Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij, who was administered the trial dose of a coronavirus vaccine a few days ago, has tested positive for the Covid-19 infection.
Haryana Health Minister was earlier administered the trial dose of Covaxin vaccine. (File photo: PTI)
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has tested positive for coronavirus days after being administered a trial dose of coronavirus vaccine Covaxin. On November 20, Vij was administered a trial dose of a coronavirus vaccine.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Vij said that those who have come in close contact with him are advised to get themselves tested for coronavirus.
I have been tested Corona positive. I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in close contact to me are advised to get themselves tested for corona.
— ANIL VIJ MINISTER HARYANA (@anilvijminister) December 5, 2020
Anil Vij further informed that he is admitted to Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt. He was administered a dose of the coronavirus vaccine Covaxin at the same hospital on November 20.
He had offered to be the first volunteer for the third phase trial of Covaxin, which started in the state today. pic.twitter.com/xKuXWLeFAB
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
Earlier, Vij had offered to be the first volunteer in the phase three trials for the potential coronavirus vaccine Covaxin. This is India’s first Phase 3 efficacy study for a coronavirus vaccine, and the largest Phase 3 efficacy trial ever conducted.
Covaxin, a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, is being developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech along with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The vaccine maker had earlier announced that it successfully completed an interim analysis of Phase 1 and 2 trials and is working on Phase 3 trials.