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Covid update: India drug shortage easing says firm; Russia vaccine ready

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Covid update: India drug shortage easing says firm; Russia vaccine ready

Covid update: India drug shortage easing says firm; Russia vaccine ready

From the supply of antiviral drug remdesivir stabilising in India after shortage as per producer Cipla, to Russia becoming the first nation to declare a vaccine ready for use - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.

The health of India's former President Pranab Mukherjee has worsened and his condition is critical, as per doctors.

He had recently tested positive for Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and also undergone an emergency surgery for a brain clot on August 10.

Meanwhile, noted Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away.

He was suffering from Covid and experienced two heart attacks before succumbing.

The Railways ministry has announced that regular passenger train services across the country will continue to remain suspended until further orders.

However, 230 special trains will continue to ply between select destinations.

India's Covid tally has crossed the 22.68 lakh-mark with the country noting 50,000+ new cases every day.

India's death toll is past 45,200 while over 15.83 lakh patients have been discharged, suggesting a healthy recovery rate.

In international news, schools have begun to reopen in countries like the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

This, even as a report suggested that around 97,000 children in US contracted Covid in the last 2 weeks of July.

New Zealand broke its streak of 102 days without a locally transmitted case by finding a new infection.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put Auckland under lockdown.

The country now has 22 active cases, with the total Covid tally at a little over 1,200.

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