India's Covid-19 active cases stand at 6.25 lakh, lowest after 11 weeks
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 Active cases of Covid-19 in the country have "drastically declined" to 6.25 lakh comprising merely 7.88 per cent of the total caseload, with 35 per cent of the total active infections being reported from only 18 districts as on date, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
On one hand where the country continues its fight against COVID-19, people in wedding season seems to be undoing all the hard work so far. In a shocking video, thousands of people were seen crowding the engagement of former BJP minister Kanti Gamit's granddaughter in Gujarat's Tapi. COVID fear during the event seemed to have disappeared as thousands of people danced together in closed distance. An inquiry has been ordered in the case.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath rang the bell at BSE for the listing of bonds of Lucknow Municipal Corporation in Mumbai on December 02. "In COVID times, Lucknow Municipal Corporation will progress towards achieving the 'Aatmanirbhar' goal with the listing of municipal bonds worth Rs 200 crore. The Corporation is committed to improving the lives of the citizens living in its jurisdiction," said UP CM.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa virtually inaugurated phase-3 clinical trials of 'Covaxin' (COVID-19 vaccine), which is being developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on December 02. The trials will be conducted at Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Bengaluru. Karnataka Health Minister Sudhakar K said, "It's a happy day for Karnataka as ICMR gave permission to Vydehi institution. I think they are doing clinical trial on about 1600-1800 people in Karnataka. Chief Minister has officially announced and given first dose today through Vydehi institution. I hope 3rd phase will be very successful and will be devoid of adverse effects on any individual." 'Covaxin' is India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine and has been approved for phase-3 clinical trials on 26,000 participants in over 25 centres across India.
India's COVID-19 tally reached 94,62,810 on December 01. A significant dip in new COVID-19 cases was observed and spike of 31,118 new cases and 482 deaths reported in last 24 hrs. Currently, there are..