COVID-19 pandemic learnings inspired India to be self-reliant: PM Modi

by National | 09-01-2021 | 486 views

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday said that whatever India learned during the coronavirus pandemic inspired the country to be self-reliant. "Today India is ready to save humanity with two 'Made in India' COVID-19 vaccines. India has done this earlier and it is doing it now as well," said the PM while inaugurating the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.

India has reported 18,222 new COVID-19 cases and 228 more deaths in the last 24 hours, according to official figures. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached 1,04,31,639, while the death toll has reached 1,50,798. As many as 19,253 people have recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered cases to 1,00,56,651.

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday stated that the total number of people infected with the mutant UK coronavirus strain now stands at 90 in India. This comes after eight more people tested positive for the mutant strain in the last 24 hours. Notably, India has reported a total of 18,222 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Teachers involved in COVID-19 duty to be vaccinated in 1st phase: Delhi govt

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Friday said that the first phase of vaccination will include teachers in schools run by the Delhi government and the municipal corporations. "All personnel engaged in COVID-19 related works will be given the vaccine shot under the priority category. This is going to be across all departments," Sisodia added.

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