Hours after a public spat between the Union Health Minister and Opposition-led State of Maharashtra over COVID-19 vaccine availability, India has added over 1 lakh new circumstances of the virus for the second day in a row.
Meanwhile, Serum Institute of India, the world’s greatest vaccine producer based mostly in Pune, has requested the government for a grant of ₹3,000 crore to extend its capability to make AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.
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Tamil Nadu government announces Covid-19 restrictions
Temple festivals, non secular occasions banned from April 10.
Small merchants at Koyambedu wholesale market alone banned from April 10.
Fruit and greens retailers, buying malls, giant format shops, jewelry shops can function solely with 50% capability until 11 p.m.
Only 50% capability allowed at tea retailers, eating places, allowed to function until 11 p.m.
Recreation golf equipment, Entertainment parks, giant occasion venues, zoos, parks, museums allowed to operate with solely 50% capability.
Cinema halls in malls and stand alone theatres allowed to operate with solely 50%% capability.
Social, political, instructional, leisure, sporting and cultural occasions allowed in indoor venues with a most capability of 200 individuals.
Buses between districts and inside Chennai allowed to function with solely seated passengers. No standing passengers allowed in buses. – T.Ok. Rohit
RT-PCR unfavourable report should to go to vacationer locations in Mysuru
A journey advisory has been issued to folks travelling from Bengaluru to Mysuru to hold an RT-PCR unfavourable report with them in a bid to curb the unfold of the pandemic within the district.
However, that is solely within the nature of an advisory and can come into power from April 10 and be legitimate until April 20. The district administration in Mysuru has appealed to the travellers to adjust to the advisory and cooperate to forestall COVID-19 from spreading to the agricultural hinterland.
The attraction comes within the wake of rise in COVID-19 circumstances in Bengaluru.
Students of lessons 10, 12 need board exams cancelled
Amid a surge in COVID-19 circumstances, over one lakh college students of lessons 10 and 12 have signed petitions urging the government to both cancel board exams scheduled to be held in May or conduct them in on-line mode.
The hashtag “cancelboardexams2021” has been trending on Twitter for the previous two days.
However, each the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) have stated that enough security preparations are being made for college kids and all COVID-19 tips can be adopted in the course of the exams. – PTI
Maharashtra CM takes second dose of COVID-19 vaccine
NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday stated the Centre has assured to assist Maharashtra the place the COVID-19 scenario is at present “grim”.
In a reside handle on Facebook, Mr. Pawar, whose get together shares energy in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena and Congress, stated he spoke to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday and the latter assured to help Maharashtra and different states to deal with the scenario.
Mr. Pawar stated the fast unfold of the viral an infection and the rising variety of lively circumstances was a reason behind concern, and the state government had no possibility however to impose curbs because the gravity of the scenario can’t be ignored. – PTI
PM Modi will get 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. He obtained the primary dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin on March 1.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister shared an image of himself taking the second dose of the vaccine and stated: “Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Vaccination is among the many few methods we’ve, to defeat the virus. If you’re eligible for the vaccine, get your shot quickly. Register on CoWin.gov.in.”
India reviews highest every day spike of over 1.26 lakh new circumstances
India registered a file single-day spike of 1,26,789 new COVID-19 circumstances, pushing its an infection tally to 1,29,28,574, whereas the variety of lively circumstances too went upwards to breach the 9 lakh-mark once more, Union Health Ministry information up to date on Thursday confirmed.
The dying toll as a result of illness within the nation elevated to 1,66,862, with 685 new fatalities being reported in a day, based on the information up to date at 8 a.m.
New Zealand suspends entry for travellers from India
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday briefly suspended entry for all travellers from India, together with its personal residents, following a excessive variety of constructive coronavirus circumstances arriving from that nation.
The suspension will begin from 1600 native time on April 11 and can be in place till April 28, Ms. Ardern stated in a information convention. During this time the government will take a look at threat administration measures to renew journey.
Private hospitals search time handy over 50% beds
Although the State government has directed personal hospitals to order 50% beds for government-referred COVID-19 sufferers, the hospital managements say it might take a few weeks to start the system as they already produce other sufferers admitted.
Members of the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association (PHANA) stated that officers had mentioned mattress reservation of upto 40% with them.
PHANA president Prasanna H.M. stated, “While we’ve no objection to reserving 50% as we had performed final yr, beds in most hospitals are actually occupied by personal COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 sufferers.” He additional added, “We can be able handy them over as and when the beds fall vacant.”
(With inputs from Correspondents and Agencies)