Connect with us
Wednesday,08-December-2021

General

Johnson & Johnson seeks regulator nod for vax trials in 12-17 age group in India

Published

on

Coronavirus-vaccine

The American-based pharma major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has applied to the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for permission to conduct a vaccine trial of the Covid-19 single shot Janssen vaccine in India on children of 12-17 age group.

The American pharma J&J said in a statement that it had submitted its application on Tuesday, and that it is “imperative” to ensure all sections of the population, including children, are vaccinated against the coronavirus as quickly as possible to stop the virus.

The single-shot vaccine of J&J is the second Covid-19 vaccine which has already been approved for the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) through the fast-track approval route by the Drug Controller General of India.

In the statement, Johnson & Johnson India also said this was an important step forward in accelerating the availability of its Covid-19 vaccine to help end the pandemic.

Earlier, the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had tweeted about the Emergency Use Authorisation being given to Johnson & Johnson.

Mandaviya had tweeted, “India expands its vaccine basket! Johnson and Johnson’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is given approval for Emergency Use in India. Now India has 5 EUA vaccines. This will further boost our nation’s collective fight against COVID19.”

The five vaccines which have been granted emergency use authorization approval in India include Serum Institute’s Covishield, Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, Russia’s Sputnik V, Moderna and now Johnson & Johnson (J&J).

General

Military chopper crashes in TN, Gen Bipin Rawat on board

Published

on

By

A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Continue Reading

General

India logs 8,439 fresh Covid cases, 195 deaths

Published

on

By

India reported 8,439 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours pushing the tally to 3,40,89,137, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Wednesday morning.

With an addition of 195 new fatalities, the total death toll has risen to 4,73,952.

As 9,525 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours, the country’s recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India’s active caseload presently stands at 93,733, which is lowest in the last 555 days. Active cases constitute 0.27 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

Also, in the same period as many as 12,13,130 tests were conducted taking the cumulative tests so far to over 65.06 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 0.76 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 24 days now.

The daily positivity rate stands at 0.70 per cent, which has also remained below 2 per cent for last 65 days and less than 3 per cent for 100 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 73,62,000 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the Covid inoculation coverage has reached 129.54 crore.

This has been achieved through 1,35,05,139 in sessions.

More than 19.19 crore balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered, according to the health ministry.

Continue Reading

General

India reports 6,822 new Covid cases, lowest in 558 days

Published

on

By

coronavirus-5

.

 In the last 24 hours, India registered 6,822 new coronavirus cases, the lowest single-day spike in 558 days, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

Also in the same period, 220 people succumbed to the virus, which increased the overall nationwide death toll to 4,73,757.

The recovery of 10,004 patients has increased the cumulative tally to 3,40,79,612. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.36 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

India’s active caseload presently stands at 95,014, which is also lowest in the last 554 days. Active cases account for 0.27 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

Meanwhile, the country conducted a total of 10,79,384 tests in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall number to over 64.94 crore.

The weekly positivity rate at 0.78 per cent has remained less than 1 per cent for the last 23 days now.

The daily positivity rate at 0.63 per cent has also remained below 2 per cent for last 64 days and less than 3 per cent for 99 consecutive days now.

With the administration of 79,39,038 vaccine doses, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 128.76 crore as of Tuesday morning.

This has been achieved through 1,34,23,668 sessions.

More than 20.13 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.

Continue Reading

Trending