India on Friday reported 21,257 new COVID-19 cases, just five per cent lower than Thursday’s figure when 22,431 cases were reported in the country. There have also been 271 deaths due to coronavirus in the country.
Active COVID-19 cases in India comprise 0.71 per cent of total infections, the lowest since March 2020 – the active caseload currently stands at 2,40,221, the lowest in 205 days.
The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.96 per cent, the highest since March 2020. With at least 24,963 being cured in the last 24 hours, the total number of cured people in India rose to 3,32,25,221.
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Hungary and Serbia agreed for mutual recognition of India’s COVID-19 vaccination certificate, informed Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
He said that the recognition of vaccination certificates will help people to move to countries in the post-pandemic world for education, business, tourism and other things.
“Yet Another Country Recognizes India’s Vaccination Certificate! Traditional Friendship With Serbia Turns Into Mutual Recognition Of COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates!” Mr Bagchi said in a tweet.
The United States will accept the use by international visitors of COVID-19 vaccines authorized by US regulators or the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said late Friday.
On September 20, the White House announced that in November the United States would lift travel restrictions on air travelers from 33 countries, including China, India, Brazil and most of Europe, that have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It was not specified then which vaccines would be accepted.
“Six vaccines that are FDA authorized/approved or listed for emergency use by the WHO will meet the criteria for travel to the US,” a CDC spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.