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Coronavirus News Highlights: Children falling prey to psychological issues due to second COVID wave, say experts

Coronavirus News Highlights: Children falling prey to psychological issues due to second COVID wave, say experts

Coronavirus News Highlights: Children falling prey to psychological issues due to second COVID wave, say experts
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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is addressing a press briefing on Monday, focusing on eight COVID-19 related relief measures.

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LNJP hospital has treated highest number of Covid patients in India since March last year, says Satyendar Jain
 
Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday claimed that the Delhi governmentrun Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital has successfully treated over 20,000 Covid patients since March last year, the highest by any hospital in India.  He congratulated the doctors, nurses and other staff of LNJP hospital, the city government's largest healthcare facility, on their feat.  "Lok Nayak  Hospital has treated more than 20,000 covid pts since March 2020  Highest in any hospital  in India, congratulation to team of Drs, nurses and all staff for great work. We salute to you all," the minister tweeted.
Jun 28, 2021 10:30 PM
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.
 
Jun 28, 2021 10:26 PM

Britain to lift remaining COVID restrictions on July 19, says health minister

British health minister Sajid Javid confirmed on Monday that the government would lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on July 19, saying he would not "wait a moment longer" to hand freedom back to the public. "Whilst we decided not to bring forward step four, we see no reason to go beyond the 19th of July," he told parliament, saying he had spent the first day in his new role studying the data of coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalisations.

Jun 28, 2021 10:19 PM

Jaishankar meets Indonesian counterpart; discusses COVID cooperation, Myanmar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi on Monday and discussed COVID cooperation and exchanged views on the situation in Myanmar. Jaishankar, who arrived in Italy from Greece on the second leg of this two-nation tour, met Marsudi on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meetings. "Always nice to meet my good friend @Menlu_RI of Indonesia. Discussed COVID cooperation and exchanged views on the situation in Myanmar," Jaishankar tweeted. The meeting comes days after India and Indonesia held sixth round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) on June 25 during which both sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relationship, under the framework of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Jun 28, 2021 10:02 PM

Punjab records 271 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths
Punjab on Monday recorded 271 fresh COVID19 cases that took its infection tally to 5,95,136 while 18 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 16,011, according to a medical bulletin. Ludhiana reported 35 fresh cases, followed by 26 in Jalandhar and 21 in Hoshiarpur, the bulletin stated.

Jun 28, 2021 10:01 PM

COVID: Bangladesh extends closure of borders with India

Bangladesh on Monday extended the closure of borders with India for 14 more days amidst a surge in the COVID-19 cases in the country. On April 26, Bangladesh first shut down its border with India for two weeks to stem COVID-19 transmission. The government subsequently extended the closure several times. The closure of the border with India has been extended for another 14 days, till July 14, amid the worsening COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh, the Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported. "All other (previous) conditions remain the same," Mashfee Binte Shams, secretary (East) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was quoted as saying by the report.

Jun 28, 2021 10:00 PM

EU hands out first payments from COVID-19 war chest

The European Union on Monday handed out the first cash from its huge COVID-19 recovery fund, in the form of grants to create jobs and support businesses in economies ravaged by the pandemic. The EU's 27 countries are all in line to get money from a fund worth 800 billion euros ($954.32 billion) in grants and loans, which is financed by debt raised by the European Commission on behalf of member states.

Jun 28, 2021 9:59 PM

Maharashtra: Hospital treating COVID-19 patients without permission sealed

The Buldhana district administration in Maharashtra on Monday ordered the sealing of a private hospital for treating COVID-19 patients without permission. According to an order of the Buldhana district collector, the Lifeline Hospital in Khamgaon near here was treating coronavirus patients without the required permission from the local administration. The medical facility had also violated several COVID-19-related treatment protocols, the order said. The hospital, in one case, had administered 14 Remdesivir injections to a patient, breaching the limit of maximum 5 to 6 injections, it said. Relatives of the patient concerned had approached the district collector with a complaint after which an inquiry committee was formed to look into the matter, it said. The committee, in its report, stated that the hospital was treating coronavirus patients without obtaining necessary permission from the administration, the order said.

