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Highlights: Delhi reports 1063 new Covid-19 cases, 1120 recoveries, 37 deaths

As countries around the world begin to rollout coronavirus vaccines, the UK reported of yet another strain of the virus which is reported to be even more transmissible than the recently discovered B117 strain.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 26, 2020 07:16 IST
Highlights: Delhi reports 1063 new Covid-19 cases, 1120 recoveries, 37 deaths
A medical worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus test at IFFCO Chowk, in Gurugram, India.

India recorded 24,712 new coronavirus infections on Thursday which took the country's overall caseload to 10,123,778. The death toll rose to 1,46,756 after 312 fatalities while the total number of recoveries rose to 96,93,173.

The UK reported the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus on Wednesday which was reported to be even more transmissible than the recently discovered B117 strain. It was found in two patients who had been in contact with people who have traveled from South Africa over the past few weeks.


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The discovery of the B117 strain had forced several countries across the globe to suspend air travel from the UK while PM Boris Johnson had announced strict lockdown measures across London and southern England.


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02:18 PM IST

Coronavirus vaccine priority list ready: TN govt

The Tamil Nadu government has said that it has prepared the priority list of those who would be first to receive the coronavirus vaccine. 21,000 personnel were being trained and 46,000 centres were identified in the state for the rollout.

01:26 PM IST

1.02 crore doses in first phase: Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the each frontline worker would be given two doses, and therefore 1.02 crore doses would be required in the first phase of vaccination. He also said that the govt currently has the capacity to store 74 lakh doses but that would be increased to 1.15 crore within a week.

01:23 PM IST

Delhi govt fully prepared to receive, store and give vaccine, says Kejriwal

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that his government was prepared to receive, store and provide vaccines to the priority category persons in the city. He stated that there were 51 lakh people including healthcare & frontline workers who would get vaccine in the first phase.

01:14 PM IST

AIIMS asks for volunteers for Phase-3 clinical trial of Covaxin

The All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has put up an advertisement asking volunteers to enroll for Phase-3 clinical trial of indigenously developed coronavirus vaccine, Covaxin. The last date of enrollment is December 31, 2020.

12:53 PM IST

Thailand confirms 67 new coronavirus infections

Thailand confirmed 67 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, of which nine were imported from overseas. More than 1,300 new cases have been linked to the seafood market outbreak.

12:27 PM IST

Ukraine's coronavirus tally crosses one million

Ukraine's coronavirus caseload crossed the one million mark on Thursday. The country has a death toll of 17,395 and the total number of recoveries is 631,435.

12:06 PM IST

Meghalaya govt bans entry of tourists coming from UK

The Meghalaya government has announced that tourists coming from the UK would be denied entry into the state in view of the highly infectious that has been recently discovered in the UK.

12:01 PM IST

Infection rate less than 2% in Delhi: Satyender Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain said that the national capital reported less than 1000 cases for the past three days and that the infection was below 2%. He termed the situation 'mellow'.

11:15 AM IST

UK returned Nagpur man tests positive for coronavirus

A 28-year-old Nagpur man who had returned from the UK 15 days ago has tested positive for coronavirus. His swab samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune.

11:10 AM IST

Delhi Health Dept asks hospital to set up isolation unit for people testing positive after returning from UK

The Delhi Health Department has asked the Lok Nayak Hospital to set up a separate isolation unit for patients who have tested positive for coronavirus after returning from the UK.

10:50 AM IST

South Korea to import Pfizer, J&J vaccines for 16 million people

South Korea has signed deals with Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen to import coronavirus vaccines to cover up to 16 million people, as it grapples with the third wave of infections, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a televised briefing on Thursday.

10:43 AM IST

Telangana reports 574 new cases, two deaths

Telangana reported 574 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to over 2.83 lakh including 6,815 active cases. Death toll after two new fatalities stands at 1,524.

10:19 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal to chair meeting to review preparation for vaccine

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting of the health minister and the health secretary today to review preparation for the coronavirus vaccine.

09:37 AM IST

India records 24,712 new coronavirus cases, 312 deaths

India recorded 24,712 new coronavirus infections, taking the country's tally to 10,123,778 including 2,83,849 active cases. The death toll rose to 1,46,756 after 312 new fatalities while total number of discharges rose to 96,93,173 after 29,791 new ones.

09:29 AM IST

Jharkhand reports 202 new cases

Jharkhand reported 202 new coronavirus infections, taking the state's tally to 1,13,609 including 1,633 active cases.

First published: Dec 24, 2020 07:13 IST