Coronavirus Latest News Live Updates: India reported 2,22,315 new COVID-19 circumstances, 3,02,544 discharges and 4,454 deaths within the final 24 hours, as per knowledge up to date by the Health Ministry
Coronavirus LATEST News Updates: India reported 2,22,315 new COVID-19 circumstances, 3,02,544 discharges and 4,454 deaths within the final 24 hours, as per knowledge up to date by the Health Ministry.
Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Puducherry prolonged their lockdowns on Sunday as India continues to battle the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the National Capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, extending the lockdown for a further week, stated the unlock course of would proceed in a phased method from 31 May if the variety of COVID-19 circumstances proceed to say no. The Rajasthan authorities, which prolonged the coronavirus lockdown by 15 days until 8 June, additionally stated the state could permit some relaxations in industrial actions from 1 June in districts the place the COVID-19 scenario will present vital enchancment.
The Haryana authorities, extending the lockdown until 31 May, stated the positivity and fatality charges must be introduced down additional, although it did permit some relaxations. In the Union Territory of Puducherry, the place circumstances proceed to soar, the federal government introduced the extension of the lockdown until 31 May.
This, as India registered 2,40,842 new circumstances and three,741 fatalities over the previous 24 hours, marking the seventh straight day when coronavirus circumstances remained beneath the three lakh-level, the Union well being ministry knowledge confirmed. With the recent circumstances, India’s tally of COVID-19 circumstances climbed to 2,65,30,132.
The toll as a result of illness rose to 2,99,266 with 3,741 recent fatalities, the ministry knowledge up to date at Eight am confirmed. The energetic circumstances additional lowered to 28,05,399 comprising 10.57 % of the overall infections, whereas the nationwide COVID-19 restoration fee improved to 88.30 %. The quantity of people that have recuperated from the illness within the nation surged to 2,34,25,467 whereas the case fatality fee stood at 1.13 %, the info acknowledged
Meanwhile, a high-level meet on CBSE Class 12 exams chaired by defence minister Rajnath Singh ended inconclusively with the Centre asking states to ship by 25 May solutions on protocols and training minister Ramesh Pokhriyal vowing to tell college students and oldsters of the ultimate choice ‘on the earliest.’
I thank all of the Hon’ble Chief Ministers, Education Ministers, and officers related to the world’s largest training system for collaborating within the high-level assembly chaired by Hon’ble Minister of Defence Shri @rajnathsingh Ji. pic.twitter.com/i4e8p5lH90
— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) May 23, 2021
Terming the assembly as “extremely fruitful”, Pokhriyal stated that the Centre had obtained worthwhile inputs from different stakeholders like state chief secretaries and training ministers. The digital assembly was additionally attended by by Union ministers Smriti Irani and Prakash Javadekar in addition to state-level authorities. In a collection of tweets after the assembly ended on Sunday night, Pokhriyal sought to allay the fears and anger of Class 12 college students who’ve been asking the federal government to cancel the exams in view of the COVID-19 scenario.
‘Only cope with Central Govt’
Also on Sunday, US-based COVID-19 vaccine producer Moderna refused to ship vaccines on to the Punjab authorities stating that it solely offers with the Centre, a senior state official stated. Punjab’s nodal officer for vaccination Vikas Garg stated in accordance with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s instructions, all vaccine producers have been approached for direct buy of COVID vaccines together with Sputnik V, Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson. A reply was obtained solely from Moderna whereby the corporate refused to cope with the state authorities, he stated. According to Moderna’s coverage, it offers with the federal government of India and never with any state authorities or personal events, the Punjab authorities stated in an announcement. Earlier, Singh had directed officers to discover prospects of floating a worldwide tender for the procurement of vaccines from all attainable sources to make sure that individuals of the state are vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 on the earliest. Notably, Punjab was pressured to cease vaccination for section 1 and section 2 classes due to the non-availability of vaccine doses. All efforts could be made for the procurement of vaccines to satisfy the acute scarcity within the state, which had obtained fewer than 44 lakh vaccine doses so removed from the federal government of India, the assertion stated. From the federal government of India’s allocation for section 3 (18-44 age group), the state authorities has been in a position to purchase solely 4.2 lakh vaccine doses, together with 66,000 obtained on Saturday, Garg stated. A complete of three.65 lakh have already been used and solely 64,000 are left, he stated.
UK releases research on AstraZeneca vaccine
Meanwhile, officials in the United Kingdom stated a double dose of COVID-19 vaccines is nearly as efficient in opposition to the fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus first recognized in India as it’s in opposition to Britain’s dominant pressure. Britain’s well being minister stated the info was groundbreaking and he was more and more hopeful that the federal government would have the ability to raise extra COVID restrictions subsequent month. A research by Public Health England discovered the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine was 88% efficient in opposition to symptomatic illness from the B.1.617.2 variant two weeks after the second dose. That in contrast with 93 % effectiveness in opposition to the B.1.1.7 “Kent” pressure which is Britain’s dominant COVID variant. Two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine have been 60 % efficient in opposition to symptomatic illness from the B.117 variant in contrast with 66 % effectiveness in opposition to the Kent variant, PHE stated. “I’m increasingly confident that we’re on track for the roadmap, because this data shows that the vaccine, after two doses, works just as effectively (against the Indian variant),” Health Secretary Matt Hancock instructed broadcasters. Under the federal government’s plans, a lifting of remaining coronavirus restrictions is because of happen from 21 June. Britain has rushed out Europe’s quickest vaccination programme thus far however it has confronted a brand new problem from the unfold of the variant first present in India.
Harsh Vardhan writes to Ramdev
Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan referred to as yoga guru Ramdev’s assertion on allopathic medicines “extremely unfortunate” and requested him to withdraw it.
संपूर्ण देशवासियों के लिए #COVID19 के खिलाफ़ दिन-रात युद्धरत डॉक्टर व अन्य स्वास्थ्यकर्मी देवतुल्य हैं। बाबा @yogrishiramdev जी के वक्तव्य ने कोरोना योद्धाओं का निरादर कर,देशभर की भावनाओं को गहरी ठेस पहुंचाई। मैंने उन्हें पत्र लिखकर अपना आपत्तिजनक वक्तव्य वापस लेने को कहा है। pic.twitter.com/QBXCdaRQb1 — Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) May 23, 2021
In a letter to Ramdev, Vardhan requested him to withdraw his assertion on allopathy.
“The statement disrespects the corona warriors and hurt the sentiments of the country. Your statement on allopathy can break the morale of healthcare workers and weaken our fight against COVID-19 ,” he stated. Vardhan stated that allopathic medicines have saved lives of crores and feedback that it’s liable for demise of lakhs is “extremely unfortunate”
Citing a video circulating on social media, the Indian Medical Association on Saturday had stated Ramdev has claimed that allopathy is a “stupid science” and medicines similar to remdesivir, faviflu, and different medicine authorised by the Drugs Controller General of India have didn’t deal with COVID-19 sufferers.
The medical doctors’ physique additionally quoted Ramdev as saying that “lakhs of patients have died after taking allopathic medicines”.
These remarks have been denied as “false” by the Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust.
With inputs from PTI