Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has tested positive for COVID-19. He took to Twitter to inform on the same and wrote, "I have isolated myself and I am under home quarantine".
I have tested positive for Covid 19 today with mild symptoms. Following all the necessary protocols, I have isolated myself and I am under home quarantine. I request all those who have come in contact with me to isolate themselves and get tested.— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) January 11, 2022
"Lakshadweep vaccinates all eligible children in the age group of 15 to 18 years. With this, it has become the first among UTs and States to have achieved this feat", S Asker Ali, District Collector & Secy, UT Lakshadweep, informed.
Maharashtra has reported 34,424 new COVID cases and 22 deaths. The number of Omicron cases in the state is 1,281 including 499 discharges.
COVID19 | 34,424 new cases & 22 deaths in Maharashtra today; Active case tally rises to 2,21,477. The number of Omicron cases in the state is 1,281 including 499 discharges pic.twitter.com/3wxca9tGYx— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
Odisha government has decided to prohibit religious congregations on Makar Sankranti and Pongal on January 14 amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state; places of worship will remain closed on the occasion.
"COVID-19 vaccines that have high impact on prevention of infection and transmission, in addition to the prevention of severe disease and death, are needed and should be developed," the World Health Organization's Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition said in a statement.
"Till yesterday, 345 Omicron cases have been reported including 155 people discharged. It shows cases are increasing due to the Delta variant. Both Delta and Omicron variants are present. There is a 100% increase in cases in one week time", Kerala Health Minister Veena George informed.
"Vaccination coverage of 1st dose in the state stands at 99% and of the second dose at 82%. Vaccination of children in the age group of 15 to 18 years stands at 39%. A total of 60,421 persons have taken 'precautionary dose'", she added.
The Karnataka government announced additional containment measures amid increasing COVID cases in the state. According to the new guidelines, "All rallies, dharnas, protests prohibited. Marriage functions are permitted with not more than 200 people in open spaces and 100 people in closed places. Intensive surveillance to be conducted at the border of Maharashtra, Kerala & Goa".
The Government of India informed that the country's COVID vaccination coverage has crossed 153.70 crores with over 76 lakh doses administered till 7 pm today. More than 18 lakh 'Precaution Doses' administered so far.
Mumbai has reported 11,647 new COVID cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours. It is the lowest reported since last one week.
Kerala has reported 9,066 new COVID cases with 2064 recoveries, and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours.
ICMR's National Task Force for COVID-19 has decided against including antiviral drug Molnupiravir in the Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19 as of now, official sources said
India all-rounder Washington Sundar has tested positive for COVID-19 and is doubtful for the three-match ODI series against South Africa starting January 19.
The 22-year old Tamil Nadu player tested positive for the virus in Bengaluru and has not yet joined the other white-ball cricketers in Mumbai, who are scheduled to leave for South Africa in a day or two.
"Washington has tested positive for COVID-19 and is yet to join the other white ball specialists in Mumbai. He was in Bengaluru (at the National Cricket Academy) when he tested positive," BCCI sources said.
It is learnt that Washington will not be able to travel in the chartered flight along with the other selected players and it is not yet clear if he would be individually flown to South Africa by the BCCI at a later date.
The ODI series against South Africa begins in Paarl on January 19. The second ODI is scheduled at the same venue on January 21, following which the team will travel to Cape Town for the series-finale.
Washington, who has been out of action since the tour of England last year due to an injury, returned to domestic cricket and did well for his state team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where Tamil Nadu reached the final.
) The Delhi government will launch online yoga and pranayam classes for COVID-19 patients in home isolation from January 12, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.
He also said that this initiative will be the first of its kind in the world.
There will be eight classes of one hour each from 6 am to 11 am and 4 pm to 7 pm under the the "Dilli ki Yogshala" programme, the chief minister said during an online briefing.
"To help patients who are recovering at home, the Delhi government has brought forward a one of a kind programme. The programme will be unique in itself throughout the globe. In my understanding, we are the first to design something like this," he said during an online briefing.
Kejriwal said registration links will be sent to patients in home isolation and they can register for the classes according to their convenience.
"Classes will be held in batches of 15 and we have sufficient instructors to look after 40,000 patients," he said.
Kejriwal said that COVID-19 cases are rapidly rising throughout the country. Delhi too is witnessing a rise but it is being seen that the speed of spread of the virus has slowed down, the chief minister said.
"I hope that this trend will continue for the near future and the Covid spread comes down. At present, barely 1,500-2,000 hospital beds have been occupied by Covid patients and the rest are in home isolation," he added.
Kejriwal said that instructors have been given specific training for yoga asanas and practices related to COVID-19 recovery.
"Yoga and pranayam greatly add on to one's immunity. I would not claim that they offer complete protection against the virus but they definitely help one cope and recover more efficiently," he said.
The chief minister said they do not want this to be "some large scale broadcast that the masses follow".
