i. Russia completes second COVID 19 vaccine trails: Siberia’s Vector Virology Institute completed its early-stage human trials which is also called stage II
ii. Strong India: According to the recent statistics COVID 19 Cases per million population stands at 3102 and it is among the lowest in the world. The Union Health Ministry said that 70% of deaths due to Corona are from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. According to the Secretary of Union Health Ministry, Rajesh Bushan, there are 14 states and Union Territories which have less than 5000 cases. He also said that the case fatality rate has declined from 2.15% to 1.70%
iii. HC asks to carry Aadhar for COVID testing: High Court directed the people to carry the Aadhar card for the ICMR testing.
iv. HC says no need for Doctor Prescription: HC directed that there is no need to have the doctor’s prescription for COVID 19 RT-PCR test. Before that one needed to get the prescription for the test or symptoms to be tested.