COVID-19: States asked to draw up robust strategy to deal situation


The Central Government has directed all the states to draw up a robust strategy and mechanism for the testing, quarantine and treatement of COVID-19 positive cases in view of the surge in number of migrant labourers expected to reach different parts of India in the days to come.

The Health and AYUSH ministers jointly launched clinical research studies on Ayurveda interventions as an add-on to standard care to COVID-19 situation.

An official release said as many as 3,561 new confired cases were reported during the past 24 hours. As many as 1,084 patients have been cured during the same period.

Chandigarh: The Chandigarh Administrator has directed that all responsible citizens should inform about their own sickness, if any to the nearest dispensary. He appealed to the local leaders and neigbours to intimate the Administration about any person in their area showing symptoms of COVID. Till date 38,44,867 of cooked food packets have been distributed among the destitute and needy persons in UT Chandigarh.

Punjab: As the state prepares to handle a large influx of NRIs from other nations and stranded people from across the country, Chief Minister has issued a series of directives to check the spread of the deadly COVID-19, including strict directives to the Health Department to ensure mandatory screening of all such returnees, with institutional quarantine for those coming back from high-risk regions of India, and hotel/home quarantine for the NRIs.

Haryana: The Haryana Urban Local Bodies Department has issued directions for imposing penalties and fines for violation of social distancing norms in the market areas within the Municipal limits. Haryana Government is steadfast to provide employment and boost the economy of the state for which automated approvals are being given at the portal and so far 19,626 units have been approved and 11,21,287 workers have been allowed to work.

Kerala:The first Air India Express flight from Abu Dhabi with177 adults & 4 infants will land at 9.40 pm tonight in Kochi marking the beginning of the historic Vande Bharat mission. Another Air India Express from Dubai is to land at Kozhikode by 10.30 pm tonight. Expats to be quarantined as per MHA guidelines. The govt. stops issuing travel pass to bring back Keralites stranded in other states due to delay in quarantining. Migrant workers today staged protests in Kannur &Ernakulam districts demanding return to their native places. 6 more Keralites lost their lives to Covid19 in the UK,US and the Gulf. 8 districts have become Covid free, with 30 active cases in the State.

Tamil Nadu: Special train with 1,136 passengers from Tamil Nadu leaves for Ranchi. Industries in deep distress as lakhs of migrant workers, including 32,000 from Coimbatore, have expressed their interest in returning home. Transit passes mandatory to buy essentials, liquor amid lockdown in Madurai. Despite demands from opposition parties not to open TASMAC outlets, the sale of liquor has commences across the State on Thursday, except in a few districts. Total cases till now: 4829, Active cases: 3275, Deaths: 35, Discharged: 1516.

Karnataka: Today 8 new cases confirmed. 3 each in Davangere&Kalburgi and 1 each in Belagavi& Bangalore. Today one 55 year old female patient succumbed to Covid at Davangere. Total cases till now 701. So far 30 people dead, and 363 people cured and discharged.

Andhra Pradesh: Nine people were killed and more than 200 injured in the Vizag chemical gas leak incident at LG Polymers chemical early in the morning. PM dials CM Jagan Mohan Reddy over the gas leak incident, assures Centre’s support. Green zone district Vizianagaram reported 3 positive cases for the first time. 56 Covid +ve cases reported, 51 discharged and two deaths reported in the last 24 hours after testing 8087 samples. Total cases rise to 1833. Active cases: 1015, Recovered: 780, Deaths: 38. Districts leading in +ve cases: Kurnool (540), Guntur (373), Krishna (316).

Telangana: 2,803 stranded workers left for their states from Telangana on Wednesday. Telangana high court on Wednesday directed the state government to furnish to the court within two days the steps it is taking to rescue persons caught in emergency health situations. Despite the State government allowing private offices to resume operations with 33% workforce, the IT/ITeS sector is waiting for more clarity before drawing up their back-to-office strategies. Total cases till now: 1107, Active cases: 430, Deaths 29; Cured: 648.

Arunachal Pradesh: CM says that Chief Ministers Relief Fund has so far received a sum of Rs.19.89crore and expenditure incurred on Covid related relief till date has been Rs. 9.49crore.Total 32,751 free LPG cylinders delivered under PMGKY in Arunachal Pradesh.

Assam: CM held a meeting with the Chairman and members of the Advisory Committee for revitalisation of economy of the state due to Coronavirus outbreak.

Meghalaya: IIM Umsawli in Meghalaya converted into largest Corona care centre in the state with 258 beds, floors segregated for staff, suspected cases and patients.

Manipur:Govt permits MNREGA work in rural areas with strict enforcement of social distancing, all educational institutions in the state to maintain academic schedule through online teaching.

Mizoram: Muster Roll Employees from the Public Health Engineering Department in Mizoram contributed Rs.1 lakh in CM Relief Fund for COVID19 pandemic.

Nagaland: CM inspects Tuensang district hospital, distributes relief items to daily wage earners. Deputy CM donates walkie-talkie sets to Village Councils of Tuensang, Longleng, Kiphere&Shammator.

Maharashtra: State reported 1,233 new Covid cases- a new single-day high — taking its tally to 16,758, while 34 more deaths raised the toll to 651. Mumbai alone has reported more than 10,500 cases now.Although Mumbai accounts for highest number of Covid positive cases, it is also the only city that has conducted one lakh plus tests. Everyday upto 4,500 tests are being conducted in 6 public and 11 private labs. However the rate of positivity has increased to 10% as against 3% in early April, indicating rapid spread of the infection. The Maharashtra government has asked 25,000 private doctors in Mumbai to report to hospitals treating Covid-19 patients immediately. The doctors will be provided protective gear and will be paid for working in an emergency, the state government said in a notice. Doctors above the age of 55 have been exempted from the move.

Gujarat: State reported 380 new Covid cases taking the number of positive cases in the state to 6,625, while the death toll due to the pandemic rose to 396. Out of 380 new cases, 291 were reported from Ahmedabad.

Rajasthan: The Rajasthan government has sealed interstate borders to stop the entry of unauthorised people to check the spread of Covid-19 in the state.The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 3355. Rajasthan has recorded the highest recovery rate of 46.98 among major states.

MP: In Madhya Pradesh, the number of positive cases is 3,138. With 1,099 people cured, the state has recorded a recovery rate of approximately 33%.


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