Coronavirus News Highlights: SII to supply 10 cr Covishield doses in June; Cases rising in some Maharashtra districts, warns CM Uddhav Thackeray

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Updated: May 31, 2021 12:06:31 am

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Coronavirus Cases in India Live News, Covid-19 Cases in India Latest UpdateSome states have started the unlock process but have urged people to Covid-19 appropriate protocol. (Photo Source: PTI)

Covid-19 Cases and Deaths Count in India Today Highlights: Despite the decline in new cases coming in 24-hours, the concern for active cases/ new cases reported remains worrisome. As states, the centre dispute availability of vaccination vials, the centre is likely to take the front seat again in battling the Covid-19 outbreak. According to a report by PTI, the centre on Saturday decided to reconstitute the six empowered groups that will look after the Coronavirus management in the country.

There are likely to be 10 panels to look after the vaccination supply and inventory, availability of oxygen, oxygen production, import, emergency responses, the establishment of PSA plants, and managing economic welfare measures.

The move comes as India– despite showing a decline in daily cases– witnessed 173,790 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours (ending 8 am on Sunday). During the same time, the country recorded 3,617 deaths. While the number of new cases has declined, it is still big enough for the government to take it as a cause of worry. Meanwhile, the latest data suggests that the number of patients recovered since yesterday has been recorded at 2,84,601. The active caseload in the country has come to 22,28,724, whereas a drop of around one lakh cases was seen from a day before.

Meanwhile, lockdowns are expected to continue for some states like Kerala. The state Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that lockdown will be extended to June 9 in Kerala. However, the “triple lockdown” imposed in Malappuram district has been lifted. With the rise in cases, Goa too will extend the curfew by another week. As the positivity rate is still around 22 per cent in the state, restrictions have been extended till June 7.

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    22:01 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra govt releases guidelines in wake of lockdown extension till June 15

    Maharashtra government releases a set of guidelines in the wake of lockdown extension in the state, till June 15. "All essential shops that are currently allowed to operate between 7-11 am may be allowed to operate between 7 am to 2 pm," states order (ANI)

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    21:50 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 18,600 new COVID-19 cases and 22,532 discharges in last 24 hours

    Maharashtra reports 18,600 new COVID-19 cases, 402 deaths, and 22,532 discharges in the last 24 hours

    Active cases 2,71,801

    Case tally 57,31,815Death toll 94,844Total recovered cases 53,62,370  (ANI)

    21:22 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Govt of India targets to procure 20-25 crore vaccine doses by July end

    Government of India targets to procure 20-25 crore vaccine doses by July end, and 30 crore doses in August-September. Serum Institute of India (SII) will provide 10-12 crore doses of Covishield vaccine to Govt next month (June): Govt Sources (ANI)

    21:11 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Coronavirus cases rising in some districts of Maharashtra, says CM Uddhav Thackeray

    Coronavirus cases rising in some districts of Maharashtra. Even after decline in daily coronavirus cases, current numbers in Maharashtra near peak of previous wave: CM Uddhav Thackeray (PTI)

    20:35 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha govt announces extension of lockdown for 16 more days till June 17

    Odisha govt announces extension of lockdown for 16 more days till June 17 to curb spread of COVID-19: Official. (PTI)

    20:10 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: 20,378 new cases and 382 fatalities reported in Karnataka today

    COVID-19 | 20,378 new cases, 28,053 recoveries, and 382 fatalities reported in Karnataka today

    Active cases 3,42,010Case tally 25,87,827 (ANI)

    19:55 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Uttar Pradesh reports 1908 new COVID-19 cases and 140 deaths in last 24 hours

    Uttar Pradesh reports 1908 new COVID-19 cases, 6713 recoveries and 140 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases at 41,214 (ANI)

    19:42 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Madhya Pradesh govt offices allowed to operate at 50% strength from June 1

    Madhya Pradesh govt offices allowed to operate at 50% strength from June 1 as part of phase-wise unlocking of the 'corona curfew' restrictions |Read More

    19:28 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra BJP says actor got vaccinated out of turn; probe ordered

    The Thane Municipal Corporation on Sunday ordered an inquiry after the BJP alleged that an actor was vaccinated against COVID-19 out of turn at a civic health centre operated by a private firm. The BJP had, on Saturday, claimed the actor was given a photo ID card identifying her as a supervisor by the private firm, which enabled her to get vaccinated at TMC's Parking Plaza centre under the "frontline worker" priority category.

