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Govt approves emergency use of Corbevax, Covovax vaccines & anti-viral pill Molnupiravir

On Tuesday, the central government announced that it has approved the emergency use of two more COVID-19 vaccines - Corbevax and Covovax- and the new anti-viral pill, Molnupiravir, in the fight against COVID-19. The approval was granted by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), and the announcement came through the Health Minister's Twitter account.

This brings the total number of approved vaccines in the country up to 8. Previously, Serum Institute's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, ZyduCadila's ZyCoV-D, Russia's Sputnik V and the US-made Moderna and Johnson and Johnson had received emergency use authorisation.

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All eligible beneficiaries in Indore jabbed with the first dose of COVID vaccine!

In a landmark victory against the COVID pandemic, Indore has achieved 100% first dose vaccine coverage among its eligible population. This means, that all people over the age of 18 years here, have at least received their primary anti-viral jab. Reportedly, Indore is the first district in India, with a 10 lakh+ population, to have achieved this feat. This, in turn, has strengthened the current healing trends in the city, the state and the nation, at large.

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Foreigners living in UP can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine

In a bid to bolster state-wide immunity, the Uttar Pradesh government has opened up the vaccination facility for foreigners living here. As per reports, this population segment has to follow the new guidelines to get their vaccine jab. It may be noted that the vaccination provision is only for foreign residents and not tourists.

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Coca-Cola's transportation services to aid 1.45 lakh vaccine beneficiaries across rural India

Global beverage giant, Coca-Cola has risen to the need of the pandemic hour to relay a unique aid to people. The CSR arm of the company has decided to cater transport services to about 1.45 lakh people in rural India to get their vaccination jab. The service will be provided across 4,400 communities and villages in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Punjab, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana, Delhi and Haryana. Besides, the Coca-Cola Foundation aims to spread awareness and encourage community participation to accelerate the vaccination drive.

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Vaccination drive for pregnant women to set pace in Mumbai, Monday onwards

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, in line with the Centre's directives, has decided to extend the benefits of the city's COVID vaccination drive to pregnant women now. From Monday onwards, public centres in the MMR will administer the vaccine jab to this segment of the population. As per reports, there are approximately one lakh ladies in this category.

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