"We want this to be a proper treatment regimen for every single patient. Even though Omicron (variant of coronavirus) is mild, I hope this programme will aid every patient in their recovery. The patients will not only get treated but also gain a sense of mental and spiritual peace," he said.
"Yesterday (Jan 10), 22 police personnel were found infected with COVID. Today 6-7 personnel tested positive. Till now, none of the infected personnel have been admitted to a hospital, their condition is stable. One suspected case with comorbidities admitted to hospital", Nagpur Police Commissioner informed.
Full vaccination or negative RT-PCR COVID-19 test report not older than 48 hours a must:
#Omicron: Tamil Nadu Govt issues SOP for Jallikattu events, allows only 150 spectators or 50% of seating capacity (whichever is less)— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2022
Full vaccination or negative RT-PCR test report not older than 48 hours a must
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"Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who had tested COVID positive yesterday is recovering well," said A. Bharat Bhushan Babu, Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence
A team of doctors from Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt examined Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who had tested COVID positive, yesterday. He is recovering well: A. Bharat Bhushan Babu, Principal Spokesperson, Ministry of Defence— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
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2 Karnataka Congress leaders test positive for COVID-19 after attending Padyatra; one leader hospitalised, another in isolation:
#BREAKING | 2 Karnataka Congress leaders test positive for COVID-19 after attending Padyatra; one leader hospitalised, another in isolation— Republic (@republic) January 11, 2022
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"About 22,000 COVID cases with a positivity rate of 24-25% in the last few days...Don't worry, we will not impose lockdown," says Delhi CM Kejriwal.
About 22,000 COVID cases with a positivity rate of 24-25% in the last few days...Don't worry, we will not impose lockdown...At the DDMA meet we requested Central govt officials to cover the entire NCR for restrictions, they assured us on the same: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/FlXDAOx05O— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
"Lockdown may be imposed in the city so I've decided to go back to my native state. I am not getting any work due to Covid restrictions, it is tough to survive without any income," says Amrinder Kumar Yadav, a driver.
Gurugram | Daily wage workers return home amid Covid restrictions— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
Lockdown may be imposed in the city so I've decided to go back to my native state. I am not getting any work due to Covid restrictions, it is tough to survive without any income: Amrinder Kumar Yadav, a driver pic.twitter.com/E5bLHi7cW9
Delhi Healthcare workers, frontline workers, & senior citizens queue up outside a vaccination centre in GTB Nagar to take 'precaution dose' on the second day of its roll out:
Delhi: Healthcare workers, frontline workers, & senior citizens queue up outside a vaccination centre in GTB Nagar to take 'precaution dose' on the second day of its roll out pic.twitter.com/k7ue8WqvQw— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
Karnataka: Precautionary dose of COVID vaccine being administered at Malleswaram Government School
Karnataka | Precautionary dose of Covid vaccine being administered at Malleswaram Government School, Bangalore for front line workers and senior citizens on the second day of its roll out pic.twitter.com/uLcVDpInfC— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and was hospitalised in Mumbai:
The nationwide drive for healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people aged 60 and above with comorbidities kicked off yesterday, January 10. Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin took the 'precautionary dose' of the COVID vaccine on Tuesday.
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin takes 'precautionary dose' of COVID vaccine.— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
The nationwide drive for healthcare workers, frontline workers, and people aged 60 and above with comorbidities kicked off yesterday, January 10. pic.twitter.com/bSfOG70mXl
"I took my precaution dose on payment today. We need hope and not horror to fight with Covid-19. All eligible people should get administered with precaution dose," says the Minister
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes precaution dose of Covid vaccines— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
"I took my precaution dose on payment today. We need hope and not horror to fight with Covid-19. All eligible people should get administered with precaution dose," says the Minister pic.twitter.com/t3uNoOBvHM
Amid a surge in COVID cases in Delhi with a total of 70 deaths reported since the last week of Dec 2021, all hospitals have been directed with fresh orders:
Amid surge in COVID cases in Delhi with a total of 70 deaths reported since last week of Dec 2021, all hospitals are directed to issue necessary directions to ensure timely management of hospital admissions, satisfactory levels of patient care and analysis of COVID deaths pic.twitter.com/c7WKObRLGR— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will be doing a virtual meeting with all Indian Medical Association leaders and senior doctors across the country on Covid management at 11:30 am today:
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will be doing a virtual meeting with all Indian Medical Association leaders and senior doctors across the country on Covid management at 11:30 am today— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022
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'Work from home shall be followed. All restaurants & bars shall be closed, takeaways allowed,' adds DDMA order:
All private offices in Delhi shall be closed, except those which are falling under the exempted category; work from home shall be followed. All restaurants & bars shall be closed, takeaways allowed: DDMA in its revised guidelines pic.twitter.com/Or74McCXKI— ANI (@ANI) January 11, 2022