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DDMA To Meet on 25 Feb To Discuss COVID Relaxations As Cases Decline

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Tracing a downward trend, India recorded 13,405 new cases, 34,226 recoveries, and 235 deaths on Tuesday, 22 February.

India's positivity rate stands at 1.24 percent, and the number of active cases has declined to 1,81,075.

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday, relaxed the previously imposed 50 percent capacity cap on meetings, rallies, and roadshows of political parties.

Biological E Ltd said in a statement on Monday that its Corbevax vaccine, India's first indigenously-developed Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) Protein subunit vaccine against COVID-19, has received emergency use authorisation (EUA) from India's drug regulator DGCI for age group 12-18 years.

Snapshot
  • New Delhi reported 498 new COVID cases, one death, and 411 recoveries, in the last 24 hours on Tuesday

  • Over 80 percent of India's adult population is now vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday

  • Queen Elizabeth tested positive for COVID-19, Buckingham Palace announced on Sunday

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10:12 PM , 22 Feb

EC Removes 50% Capacity Limit on Rallies, Roadshows

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday, relaxed the previously imposed 50 percent capacity cap on meetings, rallies, and roadshows of political parties.

"Considering the fact that the number of COVID cases have become very small in the poll bound states, the Commission, taking into account the need of the political parties and candidates, further relaxes the restrictions on campaigning with the immediate effect," the EC notice read.

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9:15 PM , 22 Feb

New Delhi Records 498 COVID Cases, One Death

New Delhi on Tuesday reported 498 new COVID cases, one death, and 411 recoveries, in the last 24 hours

There are 2,367 active cases in the national capital with 0.96% positivity rate.

9:06 PM , 22 Feb

Karnataka Records 767 New COVID Cases, 29 Deaths

Karnataka on Tuesday reported 767 fresh cases of coronavirus and 29 fatalities, taking the aggregate to 39,38,032 and the toll to 39,845.

There were 1,692 discharges, pushing the total number of recoveries to 38,87,744, a Health bulletin said. The total number of active cases across the state is now 10,406.

7:45 PM , 22 Feb

DDMA To Discuss COVID Relaxations in Friday Meeting

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will hold a meeting on Friday, 25 February to further discuss about relaxation in COVID restrictions amid a drop in cases.

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Published: 22 Feb 2022, 10:10 AM IST
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