It was organized in collaboration with State Health Department & National Health Mission.
As per reports, a total of 67 personnel of Assam Police volunteered to donate plasma for treatment of COVID-19 patients out of which 43 personnel were found eligible to donate plasma.
They were felicitated by Minister of Health Himanta Biswa Sarma, Minister of State, Health department Pijush Hazarika, DGP Assam Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, Harmit Singh, ADGP(A), M P Gupta, Commissioner of Police Guwahati and other dignitaries.
On Aug 01, 1,457 new positive cases pushed the Covid-19 count to 41,726 in Assam.
Earthen lamps were being made and sold in Assam's Dibrugarh in view of Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. Locals bought 'diyas' from market which they will light up to celebrate the day. "We have come to buy earthen lamps in view of tomorrow's 'Bhoomi Pujan' in Ayodhya. We will also distribute these in different houses," said a local. The foundation stone will be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ayodhya.
Gymnasiums began operations in Assam's Guwahati on August 03. The state government of Assam issued new guidelines for unlock 3.0 on August 02. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued guidelines for Unlock 3.0 on July 29 for resumption of activities outside containment zones. Unlock 3.0 has came into effect from August 01. The gym owners are making sure that fitness equipments and machineries are getting properly sanitised. They are taking all necessary precautionary measures like maintaining social distancing, keeping a batch of 4-5 people at a time etc. All fitness centres are closed for nearly 4 months due to coronavirus pandemic. Now, this comes as a relief to several gym owners and fitness trainers who have been facing massive financial losses after having been shut since March.
Clashes broke out in the Cachar area of Assam over Ram Temple bhoomi poojan posters being put up by a few people. Two groups of people first had a verbal altercation over putting up the posters which quickly turned into stone pelting. Security officials rushed to the area and the situation was quickly brought under control. Armed paramilitary forces are presently guarding the area which has been sealed and curfew has been imposed to prevent any further flare-up. There are no reports of any injuries or casualties from the area so far. The incident comes days before the grand foundation laying ceremony in Ayodhya, which will be attended by PM Modi. Preparations are underway in the temple town to make the event a big success. Tight security has also been put in place to avoid any untoward incident. The temple town has been turned into a virtual fortress for the event which will be attended by top dignitaries including the Prime Minister. Watch the full video for all the details.
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43 police personnel who recovered from COVID-19 donated their blood plasma at the camp in Assam on August 01. Assam Police in collaboration with State Health Department and National Health Mission organised the plasma donation camp at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital. So far, 9,814 active COVID cases have been recorded in the state.
Assam Police detained two people in possession of exotic animals, including one baby kangaroo in Cachar. "Two people detained yesterday in possession of exotic animals, including 1 kangaroo, 6 macaw parrots, 3 tortoises and 2 monkeys at Lailapur Forest," Jagadish Das, the Additional Superintendent of Police of Cachar district. Cachar police were on routine checking in Lailapur to intercept illegal timber. However, one of the forest officials detected a peculiar smell emanating from a lorry, after checking they found animals being smuggled.
A new study reveals a high body mass index raises the risk for severe COVID-19 and admission to intensive care units among African Americans. According to UPI, BMI is a calculation based on a person's height and weight and identifies whether they are overweight or obese. Novel coronavirus COVID-19 intensive care unit patients had a higher average body mass index than those who weren't admitted to the ICU.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, markets in Assam's Guwahati witnessed relatively low footfall ahead of Bakri Eid. Shopkeepers said their businesses have been badly hit due to COVID. "There are fewer customers in market these days. Our business is badly hit as market condition is poor," a shopkeeper said. Bakra Eid, Bakrid and Eid al-Adha are all names for the 'Feast of the Sacrifice'. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19cases in Assam has reached 38,408.
Dr Satyendra Kumar Chaudhary, a 70-year-old COVID-19 patient to a COVID hospital in Guwahati paid a musical tribute to all the COVID warriors. He played a composition by Bhupen Hazarika on a violin to inspire and cheer doctors and patients. Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19cases in Assam has reached 38,408.
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.
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Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on July 19 visited Tinsukia Civil Hospital where COVID patients are being treated. He reviewed arrangements in the hospital and took an update from doctors about patients. He also held a meeting with district administration and health officials to review containment measures. While speaking to ANI, Health Minister said, "Situation is serious but not out of control."
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal conducted review meeting of COVID-19 scenario. Assam's Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other senior officials were also present in the meeting. The meeting took place at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati on June 25. There are over 2,000 active cases of COVID-19 in Assam.
Additional Director General of Police ADGP (Law and Order) Arvind Kumar allegedly shot himself with his service gun at his official quarter at 2nd Manipur Rifles Complex in Imphal on July 18. He has reportedly been taken to the hospital. More details are awaited.
Two persons have been arrested in connection with alleged attempts to destabilise state government in Rajasthan on July 11. Speaking on it, Ashok Kumar Rathore, ADGP, Special Operations Group (SOG), Rajasthan said, "Two persons, Bharat Malani and Ashok Singh, have been arrested in connection with alleged attempts to destabilise state government. They are being questioned and will be produced before a court today. The further investigation will be done as per court's order. The accused have no criminal background in past."
Additional Director General (ADG) of Law and Order of Uttar Pradesh, Prashant Kumar commented over the question that under which circumstances the encounter took place or whether there was any negligence by police personnel, he replied, "Official statement will be issues soon." "After car overturned, Vikas Dubey tried to snatch police weapon and attempted to flee after which there was retaliatory fire by Police in which he was injured. He was declared dead after being taken to hospital. We'll issue official statement soon," ADG added.
While speaking to ANI in Patna on August 04, the DGP of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey spoke on Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. He said, "They have forcibly quarantined an IPS officer. If Maharashtra government is proud of their police, then tell us what they have done in 50 days after death of Sushant Singh Rajput." "Mumbai has closed all communication channels with us. This indicates that something is wrong," Bihar DGP added.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Patna Superintendent of Police Vinay Tiwari forcibly quarantined in Mumbai said that the incident was not right; Bihar police is carrying out its duty. Nitish Kumar said, "Whatever happened to him is not right. It is not political; Bihar Police is carrying out its duty. Our DGP will speak to them." IPS officer Vinay Tiwari reached Mumbai from Patna on official duty to lead the police team in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case probe and has been forcibly quarantined by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials.
Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey reacted on Patna Superintendent of Police Vinay Tiwari quarantined in Mumbai and said that they are trying to speak with the DGP and other officials of Mumbai police. "I don't have more to say on this," he added. IPS officer Vinay Tiwari who reached Mumbai from Patna on official duty to lead the police team in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case probe has been forcibly quarantined by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials. Patna Superintendent of Police Vinay Tiwary arrived in Mumbai on August 02. Bihar Police team is investigating the case in city after actor's father filed FIR against Rhea Chakraborty.
The chief of Bihar police commented on the progress in the investigation into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death. DGP Gupteshwar Pandey said that the probe team visiting Mumbai was yet to receive important documents like forensic and autopsy reports from Maharashtra police. He added that he's sure that Mumbai cops will cooperate in the probe and the case will move further when such information and documents are received. A day earlier, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi had alleged that Maharashtra government was under pressure from a Congress-backed 'Bollywood mafia' to let those involved in the Sushant case go scot-free. The Bihar police is also looking for Siddharth Pithani, Sushant's flatmate, who had earlier written to the Mumbai police that the late actor's family was pressurising him to give a statement against Rhea Chakraborty. Sushant Singh was found dead at his Mumbai house on June 14. His father has accused his girlfriend Rhea of wrongfully confining him and also taking crores of Rupees from him.
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