Maharashtra reports 31,111 Covid cases; Mumbai sees 5,956 infections, 93% recovery rate


In the past 24 hours, India recorded 2,58,089 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data. Global scientists have warned that Omicron will not be the latest version of the coronavirus to worry the world. The Center told the Supreme Court that the COVID-19 inoculation guidelines issued by the Union Health Department do not contemplate forced vaccination without obtaining an individual’s consent.

After a successful vaccination campaign for 15-17 year olds, the Covid vaccination program for the 12-14 age group is ready to start from the end of February, said Dr NK Arora, Chairman of the Covid Task Force -19 of the National Technical Technical said the Immunization Advisory Group. Pune-based Gennova has developed the mRNA vaccine for the fast-spreading Omicron variant in the lab, which will soon be tested for human use for its efficacy and immunogenicity, sources said. The Times of India (TOI).

There are reports that India may soon have its first messenger or mRNA vaccine, with Gennova Biopharmaceuticals nearing completion of Phase 3 clinical trials. The company recently submitted Phase 2 trial data on more than 3,000 subjects of its two-dose mRNA vaccine developed on the delta variant, and is close to completing Phase 3 trials, sources said. yours.

A total of 3.31 million children aged 15-17 have already received their first dose, representing nearly 45% coverage, just 13 days after the campaign began on January 3 this year. .

“We aim to cover all 7.4 million adolescents in the 15-17 age group with the first dose by the end of January so that we can start vaccinating them with the second dose from the beginning of February. and complete the second dose by the end of February. We want to start vaccinating children between 12 and 14 from late February or early March,” Dr Arora told TOI.

Meanwhile, the UK government plans to scrap the requirement for mandatory COVID-19 testing after arrival in the country for fully vaccinated travellers, including from India, as part of preparations for having to live with the coronavirus in the future.

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