New Delhi: India’s overall case count on Thursday rose to 33,10,234 with 75,760 new infections in the last 24 hours.
The country’s toll went up by 1,023 to 60,472. As many as 25,23,771 people have recovered from the infection in the country.
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures, at least one-third of students affected around the world lack access to virtual education, according to a report by the United Nations. In all, an estimated 463 million (46.3 crore) children lack the equipment or electronic access to pursue distance learning, the report says.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asserts that a strategy to ensure fair and inclusive access to the coronavirus vaccine in India should have been in place by now and that the government’s alleged “unpreparedness is alarming”. Gandhi shares a tweet by him from August 14 in which, he demanded that the government should clearly define an inclusive and equitable vaccine access policy to ensure its affordability and fair distribution. “But there are still no signs of it,” he says.
A fair and inclusive Covid vaccine access strategy should have been in place by now.
But there are still no signs of it.
GOI’s unpreparedness is alarming. https://t.co/AUjumgGjGC
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 27, 2020
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 2.40 crore people and killed over 8.24 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s tracker. Over 1.57 crore people across the world have recovered from the infection.