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Coronavirus vaccine latest update: Covaxin trial begins at AIIMS Delhi; 30-year-old man given the first dose

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Jul 25, 2020, 15:20 ISTclose01/730-year-old man given the first dose of Covaxin in AIIMS, DelhiWhile the Oxford vaccine candidate continues to garner headlines for its promising results of early trials, India is also taking great strides in vaccine development. The clinical trials of India’s first coronavirus vaccine candidate ‘Covaxin’…

India will get 50% of Oxford Coronavirus vaccine doses produced; Serum Institute of India will start Phase 3 trials of vaccine in August: Adar Poonawalla

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Jul 22, 2020, 17:28 ISTclose01/5​India will get 50% of Oxford vaccine doses produced: Adar PoonawallaEven as the world continues to struggle with the novel coronavirus disease, the results of the early trials of the coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University have reignited a new ray of hope. The…

Coronavirus vaccine update: Here’s why Oxford University clinical trials positive outcome is good news for India

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Jul 21, 2020, 12:11 ISTclose01/6Here’s why Oxford University clinical trials positive outcome is good news for IndiaIt’s been seven months since the world first saw the emergence of the deadly coronavirus, which has infected over 13 million people till now and caused lakhs of fatalities.As scientists have been rushing…

Oxford vaccine offers hope, Serum to seek clinical trials in India

LONDON/NEW DELHI: The first set of results from early-stage clinical trials of the Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine candidate show the vaccine is safe and induces an immune reaction, according to results published in the Lancet, a medical journal, on Monday. The results from Oxford were followed by Indian vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute announcing it would…

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Oxford Vaccine Group laboratory in Oxford. (AP)LONDON: Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the…

UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

In this handout photo released by the University of Oxford samples from coronavirus vaccine trials are handled inside the Oxford Vaccine Group laboratory in Oxford. (AP)LONDON: Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial to prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got the…

Coronavirus vaccine update: Oxford vaccine provides ‘double protection’ against novel coronavirus, claims reports

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Last updated on – Jul 17, 2020, 13:33 ISTclose01/7Oxford vaccine may provide ‘double protection’ against novel coronavirus. Here is what it meansAs we write this, the number of coronavirus cases across the globe is inching closer to the 14 billion mark and the highly contagious virus has caused 5,92,745 fatalities across the globe.…

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Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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