Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that vaccine supplies are going to be ramped up soon. He said that a vaccine for children against COVID-19 was under trials and could be launched soon. He added that research was underway on a nasal vaccine, which will help step up India's vaccination drive. "Very few nations, mostly high income countries, have seen COVID-19 vaccination drives pick up. In India, we prioritised vaccination for high risk population like healthcare workers, elderly and those with co-morbidities."
Rajasthan govt eases COVID restrictions
Under modified guidelines, curfew will remain in force between 5 pm on Friday & 5 am on Monday and between 5 pm & 5 am (night curfew) on weekdays.
West Bengal reports 5,887 new COVID cases, 103 deaths
West Bengal reports 5,887 new COVID cases, 14,352 patient discharges, and 103 deaths in the last 24 hours
Active cases: 26,886
Total discharges: 13,88,771
Death toll: 16,362
CMs, BJP welcome PM's free COVID vaccine initiative; Opp claims policy reversed due to fear of SC action
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement on Monday that his government would provide COVID19 vaccines free of charge to all above the age of 18 years was welcomed by the chief ministers of various states and the BJP, even as opposition parties claimed that the Centre withdrew the "faulty" vaccine policy to save its face before the Supreme Court. "Whenever there is any crisis in the country, our Prime Minister Modi ji has always led the country from the front," BJP president J P Nadda said, joining other senior leaders of the ruling party in hailing the move which they said has infused new strength in the fight against the pandemic.
Tamil Nadu's daily cases below 20,000; deaths at 351
Tamil Nadu has registered 19,448 new COVID19 infections and 351 deaths, pushing the total till date to 22,56,681 and 27,356 respectively, the Health Department said on Monday. Recoveries eclipsed new cases with 31,360 people walking out of health care facilities. So far, the recoveries total 19,97,299, leaving 2,32,026 active infections, a medical bulletin said.
COVID-19 impact: Hyatt Regency Mumbai temporarily suspends operations due to fund crunch
Hyatt Regency Mumbai has temporarily suspended all operations because no funds are forthcoming from Asian Hotels (West) Ltd., the owner of Hyatt Regency Mumbai
The hotel has informed staff that it doesn't have funds to enable payment of salaries or to support the operations of the hotel. The hotel will remain closed until further notice.
Modi govt has always worked towards safety, health of people, says Amit Shah on free vaccination
Modi govt has always worked with determination towards the safety & health of people. I thank PM Narendra Modi for the historic decision to provide free COVID vaccine to everyone above the age of 18 years across the country: Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Centre's decision on free vaccines will lessen states' burden, price capping will benefit, says Dr Naresh Trehan
It's an important move as we'll have an extra boost for our vaccination program; Centre's decision to manage 25% of states' vaccination work will lessen their burden. Price capping will also benefit: Dr Naresh Trehan, Medanta Chairman on announcement of centralized vaccination
Lifting restrictions too quickly could be disastrous for those who are not vaccinated, says WHO Director-General
With the increased global transmission of variants of concern including the Delta variant, lifting restrictions too quickly could be disastrous for those who are not vaccinated: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreye
Karnataka: Less than 2,000 COVID-19 cases in Bengaluru
Bengaluru city logged less than 2,000 fresh COVID19 cases, as Karnataka on Monday reported 11,958 fresh infections and 340 fatalities, taking the total caseload to 27.07 lakh and the toll to 31,920. The day also saw 27,299 discharges in the state, continuing to outnumber fresh cases.
Mumbai reports 728 new COVID cases, 28 deaths; positivity rate at 2.6%
MUMBAI COVID19 UPDATE
👍🏻Tests: 28K Vs 26.7K
👍🏻Cases: 728 Vs 794
👍🏻Positivity Rate: 2.6% Vs 2.9%
👍🏻Discharged: 980 Vs 833 Yesterday
🔺Deaths: 28 Vs 20 Deaths Yesterday
👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 95%
👍🏻Doubling Rate: 550 Vs 527 Days
Centre issues SOPs for vaccination of people undertaking international travel
Centre issues SOPs for vaccination of people undertaking international travel for education, employment & India's contingent for Tokyo Olympics. CoWIN certificates to be linked to Passport of such travelers. Mention of vaccine-type as 'Covishield' is sufficient:Ministry of Health
No other qualifying entries required in vaccination certificates, mention of vaccine-type as 'Covishield' is sufficient: Ministry of Health
Maharashtra reports 10,219 new COVID cases, 154 deaths; positivity rate at 15.92%
MAHARASHTRA COVID19 UPDATE
👍🏻New Cases: 10,219 Vs 12,557
👍🏻Recovery Rate: 95.25% Vs 95.05%
🔻154 Vs 233 Deaths, Case Fatality At 1.72%
👍🏻Positivity Rate At 15.92% Vs 15.97%
👍🏻Daily Recovery (21,081) More Than Double Of New Cases
Kerala extends lockdown till June 16; complete lockdown on June 12, 13
Stores selling essential commodities, raw materials for industries (including packaging), construction materials and banks will continue to function as they do now: Kerala CMO
PM Modi's declaration on free vaccination most appropriate response at this hour, says Kerala CM
Prime Minister's declaration that COVID19 vaccine will be supplied free of cost to the States from 21 June, is the most appropriate response at this hour. I am happy that our request has been positively responded to by the Prime Minister: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
Govt to include UDID card in prescribed photo ID documents list for COVID vaccination
To further facilitate access to vaccination for persons with disability, the government has decided to include the UDID card in the list of prescribed photo ID documents for Covid vaccination and the necessary provisions for the same are being made and would be available in Co-WIN shortly, the health ministry said on Monday. The ministry has advised the states and Union territories to widely publicise the use of the UDID card as a permissible photo ID for accessing COVID vaccination. The Centre has been supporting the efforts of the states under the "whole of government" approach for ensuring a smooth and effective vaccination drive since January 16. It has developed the CoWIN digital platform to streamline the process of vaccination for various categories of beneficiaries across the country.
PM Modi announces free ration under Garib Kalyan Yojna extended till Diwali