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 Covid graph rising, situation challenging: J&K Govt

 Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday said that Covid graph is rising in the Union Territory and the situation is “challenging” as the rate of growth in positive cases is 8. 12 percent which is more than what it was last year. Read more on The Dispatch.

 


 

Transporters on strike as fresh COVID-19 guidelines come into effect in J&K

Jammu: Private transporters in Jammu went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday to protest a government order capping the seating capacity to 50 per cent in public transport vehicles in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new guidelines, which also include restrictions on opening of shops at market places and malls as part of steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection amid a recent spike, came into effect on Wednesday morning. Read more on The Dispatch.  

 


COVID crisis: 28 cases of new strains detected in Jammu, zero in Kashmir, says Govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday said that the Covid graph is rising in the Union Territory and the situation is “challenging” as the rate of growth in positive cases is 8.12 percent which is more than what it was last year.

Addressing a joint press conference in Jammu, Financial Commissioner Health Atal Dulloo said the number of active positive cases was surging fast. Read more The Dispatch.


Health Ministry says, 146 districts in country with more than 15 per cent COVID positivity rate are a cause of major concern

 

 New Delhi: Union Health Ministry has said that presently there are 146 districts in the country where the COVID positivity rate is more than 15 per cent which is a cause of major concern and the government is focussing in these districts to control the situation.

Addressing the media in New Delhi, Union Health Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan said that the Centre and the States are making their best efforts to come out of the pandemic. He said, the death rate due to COVID-19 is declining and the case fatality currently stood at 1.17 per cent. Read more on The Dispatch.


Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank tests positive for COVID-19

 New Delhi: Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has tested positive for COVID-19. In a tweet, Mr Pokhriyal said, he is taking medication and treatment as per the advice of doctors. Read more on The Dispatch.    

 


Next Three Weeks Crucial To Contain Covid-19: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Amid massive spike in coronavirus cases, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said the next three weeks are crucial with respect to the pandemic situation in the country.

“Centre working closely with States and UTs on public health measures to contain Covid-19. Next three weeks crucial! At a meeting held today, UTs advised augmenting hospital infrastructure, ramping up testing, creating containment zones and strictly enforcing COVID appropriate behaviour,” tweeted Dr Harsh Vardhan. Read more on The Dispatch.    


HLL Lifecare Ltd to procure nearly 50,000 MT of Imported Medical Oxygen for distribution to hospitals

HLL Lifecare Limited will procure nearly 50 thousand Metric Ton of Imported Medical Oxygen for distribution to various Central and State government hospitals in the country. The healthcare product manufacturing company working under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, HLL lifecare floated a global tender on 16th of this month asking for supply of medical grade oxygen at the earliest. Read more on The Dispatch.    

 


Arunachal Pradesh plans to provide 65,000 tap water connections by March 2022

 New Delhi: Arunachal Pradesh has planned to provide 65 thousand tap water connections by March next year under Jal Jeevan Mission. Jal Shakti Ministry has said that Arunachal Pradesh today presented its annual action plan and reiterated its commitment to achieve Har Ghar Jal target by 2023. Read more on The Dispatch.


No need to impose lockdown in Gujarat, says CM Vijay Rupani

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that there is no need to impose lockdown in the State. Talking to media persons yesterday, he said that many restrictions like night curfew in 20 cities, closing of all educational institutions, malls, theatres, gyms, parks are in force at present. AIR correspondent reports that Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today administered the first dose of vaccine and appealed to the people to come forward for vaccination in large numbers. Read more on The Dispatch.   

 


Migrant labourers tested for COVID-19, 6 found positive

Bhadarwah : Over 240 migrant labourers were screened for COVID-19 on Wednesday in a special drive as they gathered in search of work here in Jammu and Kashmir”s Doda district, officials said.Of the labourers, six were found to be positive for the infection and were shifted to hospital, they said. Read more on The Dispatch  


India fastest to administer 13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses: Health Ministry

New Delhi: India has become the fastest country to administer 13 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, taking just 95 days to do so, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The US took 101 days to administer these many doses, while China 109 days, the ministry said. . Read more on The Dispatch  

 


Japan’s PM postpones his India visit amid resurgence of COVID cases

New Delhi:  Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has postponed his India visit in light of resurgence of COVID cases. Mr. Suga was scheduled to visit India later this month. Both India and Japan have also decided to postpone their foreign and defense ministerial talks which were scheduled for this weekend in Tokyo due to a rapid increase in coronavirus cases in both the countries. Read more on The Dispatch  


Pak PM Imran Khan wishes former PM Manmohan Singh speedy recovery from COVID-19

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday wished a speedy recovery to former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh who tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Singh, 88, was admitted to the AIIMS trauma centre in Delhi, which is a dedicated COVID facility, with a mild fever on Monday. Read more on The Dispatch  

 

 

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