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Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab extends restrictions till May 31

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Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India reported 3,11,170 new COVID-19 cases, 3,62,437 discharges and 4,077 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry on Sunday

Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab extends restrictions till May 31
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  • Telangana registers 3816 new cases, 5892 recoveries

    Telangana registers 3816 new COVID19 cases, 5892 recoveries and 27 fatalities today, up till 5:30 pm (ANI)

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  • No new virus strain behind spate of COVID-19 deaths in AMU: Official

    Genome sequencing of Covid-19 samples has not found any new coronavirus strain behind the infection around the AMU campus, university authorities said Sunday as another member of their fraternity died.Professor Abu Qamar, 75, the former dean of the Faculty of Medicine in the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital died here on Sunday of Covid-19 after battling it for nearly three weeks, JNMC Principal Shahid Ali Siddiqui said. (PTI)

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  • Kerala reports 29,704 new cases, 89 deaths

    Kerala reports 29,704 new COVID19 cases, 89 deaths and 34,296 recoveries today. Total recovered cases 17,00,528Death toll 6,428, the ANI reported.

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  • Women offer prayers to 'Corona Mai' in UP villages

     Women in the villages of Varanasi and Kushinagar have now deified the Coronavirus and have started worshipping 'Corona Mai' to lessen her fury and save people from dying, the IANS reported.

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  • Jharkhand sees decline in fatalities

    The state on Sunday recorded 65 deaths due to the infection, the lowest in May so far, a health department bulletin said. This is the fourth time in the month when fresh COVID-19 deaths plunged below 100 in the state, reported PTI.

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  • Punjab extends restrictions till May 31

    With Punjab continuing to report high COVID-19 positivity, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday ordered extension of all the existing restrictions up to May 31, with directions for strict enforcement of all curbs. (IANS)

    Bangladesh extends lockdown till May 23 

    Bangladesh has extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown till May 23 in order to contain the second wave of the pandemic. 

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  • Curfew extended in Ladakh till May 24

    The curfew imposed in Ladakh to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended by another week till May 24, officials said on Sunday. The extension of the curfew, which was scheduled to end on May 17, was ordered by the district magistrates of Leh and Kargil in separate orders, they said.

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  • Centre asks states to keep ration shops open on all days, for longer duration

    The Centre on Sunday asked the state governments to keep ration shops, also called fair price shops, open for a longer duration and on all days to ensure timely and safe distribution of both subsidised and free foodgrains to the poor. An advisory in this regard has been issued by the Union Food Ministry following representations that during the current lockdown in some states/UTs, ration shops' timings have been curtailed due to which the intended beneficiaries might not be getting adequate time to lift their entitled foodgrains.

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  • Covaxin effective against India, UK coronavirus strains: Bharat Biotech

    Bharat Biotech on Sunday said its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' has been found to be effective against coronavirus strains found in India and the UK. Citing a study published in peer-reviewed medical journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, the Hyderabad-based vaccine major noted that vaccination with Covaxin produced neutralising titres against all key emerging variants tested, including B.1.617 and B.1.1.7, first identified in India and the UK, respectively.

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  • States to receive nearly 51 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses in next three days: Centre

    More than 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and UTs, while nearly 51 lakh doses are in the pipeline and will be received by them within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

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  • Lockdown extended in Haryana till May 24

    The Haryana government on Sunday extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till May 24. Making the announcement on Twitter, Home and Health Minister Anil Vij said, "Mahamari Alert / Surkshit Haryana extended from 17 May to 24 May. Stringent measures will be taken to implement the alert (lockdown).

    Vij had extended the lockdown from May 10 to May 17 last Sunday. The first lockdown during the current second Covid-19 wave in Haryana was imposed by the state government on May 3 for a week till May 10.

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  • UK to make final lockdown easing decision on June 14

    Britain will make a decision on June 14 about whether or not to go ahead with the final phase of its easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday. "We'll make a final decision for the step four, which is the biggest step on the roadmap, we'll make that final decision on the 14th of June," Hancock said. The last of four stages of releasing lockdown restrictions is currently scheduled for June 21, but that date is in some doubt due to the spread of a variant of the virus first identified in India.

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  • Indian Oil Corp Ltd is supplying 15MT of gaseous Oxygen to the GTB Sanjeevani Hospital through a steel pipeline connected to the MEG plant of Panipat refinery free of cost. Each of the 500 bed at the temporary facility will be connected to the Oxygen supply: Dharmendra Pradhan

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  • Govt issues guidelines on COVID  management in rural, peri-urban areas

    As rural areas see a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Centre on Sunday issued new guidelines for containment of the virus advising that peri-urban and rural areas plan a minimum 30-bedded COVID Care Centre for asymptomatic cases with comorbidities or mild cases where home isolation is not feasible. Provision of Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits should be made at all public health facilities including Sub-centres or Health and Wellness Centres and Primary Health Centres, the Union Health Ministry said.

