Mid-day News Nuggets

Top stories this afternoon

1. Covid-19 vaccine trials for children to begin in next 10-12 days in India

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved Phase II/III clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, in the age group of 2 to 18 years.

2. Assam: LPG distributors to go on strike due to non-recognition as frontliners

The North East Indane Distributors Association of Assam, in a press release on Tuesday, said they would go on a strike from next week due to Assam government not recognising their LPG distributors as frontline workers and not giving any priority to them for COVID-19 vaccination.

3. Assam: Youth diagnosed earlier with COVID-induced Black Fungus, dies

A youth diagnosed earlier with COVID inducted black fungus died here at the Apollo Hospital in Guwahati on Wednesday morning.

4. 52 inmates in Dibrugarh Central jail test positive for COVID-19

Altogether 52 inmates in Dibrugarh Central Jail tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, May 18. 

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