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9.25 am: Pfizer’s vaccine appears to offer protection against the strain of the infection first detected in India but is slightly less effective, AFP reports, citing a study by France’s Pasteur Institute.
9.22 am: The Centre says that it is against vaccination guidelines for private hospitals to provide inoculation packages in collaboration with hotels. It adds that legal action needs to be taken against such institutions.
Health Ministry writes to States/UTs on some private hospitals giving package for #COVID19 Vaccination in collaboration with some hotels.
Says it is against the guidelines issued for the National Covid Vaccination Program. pic.twitter.com/qum9SqOJtW
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) May 29, 2021
9.18 am: India records 1,65,553 new coronavirus cases on Sunday morning, taking its tally of infections to 2,78,94,800 since the pandemic broke out in January last year. This is the lowest number of new infections recorded in a single day in 46 days.
The country’s toll rises to 3,25,972 as it records 3,460 deaths in the last day.
9.15 am: Here are the top updates from Saturday:
India reported 1,73,790 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall tally to 2,77,29,247 since the pandemic first broke out in January 2020. This is the lowest number of new infections recorded in a single day in 45 days. The toll rose…