Owing to the Dussehra festival, the Telangana government has decided to close all the vaccination centers between October 14-17 in the state. However, the vaccination will resume on October 18. Reportedly, a vaccination holiday was announced for three days but it was extended to fours days after CM K Chandrasekhar Rao gave his approval. Telangana will achieve 100% COVID-19 vaccination in adults by November.
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Mizoram state health bulletin informed about the fresh COVID-19 cases, around 1,302 reported in last 24 hours including five fatalities. However, there are 1,02,629 cumulative positive cases in the state including 16,075 active, and total fatalities rose to 341. Moreover, 86,213 people have recovered till now a total of 9,749 COVID-19 tests have been conducted by the state authorities.
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Indian Council of Medical Research on October 5 informed about the number of tests conducted till now. About 11,41,642 tests were conducted on October 4. A total of 57,53,94,042 tests have been conducted so far. In the last 24 hours, India reported 18,346 fresh cases, which is the lowest in 209 days. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 2,52,902 active cases.
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Kerala's Ernakulam district became the first district in the state to complete 100% COVID vaccination of its adult population, said Industries Minster P Rajeev on October 2. While sharing the achievement, Rajeev said, ''Today is a very proud occasion...The district has set an example for India.'' He also said we also made a target to complete the vaccination of the second dose of the vaccine within three months.
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Following the 18 months of ban on Australian borders, PM Scott Morrison, on October 1, said we're set to open the border for our citizens to return home and to travel abroad. ''We're getting ready for that, and Australia will be ready for takeoff, very soon,'' he added. Reportedly, 80% of Australians have received the vaccine. However, seven days of quarantine is mandatory on returning to the country.
According to the data shared by the Health Ministry, on September 27, India recorded 26,041 new nCovid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, raising the total reported cases to 3,36,78,786. Yet, India's active nCovid-19 cases have declined to 2,99,620 which is the lowest in the last 191 days. The Health Ministry has stated that active cases comprise 0.89% of the total cases while the recovery rate is 97.78%.
To ease tight pandemic-related restrictions that began in 2020, White House said on September 20 that US will reopen in November to air travelers. Travelers from 33 countries including China, India, and majority of Europe, who are properly vaccinated against COVID-19 are allowed. When Joe Biden's administration declared last week that it was not the proper time to relax any limitations, this decision by White House came as a surprise.
Mumbai witnessed a spike in Covid cases, about 50% in the first 17 September days in comparison to August. However, mortality due to Covid has decreased by 38%. From September 1 to 17, almost 7,407 covid cases have been reported, compared to August's 4,943 cases. Reportedly, the testing has increased by 13%, indicating that cases are rising. Also, a higher vaccination rate reduces the chances of a "destructive third wave".
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UAE has lifted its travel ban for the vaccinated people from India and 14 other countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. According to reports, the Disaster Management Authority has notified that the shot received should be approved by WHO. Besides, the new guidelines will come into effect from September 12 and are expecting huge global traffic. Moreover, Dubai will start its Expo 2020 World Fair on October 1.
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Almost 33 districts of Uttar Pradesh haven't reported a single active Covid case as of September 9 and about 67 districts haven't reported any case in the last 24 hours. However, UP still has 199 active cases. The Covid recovery rate of the state has improved to 98.7% and the positivity rate has come down to 0.01%. About seven crore people have been vaccinated with the first dose in UP.
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