Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Live News Updates: The Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Tuesday announced plans to start producing the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in India from September.
Coronavirus India Live Updates: Madhya Pradesh schools will reopen for students of classes 11 and 12 from July 25. Classes will be held four times in a week with two days for batches of two. If the Covid situation in the state remains stable, classes for 9-10, 6-8 and 1-5 will also be resumed, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
India recorded 38,792 new coronavirus cases and 624 deaths in the last 24 hours, ending 8 am on Wednesday. With this, the country’s overall caseload crossed 3.1 crore, while the death toll now exceeds 4.11 lakh. Kerala reported 14,539 new cases, the highest in the last six days. Maharashtra reported 7,243.
A 21-year-old from Kerala’s Thrissur district, who was India’s first recorded case of Covid-19, has again tested positive for the virus. Sources in the health department said the woman, a medical student at Wuhan University of China, has not got either of her vaccination shots.
The government on Tuesday expressed concern over the “gross violations” of Covid-appropriate behaviour in several parts of the country and said this can nullify the gains made so far.
Meanwhile, the Serum Institute of India (SII) and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Tuesday announced plans to start producing the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in India from September. The parties intend to produce over 300 million doses of the vaccine in India per year, it added.