A brand new pressure of coronavirus recognized in the UK is as much as 70% extra infectious however it’s not regarded as extra lethal and vaccines ought to nonetheless be efficient, U.Ok. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scientists has mentioned.
Whereas the WHO has assured that they’re intently monitoring the developments, Netherlands has banned flights carrying passengers from the UK from December 20 to January 1.
Listed below are the most recent updates:
Kerala’s COVID-19 case burden crosses 7 lakh mark
COVID-19 case graph is starting to rise once more within the State, post-local physique polls, as had been anticipated by all public well being specialists and epidemiologists.
On Saturday, the cumulative case burden of the State crossed the seven lakh mark to succeed in 7,00,158 circumstances.
Well being Minister, Ok. Ok. Shylaja, mentioned that the subsequent two weeks could be essential for Kerala, because the State’s COVID-19 illness curve, which had been on a plateau because the final week of October, was anticipated to rise once more. The State could possibly be getting into a brand new section of the epidemic, she added
Odisha identifies 3.2 lakh healthcare employees for desire in vaccination
The Odisha authorities has ready a listing of three.2 lakh healthcare employees, together with 1.four lakh built-in baby improvement providers functionaries, who will get desire within the vaccination programme for COVID-19.
These employees have been enrolled in 3,898 well being amenities — 2,245 authorities establishments and 1,653 non-public hospitals.
In line with the Well being and Household Welfare division, 8,267 vaccinators have been recognized to hold out vaccination. The database of healthcare employees has been uploaded by districts in a portal.