Coronavirus

Bharat Biotech reduces price of Covaxin for states to Rs 400 per dose

Bharat Biotech reduces price of Covaxin for states to Rs 400 per dose

April 30, 2021

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Taking cue from Serum Insistute of India, Hyderbad-based Bharat Biotech on Thursday reduced price of its coronavirus vaccine, Covaxin, for states to Rs 400 per dose from Rs 600. This follows a widespread criticism of its pricing policy as it sold Covaxin to the central government at Rs 150 per dose. “Recognising the […]

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Holi celebrations banned in Mumbai amid spike in COVID-19 cases

March 24, 2021

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Amid an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on March 23 announced that Holi celebrations will not be permitted in both private and public places. The circular, issued by BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, said that considering the surge in cases and in view to avoid […]

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Govt places second purchase order with SII for 1 crore doses of Covishield

Serum, Bharat Biotech vaccines get restricted use approval from DCGI

January 4, 2021

By Administrator_India Capital Sands India’s drug regulator on Sunday gave its final approval to the Oxford-AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech coronavirus vaccines for restricted use in an emergency situation, giving the country its first two shots for immunising its vast population in the coming weeks. While the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII), has 70.42 per cent efficacy, the indigenous […]

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Delhi raises fines for not wearing masks to Rs 2,000 as Covid cases rise

Delhi raises fines for not wearing masks to Rs 2,000 as Covid cases rise

November 20, 2020

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced hiking fines for not using face masks from Rs 500 to Rs 2,000 and increasing the number of beds for Covid-19 patients at hospitals amid a massive Covid-19 surge. He said the Delhi government was implementing from November 19 its decision to reserve 80 per cent of […]

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Maha govt to raise COVID-19 vaccine, Remedisivir shortage issues before PM Modi today

Coronavirus update: As Delhi wrestles third wave, survey finds 74% residents favour shutting down markets, shops

November 19, 2020

By Administrator_India Capital sands Over 74 percent of people in Delhi, which has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent days, favour some type of shutdown in markets and non-essential shops and services to curb the spread of the disease, a survey has shown. According to the survey, carried out by LocalCircles, 46 percent […]

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India reports spike of 50,209 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, tally at 83.64 lakh

India reports spike of 50,209 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours, tally at 83.64 lakh

November 5, 2020

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands With a jump of 50,209 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the country’s overall coronavirus case numbers touched 83,64,086, Health Ministry data shared on Thursday shows. The death toll rose to 1,24,315 after 704 more fatalities were reported in a span of 24 hours. Active cases in the country now stand at […]

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Govt places second purchase order with SII for 1 crore doses of Covishield

Johnson & Johnson to test single-shot coronavirus vaccine on 60,000 people in phase-3 trials

September 24, 2020

By Administrator_ India Capital Sands Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has begun the phase-three trials of its single-shot coronavirus vaccine candidate, the company announced on September 23. The fourth experimental vaccine to enter the last stage of trials in the United States will recruit up to 60,000 adult volunteers in the US and other countries […]

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Serum Institute says claims surrounding COVISHIELD’s availability in 73 days are false

August 24, 2020

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Serum Institue of India  issued a statement on August 23, clarifying that all claims surrounding the availability of its COVID-19 vaccine, COVISHIELD, in 73 days are false. “Presently, the government has granted us permission to only manufacture the vaccine and stockpile it for future use,” SII said in a statement they […]

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More businesses in India re-open even as COVID-19 cases surge

August 6, 2020

By Administrator_India Capital Sands India reported on Wednesday 52,509 new cases over the novel coronavirus, taking its tally of infections to more than 1.91 million, nevertheless authorities eased restrictions aimed at limiting its spread, allowing gyms and yoga studios to open. India is one of the world’s hardest-hit countries, with nearly 40,000 people dead of […]

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California, Florida and Texas see record rise in COVID-19 deaths

July 30, 2020

By Administrator_India Capital Sands California, Florida and Texas, the three largest U.S. states, all set one-day records for fatalities from COVID-19 on Wednesday, a Reuters tally showed, and the Miami-area school district said students would not return to classrooms when the new academic year begins as deaths from the virus spiked nationwide. The United States […]

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