COVID-19: Over 33 lakh healthcare workers has been vaccinated across India so far. (File)

New Delhi:

Chief Economic Advisor Dr K Subramanian on Friday said India’s COVID-19 response strategy helped the country to prevent 37 lakh cases and 1 lakh deaths, PTI reported.

Addressing a press conference on Economic Survey 2020-21, Dr Subramanian said India’s COVID-19 response was guided by research, epidemiology and economics.

Meanwhile, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced Friday that the AstraZeneca-Oxford University coronavirus vaccine has been authorised for the EU market, hours after the bloc’s drug regulator recommended its approval.

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It is the third vaccine approved for use in the 27-nation EU, after rival shots produced by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, AFP reported.

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