Two variants of SARS CoV 2 -- N440K and E484K -- have been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana.
"Let me assure you that adverse events are not even taking place to a significant scale, said V K Paul, member (health), Niti Aayog who also heads the national task force on Covid-19.
Enough stockpile of COVID-19 vaccine for inoculation of priority groups in first phase: Niti Aayog member V K Paul
Paul noted that "three to four months from now, there will be other vaccines and the stockpile will be even bigger."
NITI Aayog member VK Paul on Sunday said the speed with which scientists and the industry came together to meet this challenge epitomizes the spirit and potential of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat'.
The NTF recommended that 5% of all positive samples from every state be subjected to whole genome sequencing to track the mutations in coronavirus in India.
Considering the trend, I would call it a third wave. Because by September end and October beginning, cases had started to drop...it went below 3,000.
The Centre on Tuesday cautioned against pinning too much hope on the Covid-19 vaccines, saying everyone wants them to succeed but there is no guarantee, they will.
The committee on vaccine administration will engage with all stakeholders including state governments and vaccine manufacturers and its terms of reference include selecting suitable vaccines.