Zydus Cadila may apply for emergency use approval of its Covid vaccine in 7-10 days: Sources

In a development that could boost India’s vaccination drive, Ahmedabad-based vaccine manufacturer Zydus Cadila has told the Centre that it could apply for emergency use authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D in the next seven to ten days, sources privy to the development have told India Today TV. The…

Coronavirus India Live Updates: Most drugs for treating adult Covid patients not recommended for kids, says Centre

Drugs such as ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, favipiravir and antibiotics like doxycycline and azithromycin prescribed for adult Covid patients are not recommended for treating children, stated a government guideline issued on Wednesday. The guidelines by the Union Health Ministry said the decision has been taken…

Supply of Covaxin to Centre at Rs 150 per dose not sustainable in long run: Bharat Biotech

Vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech has said the rate at which it was supplying its Covid-19 vaccine to the government was “not sustainable in the long run” and a differential price in the private markets was justified to “offset parts of the costs”. In a detailed statement over the pricing…

Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reported 91,702 New COVID-19 Cases Friday

India’s test positivity rate (positive cases identified for every 100 tests) is on the decline. It stood at 4.48 per cent, below the 5 per cent-mark for the fourth straight day Friday. India reported 91,702 new COVID-19 cases and 3,403 deaths Friday. The country vaccinated 32,74,672 in 24 hours Friday, taking the…

Indiscriminate, incomplete vaccination can promote mutant strains, health experts tell PM Modi

Public health experts, including doctors and members from the national taskforce on Covid-19 have said that unplanned vaccination can promote mutant strains. Experts have also said there is no need to inoculate those who have had coronavirus infection. A group of public health experts, including doctors from AIIMS and…

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Four new vaccines expected by year end

By the end of this year, India is likely to have about half a dozen vaccines. US biotechnology company Novovax, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals, Zydus Cadila and other pharma companies are expected to roll out their vaccines in India by the end of 2021. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that vaccine wastage…

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Will Vaccinate All By December, Says Union Minister

Coronavirus Live Updates: A total of 28,07,411 vaccine doses was given out of which 25,99,754 beneficiaries were vaccinated for the first dose and 2,07,657 beneficiaries received a second dose of vaccine. India’s cumulative number of coronavirus vaccines administered reached the 20.86 crore mark on Friday,…