India’s pharmaceutical company Zydus begins human trails for potential COVID vaccine

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Srinagar: Indian pharmaceutical company Zydus on Wednesday said that it has started human studies for its potential COVID vaccine, as coronavirus infections continue to surge in the world’s third worst-hit nation, reports said.

According to a report by an international news agency Reuters, ZyCoV-D, its plasmid DNA vaccine, was found to be safe, immunogenic and well-tolerated in the pre-clinical toxicity studies, Zydus said.

The report added that in the human trials, Zydus will enroll over 1,000 subjects across multiple clinical study sites in India.

On Tuesday, India recorded a spike of more than 28,000 cases for the second consecutive day in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,06,752 cases with a death total of 23,727.

India crossed nine lakh mark from eight lakh within three days. It had crossed the 8 lakh Covid-19 cases on July 11. India witnessed a spike of 28,498 fresh cases and with 553 deaths in the last 24 hours the total number of fatalities crossed 23,727.

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