Coronavirus live updates | Lockdown in Delhi extended by another week

Karnataka has moved forward of Maharashtra with 41,664 infections. Maharashtra reported 34,848 instances, adopted by Tamil Nadu (33,658). Nevertheless, Maharashtra recorded essentially the most casualties (960), adopted by Karnataka (349) and Delhi (337).

Solely round 11.6 lakh every day vaccine doses had been administered within the nation within the 24 hours ending 7 a.m. on Saturday, over 9.25 lakh doses decrease than what was recorded within the earlier 24 hours. It was additionally over 9.35 lakh doses decrease than that recorded one week in the past.

You possibly can monitor coronavirus instances, deaths and testing charges on the nationwide and State ranges right here. An inventory of State Helpline numbers is out there as effectively.

Listed here are the most recent updates:

Tamil Nadu

Hospitals must ship representatives to gather Remdesivir, TN adjustments drug provide protocol

The Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday revised the protocol for the availability of Remdesivir directing hospitals treating sufferers with the medication to acquire it by sending their very own representatives and taking away the present system of sufferers’ family members queuing up at designated websites to get the drug. The brand new system will come into impact from Could 18.

The style wherein the medication was distributed leafing to chaos and lengthy look forward to the family members of sufferers was modified following a gathering between Chief Minister M.Ok. Stalin with Well being and Household Welfare minister M. Subramanian and well being secretary J. Radhakrishnan.

The federal government will arrange a devoted web site for the aim the place hospitals treating sufferers on oxygen help with the drug must add the affected person’s particulars and the required amount of Remdesivir. – T.Ok. Rohit

New Delhi

Lockdown in Delhi prolonged by one other week

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned lockdown in Delhi was prolonged by one other week until 5 a.m on Could 24.

“We now have seen a discount in variety of new instances and good restoration. We’re extending the lockdown in order that we don’t lose any of the positive factors we’ve made,” Mr. Kejriwal mentioned. – Jatin Anand


First Oxygen Specific arrives in Kerala

The primary Oxygen Specific arrived in Kochi within the early hours of Sunday with 140 tonnes of the gasoline in seven container tankers.

The consignment arrived from the Tata Metal plant in Odisha. The tanker was acquired on the terminal station by officers of the Income division and the Railways.

The gasoline will now be despatched by highway to its designated provide centres. The Union authorities has promised one other consignment of oxygen by way of Oxygen Specific.


Manipur physician dies on account of COVID-19

One Manipur physician who was serving as a senior resident within the surgical procedure division of the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, died on Saturday night time on account of COVID-19, officers mentioned.

Officers mentioned that the physician, hailing from Senapati district, had been present process remedy for the an infection for the final 5 days within the COVID-19 ward of the identical medical school. He was on oxygen help.

He’s the primary physician to die of COVID-19 an infection within the medical school.

Official stories say that another docs and nurses within the JNIMS had contracted the an infection and reportedly underwent remedy.

New Delhi

Adoption points to the fore as COVID-19 throws up many orphans

The second wave of COVID-19 has left many youngsters extraordinarily weak, notably those that have been orphaned. Childline 1098 has recorded 51 calls between Could 1 to Could 12 for kids whose each dad and mom succumbed to COVID-19 , however the precise quantity is more likely to be a lot larger as there are a number of different helplines and lots of instances go unreported.

Earlier this month, alarm bells began ringing amongst baby rights activist after messages on social media and WhatsApp teams started circulating containing adoption appeals for kids who had not too long ago been orphaned as a result of COVID-19. Inside days, Minister for Ladies and Baby Improvement Smriti Irani took to Twitter to flag such adoption requests as unlawful and urged individuals to forestall trafficking within the garb of adoption and report all such instances to 1098 or police or a Baby Welfare Committee (CWC). On Could 6, the Ministry requested Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare so as to add a column in hospital admission varieties asking sufferers to specify in whose custody their youngsters might be left in case of any eventuality.

Solely a district CWC can determine the way forward for youngsters discovered orphaned in such circumstances.

New Delhi

Cong. chief Rajeev Satav dies of issues associated to COVID-19

Senior Congress chief and Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Satav handed away on Could 16 following post-COVID-19 issues at a hospital in Pune the place he was admitted on April 23.

Mr. Satav was nominated to Rajya Sabha in March final yr. The 47-year-old MP is survived by spouse and two youngsters.

Usually recognized amongst Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s supporters, he was a everlasting invitee of the Congress Working Committee.

He was additionally former Lok Sabha MP from Hingoli constituency in Maharashtra. In September final yr, he was among the many eight MPs who had been suspended by Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu over alleged unruly protests by the Opposition members in opposition to the passing of the three controversial farm legal guidelines. Together with others, he spent the night time on Parliamentary premises carrying on with their protest.

West Bengal

West Bengal govt. to vaccinate volunteers, journalists, vegetable sellers, hawkers on precedence foundation

Vegetable sellers, hawkers and taxi and auto drivers in addition to rickshaw pullers might be administered vaccines by West Bengal authorities on a precedence foundation. It has additionally determined to roll out vaccines for intercourse employees, transgenders, journalists and COVID-19 volunteers. The transfer to vaccinate individuals “forcibly uncovered to public mingling” has been lauded by totally different sections of society.

