Rolling data allows the WHO to start its review right away, as information continues to come in, to accelerate the overall review process.
Bharat Biotech had shared the relevant data from the clinical trials with the world health agency over the past few months.
Sputnik V is currently manufactured in India and being sold by Dr Reddy's Laboratories under Emergency Use Authorisation route.
The WHO added B.1.621 (including B.1.621.1) to the list of VOI on August 30 and gave it the designation “Mu”. It has mutations that indicate potential immune escape properties.
The total wholesales across categories, excluding commercial vehicles, declined to 15,86,873 units last month, compared to 17,90,115 units in August 2020.
'I will not stay silent when companies and countries that control the global supply of vaccines think the world's poor should be satisfied with leftovers,' he said.
Minister Subramanian informed the Assembly that if WHO approves booster shot for Covid-19, the State government would follow suit.
The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.
Tedros says he’s called for a moratorium on booster shots at least until the end of September “to allow those countries that are furthest behind to catch up.”
Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of interest", the global health body said Tuesday in its weekly pandemic bulletin.
Dr. Hans Kluge cited 'deeply worrying' levels of high transmission, saying 33 countries among the 53 in the WHO Europe region have reported an increase in case counts of 10 percent or more
The country’s fourth largest city Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, fell to the Taliban on August 14.
High virus transmission rates across the continent were "deeply worrying, particularly in the light of low vaccination uptake in priority populations in a number of countries."
Fu Cong, a Foreign Ministry director general, said at a briefing for foreign journalists on Wednesday that 'scapegoating China cannot whitewash the US.'
On the use of drugs like Remdesivir, HCQ or Ivermectin for Covid treatment, she said as of now, there is no evidence that HCQ or Ivermectin have any role to play in reducing mortality or morbidity.