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- Centre to increase pace of vaccination in July-August, says Amit Shah
- SC reserves verdict on Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia compensation to kin of COVID-19 deceased
- Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for not paying compensation to kin of Covid victims
- Bengaluru plans shield for ‘third wave’ with 80% first-dose vax target by July-end
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Indonesia records its largest 1-day jump in Covid infections
Indonesian health authorities announced the country’s largest one-day jump in new coronavirus infections on Monday, as the country’s number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began crossed 2 million.
Assam govt issues fresh guidelines regarding COVID-induced restrictions
Assam government issues fresh guidelines regarding COVID-induced restrictions; allows movement of individuals in 8… https://t.co/Gkqaw2rY7T
— ANI (@ANI) 1624273092000
Tokyo Olympics to allow limit of 10,000 local fans in venues
The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, organizing committee officials and the IOC said. Organizers set a limit of 50% of capacity up to a maximum of 10,000 fans for all Olympic venues.
Hong Kong to shorten quarantine for most arrivals to 7 days
Hong Kong said it would shorten the quarantine period for vaccinated people arriving in the city to seven days from 14, provided travellers show sufficient antibodies against the novel coronavirus. City government leader Carrie Lam told a media briefing the shorter period of quarantine would only be for people who had a second vaccination does at least 14 days before their arrival. The new rule is due to come into effect from the end of the month.
India to have 257 cr vaccine doses by Dec for double dose vaccination of people: Nadda
Nadda said 130 crore people of the country have come forward to take vaccines on the call of PM Modi, despite the opposition trying to mislead them and create obstructions. He lauded BJP workers for helping people during the pandemic, saying that while other parties went into quarantine or the ICU, party workers risked their lives to provide relief to the people on the ground.
Don’t be under illusion that COVID is gone
– Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa warns as restrictions ease
Pak-China trade border closure leads to huge loss, Pakistani traders protest
The closure of Pakistan-China trade border for the past 20 months due to COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in huge loss for Pakistani traders leading them to start protest in Islamabad. Traders decried the massive damage the closure has caused to their businesses and gave a week’s deadline to open the border and has warned of sit-ins in Islamabad and Gilgit-Baltistan.
Delhi reports 89 new COVID-19 cases, 173 recoveries and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours
Active cases: 1,996
Total recoveries: 14,05,460
Death toll: 24,925
More than 47 lakh vaccine doses administered on day one of the implementation of ‘Revised Guidelines for Covid Vaccination’ today: Health Ministry
The Prime Minister has taken a historic decision to provide free vaccine jabs to people above 18 years of age. This is an important decision in the fight against COVID-19.
– Home Minister Amit Shah in Gandhinagar, his parliamentary constituency
SC asks Centre if PM-headed NDMA decided on ex-gratia compensation to families of COVID victims
The Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre whether NDMA, headed by the Prime Minister, has taken a decision not to pay Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia to families of victims of COVID, and observed that “to avoid heart burn” among beneficiaries, framing of a uniform compensation scheme may be considered.
The spectator limit for Tokyo Olympics will be set at 50% of venue capacity, up to a maximum of 10,000 people at all venues; decision on the Paralympic Games will be made by 16 July 2021.
– Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee
NCP event in Pune: 6 held for COVID-19 norm violations
The NCP’s Pune city unit chief and five others were arrested on Monday for alleged COVID-19 norm violations during a party office inauguration event here on Saturday, police said.
State govts being asked to give advertisements saying “Thank you Modiji”: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia on Covid vaccination programme
Only 57 lakh doses allocated to Delhi so far as against requirement of 2.94 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Centre allocated only 15 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Delhi in July: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla visits CGHS Wellness Centre, South Avenue
“Most members of Parliament are vaccinated. We’ve made arrangements for vaccination of staff of MPs at 4 dispensaries in New Delhi.”
India protests ‘unfair’ Tokyo Olympic rules for Covid-hit nations
India’s Olympic body has slammed as “unfair” strict rules imposed by the Japanese government on athletes from several Covid-hit nations for the Tokyo Games starting next month.
SC reserves verdict on Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia compensation to kin of COVID-19 deceased
The Supreme Court Monday reserved verdict on the pleas seeking directions that ex-gratia compensation of Rs 4 lakh be paid to the families of those who have died of COVID-19.
Earlier many political leaders raised several questions against the COVID19 vaccine. I want to ask a question to the political leaders who termed themselves guinea pigs (while raising questions against the vaccine) that what changed now?
– BJP chief JP Nadda
Shah visits vaccination centre in Kolavda village of Gandhinagar
Gujarat: Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits a #COVID19 vaccination centre in Kolavda village of Gandhinagar. https://t.co/uVPbduutaI
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7,998 cases of Mucormycosis including 729 deaths in Maharashtra: State Health Department
4,398 patients are currently under treatment for the disease
Bihar: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad visits a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Patna
“I will visit 5 vaccination centres and will meet people who are receiving vaccine. Over 1 crore people got vaccine in Bihar,” says the Union Minister and Patna Sahib MP, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Should be able to do 5-8 lakh vaccinations today: Karnataka Health Minister
Our target is to complete vaccination for the adult population in the State before December, said Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.
The country doesn’t know if Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has yet vaccinated himself or not. If you (Rahul Gandhi) haven’t got the COVID-19 vaccine yet, my humble appeal is that, please get yourself vaccinated.
– Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Bihar’s Patna
Rahul Gandhi slams Centre for not paying compensation to kin of Covid victims
- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the government for not paying ex-gratia compensation to families of those who died of Covid
- “It is impossible to valuate life, government’s compensation is only a small help, but the Modi government is not ready to even do that,” he said
On one hand we’re strengthening healthcare infrastructure and conducting maximum testing, and on the other hand we have to ensure mass vaccination.
– Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on free COVID19 vaccination for all adults from today
Bengaluru plans shield for ‘third wave’ with 80% first-dose vax target by July-end
Public-private partnership has emerged as a pillar of Bengaluru’s Covid-19 vaccination drive as authorities push for at least partial inoculation of four-fifths of the city’s 18-plus population by the end of July and stave off a possible third wave of infections.
Centre to increase pace of COVID-19 vaccination in July-August: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the central government has decided to increase the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 in July and August.
Hotels begin service, metro & buses start operations and gyms open in 17 districts of Karnataka
Hotels have begun services, gyms have reopened and public transport buses and Metro have resumed operations with riders on Monday as the state government’s guidelines further relaxing Covid-19 curbs in 17 districts of Karnataka, including Bengaluru city have come into effect.
Petitions seeking a direction to authorities concerned, to provide ex gratia of Rs 4 lakhs to family members who died due to COVID
SG Tushar Mehta said that the Disaster Management is applicable to Corona pandemic, we have exercised several powers to handle the pandemic. The Finance Commission has disbursed the finance to State Disaster Response and tried to help the people affected by the COVID pandemic, added Mehta.
All you need to know about the government’s new vaccination policy
- Centre will buy 75% of total vaccine production from manufacturers and give it to States free of cost; no state government will have to spend on procurement
- All above 18 years of age in the country will get free vaccination at government facilities
- Vaccine distribution to states/UTs will be based on population, Covid burden, and inoculation progress, among other such criteria
- Private sector hospitals will continue to procure 25% of vaccines directly from manufacturers, with service charge capped at Rs 150 per dose over fixed price
- All government and private vaccination centers will provide onsite registration facility, available both for individuals and groups as well
- The procedure of onsite registration will be detailed and finalized by states/UTs
Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally may have been grossly miscalculated
A new research conducted by Parel-based Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR-NIRRH) shown antigen negative tests came positive when retested with RT-PCR for 33.7% of the total samples collected.
Central government has decided to increase pace of COVID-19 vaccination in July and August, Union minister Amit Shah says after visiting an inoculation centre in Ahmedabad
Arunachal reports 158 new COVID-19 cases
Arunachal Pradesh reported 158 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the tally to 33,081, a senior health official said. The death toll in the frontier state remained at 159 with no fresh casualties reported in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Uttarakhand: SIT issues notices to firms named in fake COVID testing during Kumbh Mela
SIT probing the fake COVID testing during Haridwar Kumbh Mela issues notices to the firms named in the case — Max Corporate Services of Delhi, Nalwa Laboratories Pvt Ltd of Haryana and Dr Lalchandani Labs — for questioning. The SIT has given them four days to appear.
Under PM Modi’s leadership, a new stage in fight against Corona begins today. PM had made an important decision that from 21st June people who are 18 yrs of age & above will be vaccinated free of cost by Cental Govt & the process of vaccination will be sped up: HM in Ahmedabad
India reports 53,256 new COVID-19 cases (lowest in 88 days), 78,190 discharges & 1422 deaths in last 24 hours as per Union Health Ministry
Total cases: 2,99,35,221
Total discharges: 2,88,44,199
Death toll: 3,88,135
Active cases: 7,02,887
Total Vaccination: 28,00,36,898
39,24,07,782 samples tested for COVID-19, up to 20th June 2021. Of these, 13,88,699 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Olympics-Organisers set to decide on domestic spectators for Tokyo 2020
Relevance of Yoga has increased during COVID-19. Yoga has helped us to maintain our physical & mental health. We should make Yoga or other physical activities a part of our daily life. These will help us to increase our immunity against coronavirus.
– Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Researchers explore microbial ecosystem in search of drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2
Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 346
Chile admits violation of virus protocols at Copa America
Yoga has provided ray of hope amid COVID-19, says PM Modi
Centralised free COVID-19 vaccination policy begins today
China will face ‘international isolation’ if it doesn’t cooperate on COVID-19 origins: Jake Sullivan
India keen to resume COVID-19 vaccine export to Bangladesh, says envoy
Today when the entire world is fighting against COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga has become a ray of hope. For two years now, no public event has been organised in India or the world but enthusiasm for Yoga has not gone down: PM Narendra Modi
Australian PM promises more COVID-19 shots to states amid rollout delays
Brazil Reported One of the Highest COVID Death Tolls in the World
The COVID-19 death toll in Brazil has now surpassed 500,000, behind only the United States, which marked 600,000 deaths last week, and India, where deaths may range from 600,000 to as high as 4.2 million.
Mexico posts 1,578 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more deaths
France reports 84,282 coronavirus deaths in hospital, up by 14
Russia reports 17,611 new coronavirus cases and 450 deaths in past 24 hours (vs. 17,906 new cases and 466 deaths on previous day)
Record 13.59 lakh people get COVID-19 jab in Andhra Pradesh
As many as 4,94,096 citizens in the 18-44 age group, primarily mothers with children under five years and those set to travel abroad for study and work, were inoculated in the state.