The first reported new coronovirus infection since January crossed 18,000 on Saturday.
Last week, a team from the Ministry of Health visited Maharashtra and reported that among the possible causes of increasing cases in the city are – COVID inappropriate behavior, epidemic fatigue, missed cases due to “lack of disease apprehension”, super Spreading events and recent congestion due to gram panchayat elections, marriages, reopening of schools and congested public transport.
However, the report asserted that the situation in Maharashtra was not unique and a similar combination of events was responsible for the increase in other states as well.
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As the campaign progresses, people fear an increase in COVID cases
As the speed of the municipal election campaign increases, people in Visakhapatnam increase the number of COVID-19 cases. A large number of public meetings and rallies are being organized as a part of election campaign in which safety norms are completely ignored.
“We were confined to our homes for about two months, when the epidemic was at its peak last year. The smell of sanitizers and bleaching powder emanating from our colonies. More than 100 people were affected and more than 10 people died due to the virus. We hope those terrible days did not recur. But the news of the second COVID wave is intimidating to us, ”said the resident of Koburbithota. Said Sagar, which was a hotspot last year.
In some areas, which are witnessing vigorous election campaigns, the earlier control areas were. The second wave started after some states like Maharashtra, some locals, especially from the hold areas, are in a panic mode.
Teachers are tested more often in schools in Karnataka
In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in two government schools in Karnataka on Friday, the management of government and private schools are increasing surveillance to ensure that there are no clashes on their campuses.
Many management stated that they are willing to bear the cost of vaccination for their teachers.
Mansoor Ali Khan, a member of the Board of Management of the Delhi Public Group of Schools, said that they are conducting COVID-19 tests for their teachers once a month after the reopening of their schools in January. “From now on, we will conduct tests on teachers and our staff every fortnight to ensure that our students and staff are safe.”
D. General Secretary of Associated Managments of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka. Shashi Kumar said that he would advise the management to bear the cost of vaccination. “Ideally, it is the responsibility of the government to bear the costs and ensure that teachers are vaccinated. But as it has not been done, we have asked schools to take this responsibility and bear at least 50% of the cost, ”he said.
BBMP formulates plans to increase testing and improve contract tracing
With more groups being unearthed, one of them, the government school, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palik (BBMP) commissioner N Manjunath Prasad, in an emergency meeting on Saturday, activated zonal officials to prevent further dissemination of COVID-19 Instructed to take steps. Especially in the outlying areas of the city.
Authorities have been directed to study the COVID-19 reports of the last two months to identify areas, areas and wards where more cases were detected and to take measures to curb the spread. . Mr. Prasad said that more citizens should be identified for the test.
The number of tests has come down, with around 38,000 tests conducted on Friday.
Health officials have been directed to identify signs of influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI), and ensure that they are tested for COVID-19. The number of trials should increase in areas where more cases are being reported, the civilian chief said.
Vaccination booth dedicated to women on 8 March
On International Women’s Day (8 March), CV Raman Hospital in Bengaluru and designated hospitals in other districts will be designated the ‘Pink Booth’, dedicated to immunization of women who meet the age criteria.
A release said that from Monday, an action plan has been prepared to prepare around 3,000 session sites in all districts under the jurisdiction of BBMP to bring COVID-19 vaccination on the ramp. The district control room has been sensitized to address any issues related to the COWIN portal, and 104 teams have been trained to handle questions related to the COVID-19 vaccination.
In Karnataka on Saturday, a total of 9,39,415 people were vaccinated. Of these, 28,725 were vaccinated on Saturday.
More front-line workers vaccinate than healthcare workers
According to official figures, more front-line workers have been vaccinated, despite a vaccination campaign for front-line workers beginning about a month after health workers. While vaccination of health workers began on 16 January, front-line workers, including police, paramilitary and government officials, began vaccinations from 13 February.
More than 3,38,251 (68%) 2,30,073 front-line workers had vaccinated as of Thursday and only 1,49,910 out of 2,38,256 (62.9%) health workers were vaccinated.
Officials said many health workers were infected with the virus and this is one of the reasons for the low turnout.
Delhi government officials said the enthusiasm is high due to “better awareness and communication” among front line employees. But according to officials, there have been cases of some level of “pressure” on them to take the vaccine.
