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Highlights: Europe to begin mass Covid-19 vaccination program on Sunday

As countries ramp up their vaccination drive against the coronavirus, the new, more infectious B117 strain that was discovered in Britain has been found in other countries like Italy, The Netherlands and Japan as well.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 27, 2020 00:18 IST
Highlights: Europe to begin mass Covid-19 vaccination program on Sunday
Doctors from NMMC and Terna Hospital on door to door mass screening at a Covid-19 containment zone at in Navi Mumbai on Saturday (Photo by Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)

India logged 23,067 new coronavirus infections and 336 deaths on Friday which took the country's overall caseload to 10,146,845 while the death toll rose to 147,092 as per Johns Hopkins university. The country remains second in the list of most coronavirus infections after the US, whose total confirmed case count stands at 18,755,426 as of Friday.


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The new B117 strain that was discovered in the US a few days back has found itself in other countries as well with the likes of Italy, The Netherlands, France and more recently Japan reporting a patient testing positive for it.


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08:15 AM IST

CoronaVac efficacy at 50%-90% in Brazilian trials

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08:08 AM IST

Mexico records 9,679 new coronavirus cases, 665 deaths

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07:47 AM IST

France reports first coronavirus variant case

France reported its first case where a patient has tested positive for the new coronavirus strain.

07:43 AM IST

Doctor has allergic reaction to Moderna vaccine

A doctor in Boston, US, who was allergic to shellfish, had a severe allergic reaction when he was administered the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.

07:35 AM IST

Four more returning from UK test positive in Tamil Nadu

Four people who had returned from the UK have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. Their samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for genomic analysis.

First published: Dec 26, 2020 07:21 IST