Covid update: HC on Bengal pandals; FM on fresh stimulus; Haj 2021 update
From Covid-19 restrictions in West Bengal's Durga Puja pandals to Russia's new record high of daily Covid cases, here are the top updates on the pandemic. As West Bengal gears up for Durga Puja, Calcutta High Court said that visitors will not be allowed inside the pandals. HC limited the number to 25 for big pandals and 15 for the smaller ones. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is at the forefront of Covid vaccine development. While delivering the keynote speech at the inaugural function of 16th Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, PM Modi said India wants to help other nations in vaccine manufacturing & immunization. In Kerala's Malappuram, Rahul Gandhi participated in a Covid-19 evaluation meeting and promised assistance to the administration to fight the pandemic. On October 19, Russia hit a record daily high of 15,982 coronavirus infections. Watch the full video for more details.