Coronavirus News Highlights: UK reports zero COVID deaths for the first time since July 2020; WHO grants emergency approval to 2nd Chinese vaccine

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Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India's COVID-19 daily tally is the lowest in 54 days with 1,27,510 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The total count rose to 2,81,75,044. The active caseload has further declined to 18,95,520 as the cases went down by 1.30 lakh in 24 hours, the biggest fall in the last one week, as per the Union Health Ministry. In the last 24 hours, 2795 fatalities were recorded, the lowest since April 27, taking the toll to 3,31,895. In terms of recovery, 2,55,287 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 2,59,47,629.

Coronavirus News Highlights: UK reports zero COVID deaths for the first time since July 2020; WHO grants emergency approval to 2nd Chinese vaccine
  • COVID: IMA writes to home minister, requests him to act against violence on doctors

    Indian Medical Association (IMA) writes to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, requesting him to approve an effective & strong act against healthcare violence

    A doctor was attacked by a group of people in Assam's Hojai district yesterday, following a COVID patient's death

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  • COVID-19: New cases fall below 10,000 in Bengal after 40 days
    After a gap of 40 days, fresh   COVID19 cases plummeted below the 10,000mark in West Bengal on Tuesday with 9,424 new infections reported in 24 hours. The state was registering over 10,000 cases daily since April 21.
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  • BRICS supports proposal by India, S Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID-19 vaccines
    In a significant move, the fivenation grouping BRICS on Tuesday supported a proposal by India and South Africa to temporarily waive patents on COVID19 vaccines and called for their equitable access and distribution while ensuring transparency on prices.  Ways to deal with the coronavirus pandemic including sharing of technology to boost production of vaccines and improving supply chains for medical products figured prominently at a virtual meeting of the foreign ministers of the BRICS (BrazilRussiaIndiaChinaSouth Africa) countries.
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  • UK reports zero COVID deaths for the first time since July 2020

    UK reports zero COVID deaths for the first time since July 2020. A total of 3,165 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

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  • Mumbai reports 831 COVID cases, 23 deaths; positivity rate falls to 3.5% 

    MUMBAI COVID19 UPDATE

    👍🏻Tests: 23.5k Vs 17.8k

    👎🏻Cases: 831 Vs 676

    👍🏻Positivity Rate: 3.5% Vs 3.8%

    👍🏻Discharged: 5,868 Vs 5,570

    🔻Deaths: 23 Vs 29 Deaths Yesterday

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: 95% Vs 94%

    👍🏻Doubling Rate: 453 Vs 433 Days

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  • WHO grants emergency approval to 2nd Chinese COVID vaccine
    The World Health Organization has issued an emergency use listing for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac for adults 18 and over, the second such authorization it has granted to a Chinese company. In a statement Tuesday, the U.N. health agency said data submitted to its experts showed that two doses of the vaccine prevented people from getting symptoms of COVID-19 in about half of those who got the vaccine. WHO said there were few older adults enrolled in the research, so it could not estimate how effective the vaccine was in people over 60.

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  • COVID impact may increase in children if virus changes behaviour, preparations on to deal with it: Govt
    The government on Tuesday cautioned that even though the coronavirus infection has not taken a serious shape among children till now, its impact can increase among them if there is a change in virus behaviour or epidemiology dynamics, and said preparations are on to deal with any such situation.  "We reassure you that the needs of the paediatric population will be arranged and no gaps will be left," NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said, adding "we will do an audit of what is required and would be required in the worstcase scenario and be put into action." Addressing a press conference, Paul said multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MISC) has been seen postCOVID among children and a national group has been formed to look into the pediatric complications related to the infection.
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  • Delhi hospitals ramping up infra for a possible third wave of COVID-19, focus on child care

    Hospitals across Delhi have started ramping up infrastructure to ensure availability of essential equipment, drugs and ICU beds for children as part of their plan to tackle a possible third wave of the coronavirus. The Delhi government has set up a task force to suggest measures to protect children from the third wave. Most of the hospitals are focussing on ramping up their ICU beds and facilities for children, amid fears that the third wave might be fatal for them.

