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India May Have A COVID Vaccine By Year End; Recovery Rate Reaches 75% + More Top News

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IndiatimesUpdated on Aug 23, 2020, 19:10 IST

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India might have a vaccine against the coronavirus by the end of 2020; Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan said a COVID-19 vaccine is likely in the next 4-5 months. Read more

Here's more top news of the day:


1) India's COVID-19 Recovery Rate Almost Reaches 75%, Government Says It Is The Best In The World

COVID-19 breathalyzer test Reuters

With 57,989 more COVID-19 patients recovering from the illness in the past 24 hours, a total of 22,80,566 people have been cured of the deadly infection. Read more


2) A Reason To Cheer As COVID Recoveries In India Exceed Total Active Cases By Over 15 Lakh

Kerala Shop Cash Back For People Infected WIth COVID-19 Reuters

While India remains third worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic, there's reason for some cheer. Read more


3) Surat Doctor Makes Ganesha Idol Using Dry Fruits & Decides To Keep It At COVID-19 Hospital

dry fruit ganesha ANI

Eco-friendly idols are the way forward for the celebration of festivals. Over the past few years, Ganesha idols made out of bananas, coconuts, chocolate etc have been the centre of attraction. Not only do the idols made out of organic produce minimise pollution, but can also be distributed as prasad. Read more


4) Children Aged 12 And Over Should Wear Masks Like Adults To Halt COVID Spread, Says WHO

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The World Health Organisation has advised that children aged 12 and above should wear masks like adults to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. However, it said children between six and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach. Read more


5) A Kerala Village With 100s Of Acres Of Water Lilies Won't Have Visitors This Time Due To COVID

malarikkal, malarikkal tourism, malarikkal Kottayam, malarikkal Water Lily, malarikkal aambal, malarikkal  Sunset   BCCL

A few years ago, not many people had heard of Malarikkal - a sleepy village in Kottayam district of Kerala. But thanks to the internet and social media, it became an hit among tourists and August-September used to be the peak of tourism in this agrarian village. Read more



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