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Zydus begins human trials for potential COVID-19 vaccine

BENGALURU – Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus said on Wednesday it has started human studies for its potential COVID-19 vaccine, as coronavirus infections continue to surge in the world’s third worst-hit nation. ZyCoV-D, its plasmid DNA vaccine, was found to be safe, immunogenic and well-tolerated in the pre-clinical toxicity […]

India's Serum Institute to make millions of potential coronavirus vaccine doses

NEW DELHI – The Serum Institute of India said on Tuesday it plans this year to produce up to 60 million doses of a potential vaccine against the new coronavirus that is under clinical trial in Britain. Serum, the world’s largest maker of vaccines by volume, is mass-producing […]

COVID-19 cases rise to 158 in JK after 33 test positive

Srinagar, Apr 8: Thirty-three people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the largest single day rise in COVID-19 cases in the Union Territory, officials said. The total number of coronavirus cases is now 158 in Jammu and Kashmir, of which 149 are active, […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 114, number of cases climbs to 4,421: Health Ministry

New Delhi, Apr 7: The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 114 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,421 on Tuesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 3,981, as many as 325 people were […]

Country's COVID-19 death toll rises to 68, number of cases to 2,902

New Delhi, Apr 4: The number of COVID-19 cases in the country climbed to 2,902 on Saturday while the death toll rose to 68, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,650, while 183 people were either cured or discharged and one […]

UN chief says COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every country, one that will bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past.” There is also a […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 29 in India, total no. of cases 1,071: Health Ministry

New Delhi, Mar 30: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India on Monday, while the death toll rose to 29, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 29 in India, total no. of cases 1,071: Health Ministry

New Delhi, Mar 30: The number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,071 in India on Monday, while the death toll rose to 29, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 942, while 99 people were either cured or discharged and one had […]

Virus test results in minutes? Scientists question accuracy

MADRID — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help separate […]

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