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May 29, 2021 / 11:07 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Children orphaned by COVID to be supported under ‘PM-CARES for Children’ scheme, announces PMO

Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 20.8 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus News Highlights: India is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the country has recorded over 2.77 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 3,22,512 deaths. A total of 2,51,78,011 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far. There are 22,28,724 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 8.04 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. India's recovery
rate now stands at 90.8 percent. Globally, more than 16.92 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 35.18 lakh have died so far. India has begun the third phase of the vaccination drive in which everyone above 18 years of age will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for three vaccines -- Covishield, Covaxin and Sputnik V. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 20.8 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • May 29, 2021 / 11:06 PM IST

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  • May 29, 2021 / 09:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports 1048 new COVID cases and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Mumbai reports 1048 new COVID cases,1,359 discharges, and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours as per the official bulletin. The financial capital's total COVID death toll climbed to 14, 833 on May 29. Active cases stand at 27,617, while the total discharges in the city was recorded to be 6,59,899

  • May 29, 2021 / 08:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Recoveries in Tamil Nadu outnumber new cases for second day

    Tamil Nadu on Saturday continued torecord COVID-19 recoveries outnumbering the new infections for the second day with 30,016 people contracting the contagion and pushing the overall caseload to 20,39,716. COVID-related fatalities remained high with 486 people succumbing to the virus in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 23,261 till date, the Health Department said. 

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Assam govt to provide financial aid for children orphaned due to COVID-19

    Assam Chief Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said his government will be providing Rs 3,500 per month to the guardian of every child orphaned due to COVID-19 in the state, for their education and skill development. Sarma, while addressing a press conference here, also said that the ones who have no extended family will be sent to residential schools or institutions, with the state bearing their expenses. All such children, who have lost their parents to the pandemic, will be given vocational or skill-based training to ensure they get to earn a livelihood, he said. The initiative, to be undertaken under a new programme 'Chief Minister's Shishu Seva Scheme' - will be launched on Sunday, marking seven years of the PM Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre. 

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Baba Ramdev's remarks: Federation of resident doctors' associations to hold nationwide protest on June 1

    Upset over Yoga guru Ramdev's remarks on allopathy, members of the federation of resident doctors' associations on Saturday said they will hold a nationwide protest on June 1 and observe it as a 'black day'. In a statement, the federation has also sought an "unconditional open public apology" from Ramdev. A controversy had erupted after he was heard questioning some of the medicines being used to treat the coronavirus infection and saying that "lakhs have died from taking allopathic medicines for COVID-19". The remarks were met with vociferous protests, following which Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asked him to withdraw the "extremely unfortunate" statement. On Sunday, Ramdev was forced to withdraw a statement. A day later, the yoga guru posed 25 questions to the Indian Medical Association (IMA )in an 'open letter' on his Twitter handle, asking if allopathy offered permanent relief for ailments. 

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE Updates | Karnataka reports 20,628 new positive cases, 492 deaths and, 42,444 recoveries in the last 24 hours. 

    Active cases: 3,50,066 

    Total positive cases: 25,67,449

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LIVE Updates | Madhya Pradesh CM, Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing district, development block & village level crisis management groups: We need to look forward unlocking process from June 1. The decision will be taken by districts themselves depending on their current COVID19 situations. We can stop the third wave of COVID-19. The state govt will send some guidelines but the final decision will be yours.

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE Updates | Tamil Nadu reports 30,016 new positive cases, 486 deaths, and 31,759 recoveries in the last 24 hours. 

    Active cases: 3,10,157 

    Total positive cases: 20,39,716

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa: Our Govt announces Bal Seva scheme, under which Rs 3500/month financial assistance will be given to guardians/caretakers. Children not having guardians will be put in child care institutions. For quality education they'll be admitted to model residential schools. For children who finished std 10,free laptop/tab will be given for higher/vocational education. For girls who completed 21 yrs of age,Rs 1 Lakh will be given for marriage, higher education, self-employment. For a child's overall development, mentorship will be given.

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | All govt employees above 18 should get vaccinated at earliest: Jitendra Singh

    Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday advised all government employees above the age of 18 years to get themselves vaccinated against coronavirus at the earliest. He also said that in light of the increase in the number of Covid positive cases, the secretaries/HoDs were delegated the powers to regulate the attendance of employees at all levels, keeping in view the functional requirements and the number of positive cases in their respective departments. "Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) is advising all the government employees above the age of 18 years to get vaccinated at the earliest," said Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel. As per the instructions issued by the establishment division of the DoPT, he said, since the government has decided to include those aged 18 and above in the inoculation programme to contain the COVID-19, all employees of the group are advised to get vaccinated, according to a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry. The measures taken in the department in light of the second wave of coronavirus include strict follow-up on the DoPT advisories on preventive steps to be taken to contain the spread, he said. 

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:18 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Railways delivered more than 20,770 tonnes of oxygen to 15 states over last month

    The Indian Railways has delivered over 20,770 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to 15 states over the last month to augment the government's efforts in the fight against coronavirus, the national transporter said on Saturday. While 305 'Oxygen Express' trains have completed their journey so far, six loaded trains are on the run with more than 420 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in 26 tankers. Assam received its third Oxygen Express on Saturday with 80 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in four tankers. Among the southern states, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana have received over 1,600 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen each. Over 20,770 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen was delivered to 39 cities in 15 states in more than 1,237 tankers over the last month, according to the national transporter. 'Oxygen Express’ trains started their deliveries 35 days back on April 24 in Maharashtra with a load of 126 tonnes. The trains delivered liquid medical oxygen to 15 states -- Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Telangana, Punjab, Kerala, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam. (PTI)

  • May 29, 2021 / 07:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE Updates | Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan: It seems that long-term plans need to be made for vaccine development. A webinar was organised by Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment with the participation of eminent persons in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing y'day. The webinar was to examine the possibility of producing vaccines in Kerala. Vaccine companies are interested in setting up vaccine manufacturing units in Life Science Park in connection with our Institute of Virology. That will be considered.

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