India's present overall case positivity rate suggests Covid-19 close to being under control
Tuesday, 2 March 2021 Addressing a weekly press conference, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said though certain states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, are seeing a surge in number of Covid-19 active cases, "the fact remains that recovered cases are still more than 97 per cent and India's total active cases are less than 2 per cent (1.51 per cent)".
Coronavirus cases continue to surge in the country. Amid COVID scare, Tamil Nadu government has intensified surveillance. On the orders of the District Collector, 29 monitoring teams have been set up to monitor Rameswaram. The team instructed locals about COVID SOPs and police kept a tab over the vehicular movement. Thermal screening of bus passengers were also done in the region. Tamil Nadu has 16,79,740 active cases as of now.
Social media users couldn’t be more amused after a petitioner moved Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking legal action against UK’s Prince Harry for allegedly not fulfilling his promise to marry her. Prince Harry trended on the internet after the bizarre petition came up for hearing at the Punjab and Haryana High Court as the petitioner sought an arrest warrant against the Duke of Sussex.
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Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar at Golden Temple. Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
Amid shortage of oxygen to treat COVID-19 patients in Madhya Pradesh, Reliance Industries Ltd sent oxygen from its refineries to the state on April 17. Tanker carrying 30 tonnes liquid Oxygen arrived from Gujarat's Jamnagar. Thanking Reliance for the gesture, MP Minister Tulsi Ram Silawat said, "We thank Reliance for providing us with liquid oxygen in the time of distress."
Dressed in PPE kits, medical staff of a hospital in Gujarat's Vadodara was seen dancing in front of COVID patients. Doctors and nurses were seen encouraging their patients to be happy through their act. The patients lying on the beds were also enjoying the moments.
Amid COVID-19 crisis, Madhya Pradesh Higher Education Minister Mohan Yadav informed that open-book exams will be held for final year students of Under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes. "Amid increasing COVID cases, there will be open-book exams for final year students of UG and PG, just like it was during 1st and 2nd-year exams. There won't be any exam in college. We expect to continue with normal routine in July." COVID cases are on uphill in Madhya Pradesh. Currently there are 63,889 active cases in the state.
Maharashtra reported 67,123 fresh COVID cases, 56,783 discharges, and 419 deaths on April 17. While Maharashtra's capital reported 8,834 new COVID-19 cases, 6,617 discharges and 52 deaths in last 24 hours. On the other side, Karnataka today registered 17,489 new positive cases, 5,565 discharges and 80 deaths. Kerala also reported 13,835 new cases, 3654 recoveries and 27 deaths today. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh reported 11,269 new coronavirus cases, 6,497 recoveries, and 66 deaths in last 24 hours.
An advertisement released by a jewellery brand headquartered in Kerala has garnered a big round of applause from the internet for its path breaking concept. Bhima Jewellery, based in Kochi, published their new commercial on YouTube for the campaign ‘Pure as love’ and it features transperson and activist Meera Singhania. The advertisement has gone viral and is winning praise.
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Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan demanded legal action against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viijayan, and used word 'Covidiot' for him. V Muraleedharan said, "'Covidiot' you know what it means. There's no other word that can be used for a CM who continuously violates COVID protocol. As per doctors of Calicut Medical College, Kerala CM tested positive on April 4 and on April 6 voted without following protocols that a primary contact person have to follow even if we consider it was not known to him as COVID positive."
Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis accused Maharastra Police of harassing a Daman-based Remdesivir supplier for agreeing to supply a stock of the drug to the state on the request of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. “We had requested Bruck Pharma to supply a stock of Remdesivir vials to Maharashtra. They said they couldn't until permissions were given. I spoke with Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and got Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s permission. Tonight around 9 pm, the police arrested him," said Fadnavis. He added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe told they had inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and they only wanted to verify the same. However, Singe refuted the allegations that the distributor was arrested. Watch the full video for more.
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