Telugu states order stricter norms as vaccine trials start at NIMS

Naveen S Garewal

Tribune News Service

Hyderabad, July 14

As the 2 Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana report an unprecedented spike in COVID-19 instances, each the states have reviewed the measures to forestall the unfold of the virus.

Andhra Pradesh has introduced new COVID-19 quarantine pointers, categorising even adjoining Telangana as a “high-risk” state. Telangana has then again segregated the previous metropolis of Hyderabad into clusters and sealed many places.

The medical trials for coronavirus vaccine – COVAXIN – started on Tuesday at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS).

COVAXIN is India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Virology.

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has given a nod for its human medical trials. Trials might be carried out at 12 locations throughout the nation.

Andhra Pradesh reported 1,916 new instances and 43 deaths up to now 24 hours.

New pointers for quarantine of individuals coming into the state from varied elements of the nation and likewise overseas have been introduced.

The Special Chief Secretary (Health) KS Jawahar Reddy has ordered that each one individuals coming from different states is perhaps suggested strict house quarantine for 14 days.

Neighbouring Telangana and Karnataka that had been categorised as “low-risk” states earlier have been put within the “high-risk” class now.

The AP State Road Transport Corporation has introduced it was cancelling over 150 inter-state busses for Bengaluru due to the lockdown being imposed within the Garden City from July 15 to 23.

The Telangana Government has additionally introduced again the idea of containment clusters in sure pockets of the previous metropolis. These clusters are primarily seen in Sultan Shahi, Moghalpura, Lal Darwaza and Shahalibanda areas of the previous metropolis.

Ashok Samrath, Zonal Commissioner (South), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, mentioned areas had been being barricaded to mark cluster zones.

Some 20 cluster zones have come up within the metropolis.

Andhra Pradesh has not opened its inter-state borders but for motion of individuals and acquiring an e-pass for entry into the state continues to be obligatory.

It has ordered a uniform institutional quarantine of seven days for all international returnees and checks is perhaps carried out between the fifth and seventh day (upon arrival) and, based mostly on the consequence, comply with up motion be initiated, he added.

The total COVID-19 dying toll in Andhra Pradesh shot as much as 408 following a report 43 deaths up to now 24 hours.

The toll on Tuesday is increased than the earlier report of 37 deaths reported the previous morning.

Meanwhile, 28 police personnel have examined optimistic for coronavirus within the state within the final 48 hours. Besides, 10 Raj Bhavan staffers and an equal variety of their members of the family have additionally been contaminated with the virus, pushing the entire variety of instances associated to Raj Bhawan to 48.


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