The Centre is gearing up for the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the nation, with 4 States all set to provoke a dry-run for vaccine administration subsequent week, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned on Friday. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, and Punjab have been chosen contemplating the geographical areas, a Ministry launch mentioned.
A single-day rise of 22,273 new COVID-19 circumstances and 251 fatalities pushed India’s virus caseload to 1,01,69,118 and dying toll to 1,47,343, in keeping with authorities information up to date at this time.
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eight U.Ok. returnees to Kerala take a look at constructive; samples despatched to NIV, Pune
Eight individuals who lately returned from the UK to Kerala, have examined constructive for coronavirus and their samples have been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune for genomic evaluation Well being Minister Ok.Ok. Shailaja mentioned that samples of eight returnees have been discovered constructive for COVID-19 and their samples have been despatched to NIV for additional checks.
Following this growth, it has been determined to topic the returnees to extra checks, she added.
Surveillance on the 4 worldwide airports within the State have been additional strengthened.
Sri Lanka postpones airspace reopening for industrial flights
Sri Lanka has postponed the reopening of its airspace for industrial flights, scheduled for Saturday, to forestall the unfold of a brand new variant of the coronavirus, officers mentioned.
The following date for resumption of flights will probably be introduced later.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) had introduced final week that it’s going to resume worldwide flights operations from December 26, eight months after they have been closed in view of the COVID-19 outbreak.
150 troopers for R-Day Day parade take a look at constructive
Round 150 Military troopers who travelled to Delhi to participate in Republic Day and Military Day parades have examined constructive for COVID-19, in keeping with an Military supply.
“The troopers who arrived to take part in numerous parades have been examined earlier than placing them right into a protected bubble. So
India’s day by day COVID-19 fatality rely beneath 300 after over 6 months
India”s day by day new COVID-19 fatality rely was reported beneath 300 after over six months, taking the dying toll to 1,47,343, whereas the an infection tally rose to 1,01,69,118, in keeping with information up to date by the Union Well being Ministry on Saturday.
A complete of 251 extra deaths and 22,273 new infections have been reported in a 24-hour interval, the info up to date at eight am confirmed.
Gingee DMK MLA booked for flouting COVID-19 guidelines
The Marakkanam police have booked a case towards Gingee DMK MLA Ok.S. Masthan and others for flouting COVID-19 norms at a ‘Makkal Gram Sabha’ assembly held by the celebration at Marakkanam in Villupuram district on Friday.
DMK president M.Ok. Stalin had addressed the assembly.
eight U.Ok.-returned individuals take a look at COVID constructive throughout Delhi govt. door-to-door drive
Within the ongoing door-to-door contact drive being performed by the Delhi authorities to check U.Ok.-returned individuals for prevalence of COVID-19, eight have thus far been discovered contaminated with the coronavirus, officers mentioned on Friday. A complete of 19 passengers out of over 13,000 who landed from the U.Ok. on the IGI airport between November 25 and December 21 have been discovered constructive for the virus. Eleven have been examined constructive on the airport whereas eight others have been discovered constructive throughout the door to door contact and testing drive being carried out in all of the districts of the town, mentioned a prime Delhi authorities supply.
“All of the 19 constructive sufferers have been admitted to the particular facility arrange at LNJP hospital the place they may bear genome testing to find out whether or not they’re contaminated by the tremendous spreader pressure of the coronavirus that has been reported in United Kingdom,” the supply mentioned.
1,148 individuals arrived in A.P. from U.Ok. in a single month, 4 take a look at constructive
The Well being Division said in a press launch on Friday that the entire variety of individuals who returned from the UK within the final one month stands at 1,148, of whom 1,040 have been traced. Of these but to be discovered, 18 individuals are from different States and 16 have invalid addresses. A complete of 982 individuals have been positioned in quarantine.
4 individuals have been discovered constructive amongst them and their recent samples have been despatched to the Centre for Mobile and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad and the Nationwide Institute of Virology at Pune to establish whether or not the an infection is as a result of new pressure of coronavirus. The outcomes of those checks will probably be recognized in three days.
Dry run for COVID-19 vaccine rollout in four States subsequent week: Govt.
The Centre is gearing up for the roll out of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the nation, with 4 States all set to provoke a dry-run for vaccine administration subsequent week, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned on Friday.
“Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, and Punjab have been chosen contemplating the geographical areas. Every State will plan it in two districts and ideally in several (5) session sort settings e.g. district hospital, CHC/PHC, city website, personal well being facility, rural outreach and so on,” a Ministry launch mentioned.
(With inputs from businesses)