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Coronavirus – India Testing Multi-Purpose Vaccine In Fight Against COVID-19 – NDTV News

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There are over 13,000 coronavirus cases in India.

Highlights

  • The vaccine has proved effective against leprosy, boosts immunity
  • US and China too are working on vaccines to counter coronavirus
  • COVID-19 has killed 437 people in India; over 13,000 are infected

New Delhi:

Indian scientists are testing a multi-purpose vaccine that has proved effective against leprosy and boosts immunity in hosts to see if it can help tackle the coronavirus, the chief of country’s largest public-funded research institution told NDTV on Friday.

“With the approval of the DCGI (Drug Controller General of India), we have begun tests on the MW vaccine that has been successfully used against leprosy,” Dr Shekhar Mande, Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), said.

“Making a vaccine is a lengthy process. The research is going on. We are working on a vaccine that improves the immunity in hosts. We are awaiting two more approvals. Once we have those, we will start trials. We will know the results within the next six weeks,” Dr Mande said.

The World Health Organisation has said a specific vaccine for the novel coronavirus that has triggered the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could take at least 12 months or longer.

Several countries including the US and China are working on vaccines to counter the fast-spreading respiratory virus that has affected over 21 lakh people across the world and killed nearly 1.5 lakh. In India, over 13,000 people have been infected and 437 have died.

Dr Mande said India is working on genome sequencing of the virus that will help trace its origin and spread. It can also help understand if the virus is mutating and developing resistance to drugs being used against it.

“The NIV (National Institute of Virology) in Pune has done 25 sequencing. We have done 30 sequencing in two of our labs. We do some 500 to 1,000 in the coming two weeks,” he said.

“There are around six to seven strains (of coronavirus) in the world. It is too early to say how many strains we have in India. We will find that out as we perform more sequencing,” Dr Mande said.

World

21,71,691Cases
14,71,252Active
5,54,242Recovered
1,46,197Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 185 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 21,71,691 and 1,46,197 have died; 14,71,252 are active cases and 5,54,242 have recovered as on April 17, 2020 at 5:34 pm.

India

13,835 1076Cases
11,616 792Active
1,767 252Recovered
452 32Deaths
In India, there are 13,835 confirmed cases including 452 deaths. The number of active cases is 11,616 and 1,767 have recovered as on April 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases
Mumbai Suburban65
Ahmednagar22
Aurangabad8
Osmanabad4
Ratnagiri2
Sindhudurg1
Details Awaited*2337

3205 286

2711 274

300 5

194 7

DistrictCases
Central100
Shahdara66
New Delhi56
South East33
South West24
North East9
North West6
Details Awaited*1065

1640 62

1551 47

51 9

38 6

DistrictCases
Chhindwara2
Details Awaited*1081

1308 188

1186 183

65 1

57 4

DistrictCases
Chennai150
Coimbatore60
Dindigul45
Tirunelveli36
Tiruchirappalli30
Namakkal28
Tiruppur19
Villupuram16
Cuddalore13
Thiruvallur12
Thiruvarur12
Virudhunagar11
Thanjavur11
Nagapattinam11
Tiruvannamalai9
Kanchipuram6
Kanniyakumari6
Sivaganga5
The Nilgiris4
Ramanathapuram2
Perambalur1
Details Awaited*660

1267 25

1072

180 62

15 1

DistrictCases
Bhilwara27
Jhunjhunu20
Jaisalmer16
Dungarpur6
Bharatpur5
Pratapgarh2
Details Awaited*807

1131 108

956 83

164 17

11 8

DistrictCases
Ahmadabad79
Bhavnagar13
Gandhinagar12
Vadodara12
Porbandar3
Gir Somnath2
Panch Mahals1
Sabar Kantha1
Chhotaudepur1
Details Awaited*856

