Witnessing a spike in coronavirus cases, Karnataka on Sunday reported 12,000 fresh cases and five virus-related deaths, taking the tally to 30,51,958 and the fatalities toll to 38,370, a health bulletin said. The state has been witnessing a steady surge in cases since December last week and had reported 8,906 daily cases on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the Read More
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In view of rising COVID-19 cases within ICUs/ dialysis units & hospital wards, Delhi Govt asks private hospitals to ensure that healthcare workers treating non-COVID patients especially in ICUs should maintain COVID appropriate behaviour & should be routinely checked for COVID.
Maharashtra reports 44,388 new Covid cases, 15,351 recoveries, and 12 deaths today
West Bengal reports 24,287 new COVID cases, 8,213 recoveries, and 18 deaths today
“Upper respiratory symptoms are observed more in patients of Omicron variant compared to Delta. In pediatric patients, younger than 2 yrs belong to high risk & patients of 11-12 yrs show more symptoms & are at less risk,” says Dr. Dhiren Gupta, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi.
Delhi logs 22,751 fresh Covid cases, 10,179 recoveries, and 17 deaths today. Active cases stand at 60,733 in the city.
Nepal Govt decides to make vaccination card compulsory to enter public places such as Govt offices, hotels, cinema halls, stadiums & domestic flights. “It would go into effect from January 17,” Covid Crisis Management Center Spokesperson Sunita Nepal tells ANI.
Pune reported 4,029 fresh Covid cases today, taking active cases in the city to 14,890.
West Bengal asks salons & beauty parlours to operate at 50% capacity following Covid guidelines. “Working with reduced capacity is better than a complete shutdown as business suffered a lot in lockdown,” says Diksha Gurung, Manager, BeBonnie Hair&Skin Beauty Parlour in Kolkata.
Uttarakhand reports 1413 Covid cases, 482 recoveries,1 death in the last 24 hours. Active cases stand at 4118 in the state.
Kerala today reported 6,238 new Covid-19 cases, 2,390 recoveries, and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases now stand at 34,902 in the state.
It is mandatory for individuals to get both doses by 31 January. If both the doses are not applied by January 31, there will be no entry in the offices etc. Tourism, film shooting allowed on the basis of isolation zone. Guidelines regarding educational activities effective immediately. All other provisions of the guideline will be applicable from January 11, say officials.
-Weekend curfew from 11:00 pm on Saturday to 5:00 am. Exemption from weekend curfew for essential activities.
-Night curfew will continue from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am every day.
-Educational activities up to 12th in all municipal corporation and municipal areas closed till 30 January. Online learning will continue.
-In the Municipal Corporation, Municipality area, only 50 people are allowed in the marriage ceremony. 100 people will be able to participate in all types of events and demonstrations. But only 50 people are allowed in the municipal corporations and municipal areas. Only 20 people will be able to attend the funeral.
-Religious places will be open from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.
-Restaurants and clubs will be able to open till 10:00 pm with 50 percent capacity.
-Cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes with a capacity of more than 50 will open till 8:00 pm.
-Permission to open commercial establishments till 8:00 pm.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting with state health minister to discuss Covid-19 situation. The meeting will take place at 3:30 pm and to be attended by health ministers of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu.
:A mandatory order would not be the most efficient way to encourage those not vaccinated against COVID-19 to get the shot and that plans to toughen health pass conditions were already yielding results, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said. People in France already have to show either proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter restaurants and bars and use inter-regional trains. But with Omicron infections surging, parliament is debating legislation that will drop the test option.
Karnataka reports 12,000 fresh Covid cases, 9,020 alone in Bengaluru today, says State Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K. Positivity rate stands at 6.33%.
Tripura Govt to impose night curfew from 9pm-5 am from Jan 10 to Jan 20. Movie halls, sports complexes & stadia, entertainment parks, bars to open with 50% capacity Gyms & swimming pools to be operate at 1/3 capacity.
The UK crossed another grim Covid-19 milestone after recording 150,000 deaths since the pandemic hit the country in 2020, even as the Omicron variant surge continues with a further 146,390 daily infections and 313 deaths on Saturday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the coronavirus pandemic has “taken a terrible toll on our country” as he renewed his appeal for people to get vaccinated and thanked the National Health Service (NHS) for its life-saving efforts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation in the country, through video conference
The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday announced five-day week in its offices besides banning social and religious gatherings from January 10 to 24 to check the coronavirus spread. It capped the attendance of staff at government offices to 50 per cent of the total strength from Monday to Friday during the period. The government also prohibited the gathering of more than 100 people for indoor and 300 people for outdoor academic, sport, cultural and political events, according to an order.
Dr Samiran Panda, additional director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said India’s active Covid curve would begin to flatten within three months in areas that had recently experienced a surge, according to a report. India reported 1.4 lakh new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, and active infections are around 4.8 lakh.
Dr NK Arora, Chairman of the NTAGI Covid working group told Times of India that Global data and our own experience over the last five weeks show that Omicron infections are mostly asymptomatic or mild. “Few seriously ill hospitalised patients had other co-morbidities or were over the age of 60. The overall hospitalisation rate for people affected by Omicron is 1-2 percent, which is significantly lower than the rate of people requiring hospital care during the Covid wave caused by the virus Delta,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has decided to increase 5,650 normal beds and 2,075 ICU beds for coronavirus patients in 14 hospitals, along with 2,800 beds in eight Covid-care centres, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Saturday. In a statement, he said the Delhi government is making all necessary arrangements in view of the rising coronavirus cases and the situation is normal.
“Around 13,300 beds are still available for patients in Delhi hospitals. It has been decided to increase the number of beds. The Delhi government is ready to deal with the most serious situation. Delhi’s health system is fully prepared to prevent this wave of coronavirus and provide timely treatment to all the people of the state,” Jain said.