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10/26, 1:37 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WHO's decision on India's COVID jab expected within 24 hours

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing data on India's Covaxin COVID-19 shot in order to decide on its emergency use approval, spokesperson Margaret Harris said on Tuesday.

"WHO has a system in which there is a technical committee which has approved it (Covaxin) while the other committee is meeting today," Indian Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya explained, adding that Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have been regularly updating data on their vaccine.

"If all is in place and all goes well and if the committee is satisfied, we would expect a recommendation within the next 24 hours or so," Harris said.

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