A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment(PPE) collects a nasal sample from a policeman, during a check-up campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) set up inside a police station, in Mumbai.
: After recording more than 90,000 Covid-19 cases consecutively for five days, India on Sunday witnessed 87,382. The country’s tally now stands at 5,485,612, while 87,909 have died from the highly contagious disease so far. According to the latest standard operating procedure (SOP) issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, schools
across the country are allowed to partially reopen for students of Class 9 to 12 from today. ALSO READ: Coronavirus Unlock: List of states that will reopen schools; Key guidelines
Meanwhile, Kerala registered its highest-spike of 4,696 corona cases on Sunday, taking its tally to 135,000. Delhi’s infection count has jumped to 246,711.
Coronavirus vaccine update
: 145 vaccine candidates across the world are under pre-clinical evaluation, and around 35 under clinical trials. In India, “we gave all support to 30 vaccine candidates. Three of these are in advanced trials of phases 1, 2, and 3. Over 4 in advanced stages of the pre-clinical trial,” Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in the Lok Sabha during the discussion on the Covid-19 pandemic.
World coronavirus update:
The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 31,223,591. While 22,817,424 have recovered, 964,761
have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 7,004,768 cases. It is followed by India, which has 5,485,612 cases, Brazil (4,544,629) and Russia (1,103,399)..