Trial of children's corona vaccine will begin within 10 days, DCGI approves

May 19 2021 05:13 AM
Trial of children's corona vaccine will begin within 10 days, DCGI approves

New Delhi: NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul on Tuesday gave a big report on corona vaccine for children amid corona havoc. Dr VK Paul said, "Drug Controller General of India has received approval for clinical trial of vaccine on children between 2 and 18 years of age. I am told that the trial will start in 10 to 12 days. '

Further, NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul said that we will examine drdo's medicine for corona treatment in corona national task force and take a decision to include corona treatment protocol. The Drugs Controller General of India has allowed its emergency use.

Talking to reporters in New Delhi on Tuesday, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Luv Agarwal said that more than 1,00,000 active cases have come down to just 8 states. States with active cases between 50,000-1,00,000 have gone up to 10. There have been less than 50,000 active cases in Delhi. There are 18 States with less than 50,000 active cases. There are 22 States where positivity is more than 15%. There are 13 States with 5%-15% positivity. There is less than 5% positivity in the State. Weekly positivity in Delhi has come down from 25% to 13.6%.

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