Updated: December 15, 2020 9:13:49 PM
As India prepares to launch one of its largest immunization programs, the Union Health Ministry said 29,000 cold chain points, 240 inlet coolers, 70 inlets, 45,000 ice-cold refrigerators, 41,000 refrigerators and 300 solar refrigerators would be used to store Covid-19 vaccine. . Addressing press briefing, Union Secretary-General Rajesh Bhushan also called on states to be prepared for the possibility of an adverse event after vaccination.
India recorded 22,065 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, the lowest single-day sting since July. With that, India’s case cost broke the 99-lakh mark. With 354 new deaths, the death toll is now 1.43709.
On the world front, the coronavirus vaccine Modern was very protective for adults and prevented severe cases of Covid-19, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Based on the encouraging results, the agency intends to grant urgent authorization for use of the vaccine by Friday, paving the way for millions of Americans to access a second Covid-19 vaccine starting next week.
Here are the main developments of Covid-19 that you need to know today
Possibility of an adverse event after vaccination against COVID cannot be ruled out: Govt
At a press briefing, Rajesh Bhushan, secretary in the Ministry of Health, said adverse events after immunization (AEFI) were critical aspects and states were asked to identify at least one AEFI management center in each block. “Even during universal immunization programs that last for decades, some adverse effects are seen in children and pregnant women after they manage shots,” he said.
“So, we cannot deny the possibility of an adverse event when the vaccination against COVID-19 begins. In countries where inoculation has already begun, especially in the UK, adverse events have occurred on the first day. So, it is essential that states and union territories also prepare for this, ”Bhushan said.
Under Covid-19 shadow, Numaish of Hyderabad is likely to be delayed, limited
Even if uncertainty caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic flashes over Hyderabad’s most anticipated annual extravagant Numaish, the organizers of the Nizam-era exhibition hope to have an uninterrupted spectacle, albeit slightly delayed or shortened.
Continuing since 1938, the All-India Industrial Exhibition attests to the annual participation of merchants and artisans from afar. From clothing, jewelry, crockery, ceramics, footwear, bags, carpets, furniture, leather goods and handicrafts indigenous to various regions, to electronic appliances and household goods, through nearly 2000 stalls, the exhibition also features joyous rides, dining and cultures. shows. The Exhibition Society estimates an annual average of 22 lakh visitors during the 46 days since January 1 each year.
While Numaish has been the go-to place for annual shopping as well as entertainment and relaxation for Hyderabadi household in recent decades, traders and artisans are never disappointed with the proceeds of sales. For the exhibition society, the proceeds from the donation of booths and tickets are aimed at enabling cheap education to female students. Up to 18 educational institutions including polytechnic colleges through Telangana, all exclusively for girls, are administered by the Society.
Tablighi Jamaat: Delhi court acquits all 36 foreigners
A Delhi court on Tuesday acquitted all 36 foreign nationals before trial for allegedly violating Covid-19 related guidelines while attending the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin region. The Jamaat was news in March after the Nizamuddin Markaz emerged as a hotspot. As many as 955 foreigners have been charged by Delhi Police with alleged violations of visa requirements, indulgence in missionary activities and failure to follow the government’s Covid guidelines.
As reported by The Indian Express earlier, while a majority of foreign members of Tablighi Jamaat took plea agreements and left for their countries, 44 decided to hold a trial in Delhi. Of them, the court has previously dismissed eight members, declaring that there is “no prima facie evidence” against them.
Modern vaccine is highly protective and prevents severe COVID-19, according to data
The modern-day coronavirus vaccine made by Moderna is highly protective for adults and prevents severe cases of COVID-19, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Based on the encouraging findings, the agency intends to give urgent permission to use the vaccine on Friday, said people familiar with the FDA’s plans. The decision would give millions of Americans access to a second vaccine against coronavirus starting next week.
The FDA’s review confirms Moderna’s earlier estimate that its vaccine had an effectiveness of 94.1% in a trial of 30,000 people. Side effects, including fever, headache and fatigue, were unpleasant but not dangerous, the agency found.
Chennai: 183 infected with Covid at IIT Madras; CM orders statewide testing in colleges
At least 79 residents of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chennai tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the number of infected on campus to 183. The set of cases at IIT Madras prompted the government to teach officials to monitor other colleges and universities across the state.
A team from the Health Department of Tamil Nadu and Chennai Corporation is already conducting tests on Covid-19 in colleges across Chennai.
“Prime Minister of Tamil Nadu Edapaddi K Palaniswami has instructed district collectors to closely monitor other colleges and universities. We are conducting aggressive tests … We have already issued two Government Orders (GOs), and if any person or administration fails to comply with them, we will initiate action against them according the Epidemic Disease Act, ”Dr Radhakrishnan told reporters in Chennai.
Mukesh Ambani says it will provide te tools technical tools for vaccine driving Covid-19
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday said his group is working with authorities to provide te tools technical tools and a spin for mass inoculation against COVID-19. In a Facebook event Ambani said the government’s digital push has kept the country functioning even during the pandemic and is now helping the development of one of the largest vaccination programs.
“We are working very closely with all authorities to ensure that we provide the technology tools and backbone to even vaccinate in the coming quarters with technology,” he said. Earlier this month also Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about using mobile technology for mass inoculation against COVID-19.
SC asks Center to consider giving a break to doctors engaged in Covid-19 duty
The Supreme Court asked the Center on Tuesday to consider giving a break to doctors engaged in COVID-19 duty for the past seven to eight months. The supreme court said continuous work may affect mental health of doctors.
Bench of Judges Ashok Bhushan, RS Reddy and MR Shah, who is hearing a case suo motu about proper treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of corpses in hospitals, has asked Advocate General Tushar Mehta to consider the suggestions to give the doctors some breaks. Mehta assured the bench that the government will consider the bench’s suggestion to give some break to health workers engaged in COVID-19 duty.
“For the last seven or eight months doctors have not been given a break and continue to work. You accept instruction and reflect by giving them some rest. It must be very painful and may affect their mental health,” the bench told Mehta.
(With PTI inputs)
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