovirus suspected patient admitted to Barnala hospital

Barnala A teacher at a local school, suspected to be suffering from coronavirus was admitted to the civil hospital on Friday. She had gone to Shanghai in China on an educational tour and returned on January 20; seven students had accompanied her.” Civil surgeon Dr Jugal Kishore said, “Though the incubation period of 14 days is already over, we are giving her treatment for respiratory infection as a matter of abundant caution.
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Published on Feb 07, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Barnala | ByHT Correspondent

Kotkapura resident suspected of coronavirus kept under observation

He had returned from Canada with a 9-hour layover in Shanghai, China, on January 27. He complained of symptoms akin to those seen in coronavirus patients to the health department on Monday
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Updated on Feb 04, 2020 09:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByParteek Singh Mahal, Faridkot

128 test negative as Indian scientists hunt for coronavirus medicine

Research is currently on to check which vaccine and medicines could work against the new virus that has not been found in humans before.
Indians on board the Air India aircraft which evacuated them from Wuhan in China on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Indians on board the Air India aircraft which evacuated them from Wuhan in China on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 01:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul

Mumbai’s Kasturba Hospital could become national centre to test coronavirus

The hospital has already sent a report of its available equipment and medical facilities for testing the virus to the Centre. It has a state-level testing facility to analyse samples such as HIV, E-coli and other viral infections.
Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai(HT File)
Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai(HT File)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 08:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRupsa Chakraborty

3-year-old boy dies of swine flu in Amritsar

A three-year-old boy on Sunday died of swine flu at a private hospital in Amritsar where he was admitted with high fever soon after his family landed at the local airport on their return from Canada. This is the first incident of swine flu death in Punjab this year.
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Published on Jan 27, 2020 10:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | ByHT Correspondent, Amritsar

In Kolkata, Chinese globetrotter admitted in hospital; kept under watch

The Chinese woman had fever and complained of headache. Doctors at the ID Hospital said they did not find the typical signs of the infection.
Hospital authorities said that Huamin had come to India from Madagascar on January 24. She fell ill and got admitted in a private hospital in east Kolkata. Since she was suffering from fever and headache, the doctors sent her to the ID Hospital on Sunday night. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Hospital authorities said that Huamin had come to India from Madagascar on January 24. She fell ill and got admitted in a private hospital in east Kolkata. Since she was suffering from fever and headache, the doctors sent her to the ID Hospital on Sunday night. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 09:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

A high-security lab in ground zero Wuhan could hold key to cure Coronavirus

There are only a handful of such labs in Asia; India has one at the National Institute of Virology in Pune.
Hospital staff stand outside the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated.(AP Photo)
Hospital staff stand outside the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated.(AP Photo)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 04:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Cause of AES that has killed over 100 children in Bihar remains unknown

AES cases in Bihar’s litchi-cultivation region were misdiagnosed as Japanese encephalitis (JE) till late 1990s since the symptoms and the seasonal outbreak of the two diseases are similar.
JE cases have dropped drastically since India started vaccinating at-risk populations against the disease in 2006.(HT Photo)
JE cases have dropped drastically since India started vaccinating at-risk populations against the disease in 2006.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 07:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByArun Kumar

No new Nipah case in Kerala: Health ministry

This is second year in a row that Nipah Virus Infection has been reported from the state. Last year, 17 people died and 18 were infected with the disease.
As on today, eight patients are there in the isolation ward and seven of them were found negative for the Nipah Virus.(HT Photo)
As on today, eight patients are there in the isolation ward and seven of them were found negative for the Nipah Virus.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 12:43 AM IST
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