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  • PM Modi speaks to four CMs on COVID-19 situation

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Puducherry on the COVID-19 situation in the states and the union territory, government sources said. Modi has been regularly speaking to chief ministers to take stock of the pandemic's situation in states and union territories. With 3.11 lakh fresh coronavirus infections, India saw the lowest rise in daily COVID-19 cases after a gap of 25 days, while the death toll rose to 2,70,284 with 4,077 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

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  • Lockdown extended in Delhi by one more week

    We are extending the lockdown by one more week in the national capital.Instead of tomorrow, lockdown will continue till next Monday, 5 am in Delhi, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

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  • Streets empty, shops closed as 15-day lockdown comes into force in Bengal

    Streets were largely empty in the metropolis and elsewhere in West Bengal on Sunday as the 15-day COVID 19-induced lockdown came into effect in the state, with just a few vehicles seen ferrying essential items during the day. Buses and other passenger vehicles stayed off the roads, and shops selling non-essential items had shutters down, in accordance with the curbs imposed by the government as part of the lockdown

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  • Former Saurashtra cricketer, BCCI match referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja dead

    Former Saurashtra pacer and BCCI match referee Rajendrasinh Jadeja has died due to COVID-19, the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) said on Sunday. Jadeja was 66. "Everyone at SCA are deeply saddened on the untimely demise of Rajendrasinh Jadeja, one of the most remarkabl yesteryear cricketers of Saurashtra. He left for heavenly abode today early morning fighting a hard battle against COVID-19," the SCA said in a statement.

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  • Congress MP Rajeev Satav dies after recovering from COVID-19
    Congress MP Rajiv Satav died at a private hospital in Pune on Sunday, days after recovering from coronavirus infection, hospital sources said. Get latest Healthcare online at cnbctv18.com
    Coronavirus News Highlights: Punjab extends restrictions till May 31
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  • India reports 3,11,170 new COVID-19 cases

    India reported 3,11,170 new COVID-19 cases, 3,62,437 discharges and 4,077 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry on Sunday

    Total cases: 2,46,84,077
    Total discharges: 2,07,95,335
    Death toll: 2,70,284
    Active cases: 36,18,458

    Total vaccination: 18,22,20,164

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  •  Second consignment of Sputnik V arrives in Hyderabad

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  • Plasma therapy most likely to be dropped from clinical management guidelines on #COVID19. Final decision to be taken

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  • 17.14 lakh more doses given; 18.22 cr jabs so far

    A total of 17.14 lakh coronavirus vaccine doses were administered on Saturday and the number of jabs given in the country so far rose to 18.22 crore, the Health Ministry said. According to the ministry, 5.58 lakh beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received their first dose and 48.22 lakh such people got the shot across the country since the start of the Phase 3 vaccination drive.

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  • Second wave of COVID-19 to impact blue-collar, gig jobs: Report

    The second wave of the pandemic in the country is likely to have a 'shortterm setback' mostly affecting the bluecollar jobs and the gig or temporary workers especially in the retail, hospitality, aviation and construction industry, according to a report. As India's economy tried regaining its footing earlier this year, the number of job opportunities rose 32 per cent during JanuaryMarch 2021 as compared to the preceding December quarter, hinting towards an economic revival in the country, the report by global recruitment specialist Michael Page said.

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  • Azad expresses concern over high COVID deaths in J&K

    Censuring the Yogi Adityanath government for its alleged failure in handling the grim Covidsituation in Uttar Pradesh, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the government has become a liability for the people. The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has become a liability instead of an asset for the people, said Yadav, claiming that the infection is fast spreading to villages across the state.

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  • Yogi govt UP's liability in handling Covid-19: Akhilesh

    Censuring the Yogi Adityanath government for its alleged failure in handling the grim Covidsituation in Uttar Pradesh, former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said the government has become a liability for the people. The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has become a liability instead of an asset for the people, said Yadav, claiming that the infection is fast spreading to villages across the state.

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  • Gujarat to set up over 250 PSA oxygen plants to tackle COVID-19 third wave

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday said the state government plans to set up more than 250 pressure swing absorption (PSA) oxygen plants in the coming days keeping in mind a possible third wave of the COVID19 pandemic. Rupani made the announcement while talking to reporters after inaugurating a 10 MT PSA oxygen plant set up by Banas Dairy for COVID19 patients in Palanpur.

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  • COVID: 56 more deaths, 4,145 new cases in Himachal Pradesh

    The COVID-19 death toll in Himachal Pradesh rose to 2,241 on Saturday with 56 more fatalities, while 4,145 new cases pushed the infection tally to 1,57,862, a senior official said. The number of active cases in the state stands at 39,575, according to data updated till 7 pm.

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  • Italian study shows COVID-19 infections, deaths plummeting after jabs

    COVID-19 infections in adults of all ages fell by 80% five weeks after a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine, according to Italian research published on Saturday.

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India reported 3,11,170 new COVID-19 cases, 3,62,437 discharges and 4,077 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry on Sunday
Total cases: 2,46,84,077
Total discharges: 2,07,95,335
Death toll: 2,70,284
Active cases: 36,18,458
Total vaccination: 18,22,20,164
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