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Coronavirus live updates | Prakash Javadekar tests positive for COVID-19

India continues to steer the world by way of common every day instances detected. The nation now accounts for one in each 4 instances reported globally every single day. As of April 14, India recorded over two occasions the typical every day instances detected within the United States.


You can monitor coronavirus instances, deaths and testing charges on the nationwide and State ranges here. A listing of State Helpline numbers is obtainable as properly.

Here are the most recent updates:

New Delhi

Surjewala, Digvijaya take a look at positive

Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Digvjaya Singh have examined positive for Covid19.

“I have tested positive for COVID-19 today morning. Anyone who has come in contact with me in the last 5 days, please self isolate and take necessary precautions,” Mr. Surjewala mentioned on Twitter.

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, who’s in Delhi, additionally introduced this morning that he has turned Covid positive and urged all those that got here in touch with him to take mandatory precautions.

New Delhi

Prakash Javadekar tests positive for COVID 19

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar introduced on Twitter on Friday that he has examined positive for COVID-19.

 “I have tested #COVID positive today. All those who have come in contact with me in the last 2-3 days may please get themselves tested,” Mr. Javadekar tweeted.

  He joins lengthy listing of cupboard ministers and senior politicians to have COVID. Recently the Union Labor Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar too and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too are in quarantine with COVID-19 an infection.


New Delhi

India stays badly positioned to deal with COVID unfold, says Fitch Solutions

Despite a number of healthcare reforms, India stays badly positioned to deal with the third wave of COVID-19 infections sweeping the nation, Fitch Solutions on Friday mentioned, including the unprecedented disaster has highlighted the necessity to improve funding within the healthcare sector.

States equivalent to Maharashtra, Delhi, Chennai, Punjab and Karnataka bearing the utmost load of the pandemic are already falling in need of well being infrastructure and gear, starting from oxygen to ventilators, it mentioned.

With 8.5 hospital beds per 10,000 inhabitants and eight.0 physicians per 10,000, the nation’s healthcare sector shouldn’t be geared up for such a disaster.

The low stage of public spending on well being is each a trigger and an exacerbating issue accounting for the poor high quality, restricted attain and inadequate public provisioning of healthcare, it mentioned.



15-day-old toddler dies at Surat hospital

A 15-day-old child lady, who was born to a COVID-19 affected person, succumbed to the an infection at a hospital in Gujarat’s Surat metropolis, an official mentioned.

The toddler was born with the an infection on April 1, as her mom had additionally contracted the illness, mentioned Dinesh Navadiya, the trustee of Diamond Hospital mentioned.

While the kid’s mom was shifted to a different hospital, the new child was below intensive therapy and was additionally administered remdesivir injection when her situation began deteriorating, he mentioned.

The child, who was on ventilator assist, breathed her final on Thursday evening, Mr. Navadiya mentioned.

New Delhi

Those showing for exams this weekend in Delhi won’t require curfew e-passes, says DDMA

People showing for examinations this weekend in Delhi won’t require curfew e-passes, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) mentioned in an order.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday had introduced a curfew this weekend and the closure of malls, gymnasiums and auditoriums until April 30 as a part of sweeping restrictions to interrupt the chain of the COVID-19 an infection within the metropolis.

The DDMA directed that “any person/student shall be allowed for movement during the curfew to appear in examination on production of valid admit card”.

“The examination staff deployed for exam duties shall also be allowed to travel on production of valid identity card,” the order learn.


Telugu star and Jana Sena get together chief Pawan Kalyan tests positive

Telugu movie star and Jana Sena Party chief Ok Pawan Kalyan has examined positive for coronavirus however is now steady, his political secretary P Hariprasad mentioned.

“Kalyan is being monitored closely by his personal doctor as well as a team of experts from Apollo Hospitals. There is some flum in his lungs and he is suffering from small bouts of fever. But he is stable,” Mr. Hariprasad mentioned in an announcement.

Kalyan remained in self-isolation at his farm home outdoors Hyderabad after getting back from the by-election marketing campaign in Tirupati on April 3.

Initial take a look at turned out a damaging consequence for Covid- 19 however he continued to endure from slight fever and physique ache.

“A second test revealed the Covid-19 infection,” Mr. Hariprasad mentioned.



Haffkine Bio-Pharma targets 22.8 crore Covaxin vials a 12 months

After receiving permission to make Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, Mumbai-based Haffkine Bio-Pharmaceutical on Friday mentioned it will take at the least a 12 months for the corporate to begin precise manufacturing.

A prime official mentioned the state-run firm is concentrating on to provide 22.8 crore vials of the vaccine per 12 months.

Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, Dr Sandeep Rathod, managing director, Haffkine Bio-Pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd, mentioned, “Our target is to produce around 22.8 crore vaccine vials but it will take one year for us to start production.” Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and the ICMR have developed Covaxin, one of many two vaccines getting used within the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive.