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  • Tamil Nadu reports 26,513 new COVID-19 cases, 490 deaths

    26,513 new #COVID19 cases, 490 fatalities, and 31,673 discharges reported in Tamil Nadu today; active cases at 2,96,131.

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  • BRICS foreign ministers underline urgency for deployment of COVID-19 vaccines 

    BRICS Foreign ministers' statements: Foreign ministers underlined urgency for expeditious deployment of COVID-19 vaccines especially in developing countries 

    Need to ensure timely, affordable, and equitable access to diagnostics, therapeutics, medicines and vaccine

    Support ongoing consideration in WTO on TRIPS waiver proposal 

    Reiterated need for sharing of vaccine doses, transfer of technology, development of local production capacities and supply chains for medical products, promotion of price transparency

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  • Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia welcomes decision of CBSE Class 12 Board exams cancellation

    "We welcome the decision. This decision is in favour of students and teachers. Earlier we have demanded the same. Students should be calculated on their earlier performances": Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on cancellation of CBSE Class 12 Board exams

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  • Karnataka reports 14,304 new COVID19 cases, 464 deaths

    Karnataka reports 14,304 new COVID19 cases, 464 deaths, and 29,271 recoveries in the last 24 hours; active cases at 2,98,299.

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  • Telangana reports 2,493 new COVID-19 cases, 3,308 recoveries, 15 deaths
    Telangana on Tuesday reported   2,493 new COVID19 cases, taking the infection count to over 5.80 lakh, while the toll stood at 3,296 with 15 more deaths, a government bulletin said.     Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with318, followed by Nalgonda (165) and Rangareddy (152), the bulletin said.
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  • Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Manipur extends closure of schools
    The Manipur government has   extended the closure of schools until further orders due to the prevailing COVID19 situation, officials said on Tuesday.      The state government had declared summer vacation in the schools from May 1 to May 31 to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases.
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  • 9,346 children orphaned, abandoned or lost a parent to COVID, NCPCR tells SC
    The National Commission of Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that there are 9,346 children, who have been abandoned, orphaned or lost a parent to the COVID19 pandemic as per the data submitted to it by different states till May 29.  The Maharashtra government which filed a separate note before a bench of Justices L N Rao and Aniruddha Bose said that 4,451 children have lost one of their parent due to the pandemic and 141 children have lost both parents as per the data received from different areas till May 30.
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  • Maharashtra reports 14,123 COVID cases, 477 deaths; positivity rate at 16.33% 

    MAHARASHTRA COVID UPDATE 

    👍🏻Cases:  14,123 Vs 15,077

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: 94.28 Vs 93.88%

    🔺477 Vs 184 Deaths Yesterday, Case Fatality At 1.67%

    👍🏻Positivity Rate At 16.33% Vs 16.39%

    👍🏻Daily Recovery (35,949) More Than Double Of  New Cases

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  • CBSE Class 12 exams cancelled for this year: Govt
    In a big relief to students in view of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, the Central government on Tuesday said class 12 board exams will not be held this year.Get latest India online at…
    Coronavirus News Highlights: UK reports zero COVID deaths for the first time since July 2020; WHO grants emergency approval to 2nd Chinese vaccine
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  • Students going abroad can get second Covishield dose within six weeks, says Karnataka Deputy CM

    Karnataka Deputy CM told CNN News18 that students going abroad can get the second dose of Covishield within six weeks. "We have written to Centre to relax time gap between Covishield doses, waiting for Centre's directions."

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  • Kerala reports 19,760 COVID-19 cases, 194 deaths
    Kerala logged 19,760 new   COVID19 cases and 194 deaths on Tuesday, taking the total caseload to 25,16,314 and the toll to 9,009.     Recoveries outnumbered those affected, with 24,117 testing negative for the virus, taking the total number of those discharged to 23,34,502.

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  • COVID: CBSE Board Class 12 examinations cancelled this year

    Class XII results will be made as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner.