As interim bail issued after Kovid-19 expires, Delhi HC asks undertrial prisoners to surrender
The Delhi High Court has instructed 3,499 undertrial prisoners who were allowed to keep the jails here in the de-congested prison amidst the COVID-19 epidemic, so that their term expires.
The decision of the Court was based on the recommendation of the Empowered Committee (HPC) constituted on the direction of the Supreme Court to dispose of jails to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A division bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and Talwant Singh said it was “unwilling” to extend the period of interim bail granted to these undertaking detainees (UTPs) under various criteria laid down by HPC in its several meetings.
IOCL Donates Truck to Carry Vaccines
The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has donated a refrigerated truck to the state government to transport COVID-19 vaccines to various parts of the state. Refrigerated bins will maintain temperatures in the range of two degrees Celsius to eight degrees Celsius.
Over 35 lakh custom-made trucks were given to Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan, p. Jaydev was assigned by Executive Director, IOCL, Tamil Nadu in the presence of TS Selvinayagam, Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Arun Kumar. Economic Advisor, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The truck is part of the Rs 3.24 crore equipment provided by IOCL and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited to the state government under its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
Night curfew imposed in four districts of Punjab
A night curfew was imposed in four districts of Punjab from Saturday to deal with the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.
Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan and Director General of Police Dinkar Gupta organized a meeting to review the COVID-19 status with all the Deputy Commissioners, District Police Chiefs and Civil Surgeons through a videoconferencing. The districts where the night curfew has been imposed are Jalandhar, SBS Nagar, Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala.
Night curfew will remain unchanged in the districts from 11 am to 5 am
Unlike other states charged by the Center, there was no increase in daily affairs in Kerala.
Since mid-February, a spike in new cases was reported daily from some states, including Maharashtra. For the last days, the Health Ministry kept repeating the message that Kerala is also “seeing a spurt in new cases daily”. Even as recently as on 6 March, the Ministry of Health unfairly implicated Kerala for an increase in cases when it said that “Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka COVID-19 daily in new cases Report an increase. “
Kerala continues to contribute a high number of cases on a daily basis. However, there has been no upsurge or spike in daily affairs, as seen in other states. In fact, Kerala has been witnessing a steady decline in daily affairs since the end of January.
“From the second peak of 6,078 seven-day moving average cases on 23 January, we are seeing a steady decline in cases in Kerala. Health economist and consultant in Kochi, Kerala, Drs. From January to the fourth week, daily affairs have seen a 50% drop in the seven-day moving average, says Rizzo John. “On March 4, the seven-day moving average daily situation in Kerala was 2,996. The total number of daily cases on March 4 was 2,616. “
While other states have reduced the number of daily tests in recent months, Kerala continues to have the same number of daily tests.
Vaccine count crosses 20 million
More than 20 million vaccine doses have been given since the program began on 16 January, including 7.6 million seniors and 1.4 million individuals above 45, and the comorbidities receiving their first dose on Saturday.
Nearly 70 million health workers (HCWs) have been vaccinated with at least one dose of kovaxin or covishield and more than 3.5 million of them have received their follow-up dose after at least four weeks, the recommended schedule. About 63 lakh Frontline Workers (FLW) have been given a second dose of 1.4 million with one dose.
The second phase of the vaccination campaign appears to be vaccinating more people than the first phase of the practice. In contrast to 1-3 lakh HCW workers in the initial weeks of the vaccination program, close to 7-8 lakh have been vaccinated for most days last week.
Joe Biden’s COVID-19 rescue plan clears significant Senate hurdle
The US Senate voted Saturday to approve a $ 1.9 trillion relief package, in which President Joe Biden vows will revive the country’s epidemic economy, capping hours of debate, frenzied talks and a marathon hall voting session.
Passed by 50 to 49 votes in a party line vote, the sweeping legislation now reverts to the Democratic-majority House of Representatives, where it is expected to be adopted, except for a last-minute setback.
Without the progressive priority of a minimum wage increase to $ 15 per hour, the stimulus bill marks Mr. Biden’s victory for Democrats as he stamped out an epidemic that killed more than 500,000 in the United States Granted and controlled its economy.
“I promised that the help of the American people is on the way,” Mr. Biden said at an address from the White House, after the plan was approved along strict party lines. “Today, I can say that we have taken another huge step forward in fulfilling that promise,” he said. “It was obviously not easy. It was not always beautiful. But it was very desperately needed. “