Coronavirus News Highlights: No country should be stigmatised for detecting, reporting COVID variants, says WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

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Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India reported 1,52,734 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest tally in 50 days. Active caseload fell for the 18 consecutive days and the number stood at 20,26,092. The total tally of cases is at 2,80,47,534, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The daily fatalities reported at 3,128, and the toll rose to 3,29,100, the data updated at 8 am showed. In the last 24 hours, 2,38,022 people were discharged from the hospital and the total count rose to 2,56,92,342. The recovery rate stood at 91.50 percent while the positivity rate at 9.07 percent, the data stated.

Coronavirus News Highlights: No country should be stigmatised for detecting, reporting COVID variants, says WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove
  • 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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  • No country should be stigmatised for detecting, reporting COVID variants: WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

    The labels don’t replace existing scientific names, which convey important scientific information and will continue to be used in research. No country should be stigmatized for detecting and reporting Covid variants: Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19 at WHO

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  • No country should be stigmatised for detecting, reporting COVID variants: WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove

    The labels don’t replace existing scientific names, which convey important scientific information and will continue to be used in research. No country should be stigmatized for detecting and reporting Covid variants: Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19 at WHO

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  • Haryana reports 1246 fresh COVID19 cases, 3671 recoveries, and 82 deaths today

    Active cases 18,580
    Case tally 7,56,635

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  • States and UTs to have nearly 12 crore COVID vaccine doses in June, will release buffer stock: Centre
    Nearly 12 crore COVID vaccine doses will be available to states and union territories in June 2021 enabling them to ramp up inoculation, the Centre informed them on Monday.  In a review meeting held through video conferencing, the states and UTs were also exhorted to proactively increase engagement with private hospitals on COVID vaccinations and take up nonhealth facility based settings and nearer to home vaccination centres for the elderly and differentlyabled.       
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  • COVID curfew extended in Uttarakhand 
    Covid curfew was extended in Uttarakhand on Monday till June 8.          The period of the ongoing curfew in the state was scheduled to come to an end at 6 AM on Tuesday morning.        The Covid curfew has been extended for another seven days and it will remain in force till 6 AM on June 8, Chief Secretary Om Prakash said          Shops dealing in essential commodities like milk, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables will open daily for three hours from 8 AM to 11 AM during the extended curfew. 
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  • Bengal s COVID-19 death toll crosses 15,500 mark
    West Bengal's COVID19 death   toll on Monday crossed the 15,500 mark after 131 more people succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, the health department said. Daily coronavirus cases rose by 10,137 mounting the states overall caseload to 13,76,377.
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  • Tamil Nadu reports 27,936 new Covid cases, 478 deaths
    Tamil Nadu on Monday reported   27,936 new coronavirus cases andthe state capitals daily count is 2,596, according to the Health Department.    With the death of478people  220 in private hospitals and 258 in governmentrun ones the tally rose to24,232     The total number of people testing positive till date increased to 20,96,516and the number of active cases, including isolation, as on today remains at3,01,781.

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  • X-ray on wheels in Cuttack for COVID home isolation patients
    The Cuttack district   administration on Monday launched an 'Xray on Wheels' facility to provide radiography services to patients at Covid Care Centres and to those who are in home isolation. "This is an initiative to provide services by portable Xray machines for early detection of lungs infection so as to shift patients to hospitals before the infection gets severe", said district collector B S Chaini after launching the facility.
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  • COVID-19: Punjab reports 2,221 new COVID cases, 117 deaths

    Punjab on Monday recorded 2,221 fresh COVID19 cases, which took the tally to 5,67,607, while 117 more fatalities pushed the toll to 14,550 in the state, according to a medical bulletin. The number of active cases has declined to 36,433 from 39,263 on Sunday, it said.

