1.52 Lakh New COVID Cases, 3,128 Deaths in India; Tally at 2.8 Cr
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India on Monday, 31 May, reported 1,52,734 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,80,47,534. The death toll increased by 3,128 to 3,29,100.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 20,26,092 active cases, while 2,56,92,342 patients have been discharged so far, with 2,38,022 discharges reported in the last 24 hours.
- Maharashtra on Sunday reported 18,600 new cases and 402 deaths
- Lockdown-like restrictions have been extended in Maharashtra till 15 June, with relaxations to given on the basis of positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds
- More than 21.31 crore vaccine doses have been administered since India’s inoculation drive began in January
Dr Harsh Vardhan Writes to Rajasthan Over Wastage of Vaccine Doses
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Monday wrote to Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma over reports of wastage of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the state, urging Sharma to look into the matter.
Delhi to Get 'Sputnik V' Vaccines: Kejriwal
Delhi is likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V after June 20, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday.
Speaking to the press on the availability of Sputnik V, the chief minister said, "We have been assured that after June 20, we will get some doses. Sputnik V vaccine is not being produced domestically so far. Right now they are importing the vaccine and will start manufacturing in August. A part of the doses imported from Russia will be provided to Delhi."
Non-Essential Shops to Open in Maharashtra for 5 Days a Week
With daily-reported COVID-19 cases going down in Mumbai, the state government has announced that all non-essential shops can operate for five days (Monday to Friday), from 7 am to 2 pm while adhering to the odd-even rule, and shall remain closed on weekends.
Singapore Among First Countries To Start Vaccinating 12-18 Year-Olds
Singapore is opening up its COVID-19 vaccination programme to adolescents from Tuesday to help contain the latest outbreak that has infected some students, and will step up testing and tracing, reported Reuters.
The city-state is among the first countries in the world to offer vaccines to teenagers before completing inoculation of adults.
The city-state will open up vaccination for 12-18 year-old adolescents, followed by the last group of young adults aged 39 years and below.
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