The lockdown in Delhi has been extended again, till May 31, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday. Kejriwal, however, added that if Covid-19 cases in the city continue to decrease, the lockdown might be phased out after May 31. The city recorded 1,649 cases on Sunday, with a positivity rate of less than 2.50%
Two doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca showed 60% efficacy against the B.1.617.2 variant that first detected in India, the United Kingdom’s government health body Public Health England said on Tuesday, citing a study. Serum Institute of India manufactures the AstraZeneca vaccine under the brand name, Covishield, in India.
India on Sunday reported 2,40,842 new coronavirus cases, taking the infection tally to 26,530,132 since the pandemic first broke out in January 2020. The toll climbed by 3,741 to 2,99,266. There are 28,05,399 active cases and 2,34,25,467 patients have recovered from the infection so far.
Globally, the coronavirus has now infected over 16.64 crore people and killed over 34.38 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The national helpline number is 011-23978046, and the toll-free number is 1075.
These are the helpline numbers for the states and Union Territories.