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Testing for Covid-19 in progress in Mumbai. (Express Photo: Amit Chakravarty)
* Delhi Covid-19 scenario: 75 docs, 250 paramedics from paramilitary forces en route Delhi
At least 75 docs and 250 paramedics from the paramilitary forces are on their approach from totally different components of the nation to serve the individuals of Delhi who’re going through a spike in coronavirus circumstances and manpower scarcity. A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah stepped in to rev up the battle towards the pandemic within the nationwide capital, a number of conferences have been held on Monday in numerous wings of the federal government for the graceful implementation of his 11 directives. Seventy 5 docs and 250 paramedics will be part of the well being employees of Delhi to deal with the Covid-19 sufferers as early as attainable, an official aware of the event informed PTI. The docs and paramedics of the paramilitary forces are coming from so far as Assam and Tamil Nadu in addition to Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Rajasthan.
* Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ enters phase-Three trials
Covaxin, being developed by Bharat Biotech, is now present process phase-Three trials, Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech stated Monday. Speaking nearly at a programme organised by the Indian School of Business, Ella stated the corporate was additionally engaged on one other vaccine for Covid-19 which might be within the type of nasal drops, and could also be prepared by subsequent 12 months. “We partnered with ICMR for a Covid-19 vaccine… as we speak it entered the phase 3 trials,” he stated, reported PTI.
* Nearly 160 tonnes of biomedical waste generated throughout Bihar elections
Nearly 160 tonne of biomedical waste within the type of gloves, face masks and empty sanitiser bottles utilized by polling personnel and voters was generated in the course of the Bihar Assembly polls held amid the Covid-19 pandemic, ballot authorities within the state have stated. They relied on an affordable however efficient expertise used to trace EVMs to make sure that the waste reached public well being centres for its onward journey to the incinerator.
To guarantee security of voters, polling employees and safety personnel, the Election Commission had procured 18 lakh face shields, 70 lakh face masks, 5.four lakh single use rubber gloves for polling and safety personnel and seven.21 crore ‘one hand’ single use polythene gloves for voters to press the EVM button and signal the register on the polling stations.

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