Covid update: India on herd immunity; Kolkata extends flight ban till Aug 15
From India stating that herd immunity is not a strategic option yet, to Kolkata extending flight ban, here are the top updates on coronavirus.
Health Ministry on Thursday said herd immunity is not a strategic choice for India considering the size of its population.
Health ministry also announced that India’s fatality rate globally is lower and stands at 2.23%.
The number of recovered people in India is nearing the 10 lakh-mark.
The recovery rate in India has also improved to 64.51%, the ministry statement said.
Health Ministry also said that India is working on developing two indigenous vaccine candidates which are in phase 1 & 2 clinical trials.
Earlier, Maharashtra had also extended lockdown in the state till August 31.
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