What all is happening with regards to Covid-19? As India becomes the nation with the second most infected cases, there are some new developments with regards to the pandemic and the race for making a new vaccine.
the A new experimental Covid-19 vaccine originating from the University of Oxford has begun human trials in Australia in partnership with the Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. The institute has one of the most advanced Covid-19 shots currently in final-stage trials in partnership with AstraZeneca Plc.
On the other hand, the clinical trials of Sputnik V vaccine for coronavirus will be held this month in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Philippines, India and Brazil, confirmed Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
Moving over to the national capital, Delhi, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said, “The sharp spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital will “plateau” after ten days or so, , and asserted that home isolation policy has proved a “game changer” in taming the surge, and it is a strategy the city government will continue to pursue.“
Jain continued, “The current situation is far better than in June” when the city witnessed a big wave of infections.“
Jain added, “One of the main reasons why we are seeing such a rise in the number of fresh cases is because we are going aggressive as far as testing is concerned. We have been conducting tests in markets, crowded places, mohalla clinics, hospitals, and many other places.“
The SOP for school reopening states that schools will be opened on a voluntary basis from September 21, 2020 students from class IX onwards.
Students will be allowed to visit schools subject to written consent of their parents/ guardians and the visits and teacher– student interaction must be organised in a staggered manner.