Today is the hundredth day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India is the fourth most affected nation in world, and has so far recorded 6,04,641 cases, which includes 17,834 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases.
The approval process was fast-tracked following recommendation by the subject expert committee on COVID-19, considering the emergency and unmet medical need during the pandemic.
The union health ministry, meanwhile, has revised the home isolation guidelines to include asymptomatic positive patients in the list of mild or pre-symptomatic coronavirus infection cases.
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