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Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 93 Covid-19 cases on Friday, bringing the total to 10,59,728, while the death toll remained unchanged at 19,562, a city official said. Tamil Nadu recorded 54 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 34,53,883.

In other news, at least 63% of parents say schools should offer online classes if the district’s COVID-19 positivity rate exceeds 5% so that learning is not disrupted for affected students, according to a new investigation.

“Twenty-seven percent of parents surveyed said that once the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in a district exceeds 2%, online classes should be launched. While 63% of parents said that if the district’s TPR crosses 5%, schools should make online classes available as well so that learning is not interrupted for affected students,” he said.

NTAGI’s standing technical subcommittee has recommended the Serum Institute’s Covovax be included in the national COVID-19 vaccination program for children aged 12 to 17, sources said Friday. India’s medicines regulator had approved Covovax for restricted use in emergency situations in adults on December 28 last year and in the 12-17 age group, under certain conditions, on March 9.

“The NTAGI (National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization) COVID-19 working group had previously reviewed the data for Covovax and approved it. The NTAGI Standing Technical Sub-Committee, which met on Friday, recommended that the vaccine can be used for the age group of 12-17 years,” an official source said.

READ | The NTAGI panel recommends the inclusion of Covovax in the vaccination campaign for the age group 12-17 years

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