Covid-19 updates: GST collection shows recovery; WHO opposes booster shots

Healthcare workers give Covid-19 vaccine shots to visitors at the Shahaji Raje Sport Complex in Mumbai on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Coronavirus updates: India’s Goods Services Tax collection crossed Rs 1.12 trillion in August, a 29.6 per cent year-on-year jump the highest ever for the month since its launch five years ago, signalling recovery in business activities after the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
World coronavirus updates: Moderna Inc. its distributor Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. ruled out a link between its Covid-19 vaccine the deaths of two recently vaccinated men in Japan, saying a formal investigation is still needed to confirm the analysis, Bloomberg reported.

The head of the World Health Organisation says he opposes “widespread use of boosters” for healthy people for now, underscoring the need to get doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to poorer countries. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus He says the U.N. health agency last week witnessed the first decline in new global cases in more than two months.


Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said the government won’t impose another lockdown as the country prepares for general elections next month.

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