Visitors crowd at a vaccination centre in Gurugram as they wait to be inoculated for Covid-19 on Monday, August 30, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Coronavirus updates: India reported 41,965 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours and 460 deaths from the disease, said the health ministry in a statement on Wednesday, marking a 35.6 per cent rise in daily cases since Tuesday (30,941).

India achieved a new single-day vaccination milestone on Tuesday with 12.6 million doses administered till 9.45 pm. The country had crossed the 10-million mark for the first time on August 27.


Mauritius vaccinated 60% of its population a month ahead of target and now plans to halve the number of days tourists will need to isolate on the island nation after arrival.


Morocco started administering shots to 12-to-17-year-olds on Tuesday, as the kingdom speeds up one of Africa’s most advanced vaccination campaigns ahead of the start of the new school year, Bloomberg reported.



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