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Haryana Minister Who Took Covaxin Shot During Trials, Tests Positive For COVID-19

Recently, reports came out that adverse event was reported in Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin trials. This occurred during the Phase I trials in August.

 

Sonipat| In a shocking development, Haryana Minister Anil Vij was found Coronavirus positive on Saturday. On November 20, at a hospital in Ambala, he was given a Covaxin dose under a third phase trial. He himself gave information about it on social media. However, after he tested positive, he said that the people who came in his contact should get the coronavirus test done at the earliest.

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Recently, reports came out that adverse event was reported in Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin trials. This occurred during the Phase I trials in August. However, the company did not promptly admit to the public. A volunteer, with no comorbidities, developed viral pneumonitis after he was given a dose of the Covaxin shot. However, Balram Bhargava, DG-ICMR said that the adverse impact did not demand stoppage of the trials.

The number of corona patients in the country crossed 9.6 million. In the last 5 days, there has been a decrease in the active case. On Friday, 36,711 fresh cases were reported in the country, while 42,359 people recovered from the virus. At the same time, 510 people died in the last 24 hours taking the total toll to 1,39,700.

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