The Union Health Ministry on Monday launched a web portal that will provide all important information on COVID-19, vaccine development, ongoing clinical trials and progress made in this area locally and globally. The ‘vaccine web portal’ and the ‘National Clinical Registry for COVID-19’ have been developed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and was launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, according to a health ministry statement.
Global Covid-19 cases topped 33 million as infections in India reached the 6 million mark. The official death toll from Covid-19 neared one million, though experts say the real tally may be almost double that. As many as 9.96 lakh have succumbed to the infection across the globe.
India’s coronavirus tally on Monday crossed the 60-lakh mark after 82,170 new cases were reported across the country. As many as 1039 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, pushing the toll to 95,542. Of the 60,74,703 cases, India currently has 9,62,640 active cases, while 5,01,6521 people have been discharged. Globally, India has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases, behind the United States where infections crossed 7 million last week. India, however, topped the global chart in terms of virus recoveries.
South Korea reported the fewest cases in seven weeks as it brings its latest outbreak under control. Australia’s prime minister urged the removal of further curbs after Melbourne eased its curfew. The U.K. is preparing to enforce a social lockdown across much of northern Britain and potentially London amid a second wave, the Times of London reported