Tamil Nadu on Friday extended its Covid-19 lockdown till June 21, but allowed several relaxations. State-run liquor shops can open in 27 districts between 10 am and 5 pm. In these districts, salons and spas will also be allowed to open from June 14 with 50% capacity.
The United Kingdom government said that the Delta variant of of the coronavirus is 60% more transmissible than the strain that was found in the country’s Kent county.
India on Friday reported 91,702 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, taking its overall caseload to 2,92,74,823 since the pandemic broke out in January 2020. For the fourth consecutive day, the country recorded less than 1 lakh cases. Deaths rose by 3,403 to 3,63,079.
The United States Food and Drug Administration has rejected Bharat Biotech’s proposal for emergency use authorisation of its coronavirus vaccine in the country. Ocugen Inc, the company co-developing Covaxin for the US market, says it would now aim to file for a full approval of…