South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.
World Health Organisation has said: ‘the surge in cases elsewhere in the world and confirmation of a new Variant of Concern, is a reminder of the persisting risk’.
The meeting comes amid rising global concerns over a new strain of the coronavirus which the World Health Organization has named 'Omicron' and classified as a highly transmissible virus of concern.
The WHO's technical advisory group held a virtual meet to discuss the so-called B.1.1.529 variant of Covid-19, that has made stock markets to swoon and led the European Union to cancel flights to southern Africa.
The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.
Covaxin analysis demonstrated it to be 93.4 percent effective against severe symptomatic Covid-19, the Lancet Study said.
After the World Health Organization (WHO) listed Bharat Biotech's Covaxin in Emergency use, the UK government will now list it in its list of approved vaccines for Covid-19, the British High Commissioner said.
In 70% cases up from 56% in 2019, countries report that lack of funding, the impact of Covid19 and insufficient human resource capacity are major barriers to progress in helping reduce the impact of climate change on the health of millions.
An estimated three million visa applications from Indians wanting to visit the United States, either for work, leisure or academics, will flood the US administration once the travel restrictions are eased.
The submission is based on results of Bharat Biotech's Phase 2/3 paediatric clinical trial involving 526 children between 2-18 years of age.
The announcement has come as a great relief to the millions of Indians including—students, professionals and businessmen jabbed with Covaxin who intend to travel abroad.
Covaxin was assessed under the WHO EUL procedure based on the review of data on quality, safety, efficacy, a risk management plan and programmatic suitability.
The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on October 26 had sought 'additional clarifications' from the company for Covaxin to conduct a final 'risk-benefit assessment' for Emergency Use Listing of the vaccine.
The G20 leaders vowed to strengthen the World Health Organization to fast-track the process for emergency use authorization of Covid-19 vaccines and boosting vaccine supply in developing nations.
The US support for Taiwan comes as tensions between China and the island are now at the highest in decades, with Beijing stepping up its military harassment by flying fighter jets toward Taiwan.
According to the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the financial assistance would be directly received by humanitarian organizations including UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO.
India recently surpassed the milestone of administering 100 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin undoubtedly has been an integral part of this journey.
India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.
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Indian Player Mayank Agarwal plays a shot during third day of the first Test cricket match between India and New Zealand, at Green Park stadium in Kanpur.PTI Photo/Arun Sharma
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