COVID-19 tests are being done on passengers arriving from Delhi, Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat at Pune Railway Station.
A doctor said, "Passengers with high temperature are undergoing Rapid Antigen Test; if positive, being shifted to hospital.
We are keeping record." The Maharashtra government on November 23 imposed restrictions on travellers who wish to come to the state from heavily coronavirus-afflicted states like Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat and Goa.
The restrictions are imposed on both rail or air travellers.
The COVID-19 vaccination drive began at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad on January 16. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel were present during the inaugural launch. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also reviewed COVID-19 vaccination drive in Jammu. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India today.
With India's Covid immunisation drive launching on January 16, a sanitation worker became the first vaccine recipient at the country's premier AIIMS hospital in Delhi. Manish Kumar said that seeing other people have doubts about the inoculants, he approached his seniors to be the first one getting a jab. His mother, initially anxious over the decision, supported him later. Dr Harpreet Bains of Ludhiana's civil hospital also spoke about his experience after getting vaccinated. Watch the full video for more.
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India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched by PM Modi on January 16, Saturday. Reactions from politicos across the country started pouring in soon after the launch. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the vaccine will work as 'sanjeevani' in the fight against Covid-19. Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat praised the vaccine drive. Leaders of various states and UTs also hailed the Covid vaccination drive. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urged people not to pay heed to rumours over vaccine. Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio expressed satisfaction and hope over the drive. Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said it was a 'moment of hope and honour'. Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering also congratulated PM Modi and the people of the country for the 'landmark' launch.
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An FIR has registered against Prakash Jha directed 'Aashram' in Rajasthan's Jodhpur under SC/ST Act for allegedly promoting discrimination against Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes. Station House Officer of Luni, Sitaram Pawar said, "The complainant DR Meghwa, in his complaint, said that in the first episode of the web series 'Aashram', the people of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities are insulted and the series promotes discrimination in society. We have registered the case under relevant sections of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, and further investigation is underway." 'Aashram' stars Bobby Deol, Darshan Kumar and Anupriya Goenka in pivotal roles.
The 51st International Film Festival of India kicked off in Panaji on January 16. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present at the event. Actor Sudeep was also present during the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Vice President (VP) M Venkaiah Naidu celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Goa's Panaji on January 13. He celebrated the auspicious occasion with his family members at Raj Bhavan. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. It is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings.
Speaking on the health condition of Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik, who met with an accident on January 11, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 12, informed mediapersons that his condition is stable, and as per doctors, he doesn't seem to be in any danger as of now. He said, "I'd spoken to Goa CM after the accident, PM had spoken to him too. PM had then called me up and expressed his distress. He then asked me to come here (Goa), I was thinking the same. Shripad Naik, is stable, doctors say that he doesn't seem to be in any danger as of now." "Doctors have spoken to AIIMS Director (Delhi), a team will come here and consult with the doctors. If needed, he might be taken to Delhi for treatment. It depends on the doctors here," he added. On Jan 11, Naik was injured after his car met with an accident in Karnataka's Ankola town, unfortunately, Naik's wife died in the accident. Naik's personal assistant also died in the accident.
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Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi called on IAS A. Anbarasu, who has moved on to become Advisor to Administrator, Lakshadweep. Anbarasu worked intensively during COVID-19 pandemic time by coordinating the COVID measures besides other duties assigned to him. Anbarasu belongs to 1996 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the AGMU cadre. While serving in Puducherry he redeemed his duties with great seriousness. While sharing his working experience, Anbarasu said that it was a pleasant experience working under Lieutenant Governor Bedi.
COVID vaccination drive commenced across India on January 16. First vaccination shot of the COVID vaccine in Kolkata Medical College was given to a lady health care worker, Dr. Priyanka Maitra Karwk. She urged people to come forward and take the vaccine. Priyanka Maitra Karwk said, "I am feeling absolutely fine after receiving the vaccine shot. The process is also not painful; it is like any other vaccine. I will take another dose after 28 days. Things look good right now. The minimum risk associated with any vaccine, is associated with this one too, we have to take little bit risk as the disease itself is so profound and deadly. I'd urge people to come up and take the vaccine."
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on January 05 said that in view of new COVID-19 strain, the number of flights to UK from India have been reduced to 50 per cent. "We took a decision on limited resumption of civil aviation traffic between India and United Kingdom based on an assessment of the available facts. We decided that RTPCR test which was done 72 hours ahead of travelling was not enough. So, we made it compulsory to test again on arrival. We will review the situation if any steps have to be taken. The total number of flights to UK reduced from 60 a week to 30, which is 50 per cent," said Hardeep Singh Puri.
In view of new strain of coronavirus in United Kingdom, Karnataka Health Minister, Dr K Sudhakar requested people to undergo RT-PCR test. "We request people who have returned from abroad in the last 14 days especially from the countries including United Kingdom, Netherlands and Denmark to undergo RT-PCR test, in view of the new strain of coronavirus. We have understood that this virus can spread quickly and this property is highly contagious. We need to take utmost precautionary measures," said Dr K Sudhakar. Flight services from UK to India have been suspended till December 31 over spread of new strain of coronavirus in London and England.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on December 01 said that the labs allotted by the Centre Government are taking more than 24 hours in providing reports. Replying on increasing RTPCR test to 60,000 till November 30th, he said Centre told Delhi govt to provide more labs and if labs given to Delhi govt with 24 result assurance then the RTPCR test can be increased.
On January 12, the COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' arrived to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. It was dispatched by Pune's Serum Institute of India today. CEO of Delhi International Airport..