1.32 Lakh New COVID Cases, 2,713 Deaths in India; Tally at 2.85 Cr
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India on Friday, 4 June, reported 1,32,364 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,85,74,350. The death toll increased by 2,713 to 3,40,702.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 16,35,993 active cases across the country, while 2,65,97,655 patients have been discharged so far, with 2,07,071 discharges reported in the last 24 hours.
- Delhi recorded 523 new infections, with a positivity rate of 0.68 percent, and 50 fatalities on Friday
- India will receive vaccines from the US both under COVAX initiative and direct supply, part of the Global Allocation Plan of 25 million vaccines announced by President Biden, India’s ambassador to the US said
- The Maharashtra government on Thursday clarified that restrictions have not yet been lifted and a proposal is still under consideration, hours after a minister announced a five-level unlock plan
- More than 22.41 crore vaccine doses have been administered since India’s inoculation drive began in January
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523 Fresh COVID Cases in Delhi
Delhi on Friday reported 523 fresh infections, 50 deaths and 1,161 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate in the capital stands at 0.68 percent.
Visa Of "Stranded" Foreigners To Be Valid Till 31 August: Centre
Foreign nationals stranded in India because of the lockdowns will not have to apply for extension of their visas till 31 August, the Union Home Ministry has said in an order.
"...the Indian visa or stay stipulation period of such foreign nationals stranded in India will be considered as deemed to be valid till 31.08.2021 on gratis basis without levy of any overstay penalty. These foreign nationals will not be required to submit any application to the FRRO/FRO concerned for extension of their visas," the circular read.
Expert Panel on Oxygen Crisis to Start Functioning Once L-G Office Sends File: Delhi Dy CM
A four-member medical expert panel on the recent oxygen crisis will start functioning once the file returns from the Delhi Lieutenant Governor's office, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said on Friday.
If the panel finds deaths happened due to oxygen shortage, Rs 5 lakh compensation will be given to the families of the deceased, he added, reported PTI.
Deaths Due to Oxygen Shortage: Delhi HC Seeks Centre, AAP Govt's Stand on Plea Seeking CBI Probe
The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the stand of the Centre and the AAP government on a plea seeking a CBI probe into the deaths at Jaipur Golden Hospital due to alleged oxygen shortage, PTI reported.
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