Covid update: India confirms new strain cases; Mumbai’s lowest deaths since May

UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 01:00 AM IST
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From vaccine dry run concluding to UK virus variant in India, here are the top updates on the coronavirus pandemic. India reported six cases of the virus variant detected in England. Samples will be collected from those who tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in India from the UK between December 9 to 22. The government said there's no evidence that vaccines won't work against the virus mutants. ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava said the immune pressure due to non-judicious use of therapies can lead to mutation of the virus. India is likely to extend the suspension of flights from the UK in view of the new virus strain. Meanwhile, Mumbai on Tuesday reported six Covid-related deaths, the lowest single-day fatalities since May. Watch the full video for more details.

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