The Bihar Health Department has set up a three-tier committee to compile, verify and update the recording and reporting of Covid-related deaths during the second wave of infections in the state. Formation of the committee comes two days after the Patna High Court expressed its displeasure over the existing system, which it slammed as "opaque".
India reported 53,256 new COVID-19 cases today, its fewest in 88 days as the second wave of infections appear to be ebbing. From today, the centre, reversing a policy change, will provide vaccines free of charge to all above 18.
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Madhya Pradesh today administered over 16 lakh doses of Covid vaccine, the highest in the country, as the centre's new policy on the immunisation exercise came into force."
With Delhi govt allowing opening of bars from this week, restaurateurs expect more footfall. "Occupancy has been good but with the opening of bars, we expect it to improve further. It will take us a month or a two to get back on track," said restaurant manager Arun Sharma (21.06) pic.twitter.com/9bP9Zj2KGP- ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2021
More than 80 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered across the country in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day coverage till now, on Day One of centre's new vaccination policy roll-out.
Telangana reported 1,197 new COVID-19 cases, 1,707 recoveries and nine deaths in the last 24 hours, reported news agency ANI. As per the state health bulletin, the state logged 6,14,399 total cases, including 17,246 active cases and 5,93,577 total recoveries. The total death count surged to 3,576 including the new deaths. On Sunday, Telangana had reported 1,006 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the cumulative count of people infected with the virus to 6,13,202. With 1,798 recoveries over the last 24 hours, the overall recoveries in the state have reached 5,91,870, while death count has climbed to 3,567 as 11 people succumbed to the virus during this period.
Twenty-one cases of the Delta Plus Covid variant, the mutant version of the Delta variant that unleashed the devastating second wave of the pandemic, have been found in Maharashtra so far, state health minister Rajesh Tope said today.
Sikkim's Covid tally rose to 19,321 on Monday as 25 people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said, reported news agency PTI.
Assam crossed its target of vaccinating three lakh people daily by reaching out to 3,19,340 eligible beneficiaries above the age of 18 on the first day of the enhanced "Free Vaccination For All Campaign" Monday, reported news agency PTI.
Punjab today registered 340 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the infection tally to 5,92,658, while 24 more fatalities pushed the death count to 15,854, according to a medical bulletin, reported news agency PTI.
A mega anti-Covid vaccination drive was conducted in Haryana on International Yoga Day today with 6.27 lakh people receiving their jabs, state Health Minister Anil Vij said, reported news agency PTI.
He had told reporters on Sunday that a target has been set to vaccinate 2.5 lakh people during this drive.
However, in a tweet today, Anil Vij informed that 6.27 lakh people have got their jabs.
Tips Industries Limited - a leading music record label and film production firm - approached the Khar police in suburban Mumbai today claiming that 206 of its employees and their families were duped by the same set of people who had allegedly conducted a fake Covid vaccination camp at a housing complex in suburban Kandivali and at an entertainment firm's office in Versova, an official said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today launched an ambitious mega drive to inoculate 60 million people in the state against coronavirus within six months, reported news agency PTI.
Arunachal Pradesh today launched the Tika Maha Abhiyan - an initiative to administer coronavirus vaccine free of cost to everyone above 18 years of age in the next few months, reported news agency PTI.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu along with Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Health and Family Welfare Minister Alo Libang launched the drive in the state capital, official said.
"Our aim is to achieve full #vaccination status of 18+ age group within few months. To intensify vaccination campaign, launched today #TikaMahaAbhiyan against #Covid19 at Itanagar. Thanks to PM @narendramodi Ji for his effort in accelerating vaccination drive in the country," Prema Khandu tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated that "the vaccine remains our strongest weapon" in the fight against coronavirus as India administered over 75 lakh vaccine doses on Day One of the Centre's new vaccine regime.
The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) today issued a special COVID-19 advisory for the people who will stay in temporary shelters, other than government relief camps, during floods, reported news agency PTI.
The guidelines include formation of a committee for each such camp, which will act as a liaison between the affected people and the administration so that they can smoothly get facilities such as Covid testing, vaccination, sanitisation and tents for suspected coronavirus cases.
