Epidemic Current Affairs, GK & News

International Day of Epidemic Preparedness: December 27

The first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness was celebrated by the United Nations on December 27, 2020. The day is being celebrated to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of scientific knowledge and exchange best practices regionally, locally, and internationally. The day will help to prevent COVID-19 like situations. It will also help to equip the ..

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CEPI to include India among six other countries for COVID-19 Vaccine Testing

The Global Initiative of Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness for Innovation, CEPI has identified six labs from countries such as Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Bangladesh and India. Highlights The THSTI lab of India has been recognised under the global network of CEPI for assessment of COVID-19 vaccines. THSTI is Translational Health Science and Technology Institute. It ..

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COVID-19 Vaccine: India launches “Strengthening Clinical Trial Research Capacities in Neighbouring Countries” programme

On September 23, the Department of Biotechnology launched “Strengthening Clinical Trials Research Capacities in Neighbouring Countries” programme under the Ind-CEPI Mission. Highlights The programme has been launched in partnership with Ministry of External Affairs. It is a training programme that will strengthen clinical trial research capacity of neighbourhood. In the current situation of the COVID-19 ..

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GoI launches “Containment Plan for Large Outbreaks”

With the lock down period nearing its closure, the Govenremnt of India has begun its preliminary preparations to pull the economy back to its bloom. Several strategies are being adopted by the Government in order to achieve this. On April 6, 2020, the Union Health Ministry launched the “Containment Plan for Large Outbreaks”. The plan ..

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COVID-19 case recorded in Mumbai’s Dharavi

A 56 year old man from Dharavi in Mumbai recently passed away due to COVID-19, sparking fears of the disease’s spread in Asia’s largest slum. About the Incident A 56 year old man in Dharavi recently died due to COVID-19. This first positive case in the slum area was traced back to the Tablighi Jamaat ..

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