Breaking News LIVE, April 12:
India registers 1,52,879 fresh infections reported since yesterday, setting another grim one-day record as the country’s COVID-19 tally reached over 1.33 crore cases on Sunday. 839 deaths in the last 24 hour pushed the total death count to 1.69 lakh.
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to give COVID-19 vaccine jabs to maximum eligible people, India will hold the second day of the mass COVID-19 vaccination festival, ‘Tika Utsav’, on Monday.
China’s top disease control official has said the country is formally considering mixing Covid-19 vaccines, as a way of further boosting vaccine efficacy. Available data shows Chinese vaccines lag behind others including Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy, but require less stringent temperature controls during storage.
Many staff members of the Supreme Court are believed to be infected with COVID-19 hence SC judges today will conduct hearings, from their respective residences: Supreme Court sources.
In view of rising COVID-19 cases, the Mathura district administration has imposed a night curfew with immediate effect, an official said on Sunday. The curfew would be from 9 pm to 6 am every day, till further orders, District Magistrate (DM) Navneet Singh Chahal said.