Covid Roundup: Schools to open for classes 9 to 12 in Haryana from July 16; Restrictions eased in Punjab and more | India News – Times of India

New Delhi: India on Friday reported 43,393 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country’s caseload to 3,07,52,950, while active cases came down to 4,58,727.
Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 4,05,939 with 911 fresh deaths.
Active cases comprise 1.49 per cent of the total infections and the national COVID-19 recovery rate is 97.19 per cent.

here are the latest covid Related developments across India:
‘Visions from tourist destinations cause serious concern’
Union Health Ministry On Friday expressed concern over overcrowding at hill stations and people violating COVID-19 norms at tourist places.
The Center said the sightings of tourist places and the way people are meeting without following the COVID protocol is “a serious cause for concern”.
Ministry of Health Urged people to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocols such as wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing.

Tourists gather on Mall Road after the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. (ANI photo)

‘The second wave of Kovid-19 is not over yet, more than 10 percent positive in 66 districts’
The Union Health Ministry on Friday cautioned that the second wave of Kovid-19 is not over yet and said that it is necessary to follow the COVID protocol to stop the second wave completely.
The ministry said that 66 districts of the country have registered more than 10 per cent positivity for the week ended July 8.
Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal said that 80 per cent of the new cases are coming from 90 districts- indicating the need to focus in these areas.
‘More than 50% of the total COVID cases reported from Kerala, Maharashtra
The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that more than half of the total COVID-19 cases are being reported from Kerala and Maharashtra.
The Health Ministry said that the country is still dealing with a second wave and urged people to continue to follow the appropriate COVID-19 behaviour.
“80% of new COVID cases in India were reported from 90 districts in 15 states and union territories, indicating the need to focus on these areas. 66 districts in 17 states and union territories reported in the week ending July 8. reported a Covid positivity rate of more than 10 per cent,” the health ministry said.
“More than half of the Covid-19 cases reported in India last week are from two states – Maharashtra (21%) and Kerala (32%), it added.
after Delta Plus, Now cotton wool Identified strain in eastern Uttar Pradesh
After two cases of the Delta Plus strain were reported in Deoria and Gorakhpur, a patient tested positive for the Kappa strain of Covid-19 in Sant Kabir Nagar.
The 66-year-old patient has died. The strain was detected during the genome sequencing exercise.
Their sample was collected routinely on June 13 and sent to CSIR’s Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi. The results came a few days ago. Like Delta Plus, Kappa has also been declared a virus of concern.

Schools will open for classes 9 to 12 in Haryana from July 16
Haryana government has decided to open such schools in the state which are closed for the last 14 months.
Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal said on Friday that the state education department has decided to open the school from July 16 and its preparations have been completed.
Kanwar Pal said, “Schools will be opened in Haryana for classes 9 to 12 from July 16.”
DDMA orders closure of Delhi’s Ghaffar, Naiwala market for 48 hours
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Friday ordered the closure of a few more markets in the national capital, cracking down on persistent violations of Covid due diligence.
The COVID Management Authority observed gross violation of COVID norms at Ghaffar Market and Naiwala Market of the famous Karol Bagh market and directed the closure of both these markets for 48 hours.

Crowd at Delhi’s Karol Bagh market.

“Specifically, both these markets shall remain closed from 10 pm on Friday to 10 pm on July 11,” a Delhi government order said.
Last week, the DDMA ordered the closure of South Delhi’s popular Lajpat Nagar market for not following the appropriate COVID treatment.
‘Punjab opened colleges, cinema halls, malls’
The Punjab government on Friday lifted the weekend and night curfew and allowed reopening of colleges, cinema halls, malls, restaurants, bars and gyms to those who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Also, in view of the improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the state, indoor and outdoor gatherings of 200 people have been allowed as the case positivity rate has come down to 0.4 per cent.
However schools will remain closed.
‘Working actively with Moderna to see how its COVID vaccine can be made available in India’
The government on Friday said it is actively working with the Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna to see how its vaccine can be imported and made available in the country.
Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine was granted emergency use authorization last month.
Responding to a question at a press conference, Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said, “The modern vaccine is under emergency use authorization. The government is actively working with the manufacturers to ensure that the vaccine is developed in the country.” How to make available, import. In the country, those efforts are on the process to go through, is being actively pursued.”
(with agency input)


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