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COVID: India in second place in the world

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In terms of the number of people infected with coronavirus, India has overtaken Brazil to the second position. The total number of infections has increased to 1,35,27,717 after the highest number of 1,68,912 new cases of COVID-19 reported in India on Monday. According to the data updated by the Union Health Ministry at 8 am on Monday, the number of under-treated patients in the country has gone up to more than 1.2 million and the total number of people killed so far due to infection has increased to 1,70,179 after the death of 904 more people. Has occurred. The rate of recovery of infected people in the country has been less than 90 percent. According to data from John Hopkins University of America (JHU), India has overtaken Brazil in terms of number of infected. There have been 1,34,82,023 cases of Covid-19 in Brazil so far.

America has the highest number of 3,11,98,055 cases while 13,61,36,954 cases of infections have been reported from all over the world. The number of under-served people in the country has increased to 12,01,009, which is 8.88 percent of the total cases of infection, while the rate of recovery of people has fallen to 89.86 percent. The lowest number of 1,35,926 under-served patients in the country was on 12 February and the highest were 10,17,754 under-served patients on 18 September 2020, but now their numbers have surpassed this figure. According to the data, ‘1,21,56,529 people have recovered from this disease so far, while the death rate is 1.26 percent. COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7. After this, cases of infection had crossed 30 lakh on 23 August, 40 lakh on 5 September and 50 lakh on 16 September.

Vaccination should be done according to age, not age

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend vaccination according to need rather than age, to provide vaccines according to infection status in states and to allow vaccines of other companies to be used in emergencies Be provided. He also said in a letter to the Prime Minister that in view of the stern steps being taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, the poor should be provided monthly assistance of six thousand rupees.

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Supreme Court to hear the delay by one hour, 44 workers infected

In the wake of 44 Supreme Court employees getting infected with coronavirus, all judges will hold courts from their respective homes on Monday and the bench of the apex court will sit for an hour-late hearing from their scheduled time. Sources gave information about this. On some media reports about 50 percent of the Supreme Court employees getting infected with coronavirus, a top court official said that 44 employees have been infected in the last one week. There are around 3,000 employees working in the apex court. While some judges were coming to the apex court premises for court proceedings, some other judges were setting up courts from their homes.

Ban on food served in flights of less than two hours duration

Amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the country, the Civil Aviation Ministry said on Monday that airline companies would not be allowed to serve food on domestic flights that have a travel duration of less than two hours. The ministry, in its order, said that the ban will come into effect from Thursday. When scheduled domestic flight services were started from May 25, after the lockdown was imposed to prevent the spread of coronaviruses last year, the ministry allowed airline companies to provide food within the aircraft under certain conditions. Improving the earlier order, the new instructions from the ministry stated, “Airline companies operating aircraft in domestic areas can provide food during flights that have a flight duration of two hours or more.”

Delhi – Some government, private hospitals turned into COVID hospitals

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday directed the officials that some government and private hospitals should be completely converted into COVID-19 hospitals to deal with the fast growing coronavirus cases in the national capital. An official statement said that terming the situation of COVID-19 in Delhi as ‘very serious’, the Chief Minister ordered the authorities to request the Center to provide beds for COVID-19 patients in its hospitals in the metropolis. Increase in number. Kejriwal said that the number of beds in government and private hospitals should be as high as November last year when COVID-19 was at its peak. According to the statement, he directed the officials that some private and government hospitals should be completely converted into COVID-19 hospital. Kejriwal said, “We also appeal to the central government to increase the number of beds for patients suffering from COVID-19 in central government hospitals.”

Madhya Pradesh – Corona Curfew until 19 April

Corona curfew has been imposed in Madhya Pradesh’s capital Bhopal from 9 am to 6 pm on Monday 19 April. State Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang said that the Bhopal Crisis Management Group had advised the city to lockdown completely but the government decided to impose Corona curfew with some concessions instead. Grocery shops will remain closed during this period, only home delivery facility will be available. Milk, fruit and vegetable shops will remain open. Banks and petrol pumps will be open and employees will be able to go to their work. In Madhya Pradesh, 6,489 COVID positives have been found in the last 24 hours. The rate of infection in the state has also been 16 percent.

Haryana – Curfew from 9 am to 5 pm

The Haryana government on Monday imposed a nighttime curfew in the state with immediate effect amid an increase in coronavirus cases. Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij said, “The night curfew will be imposed from 9 am to 5 am from Monday night and will remain in force till further orders.” He said that this decision has been taken in view of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in the state. According to the Bulletin of the Health Department, 16 patients were reported to have died due to COVID-19 infection in Haryana on Sunday, raising the death toll in the state to 3,268.

Maharashtra – 10th, 12th board examinations postponed

In view of the rapid increase in the cases of COVID-19, the Maharashtra government decided on Monday to postpone the 10th and 12th examinations to be conducted by the state board this month. The 12th board examination in the state was scheduled to start from April 23 and the class 10 examination would start from April 30. State School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad tweeted, “ In view of the prevailing situation of COVID-19 in Maharashtra, we have decided to postpone the 10th and 12th board examinations. The current situation is not conducive to conducting examinations. Your health is our priority. ‘ In a series of tweets, he said, “Keeping in mind the schedule of entrance examination for professional courses, the 12th class examination will be held in late May and the 10th examination will be held in June.” Gaikwad said that the situation was being monitored and the dates for the postponed examinations would be announced soon. The minister said that this decision was taken after discussions with students, teachers, parents, elected representatives of various parties, academics, technical experts. Gaikwad said, “We will also write a letter to the CBSE, ICSE, IB, Cambridge board and ask them to reconsider the dates of their examinations.”

Uttar Pradesh – There will not be a lockdown in the state: Adityanath

Amid rising corona infection and frequent deaths in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has made it clear that they have no intention of imposing a lockdown. Night curfew has already been imposed in more than half of the districts in the state and many other restrictions have been imposed. On Monday, in a meeting of Team 11 of senior officials constituted for prevention of COVID, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath clearly said that people should not be in misunderstanding, there will be no lockdown anywhere in the state. The Chief Minister told the officials in the districts about the rising corona infection in the state, do not remain in misunderstanding, there will not be lockdown.

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Mirza Shehnaz
Shehnaz Ali Siddiqui is a Corporate Communications Expert by profession and writer by Passion. She has experience of many years in the same. Her educational background in Mass communication has given her a broad base from which to approach many topics. She enjoys writing around Public relations, Corporate communications, travel, entrepreneurship, insurance, and finance among others.
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