Coronavirus live updates | Lockdown declared across Bihar till May 15

With 3,55,836 new circumstances till 11.30 p.m. on Monday (Might 3), India’s cumulative COVID-19 tally crossed 2 crore and stood at 2,02,75,699. The U.S. is the one different nation to have crossed this mark.

India continued to prime the world in common day by day deaths registered (3,405), with over 1,000 extra fatalities than Brazil, which ranked second. The U.S. was a distant third with 683 day by day deaths on common. The nation accounted for one in each three day by day deaths on this planet because of the coronavirus as on Sunday.

You may monitor coronavirus circumstances, deaths and testing charges on the nationwide and State ranges right here. An inventory of State Helpline numbers is out there as nicely.

Listed here are the newest updates:


Lockdown declared throughout Bihar until Might 15

“After a gathering with Minister colleagues and officers, it has been determined to impose a lockdown in Bihar until Might15, 2021. The Disaster Administration Group has been directed to offer the required instructions for a similar,” Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tweeted.

New Delhi

Delhi govt. opens 301 vaccination websites in 76 faculties for 18-44 age group

The Delhi authorities opened 301 vaccination websites in 76 faculties for vaccinating folks between 18 and 44 years of age on Monday, stated Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

These centres have a complete capability of greater than 45,000 vaccinations per day. Greater than 33 lakh doses have been administered for the reason that starting of the vaccination in Delhi until now and greater than 7 lakh beneficiaries have taken each the doses, the federal government stated.

“Delhi authorities has acquired 4.5 lakh vaccination doses till now, on the premise of which 301 vaccination centres have been made in 76 faculties throughout Delhi, vaccinating 45,100 residents. We wish to make sure that all residents between the ages of 18-45 are vaccinated. We’re dedicated to scale vaccination centres in Delhi in a method that every college has 10 websites,” Mr. Sisodia stated.


Gurugram will get 20 inoculation websites

Twenty centres have been arrange by Gurugram district administration for COVID vaccination of 18-45 age group.

Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg stated the vaccination wouldn’t be given with out prior on-line appointment.

Max Hospital, Gurugram additionally launched the vaccination drive for the age group of 18-45 years.

The drive was inaugurated by Dr. Garg and Chief Medical Officer, Gurugarm, Virender Yadav. Arpita Mukherjee, vice-president, Operations, and Head, Max Tremendous Speciality Hospital, Gurugram, stated: “The hospital had already administered the jab to 500 folks from throughout Gurugram and close by areas by 6 p.m.”


Banner close to crematorium attracts criticism

A banner displayed close to Giddenahalli crematorium in Bengaluru went viral on social media on Monday drawing criticism for politicians looking for publicity at a spot the place folks come to carry out the final rites of their expensive ones who succumbed to COVID-19.

Contemplating that the crematorium is situated in a distant place, the district administration made amenities to offer water, tea, espresso and meals for folks utilizing the ability. A banner was put up stating that the amenities have been offered as per the steering of Yelahanka MLA S.R. Vishwanath and below the management of S. Mallayya, president of Nelamangala Planning Authority. The banner had images of the Prime Minister, Chief Minister, a cupboard minister, the native MLA and a few others.

Following widespread criticism, the MLA launched a video message apologising for the banner.

Tamil Nadu

Journalists in TN shall be handled as frontline staff: Stalin

DMK president and Chief Minister designate M.Okay. Stalin on Tuesday stated that journalists shall be handled as frontline staff in Tamil Nadu.

He identified that journalists too labored throughout pure calamities and pandemics unmindful of the dangers to their lives.

In an announcement in Chennai, he stated journalists of tv media, print and radio would get all of the rights and privileges entitled to frontline staff.


‘Implement lockdown or court docket will order it’, Patna HC tells Bihar govt.

Hitting laborious on the Bihar authorities over the failure in controlling the COVID-19 state of affairs, the Patna Excessive Courtroom has noticed that the federal government ought to “implement lockdown or the court docket will order it”.

“It’s like full failure, as an infection appears to be unabated. The federal government appears to be gripped by a state of indecision,” noticed the Division Bench of the court docket, comprising justices Chakradhari Sharan Singh and Mohit Kumar Shah, on Monday.

The court docket stated that the State wanted an entire lockdown and requested Advocate Normal Lalit Kishore to talk to the Chief Minister on this regard. “Both the State authorities declares a lockdown or the court docket must move an acceptable order,” the court docket stated in an oral statement whereas directing Mr. Kishore to tell the federal government’s choice on Tuesday.

New Delhi

Triton hospital, with 12 infants in NICU, sends SOS for oxygen

Triton Hospital in Delhi, which has about 10 infants within the new child intensive care unit (NICU), stated at 9.30 a.m. that they solely have one again up oxygen cylinder left.

“We’ve 10-12 infants within the NICU and virtually all of them require oxygen. At the moment, now we have just one again up cylinder left, aside from the one linked to the central oxygen system. For the previous one week, every single day has been like this and now we have needed to ship SOS to get oxygen,” stated Dr. Deepali Gupta, who works on the hospital.

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Puducherry lockdown restrictions prolonged until Might 10

The Puducherry territorial administration has prolonged the lockdown restrictions as much as Might 10 in view of the rising variety of COVID-19 circumstances.

In an order, Income Secretary Ashok Kumar, on Monday night time, stated that along with the night time curfew, the restrictions in place on opening of retailers, business institutions and social gathering for occasions would proceed as much as Might 10.

Provision shops, greens retailers, fish and meat marts, and retailers promoting animal fodder and milk parlours would operate as regular. Nevertheless, purchasing complexes and massive business institutions would stay closed. All spiritual locations would stay closed for public worship, the order stated.

Jammu and Kashmir

J&Okay govt. publicizes incentives for well being staff

The J&Okay administration on Might Three introduced incentives for frontline well being staff coping with COVID-19 sufferers and determined to grant extension to retiring docs as much as December, in a bid to include the quick spreading coronavirus within the Union Territory (UT).

An official spokesman stated the motivation shall be ₹10,000 per 30 days for resident docs, post-graduates and medical officers; ₹7,000 for nursing and paramedical workers, and ₹ 5,000 for drivers, sweepers and attendants.

“The tenure of those incentives shall be initially for a interval of three months and shall be paid from Might 2021 onwards,” the spokesman stated.

The choice will profit greater than 17,000 corona warriors within the U.T.

New Delhi

Adoption pleas for COVID-19 orphans are unlawful, detrimental: Specialists

Social media posts interesting for adoption of youngsters orphaned throughout COVID-19 are unlawful, warn specialists. They enchantment that residents should dial helpline 1098 to move on details about kids in want of care and safety.

With deaths because of the COVID-19 on the rise, Twitter and Whatsapp have been flooded with residents sharing particulars of youngsters who’ve misplaced both each their mother and father or the one dwelling father or mother to the illness and pleading for them to be adopted. On Monday, Chairperson Delhi Fee for Safety of Little one Rights, Anurag Kundu, wrote to Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava flagging such posts as potential circumstances of trafficking and requesting for a probe in every of those cases.

Activists warn that such posts are unlawful below Part 80 and 81 of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act, 2015, which prohibit providing or receiving kids outdoors the processes laid down below the Act in addition to their sale and buy. Such acts are punishable with three to 5 years in jail or ₹1 lakh in fantastic.

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