Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: India has added 1,32,788 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 2,83,07,832. The active caseload has slipped to a seven-week low of 17,93,645. The positivity rate fell to 6.57 percent, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. In the last 24 hours, 3,207 deaths were reported taking the toll to 3,35,102. The mortality rate currently is at 1.18 percent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Education ministry to review situation to decide on JEE-Mains, NEET
The Ministry of Education will soon review the situation to decide on conducting the two remaining editions of engineering entrance exams JEEMains and medical entrance exam NEET in August, sources said on Wednesday. "A review meeting is likely to be conducted soon to decide on schedule of the pending editions of JEEMains and whether NEETUG can be conducted on August 1," a source said.
France to offer Covid vaccines to 12 to 18-year-olds from June 15, says Macron
Britain seeks extra AstraZeneca shots to combat Beta COVID-19 variant
Britain is in talks with AstraZeneca for additional doses of its COVID-19 vaccine that will have been modified to better target the Beta coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, health minister Matt Hancock said on Wednesday.Britain has previously secured 100 million doses of the vaccine, developed at the University of Oxford and licenced to AstraZeneca.
Sputnik COVID vaccine shows 78.6-83.7% efficacy among elderly, says RDIF
Russian Sputnik Light COVID vaccine (the first component of Sputnik V vaccine) demonstrates 78.6-83.7% efficacy among the elderly as per real-world data collected by the Ministry of Health of the Buenos Aires province (Argentina): Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF)
Assam reports 4,178 new COVID cases, 4,389 patient discharges, and 61 deaths in the last 24 hours
Active cases: 51,061
Total discharges: 3,64,191
Death toll: 3,477
Vaccination drive to remain suspended in Mumbai on June 3
Maharashtra | Due to lack of adequate vaccine stock, vaccination will be stopped tomorrow (June 3) at Government and Municipal Centers in Mumbai: Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Department of Public Relations
Telangana reports 2,384 new cases, 2242 recoveries, and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total positive cases: 5,83,228
Total active cases: 5,46,536
Everest climbers struggle to return home amid Nepal COVID-19 travel curbs
Climbers returning from Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks are struggling to find a return flight back home after Nepal banned most air travel to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases, mountaineering operators and hikers said on Wednesday. Most regular international flights are closed through June as a deadly second wave of the coronavirus hit the Himalayan nation tucked between China and India.
Door-to-door vaccination: 124-year-old Rehtee Begum of Baramulla gets her first COVID-19 vaccine jab
124-year-old Rehtee Begum from Shrakwara Block Wagoora in Baramulla gets her first COVID-19 vaccine jab as part of the door to door vaccination campaign: Department of Information and Public Relations, Jammu & Kashmir
Diagnostic kits R-Green, R-Green Pro to detect COVID got ICMR approval
Reliance developed novel cost-effective diagnostic kits called ‘R-Green’ and ‘R-Green Pro’ for COVID-19 detection. The kits have received ICMR approval.
• The Company submitted a proposal for the application of Niclosamide as a potential drug against COVID-19.
• Reliance is working to address insufficient ventilator supply in emergency rooms across hospitals in India by deploying a concept developed in Italy, which enables CPAP machine with a 3D-printed charlotte valve and special snorkelling mask.
IATA chief says COVID-19 test data support easing of travel curbs
Global airline body IATA stepped up its pressure on governments to ease travel restrictions on Wednesday, pointing to UK testing data that showed low incidence of COVID19 in arriving passengers.
COVID19 | Gujarat reports 1,333 fresh cases, 18 deaths and 4,098 recoveries today; active cases at 26,232
COVID19 | Tamil Nadu reports 25,317 new cases, 483 deaths and 32,263 recoveries today; active cases stand at 2,88,702
All shops in 36 cities of Gujarat to open from June 4; night curfew to be imposed, says Gujarat CMO
All shops in 36 cities of the State to open from 4th June (9 am to 6 pm). Home delivery by restaurants can now be done till 10pm. Night curfew (9 pm to 6 am) will be imposed in these cities from 4th June to 11th June: Gujarat CMO
Mumbai reports 925 COVID-19 positive cases, 31 deaths
Mumbai has reported 925 COVID-19 positive cases, 31 deaths, and 1,632 recoveries today.
Total active cases: 16,580
Total positive cases: 7,08,007
Kerala reports 19,661 new COVID cases, 213 deaths
Kerala recorded 19,661 fresh C0VID-19 cases on Wednesday, taking the caseload to 25,35,975, while the toll has mounted to9,222 with 213 more deaths. As many as 29,708 people were cured of the infection today, taking the total recoveries to 23,64,210, the state governmentsaid in a press release in Thiruvananthapuram. The active cases in the state have come down to 1,92,165, according to the release. In the last 24 hours, 1,28,525 samples were tested and the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) was 15.3 per cent.
Delhi Police to deploy 4 quick reaction teams for helping COVID patients
The Delhi Police will deploy at least four wellequipped Quick Reaction Teams in southwest district for facilitating medical assistance and oxygen support to Covid patients, officials said on Wednesday. The community policing initiative has been started under the Yuva scheme of the Delhi Police, they said.
Maharashtra reports 15,169 new cases, 285 deaths
Maharashtra reports 15,169 new cases, 285 deaths and 29,270 recoveries in the last 24 hours; Recovery rate in the state is 94.54%
Decision on Himachal Pradesh Board class 12 exams will be taken on June 5, says CM Jairam Thakur
"After the cancellation of CBSE class 12th examinations, we're also working on the same lines as the situation isn't conducive to conduct exams. The final decision on Himachal Pradesh Board class 12 exams will be taken in the Cabinet meeting on June 5": Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur
Disclose efficacy and safety data over Covid vaccines: Akhilesh to govt
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday demanded from the government to publicly share data on the safety and efficacy of various antiCovid vaccines. "Why is the government not publicly sharing data on effectiveness and safety of various vaccines? Transparent disclosure will help health care workers optimise uptake of vaccines and provide greater comfort to Indian citizens when it comes to infections and mortality," Akhilesh said in a Tweet. The SP chief made the demand while also tagging a report "Lack of transparency in pricing is bad for India's COVID19 vaccine drive and economy".