Congress President Sonia Gandhi Congress on Saturday urged the Centre to evolve political consensus on a national policy to tackle the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. She said it is time for the central and state governments “to wake up and fulfil their duties”.
Meanwhile, India will begin vaccinating those aged between 18 and 45 against Covid-19. However, several states have deferred the rollout of vaccines to adults, citing insufficient stocks.
India recorded 4,01,993 cases on Saturday morning, the highest ever since the pandemic began last year, setting a new global record of single-day infections. With this, the country’s tally of infections rose to 1,91,64,969. The toll climbed to 2,11,853 after 3,523 new deaths were registered in 24 hours.
The coronavirus has now infected 15.09 people across the world and killed over 31.76 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 8.79 crore people have recovered from the infection.