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Coronavirus News Highlights: Assam students move SC, seek cancellation of class X, XII board exams

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Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India recorded a single-day rise of 70,421 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 74 days, taking the country's infection tally to 2,95,10,410, while the count of active cases fell below 10 lakh after over two months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The COVID-19 death toll in the country climbed to 3,74,305 with 3,921 fatalities recorded in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The count of active cases has further declined to 9,73,158 which is 3.30 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.43 percent. The data showed a net decline of 53,001 cases in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Assam students move SC, seek cancellation of class X, XII board exams
  • With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
     
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  • Centre, states' fiscal position to be better if there is no 3rd Covid wave, says SBI report

    If there is no third wave of the pandemic, the fiscal position of the Centre and the states will be much better than budgeted for FY22 and the states may garner Rs 60,000 crore more in tax collections at Rs 8.27 lakh crore this fiscal year than they have budgeted, a report said. The report by SBI Research on Monday bases its optimism on GST collection so far this fiscal, which has been the best ever in spite of the fact that the two months bore the maximum brunt of the second wave -- with April setting a record Rs 1.41 lakh crore and May collection a tad low at Rs 1.03 lakh crore.

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  • Cumulative vaccine coverage exceeds 25.87 crore

    #COVID19 Vaccination Update- Day 150

    ▪️Cumulative Vaccine Coverage exceeds 25.87 Crore

    ▪️More than 4.42 Cr Vaccine doses administered in the age group 18-44, so far

    ▪️More than 35 lakh Vaccine Doses administered today till 7 pm

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  • 43% Indian consumers didn't buy made-in-China items but COVID-19 led to trade rise: Survey
    About half of Indian consumers surveyed said they did not buy madeinChina products in the past 12 months as an aftermath of the border tensions with China, a report by online firm LocalCircles on Monday said. The report is based on a survey, which was conducted during June 110 and covered 17,800 citizens residing in 281 districts of the country.

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  • West Bengal reports 3,519 new COVID-19 cases, 78 deaths

    West Bengals COVID19 tally  rose to 14,64,776 on Monday as 3,519 more people tested positive for the infection, while 78 fresh fatalities pushed the states coronavirus death toll to 16,974, a health bulletin said. Of the fresh fatalities, North 24 Parganas registered 17 deaths followed by Kolkata (11).

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  • Kerala plans revised strategy for lockdown following decline in COVID cases, says Pinarayi Vijayan

    Kerala is planning a  revised strategy for lockdown considering the sharp decline in the number of COVID19 cases, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday and cautioned against any lowering of guard. The CM also said the state government is trying to complete the vaccinations depending upon the supply of the COVID vaccine from the central government.

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  • Maharashtra reports 8,129 COVID-19 cases, lowest  since March 2

    Maharashtra on Monday reported 8,129 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day count since March 2, taking the state's tally to 59,17,121, while 200 more deaths pushed the toll to 1,12,696, the health department said. The rise in fresh coronavirus cases was the lowest since March 2, when 7,863 infections were reported in the state. Over the last few days, the daily spike has been around 10,000. The state had reported 9,927 cases on March 9.A statement from the state health department said 14,732 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recovered cases to 56,54,003.

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  • Mumbai reports 529 new COVID cases, 19 deaths; positivity rate at 2.6% 

    MUMBAI COVID19 UPDATE TILL 6 PM

    🔻Tests: 20.1k Vs 30.1k

    👍🏻Cases: 529 Vs 700 Cases 

    👎🏻Positivity Rate: 2.6% Vs 2.3%

    🔻Discharged: 725 Vs 732 Yesterday

    🔺Deaths: 19 Deaths

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 95%

    👍🏻Doubling Rate: 672 Vs 653 Days

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  • COVID: Assam students move SC, seek cancellation of class X, XII board exams

    A fresh plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Assam government and state examination boards for cancellation of Class X and XII exams due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The plea, seeking to intervene as parties in a pending PIL on the issue of cancellation of 12th Board examinations of CBSE and CISCE, has been filed by some students of Assam state boards and they seek similar relief on the ground of the prevailing pandemic situation. A bench headed by Justice A KM Khanwilkar, on June 3, had expressed satisfaction over the development that the central government cancelled the class 12 board exams. The top court had directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) to place on record the well-defined objective criteria for assessment of students in two weeks.