“It has been determined that, as per availability of vaccines, which in inadequate, the scarce vaccine accessible on the disposal of the federal government of West Bengal could also be divided into two streams as detailed beneath, by way of determination taken within the State govt committee of the State Catastrophe Administration Authority on 15.5.2021,” a doc made public by the State authorities mentioned. The notification states that two streams embrace, basic for individuals at massive: to be taken care by the Well being Division Hospitals and the opposite teams that are tremendous spreaders public-facing/ forcibly uncovered to public mingling: teams which might be endangered and potential spreaders.

The second class contains hawkers, retail sellers of greens grocery sellers, intercourse employees and transgender, transport employees together with taxi and auto drivers and rickshaw pullers, attorneys, legislation clerks and court docket employees. The checklist additionally contains COVID-19 volunteers, inmates of social and correctional properties, sellers of important providers and residue part of governmental and para- governmental staff.


Former Saurashtra cricketer, BCCI match referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja lifeless

Former Saurashtra pacer and BCCI match referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja has died on account of COVID-19, the Saurashtra Cricket Affiliation (SCA) mentioned on Sunday. Jadeja was 66.

“Everybody at SCA are deeply saddened on the premature demise of Rajendrasinh Jadeja, one of the vital exceptional yesteryear cricketers of Saurashtra. He left for heavenly abode immediately early morning combating a tough battle in opposition to COVID-19,” the SCA mentioned in a press release.

Rajendrasinh was one of many best right-arm medium pacers and a exceptional all-rounder.


Give up, get handled for COVID-19, Odisha police inform Maoists

Taking a cue from their Chhattisgarh counterparts, the Odisha police have appealed to the left wing extremists to put down their arms and get themselves handled for COVID-19.

DGP Abhay, who on Saturday reviewed the state of affairs at Malkangiri, an LWE-affected district, reiterated his earlier enchantment that the CPI (Maoist) cadres ought to go away the trail of violence and be a part of the mainstream for peaceable growth of the world.

“Since we share border with Chhattisgarh, some extremists slip into our district sometimes. As per our intelligence inputs, the locals are usually not permitting them to enter their villages. Below the circumstances, they need to instantly give up. We’ll facilitate their admission in hospitals if they’re discovered contaminated with COVID-19,” mentioned Rishikesh Dnyandeo Khilari, Malkangiri SP.


Hospitals on edge over oxygen provide

Whereas trains carrying valuable life-saving cargo are arriving in Karnataka, hospitals proceed to battle to satisfy the demand for oxygen. Over the previous few days, the civic physique has been fielding SOS calls from a number of hospitals within the metropolis determined for oxygen.

Late Friday night time, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) despatched six tonnes of oxygen to St. John’s Hospital, which had over the previous 10 days been stretched for oxygen provide. On Thursday, the hospital had 1,085 sufferers, however lower than a day’s inventory of oxygen. “We had been determined for oxygen provide on Friday night time,” mentioned a supply.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta mentioned that a number of hospitals have been sending out SOS messages on oxygen scarcity. “We recognized the difficulty on this case [St. John’s Hospital] and sorted it out by sending an oxygen tanker,” he mentioned. In keeping with Mr. Gupta, many different hospitals within the metropolis are usually not ready to retailer oxygen for greater than 4 days.


Pandemic hits building of recent Secretariat

The pandemic has had its affect on the continued building of the brand new built-in secretariat advanced in Telangana.

A bit of the labour pressure engaged within the building works contracted COVID-19 and was quarantined whereas one other chunk of employees left the work place amid fears of surge within the variety of instances within the second wave which was felt since March this yr. As in opposition to 1,000 employees engaged within the works every day, lower than 200 are working at current, thus slowing down your entire building course of.

“Works have been slowed down because the onset of the second wave of COVID-19. Even these engaged now are working beneath worry of contracting the virus,” a senior official mentioned including steps had been taken to manage the primary dose of the vaccine to these engaged within the works.


Now drug for ‘black fungus’ is briefly provide

Whereas Karnataka is witnessing an rising variety of mucormycosis (black fungus) instances as a post-COVID-19 complication, there are complaints that medicines wanted to deal with the issue are laborious to come back by.

Whereas Bengaluru has seen near 75 instances of black fungus over the past fortnight in numerous hospitals, six have emerged in Mysuru’s authorities hospital and one suspected case in Belagavi.

Probably the most generally prescribed drugs for mucormycosis, Liposomal Amphotericin B, is briefly provide in Karnataka.


36 ladies at Tripura govt. orphanage take a look at optimistic

Thirty-six ladies at a government-run orphanage in Tripura’s capital Agartala examined optimistic for coronavirus amid the present surge of COVID-19 instances. The incident has compelled the State authorities to contemplate stricter measures to interrupt the an infection chain.

“A 14-day lengthy unbroken curfew inside limits of the Agartala Municipal Company from the morning of Could 17 (Monday) is being mentioned on the highest degree of the federal government. Senior Minister Ratan Lal Nath would announce the contemporary new measures tomorrow afternoon,” a well being division official advised The Hindu on Saturday night time.

The kids on the State Youngsters House for Ladies had been examined as a part of the continued Speedy Antigen Checks (RAT) being carried out in all municipal wards.

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