    "TMC commissioner Vipin Sharma has ordered an inquiry under the deputy municipal commissioner (health) to find out if this woman actor got vaccinated out of turn. The report has to be submitted in three days," TMC spokesperson and DMC Sandeep Malavi told reporters. "There are news reports that Meera Chopra was vaccinated at a centre in Thane. The inquiry will look into all aspects of the matter and recommend action if there is any wrongdoing," Malavi added. (PTI)

    19:05 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Telangana government extends lockdown for 10 more days

    COVID-19 | Telangana government extends the lockdown for 10 more days in the State. The daily relaxation period extended from 6 am to 1pm. Detailed guidelines to be issued soon (ANI)

    18:52 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Rajasthan reports 2,298 cases, 66 deaths and 9,636 recoveries today

    COVID19 | Rajasthan reports 2,298 fresh cases, 66 deaths and 9,636 recoveries today; active cases 49,224 (ANI)

    18:37 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jammu & Kashmir government issues Covid related restrictions

    Jammu & Kashmir government issues Covid related restrictions, to be implemented from tomorrow until further orders

    Weekend curfew to continue in all 20 districts; Salons, liquor shops to open for 3 days; Gyms, spas, swimming pools, cinemas, bars to remain closed (ANI)

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    18:23 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala reports 19,894 new COVID-19 cases, 186 deaths 

    Kerala reports 19,894 new COVID-19 cases, 186 deaths and 29,013 recoveries today; active cases at 2,23,727 (ANI)

    18:16 (IST)30 May 2021
    Will be able to manufacture, supply 10 cr Covishield doses in June: Serum Institute to Centre

    Serum Institute of India (SII) has informed the government that it will be able to manufacture and supply nine to 10 crore doses of Covishield in June, official sources said on Sunday amid complaint by states about the shortage of anti-coronavirus vaccine jabs. In a recent letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, SII said its employees have been working round the clock in spite of various challenges because of the pandemic. |Read More

    18:05 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Delhi reports 946 fresh COVID-19 cases, 78 new deaths

    Delhi recorded 946 fresh COVID-19 cases and 78 more deaths in the past 24 hours, according to a health bulletin issued on Sunday. The fatality rate in the city stands at 1.69 per cent, while the case positivity rate is 1.25 per cent, it said. There are 12,100 active cases in the national capital. |Read More

    17:55 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Maharashtra BJP says actor got vaccinated out of turn; probe ordered

    The Thane Municipal Corporation on Sunday ordered an inquiry after the BJP alleged that an actor was vaccinated against COVID-19 out of turn at a civic health centre operated by a private firm. The BJP had, on Saturday, claimed the actor was given a photo ID card identifying her as a supervisor by the private firm, which enabled her to get vaccinated at TMC's Parking Plaza centre under the "frontline worker" priority category. (PTI)

    17:54 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: AMNS India supplying oxygen cylinders to Odisha govt to fight pandemic

    Steel maker AMNS India on Sunday announced it is supplying 5,150 oxygen cylinders to the Odisha government to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The first tranche of 1,350 cylinders landed at the Bhubaneshwar airport on Sunday. These will be distributed by the state officials to medical centres across Odisha, ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AMNS) India said in a statement. A second consignment of 3,800 units is on its way and is expected to arrive in Odisha in the coming days, the Gujarat-based steel maker said. (PTI)

    17:38 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Will be able to manufacture, supply 10 cr Covishield doses in June, says Serum Institute to Centre

    Serum Institute of India (SII) has informed the government that it will be able to manufacture and supply nine to 10 crore doses of Covishield in June, official sources said on Sunday amid complaint by states about the shortage of anti-coronavirus vaccine jabs. In a recent letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, SII said its employees have been working round the clock in spite of various challenges because of the pandemic. READ MORE

    17:37 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Delhi reports 946 fresh COVID-19 cases, 78 new deaths

    Delhi recorded 946 fresh COVID-19 cases and 78 more deaths in the past 24 hours, according to a health bulletin issued on Sunday. The fatality rate in the city stands at 1.69 per cent, while the case positivity rate is 1.25 per cent, it said. There are 12,100 active cases in the national capital. According to the bulletin, 1,803 patients have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

    17:35 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Railways so far delivered over 21,392 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen to 15 states

