New Delhi: India’s coronavirus tally crossed the 29-lakh mark on Friday morning. With 68,898 new cases in 24 hours, the count rose to 29,05,823, while the toll increased by 983 to 54,849. There are now 6,92,028 active cases in India, while as many as 21,58,946 people have recovered.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has launched a first-of-its-kind video game to spread awareness about Covid-19, PTI reports. The video game is called ‘’The Corona Fighters’’. “[It] presents a new and extremely creative way to teach people the right tools and behaviours to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” Vardhan had said.
Russia, meanwhile, says it will test its Sputnik-V vaccine, which has already been approved even without phase 3 trials, on 40,000 volunteers.
The global coronavirus tally rose to 2,25,93,363, while the toll crossed 7.92 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University’s tracker. More than 1.44 crore people have recovered from the infection so far. The authorities in Beijing allowed residents to go mask-free. Russia, meanwhile, said it will test its Sputnik-V vaccine on 40,000 volunteers.