Pune Live Highlights: Maharashtra crosses 110 million covid vaccine doses mark at 5.30 PM today. Maharashtra had achieved 100 million mark on 9th of November. Till now Maharashtra has administered 11,00,26,925 covid vaccine doses. 3.76 crore individuals have received both the doses of covid vaccine and 7.24 crore individuals have received at least one dose of covid vaccine.
In another news, primary school students in Maharashtra can go back to physical classes from December 1, the state government has announced. Primary schools in the state have been shut since March 2020, when the first lockdown was announced following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Bharat Biotech, Thursday, commended the investigators from AIIMS on the Covaxin study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. These results provide evidence for effectiveness for COVAXIN in real-life settings, a statement issued on Thursday has said. The study assessed 2,714 hospital workers at AIIMS, New Delhi, who were symptomatic and underwent RT-PCR testing for the coronavirus between April 15 and May 15 this year. Two doses of Covaxin have 50 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19, the study revealed.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 960 new coronavirus infections and 41 fatalities out of which 114 new Covid-19 infections and 20 deaths were recorded by Pune city on Wednesday.
After a year of steady decline in exports due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the export of engineering goods, processed food and auto components from Pune seem to be back on track. Maharatta Chamber of Commerce Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA), which issues certificates of origins (non preferential), has seen a significant jump in exports. During the first year of the pandemic, 2020-21, only 946 companies had applied for and received 28,180 certificates. However, this year, from April to October, 1,039 companies had applied for and have received 38,670 certificates.