    Decision on Class 12 CBSE Exams has been taken in the interest of students: PM

    Health and safety of our students is of utmost importance and there would be no compromise on this aspect: PM

    Anxiety among students, parents and teachers, which must be put to an end: PM

    Students should not be forced to appear for exams in such a stressful situation: PM

    All stakeholders need to show sensitivity for students: PM

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  • There is stabilised supply-demand balance of COVID treatment drugs, says Sadananda Gowda 
    Union minister D V Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday said there is a stabilised supplydemand balance of drugs used for treating COVID infections in the country.  A total 98.87 lakh vials of remdesivir were allocated to States, UTs and Central Institutions from April 21 to May 30, 2021. Production of the drug has been ramped up ten times leading to more supply than the demand, the Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers said in a statement.
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  • COVID impact: Flexible working key for attracting, retaining top talent, says survey
    Flexible working has emerged as a catalyst for the corporate world throughout the pandemic and will also be a key factor in the 'next to normal', as on average, employees would want to work between two and three days remotely in a postCOVID world of work, says a survey.  According to the EY 2021 Work Reimagined Employee Survey, in India, 85 per cent employee respondents believe their productivity can be accurately measured irrespective of location.
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  • India plans to more than triple COVID-19 vaccine shots per day

    India could have as many as 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines available per day in July and August, compared with just under three million now, the government said, trying to allay concerns about shortages and mishandling of the programme. The world's second most populous country has suffered a disastrous outbreak of infections since April that is only now abating and health experts say the only way it can avert another surge is mass vaccination of its 1.3 billion people.

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  • Sent another Sputnik V vaccine shipment to India today, says Russian FM Sergey Lavrov 

    Today, we have sent another shipment of Sputnik V vaccine to India as a follow up to massive steps we have made to provide assistance to India: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

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  • 21.60 crore vaccine doses administered so far in the country 

    Total 21.60 crore vaccine doses administered in the country with 1.67 crore doses to health workers, 2.42 crore to front line workers, 15.48 crore to people in 45+ age group while for those in 18-44 age group, 2.03 cr doses have been administered: Union Health Ministry

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  • Further decrease in the time gap will not be possible as vaccination becomes ineffective: CN Ashwathnarayan, Karnataka Deputy CM

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  • UK scientists urge caution over ending lockdown amid COVID third wave fears
    Scientists in the UK have urged the government to exercise caution when making a decision about a scheduled June 21 timeline for an end to all lockdown restrictions amid growing fears on Tuesday of a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Ravi Gupta, an Indianorigin scientist from Cambridge University, said that while the infection rates in the country currently remain low, the B1.617.2 variant, first identified in India and now renamed as Delta, has led to an exponential rise in case numbers in recent days.
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  • PM Modi chairs meeting on Class 12 Board examinations

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs an important meeting regarding Class 12 Board Examinations

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  • Russia is committed to help India fight against COVID-19: Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

    Russia is committed to helping our Indian friends in fighting this dangerous virus (COVID19): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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  • DRDO issues directions on usage of anti-COVID drug 2-DG

    The DRDO on Tuesday issued directions on the usage of its 2-DG drug on COVID-19 patients, stating that caution should be exercised while prescribing this medicine to people who have comorbidites such as uncontrolled diabetes, severe cardiac problem and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe coronavirus patients in early May.The first batch of this oral drug, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was released on May 17 by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. On Tuesday, the DRDO on Twitter issued "directions for usage of this drug for COVID-19 patients as per DCGI approval". "Ideally, 2DG should be prescribed as early as possible by doctors for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients for maximum duration up to 10 days," it mentioned.

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COVID-19 News Highlights: India's COVID-19 daily tally is the lowest in 54 days with 1,27,510 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The total count rose to 2,81,75,044. The active caseload has further declined to 18,95,520 as the cases went down by 1.30 lakh in 24 hours, the biggest fall in the last one week, as per the Union Health Ministry. In the last 24 hours, 2795 fatalities were recorded, the lowest since April 27, taking the toll to 3,31,895. In terms of recovery, 2,55,287 patients have been discharged in the last 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 2,59,47,629.

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