The active cases in the country stand at 3,01,989 while 383 deaths have been reported.
Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who is in charge of COVID-19 measures, told NHK public television's weekly talk show Sunday that about 60 per cent of the population is expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of September, on par with current levels in Europe.
The number of active cases has now increased to 3,59,775 which comprises 1.10 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.56 per cent, the ministry said.
U.S. health officials on Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans amid the surging delta variant and signs that vaccines' effectiveness is slipping.
The plan, as outlined by the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top authorities, calls for an extra dose eight months after people get their second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
The efficacy of this approach has not been proven in field trials involving thousands of participants, Cyrus Poonawalla said
The active cases comprise 1.21 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate stands 97.45 per cent, the ministry said.
'Given the context of the pandemic, its evolving nature and the fact that following of Covid-appropriate behaviours has emerged as one of the most critical measures for preventing the spread of disease'
President Xi Jinping, who made the announcement, also promised to donate USD100 million to COVAX, the program that aims to distribute vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.
One of the major questions that has been coming up is whether new mothers who are breastfeeding their babies can get the Covid-19 vaccine, and what impact it can have on the lactation process
After logging in less than 30k cases for the first time in three months, India recorded a spike in daily cases once again on Wednesday, taking total cases in India to 3,14,84,605.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which launched the Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, has a tie up with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories to sell the vaccines in India
After making the announcement of the reopening of schools from August 02, the Rajasthan government has put the decision on hold for now.
Bharat Biotech, the maker of Covaxin, announced its decision to terminate deal with Precisa on Friday without stating any reason.
16,68,561 tests to detect the infection were carried out on Thursday, taking the total number of such tests conducted so far in the country to 45,29,39,545.
Over a dozen vaccine trial volunteers for Covaxin and Covishield say they are feeling cheated now as neither the government nor the pharmaceutical companies have lived up to their promises.
Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorisation by Indian's drug regulator last month.
For transplant recipients, researchers are looking at whether an extra dose might make the vaccines more effective.
A man carries a girl across the Rio Grande river as migrants, many from Haiti, leave Del Rio, Texas to return to Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, some to avoid possible deportation from the U.S. and others to get supplies.AP Photo/Fernando Llano
People wearing protective masks are seen on a train that is traveling through Shinjuku district in Tokyo.AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato
Framed through a cave opening at Ita Pyta Punta or Cape Red Rock, empty boats sit moored on the banks of the Paraguay River, in Asuncion, Paraguay amid a prolonged drought, resulting in low water levels.AP Photo/Jorge Saenz
White flags that are part of artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg's "In America: Remember," a temporary art installation to commemorate Americans who have died of COVID-19, stand on the National Mall in Washington.AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
Pope Francis gives the thumbs up as he leaves after his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
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