Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday announced the country will contribute $10 million (nearly Rs 60 crore) to Indian Red Cross through its Canadian branch for helping with tackling the coronavirus crisis.
India on Wednesday registered a record 3,60,960 new coronavirus cases in a day, taking the total number of infections since the pandemic broke out in January 2020 to 1,79,97,267. This is the highest ever single-day rise in cases reported by any country so far, and the seventh consecutive day when the country has recorded more than 3 lakh cases. For the first time, 3,292 deaths were registered. The toll is now 2,01,187.
The registrations for the third phase of coronavirus vaccination will begin at 4 pm on Wednesday. Everyone above 18 years of age can get vaccinated from May 1, but they must register themselves on the government’s Co-WIN portal, the Aarogya Setu app or the Umang app.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 14.8 crore people and killed over 31.31 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 8.59 crore people have recovered from the infection.