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Vaccine roll-out likely in fairly big volume in India sometime next year, says Bill Gates
Bill Gates Tuesday told PTI that it’s very likely that roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine will take place in fairly big volume (in India) sometime next year. He also said, ‘Brokering idea of taking a vaccine and manufacturing it in India, even if it comes from AstraZeneca, Oxford, Novavax or J and J.’
Rajya Sabha to discuss COVID-19 tomorrow
Vice President Naidu asked if a short duration discussion on the pandemic can be taken up tomorrow.
House agrees. The discussion will be held tomorrow.
India has been able to limit its cases: Dr Harsh Vardhan on Covid-19
The discussion in Rajya Sabha has now switched to coronavirus pandemic. Addressing Rajya Sabha, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, “COVID-19 fatality and recovery rates stand at 1.67% & 77.65% respectively. India has been able to limit its cases & death per million to 3,320 cases per million and 55 deaths per million which is one of the lowest in the world. Lockdown prevented approximately 14 lakh to 29 lakh cases & 37,000 to 78,000 deaths. These 4 months were utilised to created additional health infrastructure, enhance human resource & produce within Indian critical elements such as PPE kits, N95 masks&ventilators.”
Battle against covid-19 still far more over, says Dr Harsh Vardhan
“COVID-19 testing is about 1 million tests per day which translates to 720 tests per million population per day, much higher than that stipulated by WHO which 140 tests per million per day. A total of 55189226 samples were tested as of Sept 11. I want to remind the members that battle against COVID-19 is far from over. I wish to inform the house that government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in India,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.