Merck says it has asked the European Medicines Agency to authorize its COVID-19 antiviral treatment, the first pill that has been shown to treat the disease.
The Russian government's coronavirus task force tallied 37,930 new confirmed cases in 24 hours, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.
The expansion of the vaccination campaign comes as parts of China take new clampdown measures to try to stamp out small outbreaks.
According to the media bulletin issued by the State Command Control Room, Chittoor, once again, reported the highest of 73 infections followed by 68 in Krishna and 50 in Guntur.
Reacting to Sanjay Raut's comment, Maharashtra BJP spokesmanon Keshav Upadhye said 'when the figures are clearly seen, Raut's remark is nothing but laughable.'
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 30 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 119 consecutive days now.
A government school in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur district was closed after its 15 students tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said standard operating procedures issued last month for curbing any spike in cases must be followed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded vaccine manufacturers for playing a 'big role' in the success story of the country.
If the FDA authorises the shots, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention will make additional recommendations on who should receive them the first week of November.
100-crore vaccine doses milestone could have been achieved 6 months ago: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Manish Sisodia on Friday took a swipe at the Centre over the celebrations on the administration of 100 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses.
India has in the past asked several European countries to accept Covishield and other vaccines being used in India for Indian nationals travelling to Europe.
I am optimistic that the success achieved in the world’s largest vaccination drive will further spur our youth and all levels of government to set new benchmarks of public service delivery.
Rs 25 crore be disbursed for educational expenses of kids who lost parents to COVID in Maharashtra: SC
Supreme Court noted that the total number of children who have lost either or both parents to COVID-19 in Maharashtra is 21,042.
While India reported the highest numbers of new cases at 114,244, they were still an 18 per cent decrease over the previous week, said the World Health Organisation.