According to the Police sources 3 constables of the district armed reserve police force who were on COVID duty have tested positive.
Two of the three served at the Kognoli check post.
Their primary contacts are being traced and would be advised home quarantine.
In another case from Mali Galli a woman bangle seller tested positive and the health officials now have the task of finding all the primary contacts of the woman. As she would have touched the hands of the buyers, the health department is trying to identify them in the next 2-3 days.
A few more cases are also been reported from the city but would be confirmed in the evening bulletin.
Around 8 cases including the 3 policemen and Mali Galli are likely to be reported.
The Sunday LockDown would commence from Saturday 8 PM to Monday 5 AM. Strict enforcement of the same would be done by the police.
Anyone loitering around would be booked under the Disaster management act 2005 and the vehicles would be seized.
Every day, night curfew orders are implemented in the city between 8 pm and 5 am. Since Sunday is a full lockdown day, restrictions will begin at 8 pm on Saturday and end at 5 am on Monday.
The public should not come out unnecessarily. If people are roaming in vehicles, the police shall seize the rides, and owners will have to approach the court later to get them released.
All shops would be closed except those for emergencies such as Medicines and essentials. Milk would be available in the morning. However, a complete list of Essentials is not published hence all those who want to buy anything please do it today before 7 PM as most shops start to close by then.
ICMR-Bharat Biotech to expedite clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine, plan launch by August 15
Presently, 12 clinical trial sites have been identified and ICMR has asked the institutions to enable subject enrolment by the first week of July
A letter issued by Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General, ICMR reveals plans to launch the COVID-19 vaccine being developed in collaboration with Bharat Biotech by August 15.
The letter states, “This is the first indigenous vaccine being developed by India and is one of the top priority projects which is being monitored at the topmost level of the Government. The vaccine is derived from a strain of SARS-CoV-2 isolated by ICMR-National lnstitute of Virology, Pune. ICMR and BBIL are jointly working for the preclinical as well as clinical development of this vaccine. It is envisaged to launch the vaccine for public health use latest by August 15, 2020, after completion of all clinical trials. BBIL is working expeditiously to meet the target, however, final outcome will depend on the cooperation of all clinical trial sites involved in this project.”
Presently, 12 clinical trial sites have been identified and ICMR has asked the institutions to enable subject enrolment by the first week of July.
“You are strictly advised to fast track all approvals related to initiation of the clinical trial and ensure that the subject enrolment is initiated no later than July 7, 2020. And non-compliance will be viewed very seriously. Therefore, advised to treat this project on the highest priority and meet the given timelines without any lapse,’ ICMR informs through the letter.
Last week, Bharat Biotech has received approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct phase I and II human clinical trials.
Express Pharma reached out to Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Biotech but he hasn’t responded yet.
Reportedly, the clinical trial sites are as follows: