Haryana minister Anil Vij tested Covid-19 positive; was administered trial dose of Covaxin

Haryana minister Anil Vij tested Covid-19 positive; was administered trial dose of Covaxin
Health Minister of Haryana, Anil Vij who was administered the trial dose of the indigenous COVID vaccine Covaxin last month, was tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday .He is currently admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt, Ambala. The Health Minister through his tweet asked all the people who have been in contact with him to also get themselves tested for COVID-19.
Taking to Twitter the 67 years old BJP leader said: "I have been tested Corona positive. I am admitted in Civil Hospital Ambala Cantt. All those who have come in close contact to (sic) me are advised to get themselves tested for corona."
Anil Vij  offered to be the first volunteer in the phase three trials for Covaxin, a potential vaccine against COVID-19, he was administered the dose on November 20 at the Civil Hospital at Ambala Cantt.
"I will be administered a trial dose of Coronavirus vaccine #Covaxin a Bharat Biotech product Tomorrow at 11 am at Civil hospital, Ambala Cantt under the expert supervision of a team of doctors from PGI Rohtak and Health Department,” Vij had earlier said in a tweet..
"I have volunteered to take the trial dose," he added.
Covaxin is being developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Last month, the vaccine maker said it had successfully completed interim analysis of Phase 1 and 2 trials and is initiating Phase 3 trials.
This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi told an all-party meeting that a coronavirus vaccine could be just weeks away.
Notably, a couple of Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leaders, including Digvijay Singh Chautala, met Vij on Friday in relation to cases registered against some farmers during their 'Dilli Chalo' protests. JJP state chief Nishan Singh was also present during the meeting. Yoga guru Ramdev had also come in contact with  Vij this week on Tuesday.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, while wishing Mr Vij a speedy recovery, tweeted that he hoped the centre "takes note of the concerns raised over the vaccine and that the upcoming vaccine is completely safe and effective".