India witnessed a slight dip in new cases, with 2,827 new Coronavirus infections registered on Thursday. Meanwhile, 24 patients succumbed to the infection since yesterday.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation said in its latest assessment of the pandemic that the number of new coronavirus cases reported worldwide has continued to fall except in the Americas and Africa. In its weekly pandemic report released late Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said about 3.5 million new cases and more than 25,000 deaths were reported globally, which respectively represent decreases of 12% and 25%.
PM Narendra Modi is set to participate in the second Global Covid Virtual Summit on May 12 at the invitation of US President Joe Biden. During the opening session, PM Modi will deliver his remarks on the theme — ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness’, the Ministry of External Affairs said.