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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Friday that approval has been granted to SII, to supply vaccines to the country. The approval comes amid growing concerns that the 1.5 million vaccine doses to be shipped to South Africa in the next few weeks had not been approved by the local regulator.
Published on Jan 23, 2021 08:41 PM IST
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Updated on Jan 22, 2021 08:52 PM IST
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed grief over the fire incident.
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 07:45 PM IST
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Published on Jan 21, 2021 04:46 PM IST
According to data compiled from states by HT, 200,297 people were vaccinated. The number was shy of the 300,000 that was being estimated but still far higher than what was recorded by any country on its first day.
Published on Jan 17, 2021 01:04 AM IST
Pune-based Serum Institute of India partnered with the Oxford University to manufacture their Covishield vaccine in India.
Updated on Jan 16, 2021 11:21 PM IST
The SII also plans to export Covishield doses to Brazil in the coming days.
Published on Jan 16, 2021 02:27 PM IST
The Home Department of West Bengal government on January 12 had tweeted, "The first consignment of 6.89 lakh Covishield vaccines arrived today in our state at 2:30 PM by a special cargo flight of Spicejet at Kolkata airport."
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Both vaccine candidates have won approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DGCI) although Covaxin is still in Phase 3 trials.
Updated on Jan 13, 2021 01:38 AM IST
At the stroke of 4:53 am, the gates opened, a police escort van remerged; it was followed by three trucks, with boxes carrying 5.65 million doses of the vaccine meant for Delhi, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Patna, Bengaluru, and Lucknow.
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Tuesday said the Covid-19 vaccine may cost in the range of ₹200 to 295 in India.
Published on Jan 12, 2021 08:10 PM IST
India had recently granted emergency use authorisation to two vaccines, Oxford's Covishield being manufactured by Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. Both vaccines, the statement from the Health Ministry said, have established safety and immunogenicity.
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Speaking to news agency ANI, Poonawalla said, “This is a historical moment that vaccine is being dispatched from our factory. Our main challenge is to bring it to everyone in the country. It is our challenge for 2021, let’s see how it happens.”
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 05:07 PM IST
The trucks left the SII building at 4:55am behind a police escort vehicle with more police officials following it soon after. The unloading began at the cargo terminal of Pune International Airport at around 5:30am.
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 07:57 AM IST