PM Modi calls for rising manufacturing of medical grade oxygen

Mr. Modi took an in depth assessment of present scenario of oxygen provide and projected use in coming 15 days throughout 12 high-burden states, officers mentioned.

He briefed about manufacturing capability of medical oxygen to satisfy rising demand. He advised rising oxygen manufacturing as per the capability of every plant.

He requested officers throughout assessment to make sure seamless, free motion of tankers carrying oxygen all through nation.

Officials through the assessment assembly, briefed PM about efforts being made to import medical grade oxygen. – PTI



Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests COVID-19 positive for the second time

Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Friday examined positive for COVID-19. This is the second time he has contracted the an infection and he’s present process therapy at Manipal Hospital.

Mr Yediyurappa took to Twitter to state, “Upon having mild fever, today I got tested for COVID-19 and my report has come out positive. Although I am doing fine, I am being hospitalised based on the advice of doctors. I request all those who have come in my contact recently to be observant and exercise self-quarantine.” – Tanu Kulkarni



Embarrassment for BMC as Jaslok Hospital says it’s going to deal with non-COVID sufferers as properly

The Mumbai civic physique’s plan to transform the Jaslok Hospital right here right into a devoted facility for coronavirus sufferers appears to have hit a roadblock with the hospital saying that it will proceed to deal with different critically in poor health non-COVID sufferers as properly.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had on Wednesday issued a round, by which it had mentioned that the Jaslok Hospital will now not admit non-COVID-19 sufferers and added that directions to this impact had been issued to the hospital’s administration. It had taken this choice in view of the spike in an infection instances within the metropolis.

However, the hospital issued an announcement late evening on Thursday, saying that it has elevated the variety of beds for coronavirus sufferers, however it will proceed to deal with different critically-ill sufferers additionally. – PTI

Uttar Pradesh

Lockdown in all UP districts on Sunday

Amid a surge in COVID-19 instances, the Uttar Pradesh authorities has introduced a lockdown throughout the state on Sunday.

To implement carrying of masks, the state authorities has doubled the high quality to Rs 1000 for these caught with out masks for the primary time and 10 occasions the high quality quantity for these caught once more.

“There will be a weekly closure in all rural and urban areas of the state on Sunday.Only sanitation, sanitisation and emergency services will operate during this period. Necessary awareness works should also be done in this regard,” an official assertion mentioned right here quoting Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. – Omar Rashid


Uttar Pradesh

UP CM orders establishing of 1,000-bed makeshift COVID hospital in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday ordered the institution of a 1,000-bed makeshift COVID hospital right here to deal with the rising variety of coronavirus instances.

The state had on Thursday reported 104 deaths and 22,439 contemporary instances, pushing the fatality rely to 9,480 and the whole an infection quantity to 7,66,360.

The Chief Minister made the path for establishing the hospital throughout a assessment assembly with divisional commissioners, district magistrates, chief medical officers and his Team-11 (a core workforce of 11 officers).

“A 1,000-bed COVID hospital should be established in Lucknow. The venue of the Defence Expo may be a good place for this,” mentioned a authorities spokesperson, quoting the Chief Minister. – PTI

Chhattisgarh/Uttar Pradesh

Centre to assessment COVID-19 scenario in UP, Chhattisgarh

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Friday, April 16, 2021, will assessment the COVID-19 scenario in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in separate conferences, officers mentioned.

This comes a day after the 2 prime officers of the central authorities reviewed the coronavirus scenario in Madhya Pradesh.

The Union Home Secretary and the sScretary within the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will assessment the COVID-19 scenario in Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in separate conferences, a house ministry official mentioned.

Uttar Pradesh had on Thursday reported 104 COVID-19 deaths and 22,439 contemporary instances, pushing the fatality rely to 9,480 and the whole an infection quantity to 7,66,360.

Chhattisgarh noticed its highest single-day spike of 15,256 coronavirus instances on Thursday, elevating its tally to five,01,500. With 135 deaths because of the viral an infection recorded through the day, the statewide toll mounted to five,442.

Chhattisgarh has been witnessing over 10,000 every day instances because the previous 9 days.


Surjewala, Digvijaya Singh, Harsimrat Badal take a look at positive

Senior Congress chief Randeep Singh Surjewala and Shiromani Akali Dal chief Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday, April 16, 2021, examined positive for coronavirus.

In a tweet, the Congress common secretary mentioned, “I have tested +ve for #COVID19 today morning.” “Anyone who has come in contact with me in the last 5 days, please self isolate & take necessary precautions,” 53-year-old Surjewala, who’s a former Haryana minister, mentioned.

Ms. Badal, a former Union minister, mentioned that she has examined positive for COVID-19 with gentle signs.

“I have quarantined myself at home and am taking all the necessary precautions. I would request all those who came in contact with me to isolate and get themselves tested at the earliest,” the 54-year-old SAD MP from Punjab’s Bathinda mentioned.

