Today WHO experts' meeting regarding booster dose will focus on many aspects including effectiveness-safety

Today WHO experts' meeting regarding booster dose will focus on many aspects including effectiveness-safety

 There is a meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of WHO experts on Booster Dose Corona Vaccination today. Immunogenicity, effectiveness, safety, evidence and booster dose vaccination will be discussed at this meeting. Let us inform that amidst growing concern about the new variant of Corona, Omicron, on Monday, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had demanded from the central government to give booster dose to all frontline workers including doctors, health workers and sanitation workers.

Amid growing concern, a Parliamentary committee has recommended the government to conduct more research to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing vaccine and the need for booster doses to control the new variant. At the same time, questions are being raised about the booster dose of the vaccine and the vaccination of children after the new variant Omicron of Corona appeared. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had said a few days ago that the government would take a decision on vaccination and booster dose of children based on scientific advice. 

Let us inform that this variant has been kept in the category of concern by the World Health Organization. However, scientists are still collecting data to establish how contagious Omicron is and the severity of the disease it causes.

Omicron's total in India reaches 23

After two more cases of Omicron were reported in Maharashtra located in India on Monday, the total number of people infected with it across the country has increased to 23. However, the number of daily cases of corona infection has come down.

latest status of corona virus in india

According to the latest data of the Union Health Ministry, 6,822 new cases of corona infection have been reported in the country and 220 people have died in the last 24 hours. At the same time, there have been 10,004 recoveries, with this the number of active cases has gone up to 95,014.

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Two Indians among those injured in Abu Dhabi drone attack, efforts to bring bodies of other two killed civilians intensified

Two Indians among those injured in Abu Dhabi drone attack, efforts to bring bodies of other two killed civilians intensified

Two Indian nationals were also among the six injured in the drone attack in Abu Dhabi, who were discharged from the hospital on Monday night after treatment . The Indian Embassy in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) has given this information. Drone attacks by Houthi rebels led to multiple explosions, killing three people. Two Indian nationals and a Pakistani national are also among those who died. The bodies of the deceased Indians will be sent to India soon.

The Indian embassy tweeted, "Information about the identity of the two Indian nationals killed in the attack has been obtained. Indian Embassy officials are in touch with their families. The mission is working closely with the UAE authorities, including ADNOC, to send his body to India. The embassy said in another tweet, 'Two Indians are among the six injured in the drone attack. After receiving medical treatment, these people were discharged from the hospital last night. We are thankful to the rest of the people including the UAE government.

Explosion in petroleum tankers

Houthi rebels attacked the Musaffah industrial area near the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (ADNOC) storage facility, causing three petroleum tankers to explode. Apart from this, a fire also broke out in the newly under construction area of ​​Abu Dhabi International Airport. According to the police, the authorities have started a thorough investigation to find out the cause of the fire and the circumstances related to it. An Etihad Airways spokesperson told Khaleej Times that normal operations at the airport were immediately resumed. "The safety of our guests and crew is our top priority," he said.

Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack

At the same time, there has been a strong reaction from the UAE after the attack. Senior Emirati diplomat Anwar Gargash, diplomatic adviser to the UAE President, said the Gulf nation was dealing "transparently and responsibly" with Houthi attacks on some civilian facilities in Abu Dhabi. Yemen's Houthi rebels claim they have targeted the United Arab Emirates. Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels said they would soon issue a statement about a "special military operation in the middle of the UAE," Houthi-owned Al Masira TV channel said on Monday.

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