Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accuses Bharatiya Janata Party of doing “cheap politics” after Foreign Minister S Jaishankar objected to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s comment on the possibility of new coronavirus strains in Singapore.
India on Wednesday registered 2,67,334 new coronavirus cases, taking the total count of infections to 2,54,96,330 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. The country reported 4,529 deaths, its highest single-day toll. This pushed the overall fatality count to 2,83,248.
India’s count of active cases stood at 32,26,719, while the number of recoveries reached 2,19,86,363
Dr Anthony Fauci, the top United States infectious diseases expert, said that US coronavirus vaccines would be “at least partially and probably quite protective” against the strains detected in India.
Globally, the coronavirus has now infected over 16.39 crore people and killed over 33.99 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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