Twenty-five lakh potential beneficiaries had registered on the Co-Win portal on Monday, the primary day of the second part of COVID-19 vaccination overlaying these over 60 and other people with specified comorbidities over the age of 45, the Union Health Ministry stated.
Here are the most recent updates:
Andhra Pradesh Governor receives COVID-19 vaccine shot
Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan and his spouse Suprava Harichandan had been administered COVID-19 vaccine on the Government General Hospital in Vijayawada.
“The vaccination was simple. I didn’t feel like I was injected. I am feeling well,” 86-year-old Harichandan stated.
Kerala Health Minister receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
Kerala Health Minister Ok.Ok. Shailaja acquired the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on the authorities medical faculty hospital in Thiruvananthapuram. Her cupboard colleague E Chandrasekharan additionally acquired the jab from the identical hospital.
Earlier, Minister of Ports and Museums, Kadannappally Ramachandran acquired the shot from a hospital in his residence district, Kannur.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his different cupboard colleagues, belonging to the prescribed age group targetedin the second part, are additionally anticipated to take the vaccine in the approaching days.
Jammu and Kashmir
Farooq Abdullah, spouse get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
National Conference president Farooq Abdullah, who’s Lok Sabha member from Srinagar, on Tuesday acquired his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a hospital in Srinagar.
“Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at SKIMS, Srinagar. Today my 85 year old father & my mother had their first COVID jab. My father has a number of health issues including being on immunosuppressants for a kidney transplant. If he can get the vaccine, you should as well,” Dr. Abdullah’s son and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, TN and Gujarat witnessing an upsurge in day by day cases
Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat are witnessing an upsurge in day by day new COVID-19 cases and the Central authorities has suggested these States to be cautious concerning the rising numbers.
In an announcement on Tuesday, the Health Ministry stated India’s whole energetic caseload stands at 1.68 lakh (1,68,358) at the moment. The nation added 12,286 new cases in the final 24 hours.
Health Minister Vardhan, spouse get COVID-19 vaccine shot
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his spouse took the primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute on Tuesday.
The minister’s spouse Nutan Goel first took the jab after which Mr. Vardhan acquired the vaccine shot.
Mr. Vardhan on Monday had appealed to all these aged 60 and above and aged 45 and above having specified co-morbidities to right away take the vaccine.
Mr. Vardhan stated that if any loss of life happens a couple of days after receiving the jab, it can’t be linked to vaccination as a result of every such loss of life is being scientifically probed.
Ravi Shastri receives first dose of vaccine in Ahmedabad
The Indian cricket crew’s head coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday acquired the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a metropolis hospital right here.
Shastri, who’s 58, thanked the workers on the Apollo Hospital for his or her co-operation and assist.
“Got the primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to the superb medical professionals & scientists for empowering India Flag of India towards the pandemic, the previous India cricketer tweeted.
India’s inoculation drive entered its second phase on Monday in which the protection was expanded to incorporate everybody above 60 and people over 45 with co-morbidities.
“Extremely impressed with the professionalism proven by Kantaben & her crew at Apollo, Ahmedabad in coping with COVID-19 vaccination.” However, it is not immediately known whether any other member of the Indian team’s support staff was inoculated.
The Indian cricket team is locked in a Test battle against England here.
The fourth and final Test of the rubber will start in Ahmedabad on Thursday. India are at the moment main the collection 2-1.
BJP MP Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan dies
Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan, the BJP Lok Sabha member from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, died at a hospital in Gurugram, household sources stated on Tuesday.
He was 69.
The six-term MP, who was affected by COVID-19 and was airlifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram final month in a severe situation, breathed his final late Monday evening, the sources stated.
India data 12,286 infections, 91 fatalities
India’s COVID-19 cases rose to 1,11,24,527 with 12,286 new infections being reported in a day, whereas the recoveries have surged to 1,07,98,921, in response to knowledge up to date by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday.
The loss of life toll elevated to 1,57,248 with 91 new fatalities, the information up to date at 8 am confirmed.
The quantity of people that have recuperated from the illness surged to 1,07,98,921 which interprets right into a nationwide COVID-19 restoration fee of 97.07 per cent, whereas the case fatality fee has dropped 1.41 per cent.
The energetic caseload was recorded at 1,68,358 which accounts for 1.51 per cent of the entire infections, the information said.
Call for lockdowns, curfews in Brazil
Brazilian well being officers are urging nationwide lockdowns and curfews as a result of hospitals are working wanting intensive-care unit beds as COVID-19 claims greater than 1,000 lives every day in the nation.
“The return of the pandemic in several states is making their private and their public assistance networks collapse and has brought imminent risk of spreading it to all regions of Brazil,” Brazil’s National Council of Health Secretaries stated Monday in an open letter, including that the nation is experiencing its worst second because the pandemic started.
Last week was Brazil’s deadliest of the pandemic, with 8,244 deaths from the virus.
The letter from the council, which represents the nation’s 27 well being secretaries, advised lockdowns in cities the place no ICU beds can be found and in the remaining, curfews between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Less than 4 per cent of Brazil’s inhabitants has been vaccinated towards COVID-19. Almost 260,000 individuals have died from the illness in the South American nation.
KMC lab finds new COVID-19 variant with origin in Kurnool
Kurnool Medical College’s VRDL is the primary laboratory in South India to collaborate in using a brand new protocol – ‘COVIDSeq Next-Generation Sequencing’ – for analysis and phylogenetic evaluation of SARS nCoV-2 (COVID-19) samples.
This is the next-generation confirmatory take a look at for COVID-19 completed at CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, and can be helpful for different viruses in the longer term.
Vaccine eligibility listing
Comorbidities listing for vaccine eligibility seen as too slim
The Union Health Ministry’s list of 20 comorbidities that make individuals in the 45-59 yr age group eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine is seen by some medical professionals as too slim.
“The list of comorbidities provided by the Health Ministry is overly restrictive and complicated. Many conditions, including obesity, have been left out,” stated Dr. Gagandeep Kang, Professor of Microbiology at CMC Vellore.
CICSE class 10 exams from May 5, class 12 papers from April 8
The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) will conduct its Class 12 exams from April 8 to June 16 and Class 10 board exams from May 5 to June 7. The board examination outcomes can be declared by July.
In 2020, the CISCE’s board examinations had been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, with all colleges shutting their doorways from mid-March. Students had been evaluated on the idea of inside evaluation for the papers they’d missed.
A yr since first COVID case in TS, issues about surge prevail
Exactly a yr in the past, the primary COVID-19 case was detected in Telangana. Thereafter, lives of crores of individuals haven’t been the identical. Many misplaced their mother and father, youngsters, spouses and expensive ones to the infectious virus.
Twelve months later, the pandemic scenario isn’t very totally different from the way it was when the primary case was reported on March 2, 2020, though concern of contracting the virus has come down and other people hardly appear to have any qualms about letting their guard down.
WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘unrealistic’ to assume COVID-19 will finish quickly
A senior World Health Organization official stated Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to assume the pandemic is perhaps stopped by the top of the yr, however that the latest arrival of efficient vaccines may a minimum of assist dramatically scale back hospitalizations and loss of life.
The world’s singular focus proper now ought to be to maintain transmission of COVID-19 as little as attainable, stated Dr. Michael Ryan, director of WHO’s emergencies program.
(With inputs from our Correspondents and agences)