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India has recorded 23,950 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its total cases to 10.1m, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Fewer than 300,000 of those 10.1m cases are currently infected with the coronavirus, the health ministry said.
Daily cases have been dipping steadily in India since hitting a peak in September, although the country still has the second-highest infections in the world, after the United States.
Passengers from the UK disembarked from ferries in the port of Calais early Wednesday, AFP reports, following Britain and France’s deal easing the travel ban imposed over the discovery of a new coronavirus variant.
The “Cotes des Flandres” ferry – the first ship to leave Dover after the restrictions were lifted – arrived at around 3.30 am (0230 GMT), followed shortly afterwards by P&O’s “Spirit of France”.