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India has so far sent COVID-19 vaccines to 25 nations and in coming days will be supplying vaccines to 49 more countries. Around 60 per cent of the global COVID-19 vaccines are produced in India and in 2020 amid the pandemic, it sent medicines to 150 countries. During his address, EAM put forward nine points for the world to put "COVID-19 pandemic decisively behind us and to emerge more resilient".
In the context of the spread of mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 in many countries, the civil aviation ministry has issued new guidelines for international arrivals. There are fresh guidelines for all international travellers coming/transiting through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.
All travellers and contacts have been tested and quarantined. "The ICMR-NIV is attempting to isolate and culture the SA variant strain from the samples of these four individual returnees," he said. One Brazil returnee has tested positive for the Brazil variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the first week of February.
At least half of India`s 1.3 billion people are likely to have been infected with the new coronavirus by next February, helping slow the spread of the disease. A member of a federal government committee tasked with providing projections said on Monday. India has so far reported 7.55 million cases of the coronavirus and is second only to the United States in terms of total infections.
Amid the rising cases of coronavirus COVID-19 in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday postponed the reopening of schools. The schools across the country were closed since March 2020 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. In an order on Friday, the Arvind Kejriwal government announced that all schools in the national capital will continue to remain closed till this date.
In view of rising cases of coronavirus COVID-19, the Mumbai Police have extended prohibitory orders restricting the movement of people in the city till September 30. However, no new restrictions have been imposed, the police stressed. An official statement on September 16 read, "...it is considered expedient to issue prohibitory order for restricting any presence or movement of one or more persons..."
Union Minister for Health Harsh Vardhan on Thursday asserted the need to focus on creating effective health systems for improved pandemic preparedness. Addressing the joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers meeting, Vardhan extolled the virtues of investing in public health. The approach is already underway in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Union Health Secretary on Friday urged the states and UTs to ensure that no restriction is imposed on the movement of medical oxygen between them. The Health Secretary reiterated the critical importance of oxygen in hospitals for the management of critical COVID patients. The Health Ministry added that it is every state's responsibility to ensure that every hospitalized COVID-19 patient receives oxygen.
COVID-19 cases in Canada is on the rise again and children are returning to schools across the country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday urged people to be careful in order to avoid new major outbreaks. "Canadians need to continue to be vigilant," Trudeau said in a news conference broadcast from Toronto.
The national capital recorded 4,039 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the highest single-day spike so far. This is the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic that over 4,000 cases have been recorded in Delhi within 24 hours. Twenty fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.