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Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Coronavirus: India’s tally crosses 50 lakh with over 90,000 new cases in a day; toll now 82,066

9.20 am: India’s coronavirus count rises to 50,20,359 with 90,123 new cases in a day. The toll jumped b 1,290 to 82,066. As many as 39,42,360 people have recovered from the infection, taking the recovery rate to 78.53% The mortality rate, meanwhile, is 1.63%.

9.09 am: United States President Donald Trump says that a coronavirus vaccine may be available within a month, adding that the pandemic could also go away by itself, reports AFP.

“We’re very close to having a vaccine,” he says at a town hall question-and-answer session with voters in Pennsylvania. “We’re within weeks of getting it you know – could be three weeks, four weeks.”

9.07 am: The Jharkhand government has reduced the maximum price of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 to be charged by private laboratories to Rs 1,500, reports PTI.

9.05 am: The Indian Council of Medical Research says 5,94,29,115 samples have been tested till Tuesday. Of these, 11,16,842 samples tested were tested on Tuesday.

8.15 am: Drugs Controller General of India Dr VG Somani has permitted the Serum Institute of India to resume clinical trials of the AstraZeneca vaccine, commonly known as the Oxford vaccine, PTI reports.

The AstraZeneca vaccine appears to be the first that might be available to people in 2021....

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