Covid update: Russia mass vaccination from Oct plan; Delhi 2nd sero survey
From the Russian government planning to roll out a mass vaccination drive from October 2020 after getting vaccine clearance by August, to India's case fatality rate dropping to 2.15%, the lowest since the lockdown began - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.
India's total case tally has crossed the 16.95 lakh-mark, with over 36,500 deaths so far.
The national capital has kickstarted its second round of serological survey, aimed at gauging the extent of the virus' spread.
The first survey had suggested that almost a quarter of Delhi's population had been exposed to the Covid-causing virus.
Meanwhile, the Assam government is planning to reopen schools, colleges and other education institutions by September 1.
However, the final decision would be taken by the Union government, said Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
In international news, the United States of America is still struggling to get on top of the virus wave, even as expert Anthony Fauci expressed 'cautious optimism' about a vaccine being available by the end of the year.
Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Shares of six listed Adani Group companies tumbled on the stock market after a report suggested that the National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has taken action against three foreign funds with major stakes in four of the group’s firms. Novavax’s Covid-19 jab is more than 90 percent effective, including against coronavirus variants, the vaccine maker said Monday after a large-scale US study. Continuing the declining trend in daily spike, Delhi on Monday reported 131 fresh cases of Covid-19 and 16 deaths due to the virus. The fresh spike of 131 cases in the last 24 hours is Delhi's lowest single-day jump since February 22.
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PM Modi congratulated new Israeli PM Naftali Bennett and conveyed gratitude to osted former PM Benjamin Netanyahu after Israel is set to see a regime change after 12 years; LJP's Chirag Paswan on Monday went to meet party lawmaker and his uncle Pashupati Kumar Paras in New Delhi after a revolt within his party; Days after resigning from Telangana Rashtra Samithi, former Telangana Health Minister Etela Rajender joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday. This and more news at 2 PM.
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Corona Mata temple comes up under a neem tree at a village in Uttarpradesh. Villagers collectively decided & set up the temple with belief that praying to the deity would definitely offer respite to people from Coronavirus. All Covid protocols have gone for a toss as people continue to crowd inside the temple to offer prayers and receive prasad from the priest.
The Delta variant identified as B.1.617.2 of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus detected in India is believed to be the most infectious to have emerged so far; According to the vaccination distribution plan of the Centre, it will consider a number of factors of states before allocating Coronavirus vaccines to them; The National Institute of Virology in Pune has identified yet another variant of the Covid-19 virus; A court at Durban in South Africa has sentenced a great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi to seven years in jail.
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Brian Stelter talks with Oliver Darcy and Amanda Carpenter about right-wing media narratives involving Dr. Anthony Fauci, VP Kamala Harris, and critical race theory. They discuss the difference between fair criticism and unfair demonization.
Once a close aide of Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy, who joined the BJP with much fanfare, is likely to return to Trinamool Congress along with his son Subhrangshu Roy. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Delhi as murmurs grow against him in the party and his government's handling of the pandemic. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma touched a nerve today saying social menaces like land encroachment can be solved if the immigrant Muslims follow a family planning norms and control their population. India reported 91,702 new COVID-19 cases and 3,403 new deaths today. India's test positivity rate continues to decline. It stands at 4.48 per cent, the fourth straight day that it is below the 5 per cent-mark.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday arrived in New Delhi, where he met Amit Shah and is likely to meet PM odi and BJP chief JP Nadda; Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma urged the minority community to adopt a “decent family planning policy” to reduce poverty; The Nigerian government has officially joined Indian Twitter-alternative Koo after the country banned Twitter following the suspension of its president's account. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Himanta Biswa Sarma submitted support letter to form a government in Assam, state Governor appointed Himanta Biswa to be CM, informed Ranjeet Kumar Dass on May 09. "Our leader Himanta Biswa Sarma submitted a letter to Assam Governor, along with support letters from AGP and UPPL. After that, Governor issued an order, which reads, "I, Prof Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam, hereby appoint Himanta Biswa Sarma to be CM," said State BJP chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass.
China has been asserting that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has developed naturally and that it made a jump from bats to humans in a wet market. In a recent interview with PolitiFact, Dr Fauci said that he is not convinced with the claims.
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The Australian, a newspaper, reveals in its weekend Magazine edition, China's intention of weaponising the SARS C0V-2 virus based on an alleged leaked document. It is titled 'The Unnatural Origin of SARS and New Species of Man-Made Viruses as Genetic Bioweapons'.
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In media briefing on August 31, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, "Till now 1,73,390 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Delhi and out of which 90% of cases have been recovered. In Delhi, we are..