Covid update: India vaccine cold chain plan; senior-most Navy submariner dies

UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:29 AM IST
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From the Union government revealing details of its vaccine cold chain plan, to approval for clinical human trials of India's latest indigenous inoculant - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. 29,000 cold chain points, 240 walk-in coolers, 70 walk-in freezers, 45,000 ice-lined refrigerators, 41,000 deep freezers, and 300 solar fridges will be part of India's vaccine cold chain. Indian Navy's senior-most submariner and Director General of Project Seabird, Vice Admiral Srikant succumbed to Covid-related complications on the intervening night of December 14 and 15. The Indian government commented on 'adverse' reactions to vaccination in some cases, and asked states to be prepared for such situations. In international news, Germany is hoping for approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for mass immunisation before Christmas 2020. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.

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