Covid Vaccine Update : PM reviews progress in COVID vaccine development

New Delhi, Nov 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad on Saturday to review progress in the development of indigenous DNA-based COVID vaccine by Zydus Cadila.

“Visited the Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad to know more about the indigenous DNA based vaccine being developed by Zydus Cadila.

I compliment the team behind this effort for their work. Government of India is actively working with them to support them in this journey,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

The Prime Minister was in Ahmedabad on the first leg of his three state visit. He is also scheduled to visit the Serum Institute of India in Pune and Bharat Bio-tech in Hyderabad to review progress on development of COVID vaccines and have discussions with scientists there.

At these centers the Prime Minister will have discussions with scientists involved in developing in COVID vaccine and get a perspective of the preparations, challenges and roadmap in the endeavour to develop the vaccine, an official spokesman said.

Even as the Prime Minister reviews progress on the development of COVID vaccine, India on Saturday witnessed a fresh spike of 41,322 new COVID cases pushing the country’s tally to 93,51,110, the Union Health Ministry said in its daily update here. Fatality count due to the pandemic so far has surged to 1,36,200 after 485 more lives were claimed during past 24 hours by the highly contagious virus.

Presently, the active caseload of nCoV cases on the country stands at 4,54,940, after witnessing a dip of 615 such cases since Friday. As on recoveries front, there were 41,452 cured cases recorded in the past one day, pushing the total recovered patients’ number till date to 87,59,969 across the nation. According to the ICMR, 13,82,20,354 COVID tests have been done so far in the country till date.

UNI

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