Coronavirus live updates: Sikkim opens colleges, WHO warns against variants

Health workers testing for Covid-19 at a railway station in Mumbai collect swab samples from passengers on Monday, September 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)

updates: India has administered 75 million Covid-19 vaccine doses since the launch of a nationwide campaign in January, said the Health Minister on Monday. At this rate, up to 43 per cent of India’s population will be covered by December.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) is this week expected to approve Bharat Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine called Covaxin, news agency ANI reported quoting unnamed sources.

Sikkim’s government asked colleges and other higher education institutions to reopen from Tuesday, as it said all schools will stay closed till October 31.

is experiencing another Covid-19 outbreak caused by the delta variant, with dozens of infections detected in the southeastern province of Fujian less than a month after the nation’s last flare-up was contained, Bloomberg reported. 

Italy will start administering third doses of Covid-19 vaccines to its most vulnerable citizens starting September 20, said the country’s virus emergency in a statement on Monday.

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