The WHO’s advisory committee urged the WHO to propose “alternative mechanisms to maintain the global and national focus on Covid-19 after the PHEIC is terminated.”
In terms of sheer numbers, these are 33.70 crore units of condoms sold in 2021-22 compared to 31.45 crore in 2020-21.
The death toll came a week after China said nearly 60,000 people had died with Covid in hospitals in just over a month.
Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson announced he wouldn't be contesting for the leadership of the Labour Party, throwing the competition open. t's unclear who will take over as prime minister.
Covovax is manufactured through technology transfer from Novavax. It has been approved by the European Medicines Agency for conditional marketing authorization.
Officials said 39 international passengers tested positive for Covid-19 out of the 6,000 arrivals screened at airports across the country in the last two days.
The central government has stepped up measures against the virus, with the cases on a rise, especially in China where the lifting of zero-Covid policy has caused a spread of the pandemic
Maintaining that at this point it cannot be asserted that there may or may not be a wave in India, Nandicoori said as of now it does not seem to be that alarming that a wave is coming right away.
Detailing the focus on the parameters during the mock drills, it said that the main focus will be on the bed capacities including isolation, oxygen-supported and ICU beds at the health facilities.
The Centre advised the states and union territories to ensure the availability of Liquid Medical Oxygen, cylinders and other equipment like ventilators at hospitals.
"There's been so many people dying," said Zhao Yongsheng, a worker at a funeral goods shop near a local hospital in Beijing. "They work day and night, but they can't burn them all."
Past experiences show that banning flights is not effective in halting the transmission of infection, he said.
The vaccine, iNCOVACC, is the world’s first intranasal vaccine for Covid to receive approval for the primary 2-dose schedule and heterologous booster dose.
Mishra added that the Chinese population is not exposed to natural infection and they did not use the time to vaccinate the elderly people.
One middle-aged man carrying an urn told AFP an elderly relative died after testing positive for the virus.
Self-reported long Covid was defined as symptoms persisting for more than four weeks after the first suspected coronavirus infection but not explained by another condition.
Sukhu was found positive in the national capital during the routine test mandatory before meeting the prime minister, the spokesperson said.
The nasal delivery system has been designed and developed to be cost-effective in low- and middle-income countries.
China's National Health Commission said 39,452 new cases were reported on Monday, including 36,304 local asymptomatic cases.
The demonstrations, as well as public anger online, are the latest signs of building frustration with China’s intense approach to controlling Covid.