For schools it has a preference for online learning if possible, but States and Union Territories will be able to make those decisions from 15 October, in a graded manner. , The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) issued a report in late March, in collaboration with researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Princeton University, where it said that a national lockdown is not "productive" and could cause "serious economic damage". With these cases, the number of confirmed cases in Purani Basti area of Katghora town, which has emerged as the COVID-19 hotspot in the state, has gone up to 16, he said. , From 4 May 2020, the lockdown was eased with several relaxations in all zones per Ministry of Home Affair's guidelines. Only those registered with the federal food welfare scheme were able to secure benefits. musn’t allow foreign interests take control of Indian corporate during COVID-19 crisis: Rahul Gandhi.  Thousands of people emigrated out of major Indian cities, as they became jobless after the lockdown. He died this morning,” Principal Secretary (Health) Nitin Madan Kulkarni said. Amid the lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, police in Dwarka district on Sunday launched a free cab service for senior citizens and women who need to venture out in emergency cases. Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, who chaired a high-level review meeting at his residence on Sunday directed officials to complete the mask distribution quickly. The governemnt labs are Kings Institute Guindy, MMC, Theni, Tirunelveli, Tiruvarur, Salem, Coimbatore, Villupuram, Madurai, Tiruchi, Perundurai, Stanley, Dharmapuri and esic coimbatore. COVID-19. The Mobile ATM covered 3-5 locations between 10 am to 5 pm. On 23 March 2020, the Government of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, limiting movement of the entire 1.3 billion population of India as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic in India. , On 26 March, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a ₹170,000 crore (US$24 billion) stimulus package to help those affected by the lockdown. and are facing difficulties in paying installments on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and the market situation hastened by the three-month long lockdown.. "Moderate cases are being treated at health centres and severe ones are being treated at dedicated hospitals. Shrikant Adate and Dr. Lisha P Karunakaran. Seven deaths were recorded on Thursday in the Panvel region. , On 30 May, it was announced that lockdown restrictions were to be lifted from then onwards, while the ongoing lockdown would be further extended till 30 June for only the containment zones.  While government schemes ensured that the poor would get additional rations due to the lockdown, the distribution system failed to be effective. 27.10.2020 to all Chief Secretaries reg extension of reopening upto 30.11.2020", "MHA DO Dt. Amarjyot Singh alias Manmeet Grewal (32) … Poorvi N Class VII, NPS HSR, Bengaluru. The number of coronavirus containment zones in the national capital rose to 43 on Sunday, with southeast Delhi having the most such zones at 12. Will COVID-19 affect the course of globalisation? According to civic officials, his daughter (30) and son (49), who live in Dr. Baliga Nagar, had also tested positive. It also announced that those who violated the lockdown were to be sent to government-run quarantine facilities for 14 days. “For the last two weeks or more people have shown great discipline and stayed indoors and tried to follow social distancing, since, as we say jaan hai jahan hai [the world for he who is alive], now we must also say jaan bhi jahan bhi [life and world],” a statement from PMO quoted the Prime Minister as saying, conveying an evolution in the strategy. In a communication to the state governments and Union Territory (UT) administrations, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) highlighted the Supreme Court directions regarding welfare of migrant labourers housed at relief shelters and camps in different parts of the country. 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A group of researchers at the University of Oxford who tracked the governmental policy measures to counter the pandemic rated India's lockdown as one of the most stringent in the world, scoring "100 out of 100" on their tracker. , Due to the lockdown, more than 350 deaths were reported as of 10 May, with reasons ranging from starvation, suicides, exhaustion, road and rail accidents, police brutality and denial of timely medical care. , On 27 March, the Reserve Bank of India announced a slew of measures to help mitigate the economic impacts of the lockdown. The local bodies were given the authority to demarcate containment and buffer zones. Public works programmes were also allowed to reopen with instructions to maintain social distancing. Ornate Hospital is a Gynecology/Obstetrics Hospital in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. “An order has been issued to seal street number 5 and 5A, H-2 Block, Bengali Colony in Mahavir Enclave,” the official said. People in these containment areas called red zones are facing problems because of the lack of movement, but they must realise that we are doing this for their own health and safety, he added. Three of these patients have a history of Severe Acute Respiratory Illnesses, one has a travel history to Indonesia, while all the remaining cases are contacts of patients tested positive. In this phase, the government has decentralised delination of Red, Green and Orange zones -- … Further guidelines regarding usage of Aarogya Setu and masks were reiterated. