Bharat Biotech on Wednesday said that it followed a “step-by-step approach” for the regulatory approval and supply contract of its Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, in Brazil and that it has not received any advance payment for it.
The Supreme Court ordered the National Disaster Management Authority to fix an ex gratia assistance in six weeks for the families of patients who died of Covid-19.
India recorded 45,951 new coronavirus cases and 817 deaths on Wednesday morning, data from the Union health ministry showed.
With this, the infection tally climbed to 3,03,62,848 and the toll to 3,98,454 since the pandemic broke out in January last year. Wednesday’s infection tally is 8,385, or 22.3%, higher than Tuesday’s count. There are 5,37,064 active cases and 2,94,27,330 patients have recovered so far from the infection.
Globally, the coronavirus disease has infected over 18.17 crore people and killed more than 39.36 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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