    The Railways has delivered over 21,392 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in more than 1,274 tankers to 15 states, the national transporter said Sunday amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, 313 Oxygen Express trains have completed their journey while five loaded trains are on the run with more than 406 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in 23 tankers. Liquid Medical Oxygen delivery to Haryana and Karnataka has crossed 2,000 tonnes each while Tamil Nadu and Telangana each have received over 1,800 tonnes of the life-saving gas. (PTI)

    17:35 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Andhra Pradesh's COVID-19 recoveries breach 15 lakh-mark

    The total COVID-19 recoveries in Andhra Pradesh crossed 15 lakh on Sunday, resulting in a drop in the number of active cases as fresh positives too continued their downward slide for more than a week now. In 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, 21,133 Covid-19 patients in the state had recovered and 94 others succumbed while 13,400 new cases were reported, a health bulletin said. The gross positives went up to 16,85,142 and the recoveries to 15,08,515. (PTI)

    17:13 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: UP govt relaxes lockdown restrictions

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced relaxation of lockdown in the state with certain activities allowed from June 1. Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R K Tiwari said shops and markets outside containment zones will be allowed to open from June 1 onwards from 7 am to 7 pm for five days (Monday to Friday). Night curfew will remain in place from 7 pm to 7 am, he said.

    16:57 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Only 20,000-25,000 vaccine doses left for 18-44 age group in Assam, says Himanta

    Hinting at shortage of COVID-19 vaccines for the 18-44 age group in Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the state has only 20,000- 25,000 doses left as of now for the younger population. Visiting the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here, Sarma also said the state aims to inoculate around 30 per cent of its entire population by August 15 provided it receives the required doses. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Bihar CM announces solatium for kids orphaned due to COVID-19

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday announced special measures for rehabilitating children who have been orphaned due to COVID-19. Taking to his social media accounts, Kumar said his government would provide monthly stipends for the bereaved children, boarding facility for those left with no caretaker, and give special impetus to education of orphaned girls. (PTI)

    16:56 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Ficci for cancelling Class XII Board exams due to prevailing Covid situation

    Industry chamber Ficci has written to the central government to cancel Class XII Board examinations, cautioning that the current situation due to COVID-19 is not conducive for conducting physical examination. In a letter to HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Ficci President Uday Shankar said an alternate solution should be devised to determine academic progression. He said that a delayed examination schedule will not only affect those students seeking admission in Indian higher educational institutions, but also jeopardise the dreams of especially those aiming to pursue higher education overseas. (PTI)

    16:50 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Two men caught on tape throwing Covid patient's body into river

    Two men, one of them wearing a PPE kit, were caught on tape rolling down a coronavirus patient's body from over a bridge into a river in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur district. The video was shot by some people who were driving by the spot. After the visuals surfaced, police registered a case. Balrampur Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bahadur Singh on Sunday said the body has been identified as that of Prem Nath Mishra, a resident of Sohratgarh in UP's Siddharth Nagar district. (PTI)

    15:55 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Puducherry logs 930 new Covid-19 cases, 21 deaths push toll to

    The union territory of Puducherry added 930 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 taking the overall caseload to 1,03,826, a senior official of Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said on Sunday. Twenty-one more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours pushing the toll to 1,518, Director of Health and Family Welfare Services S Mohan Kumar said. (PTI)

    15:54 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Odisha asks RMRC to study impact of vaccines on people

    With COVID-19 positive cases being reported from various districts of Odisha post double dose of the vaccination, the state government has urged the Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), a unit of ICMR, to undertake a study on the impact of vaccines on the people.

    15:16 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Goa announces Rs 2 lakh compensation

    The Goa government on Sunday announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of COVID-19 victims who were either breadwinners of the family or hailed from poor backgrounds. Making the announcement in his Statehood Day address, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also said another scheme, called 'Mukhyamantri Anath Aadhar Yojana', will be launched, under which orphaned children will get monthly financial aid. (PTI)

    15:15 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Odisha logs 9,541 new COVID-19 cases, 33 fresh fatalities

    As many as 9,541 more people tested positive for COVID-19, taking the tally to 7,56,684 on Sunday, while 33 fresh fatalities raised the toll to 2,719, a health department official said. Of the 9,541 new cases, 5,343 were reported from quarantine centres, and the rest were detected during contact tracing, the official said. Accordingly, the number of active cases rose to 95,266, he said. (PTI)