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  • Close to commit $1-bn to Moderna for COVID vaccine; provide price capping waiver, indemnity: Cipla to govt
    Seeking fasttrack approvals to bring Moderna's singledose COVID19 booster vaccine in India expeditiously, Cipla has requested the government for indemnification and exemptions from price capping, bridging trials and basic customs duty, while stating that it is close to committing over USD 1billion as advance to the US major, sources said on Monday. Commending the government for its efforts to increase the vaccine availability in the country for achieving effective protection against COVID19, the Indian pharma giant has said its discussions with Moderna on the COVID19 booster vaccine are nearing finalisation and for that, they are seeking the "partnership and support of the government to make this programme successful".
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  • 50% COVID-19 hospitals in big Guj cities sans fire NOC:HC told
    Nearly half of around 1,130   COVID19 designated hospitals across municipal corporations and municipalities in six Gujarat districts do not possess a valid fire safety NOC from the local authorities, officials said in affidavits submitted in the High Court on Monday. The affidavits were submitted before a Gujarat HC division bench of Justices Bela Trivedi and Bhargav D Karia in connection with a PIL filed by Advocate Amit Panchal on measures taken by the government after fire incidents in the last few months in several COVID19 hospitals in the state that caused loss of lives.
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  • Battle against COVID: J'khand extends services of retiring govt doctors by up to 10 months

    Facing shortage of medicos to   fight against the deadly second wave of COVID19 in the state, Jharkhand on Monday granted one time extension of services of retiring government doctors by up to 10 months, a state government official said.    Chief Minister Hemant Soren gave the nod to the proposal of the Department of Health, Medical Education and Family Welfare in this regard.

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  • Gujarat reports lowest COVID-19 deaths after April 7; 4,721 recover
    Gujarat on Monday reported   1,681 new coronavirus positive cases while 4,721 patients recovered and 18 people died, the lowest such number in a day after April 7, the state health department said. With the new additions, the tally of infections in Gujarat rose to 8,09,169 and recoveries to 7,66,991. The death toll now stands at 9,833, it said.
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  • Govt to ensure untapped potential for COVID vaccine manufacturing not taken away by foreigners: HC
    In these extraordinary circumstances when vaccines are urgently needed for saving lives from COVID19 which has not spared any family, the Centre must ensure the untapped potential in the country is not taken away by foreigners, the Delhi High Court said on Monday, while expressing exasperation over the functioning of officers.  In ordinary times, they could sit in their airconditioned rooms but not now," the high court said, noting that COVID19 vaccine production by two companies in India is not enough and the Centre should expedite the process of clearing samples of Panacea Biotec which has collaborated with Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) for manufacturing Sputnik V vaccine here.
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  • COVID-19: Japan to extend its emergency aid to India
    Japan is extending its emergency aid of nearly USD 14.8 million, which includes additional medical supplies, to India to help its friend fight the COVID19 pandemic, according to the Japanese foreign ministry. India reported the lowest daily new coronavirus infections in 50 days with 1,52,734 cases, taking the country's total tally to 2,80,47,534. The death toll climbed to 3,29,100 with 3,128 daily deaths, said the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

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  • Uttar Pradesh reports 1497 new COVID19 cases, 5491 recoveries, and 151 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases at 37,044

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  • COVID-19: Markets, malls, reopen with restrictions in Gurugram, Haryana; visuals from this evening 

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  • COVID norms: HC orders inspection of Renault-Nissan unit
    The Madras High Court on Monday   directed the Tamil Nadu government to depute a senior official to car maker RenaultNissan's plant near here to ascertain whether Covid19 protocols were followed in full. The government should depute an official of the Directorate of Industrial Safety to the unit by 10 am on Tuesday, the first bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy said.
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  • Man held for cheating COVID patient's kin on pretext of providing oxygen cylinder
     
    A 23yearold man has been arrested for allegedly cheating the kin of a Covid patient on the pretext of providing oxygen cylinder, police said on Monday.    The accused has been identified as Shabeer, they said, adding that he also runs a small health facility named Jaipur Hospital in Mewat district of Haryana.  Locals used to call him doctor, police said.  A resident of GTB enclave here named Devesh Tiwari reported to the police that his father had contracted COVID19 and was in need of an oxygen cylinder, officials said. 
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  • Madhya Pradesh | Ujjain Municipal Corporation issues order saying no salary to be paid to its employees without #COVID19 vaccination   

