Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The new restrictions will be in place for 15 days. Only essential services to be exempted from the restrictions and public transport will be open only for them
Coronavirus LATEST Updates: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday isolated himself after some officials in his contact tested positive for Covid-19.
As many as 93 villagers in Maharashtra's Buldhana district have tested coronavirus positive, many of them after attending a village feast, sources said on Tuesday. The local authorities have declared the Pota village having a population of over 700 persons a containment zone.
Relatives of 10 COVID-19 patients who succumbed at two hospitals in adjoining Palghar district alleged that a shortage of oxygen led to the deaths, a charge denied by civic authorities and the management of the medical facilities on Tuesday.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will be addressing the public through social media live at 8.30 pm today to announce the new SOPs and guidelines
"If we look at new cases, we will find that the previous highest surge has already been crossed and the trend is going upward. That is a cause for worry," Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said during a press briefing
The United Nations' health agency on Tuesday urged countries to suspend the sale of live animals captured from the wild in food markets as an emergency measure, saying wild animals are a leading source of emerging infectious diseases like the coronavirus.
Bodies of Covid-19 victims have been piling up in mortuaries and crematoriums in Raipur, as the Chhattisgarh administration struggles to deal with the sudden surge in cases of viral infection and fatalities.
Amid talk of an extended lockdown in Maharashtra, state minister Aslam Shaikh has said the government will come up with fresh restrictions to curb the coronavirus spread on Tuesday itself.
Ten states account for 88.05 percent of the 879 deaths reported in 24 hours, said the health ministry Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (258), followed by Chhattisgarh with 132 daily deaths.
Centre fast tracks Emergency Approvals for foreign-produced COVID-19 vaccines that have been granted EUA in other countries to expand the basket of vaccines for domestic use and hasten the ace and coverage of vaccination, the Union health ministry said in a statement.
India's drug regulator has granted permission for restricted emergency use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V with certain conditions, the Union Health Ministry announced on Tuesday, while stating that Dr Reddy's Laboratorieswill import the vaccine for use in the country. The approval by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) paves the way for a third vaccine to be available in the country.
Ten states — Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Kerala have shown a rise in the COVID-19 daily cases accounting for 80.80 percent of the new infections reported in a day, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 51,751. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 13,604 while Chhattisgarh reported 13,576 new cases.
Observing that six lakh children in Delhi are going to appear for the CBSE board exams and nearly one lakh teachers are expected to participate in the exercise, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the exams can become major hotspots and lead to large scale spread of the coronavirus infection. "Children's lives and health is very important to us. I request the Centre to cancel CBSE exams," he said
The active caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on 12 February, 2021 and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on 18 September, 2020.
The vaccine has been approved for use in countries with a total population of 3 billion people or about 40 per cent of the global population, and India has become the 60th country to approve Sputnik V, RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund, said in a statement.
No question of lockdown right now. Technical advisory committee has said that positive cases will increase here till 2 May hence people must abide by COVID appropriate behaviour, said Yediyurappa.
With 97,168 more COVID-19 patients being cured of the infectious disease, the number of recoveries in the country has risen over 1.22 crore, said the Union health ministry on Tuesday. The COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 89.5 percent.
West Bengal on Monday registered 4,511 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic started last year, pushing the state's tally to 6,19,407, the health department said in a bulletin.
Kolkata also set a record of 1,115 new cases. The state reported this year's highest COVID-19 fatalities at 14 on Monday, pushing the toll to 10,414.
The bulletin said that 1,947 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured people to 5,82,462.
The state currently has 26,531 active cases. Out of the 14 deaths, 11 were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental.
Kolkata accounted for four deaths, while three each were reported from North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts. South 24 Parganas district registered two deaths while Paschim Bardhaman and Paschim Medinipur recorded one fatality each, the bulletin said.
The fresh positive cases included 1,115 from Kolkata and 1,084 from North 24 Parganas district.
In the last 24 hours, 37,116 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state.
On Monday, at least 2,32,734 people were vaccinated in West Bengal, an official of the state health department said.
At a meeting chaired by Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay, the state government decided that no big celebration will be allowed on the occasion of Bengali New Year falling on 15 April in view of the surge in coronavirus cases, official sources said.