Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: Digital companies with huge online presence such as Paytm, Makemytrip, Infosys and others are eyeing approval to start vaccine bookings on their platforms in third party integration with CoWIN. India has been ramping up vaccination to tackle the Covid-19 cases and has so far administered over 24.2 crore jabs. The G7 nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced, with half coming from the US and 100 million from the UK. President Joe Biden had urged allies to join in speeding the pandemic’s end and bolstering the strategic position of the world’s wealthiest democracies. Johnson’s announcement on the eve of the G7 leaders’ summit in England came hours after Biden committed to donating 500 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. Follow live updates on coronavirus news:
Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates: Locals queue up for vaccine shots in Howrah of West Bengal. (PTI)09:21 AM ISTPosted by Sanchari ChatterjeeIndia records 3,403 deaths in 24 hours, toll over 3.63 lakh
India reports 91,702 COVID-19 cases, 1,34,580 discharges and 3,403 deaths in last 24 hours.
Total cases: 2,92,74,823
Total discharges: 2,77,90,073
Death toll: 3,63,079
Active cases: 11,21,671
Total vaccination: 24,60,85,649 ,India records 91,000 Covid-19 cases, less than 1 lakh for 4th day
India has recorded 91,702 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, less than 1 lakh cases for the fourth day in a row, thus continuing the declining trend in Covid spread.
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India close to granting indemnity to Pfizer, other vaccine makers
India is close to agreeing to grant foreign COVID-19 vaccine makers such as Pfizer Inc protection against legal liability so that it can use their shots in an immunisation campaign that is facing acute shortages, three government sources told Reuters.
Paytm, MakeMyTrip keen on offering vaccine bookings
Over a dozen entities, including large digital companies like Paytm and MakeMyTrip, are looking at approval for offering vaccine bookings, according to CoWIN head RS Sharma, reports PTI. The government had, last month, released new guidelines for the integration of CoWIN with third-party applications, easing the way for such apps to offer vaccine bookings. Nearly 15 entities are eyeing approval to provide online appointment booking for vaccination, including Paytm, Infosys and MakeMyTrip, Sharma said. When contacted, MakeMyTrip Group CEO Rajesh Magow said that with millions already using MakeMyTrip app, “we want to leverage the API integration to help people easily book their vaccination slots and do our bit to make the entire process more convenient”.
G7 nations to pledge 1 billion vaccine doses for world
The Group of Seven nations (G7) are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the UK as President Joe Biden urged allies to join in speeding the pandemic’s end and bolstering the strategic position of the world’s wealthiest democracies. Johnson’s announcement on the eve of the G-7 leaders’ summit in England came hours after Biden committed to donating 500 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and previewed a coordinated effort by the advanced economies to make vaccination widely and speedily available everywhere. “We’re going to help lead the world out of this pandemic working alongside our global partners,” Biden said, adding that on Friday the G-7 nations would join the US in outlining their vaccine donation commitments. The G-7 also includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. The prime minister’s office said the first 5 million UK doses would be shared in the coming weeks, with the remainder coming over the next year. Biden’s own commitment was on top of the 80 million doses he has already pledged to donate by the end of June.