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In Gujarat, more than 4,300 people have died so far in 7441 new cases of coronavirus

A further 7441 people were diagnosed with coronavirus in Gujarat on Saturday, and five more died from the infectious disease. The health department said the total number of infections in Gujarat was 2,4646,51 and 4,314 people died of the deadly virus. The department said in a statement that 922 patients had been infected on Saturday. Through this, a total of 2,31,22 patients have been infected. In the state, 9,477 patients are being treated for infections.

Recommendation for ‘covaxine’ approval for emergency use

Meanwhile, an expert committee of the Central Medicine Authority of India on Saturday recommended the approval of the home-developed Covid-19 vaccine ‘Kovacin’ for emergency use with certain conditions. On Friday, the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization’s (CDSCO) Cowid-19 subject matter expert committee (SEC) recommended approval for emergency use of the coronavirus vaccine in Oxford for emergency use in India. In collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India Biotech has developed covaxin domestically.

The vaccine from a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical firm was reconsidered on Saturday after a submission was handed over to the CDSC’s Committee of Experts (SEC) on Covid-19 for emergency use, sources said. In December, India Biotech filed an application with the Comptroller General of India Pharmaceuticals (DCGI) for approval of the domestically developed covacin vaccine. The SEC on Friday recommended the approval of the Oxford-Astrageneca anti-coronavirus vaccine ‘Covishield’ for emergency use in India.

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