As all government and private schools remain closed since the COVID-19 lockdown, it's having a devastating effect on the poor children in parts of Bihar. With schools closed and mid-day meal supply allegedly stopped, the children of Kanti block area of Muzaffarpur district have now joined their parents in the fields and in grazing goats. A villager said, "We are not getting any mid-day meal services for our children." Child malnutrition is a severe issue in Bihar.
Patna Medical College issued an order to deploy six doctors, three nurses, and a ventilator at the official residence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after Secretary of the Health Department directed the hospital to do so as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. While speaking to ANI in Patna on July 07, the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Tejashwi Yadav said, "When CM's sample is sent for COVID-19 test, reports are received in 2 hours. But in case of common men, it takes over 5-7 days." "Now CM residence has been turned into a ventilator-equipped hospital, while poor people are suffering due to lack of medical facilities," he added.
The Duke of Sussex launches a 248-mile (400km) walk across Oman, which aims to show the courage and determination of veterans who are overcoming mental and physical injury.Harry says he is proud to support military charity’s Walking With The Wounded expedition which starts on November 20.
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Three flights carrying Indian passengers will take off from Oman to India on May 30. The special flight will carry Indian passengers for Jaipur, Ahmadabad, and Trivandrum. "We are thankful to Indian government and Indian embassy. We are going Trivandrum through Air India flight," a passenger said. "Because of health issue we are going to India. Indian embassy helped a lot. Thanks a lot," another passenger said. The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
166 Indian nationals arrived from Oman's Muscat to Hyderabad under Vande Bharat mission. All passengers were facilitated with safety protocols due to coronavirus. State government had quarantined all of the arrived passengers as well. The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
Under India's Vande Bharat Mission to bring back stranded Indians, several stranded passengers departed from Oman to return home on May 17. Flight IX 554 departed for Trivandrum with total 183 Indians and 1 mortal remains. Passengers include urgent medical cases, workers, stranded visitors and people having family emergencies. Anjali, an 8-months pregnant woman who is returning from Muscat said, "I would like to thank the government of India for extending help to us at this time".
With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 case count crossed seven lakh on Tuesday while 467 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, the total count of cases reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday and the death toll has gone up to 20,160. Of the total count of cases, 2,59,557 are active cases and 4,39,948 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The total count has increased from six to seven lakh in five days. The Health Ministry said that the number of recovered patients reached 4,39,947 today and the number was 1,80,390 more than the active cases. India's recovery rate has gone up to 61.13 per cent. Maharashtra continued to remain the worst-affected state, 5134 new positive cases and 224 deaths were reported on July 07. Tamil Nadu, being second in the tally, reported 3616 fresh COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths today. 2008 new COVID-19 positive cases and 50 deaths were reported in Delhi. The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092.
Journalists staged silent protest outside Press Club of India in Delhi on July 07 and demanded judicial inquiry into death of a journalist who jumped off AIIMS building on July 06. In accordance with Union Health Minister's order, a high-level committee has been set up that'll submit report within 48 hours.
Deputy Director-General of IMD, Anand Sharma on July 07, informed that Delhi-NCR will receive moderate thundershower for next 24 hours and after that light rain thundershowers for the next 48 hours. He said, "For next 24 hours, we expect a moderate thundershower in Delhi-NCR and after that for the next 48 hours we expect light rain thundershowers. This will lead to normal and below normal temperatures but we don't expect heavy showers at the moment." He further said, "We have a cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra and Kutch, another cyclonic circulation on Jharkhand has weakened and another cyclonic circulation is present over coastal Andhra Pradesh."
Three special flights carrying Indians from Dubai and Dhaka arrived at Gaya International airport. Necessary measures have been taken keeping in mind prevailing coronavirus conditions. Vande Bharat Mission has repatriated over 57,000 stranded citizens.
A special reparation flight arrived in Bihar's Gaya from Myanmar on May 27 through which 45 Indian nationals returned to home under Vande Bharat Mission. Necessary precautionary measures were taken at the Gaya airport in view of coronavirus pandemic. 104 stranded Myanmar nationals also returned to their country today from Gaya via same flight. Director of Gaya Airport, Dilip Kumar said, "On special request of Burma (Myanmar) government, today we are sending 104 Burmese passengers who were stranded in Bihar and other places because of lockdown. 104 passengers are going back from Gaya airport by Myanmar National Airways." The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre's Vande Bharat Mission.
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