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed gaming firm Nazara Technologies to file for IPO India Coronavirus and lockdown latest news: The government has announced lockdown extension for two weeks till May 17.  Following the lockdown, India's electricity demand fell down to a five-month low on 28 March. With 221 people testing positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra on Sunday, the state tally of such patients has reached 1,982, a state health official said. Non-governmental organisations were operating 3,909 camps. "Government and private medical colleges are being roped in for testing, 14 such institutes have been identified. , Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India, praised the response describing it as "timely, comprehensive and robust". State governments are trying to provide door-to-door essential goods in the hotspots in coordination with the civil society, an MHA spokesperson said. 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Junior doctors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital in Aligarh city of Uttar Pradesh has purchased protective gear worth Rs 1 lakh after an acute shortage of vital protective gear for healthcare workers.  It also provided insurance coverage for medical personnel.  Many states were keen on opening up liquor shops during the lockdown which was finally allowed in the 3rd phase beginning on 4 May. Again social distancing norms were to be followed. We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. Connect with us at +9175739195xx. In 2010, we moved to Kharghar, Navi Mumbai and I shifted my teaching in Mumbai to Bandra West, and simultaneously started teaching part-time in Kharghar. , On 14 April, Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till 3 May, with a conditional relaxation promised after 20 April for the regions where the spread had been contained by then. The man from Hindpiri had come in contact with another COVID-19 patient in the area. , Phase II of Unlock began on 1 July under the guidelines and instructions of the MHA and the NDMA.  As the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases closed 500, Modi on 19 March, asked all citizens to observe 'Janata Curfew' (people's curfew) on Sunday, 22 March.  On 30 August the Delhi Metro started its operations with two metro lines, On 29 August 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for activities permitted in Unlock 4.0. “The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital is one of the frontline medical centres for testing and treating COVID-19 patients in Uttar Pradesh,” Shah Nawaz Iqbali, vice president of the resident doctors’ association, told reporters. Following this, while addressing the nation second time on 24 March, he announced the nationwide lockdown from midnight of that day, for a period of 21 days.  The GDP growth rate had fallen from 8.2% in January–March 2018 to 3.1% in January–March 2020. The latest cases are from Katghora town in Korba district, the official said. The Finance Ministry has extended the deadline by three months, till June, on minimum mandatory deposits in PPF and Sukanya accounts. Madhya Pradesh has so far recorded 546 cases, according to the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore. Till date, we have deployed such Mobile ATMs across #Mumbai, #NewDelhi, #Allahabad, #Coimbatore, #Chandigarh, #Chennai, #Pune, #Hyderabad and #Bhubaneswar. The Health Ministry shared data to show that more than adequate arrangements were and have been in place for treating the patients. A 13-year-old girl died of novel coronavirus infection in Jaipur today, taking Rajasthan's toll to nine. Two coronavirus deaths were reported in Telangana on Sunday, taking the toll in the State due to the disease to 16, while 28 more tested positive, pushing the tally to 531.  Also, swimming pools being used for training of sportsperson would be allowed to open.  Another model by Public Health Foundation of India predicted that 78,000 deaths were averted during the period. A 27 year old male patient died of Covid-19 in Vadodara, taking Gujarat’s death toll to 25. This free service will be available only from 8 AM to 8PM. The department, however, was yet to share more information about the new patients, who were found to have contracted the disease late on Saturday. , On 29 April, The Ministry of Home Affairs issued guidelines for the states to allow inter-state movement of the stranded persons. They did not wait their turn to board the government-arranged transport, mainly due to starvation and eagerness to reach their homes soon. Educational institutions, metros, recreational activities remained closed till 31 July. So far 107 deaths have been reocrded in PMC’s region. Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is racing against time to contain the spread of corona virus with the number of those infected crossing 65 – the highest in the country. Mumbai Police on Tuesday night detained one Vinay Dubey over messages on his social media accounts which reportedly contributed to the gathering of a large number of migrant workers in suburban Bandra in the afternoon. She asked people to use the cybercrime portal for getting information and reporting cases. , On 29 March, the government ordered landlords to not demand rent and employers to pay wages without deduction. “On the advice of his medical team, the PM will not be immediately returning to work.”. , On 25 April, small retail shops were allowed to open with half the staff. I teach western classical… Pope Francis urged people to “not yield to fear” and focused on a “message of hope” as he led an Easter eve Mass in an empty St. Peter's Basilica on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic and called for an end to wars. Sixty-five prisoners, including 22 who were arrested under Public Safety Act (PSA), were released to decongest jails across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. "Ordnance factories are also being roped in to provide isolation beds and other medical facilities to reach out to people even in the remote areas," the Health Ministry said. , On 16 April, lockdown areas were classified as "red zone", indicating the presence of infection hotspots, "orange zone" indicating some infection, and "green zone" with no infections. Two deaths were reported in Bhopal and Indore each on the day, taking the toll owing to the disease to 44 in the State. 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The Centre has asked all states and Union Territories to take welfare measures, including food, shelter, medicine, mobile and video call facilities, for migrant labourers living in various relief camps across the country. Large gatherings were still banned, but there were no restrictions on inter-state travel. A 45-year-old woman with COVID-19 infection died at the Omandurar Government Multi Superspeciality Hospital yesterday. Seven patients were discharged after treatment on Sunday taking the total number of discharges to 103.  Due to lack of coordination between originating states and railways, there were reports claiming that migrants were being charged for the train tickets. Among the 226 cases, 47 of the patients have been discharged and six other patients have passed away. Among them were Odisha, Punjab, Maharashtra, Karnataka with some relaxations, West Bengal and Telangana. You can support quality journalism by turning off ad blocker or purchase a subscription for unlimited access to The Hindu. The State has recorded 24 deaths while 44 infected persons have been recovered and discharged. An IAS officer on special duty with the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) tested positive for COVID-19 in Bhopal on April 11. Inter/intra-district buses with 50% capacity, Four-wheelers with 1 driver and 2 passengers, All services and shops closed except pharmacies, hospitals, banks, grocery shops and other essential services, Closure of commercial and private establishments (only work-from-home allowed), Suspension of all educational, training, research institutions, Suspension of all non-essential public and private transport, Prohibition of all social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious activities, This page was last edited on 19 January 2021, at 11:13. 14 other cases were reported from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (excluding Mumbai city) including seven from Mira-Bhayander, two each from Thane, Navi Mumbai and Vasai-Virar, and one from Bhiwandi. The areas that were able to do so would be released from the lockdown on 20 April. , Prior to the announcement of the nationwide lockdown, on 22 March, the government had announced that the Indian Railways would suspend passenger operations through 31 March. As the number of cases continues to shoot in the twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli, officials have decided that the lockdown in the region will be extended up to July 31.However, the extension of lockdown is applicable only to those areas which have been marked as hotspots by the Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC).For the remaining areas, the lockdown will end on July 19. Airoli Belapur Ghansoli Juinagar Kharghar Koparkhairane Nerul Rabale In all other areas, most activities were permitted.  He said that the only solution to control the spread of coronavirus was to break the cycle of transmission through social distancing.  Unlock 3.0 was announced for August. The toll in the State climbs to 41. They noted that India implemented school closures, border closure, travel bans etc. A Times NIE initiative. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was discharged from hospital on Sunday, a Downing Street spokesman said, a week after being admitted for treatment for coronavirus and spending three days in intensive care.  The Railways later clarified that it was bearing 85% of the total cost of running and the rest 15% which makes up the ticket fare was being borne by the originating states. 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