India recorded another daily high of more than 29,000 COVID-19 cases, taking India’s caseload to more than 9.5 lakh. Many states including Gujarat, Sikkim, and Maharashtra reported a spike in the number of cases.
Karnataka now has the fourth-biggest caseload of coronavirus cases in the country. In Uttarakhand, COVID-19 cases arising out of three weddings have forced authorities to enforce lockdown in different parts of the state. Goa has announced a three-day lockdown, as well as a night curfew till August 10. West Bengal has announced jobs to kin of those who died due to COVID-19. As the number of recovered people near one lakh in Tamil Nadu , a 110-year-old woman became India’s oldest COVID-19 survivor.
IIT Delhi launched ICMR-approved COVID-19 test kits at Rs 399, with the university claiming it’s the cheapest in the world. The Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) approved a second vaccine candidate to start human trials.
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