Over 150 countries join the global effort for the vaccine, WHO calls for more tests

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  • India’s coronavirus cases reached 54,87,581 on Monday after the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare registered a rise of 86,961 within 24 hours. The count rose by 1,130 to 87,882. More than forty-three lakh people have recovered from the virus in India. India’s recovery rate has crossed 80%.
  • World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there is no guarantee that any vaccine being currently developed will work. Over 150 countries have joined a global effort for the fair distribution of the vaccines. “The more candidates we test, the higher the chance we will have a safe and effective vaccine,” he said. He further said, “Almost 200 vaccines for Covid-19 are currently in clinical and pre-clinical testing. The history of vaccine development tells us that some will fail, and some will succeed.”
  •  Raipur that has been recording 900-1000 cases daily, has been declared a containment zone.
  • The Taj Mahal in Agra reopened for tourists after over six months amid strict guidelines to check the spread of the coronavirus. The Agra Fort also has reopened for visitors.
  • Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Delhi’s Nizamuddin locality in March that led to the coronavirus spreading to many individuals, The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri G Kishan Reddy said that the Delhi Police arrested 233 Tablighi Jamaat members.
  • As many as 44,97,867 coronavirus patients have been discharged so far in India, with record 1,01,468 COVID-19 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

 

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