Ms. Badal’s husband and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had additionally just lately examined positive for COVID-19 and recovered

Senior Congress chief Digvijaya Singh too examined coronavirus positive. “My COVID-19 test report is positive. I have presently quarantined myself at my Delhi residence. Those who came in my contact should isolate themselves and keep a watch on their health by taking all precautions,” the Rajya Sabha member mentioned in a tweet


India stories over two lakh instances for second consecutive day

India added a report 2,17,353 new coronavirus infections in a day taking the whole tally of COVID-19 instances to 1,42,91,917, whereas energetic instances surpassed the 15-lakh mark, in response to the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Friday, April 16, 2021

This is the second consecutive day that the nation has reported over two lakh instances.

The loss of life toll elevated to 1,74,308 with 1,185 new fatalities, the best since September 19, 2020, the info up to date at 8 am confirmed.

Registering a gentle improve for the thirty seventh day in a row, the energetic instances have elevated to 15,69,743, comprising 10.98 per cent of the whole infections, whereas the nationwide COVID-19 restoration charge dropped to 87.80 per cent.

The energetic caseload was at its lowest at 1,35,926 on February 12 and it was at its highest at 10,17,754 on September 18, 2020.

The quantity of people that have recuperated from the illness surged to 1,25,47,866, whereas the case fatality charge has additional dropped to 1.22 per cent, the info said.


Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha passes away

Former CBI director Ranjit Sinha died right here on Friday morning in what’s believed to be a COVID-19 associated loss of life, senior officers mentioned. He was 68.

It is known that he was confirmed positive for coronavirus on Thursday evening, the officers mentioned.


Uttar Pradeh

NSA to be lodged towards 3 for promoting Remdesivir at larger charges in U.P.

Police in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur have mentioned they’ll slap the National Security Act (NSA) towards three individuals who had been arrested on expenses of allegedly smuggling and promoting Remdesivir, an injectable drug used within the therapy of COVID-19, at charges larger than available in the market. Also learn: Centre bans export of Remdesivir

The arrests come two days after the State authorities urgently procured 25,000 vials of Remdesivir from Gujarat because of the rise in variety of instances and demand for the drug.



Migrant staff susceptible once more, say activists

With State governments saying lockdowns and curfews within the wake of rising COVID-19 instances, migrant staff may as soon as once more be looking at lack of wages and lack of social protections, labour union leaders and activists mentioned on Thursday. A 12 months after lakhs of staff made their method again to their residence States after the nationwide lockdown was introduced in March 2020, their situation has not modified a lot, they mentioned.

Also learn | Migrant workers face debt, job loss and separation from families

“Workers in the informal sector think that if there is a lockdown again, they could be stranded and so have started returning to their villages. After the lockdown last year, many of these workers could not get back their jobs as the contractors who hired them did not want to take the responsibility of paying them lockdown wages,” mentioned All-India Trade Union Congress common secretary Amarjeet Kaur.



Mumbai-based Haffkine will get Centre’s nod to provide Covaxin Haffkine Biopharma Corporation, Mumbai, has acquired permission from the Union authorities to fabricate Covaxin, an anti-coronavirus vaccine of Bharat Biotech, on expertise switch foundation.Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this late on Thursday night.


Kumbh Mela

Kumbh Mela is over for Niranjani Akhada

Niranjani Akhada, one of many 13 akhadas of seers taking part within the Haridwar Kumbh, on Thursda, April 15, 1021, determined to decide out of the occasion due to the deteriorating Covid-19 scenario within the state.

“The main Shahi Snan held on the occasion of Mesh Sankranti on April 14 is over. Many in our akhada are showing Covid-19 symptoms. So, for us the Kumbh Mela is over,” Niranjani Akhada secretary Ravindra Puri mentioned.



Bihar struggles to deal with rising instances

With the alarming rise in COVID-19 instances, the Bihar authorities is seemingly struggling to offer medical services to sufferers. Hospitals are having to deal with scarcity of oxygen cylinders as properly.

The State authorities has urged the Defence Ministry to depute Army medical doctors on the devoted COVID-19 hospital at Bihta, close to Patna. “I’ve sent a letter to the Defence Secretary urging him to depute at least 50 doctors so that all 500 beds at the dedicated hospital can be utilised. It will ease the load in Patna-based hospitals,” mentioned Pratyaya Amrit, Principal Secretary within the State Health Department.


Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu pushes for vaccination of in another way abled, athletes, merchants

Tamil Nadu is pushing for the vaccination of the in another way abled individuals, athletes, shopkeepers and individuals who’ve undergone organ transplantation, no matter their age, mentioned Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan.

“It is important to give priority to differently abled persons, athletes and shopkeepers as well as persons who have undergone organ transplant without any age limitation. We have requested the Centre to allow us to vaccinate such persons. It is the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), of which Tamil Nadu was a member, that will decide depending on the vaccine availability. We are definitely pushing for it,” he mentioned, in reply to a query on calls for from in another way abled associations for vaccination.


(With inputs from our Correspondents and companies)

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