Active COVID-19 cases in country drop below 8 lakh mark for first time in one and a half months

The Ministry of Health has said that India has scaled an unprecedented peak as active Covid-19 cases dropped below the 8 lakh mark for the first time in 1.5 months. In a tweet, the Ministry said that this significant achievement is the outcome of Centre-led targeted strategies leading to high number of recoveries and steadily falling number of fatalities.

Meanwhile, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired a meeting on COVID Appropriate Behaviour with Heads and Directors of Autonomous Institutions of Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research yesterday. Dr Vardhan applauded the great work carried out by all scientists, even beyond their mandates, and said that there are 9 vaccine candidates in the world which are in advanced stages.
He said, in India, three vaccine candidates are developing well with one of them in the advanced Stage-3 Clinical trials and two others in stage–2 trials. He expressed the hope that India will soon have indigenous production of Corona vaccine.