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1 million Covid-19 tests per day in India in next two months: Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan asserted that while global efforts are on to find a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, India is not behind

Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. ( Photo Source: Twitter/HarshVardhan)

Press Trust of India New Delhi
India is currently conducting around 500,000 Covid-19 tests every day and the plan is to double the number in next one-two months, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.

During the launch of a compendium on 'Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Technologies for Covid-19 Mitigation', Vardhan, who is also the Union health minister, said the country's recovery rate of over 64 per cent is the best in the world while the fatality rate is nearly 2.2 per cent.

He also hailed the scientific community for fighting alongside the medical community in the battle against the

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First Published: Jul 30 2020 | 3:22 PM IST

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