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India vaccinates over 10 crore 45 lakh people against COVID

 

India has administered over 10 crore 45 lakh COVID-19 Vaccine doses in the country so far.

Health Ministry has informed that over 29 lakh 33 thousand beneficiaries have been inoculated with COVID-19 Vaccine doses in the last 24 hours.

Also, the Tika Utsav (COVID-19 vaccine festival) was started yesterday across the country on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and will continue till the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14th.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra yesterday crossed the mark of one crore COVID-19 vaccines.

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12-April-2021
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India reports 1,68,912 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

 

India has reported 1,68,912 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 

Further details:-

Last 24 hours:-

Discharges - 75,086

Deaths - 904

Till today:-

Active cases: 12,01,009

Total recoveries: 1,21,56,529

Death toll: 1,70,179

Total vaccination: 10,45,28,565

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12-April-2021
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Supreme Court reschedules sittings as staff test positive for COVID

 

Many staff of the Supreme Court are believed to have tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports.

In the wake of this situation, SC Judges will conduct hearings today from their respective homes. 

According to a notice issued by the Supreme Court of India, all the benches which are scheduled to sit at 10.30 am will sit at 11.30 and those scheduled to sit at 12 noon.

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12-April-2021
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Kerala reports 6,986 new COVID cases

 

Kerala COVID-19 Status:-

New Confirmed Status - 6,986

New Negative Cases - 2,358

Active Cases - 44,389

Recovered Cases - 11,17,700

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11-April-2021
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Tamil Nadu reports 6,618 new COVID cases

 

Tamil Nadu today reported 6,618 new COVID-19 cases. Of these, Chennai alone reported 2,124 cases today.

Today:-

Recoveries - 3,314

Deaths - 22

Till Date:-

Active cases - 41,955

Total recoveries - 8,78,571

Death toll  - 12,908

#COVID19 #TamilNadu
11-April-2021
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Maharashtra reports 63,294 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

 

Maharashtra has reported 63,294 new COVID cases today.

Further details:-

Today:-

Recoveries - 34,008

Deaths - 349

Till today:-

Active cases - 5,65,587

Pune alone reports 1,09,590 of the active cases

Total recoveries - 27,82,161

Death toll - 57,987

#COVID19 #Maharashtra
11-April-2021
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No curbs on economic activities in Karnataka; 10,250 new cases reported

 

Karnataka may witness a peak during the second wave of corona pandemic by May first week and slowdown by end of May, Health Minister K Sudhakar indicated today. 

Citing expert opinion, he said the state needs to take measures accordingly.

Dr Sudhakar was talking to media persons after a meeting with the technical advisory committee. He cautioned the people to be vigilant till the end of May. "If there is a surge in cases, our health infrastructure will be overburdened. Experts of TAC have advised to be vigilant at borders and thoroughly test incoming travellers from high caseload states. TAC has been directed to come up with a report which will be submitted to CM. Further measures will be taken after discussion with CM," the Minister said.

"Private hospitals have extended their support to the government. We were among the first in the country to start tele-ICU and private hospitals have also utilised it. We need to further strengthen this system. Suggestions that impact economic activities will not be considered. However, experts have suggested that we must curb large gatherings and crowds that spread infection," stated the Minister.

Women are role model

"The state has received 72 lakh doses of vaccine. So far about 61 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered in the state out of which 53 per cent have been administered to women. Women have emerged as role model when it comes to participation in vaccination drive," the minister observed.

PM lauded Karnataka's efforts

"PM Narendra Modi spoke to CM BSY and appreciated Karnataka's efforts to contain the second wave. PM has suggested focusing on micro containment zones. We will take measures towards it," said Dr K Sudhakar

"I will continue to make surprise visits to hospitals and vaccination centres. Irregularities and improper facilities won't be tolerated. If people are aware and co-operate there is no need for lockdown or curb on economic activities," he added.

Meanwhile, Karnataka has reported 10,250 new COVID cases. As many as 2,638 discharges and 40 deaths have been reported today. The number of active cases in the state stands at 69,225, out of which 51,236 cases are from Bengaluru alone.

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11-April-2021
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Centre prohibits exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients till COVID situation improves

 

India is witnessing a recent surge in COVID cases with the country witnessing 11.08 COVID cases as of today.

This has led to a sudden spike in demand for Injection Remdesivir used in the treatment of COVID patients and there is a potential for a further spike in this demand in the coming days.

Seven Indian companies are producing Injection Remdesivir under a voluntary licensing agreement with M/s. Gilead Sciences, USA. They have an installed capacity of about 38.80 lakh units per month.

In light of the above, the Government of India has prohibited the exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the situation improves.

In addition, the Government of India has taken the following steps to ensure easy access of hospital and patients to Remdesivir:

  1. All domestic manufactures of Remdesivir have been advised to display on their website, details of their stockists/distributors to facilitate access to the drug.
  2. Drugs inspectors and other officers have been directed to verify stocks and check their malpractices and also take other effective actions to curb hoarding and black marketing. The State Health Secretaries will review this with the Drug Inspectors of the respective States/UTs.
  3. The Department of Pharmaceuticals has been in contact with domestic manufacturers to ramp up the production of Remdesivir.

The Government of India has also advised the States that the extant "National Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19", which is based on evidence, has been developed after many interactions by the Committee of Experts, and is the guiding document for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. In the Protocol, Remdesivir is listed as an Investigational Therapy, i.e. where informed and shared decision making is essential, besides taking note of contraindications mentioned in the detailed guidelines.

The States and UTs have been advised that these steps should again be communicated to all hospitals, both in public and private sector, and compliance monitored.

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11-April-2021
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Tika Utsav is beginning of second major war against Corona, says PM

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called the 'Tika Utsav' (vaccination festival) the beginning of the second big war against Corona and has emphasized a special focus on social hygiene along with personal hygiene.

The Utsav started today on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and will continue till the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14th.

In a message on the occasion, the Prime Minister stressed four points regarding the drive.

First, Each One - Vaccinate, meaning those who can't go themselves for vaccination, such as illiterate and old people, should be assisted.

Second, Each One - Treat One, meaning helping those people in getting Corona treatment, who do not have resources or knowledge to get it.

Third, Each One - Save One, meaning I should wear a mask and save myself and others. This should be stressed.

Finally, society and people should lead in creating 'micro containment zones'. Family members and community members should create a 'micro containment zone', in case of even a single positive case. 'Micro containment zones' are a key component of the fight against Corona in a densely populated country like India, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister also emphasized the need for testing and awareness. He stated that every eligible person should get vaccinated. This should be the primary effort of both the society and the administration, he said.

The Prime Minister stated that we have to move towards zero vaccine wastage. Optimum utilization of vaccination capacity is a way of increasing our capacity, PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister said our success will be determined by awareness about 'micro containment zones', by not moving out of our homes unnecessarily, vaccination of all eligible persons and how we follow covid appropriate behaviour like wearing masks and other protocols.

He ended by reminding – Dawai bhi, kadai bhi.

Pic Courtesy: Renowned Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik

#COVID19 #NarendraModi
11-April-2021
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India reports 1,52,879 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

 

India has reported 1,52,879 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 

Further details:-

Last 24 hours:-

Discharges - 90,584

Deaths - 839

Till today:-

Active cases: 11,08,087

Total recoveries: 1,20,81,443

Death toll: 1,69,275

Total vaccination: 10,15,95,147

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11-April-2021