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COVID-19: Press Releases and Updates in July by the Government of India and WHO [HTML and PDF]

A view of the NSCBI Airport in Kolkata on July 6, 2020. Flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad have been suspended between July 6 and July 19 at the Kolkata airport in the view of rising COVID-19 cases in these cities. Photo: PTI

A compilation of press releases issued by the Government of India through the Press Information Bureau, Delhi, from January 17, 2020 and the World Health Organization (WHO) for the month of July 2020. In addition, links are provided to important official communication/advisories.
This page also contains links to articles published by The Hindu Centre on Politics and Public Policy on COVID-19; daily State-wise Status by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, all-India SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Testing Status by the Indian Council of Medical Research, and Daily Global Situation Reports and periodic India Updates issued by the World Health Organization.

 

Press Releases on COVID-19 issued by the Government of India

 








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Press Releases in July

July 31,2020

657. Mental Health Matters..Let's Talk - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Click here for Video.

656. FACT SUPPORTS Govt of Kerala FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Fertilisers And Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT) a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers supports Government of Kerala in their fight against Covid-19 by allotting its main auditorium, M K K Nayar Hall, for setting up a Covid First-Line Treatment Center (CFLTC) by Eloor Municipality, to accommodate 100 beds. For this purpose, the Company has also supplied cots, beds, mattresses, etc. under its CSR initiative. 3:48 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642570]. Click here for PDF.

655. Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs 19th meeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has one of the lowest Case Fatality Rates globally, which is steadily decreasing: Dr Harsh Vardhan. A record 6,42,588 COVID-19 tests conducted in last 24 hours. 3:38 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642567]. Click here for PDF.

July 30,2020

654. India’s Total COVID-19 Recoveries cross the milestone of 10 lakh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 30,000 recoveries for the 7th Successive Day. 16 States/UTs exceed the National Recovery Average of 64.44%. 24 States/UTs register lower Case Fatality Rate than National Average of 2.21%. 6:15 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642388]. Click here for PDF.

653. India tests a total of 1.82 crore samples - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Tests Per Million (TPM) jump to 13,181. 21 States/UTs report Positivity Rate less than 10. 6:11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642386]. Click here for PDF.

652. AIIA starts providing free testing and treatment facilities to COVID 19 patients - AYUSH

As announced by the Union AYUSH Minister Shri Shripad Yesso Naik recently the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi has started providing free testing and treatment to patients in its COVID 19 Health Centre (CHC). 12:03 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642256]. Click here for PDF.

July 29,2020

651. MHA issues Unlock 3 Guidelines, opens up more activities outside Containment Zones - Ministry of Home Affairs

Strict enforcement of lockdown in Containment Zones till 31st August 2020. 7:23 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642115]. Click here for PDF.

650. India’s cumulative testing crosses 1.77 crore. Tests Per Million increase to 12858 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The State/UT governments under the guidance of Centre are steadily ramping up testing to ensure prompt identification and isolation of COVID-19 positive cases. With 4,08,855 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number of Test Per Million (TPM) has increased to 12,858 and cumulative testing has crossed 1.77 crore. 4:40 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642034]. Click here for PDF.

649. India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) lowest since 1st April at 2.23%. Total recoveries fast nearing 1 million. More than 35,000 recovered in last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Coordinated implementation of “Test Track Treat” strategy by the Union and State/UT governments has effectively ensured that the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is maintained at a low level when compared to the global scenario, and it has been progressively falling. 3:37 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1642015]. Click here for PDF.

July 28,2020

648. AYUSH Minister reviews arrangements at Covid Centre in AIIA - AYUSH

The Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH Shri Shripad Yesso Naik, visited the COVID-19 Health Centre (CHC) at All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), Sarita Vihar, New Delhi today. The Minister reviewed the arrangements at the Centre for treatment of COVID-19 patients. 6:43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641854]. Click here for PDF.

647. India tests more than 5 lakh per day for the 2nd day in a row - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 1.73 crore samples tested as on today. Tests Per Million (TPM) jumps to 12,562. 5:28 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641827]. Click here for PDF.

646. India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) further improves and drops to 2.25% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Total Recoveries continue on an upward trend, cross 9.5 lakh today. More than 35,000 Recoveries registered yesterday. 3:01 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641785]. Click here for PDF.

645. Bangalore based startup brings out mobile app for detection & risk assessment of COVID 19 infected individuals - Ministry of Science & Technology

It uses the power of smartphone processor and smartphone sensors to capture a bunch of body signals. 1:10 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641755]. Click here for PDF.

July 27,2020

644. Government employees retiring during COVID pandemic will be receiving “provisional" pension till their regular Pension Payment Order is issued: Dr. Jitendra Singh - Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Government employees retiring during COVID pandemic will be receiving “provisional" pension till their regular Pension Payment Order (PPO) is issued and other official formalities completed. 6:35 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641560]. Click here for PDF.

