The Union health ministry on Friday approved the vaccination of pregnant women against the coronavirus.
NITI Aayog member VK Paul on Friday said that the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic is not over. Earlier in the day, the Centre sent multi-disciplinary teams to six states – Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur – that are reporting a high number of cases.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan castigated Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for questioning the availability of Covid-19 vaccines in the country.
India on Friday morning reported 46,617 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its tally since the pandemic broke out in January 2020 to 3,04,58,251. This was 4.4% lower than Thursday’s count of 48,786 infections. The toll rose by 853 to 4,00,312.
Globally, the coronavirus disease has infected over 18.21 crore people and killed more than 39.45 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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