Highlights| Gujarat records highest single day spike of 492 new Covid-19 cases
Experts across the country have backed WHO's decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the coronavirus disease.
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The number of people infected with Covid-19 in India has risen to 2,16,919 as on Thursday, according to the latest figures provided by the health ministry. Of the total cases, 1,06,737 are active while 1,04,107 people have recovered from the coronavirus disease. The virus has so far claimed 6,075 lives in the country.
Meanwhile, experts across the country have hailed the World Health Organization’s decision to resume clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as potential treatment for the disease. The UN body had earlier suspended the trials of the drug over safety concerns.
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First published: Jun 04, 2020 07:38 IST