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DCGI approves study on mixing Covishield, Covaxin; clinical trials to begin soon


In a progressive move, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), on Tuesday, gave the approval to conduct a study on mixing doses of the two main made-in-India? vaccines- Covishield and Covaxin.
As per reports, the clinical trials of the study would be conducted by Vellore’s Christian Medical College, Tamil Nadu.
Permission has been granted for a research study by CMC Vellore (Tamil Nadu) on mixing of vaccines doses, said Dr V K Paul from Niti Aayog during a press briefing on Tuesday.
This study came amid speculations of the third wave of COVID-19. Earlier, a similar study was conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which stated that mixing two COVID-19 vaccines would result in a strong immune response.
However, experts working on this particular study believed that it would be different from the one conducted by ICMR.
Subject Expert Committee of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) had recommended conducting the study on July 29.
The main objective of this study is to determine that whether or not, a person can be given two doses of different COVID-19 vaccines to complete the course.
There are many questions that are still unanswered in terms of COVID-19 vaccine and its efficiency. However, if experts were to be believed, this study might help us in getting answers to some of them.

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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