8.42 am: New cases reported in states on Tuesday, according to PTI:

West Bengal: 3,654 new cases, tally rises to 4,38,217; toll at 7,766.

Odisha: 644 new cases, tally rises to 3,10,052; toll at 1,560.

Sikkim: 27 new cases, tally rises to 4,548; toll at to 92.

8.41 am: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday suggested that the Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus could be produced in China and India, according to PTI.

8.38 am: The Centre says it is examining the possibility of obtaining the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine despite the challenges of making arrangements to store it at a temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius, PTI reports.

8.29 am: People coming from Delhi to Noida will be randomly tested for Covid-19 from Wednesday, PTI reports. The decision came amid a surge in coronavirus cases in the Capital.

“The teams will randomly select commuters coming in from Delhi and test them through rapid antigen method,” Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate Suhas LY is quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times. “The traffic between Delhi and Noida would continue to be normal and it is reiterated that only a few randomly selected commuters shall be tested and not all of those entering the city.”

8.25 am: Here are the top updates from Tuesday



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