India’s COVID Tally Crosses 3-Lakh; PM Reviews COVID Situation
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Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with senior ministers and officials on Saturday, 13 June, to review India’s response to COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was attended by the home minister, health minister, principal secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, health secretary, DG ICMR and other members of the empowered groups.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan are also scheduled to hold a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal over the national capital’s COVID-19 preparedness on Sunday, 14 June at 11 am.
India on Friday, 13 June, crossed the 3-lakh mark as it reported the highest single-day spike of 11,458 new COVID-19 cases.
- The pandemic has killed 425,282 people so far, with US having the most recorded deaths in US at 114,643, ahead of Brazil with 41,828 deaths, and Britain at 41,481 deaths, according to AFP
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with chief ministers of all states and Union territories on 16 and 17 June
- India has now taken the fourth spot in the list of nations worst-hit by coronavirus, surpassing the UK in terms of the number of cases
97-Year-Old Discharged From Pune Hospital After Recovering from COVID-19
Krishna Murti, a 97-year-old man was admitted at the hospital on 30 May after being tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was discharged after his test report was negative for COVID-19.
FIR Registered Against Pune College for Holding Exams Defying Lockdown
An FIR has been registered against a college in Talegaon Dabhade of Pune district for holding examination by calling students to the college amid lockdown.
COVID Cases Cross 3-Lakh Tally in India, Death Toll Rises To 8,884
India crosseed the 3-lakh mark as it reported the highest single-day spike of 11,458 new COVID-19 cases.
The total cases rose to 3,08,993 including 1,45,779 active cases, 1,54,330 cured/discharged/migrated and 8,884 deaths according to the figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Ludhiana Police Issues New Guidelines
Ludhiana Police Commissioner R Agrawal issued new guidelines for shops and restaurants to function on the weekend.
“On Saturdays, shops in the state which used to close at 7 pm will close at 5 pm. Essential shops can continue to remain open till 7 pm on those days. Restaurants and liquor shops will continue to remain open till 8 pm and movement will continue till 9 pm,” he announced.
“Inter-district movement can continue without pass on weekdays but on weekends and gazetted holidays e-pass is needed. In case of medical emergency or any other emergency, they can move without pass. There's no restriction on movement of goods,” he added.
Parts of Beijing Locked Down: AFP
Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh virus cluster, AFP news agency reported.
71 New Cases in Lucknow
Out of the 2,220 samples tested yesterday for COVID-19, results of 71 are positive, King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow said.
'Ask ICMR to Change Guidelines If you Want More Testing': Delhi Health Minister
Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Friday,
If you want the number of tests conducted for #COVID19 to increase, then ask ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) to change its guidelines. We cannot flout ICMR guidelines that state certain conditions which are prerequisite for tests: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain
AAP MLA Sanjay singh Writes to Harsh Vardhan Demanding Change in ICMR Guidelines
AAP MLA Sanjay Singh wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to demand a change in ICMR guidelines for more testing.
“Need of the hour is to increase the number of testings. ICMR guideline for testing should be changed for that. I've written to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan for the same, anyone who suspects they're infected should be allowed to go to pathology labs and get tested,” he said.
“More and more pathology labs across the country should be given license and more & more testing kits should be made available to states. It should be known that who is infected and who isn't. Otherwise we would be sitting on a ball of fire, waiting for an explosion,” he added.
118 New Cases in Rajasthan
At least 118 new COVID-19 positive cases and and three deaths reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 AM today. 164 people recovered and 177 discharged so far. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 12,186, including 275 deaths, 9,175 recovered and 8,784 discharged.
Maharashtra Government Caps COVID Test Price at Rs 2,200
Maharashtra Government has capped the maximum price for COVID-19 tests at Rs 2,200 as opposed to the earlier price which was Rs 4,400.
Maximum price for the test by collecting samples from home capped at Rs 2,800.
186 New Cases in Andhra Pradesh
At least 186 new COVID-19 positive cases and two deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, 42 discharged during this period. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 4,588, including 82 deaths and 2,641 discharged.
Kerala Chartered Flights to Carry only COVID-19 Negative Passengers
From 20 June, all private chartered flights departing to Kerala from Middle East countries shall only carry COVID-19 negative passengers. Test certificate must be carried by them. It applies to all flights for which consent letters were issued earlier.
4-Month-Old Baby recovers from COVID-19 in Andhra
A 4-month-old boy has recovered from #COVID19. He was admitted with severe respiratory illness. It gives us immense pleasure that he was treated successfully, this shows that treating children/infants is possible: PV Sudhakar, Principal of Andhra Medical College Visakhapatnam,AP
AIADMK MLA Tests Positive for COVID-19
An MLA from All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) has tested positive for COVID-19. He is currently admitted at the hospital.
Shah, Harsh Vardhan to Meet Delhi LG, Kejriwal Tomorrow
Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan to hold a meeting with Delhi LG Anil Baijal and CM Arvind Kejriwal and members of SDMA to review the situation in the capital regarding COVID-19, tomorrow at 11 am.
Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and other senior officers would also be present.
Health Ministry Adds Loss of Smell, Taste to List of COVID-19 Symptoms
Loss of smell and loss of taste added to the list of COVID-19 symptoms by the Health Ministry.
Shah, Harsh Vardhan to Meet Mayors of Municipal Corporations of Delhi Tomorrow
Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will hold a meeting with mayors of Municipal Corporations of Delhi tomorrow at 5 pm to review preparations with regard to COVID-19.
LG Baijal and Chief Minister Kejriwal will also be present.
Ganga Ram Hospital's Testing Facility Restored
After allegations of flouting ICMR guidelines for testing, Ganga Ram Hospital’s facility of COVID-19 testing has now been restored.
“We have now been authorised to use RT-PCR App. With this, the Hospital can start doing testing or COVID-19 patients as per government guidelines,” the hospital’s chairperson said in a statement.
PM Meets Senior Minister, Officials to Review India's COVID Situation
Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with senior ministers and officials to review India’s response to COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting reviewed the national level status and preparation in the context of the pandemic.
Complete Shutdown in UP's Muzaffarnagar Every Sunday
Complete shutdown will be imposed in UP’s Muzaffarnagar every Sunday in view of the spike in coronavirus cases, reported PTI quoting the district administration.
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