COVID-19: Countries in Latin America are facing their worst outbreak since March (File)
Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations.
Meanwhile, the Serum Institute of India, which is preparing to produce Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine in the country under the name Covovax, plans to start trials of the vaccine on children next month, sources in the company told NDTV on Thursday.
US-based Novovax on Monday had said its COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90 per cent effective in a large, late-stage clinical trial in America and Mexico. Trials on adults in India had started in March.
The government has been counting on the vaccine, expected to be among the cheaper options in the market, to make up for the shortfall that exacerbated India's devastating second wave and forced it to stop exports.Here are the Live Updates on India Coronavirus (Covid-19 Cases) Cases:
"Urgent Actions Needed": 21 Experts In Lancet On India's Covid Resurgence
A commentary on the website of the medical journal The Lancet authored by 21 people including Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and top surgeon Dr Devi Shetty has recommended eight actions to prepare for a possible resurgence of COVID-19 cases in India. Read Here
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Active cases below 200 in Noida, Ghaziabad
Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday while Ghaziabad had 18 along with one death, as the number of active patients also reached below 200 in both the districts, PTI reported. With this, the overall number of positive cases reached 62,993 in Gautam Buddh Nagar and 55,486 in Ghaziabad, according to Uttar Pradesh's Health Department data for a 24-hour period.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: COVID-19 tally in Mizoram crosses 16,000-mark with 236 new cases
The COVID-19 tally in Mizoram crossed the 16,000-mark on Thursday as 236 more people,
including four security personnel and 40 children, tested positive for the disease in the state, an official said. The fresh infections pushed the coronavirus caseload in the northeastern state to 16,135, PTI reported.