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China Daily reported that further details have not been disclosed in the brief statement released on the commission's website.

"India is a part of 'COVAX'. We will keep giving 50 per cent of everything we make to India and to COVAX at the same time. India has such a large population that we will probably end up giving the majority of those 50 million doses to India first," Poonawalla said.

China has been criticised widely across the world for its alleged role in the spread of the novel coronavirus that has infected over 75 million people across the world. More than 1.6 million people have lost their lives to the virus.

Babatunde Olowokure, WHO regional emergency director, echoed Kasai, saying that the "COVID-19 vaccine itself is not a silver bullet to end the COVID-19."

 A key strategy to reignite progress is the “High burden to high impact” (HBHI) response, catalyzed in 2018 by WHO and the RBM Partnership to End Malaria continued to make impressive gains in India, with 18% reductions in cases and 20% reductions in death respectively, over the last 2 years.

On World AIDS Day 2020, WHO has called upon global leaders and citizens to rally for global solidarity to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 on the HIV response.

Prime Minister said today special emphasis is given on Ayurvedic medicines, herbs as well as nutritious foods that enhance immunity. He said today, farmers are being encouraged to increase production of coarse grains as well as organic products on the banks of Ganges and in the Himalayan regions.

Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that it is important to comply with health guidelines amid the pandemic, in order to decrease transmission and take the burden off healthcare systems.

Fresh spike in Corona infections: The World Health Organization has admitted on record that a fresh surge is being witnessed in Covid-19 cases across the world.

WHO warns against herd immunity: WHO chief’s statement comes on back of argument by some researchers that allowing COVID-19 to spread in populations that are not vulnerable will help build up herd immunity and is a more realistic way to stop the pandemic.