39 Students Test ve at Maharashtra Hostel | As many as 39 students and five employees of a hostel tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Latur city, an official said on Tuesday. At least 360 students who live in the hostel underwent COVID-19 test, of which 39 from Classes 9 and 10 have contracted the infection, health officer Mahesh Patil of the Latur Municipal Corporation said.
The sale of Coronil tablets of Patanjali will not be allowed in Maharashtra without « proper certification », state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka Orders 13.5 Mn AstraZeneca Doses, Likely to Drop Chinese Vaccines | Sri Lanka has ordered 13.5 million Oxford AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines in addition to the 500,000 doses gifted by India, and the country may not use Chinese vaccines in the second phase of immunisation, a government spokesman said on Tuesday. Ramesh Pathirana, who is also the Minister of Plantations, said Sri Lanka is likely to go only with the AstraZeneca vaccines for the second phase of vaccination as the Chinese and Russian vaccines are not ready yet.
62 New Cases in Odisha | Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 3,36,767 as 62 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said. Of the fresh cases, 37 were reported from quarantine centres and 25 detected during contact tracing. Sambalpur district recorded the highest number of new cases at 12, followed by Khurda and Cuttack at seven each. Kandhamal and Nabarangpur districts have turned « coronavirus free » as no active case exists there, the official said.
MHA Shuts 2 Special Delhi Covid Centres as Cases Decline | The Union Home Ministry has directed a phased closure of two special and temporary Covid-19 care centres in the city in view of « continuous decline » in coronavirus cases, officials said on Tuesday. While the Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Covid hospital located in the Delhi Cantonment area is managed by the DRDO, the Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre operational in south Delhi’s Chhattarpur area is managed by the ITBP.
Night Curfew in MP’s Balaghat | Night curfew has been announced from 10 PM to 6 AM in Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh that neighours Maharashtra to check the spread of Covid-19.
In yet another incident, people hailing from Washim district in Maharashtra were captured flouting social distancing rules amid rapid surge in Covid-19 cases across the state.
#WATCH | Crowd gathers as Maharashtra Minister Sanjay Rathod’s convoy reaches Pohradevi temple in Washim district; police baton-charge to disperse them. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/Mh479pV6Fh
A special report by CNN-News18 talks about the role of the private sector in India’s vaccination drive
The aim of private sector involvement should be supplementing and augmenting capacity and not delegating or shifting responsibility for vaccination. There should be a public-private partnership vaccination program led by the public sector.
As per the data revealed by the Ministry of Health, six states account for 84.62% of the new covid-19 related deaths.
Curfews, Screenings & Travel Advisory: States on High Alert as India Sees Biggest Covid-19 Jump Since Nov
Kalaburagi district administration has issued a travel advisory for Maharashtra. Five check posts have been set up at the Karnataka-Maharastra border in the district. Travellers from Maharashtra, who enter Karnataka through the border at Afzalpura and Aland have to submit an RT-PCR negative test.
Covid-19 update: Last week, the civic body of Mumbai had increased the number of COVID-19 tests to over 22,000 per day from earlier 15,000 days. Meanwhile, according to a BMC official, 10,556 people – 3,850 healthcare professionals and 6,706 frontline workers – were administered COVID-19 vaccines at 30 centres.
The Amravati division in the Maharashtra’s Vidarbha has emerged as a new Covid-19 hotspot with reporting the highest number of cases in the state. As state officials scramble to contain the situation, there are fears of a possible mutation in the virus which could have possibly caused the spike.
The budget allocated for the health sector now is extraordinary. It shows our commitment towards this sector. COVID19 pandemic has taught us a lesson to be prepared to fight similar challenges in future: PM Modi during a webinar on budget implementation relating to Health Sector pic.twitter.com/J23ukV01TP
PM Modi while addressing a webinar on budget implementation relating to the health sector spoke about the increasing demand for the ‘Made in India’ vaccines.
Covid-19 Update: « Travellers from these 5 States to undergo testing at State borders, railway station & Dehradun airport, » said Dehradun DM as reported by ANI.
Travelers from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, MP, and Chhattisgarh to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand | As a result of the rapid surge in Covid cases across states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala, MP, and Chhattisgarh, travelers arriving from these states will have to undergo testing on arrival in Uttarakhand, reported ANI.
Covid-19 Update: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will be reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the state with health experts and senior officers today
Covid-19 Update: In total, the civic agency BBMP has identified three Covid-19 clusters in the city in recent times, one at a nursing college and two others inside a residential complex.
Fresh Covid-19 Cluster Detected in Bengaluru Apartment Complex With 10 Cases, Civic Body Warns of Lockdown
This is the second apartment complex that has been declared a containment zone this month. Last week, after 113 residents of an apartment complex tested positive for Covid-19, it was made into a containment zone.
#Maharashtra | Streets in Amravati wore a deserted look as night curfew has been imposed in the district till 6 am on March 1, to curb the spread of #COVID19. During this curfew, only essentials shops will be open from 8 am to 3 pm pic.twitter.com/GhBNSFLxb0
Lawmakers and rights officials in Guatemala called yesterday for an investigation into 30,000 fake COVID-19 tests that were bought by public health officials. The 30,000 tests and testing materials cost the Central American country’s Health Ministry almost $1 million but were found to be unreliable.
Covid-19 Update: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to review the covid situation in MMR region today.He will hold a meeting with Municipal Commissioners of MMR region at 4.30 PM today at Varsha.
Covid-19 Update: Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal became the seventh minister to be infected by the novel coronavirus this month. Earlier this month, Maharashtra ministers Anil Deshmukh, Rajendra Shingne, Jayant Patil, Rajesh Tope, Satej Patil and Bachchu Kadu tested positive for the disease. Last year, over 12 state ministers, including Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, contracted the viral infection.
« Mumbai Police has joined hands with us. People are more scared of Police than marshals. Request all to wear masks, sanitize and maintain social distancing, » Kishori Pednekar says.
Covid-19 Update: It takes 10 to 15 days to get the report from the institute, he said. Since last week, the BMC has intensified action against those found without masks in public places, and started a crackdown on establishments like marriage halls, hotels and restaurants which are found violating the COVID-19 norms.
Covid-19 Update: The civic body is also trying to find out if the virus has mutated. Kakani said they have already sent 90 samples to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology to check for any mutation of the virus.
Many people are behaving as if the COVID-19 threat is not there, said BMC’s Additional Municipal Commissioner
According to BMC officials, the surge in daily cases started in the second week of February. On Sunday, Mumbai reported over 900 COVID-19 cases, as compared to less than 500 daily cases in the first week of February. The number of passengers in local trains also increased from eight lakh (in January-end) to 22 lakh (after all members of the public were allowed in February), he said. « Many people are behaving as if the COVID-19 threat is not there. They are not following protocols at public places, » BMC’s Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani said.
Covid-19 Update: Over 500 people were fined in the last 24 hours and the civic body collected over Rs 1 lakh in fine. A total of 16,02,536 people have been penalised in all this pandemic and a fine of Rs 32,41,14,800 has been collected from them in total, the BMC was quoted by ANI.
A cap of 100 attendees has been made mandatory for all public gatherings in Rajasthan | In Rajasthan, a cap of 100 attendees has been made mandatory for all public gatherings, including weddings. Only essential services and schools and colleges have been allowed to function, according to the order issued by the Jodhpur Police.
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