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Covaxin production to be ramped up by 200 million doses

Hyderabad | Bharat Biotech on Thursday announced the quick ramp up of additional manufacturing capacities for Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin by an additional 200 million. The manufacturing capacities for India’s first indigenous Covid vaccine have been ramped up at Chiron Behring Vaccines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bharat Biotech at Ankleshwar, Gujarat. The company plans to produce 200 […]

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Eight Asiatic lions at Hyderabad Zoo test positive for Covid

Hyderabad | Eight Asiatic lions at the Nehru Zoological Park (NZP) in Hyderabad have tested Covid-19 positive, in what is believed to be the first case of human to animal transmission in India. The Zoo reported the lions with mild respiratory distress. Based on the guidelines of the Central Zoo Authority, their nasal and oral discharge […]

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Covishield offers protection from ‘double mutant’, says CCMB

Hyderabad | Covishield vaccine offers protection from double mutant variant of novel coronavirus, shows a study by the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). CCMB Director Rakesh K. Mishra termed this as a very preliminary but encouraging result. “Early results using in vitro neutralisation assay show that both convalescent (prior infection) sera and Covishield vaccinated […]