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DCGI eases norms for clearing foreign-made COVID-19 vaccines

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), Dr VG Soman on Wednesday announced that vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) approved by specific countries and the World Health Organisation (WHO) no longer require post-approval... Read more »

Only one Variant of Concern found in India till now: WHO

The WHO said Tuesday that only one strain of the Covid-19 Delta variant first detected in India was now considered “of concern”, while two other strains had been downgraded. The B.1.617 variant... Read more »

WHO emergency listing for Sinovac approved

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it has approved a Covid-19 vaccine made by drugmaker Sinovac Biotech (SVA.O) for emergency use listing, paving the way for a second Chinese... Read more »

WHO Europe director expresses worry about the new more transmissible variants

The World Health Organization’s director for Europe expressed worries about the higher level of contagiousness of the Indian and British variants of the novel coronavirus on Friday. “We know for example that... Read more »

WHO seeks more info for emergency use listing of Covaxin

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said more information is required from Bharat Biotech, which is seeking emergency use listing (EUL) for its Covaxin vaccine for COVID-19. The latest Status of COVID-19... Read more »
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B.1.617 variant found in 65% of samples sequenced, says health minister

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that B.1.617, the variant of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) which has been identified as “variant of concern” by the World Health organization (WHO), has... Read more »

WHO says, Covid death toll likely a ‘significantly undercount’

Official tolls showing the number of deaths directly or indirectly attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic are likely to be a “significant undercount”, the World Health Organization said on Friday, saying 6-8 million... Read more »

Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt on plea seeking to ensure proper Covid testing

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking to ensure all Covid-19 tests are conducted by the National Accreditation Board for Testing... Read more »

Scientists and doctors differ on views on Ivermectin

Following Goa government’s prescription of ivermectin to all persons above 18 years of age as a prophylactic treatment of covid-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) waved out a caution flag against the... Read more »
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WHO chief scientist says India’s Covid figures are worrying

As India is in the grasp of a devastating second wave of Covid-19, World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday (local time) termed the rate of infections and deaths... Read more »