Delhi Reports 956 New COVID-19 Cases, Positivity Remains Below 2%
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Mumbai Students With Confirmed Admission Can Get Vaccinated
Mumbai students who have got a confirmed admission to universities abroad and require vaccines before traveling will be vaccinated on priority, the Maharashtra government said on Friday, 28 May.
Government Announces Measures To Help Families Who Lost the Earning Member Due to COVID
Union government on Saturday, 29 May announced further measures to to help families who lost the earning member due to COVID-19. The measures include giving family pension to dependents of those who lost their lives due to COVID under Employees State Insurance Corporation and an enhanced and liberalised insurance compensation.
"PM Modi said that his Government stands in solidarity with their families. He also said that through these schemes, efforts are being made to mitigate financial difficulties that may be faced by them," Prime Minister's Office in a statement.
Assam, Karnatak, Tamil Nadu, Haryana Accounce Financial Assistance to Children Orphaned Due to COVID-19
Assam government on Saturday, 29 May announced that it will provide Rs 3,500 per month to guardian of each child orphaned due to COVID-19 for their education.
"Children orphaned due to COVID-19 with no extended family will be sent to residential institutions, govt to bear all expenses," Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Karnataka government, too, announced 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, Karnataka CM said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has announced Rs 5 lakh assistance to the children who have lost their parents to COVID-19.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, "Under the Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana, financial help will be ensured to children who lost their parents/caretakers (due to #COVID19). We will provide 2,500 per month to orphans till the age of 18 years".
Delhi Logs 956 New COVID Cases, Positivity Remains Below 2 Percent
Delhi reported 956 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest in the last two months, taking the total Covid cases so far to 14,24,646, according to a health bulletin issued by the Delhi government on Saturday.
This is the first time since 23 March, when 1,100 infections were recorded, that daily cases in Delhi have fallen below 1,000.
The positivity rate, meanwhile, declined to 1.19 per cent against 1.59 per cent reported on Friday. Currently, there are as many as 13,035 active cases in the city.
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