India registered 3,303 fresh Covid-19 cases on April 29, confirmed the Union Health Ministry. Delhi reported 1,367 fresh cases, Maharashtra 186 new cases, taking India's active caseload to 16,980. In addition, as per MoHFW data, India reported 2,563 recovery cases in 24 hours with a 0.66% daily positivity rate a weekly positivity rate of 0.61%. Lastly, India administered 1.88.40 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses till date.
Kerala government has made it compulsory to wear masks in public places, workplaces, during transport, and other gatherings. Chief Secretary Dr. V P Joy said on April 27, in exercise of the powers conferred under section 20(3) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, wearing masks will be made mandatory in the state. The daily positivity rate in India has increased by 0.3% in 24 hours, reported ANI.
Britain reported 42,408 fresh Covid-19 cases, and 195 deaths due to the virus, taking its total death tally to 142,533 on November 11. Furthermore, the death rate decreased by 4.4%, while the infection rate fell by 12% in the past one week. However, over 8,000 patients were reported to be admitted to the hospital, at present. Besides, 79% of people aged 12 and more have been fully vaccinated.
Announcing numerous COVID-19 support measures, the Centre on May 29 promised pension to families that lost their sole bread-earners due to the pandemic. The government also stated that it had "enhanced and liberalized" the insurance compensation policy under Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme to support such families. Moreover, the benefit will be available retrospectively to cover COVID casualties from 24.03.2020 till 22.03.2022.
Supporting the Centre over extension of gap between COVID recovery and vaccination of a person, Dr NK Arora on May 24 said the decision is based on scientific findings. The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation chairperson said, "We use scientific evidence and make the best use of vaccines.” Earlier, the Centre-constituted expert group for COVID-19 vaccination had recommended the gap of three months between COVID recovery… read-more
Provided under the PM CARES Fund nine months ago, the 25 ventilators have now been installed at the Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Bihar on May 24. However, the hospital officials stated that the scarcity of oxygen supply and other technical issues caused the delay in the installation of ventilators. Meanwhile, two patients have been placed on the newly-installed ventilators.
The Uttarakhand government has decided to provide Rs 3,000 monthly maintenance allowance to the children who lost their parents due to COVID-19. Earmarking 5% horizontal reservation in government jobs, the ‘Mukhyamantri Vatsalya Yojana provisions maintenance until they attain the age of 21. Moreover, making arrangements for education and employment-related training for them, the government also plans to make rules to protect their ancestral… read-more
Courtesy: Indian Express
The Delhi government on May 23 extended the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in the state for one more week. It also said the unlocking process in the national capital may begin from May 31. However, the unlocking has been made subjected to a decline in COVID cases and people's adherence to all protocols. Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 1,600 new cases of covid-19 on May 23, its lowest daily-tally since March 1, 2021.… read-more
Bengaluru has still been struggling with the rising ICU demand, although the tally of COVID-19 cases in the city has declined. "No ICU bed is vacant for more than 30 minutes," said Private Hospitals' Association president Dr Prasanna HM. As for the falling of COVID cases, experts cited lockdown-intensified testing hesitancy and delayed treatment as probable reasons. Reportedly, Bengaluru has 587 ICU and 597… read-more
Courtesy: Deccan Herald
The Uttar Pradesh government on May 21 launched a special campaign, 'Mera Gaon-Corona Mukt Gaon' (My village-Corona free village), in order to make villages free from coronavirus disease. With special focus on rural areas, the campaign aims to bring out the local participation to reduce the COVID-19 cases in the state. Emphasizing on strict screening, treatment and vaccination, the scheme will also reward … read-more