643. PM launches High Throughput COVID testing facilities at Kolkata, Mumbai and Noida - Prime Minister's Office

More than 5 lakh tests are being conducted in the country daily,  efforts are underway to increase this capacity to 10 lakh in the coming weeks: PM. India now has more than 11,000 COVID facilities and more than 11 lakh isolation beds: PM. PM speaks about developing new health infrastructure as well as boosting the already existing health infrastructure in the villages. CMs thank PM for setting up of the facilities, provide feedback and praise his leadership under the tough circumstances. 5:56 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641550]. Click here for PDF.

642. Department of Biotechnology supported efficacy trial with recombinant BCG vaccine, VPM1002 completes enrolment of about 6000 health-workers and high risk individuals - Ministry of Science & Technology

Serum Institute of India Pvt Ltd (SIIPL) has been supported under Department of Biotechnology’s National Biopharma Mission for conduct of a multisite randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled phase III clinical trial ofa recombinant BCG vaccine candidate, VPM1002. The objective of this trial is to evaluate the ability of VPM1002 in reducing infection incidence and severe disease outcomes of COVID-19 among high-risk persons of advanced age or co-morbidities and high-exposure healthcare workers (HCWs). 4:45 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641519]. Click here for PDF.

641. Ayushman Bharat- Health & Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) have made their presence felt during the times of COVID - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 43,000 Centres had a combined footfall of more than 44 lakhs in one week alone. 4:45 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641512]. Click here for PDF.

640. India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) continues to improve and is 2.28% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Total Recoveries cross 9 lakh. More than 30,000 Recoveries/day for 4th Successive Day. 1:23 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641486]. Click here for PDF.

July 26,2020

639. Highest ever recoveries registered in a single day; more than 36,000 patients discharged - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recoveries outnumber active COVID cases by more than 4 lakh. Recovery rate touches new high, nearly 64% today. 2:25 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641349]. Click here for PDF.

638. PM to launch High Throughput COVID-19 testing facilities on 27 July - Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch high throughput COVID-19 testing facilities on 27th July via video conferencing. These facilities will ramp up testing capacity in the country and help in strengthening early detection and treatment, thus assisting in controlling the spread of the pandemic. 1:42 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641340]. Click here for PDF.

637. President of India donates to Army Hospital on Vijay Diwas. Funds to be used to procure Air Filtering Equipment for Corona Warriors - President's Secretariat

Funds to be used to procure Air Filtering Equipment for Corona WarriorsAs a tribute to soldiers who fought valiantly and made supreme sacrifice in the Kargil war, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind today (July 26, 2020) presented a cheque of Rs 20 lakh to the Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi, to buy equipment that will help doctors and paramedics to combat the Covid-19 pandemic effectively. Today is the 21st anniversary of the Kargil war victory which is celebrated as Vijay Diwas. 12:57 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641327]. Click here for PDF.

July 25,2020

636. India records highest ever more than 4.2 lakh COVID tests in a single day - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

For the first time, a record number of more than 4,20,000 COVID tests have been conducted in a single day. This elevated number comes on the heels of 3,50,000 tests having been done very day consistently over the last one week. With 4,20,898 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the Tests Per Million (TPM) has further increased to 11,485 and cumulative testing to 1,58,49,068. Both continue to maintain the upward trend. 2.25 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641158]. Click here for PDF.

635. Department of Biotechnology supports production scale-up of test kits from Mylab - Ministry of Science & Technology

Pune-based Mylab Discovery Solutions has scaled up its production and development of COVID-19 pathodetect testing kit with the help of strategic funding under National Biopharma Mission of Department of Biotechnology (DBT)-Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC). 12.00 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641141]. Click here for PDF.

634. Rapid Regulatory Frame Work for COVID -19 - Ministry of Science & Technology

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), commonly known as 2019 novel coronavirus was first reported from Wuhan, China in December 2019. 11.06 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1641140]. Click here for PDF.

July 24, 2020

633. Dr. Harsh Vardhan speaks on India’s novel COVID containment strategy at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Minister's Digital Meet - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India proposes to set up a Sub-Group on Traditional Medicine under the existing Institutional Meetings of the SCO Health Ministers to fulfil the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023. 4:33 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640916]. Click here for PDF.

632. Highest single day recovery for the third consecutive day - 34,602 COVID patients discharged in last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Cumulative COVID Recoveries cross 8 Lakh. Case Fatality Rate is 2.38% and progressively falling. 3:26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640891]. Click here for PDF.

631. Accelerated increase in lab infrastructure continues to drive the ‘Test Track and Treat’ strategy. More than 1.5 Cr COVID-19 samples tested so far - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 1.5 crore COVID samples (1,54,28,170) have been tested, till now. In the last 24 hours 3,52,801 samples have been tested for COVID-19 identification. This translates to 11179.83 tests per million (TPM) for India, which has seen a steady increase since the adoption of this strategy. 3:22 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640889]. Click here for PDF.

630. Department of Biotechnology provides seed funding for Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.’s novel mRNA based COVID 19 Vaccine candidate-HGCO19 - Ministry of Science & Technology

The vaccine is likely to go to Clinical Trial before the year ends. Vaccine Discovery Programme supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India under Ind CEPI, implemented by BIRAC will soon move into clinical trials. DBT-BIRAC has facilitated the establishment of ‘first-of-its-kind’ mRNA-based vaccine manufacturing platform in India. DBT has provided seed funding for the development of Gennova’s novel self-amplifying mRNA-based vaccine candidate for COVID19. 12:27 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640846]. Click here for PDF.