1021 150

909 138

74 10

38 2

DistrictCases
Gautam Buddha Nagar58
Ghaziabad23
Saharanpur13
Kanpur Nagar8
Maharajganj6
Firozabad4
Pratapgarh3
Bulandshahr3
Rae Bareli2
Shahjahanpur1
Kaushambi1
Moradabad1
Prayagraj1
Barabanki1
Details Awaited*541

846 73

758 66

74 6

14 1

DistrictCases
Hyderabad174
Nizamabad26
Warangal Urban23
Medchal Malkajgiri17
Ranga Reddy17
Nalgonda13
Jogulamba Gadwal12
Adilabad10
Kamareddy9
Karimnagar9
Mahabubnagar8
Sangareddy7
Vikarabad4
Bhadradri Kothagudem4
Peddapalli2
Nagarkurnool2
Jayashankar Bhupalapally1
Mahabubabad1
Details Awaited*379

743 45

539

186 66

18

DistrictCases
Spsr Nellore42
Prakasam24
West Godavari21
Visakhapatanam20
Chittoor17
East Godavari12
Anantapur6
Details Awaited*280

572 38

522 22

36 16

14

DistrictCases
Kasaragod149
Ernakulam26
Thiruvananthapuram15
Malappuram14
Kozhikode13
Pathanamthitta13
Thrissur12
Alappuzha3
Details Awaited*68

395 7

147

245 27

3

DistrictCases
Bengaluru Urban59
Chikkaballapura10
Uttara Kannada10
Dakshina Kannada8
Kalaburagi6
Bagalkote5
Bengaluru Rural5
Davangere2
Chitradurga1
Details Awaited*178

353 38

258 38

82

13

DistrictCases
Srinagar33
Bandipora24
Baramulla16
Ganderbal2
Details Awaited*198

314 14

272 12

38 2

4

DistrictCases
Medinipur East12
Kalimpong7
24 Paraganas North6
Jalpaiguri5
24 Paraganas South4
Purba Bardhaman3
Medinipur West2
Paschim Bardhaman2
Darjeeling1
Details Awaited*152

255 24

194 12

51 9

10 3

DistrictCases
Gurugram35
Faridabad19
Fatehabad3
Panchkula2
Charki Dadri1
Details Awaited*56

205

159

43

3

DistrictCases
S.a.s Nagar26
Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (nawanshahr)18
Amritsar10
Hoshiarpur7
Jalandhar6
Fatehgarh Sahib2
Pathankot2
Kapurthala1
Details Awaited*100

186

146

27

13

DistrictCases
Gopalganj3
Begusarai2
Bhagalpur1
Lakhisarai1
Details Awaited*51

83 9

45 1

37 8

1

DistrictCases
Kalahandi1
Kendrapara1
Details Awaited*18

60

40

19 1

1

DistrictCases
Dehradun17
Udam Singh Nagar4
Pauri Garhwal1
Details Awaited*11

37

28

9

0

DistrictCases
Rajnandgaon1
Details Awaited*26

36 3

13

23 6

0

DistrictCases
Kamrup Metro2
Hailakandi1
Karimganj1
Lakhimpur1
South Salmara Mancachar1
Details Awaited*3

35 2

29 2

5

1

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*22

35

18

16

1

DistrictCases
Hazaribagh1
Details Awaited*26

29 1

27 1

0

2

DistrictCases
Chandigarh18
Details Awaited*3

21

12

9 2

0

DistrictCases
Leh Ladakh11
Details Awaited*4

18 1

4

14 4

0

DistrictCases
North And Middle Andaman7
South Andamans3
Details Awaited*1

11

1

10

0

DistrictCases
East Khasi Hills1
Details Awaited*8

9 2

8 2

0

1

DistrictCases
North Goa5
South Goa1
Details Awaited*1

7

1

6 1

0

DistrictCases
Pondicherry4
Details Awaited*2

7

6

1

0

DistrictCases
Imphal West1

2

1

1

0

DistrictCases
Details Awaited*1

2

1

1

0

DistrictCases

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

1

1

0

0

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