#Covid Warrior

.New York, NY, USA
The poll asked people to select the person or group having the greatest influence in 2020. (Photo: PTI)

  • Essential services employees won the poll with 6.5% of total votes
  • Second and third place were taken by Dr Anthoyn Fauci and firefighters, respectively
  • The total number of votes stretched up to be more than 8 million

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Centre will reserve the MBBS seats under the central pool. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The decision was taken to honour the contribution made by COVID-19 warriors, who lost their lives
  • The selection will be done by the Medical Council Committee
  • The state and union territory (UT) government will certify the eligibility for this category

.Delhi, India
September also witnessed 24,33,319 people recovering from the novel coronavirus infection. (PTI Photo)

  • India recorded 26,21,418 coronavirus infections in September
  • September accounted for 41.53% of total coronavirus cases recorded in India
  • India also recorded 33,390 deaths related to COVID-19 in September

.Singapore
The robot has been developed by clinicians at two Singapore hospitals. (Photo Credit: Facebook/ @NationalCancerCentreSingapore)

  • The robot has been developed in a bid to reduce the risk of healthcare workers getting exposed to coronavirus
  • It has been named SwabBot
  • The patients can activate or terminate the swabbing process at will

.Hyderabad, Telangana, India
The vaccine showed protective efficacy and immunogenicity on non-Human primates. (Photo Credits: PTI Photo)

  • A two-dose vaccination regimen was administered in 20 rhesus macaques
  • No adverse events were seen in animals immunized with a two-dose vaccination regimen
  • The result comes days after the clinical trials of the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccine were suspended

.Beijing, China
The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan,China in December 2019. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Experimental coronavirus vaccines made by China will be offered to its aviation industry workers
  • China launched the emergency use of the vaccine in July
  • The move aims to inoculate high-risk groups against a possible resurgence of the virus

.Pune, Maharashtra, India
Pune's Dr Ranjeet Nikam ferried a COVID-19 patient to a hospital. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The coronavirus patient was admitted at a care centre in Pune
  • His health deteriorated on Monday and he had to be shifted to a hospital
  • As the ambulance driver had fallen sick, the doctor decided to ferry the patient 

.Geneva, Switzerland
The WHO chief said that corrupt practices around medical safety gear amounts to murder. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ @drtedros)

  • WHO chief Ghebreyesus said any type of corruption was unacceptable
  • He said corruption which deprives health workers of appropriate PPE threatened their lives
  • He was talking about graft in South Africa

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Over 9 lakh COVID-19 tests were done in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said. (Photo Credit/PTI)

  • With 69,652 COVID-19 cases, country records highest one-day jump
  • Government says over 9 lakh tests conducted in the last 24 hours in the country
  • Delhi Disaster Management Authority gives approval for reopening of hotels in the city

Lav Agarwal is a 1996-batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.(Photo Credit/PIB)

  • Health Ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal tests coronavirus positive
  • Agarwal briefed media over coronavirus situation regularly in April, May
  • Hoping to see everyone soon, Agarwal tweeted