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  • Noida's home isolation patients down to 72 from around 7,000 at Covid 2nd wave peak
    The number of COVID19 patients in home isolation in Gautam Buddh Nagar has dropped below 100 from around 7,000 during the peak of the second wave, officials said Monday. Western Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar, adjoining Delhi, has 176 active cases, according to the state health department's figures for a 24hour period on Monday.
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  • IAF places order for air sterilisation devices with Kochi-based startup to combat COVID-19

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has placed an order with Kochibased startup Allabout Innovation for its electronic devices that can sterilise the air and reduce the coronavirus load "by 99 per cent", a statement said on Monday. "The IAF has procured pieces of the Wolf Airmask (electronic devices) and these will be installed at the IAF's office located at New Delhi," the statement issued by the the startup noted.

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  • 20% of Delhi's 18-44 population vaccinated, says Atishi
    Twenty per cent of people in the 1844 age group in Delhi have been vaccinated against COVID19 despite the inoculation centres for this category remaining closed for several days due to the nonavailability of doses, AAP MLA Atishi said on Monday. She, however, said the city is again facing a shortage of vaccines and some of the inoculation centres for the 1844 age group will be shut on Tuesday.

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  • Single COVID-19 vaccine dose sufficient for already infected people, says study

    A single dose of COVID19   vaccine is sufficient for an infected person as there was a greater antibody response when compared with those who have had no prior infection, according to a study released by AIG Hospitals on Monday. The citybased AIG Hospitals recently published a study conducted on 260 healthcare workers, who got vaccinated between January 16 and February 5, in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (a peerreviewed journal).

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  • Vedanta announces enhanced COVID cover for employees, families, business partners
    Vedanta on Monday announced an enhanced COVID cover for its employees, their families, and business partners.  Vedanta has taken up employeefriendly initiatives to promote the health and safety of its people, especially during the current pandemic.
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  • Karnataka reports 6835 new COVID19 cases, 120 deaths

    Karnataka reports 6835 new #COVID19 cases, 15,409 recoveries and 120 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 27,71,969
    Total recoveries 25,66,774
    Death toll 33,033

    Active cases 1,72,141

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  • Centre to provide over 96,490 Covid vaccine doses to states, UTs in next 3 days

    More than 1.40 crore COVID19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and Union Territories to be administered and over 96,490 vaccine doses are in the pipeline and will be received by them within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday. Over 26.68 crore (26,68,36,620) vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories so far. Of this, the total consumption, including wastage, is 25,27,66,396 doses, the ministry said.

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  • Kerala reports 7,719 new COVID cases, 161 deaths

    Kerala reported 7,719 new #COVID cases, 16,743 recoveries and 161 deaths today. With this, there are 1,13,817 active cases in the state. A total of 26,10,368 patients have recovered and 11,342 have died: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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  • OJEE 2021 postponed due to prevailing COVID situation

    In view of the prevailing COVID19 pandemic, Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE – 2021), tentatively scheduled from June 17 to 24, has been postponed. The revised dates will be notified in the first week of July.

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  • No door-to-door COVID vaccination drive in national policy, Centre tells HC

    The Union government on Monday told the Bombay High Court that its national guidelines do not at present allow a doortodoor drive to vaccinate people against COVID19. The Union government's counsel, Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, said some state governments and municipal bodies had decided to ignore its advisory guidelines and were conducting doortodoor vaccination for special categories of citizens, but it was not possible yet to make such drives a part of the national policy.

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  • Maha COVID relief scheme: 898 Raigad auto drivers get Rs 1,500 each

    A total of 898 autorickshaw drivers in Raigad district got Rs 1,500 each as part of a Maharashtra government scheme to help the sector tide over the economic downturn brought about by the coronavirusinduced restrictions, a transport department official said on Monday.        He said 898 applications from drivers were approved, 460 had deficiencies in them and 2,550 were rejected.

