Haryana Again Sees Covid Spike; 3,748 Newly Infected Include Ajay Chautala

A total of 1,879 new positive cases were reported from the Gurugram district alone.

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Last Updated: January 07, 2022, 23:29 IST

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Haryana on Friday witnessed yet another big spike in COVID-19 cases, with 3,748 people, including the ruling party JJP chief Ajay Chautala, testing positive in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,879 new positive cases were reported from the Gurugram district alone.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the night curfew timing has been advanced to 10 pm from 11:30 pm now and it will continue till 6 am, besides wearing of masks Read More

Jan 07, 2022 22:37 IST

Chhattisgarh Records 2,828 Covid-19 Cases

Chhattisgarh on Friday added 2,828 COVID-19 cases to its tally, which reached 10,17,356, while three deaths took the toll in the state to 13,609

Jan 07, 2022 22:29 IST

West Bengal: Joydev Kenduli Mela Cancelled Due To Surge in Covid-19 Cases

This year’s Joydev Kenduli Mela, one of the traditional festivals of the state, has been cancelled because of the surge in Covid-19 cases. The Kenduli Mela is a traditional Baul music festival held in Birbhum every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. The Bauls, who are the bearers of this unique religious musical tradition, gather at the Kenduli Mela. READ MORE

Jan 07, 2022 22:08 IST

Mumbai's Dharavi Area Records 150-plus Covid-19 Cases for 2nd Day

The slum-dominated Dharavi area of Mumbai recorded 150 new cases of coronavirus infection on Friday, the highest since the pandemic began, a senior official of BMC said. This is the second day in a row that the densely populated locality reported 100-plus infections. During the second wave, Dharavi had reported 99 cases on April 8, 2021. The case tally of the area rose to 7,776 on Friday. Of these, 6,771 people have recovered from the infection, said Kiran Dighavkar, assistant municipal commissioner of G-North ward. The locality currently has 588 active cases, of which only 147 patients have been hospitalised, he said. The BMC does not publish the number of pandemic-related deaths from the area.

Jan 07, 2022 22:03 IST

No Night Curfew in Goa, but Gatherings with Over 100 People in Open Spaces Banned: CM

There will be no night curfew in Goa for the moment but gatherings with more than 100 people in open spaces have been banned, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Friday. Goa on Friday reported 1,432 COVID-19 cases, with the positivity rate (cases per 100 tests) reaching 21.72 per cent, up from 20.46 per cent a day earlier. READ MORE

Jan 07, 2022 21:56 IST

DDMA Meeting on Jan 10 to Review Covid-19 Surge in Delhi

A meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is scheduled to be held on January 10, Monday, in view of the rising Covid-19 cases.

Jan 07, 2022 21:47 IST

J&K's Reasi District Imposes Fresh Curbs

Complete restriction of non-essential movement imposed in Reasi district between 9pm-6am. All dhabas/restaurants in Katra and Ransoo to function between 6am-11pm; no movement restrictions for yatris to Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine/Shiv Khori Shrine: Reasi DM &DDMA Chairman Charandeep Singh

Jan 07, 2022 21:32 IST

Uttarakhand Revises Covid Curbs, Bans Political Rally

Uttarakhand government on Friday revised Covid-19 curbs in view of fresh surge in cases. Political rallies and public events/gatherings will be banned till January 16. Marriage, funeral processions will be allowed to take place with 50% capacity. Not more than 50 per cent seating capacity in restaurants, malls, stadiums, picture halls. All schools will remain closed till January 16 and water park and swing bridge will also remain closed.

Jan 07, 2022 21:20 IST

Maharashtra Reports 40,925 New Infections, No Omicron Case

Maharashtra reported fresh surge of 40,925 new Covid-19 cases, 20 deaths and no Omicron case in the last 24 hours. Of the total number of fresh cases, 20,971 cases were recorded in Mumbai alone.

Jan 07, 2022 21:18 IST

Health Ministry Issues Notice for Third Dose

The Union Health Ministry said there is no need for new registration. Those who have taken two doses of Covid-19 vaccine can directly take an appointment or walk-in to any vaccination centre. Schedules will be published tomorrow and online appointment facility will also start by tomorrow evening. Vaccination with onsite appointment starts on January 10.

Jan 07, 2022 21:13 IST

PM Modi Hails 150-cr Vaccination Milestone

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hails crossing of the the 150 crore vaccination milestone.

Jan 07, 2022 20:44 IST

Weekend Curfew in Delhi, K'taka from Tonight, Shutdown in TN on Sunday. Check Details Here

Amid a surge in coronavirus cases across India, Delhi and Karnataka are preparing for a weekend curfew from Friday. Mumbai, meanwhile, is mulling over the same as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to review the Covid-19 situation in Maharashta with chief minister Uddhav Thackeray later in the evening. READ MORE

Jan 07, 2022 20:42 IST

Over 2 Crore Teenagers Now Vaccinated in India

Over two crore beneficiaries in the 15-17 age group are now vaccinated in India, according to latest official figures.

