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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Centre's BIG Warning for Festive Season, Says 'Watch Out for Oct, Nov and Dec'

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: People were seen crowding the markets and other ghats in Haridwar in Uttarakhand in an open violation of the covid safety norms

By: News Desk

Last Updated: October 07, 2021, 07:25 IST

Crowds seen in Haridwar on Day 1 of Sawan, considered a holy month for Hindus. (News18)

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Centre on Thursday once again cautioned against Covid-19 complacency and warned citizens aggainst letting their guards down by saying that the numbers could see an uptick in November and December due to the festive season and as places and businesses open up. “The threat of Covid-19 resurgence still exists. We can not offord to let our guard down. The virus has to succeed only once, we have Read More

Oct 07, 2021 17:16 IST

Health Ministry briefing on Covid: Centre's caution

“Please watch your October, November, December,” a senior Health Ministry official warned people on Thursday about the threat of COVID-19 resurgence during the coming festival and wedding season, and advised them to avoid crowded places and celebrate festivals virtually. Asserting repeatedly that the second wave of the pandemic is not over, the government said that though the situation is plateauing, the country is still reporting as high as 20,000-odd new infections every day.

“We cannot take the current stable situation for granted. We have to be mindful of the fact that the pandemic is going on and can take an untoward turn if we are not careful,” an official said at a joint media briefing. Warning people about the threat of COVID-19 resurgence during the coming festival and wedding season, Health Ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said, “Please watch your October, November, December.” He advised people to avoid crowded places and unnecessary travel and to stay home, celebrate festivals virtually and explore online modes of shopping.

Oct 07, 2021 07:36 IST

Mizoram Covid Cases Breach 1L Mark, Positivity Rate Now at 15.36%

Mizoram on Wednesday crossed the one lakh-mark of Covid cases with 1,471 people testing positive for the virus even as a four-member multi disciplinary central team is now studying the alarming positivity rate of 15.36 percent, health officials said on Wednesday

Oct 07, 2021 07:32 IST

Devotees Throng Haridwar on Last day of 'Shradh', Openly Flout Covid Norms

Lakhs of devotees thronged the Har Ki Pauri and other ghats to observe rituals for the pitri visarjani amavasya on Wednesday, the last day of the ongoing period of shradh. People were seen crowding the markets and other ghats in Haridwar in Uttarakhand in an open violation of the covid safety norms.

to keep fighting and winning every time!” said Joint Secretary of Ministry of Health, Lav Agarwal at the weekly health ministry briefing on Covid-19.

Lakhs of devotees thronged the Har Ki Pauri and other ghats to observe rituals for the pitri visarjani amavasya on Wednesday, the last day of the ongoing period of shradh. People were seen crowding the markets and other ghats in Haridwar in Uttarakhand in an open violation of the covid safety norms. At Brahmakund, people started doing tarpan and pind daan for their forefathers since early Wednesday morning. Huge crowds converged at Narayani Shila temple where it is believed that praying for ancestors is especially auspicious.

Meanwhile, Mizoram on Wednesday crossed the one lakh-mark of Covid cases with 1,471 people testing positive for the virus even as a four-member multi-disciplinary central team is now studying the alarming positivity rate of 15.36 percent, health officials said on Wednesday. According to the health officials, 1,01,327 people so far tested positive for the Covid-19 and 336 people succumbed to the disease with the mountainous state’s recovery rate is 84.80 percent against the national average of 97.94 percent.

However, according to the Union Health Ministry data, against the national average of 1.33 percent, Mizoram’s Covid fatality rate is 0.33 percent, the lowest among all states in the country. With only 11 lakh population, bordering Myanmar and Bangladesh, the northeastern state on Wednesday evening had 15,006 active cases, while 85,925 men and women have been recovered from the infectious disease so far.

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