Covid update: UK Diwali fest; India active case dip; USA record spike
From India’s active caseload staying below the 7 lakh-mark for the second consecutive day, to the United States of America seeing a record spike in single-day cases - here are the top news updates on Covid-19 pandemic. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that schools in the national capital will remain closed for now. His statement came amid decisions by a few states to reopen schools with precautions and in a graded manner. On the vaccine front, Phase 3 trials of the Oxford-AstraZeneca candidate will begin in Mumbai soon. Meanwhile, Bharat Biotech is likely to resubmit its proposal next week for Phase 3 trial of its vaccine to DCGI for approval. In international news, Diwali celebrations in United Kingdom’s Leicester, believed to be the largest fest outside of India, will go virtual in view of the pandemic. Watch the full video for more updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.