Corona Virus Current Affairs - 2020

Kerala CM inaugurated operations of International Institute of Advanced Virology

Chief Minister (CM) of Kerala , Pinarayi Vijayan , inaugurated the operations of the first phase of the International Institute of Advanced Virology at the Life Science Park at Thonakkal on October 15, 2020. The CM while inaugurating the operations said that the robust public health care system in Kerala has helped to prevent Nipah Read More…

UP CM launches ‘hath dhona, roke corona’ on Global Handwashing Day.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the “hath dhona, roke corona” campaign on October 15, 2020. This campaign was launched while emphasising upon the sanitation practices on the occasion of Global Handwashing Day. Highlights The Chief Minister stressed that common habits of personal hygiene including washing hands can protect from coronavirus infection. Personal hygiene Read More…

WHO Chief appreciated India’s Aarogya Setu App

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus have appreciated India’s COVID-19 contact tracing app named ‘Aarogya Setu’. The chief said that it is one of the technological tools that have successfully helped public health departments to identify clusters of virus and to expand the testing. Highlights The WHO Chief emphasised that the covid-19 Read More…

2nd Sero Survey report: Urban slum & non-slum areas have higher prevalence of Corona infection.

Second sero-survey findings were released on September 29, 2020 by the Indian Council for Medical research (ICMR). Key Findings 6.6% of over 29 thousand people, aged 10 and above, surveyed from 17th August to 22nd September. They showed evidence of past exposure to COVID-19. 7.1% of the adult population, aged 18 and above, also showed evidence Read More…

Serum Institute to produce additional 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Serum Institute of India (SII) has announced today on September 29, 2020  that it will produce an additional 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses for India and other low and middle-income countries in 2021. The announcement is taking forward the collaboration that was made between the Serum Institute of India, GAVI Vaccine Alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Read More…