252 people died due to the deadly virus, believed to have originated from China, in the past 24 hours. Taking the death toll to 445385. With this, the active cases tally has now dropped to 3.09 lakh – the lowest in 184 days.
India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 81.73 crores, with around 64.8 percent of the eligible population receiving the first dose. Out of 81,73,95,763 doses administered so far, 64.8 percent eligible population received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination. 22.2 percent received the second dose. India on Friday administered a record number of over 2.50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s 71st birthday.
The SC has sought the Centre’s response in two weeks on a PIL seeking door-to-door vaccination of persons with disabilities. The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud issued notice to the Centre. Also requested the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to assist it with regard to steps that have already been taken and that are to be taken to assuage their concerns.
Since the plea raises substantial questions dealing with the rights of the disabled, they issued notice to the Union of India. List this after two weeks,” the Bench reportedly stated in its order. While Kerala continues to remain the only state with an active tally well above the one lakh mark, recent data indicates a downward trend.
Many experts now contend that the country is headed towards an ‘endemic stage’ ever. As others warn about the possibility of a third wave in the coming months. Against this backdrop, the Nationwide Vaccination Drive continues to gain momentum with 81.85 crore doses.
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