COVID-19 Current Affairs - 2020

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…

Russia Approves 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine EpiVacCorona

Russia has approved the second Covid-19 vaccine called the ‘EpiVacCorona’ after early-stage trials. This new vaccine comes has been approved two months after the Russia’s first vaccine Sputnik V. Highlights Russia have became the first country to give regulatory approval to a Covid-19 vaccine in August after it launched the Sputnik V. The third Russian 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…

Johnson & Johnson Paused COVID Vaccine Trial after unexplained illness of participant

Johnson & Johnson have temporarily stopped its Covid-19 vaccine trial. The trial was stopped in the backdrop of one of its participants became sick during the trial. Highlights Giving further doses to all Covid-19 vaccine candidate clinical trials has been stopped. Phase 3 ENSEMBLE trial has also been stopped temporarily. One of the trial participant Read More…

Health Ministry to roll out FELUDA Paper strip tests for Corona Virus

The Union Health Ministry have announced during the fifth edition of “Sunday Samvaad” on October 11, 2020 that India is will roll out its Feluda Paper Strip test for Corona Virus in few weeks. Sunday Samvaad Sunday Samvaad is an interactive session which is held by the minister on social media platforms. The minister announced Read More…