Jun 28, 2021 9:43 PM

Maharashtra reports 6,727 new COVID cases, 101 deaths

Maharashtra on Monday reported 6,727 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 101 fatalities, taking the tally of infections to 60,43,548 and the toll to 1,21,573, the state Health department said. A total of 10,812 patients were discharged during the day, which raised the count of recoveries in Maharashtra to 58,00,925, leaving the state with 1,17,874 active cases, it said. Maharashtra's case recovery rate now stands at 95.99 per cent while the fatality rate is 2.01 per cent, as per the department. Currently, 6,15,839 people are in home quarantine and 4,245 others are in institutional quarantine.

Jun 28, 2021 9:41 PM

Over 32.85 cr Covid vaccine doses administered in country so far: Govt

More than 32.85 crore (32,85,54,011) Covid vaccine doses have so far been administered in the country, the health ministry said on Monday. Over 48.01 (48,01,465) lakh vaccine doses were administered on Monday, according to a provisional report compiled at 7 pm. It said 28,63,823 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group were administered the first dose and 91,640 received the second dose on Monday. Cumulatively, 8,75,67,172 people in the 18-44 age group have received the first dose and 19,94,410 have been administered the second dose of the vaccine since the start of the third phase of the nationwide inoculation drive.

Jun 28, 2021 9:38 PM

Gujarat's single-day COVID-19 tally falls below 100 after 14 months
Gujarat on Monday saw fresh COVID19 cases falling below 100 for the first time after 14 months while three patients succumbed to the viral infection, as per the data.  Gujarat had reported 78 COVID19 cases on April 14 last year and 127 cases a day later. With the addition of 96 new infections, Gujarat's caseload went up to 8,23,340 on Monday while the death toll rose to 10,054, the state Health department said. At the same time, 315 patients were discharged during the day, raising the count of recoveries to 8,09,821 so far, leaving the state with 3,465 active cases, it said.

Jun 28, 2021 9:35 PM

Mumbai reports 608 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths
Mumbai reported 608 new coronavirus infections and 18 fresh fatalities on Monday, while 714 patients recovered from the disease, the city civic body said. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases jumped to 7,20,964, while the death toll increased to 15,414, as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data.Mumbai has witnessed a decrease in new cases but a rise in fatalities as compared to Sunday, when the city had registered 746 cases and 13 deaths.Presently, Mumbai has 8,453 active COVID-19 cases, the BMC said. The BMC said with 714 patients getting discharged from hospitals during the day, the cumulative number of recovered cases rose to 6,94,796.According to the civic body, so far 70,72,953 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the city, including 28,295 tests in the last 24 hours.

Jun 28, 2021 9:07 PM

Mumbai reports 608 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths
Mumbai reported 608 new coronavirus infections and 18 fresh fatalities on Monday, while 714 patients recovered from the disease, the city civic body said. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases jumped to 7,20,964, while the death toll increased to 15,414, as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data.Mumbai has witnessed a decrease in new cases but a rise in fatalities as compared to Sunday, when the city had registered 746 cases and 13 deaths.Presently, Mumbai has 8,453 active COVID-19 cases, the BMC said. The BMC said with 714 patients getting discharged from hospitals during the day, the cumulative number of recovered cases rose to 6,94,796.According to the civic body, so far 70,72,953 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the city, including 28,295 tests in the last 24 hours.

Jun 28, 2021 9:03 PM

Olympic-bound Indian contingent to have COVID tests at SRL Diagnostics for 7 days prior to departure

The COVID19 tests of all members of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics will be conducted by SRL Diagnostics, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said on Monday. The SRL Diagnostics was on Monday chosen as the 'Lab Diagnostics Partner' of the IOA for the Tokyo Games and 2024 Olympics.

Jun 28, 2021 8:45 PM
Children falling prey to psychological issues due to second Covid wave: Experts
 
The second Covid wave has led to children across age groups falling prey to psychological issues due to increased screen time, no social interaction and parents not having time for them despite working from home, experts have said.  Dr Meena J, Paediatrician, Aakash Healthcare, Dwarka, said anxiety and behavioural issues are prevalent among older children while there are developmental delays among kids aged two to three.
Jun 28, 2021 7:37 PM

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