Maharastra Police arrested Dr. Mahesh Jadhav, who serves at 'Apex Cares Hospital' in Sangli, under the charges of over-charging patients and culpable homicide. Several complaints were registered and people claim lack of equipments & other facilities needed to treat COVID-19 patients. The 36-year-old doctor has been remanded by the Magistrate Court and sent to police custody for 7 days.
Tapu Mishra, the popular Odia playback singer passed away on June 19, at a private hospital after suffering from major COVID-19 complications. The 36-year-old singer had contributed her voice to more than 150 films. In the wake of raising funds for her treatment, Odisha's Cultural Department had funded Rs 1 lakh to her family. Reportedly, her family was supposed to shift her to Kolkata for the ECMO treatment.
Production of vaccination has been ramped up to make 13.5 crore doses available by July. Top sources in the government have said that 75% of these doses will go to state governments for free vaccinations. These vaccine doses will be administered to patrons above the age of 18. States will consolidate demand for private hospitals under the new rules, with an eye towards equal distribution among big and small private hospitals.
In a response to a plea of paying Rs 4 lakh as compensation to all families with a deceased member, the Ministry of Home Affairs told Supreme Court that "Government resources have limits". Furthermore it stated that, paying lakhs to each of the families would deplete the disaster relief fund and do more harm than good. "It will affect the pandemic response on other aspects," said the Ministry.
In order to create awareness about the COVID vaccination, restaurants and pubs in Gurugram are offering a discount of 50% who are fully vaccinated and 25% for first dose. However, such schemes which offers discount & rebate will spread a positive message towards COVID-19 vaccinations. "Special offers will not only cater to more business but also ensure safety," said Yudhvir Singh, a pub and bar owner.
Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on June 20, issued an order, to ease the lockdown curbs further. According to DDMA, Bars and Restaurants are allowed to operate with 50% seating capacity. Moreover, public parks, gardens, golf clubs, and outdoor yoga activities will be allowed from June 21. However, cinema halls, gyms, spas, schools, colleges, swimming pools, banquet halls shall remain close for at least another week.
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With just seven positive cases for the Delta-plus SARS-CoV-2 variant in Maharashtra, it is safely classified as "a variant of interest" and not "a variant of concern". Though Delta-plus has a "better immune-escaping mechanism", research is on to check the virus' transmissibility, virulence and resistance to monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment. Unlike the Delta variant where entire families came positive, it has been found only in Ratnagiri… read-more
After a meeting chaired by Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa, the government has decided to gradually re-open 16 districts out of 30 in the state from June 21. The 16 districts are those where the positivity rate is below five percent. Besides, Clubs, lodges, and restaurants are allowed to function till 5 pm with 50% of their capacity. However, the weekend and night curfew will still persist in the whole state.
After two months of lockdown and witnessing decline in the cases of COVID-19, the UP government has announced to withdraw certain restrictions. The restaurants and malls can re-open with 50% capacity during weekdays, the government declared. However, the curfew timings have been extended and rescheduled from 7PM to 9PM on the weekdays. Besides, the weekend curfew will continue in the state.
Kerala recorded 12,469 cases on June 18, 13,270 cases on June 17, 12,246 on June 16, raising up the total number of cases in India. Despite the fact that the incidence curve has peaked and is presently declining, Kerala continues to record an excess of over 100 fatalities per day. Apart from Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were also reporting more than 10,000 daily cases as of June 15.