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Herd immunity still far off, don’t get complacent: Health Min

Herd immunity still far off, don’t get complacent: Health Min

🕔07:05, 28.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 28  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday cautioned that the ICMR’s Sero survey report should not create a sense of complacency in people, as the Indian population is not even close to achieving herd immunity. His

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ICMR completes second serosurvey, analysis underway in final stage

ICMR completes second serosurvey, analysis underway in final stage

🕔07:03, 21.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 21  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has completed the second round of the countrywide serological survey (serosurvey) to detect the prevalence of the COVID-19 disease and its analysis is underway in the final stage, the

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India had 64L Covid infections by May: ICMR sero survey

India had 64L Covid infections by May: ICMR sero survey

🕔08:02, 11.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 11  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday published the results of part two of the first national population-based sero survey to check the transmission of Covid-19 in the country. The findings of the survey,

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ICMR recommends ‘test on-demand’ for Covid-19

ICMR recommends ‘test on-demand’ for Covid-19

🕔08:33, 5.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 5  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued an advisory on the strategy for Covid-19 testing in which it has recommended “testing on demand”. According to the advisory, testing on demand should be done for

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AIIMS to begin Covid vaccine human trial from next week

AIIMS to begin Covid vaccine human trial from next week

🕔09:57, 19.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 19  In a major development, AIIMS Delhi will begin human trials of India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, from next week on 100 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 55. The volunteers will be kept under observation

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ICMR plans national sero-survey to detect exposure to Covid-19

ICMR plans national sero-survey to detect exposure to Covid-19

🕔07:33, 11.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 11  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is planning to carry out a nationwide sero-survey to determine the exposure of coronavirus infection among the population, it was announced on Friday. The new survey will be similar

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NIMS begins subject registration for Covid vax clinical trial

NIMS begins subject registration for Covid vax clinical trial

🕔17:18, 7.Jul 2020

Hyderabad, July 7  The subject enrolment for Phase-I clinical trial of India’s first indigenous vaccine for COVID-19 began at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Science (NIMS) here on Tuesday. On the direction of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), authorities

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It takes 18 months to develop good vaccine: Ex-ICMR chief

It takes 18 months to develop good vaccine: Ex-ICMR chief

🕔18:54, 4.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 4  A good vaccine usually takes at least 18 months, before it could be rolled out for production after fast-tracking all the mandatory regulatory approvals, said N.K. Ganguly, former director general of Indian Council of Medical Research

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ICMR plans to launch 1st indigenous Covid vax by Aug 15

ICMR plans to launch 1st indigenous Covid vax by Aug 15

🕔12:41, 3.Jul 2020

Hyderabad, July 3  The Indian council of Medical Research (ICMR) plans to launch indigenous vaccine for COVID-19 by August 15 after the completion of the clinical trials. It has selected 13 institutions across the country for clinical trials and asked

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Bharat Biotech Covid vaccine candidate’s human trials from July

Bharat Biotech Covid vaccine candidate’s human trials from July

🕔22:15, 29.Jun 2020

Hyderabad, June 29  Leading vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Monday announced that it has successfully developed Covaxin, India’s first vaccine candidate for Covid-19, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology (NIV) and

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No community transmission of Covid-19 in India, says ICMR

No community transmission of Covid-19 in India, says ICMR

🕔07:18, 12.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 12  There is no community transmission of Covid-19 at the national level, while the lockdown measures helped in controlling the spread of the deadly virus until now, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Balram Bhargava

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Far from Covid peak due to timely clinical management: Govt

Far from Covid peak due to timely clinical management: Govt

🕔07:08, 3.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 3 Amid Covid cases rising in the country and the government ramping up testing to an average of 120,000 tests daily, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said that India is far from the peak,

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India to continue using HCQ as prophylaxis for COVID: ICMR

India to continue using HCQ as prophylaxis for COVID: ICMR

🕔18:22, 26.May 2020

New Delhi, May 26 The Indian Council of Medical Research on Tuesday said it will continue using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) medicine as prophylaxis for COVID-19 disease. Speaking at a press conference, Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General (DG) of the ICMR, told the

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Over a million tests done: ICMR

Over a million tests done: ICMR

🕔13:11, 3.May 2020

New Delhi, May 3 (ICMR) The Indian Council of Medical Research on Sunday said that it has conducted over a million RT-PCR tests for novel coronavirus so far. In a press statement the apex medical research body said, “A total

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Out of over 5 lakh samples tested, 21797 corona positive: ICMR

Out of over 5 lakh samples tested, 21797 corona positive: ICMR

🕔14:09, 23.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 23  A total of 5,00,542 samples have been tested by 9 a.m. on Thursday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India’s leading medical research lab. The tests have been done from 4,85,172 individuals. Meanwhile, out

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ICMR asks states to halt using Rapid Test Kits

ICMR asks states to halt using Rapid Test Kits

🕔18:40, 21.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 21  The Indian Council of Medical Research on Tuesday asked states to halt the use of rapid testing kits for Covid-19 for at least two days as the kits are giving inaccurate results. At the daily media

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Major progress in fighting Covid-19, lockdown beneficial: ICMR

Major progress in fighting Covid-19, lockdown beneficial: ICMR

🕔18:38, 21.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 21  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday said Covid-19 is a new disease, and in the last three and half months, they have made major scientific progress — developing PCR tests, seeing 5 vaccines

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Over 3.8 lakh corona tests conducted so far: ICMR

Over 3.8 lakh corona tests conducted so far: ICMR

🕔20:50, 19.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 19  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that it has conducted more than 3 lakh eighty thousand tests so far in the country. Addressing media, Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar, chief scientist of the ICMR said, “We

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Only 4% odd tests turning COVID-19 positive in India

Only 4% odd tests turning COVID-19 positive in India

🕔07:04, 17.Apr 2020

New Delhi, April 17  The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has reported that 12,581 individuals have tested positive for coronavirus in India and 1,206 tested positive on Thursday. ICMR said that a total of 3.02 lakh samples from 2.86

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India to participate in solidarity trial of coronavirus vaccine: ICMR

India to participate in solidarity trial of coronavirus vaccine: ICMR

🕔20:42, 27.Mar 2020

New Delhi, March 27 The Indian Council for Medical Research said on Friday that India is likely to participate in the solidarity trial of coronavirus vaccine to be conducted by the World Health Organization. Speaking at a press conference here, ICMR

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