BJP minister contracts COVID-19 despite getting India’s locally produced vaccine

Health minister of India’s Haryana state has tested positive for COVID-19, days after he volunteered himself to received locally developed vaccine against the virus in the human phase trials. The BJP minister, Anil Vij announced about his infection on Twitter. India media reports says Vij took vaccine shot of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin less than two weeks ago.

The India-made vaccine entered its last-stage trials in November with a claim from a senior scientist at the government-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that locally developed vaccine has shown encouraging results.

Source: Daily Pakistan