‘Too early to say Delhi is in third wave but it is possible,’ says health minister



Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said that it was too early to say that the Capital was experiencing the third wave of coronavirus infections, but added that it was a possibility. His remark came a day after Delhi registered its biggest one day-rise of 5,673 cases.

India’s coronavirus tally rose to 80,40,203 on Thursday as it recorded 49,881 new cases in 24 hours. The country’s toll went up by 517 to 1,20,527. India’s active cases stood at 6,03,687, while the number of recoveries reached 73,15,989.

Serum Institute of India’s Chief Executive Officer Adar Poonawalla on Wednesday said that the Oxford and AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine, which his company is producing, may be ready by December. He told NDTV that the company may also apply for emergency use licence.

The coronavirus has infected more than 4.4 crore people globally and killed 11,73,270, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 3 crore people have recovered from the infection. France announced a second lockdown to battle a surge in coronavirus cases.

The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.

These are the helpline numbers for states and the Union Territories.



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