On his first virtual visit of Mumbai on Wednesday, he discussed a range of issues from the response to the Covid-19 crisis, UK’s new immigration policy and laying the building blocks for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India.
Covid-19 deaths in India are doubling every 32 days. If it continues at this speed, the country's death toll may surpass even the UK's number of around 46,000, within two weeks by mid-August. The seven-day rolling average of Covid-19 cases shows that India's daily deaths are above 735.
There are seven companies developing various vaccine candidates in India.AstraZeneca’s vaccine candidate, which is being co-developed by the University of Oxford, is the front runner globally with a phase III trial underway
The court asked the Centre to do the needful to ensure that salaries of these workers are paid on time. It had issued stringent directions in June to criminalise the non-payment of dues on time to doctors and nurses.