Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal brief press on Cabinet decisions, at National Media Centre in New Delhi. Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur is also seen (Photo: PTI)
Coronavirus updates: India recorded a spike of 18,833 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. The country also witnessed 278 deaths, taking the death toll to 449,538. So far, India has recorded 33,871,881 corona cases in total. Delhi reported 27 Covid-19 cases and no fatality. Kerala recorded 9,735 new Covid-19 cases and Maharashtra 2,401 cases.
The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Technical Advisory Group (TAG) is expected to convene next week to carry out a risk-benefit assessment and come to a final decision on whether to grant emergency-use listing (EUL) to Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin.
World coronavirus update: Covid-19 is continuing to spread around the world, with 236,569,195 confirmed cases and 4,830,632 deaths across nearly 200 countries recorded since China reported its first cases in December 2019. The US remains the worst-hit country with 44,781,177 cases, followed by India, Brazil, UK and Russia.