.Washington D.C., DC, USA
People who have had severe COVID symptoms may be able to fight reinfections better: Study (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • The analyses of clinical trial data of Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE show 90% efficacy against the virus
  • The vaccine's efficacy was reduced by 6% every two months after the second jab
  • boosters are advisable for older adults and people

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The WHO said that COVID-19 cases continued to fall last week. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The World Health Organisation released a weekly epidemiological update on Tuesday
  • Delta COVID variant's presence has been reported in 185 countries as, it said
  • WHO said aid that while Southeast Southeast Asia reported a 30% decrease in COVID-19 deaths

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Health Minister Mandaviya said that India will resume its 'Vaccine Maitri' programme. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • India administered as many as 2.50 crore vaccines in one single day
  • The government had halted the programme after the second wave of COVID-19
  • 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative was appreciated by the global community

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine was temporarily put out of use in US after rare cases on blood clots in women were detected. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Booster shots prevented 75% of severe cases worldwide
  • COVID variants impact the effectiveness of booster doses
  • Experts are yet to verify the inputs of Johnson & Johnson

.New York City, NY, USA
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro with his delegation. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@gilsonmachadoneto)

  • Jair Bolsonaro was spotted in New York's Manhattan eating pizza on a sidewalk
  • The Brazil President has not been vaccinated yet
  • The New York mayor said, "If you do not want to be vaccinated, do not bother coming."

.Delhi, India
India will resume the export of surplus COVID-19 vaccines from October.

India will resume COVID-19 vaccine exports from October later this year.

European Union President Ursula von der Leyen (Photo Credit: Twitter/ursulavonderleyen)

  • Europe is now, “against all critics, among the world leaders”, said Ursula von der Leyen
  • Nine EU countries, have now administered one or both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine
  • Domestic health passes needed to access public places have boosted the National vaccination drives dramatically

.London, UK
The changes to the UK travel rules will be effective from October 4. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • The UK is scrapping its "traffic light" system that ranks countries as red, amber, or green
  • The government has announced a two-tier system from October 4
  • Almost 82% of people 16 and up in the UK are fully vaccinated

.Athens, Greece
Greek scientists to call for a third dose of COVID vaccine on Monday. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • The National Vaccination Committee approved booster shots 
  • In July, it recommended vaccination for children
  • Meanwhile, Canada Health has changed brand names of COVID vaccines

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The cake for PM Modi's birthday was shaped like a vaccine syringe. (Photo credit: Screengrab/Twitter/ANI)

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 71 on Friday
  •  Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said a record vaccine inoculation on a day will be the best gift for the PM
  • BJP will launch a mega 20-day public outreach from Friday to October 7