Gurgaon today vaccinated over 1 lakh beneficiaries today. With this, the city's overall inoculation count has crossed 10 lakh.
There are "no scientific evidences" suggesting that COVID-19 vaccination can cause infertility, the centre said today following false claims and reports on vaccine side-effects.
The centre clarified that none of the available vaccines in India affects fertility as "all vaccines and their constituents are tested first on animals and later in humans to assess if they have any such side effects."
The Karnataka government today added six more districts to the list of 17 districts under "Unlock 2.0", where COVID-19 curbs have been relaxed, allowing hotels, gyms, and public transport bus services to resume operations, reported news agency PTI.
Madhya Pradesh today vaccinated 12,12,439 beneficiaries till 5 pm.
Karnataka aims to vaccinate every eligible citizen by the end of the year and make the state Covid-free, said Health and Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar, reported news agency ANI.
He was speaking at an event organised on the occasion of International Yoga Day at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical College, where Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa flagged off the Laiksa Maha Abhiyana.
"PM Narendra Modi has suggested to organise an accelerated vaccination drive to mark the Yoga Day. Today, we have set a target to inoculate about seven lakh people in one day. Our aim is to vaccinate every eligible citizen by the end of December and make the state free from COVID-19," Mr Sudhakar said.
More than 2.98 crore Covid vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories, the Union health ministry said today, reported news agency PTI.
So far, 29,35,04,820 vaccine doses have been provided to states and union territories through the Centre's free of cost channel and the direct state procurement category, it said.
Of this, the total consumption, including wastage, is 26,36,26,884 doses, according to data available at 8 am today, the ministry said.
Hesitation to vaccination is "coronavirus invitation", Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday as he launched a campaign for creating awareness in rural areas about the ongoing inoculation drive in the country.
While launching the "Jaan Hai To Jahaan Hai" campaign from the Chamraua primary health centre in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, Mr Naqvi said "some vested interests" are trying to spread rumours and apprehensions regarding Covid vaccines in some areas of the country.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today alleged that the Centre pressured officials in the national capital to publish advertisements in newspapers thanking the union government for providing free Covid vaccines for all from June 21, while the city has got only 57 lakh doses so far against the 2.94 crore needed.
He also said the Centre will supply only 15 lakh Covid vaccine doses to Delhi in July and at this rate, it will take around 16 more months to inoculate the city's entire population.
Delhi's daily Covid case count dropped below the 100-mark today, with the national capital clocking 89 cases and 11 deaths over the past 24 hours.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said the central government will be supplying only 15 lakh Covid vaccine doses for use in the national capital in July.
Home Minister Amit Shah today said the central government has decided to increase the pace of vaccination against COVID-19 in July and August. Talking to reporters after visiting a vaccination centre in Ahmedabad, Mr Shah said with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to provide free vaccine against COVID-19 to people aged 18 and above, "we will fast achieve the goal of inoculating almost everyone".
"The central government has decided to increase the pace of vaccination in July and August," he added.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said that his government targets to administer 6 lakh Covid vaccine doses per day from today, followed by 10 to 12 lakh doses per day from July first week. The Chief Minister also chaired a meeting with the members of Team-9, a group of nine officials tasked with handling the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
The Bihar Health Department has set up a three-tier committee to compile, verify and update the recording and reporting of Covid-related deaths during the second wave of infections in the state. Formation of the committee comes two days after the Patna High Court expressed its displeasure over the existing system, which it slammed as "opaque". Read here
In the backdrop of allegations over irregularities in COVID-19 testing in Uttarakhand during the recently-concluded Kumbh, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Monday issued notices to three firms.
According to SIT sources, notice has been issued to Max Corporate Service New Delhi, Nalwa Laboratories Pvt Ltd of Haryana, and Dr Lalchandani Lab for questioning. The SIT has given them four days to appear before it.
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, come
India reported 53,256 new COVID-19 cases today, its fewest in 88 days as the second wave of infections appear to be ebbing. From today, the centre, reversing a policy change, will provide vaccines free of charge to all above 18. Read here
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that yoga became a source of inner strength among people amid the Covid pandemic, adding that it became a medium to transform negativity to creativity. Read here