Highlights: Delhi reports 384 fresh coronavirus cases in last 24 hours
The United States and India are the only countries to have crossed the 10 million Covid-19 case mark, with the US' tally being almost twice that of India's. Brazil is next with over 7.7 million cases
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India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 10,323,965 after the Union health ministry on Sunday said the country had logged a total of 18,177 new infections in the preceding 24 hours. The global tally of cases, on the other hand, has crossed 85 million and is currently at 85,059,632, the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker shows. The tracker also shows that the disease has claimed a total of 1,842,026 lives thus far, with the United States, with over 20 million cases, being the worst-affected country.
On Sunday, India’s wait for a vaccine for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) came to an end as the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) announced it had given approval for use in emergency cases of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca and Bharat Biotech’s vaccines. While Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) will manufacture Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is the country’s first indigenous vaccine against Covid-19. A third vaccine candidate, ZyCoV-D of Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila, was given the nod for phase 3 trials.
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Patna: Schools in Bihar reopen for students of classes 9-12th, after more than 9 months due to outbreak of COVID19 pandemic— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2021
"All COVID19 protocols including wearing a mask and social distancing being followed at the school," says a teacher of Govt Girls' Hr. Sec School, Bankipur pic.twitter.com/1xH4PGYvFZ
First published: Jan 04, 2021 07:09 IST