COVID-19 | Top 10 Global Developments This Friday Morning

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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 100-million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 2.1 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Here are the top 10 developments this morning:

  1. The US state of South Carolina has confirmed the first two known cases in the United States of the South African novel coronavirus strain, the state’s Health Department said in a press release on Thursday.
  2. India on Thursday sent a total of 6 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Sri Lanka and Bahrain under the “Vaccine Maitri” initiative.
  3. India has gifted over 55 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine to neighbouring countries so far, External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
  4. India has been fulfilling its global responsibility from the beginning in the tough conditions created by COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday and noted that the country is saving the lives of people in many other countries by sending vaccines against coronavirus.
  5. India will vaccinate 300 million people including the elderly and those with co-morbidities against COVID-19 in the next few months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.
  6. The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia rose by 13,695 in the past 24 hours to 1,037,993, with the death toll adding by 476 to 29,331, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.
  7. Pharmaceutical firm Valneva has begun manufacturing its candidate vaccine against COVID-19 at a site in Scotland, the UK government said on Thursday.
  8. The capital of Mexico has registered 464 COVID-19 deaths over the past day, Mexico City Major Claudia Sheinbaum said.
  9. Sri Lankan President, Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing 500,000 COVID-19 vaccines to the island nation.
  10. Russia registered 19,138 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, up from 17,741 the day before, taking the tally to 3,793,810, the coronavirus response center said on Thursday.

(With ANI inputs)

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