Covid update: Covaxin inches near approval; India cultures virus’ UK variant
From Covaxin getting expert panel nod to India culturing UK variant of virus, here are the top updates on the pandemic. An expert panel of CDSCO approved Covaxin for restricted emergency use in India. Bharat Biotech's Covaxin became the second vaccine to get an expert panel nod after Covishield. Also, India successfully isolated and cultured the UK variant of coronavirus, ICMR said in a tweet. India has so far reported 29 cases of the new coronavirus variant. Meanwhile, day 1 of the Covid-19 vaccination drive across India ended on Saturday. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that free vaccine will be provided across the nation to most prioritized, which include one crore healthcare and two crore frontline workers. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.