    15:13 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Nearly 12 crore doses of Covid vaccine to be available in June: Health Ministry

    Nearly 12 crore doses of coronavirus vaccine will be available in June, the Health Ministry said on Sunday. In May, 7,94 crore doses were available for vaccination. In a statement, the ministry said the allocation of supplies to states and union territories is decided on the consumption pattern, population and vaccine wastage. "Visibility for availability of vaccines for the entire month of June 2021 has been provided well in advance to States/UTs...," it said. (PTI)

    14:45 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Oxygen Express delivers 2114.21 MT LMO to Kerala, Tamil Nadu

    TheSouthern Railway has delivered 2114.21 Metric Tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) to Tamil Nadu and Keralathrough 32 'Oxygen Express' trains to help these states tide over the difficulties in supply during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Three Oxygen Express trainshave so delivered380.2MT of Oxygen to Kerala, a railway statement said here on Saturday. All the three rakes were offloaded at Vallarpadam Container Terminal in Kochi. (PTI)

    14:15 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: COVID-19 fatalities nosedive to 13 in Jharkhand, total active cases plunge to 10,946

    Jharkhand reported 13 COVID-19 fatalities in the last 24-hours, the lowest in a single day in May, pushing the death toll to 4,958, a health department bulletin said on Sunday. The total active COVID-19 cases in the state plunged to 10,946, it said. The state had on May 2 registered a high of 159 fatalities due to COVID-19, the highest in a single day in the current month. (PTI)

    14:01 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Resident doctors needed in hospitals, decision to extend training not ex facie arbitrary: HC

    The Delhi High Court has said services of resident doctors are imperative for functioning of hospitals in the current situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the authorities' decision to extend their training beyond schedule cannot be ex facie arbitrary or unreasonable. The high court was hearing a plea by several doctors who are in DNB Super Speciality courses, challenging a May 4, 2021 notification by which the National Board of Examination (NBE) has extended their training beyond the scheduled date of its completion. (PTI)

    13:45 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Tribals in Pithoragarh flee into forest to escape COVID-19 test

    Residents of a tribal village here ran to a nearby forest when a team of district health workers came to their doorsteps recently to test them for COVID-19. Kuta Chaurani village is inhabited by Banrawats - an endangered tribe. The shy tribals fled to the adjoining forest on getting information about the arrival of a Covid testing team in their village on Friday, Didihat SDM KN Goswami said on Sunday. (PTI)

    13:37 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: US hospital sued over COVID-19 vaccine mandates

    hospital in the US has been sued by over 100 staffers for turning them into COVID-19 vaccine 'guinea pigs' by mandating them to get the shot. The plaintiffs filed suit against Houston Methodist Hospital Friday, the latest group of workers to challenge mandatory inoculations at essential workplaces. Attorney Jared Woodfill said he is representing 117 workers.

    13:35 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Resident doctors needed in hospitals, decision to extend training not ex facie arbitrary: HC

    The Delhi High Court has said services of resident doctors are imperative for functioning of hospitals in the current situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the authorities' decision to extend their training beyond schedule cannot be ex facie arbitrary or unreasonable. The high court was hearing a plea by several doctors who are in DNB Super Speciality courses, challenging a May 4, 2021 notification by which the National Board of Examination (NBE) has extended their training beyond the scheduled date of its completion.

    13:13 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Arunachal reports 461 new COVID-19 cases, 3 more deaths

    At least 461 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, pushing the tally in the northeastern state to 26,778, a senior health department official said on Sunday. The death toll rose to 114 after three more persons, including an 18-month old child, succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said, adding that they had comorbidities. (PTI)

    12:32 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Haryana extends lockdown till June 7, eases certain restrictions

    The Haryana government on Sunday extended the coronavirus-induced lockdown in the state by another week till June 7, easing restrictions on shop timings which will now be allowed to stay open from 9 am to 3 pm on odd-even days. The state government termed the lockdown "Mahamari Alert/Surkshit Haryana (Epidemic Alert/Safe Haryana)". (PTI)

    12:00 (IST)30 May 2021
    Coronavirus in India Live: Nation fighting Covid-19 with all its strength, says PM Modi

    During 2nd wave of COVID19, a major challenge was to supply medical oxygen to remote areas. To counter challenges that the country faced, drivers of Cryogenic oxygen tankers helped by working on war footing & saved lives of lakhs of people... The nation is fighting Covid-19 with all its strength: PM Modi 

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