New Delhi: India’s COVID-19 tally on Monday rose to 31,06,348 cases after the country reported 61,408 new cases in 24 hours. The country’s toll rose by 836 to 57,542.
While as, the Serum Institute of India on Sunday dismissed reports that it would be able to commercialise the coronavirus vaccine in 73 days, and said the claims around its availability were completely “false and conjectural”. In a statement, the institute clarified that the government had granted it permission to only manufacture the vaccine and stockpile it for future use.
The World Health Organization has recommended that children aged 12 and above should wear masks like adults. On the other hand, children between six and 11 years of age should wear them using a risk-based approach, the world health body said.
Globally, the coronavirus has affected more than 2.33 crore people. So far, 8.07 lakh people have died of it across the world, while 1.50 crore people have recovered, according the Johns Hopkins University’s tracker.