    "We've set up vaccination camp as our employees are exposed to virus, to encourage them": Civic body's Commissioner, Kshitij Singhal

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  • MP reports 1,205 new COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths; 5,023 recover
     
    The COVID19 tally in Madhya  Pradesh rose to 7,80,030 on Monday with the addition of 1,205 new cases, while 48 more deaths pushed the fatality count to 8,067, the state Health Department said. It is after a gap of over two months that less than 1,300 coronavirus cases have been reported i
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  • 4.3 tonnes of COVID-19 vaccines received by Srinagar airport till May 28: AAI
     
    A total of 4.3 tonnes of COVID19 vaccines have been received by the Srinagar airport till May 28, said the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Monday.      Moreover, the airport has also received seven oxygen generator plants with 7,125 litres per minute (LPM) capacity from Frankfurt till date, the AAI's statement noted.    India has been badly hit by the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic during the last the couple of weeks and several states have been complaining about the lack of vaccines, oxygen and drugs.   
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  • COVID-19: Restrictions on standalone shops eased in Pune city
    The Pune Municipal Corporation has   allowed standalone shops dealing in nonessential items to remain open on weekdays between 7am and 2pm from Tuesday, officials said. Liquor shops have also been permitted to operate during this time segment, the civic move coming amid a decline in the coronavirus positivity rate in Maharashtra's second largest city, they added.
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  • Mumbai reports 676 new COVID cases, 29 deaths; positivity rate falls to 3.8% 

    MUMBAI #COVID19 UPDATE

    👎🏻Tests: 17.8k Vs 24.5k

    👍🏻New Cases: 676 Vs 1,066
    👍🏻Positivity Rate: 3.8% Vs 4.3%

    👍🏻Discharged: 5,570 Vs 1,327

    🔺Deaths: 29 Vs 22 Deaths Yesterday

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 94%
    👍🏻Doubling Rate: 433 Vs 414 Day

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  • CoWIN has been built as a platform to manage vaccination in the country. It does not collect any information about COVID19 infection history of any person: Ministry of Health

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  • Non-essential shops to be allowed to remain open between 7 am To 2 pm: BMC

    Non-essential shops on right side of the road to remain open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

    Non-essential shops on left side of road to remain open on Tuesday, Thursday

    The arrangement of opening non-essential shops will switch again in second week 

    Non-essential shops to remain shut on weekends (Saturday, Sunday)

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  • SC concerned over reports on kids, rural India exposure in third COVID wave
    Concerned over reports that kids and rural India may be exposed more in the third wave of COVID19 pandemic, the Supreme Court Monday asked the Centre whether any study on these aspects has been conducted.    The top court also asked the Centre about its responsibility on the regulation of prices of vaccines and said it has seen prices of Remdesivir and some other medicines hitting the roof. Has any study been carried out by any government for the rural areas. We have been told that children will be exposed in the third wave and that rural areas will be affected. We want to know the vaccination policy for that too, said a special bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, L Nageswara Rao and S Ravindra Bhat.
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  • Maharashtra reports 15,077 new COVID-19 cases, 184 deaths 

    Maharashtra reports 15,077 new COVID-19 cases, 184 deaths, and 33,000 discharges in the last 24 hours.

    Case tally 57,46,892
    Active cases 2,53,367

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  • 10 observations Supreme Court made on COVID-19 vaccine policy on May 31
    The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Centre on the COVID-19 vaccine procurement and differential pricing for itself and states. Get latest Healthcare online at cnbctv18.com
    Coronavirus News Highlights: No country should be stigmatised for detecting, reporting COVID variants, says WHO's Dr Maria Van Kerkhove
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COVID-19 News Highlights: India reported 1,52,734 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest tally in 50 days. Active caseload fell for the 18 consecutive days and the number stood at 20,26,092. The total tally of cases is at 2,80,47,534, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The daily fatalities reported at 3,128, and the toll rose to 3,29,100, the data updated at 8 am showed. In the last 24 hours, 2,38,022 people were discharged from the hospital and the total count rose to 2,56,92,342. The recovery rate stood at 91.50 percent while the positivity rate at 9.07 percent, the data stated.

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