A letter written by ICMR as internal communication by ICMR to Bharat Biotech surfaced on social media and it reveals that India’s first Coronavirus vaccine is planned for launch for public health use by August 15th. ICMR in association with Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech is working on this Vaccine.
India has over 6 lakh reported cases of coronavirus with over 19,000 deaths. The vaccine named Covaxin is made from an isolated strain of the novel coronavirus from an asymptomatic Covid-19 patient. The vaccine is a success in the Animal Trials and 12 institutes have been selected by ICMR for the Human Trials.
Meanwhile, India’s Corona cases are soaring by over 20,000 in a day for the first time taking the country’s total tally to 6,25,544 on Friday while the death toll climbed to 18,213 with 379 new fatalities, according to the Medical Bulletin released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.Follow @THEPANIPURI