Coronavirus India updates

  • India overtakes Russia to become country with third highest confirmed cases India on July 5 recorded the third highest coronavirus caseload in the world, overtaking Russia. The country now has 6,83,240 coronavirus cases at the time of publishing, 1989 postive cases more than Russia, according to official health ministry figures….read more
  • COVID-19 drugs under review after trial results Drugs Remdesivir, Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir and Favipiravir, currently being used for COVID-19 patients, have come under the Health Ministry’s scanner….read more
  • Indian Academy of Sciences pulls up ICMR for its Covid-19 vaccine rollout timeframe Indian Academy of Sciences, a top science body in the country, on Sunday strongly criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for setting up a target of 42 days to roll out the first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine from the preclinical stage….read more
  • ICMR’s vaccine rush raises eyebrows In a controversial move, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said it wants to squeeze the long-drawn process of vaccine development into 40 days, eyeing an Independence Day public launch of the first indigenous vaccine against Covid-19….read more
  • No beds: Bengaluru hospitals turn away Covid-19 patients The rainy evening saw a flurry of arrivals at St John’s Hospital in Bengaluru on Thursday. Ambulances drew up one after another while some patients seeking Covid-19 care were brought in cars. But all were turned away with the same response: “No beds”….read more
  • Potential Covid-19 vaccine by Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials A potential Covid-19 vaccine indigenously developed by the Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd has got nod from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for human clinical trials, according to a government source….read more
  • AIIMS doctors team up with IIT-Delhi to launch app for patients needing plasma therapy Resident doctors of AIIMS with the help of IIT-Delhi students have developed a mobile application to track real-time Covid-19 patients in the hospital, who can become potential plasma donors 28 days after recovery along with those who have been discharged….read more