Jan 07, 2022 20:42 IST

Over 2 Crore Teenagers Now Vaccinated in India

Over two crore beneficiaries in the 15-17 age group are now vaccinated in India, according to latest official figures.

Jan 07, 2022 20:42 IST

Over 2 Crore Teenagers Now Vaccinated in India

Over two crore beneficiaries in the 15-17 age group are now vaccinated in India, according to latest official figures.

Jan 07, 2022 20:42 IST

Over 2 Crore Teenagers Now Vaccinated in India

Over two crore beneficiaries in the 15-17 age group are now vaccinated in India, according to latest official figures.

Jan 07, 2022 20:42 IST

Over 2 Crore Teenagers Now Vaccinated in India

Over two crore beneficiaries in the 15-17 age group are now vaccinated in India, according to latest official figures.

Jan 07, 2022 20:32 IST

Night Curfew Imposed in 10 Districts

Gujarat government on Friday announced night curfew from 10pm-6am in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Anand and Nadiad. Political, social programs, weddings to have maximum 400 person capacity in open and 50% of space capacity in closed venues. Hundred persons allowed in funerals.

Jan 07, 2022 20:18 IST

Delhi Reports 17,335 Fresh Cases

Delhi reported 17,335 fresh cases and 9 deaths in the last 24 hours; Active cases are now at 39,873, positivity rate at 17.73%.

Jan 07, 2022 20:06 IST

Jammu and Kashmir Records 542 Fresh Covid-19 Cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported 542 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with one death, taking the total number of infections to 3,43,310. Out of the fresh cases, 288 were from the Jammu division and 254 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said.

Jan 07, 2022 20:00 IST

West Bengal’s Purba Bardhaman District Reports 400 New Covid-19 Cases in One Day

There has been a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases across Purba Bardhaman district of West Bengal in the last few days. While the cases are doubling every day the district has recorded around 400 new cases in one day. Experts fear that at this rate the daily number of new cases will go upto 1000 in a few days. READ MORE

made compulsory. “All schools in Assam up to class 5 will be closed from tomorrow and this will be up to class 8 in Guwahati. The rest of the classes will take place on a rotational basis on every alternate day,” he added.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a review meeting, via video conferencing, with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray this evening on the Covid-19 situation.

Amid a surge in Covid cases, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has asked Delhi and neighbouring districts to immediately strengthen health infrastructure, maintain buffer stocks of essential drugs and ensure that oxygen supply equipment is fully functional. At a meeting convened to review the COVID-19 situation in the national capital and adjoining districts on Thursday, Bhalla also favoured ramping up of testing in all districts of Delhi-NCR where the number of tests is low. Mumbai reported 20,181 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a fresh all-time single-day high and up 5,015 infections, or 33.06 per cent, from a day ago, while four more patients succumbed to the disease, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

In Mumbai, the hospitalisation rate has not increased significantly and 80 per cent of hospital beds in the city were still unoccupied, Health Minister Rajesh Tope told reporters. A similar rise in infections had been seen during the second wave too last year, but this time around the demand for medical oxygen and the number of deaths have not increased, which was a positive sign, he added.

Out of the 125 people who tested positive from an Italy-Amritsar charter flight, 13 managed to give authorities a slip, while 9 managed to flee from the airport and four persons fled from the hospital, the Deputy Commissioner Amritsar said.  The DC has asked Amritsar SP to register a case against those 13 people. They have been asked to immediately isolate themselves and report to the authorities otherwise their pictures and details would be made public, police said.

Addressing a press briefing in Geneva, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus cautioned that while the Omicron variant appears to be less severe compared to Delta, especially in those vaccinated, it does not mean it should be categorised as mild’. Just like previous variants; Omicron is hospitalising people and it is killing people. In fact, the tsunami of cases is so huge and quick, that it is overwhelming health systems around the world, he said.

The WHO update said that all regions reported an increase in the incidence of weekly cases, with the Region of the Americas reporting the largest increase (100 per cent), followed by the South-East Asia (78 per cent), European (65 per cent), Eastern Mediterranean (40 per cent), Western Pacific (38 per cent) and the African (7 per cent) Regions.

The Puducherry administration has imposed in addition to existing restrictions, several curbs to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Union Territory. Secretary to government (Relief and Rehabilitation) and member Secretary of the State Executive Committee, Ashok Kumar said in a release on Thursday that in view of a surge in Omicron variant cases in the country and existing threat of third wave of COVID 19 in Puducherry, the territorial government has enforced with immediate effect additional restrictions which would be in force till midnight of January 31.

As many as 196 healthcare workers, including 87 doctors of PGIMER here, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus infection during the 10-day period from December 26 to January 4, the premier institute’s officials said on Thursday. Nearly all of them have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, they said, adding that they have mild symptoms and are in home isolation, while only one is hospitalised.

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