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  • COVID cases drop, restrictions ease: Experts call it a boost for hospitality sector
    As daily COVID cases drop to its lowest level in over 2 months, states are now slowly starting to lift some restrictions. Anurag Katriar, president of the National Restaurants Association of India and…
    Coronavirus News Highlights: Assam students move SC, seek cancellation of class X, XII board exams
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  • Iran approves first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine

    Iran's state TV is reporting that the country has approved an emergency use of its first domestically developed coronavirus vaccine that could bring the hardest-hit country in the Middle East closer to inoculating its citizens against COVID-19, AP reports. The emergency authorisation was approved after the country faced with problems from importing enough vaccines.

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  • Highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID identified
     
    The highly transmissible Delta variant of SARSCoV2 has mutated further to form the Delta plus' or AY.1' variant but there is no immediate cause for concern in India as its incidence in the country is still low, scientists here said.   The new Delta plus variant has been formed due to a mutation in the Delta or B.1.617.2 variant, first identified in India and one of the drivers of the deadly second wave. Though there is no indication yet of the severity of the disease due to the new variant, Delta plus is resistant to the monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment for COVID19 recently authorised in India. One of the emerging variants is B.1.617.2.1 also known as AY.1 characterized by the acquisition of K417N mutation, Vinod Scaria, clinician and scientist at Delhi's CSIRInstitute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), tweeted on Sunday. The mutation, he said, is in the spike protein of SARSCOV2, which helps the virus enter and infect the human cells.
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  • Unlocking Delhi:  Market associations were directed to ensure compliance of COVID appropriate behaviour, says Delhi Police 

    Market associations have been directed to ensure compliance of COVID appropriate behaviour in their areas. This is not a full opening. People violating COVID norms will be liable to be prosecuted by police: Chinmoy Biswal, Delhi Police PRO

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  • Novavax says its COVID vaccine shows 90.4% efficacy in phase 3 trials
    Novavax says Covid19 vaccine shows: 
    90.4% efficacy overall
    91% efficacy in high-risk populations
    100% efficacy against hospitalizations/death
    93% efficacy against predominantly circulating Variants of Concern and Variants of Interest
    65% effective against Alpha variant (first identified in U.K.)
    48.5% efficacy against Beta variant (first identified in South Africa) 
    100% efficacy against variants "not considered Variants of Concern/Interest"

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  • Department of Personnel & Training asks government servants at the level of undersecretary and above to attend office on working days from June 16 to June 30. 50 percent of government servants of the level below undersecretaries work from home. Disabled & pregnant employees to work from home.

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  • West Bengal government extends restrictions till July 1, essential services exempted. 
     

    - All govt offices will function with 25% strength. Private and corporate offices will remain open from 10 am to 4 pm with not more than 25% strength.
    - Restaurants with bars can open between 12 noon and 8 pm with a 50 percent seating capacity
    - The movement of people will be restricted between 9 pm and 5 am
    - Shops in shopping malls and complexes allowed to open between 11 am and 6 pm with a 50% work force.
    - Sports activities can resume without spectators. 
    - All education institutes & waterways will remain closed. 
    - Movement of private vehicles to remain suspended excluding for emergency.

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  • When the Tamil Nadu government eased COVID restrictions

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  • Delhi reports 131 new COVID-19 cases, 355 recoveries, and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours 


    Active cases: 3,226
    Total recoveries: 14,03,205
    Death toll: 24,839
    Positivity rate: 0.22%

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  • Mumbai's Dharavi records zero cases of COVID-19 today, as per the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

    On April 8, Dharavi reported the highest-ever single-day spike of 99 cases.

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COVID-19 News Highlights:
India recorded a single-day rise of 70,421 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 74 days, taking the country's infection tally to 2,95,10,410, while the count of active cases fell below 10 lakh after over two months, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The COVID-19 death toll in the country climbed to 3,74,305 with 3,921 fatalities recorded in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The count of active cases has further declined to 9,73,158 which is 3.30 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 95.43 percent. The data showed a net decline of 53,001 cases in the COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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