Odisha logs 2,703 new COVID-19 cases, biggest single-day spike in 6 months. Odisha Health Minister also tested positive for Covid.After a span of 7 months, daily cases surge crossed 1 lakh. India reports, 1,17,100 new Covid cases, 302 deaths in last 24 hours. 30,836 recoveries in last 24 hours increases total recoveries to 3,43,71,845.
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29 new cases take Arunachal’s COVID-19 tally to 55,436
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 103 after 29 more people, including five returnees from Goa, tested positive for the infection and only one patient recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Friday. The fresh infections raised the tally to 55,436, State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla emphasized that it is necessary for all concerned authorities in Delhi and the NCR Region to come together to tackle the virus. He reiterated on the need to have a unified strategy in the Delhi-NCR Region to tackle the COVID19 pandemic: MHA.
Swara Bhasker testes positive for Covid-19 and took to Instagram to write that she is in quarantine.
In view of surge in no. of COVID-19 cases, especially of Omicron variant in Delhi-NCR, Union Home Secretary chaired a meeting yesterday to review preparedness in Delhi NCR, which includes Delhi and nine bordering districts in the States of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana: MHA
Supreme Court allows 27% reservation for Other Backward Class (OBC) and 10% for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category in the All-India Quota (AIQ) seats for admission in the NEET for all medical seats as existing criteria this year.
Supreme Court allows NEET-PG Counselling for 2021-2022 based on existing EWS/OBC reservation.
Odisha Health Minister tests positive for Covid
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Law firms to function at 50% capacity during weekends in Karnataka
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, the government of Karnataka on Thursday informed that offices of advocates, lawyers, law firms are permitted to function with 50 per cent of their staff strength during weekends, strictly adhering to Covid appropriate behaviour. “It is clarified that Offices of Advocates, Lawyers, law firms are permitted to function with 50 per cent of their staff strength during weekends, strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behaviour. The movement of Advocates, lawyers and their staff is permitted on producing valid ID cards issued by their respective offices,” a circular released by the state government stated.
Odisha logs 2,703 new COVID-19 cases, biggest single-day spike in 6 months
Odisha on Friday registered its biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases in six months as 2,703 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The daily test positivity rate jumped to 3.92 per cent from 2.62 on the previous day. As many as 409 children are among the new patients, it said.
More than 154.32 crores vaccine doses were provided to States/UTs so far. Over 18.14 crores balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered: Union Health Ministry.
In view of rising Covid19 cases, Surajpur district health department has made functional about 600 oxygen beds, 60 ventilator beds. 20,000 medical kits for adults and 5000 for kids in stock. These are ready to be used when required: Gaurav Singh, District Collector.
3,007 Omicron cases have been reported in 27 States/UTs in India so far
A total of 3,007 Omicron cases were reported in 27 States/UTs of India so far. The number of persons recovered is 1,199, according to Union Health Ministry data.
After a span of 7 months, daily cases surge crossed 1 lakh. India reports, 1,17,100 new Covid cases, 302 deaths in last 24 hours. 30,836 recoveries in last 24 hours increases total recoveries to 3,43,71,845.
Odisha | 50-year-old woman, a resident of Agalpur in Bolangir district who had tested positive for Omicron variant of Covid-19, had died on December 27 last year in a Sambalpur hospital & her genome sequencing report was made available on Wednesday: Bolangir CDMO Snehalata Sahoo
Omicron may be less severe, but not ‘mild’: WHO
- The Omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to be a less severe disease than the Delta strain, but it does not mean it should be categorized as “mild”, World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.
UGC requests all Academic Institutions to accept Degree, Mark-sheets & other documents available in issued documents in DigiLocker account as valid documents: University Grants Commission
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Maharashtra | Four staff members of State Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil tested positive for COVID-19. Sample testing of people staying at the minister’s residence has been done, said the State Home Minister’s Office
Health workers don’t need to wear PPE kits: Experts
- Healthcare workers do not need to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while attending to Covid-19 patients in non-ICU areas. A well-fitting N95 mask and face shield are sufficient, says Dr Randeep Guleria, the director of AIIMS.According to Guleria, one may add gloves and gown for extra protection, but there is no need for a fluid resistant coverall (PPE kit). “All available evidence suggests that the virus that causes Covid-19 spreads when people breathe in air contaminated by droplets and airborne particles containing the virus. Surface contact has a much lesser or no role to play in disease transmission,” he explained.
“Offices of advocates/lawyers/law firms are permitted to function with 50% of their strength during weekends, strictly adhering to COVID appropriate behaviour. Movement of advocates, lawyers & staff permitted on producing valid ID cards,” says Karnataka Govt in an official letter
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Maharashtra | A total of 338 resident doctors from various hospitals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last four days, said President of Maharashtra State Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), Dr Avinash Dahiphale
COVID-19 | Mizoram reports 579 new cases; Active caseload stands at 3,018
Medical oxygen output ramped up to meet daily demand of 19,000 metric tonnes: Government
PM Modi to inaugurate the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) via video-conferencing today. The second campus has been built in line with the PM’s vision to expand & upgrade the health facilities in all parts of the country: PMO
In view of rising COVID-19 cases, government and sub-ordinate offices in the state will function with 50% staff attendance from January 7 to 31: Odisha Govt
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Activate control rooms, monitor those in home isolation, says government
- Aiming to ensure strict monitoring of Covid-19 patients under home isolation, the Centre has advised states to activate all Covid control rooms at the district and sub-district level to collate the daily status report of patients under home isolation and submit a report to the district administration.
Omicron slams UK retail recovery
- Restrictions imposed in the wake of the Omicron coronavirus variant have “wiped out” much of a recent recovery enjoyed by UK bricks-and-mortar stores, the British Retail Consortium revealed Friday.
- Much of the progress made in late 2021 “was wiped out in December as surging Omicron cases and new work-from-home advice deterred many from shopping in-store, particularly in towns and city centres”, noted BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson.
UN Security Council to meet Monday on North Korean missile launch
- The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors Monday to discuss the testing of what North Korea said was a hypersonic missile, according to diplomatic sources.
- The meeting was requested by the United States, France and the United Kingdom — three of the five permanent members on the Security Council — as well as Ireland and Albania, the sources said Thursday.