Vaccination for 18-44 age group in govt. hospitals and medical colleges from May 10 in Karnataka; restrictions in Puducherry extended till May24
Here are the most current updates:
Lockdown extended in Delhi, U.P. till May 17
Delhi and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday extended till May 17 their ongoing lockdown and corona curfew respectively as a big part of the country remained under rigorous curbs due to the raving COVID pandemic with 4,03,738 brand-new cases and 4,092 deaths tape-recorded in a day.
Nirmala says full custom-made responsibility exemption available to all COVID relief material
Financing Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 9 said GST exemption to domestic materials and business import of COVID-19 drugs, vaccines and oxygen concentrators would make these items costlier for consumers as makers would not be able to offset the taxes paid on inputs. — Vikas Dhoot
Alarmed by deaths of teachers, AMU V-C writes to ICMR for study of COVID variant
Alarmed by deaths in current days among AMU teachers due to COVID and COVID-like symptoms, Vice-Chancellor Tariq Mansoor composed to the ICMR on Might 9, prompting it to study the infection variant circulating around the university campus.
In a letter to the director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the V-C stated 16 serving and 18 retired instructors besides other employees of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have actually caught the infection in the past 18 days.
There is a possibility that “a particular variation might be circulating in areas around the AMU school and surrounding regions, which has resulted in these deaths”, he said, worrying the need for the study to manage the spread of the infection. — PTI
Role of personal doctors essential in battle versus COVID-19: Maharashtra CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday stressed on the role of private medical professionals, specifically family doctor, in the battle against COVID-19, stating they can assist in early medical diagnosis of the infection in their patients and help with timely treatment for them.
Attending To around 700 personal medical professionals from across the state throughout a meeting held via video conference, Mr. Thackeray appealed to them to sign up with hands with the state administration to curb spread of the viral infection. — PTI
COVID-19 induced curfew extended in Bhopal till Might 17
The district administration extended the COVID-19 induced curfew in the Madhya Pradesh capital till Might 17, an authorities stated.
The curfew was supposed to be lifted at 6 am on May 10.
Enforced on April 12 offered the increase in coronavirus positive cases, the curfew was later extended consequently after each week till May 10.
” The corona curfew is extended in the areas under the Bhopal Municipal Corporation and Berasia town till 6 am on Might 17 based on the order provided by district collector Avinash Lavaniyam,” the official said.
He stated important services and emergency situation travel are excused from the province of the restrictions on the movement of individuals. — PTI
South Africa identifies four cases of COVID-19 variant discovered in India
South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has stated that 4 cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus have been spotted in the country, but there was no cause for panic as all such cases were quarantined.
” The four cases of B. 1.6172 [Indian variant of coronavirus] have been found in Gauteng  and KwaZulu-Natal  and all have a history of recent arrival from India. All cases have actually been isolated and managed according to the national COVID-19 case management standards and contact tracing has actually been performed in order to limit the spread of this variation,” Mr. Mkhize said in a statement on May 8.
NLCIL to set up 9 oxygen plants
With a view to augment the supply of medical oxygen, Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) NLC India Ltd. (NLCIL) is in the procedure of setting up 9 Pressure Swing Adsorption Medical Oxygen Plants at its project sites, including Neyveli and Thoothukudi in Tamil Nadu, and sites throughout the nation.
Bar Council’s plea to Chief Secretary
The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry has urged Chief Secretary V. Irai Anbu to release appropriate guidelines to the police and make sure that they do not avoid attorneys from visiting courts or their offices during the rigorous lockdown to be imposed from May 10 to 24.
Following a petition submitted in the Delhi High Court on Friday that sought a relaxation of the pertinent Earnings Tax law provision in the middle of the pandemic, the federal government late on Friday notified changes to permit such cash payments for COVID-19 patients’ treatment till May 31, offered the health care service provider obtains the PAN or Aadhaar of the patient and the “payee”
ICICI Lombard extends pay to COVID-hit personnel
Personal sector non-life insurance provider ICICI Lombard on Saturday said it will give up to 2 months’ gross income in advance to all its COVID- positive staff members.