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07 July 2020 Current Events India Records Over 7 Lakh Covid-19 Infections, First Phase Human Trials to Begin

For the first phase of human trials for COVAXIN, nearly 1,100 people are expected to be enrolled. COVAXIN is India's first Covid-19 vaccine which is developed by Bharat Biotech. The first phase of the vaccine is scheduled to start next week with July 13 set as the date for participant enrollment. After the results from a Phase I will further determine the start of the next phase of testing. ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has selected 12 institutes to conduct these trials including AIIMS in Delhi and Patna and directed that these be fast-tracked. However, it is still unclear if Covid-19 vaccine can be released right after the first phase trial.


Saudi Arabia Announced New Measures for Post Coronavirus Haj Yatra

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia announced health protocols for the 2020 Haj season. The country has decided to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the Haj to around 1,000. As per the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam, will also be prohibited from touching during the Haj. Social distancing norms have also been implemented. Further, access to sacred sites at Mona, Muzdalifah, and Arafat will also be limited to those with Haj permits, which will start from Sunday, July 19 till August 2, 2020. Also, wearing masks has been mandated for both pilgrims and organizers.


India Records Over 7 Lakh Covid-19 Infections, First Phase Human Trials to Begin

For the first phase of human trials for COVAXIN, nearly 1,100 people are expected to be enrolled. COVAXIN is India's first Covid-19 vaccine which is developed by Bharat Biotech. The first phase of the vaccine is scheduled to start next week with July 13 set as the date for participant enrollment. After the results from a Phase I will further determine the start of the next phase of testing. ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has selected 12 institutes to conduct these trials including AIIMS in Delhi and Patna and directed that these be fast-tracked. However, it is still unclear if Covid-19 vaccine can be released right after the first phase trial.

Saudi Arabia Announced New Measures for Post Coronavirus Haj Yatra

To prevent the spread of Coronavirus, Saudi Arabia announced health protocols for the 2020 Haj season. The country has decided to limit the number of domestic pilgrims attending the Haj to around 1,000. As per the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), Kaaba, the holiest site in Islam, will also be prohibited from touching during the Haj. Social distancing norms have also been implemented. Further, access to sacred sites at Mona, Muzdalifah, and Arafat will also be limited to those with Haj permits, which will start from Sunday, July 19 till August 2, 2020. Also, wearing masks has been mandated for both pilgrims and organizers.

India's First Covid-19 Vaccine to be Launched by August 15

India's first Covid-19 vaccine COVAXIN developed by Bharat Biotech gets a nod for human clinical trials from the Drug Controller General of India. This is in collaboration with ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) and NIV (National Institute of Virology) and was instrumental in the development of the vaccine as per the officials from the company. The trial will be done in Phase I and Phase II for SARS - CoV - 2, which is approved after preclinical studies demonstrated by safety and immune response, which would start across the country from next month. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare granted permission to initiate Phase I and II human clinical trials after the company submitted results generated from preclinical studies.




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