The World Health Organization has granted Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin an Emergency Use Listing, said sources on Wednesday evening, which means the COVID-19 vaccine will now be recognised by other countries. Moreover, Indians who have received the ‘Made-in-India’ shot need not self-quarantine or face restrictions when travelling abroad.
The development comes on a day the country reported 11,903 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which was 14% higher than Tuesday. The country also witnessed 311 Covid-related deaths during the period.
With 14,159 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries reached 3,36,97,740. Consequently, the recovery rate is currently at 98.22 per cent, the highest since March 2020.
Last month, India’s total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered crossed the 100-crore mark.
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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: West Bengal Logs 919 New COVID-19 cases In Last 24 Hours
West Bengal witnessed an uptick in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday after the state recorded 919 new infections and 14 fatalities, a health department bulletin said. This is a rise from Tuesday when 862 fresh cases and 14 COVID-19 deaths were registered. Kolkata alone reported 245 new cases in a single day, a marginal drop from 249 infections on Tuesday.
The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday asked Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir to undertake a review of rising COVID-19 cases and weekly positivity rates, and enhance testing.
In letters to the Himachal Pradesh health secretary, Andhra Pradesh principal secretary of health and the Jammu and Kashmir additional chief secretary of health, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry, Arti Ahuja highlighted the increase in weekly new Covid cases since last week (October 26-November 1) and early signs of rise in positivity rates since the past four weeks till October 31.