New Delhi, Aug 04, 2020: Coronavirus cases in India have now crossed the 18.55-lakh mark while death toll has neared the 39,000-mark. After Home Minister Amit Shah, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa, now Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and CPIM leader Mohammed Salim have also tested positive for coronavirus. As coronavirus cases rise, Bengal has again changed the dates of complete lockdown in August and is facing the public ire over the repeated changes. Across the world, coronavirus cases have gone past 1.8 crore and over 6.91 lakh people have died so far. A WHO team that was visiting China to investigate the origins of Covid-19, has concluded its mission and WHO is now preparing a larger team of experts to visit Wuhan. Meanwhile, US expert Dr Fauci has expressed confidence that Americans will get the coronavirus vaccine by 2021.
The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. More than 18.14 million people around the world are reported to have been infected with the disease and 688,080 have died, according to a Reuters tally, with some nations that thought they were over the worst experiencing a resurgence. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing.