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Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant of COVID-19: ICMR study

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Covaxin is among three vaccines currently being used in the country for the nationwide inoculation drive.

New Delhi: Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin is effective against Delta Plus variant of COVID-19, a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Covaxin, India’s first domestically-developed COVID-19 vaccine, is among three vaccines currently being used in the country for the nationwide inoculation drive. The other two vaccines are Serum Institute of India’s Covisheild and and Russia’s Sputnik.

Last month, Bharat Biotech said that Covaxin has shown efficacy of 77.8 per cent against symptomatic COVID-19 and 65.2 per cent protection against the new Delta variant. The vaccine manufacturer concluded the final analysis of Covaxin efficacy from Phase 3 trials.

The efficacy analysis demonstrates Covaxin to be 93.4 per cent effective against severe symptomatic COVID-19 cases while safety analysis shows adverse events reported were similar to placebo, with 12 per cent of subjects experiencing commonly known side effects and less than 0.5 per cent feeling serious adverse events.

The efficacy data demonstrates 63.6 per cent protection against asymptomatic COVID-19, a release from the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker said.

Last week, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar told Rajya Sabha that all documents required for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) have been submitted to WHO by Bharat Biotech for Covaxin as of July 9 and the review process by the agency has commenced.

In a written reply to a question that whether it has come to the notice of the government that Covaxin is not recognised by many countries, Pawar said the government is aware that Covaxin at present is not part of WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL).

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Massive fire at Amritsar government medical college hospital, no casualty reported

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A massive fire broke out at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Punjab’s Amritsar on Saturday. Flares were seen emerging from the clinic complex in a video shared by news organization ANI. The reason for the fire is obscure.

Fire Officer Lovepreet Singh said, “Initially, the fire broke out in the transformers. Eight fire tenders reached on spot. The fire is under control. No injuries reported.”

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann later guaranteed that he is investigating the matter, and is persistently checking the help work.

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Mundka Fire Tragedy: Delhi CM Kejriwal orders probe, announces Rs 10 lakh relief for kin of deceased

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reported a remuneration of Rs 10 lakh each for groups of the individuals who passed on in the fire in Mundka on Friday. The individuals who have sustained injuries will be given Rs 50,000 as remuneration. Kejriwal has additionally requested an authoritative test into the occurrence.

Something like 27 individuals passed on and a few others were harmed when fire inundated a four-story business working close to Mundka Metro station in Outer Delhi.

“It was an enormous fire, many individuals were killed, and their bodies were singed to the degree that they couldn’t be distinguished. We have sent help to recognize the absent and the dead,” Kejriwal said.

A few group were caught inside the structure, with the police expressing that there was only one exit. The individuals who were stuck inside broke windows and designed ropes out of garments to get away.

Fire authorities struggled the fire and smoke when they previously arrived at the structure and the genuine degree of the misfortune turned out to be clear just until quite a bit later when burned bodies were found.

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Four thieves steal Rs 13.28 lakh from ATM in Gurgaon

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Four unidentified criminals supposedly took Rs 13.28 lakh from an ATM of a private bank in Gurgaon Friday. Police said the charges are yet to be recognized, and a fundamental test has tracked down that the denounced utilized a gas shaper to cut open the machine and splashed paint on CCTVs prior to getting away.

As per police, the occurrence was accounted for on Friday at Sector 75 An after the installment arrangements supplier, which takes care of the security of the ATM, recorded a police protest.

In the FIR, the complainant expressed that on Friday night, they got data that unidentified people had broken the lock of the ATM stall and taken the money. “It was observed that every one of the cameras had been harmed and showered with dark paint and the machine had been cut from the side. An aggregate of Rs 13.28 lakh cash was taken,” read the FIR. Police said they were actually taking a look at CCTVs nearby to recognize the charged.

Police said they have enlisted an FIR against the unidentified charged under IPC Sections 380 (burglary in a house, abiding, and so on), 457 (prowling house-trespass around evening time), and 34 (normal aim) at Kherki Daula police headquarters.

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