Printed: June 23, 2020 1:09:23 pm
India Coronavirus Newest Replace: With the coronavirus killing over 14,000 folks, India now ranks eighth within the international demise toll, in accordance with a tally maintained by John Hopkins College. The nation now has over 4.40 lakh infections of which 1.78 lakh are lively circumstances, whereas 2.48 lakh folks have already recovered. States like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have steadily elevated their capability to check with 10,000 to 20,000 samples being examined every day.
“Fatality mitigation” other than testing and make contact with tracing has emerged as a precedence in authorities’s covid containment plan as epidemiologists and consultants repeatedly say that deaths and never circumstances are the important thing metric to know the effectiveness of a rustic’s containment plans.
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Telangana will increase testing, massive surge emerges
There was a sudden surge in novel Coronavirus circumstances in Telangana. The state has found virtually 3,500 circumstances within the final one week, which is greater than 40 per cent of its complete caseload until now. The surge has coincided with a rise within the quantity of samples being examined, and the 2 issues will not be unrelated. It is just after extreme criticism and repeated orders of the Excessive Court docket that the state has lastly elevated the variety of samples being examined. With testing ramped up, Telangana is more likely to emerge as one of many largest bother spots within the nation within the subsequent few days.
Forward of Rath Yatra, Puri temple servitor assessments COVID-19 optimistic
One of many servitors of Shree Jagannath Temple right here examined optimistic for COVID-19 throughout obligatory testing of monks and police personnel forward of the annual Rath Yatra on Tuesday, a senior official stated. The servitor won’t be a part of any ritual associated to the Rath Yatra, he stated. Modifying its earlier order, the apex courtroom on Monday gave the go-ahead for the Rath Yatra after paying attention to the Odisha authorities’s assurance that it “will be held in a restricted approach with out public attendance”.
EC to permit postal ballots for COVID optimistic voters
Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra stated that sufferers with coronavirus can be allowed to vote by way of postal ballots as Election Fee is to make sure that the pandemic doesn’t have an effect on voter turnout within the Bihar polls to be held later this yr.
Chandra stated the Regulation Ministry has accepted the EC’s proposal on this difficulty, following which a brand new class of “Covid-19 suspect or affected individuals” has been added beneath Rule 27A of the Conduct of Election Guidelines, 1961.
The eligibility criterion requires the voter to be examined optimistic in a authorities healthcare facility oor one designated by the federal government as a Covid hospital. Voters beneath “residence quarantine or institutional quarantine” may avail the postal poll choice, he stated.
Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy urges shutting down Bengaluru for 20 days
Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy Tuesday stated that the whole state of Bengaluru needs to be put beneath a lockdown as an alternative of sealing a couple of locations as coronavirus circumstances within the metropolis proceed to rise.
Taking to Twitter, Kumaraswamy stated “Cease taking part in with human lives. It won’t serve any objective to seal a couple of areas. If you take care of the human lives in Bengaluru, shut down the town completely for 20 days. Else, Bengaluru will turn into one other Brazil. Folks’s lives are more vital than the financial system.” He additionally emphasised the necessity for swift implementation of a aid bundle and that the “mere announcement of the bundle by the state govt. or drivers, weavers, fishermen and numerous different sections was not sufficient.
In the meantime, Karnataka Medical Training Minister Okay Sudhakar’s spouse and daughter have examined optimistic for COVID-19, a day after his father was confirmed to have been contaminated with the virus.
Determination on scrapping Class XII exams probably on Wednesday, Centre, CBSE inform SC
The Centre and the CBSE informed the Supreme Court docket on Tuesday that dialogue on whether or not to scrap the remaining exams of Class XII from July 1-15 in view of accelerating variety of COVID-19 circumstances is at a sophisticated stage and a choice is more likely to be taken on Wednesday. Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta knowledgeable a bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar that the federal government and the board are conscious of the nervousness of scholars, and authorities will take a choice on the problem quickly.
No Haj this yr, utility cash to be absolutely refunded: Naqvi
A day after Saudi Arabia introduced that “very restricted quantity” of individuals can be allowed to carry out Haj this yr as a result of coronavirus, the federal government on Tuesday determined to refund the appliance cash of pilgrims with none deduction. Saudi Arabia has by no means canceled the hajj within the almost 90 years because the nation’s institution.
West Bengal govt calls an all celebration meet to assessment COVID state of affairs
Presided by the Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee, the West Bengal authorities will convene an all-party assembly to debate and assessment the coronavirus state of affairs on Wednesday. The meet will probably be attended by leaders of all political events having illustration within the state Meeting, Residence Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay stated Monday.
14-day residence quarantine obligatory for guests staying in Chandigarh for over 72 hrs
As per the UT’s order anybody staying in Chandigarh for over 72 hours should be positioned in a 14-day residence quarantine.Nonetheless, this order won’t apply to guests who spend lower than 72 hours in Chandigarh. “This can be handy for enterprise executives and authorities staff, amongst others, who come to Chandigarh for official work and depart after a brief keep,” an announcement by UT administration stated.
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