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Covid-19 live updates: Adar Poonawalla says India may resume exporting vaccines by the year-end; civil aviation ministry allows airlines to increase capacity.

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updates: India recorded 30,773 new cases of Covid-19 and 309 deaths in 24 hours, said the on Sunday, marking a 13.7 per cent decline in daily infections since Saturday.

Total cases increased to more than 33.44 million and fatalities to 444,838, said the ministry. Active cases comprise 0.99 per cent of the total infections and the national recovery rate stands at 97.68 per cent.
 
India’s allowed airlines to increase their domestic fleet capacity from 72.5 per cent to 85 per cent of what they flew before the pandemic hit the country.

Kerala, which for weeks has been reporting the most new cases of Covid-19 among states, will reopen schools on November 1, a meeting held by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided on Saturday.

World updates: The UK government eased testing requirements for fully vaccinated people arriving in England, removing a significant barrier to travel and boosting airlines and tourism firms.

Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine declined in protection against hospitalization after four months, while Moderna Inc.’s remained stable, US researchers found in an analysis of data from 21 US hospitals across 18 states.

Honda Motor Co. said its production lines in Japan are operating at about 40% of its initial plan for the August-September period because of chip shortages and delays in parts shipments due to coronavirus outbreaks overseas, Bloomberg reported. 

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