Former president Pranab Mukherjee, who had recently undergone surgery for removal of a clot in his brain, passed away on August 31. He was 84 and has also tested positive for COVID-19 before the surgery.
Meanwhile, preparations have begun for the phase II trials of India's indigenous COVID-19 vaccine called 'Covaxin'. The principal investigator of the trial has said that phase I is still continuing, and the vaccine has shown to have no side effects.
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