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Coronavirus Latest News Updates: COVID spreading to villages, sensitise floor employees on containment, Centre tells states-India News , Firstpost

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: The states have been additionally urged to coach the ground-level workers on speedy antigen check (RAT), which is the popular check for screening of the contaminated instances to allow well timed isolation and immediate therapy, stated the well being ministry

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: With gradual ingress of COVID-19 an infection in rural and peri city areas, the Centre on Sunday urged states to make sure community-based and first well being centre companies to handle the scenario whereas stressing on sensitisation of floor employees on containment, surveillance and use of RAT for screening, and tele-consultation.

 

Oral anti- Coronavirus drug 2-DG, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, shall be launched on Monday, with Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh distributing almost 10,000 doses to hospitals in Delhi,

The railways have delivered greater than 9,440 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in almost 590 tankers to numerous states throughout the nation since April 19, the nationwide transporter stated on Sunday.

Maharashtra’s toll rose to 81,486 whereas the variety of recent instances remained under 40,000 for the third consecutive day

The Centre directed Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on Sunday to stop dumping of lifeless our bodies within the Ganga and its tributaries, and give attention to their secure disposal and a dignified cremation after corpses have been seen floating in these rivers following a spurt within the variety of coronavirus instances.

Delhi metro companies to stay suspended till additional discover because the COVID-19 lockdown has been prolonged within the capital metropolis, the DMRC stated.

At least 38 AMU academics, together with 21 serving ones, had died of COVID or COVID-like signs within the final month, triggering doubts if any new lethal pressure of the virus has been in circulation on the AMU campus.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh orders extension of all current restrictions as much as May 31, with instructions for strict enforcement of all of the curbs.

Bharat Biotech on Sunday stated its COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ has been discovered to be efficient in opposition to coronavirus strains present in India and the UK.

Challenging the arrests of 25 individuals by Delhi police for posters that surfaced throughout town questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s resolution to donate vaccines to neighbouring nations, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi posted the poster on his Twitter account daring the police to arrest him.

More than 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are nonetheless accessible with states and UTs, whereas almost 51 lakh doses are within the pipeline and shall be obtained by them inside the subsequent three days, the Union Health Ministry stated on Sunday.

Anti-viral drug Remdesivir can be made accessible straight to non-public hospitals to keep away from overcrowding in locations designated for its prescription primarily based sale by state authorities to the kin of COVID-19 sufferers, the Tamil Nadu authorities stated.

As rural areas see an increase in COVID-19 instances, the Centre on Sunday issued new tips for containment of the virus advising that peri-urban and rural areas plan a minimal 30-bedded COVID Care Centre for asymptomatic instances with comorbidities or gentle instances the place dwelling isolation just isn’t possible.

Provision of Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits ought to be made in any respect public well being amenities together with Sub-centres or Health and Wellness Centres and Primary Health Centres, the Union Health Ministry stated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry on the COVID-19 scenario within the states and the Union Territory, authorities sources informed information company PTI.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday introduced that lockdown in Delhi is  prolonged by one other week and can proceed until 5 am on 24 May.

Over 18.21 crore (18,21,99,668) vaccine doses have been administered until eight pm on Saturday, stated the Centre.

Active coronavirus instances in India declined by 55,344, the very best single-day drop, says experiences. Active coronavirus instances now stand at 36,18,458 and comprise 14.66 % of the overall instances.

India recorded 3.11 lakh recent instances of coronavirus in a day taking the overall tally of COVID-19 infections to 2,46,84,077, in accordance with the Union Health Ministry information up to date on Sunday. A complete of three,11,170 new instances have been reported in a day, whereas the toll climbed to 2,70,284 with 4,077 each day fatalities, the information up to date at eight am confirmed.

The second batch of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V arrived in Hyderabad, stated experiences.

The Centre has requested states and union territories to chorus from approving further classes as frontline employees for vaccination, and really helpful doing so utilizing solely vaccines procured straight by them.

The missive from Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan got here after states like Odisha included railway workers, forest guards, oxygen plant workers and different classes as entrance line employees (FLW).

“It has been learnt that some states/UTs are approving further classes of individuals as FLWs belonging to completely different departments (like govt departments of banking, railways, and transport and so on).

“In this regard, states/UTS are advised to please note that the FLWs categories and their definition has been very clearly communicated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and no change in the categories of FLWS and their definition has been made by the Government of India.”

“Thus, it is advised that states/UTs should adhere to these categories as defined by MoHFW based on the recommendations of the NEGVAC,” the letter from Bhushan to chief secretaries of states and Union Territories, dated 15 May, stated.

Bhushan stated the COVID-19 vaccination drive has entered Phase-Three from 1 May this 12 months by which all beneficiaries aged 18 years and above may be included for vaccination as per state’s resolution.

He stated this section of vaccination drive is being guided by liberalised pricing and accelerated nationwide COVID-19 vaccination technique which has been defined to the states and Union Territories throughout a number of conferences held within the final fortnight.

He stated in accordance with the brand new technique, Health Care Workers (HCWS), FLWs and folks above 45 years are being vaccinated utilizing vaccine provides made freed from price to states and Union Territories by the Government of India.

He stated individuals aged above 18 years are to be vaccinated utilizing vaccines procured straight by states, Union Territories and personal hospitals.

“However, states may like to make provisions for other categories of FLWs beyond the categories communicated by MoHFW as FLWs from the vaccines directly procured by state governments. A suitable provision is also being made in Co-WIN for on-site registration and vaccination of such facilitated cohorts of beneficiaries that the states may identify to be benefitted exclusively out of the vaccine doses directly procured by the States,” he stated.

The railway unions have demanded that its staffers, who’ve been working by way of the coronavirus disaster, be handled as frontline employees and even Railway minister Piyush Goyal, sources stated, had assured them of assist.

“If state police, central police organisations, armed forces, Home Guards, prison staff are frontline workers, why aren’t our stationmasters, guards, and running staff considered the same? It’s not fair,” an officer stated.

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