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12:45 PM| Telangana: The 64 foreign envoys seated for briefing, at Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad. They are being briefed by Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Limited.
Telangana: The 64 foreign envoys seated for briefing, at Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad. They are being briefed by Dr Krishna Ella, Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Limited.#COVID19 https://t.co/Oq6o7U8N7b pic.twitter.com/cmot8mGpo0
— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2020
11:30 AM| Indian Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has announced that he is retiring from all forms of cricket.
Just in: India’s Parthiv Patel has announced that he is retiring from all forms of cricket pic.twitter.com/tW1tbw3piu
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 9, 2020
9:15 AM| The agitating farmers’ unions agreed to hold a meeting at the Singhu border on Wednesday to consider fresh proposals from the Centre and decide whether to renew negotiations.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s late-night talks with farmers failed as farmer leaders rejected the government’s offer to amend new farm laws, saying they would settle for nothing less than the scrapping of the statutes.
BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda to inaugurate the party’s West Bengal State Election Office, participate in ‘Aar Noi Annay’ Jansampark Rally in Bhwanipur Vidhan Sabha, and hold a meeting with representatives from the slum community, in West Bengal today.
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that prioritises Americans’ access to COVID-19 vaccines before the US potentially begins helping other nations. If necessary, Trump said, he is ready to invoke the Defence Production Act to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines first get to the Americans. The Defence Production Act allows a president to force private manufacturers to ramp up production and give the federal government priority on any orders it places.
India recorded 32,080 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active coronavirus cases in the country to 3,78,909, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. With 36.635 new recoveries, the number of overall recovered COVID-19 patients stands at 92,15,581, pushing the recovery rate to 94.66 percent.
Meanwhile, Oxford University and AstraZeneca on Tuesday became the first Covid-19 vaccine makers to publish final-stage clinical trial data in a scientific journal, clearing a key hurdle in the global race to produce safe and effective drugs for the coronavirus.