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An expert panel in India has recommended the government begin trials into the mixing and matching of different vaccine types in the country.
Meanwhile amid a spike in cases in the southern state of Kerala, the government has announced the imposition of a weekend lockdown — for 31 Julho e 1 agosto. Only about 44 per cent of the population of the southern state was found to have Covid-19 antibodies, the latest country-wide survey has revealed.
In the western state of Maharashtra, 613 students have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state’s Solapur district just days after the reopening of schools.
In other news, Japan registered a record high number of Covid-19 infections on Thursday. The International Olympic Committee, Contudo, has said that there is no link between the Games and the rising Covid-19 cases across the country.
Enquanto isso, in the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, an outbreak of the Delta variant is challenging the country’s zero-tolerance measures amid its steady return to pre-pandemic life.