In further relaxation to Mumbaikars, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has allowed shops to remain open on all seven days of the week during Unlock 3 from August 5. The BMC has also allowed all the liquor shops to open as long it strictly adheres to the COVID-19 guidelines. A circular to this effect was issued by the BMC on Monday and will come into effect on August 5. “All shops shall remain open on…"BMC allows Mumbai shops to open all 7 days from Aug 5"
Union Minister of State from Home G Kishan Reddy on Saturday said that all states in the country should follow the “Delhi model” to contain the spread of COVID-19. Reddy said that he was personally monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Delhi. It is to be noted that the capital city has recorded an impressive COVID-19 recovery rate of 84%. He made the statement when he was visiting the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research…"Union Minister G Kishan Reddy’s advice to states"
Maharashtra’s new COVID-19 cases on Thursday breached the 11,000-mark, while 266 more deaths were recorded, health officials said. Touching a new high, the state saw 11,147 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous peak of 10,576 on July 22. With the fresh fatalities, the state’s death toll went up to 14,729, while the total cases touched 411,798 – both highest in the country. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally is now higher than Mexico which has 408,449 cases, ranking…"Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count overtakes Mexico, Peru"
With Cinemas halls in the country closed since March due to COVID-19, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has recommended to the Union Home Ministry that they be allowed to reopen in August. I&B Secretary Amit Khare indicated this at a closed-door industry interaction with the CII Media Committee on Friday. He said his opposite number in the Home Ministry, Ajay Bhalla, will take the final call. Khare said that he has recommended that cinema halls may…"I&B Ministry recommends reopening cinemas in August"
Following a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, over 1,500 COVID-19 beds are available in four government hospitals in Delhi, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. “Visible results of the Union Govt`s effective intervention in managing #COVID19 situation in Delhi are apparent in number of COVID beds available in the 3 Central Govt hospitals and #AIIMS, New Delhi,” the Union Health Ministry said in a tweet…"Over 1,500 COVID-19 beds available in 4 govt hospitals in Delhi"
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on Thursday announced that Mumbai-based pharmaceutical firm Cipla is all set to launch drug Favipiravir for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. CSIR developed the process of using locally available chemicals to synthesise the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) and transferred the technology to Cipla. The drug has shown promising results in treating mild to moderate coronavirus cases during clinical trials. Related:- Risk, Promises & the Future of Canadian Immigration…"Cipla to launch COVID-19 treatment drug Favipiravir"
China has long banned foreign companies that could compete with its domestic companies. Google, Facebook, Netflix, Bing, Twitter, Pinterest, and Quora are just a few of the companies that are not permitted to do business in China. That, coupled with trade wars, COVID-19, and a growing sense of China’s emergence as a reckless, expansionist and authoritarian regime, with scant regard for shared values in the global socio-economic order, have made it both easy and necessary…"Self-Reliant India: Google Comes Calling"
The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients further has improved to 59.07% even as the number of cases continues to rise, government data showed on Tuesday. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 5,66,840 on Tuesday with the death toll jumping to 16,893. This shows that the fatality rate among COVID-19 patients in India is 2.98%. While there are 2,15,125 active cases, all under active medical supervision, 3,34,821 patients have been cured and…"COVID-19 recovery rate in India inches closer to 60%"
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Sunday informed that the rate of growth of coronavirus cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi has reduced to 1.02 per cent in June from 12 per cent in April. It said that proactive measures by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ensured an improved case doubling time to 43 days in May and 78 days in June. “Being densely populated (2,27,136 persons/sq km), Dharavi had 491 cases in April…"COVID-19 growth rate in Mumbai’s Dharavi"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there is a need to fight rumours of lockdown and plan phase 2 of Unlock even as the number of coronavirus cases rises rapidly in the country. The Prime Minister held the second part of two-day interaction with chief ministers of various states and Union territories via video conferencing to discuss the situation post Unlock 1.0 and plan for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat,…"fight rumours of lockdown & plan for Unlock 2.0"