July 23, 2020

629. With highest ever single day recoveries of nearly 30,000, the total number of recoveries crosses 7.82 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

For the second day in a row, recoveries in a single day continue to post significant rise. The last 24 hours saw the highest ever single day number of patients cured and discharged i.e. 29,557. While the total number of recovered cases has jumped to 7,82,606, there has been appreciable growth in the recovery rate, which stands at 63.18%. Higher number of patients getting cured and discharged has contributed to increasing gap between recovered and total active cases. It is pegged at 3,56,439 today. 2:21 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640629]. Click here for PDF.

628. DRDO establishes COVID-19 Testing Facility at DIHAR, Leh - Ministry of Defence

DRDO has established a COVID-19 testing facility at the Leh based laboratory Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) to enhance the rate of testing to identify the Corona cases in the Union Territory of Ladakh. The testing facility will also help in keeping close watch of the infected persons. 12:59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640600]. Click here for PDF.

July 22, 2020

627. Total 19.32 LMT food grains lifted by the States and UTs under PMGKAY-2 - Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan 2,43,092 MT of food grains distributed to 2.40 crore beneficiaries in May and to 2.47 crore beneficiaries in June 2020; 11,678 MT chana also distributed by the States and UTs. 6:37 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640451]. Click here for PDF.

626. Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey receives the first tranche of 4,475 Oxygen Concentrators from Temasek Foundation, Singapore - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Oxygen Concentrators will aid efforts of Center and State Govts in fight against COVID-19: Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey. 4:56 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640426]. Click here for PDF.

625. Active respirator mask & nano-sanitiser developed by SNBNCBS can help in combatting COVID 19 - Ministry of Science & Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the use of face mask an inevitable part of daily life. However, as the population adjusts to this unavoidable protection gear, it is encountering many a discomfort which hinders its usage to prevent spread of the virus.  Some of them are rebreathing of Carbon dioxide (CO), which may reduce human efficiency and lead to brain-hypoxia due to long hours of usage, moisture in the exhaled breath which makes spectacles foggy, safety issues like sweaty and hot environment inside the mask, clarity in speech of a person with a face mask. 12:35 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640358]. Click here for PDF.

625. Highest ever number of recoveries recorded in the last 24 hours; 28,472 patients discharged - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 7.5 lakh COVID patients have recovered so far Recovery Rate crosses 63% 19 States/ UTs register higher than 63.13%Recovery Rate. 12:34 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640356]. Click here for PDF.

July 21, 2020

624. Total recoveries leap up to 7.2 lakh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

National Recovery Rate improves to 62.72%. Case Fatality continues to dip further to 2.43%. 7:41 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640254]. Click here for PDF.

623. 19 State/UTs conducting more than 140 tests/day/million, as advised by WHO - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India currently has 8.07% Positivity Rate. 30 State/UTs have lower Positivity Rate than India average. 7:38 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640252]. Click here for PDF.

622. Sero-prevalence study conducted by National Center for Disease Control [NCDC], MoHFW, in Delhi, June 2020 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare [MoHFW] commissioned a sero-surveillance study in Delhi. This study has been done by the National Center for Disease Control [ NCDC] in collaboration with Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi, following a rigorous multi-stage sampling study design. 12:17 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1640137]. Click here for PDF.

July 20, 2020

621. UPSC Gears up to Conduct Personaltiy Tests (Interviews) for the Civil Services Examination 2019 in the Backdrop of COVID-19 Pandemic - UPSC

The Union Public Service Commission was in the midst of conducting the Personality Tests (PTs)/Interviews for 2,304 candidates for the Civil Services Examination, 2019 (CSE-2019) when the Government of India decided to impose a lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Commission also reviewed the position and decided to defer the remaining PT Boards for 623 candidates of the CSE-2019 from 23.03.2020 onwards. 3:11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639900]. Click here for PDF.

620. More than 7 lakhs Persons have Recovered from COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

At 2.46%, India has one of the lowest Fatality rates in the World. 2:44 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639897]. Click here for PDF.

619. AIIMS New Delhi’s “e-ICU” Video Consultation Program Gains Traction - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

43 Big Hospitals in 11 States Covered So far. 10:35 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639872]. Click here for PDF.

July 19, 2020

618. More than 23,600 people cured in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovered Cases outnumber Active Cases by more than 3 lakhs. Tests Per Million (TPM) close to 10,000. 5:56 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639800]. Click here for PDF.

617. CIPET gets accreditation by NABL for testing and Certification of PPE kit - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Shri Gowda congratulates CIPET on this achievement. 3:10 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639766]. Click here for PDF.

616. India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) falls below 2.5% for the first time - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

29 States and UTs register a CFR lower than the national average. 1:40 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639740]. Click here for PDF.

July 18, 2020

615. Actual case load of COVID in the country only 3,58,692 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovered cases increase to 6,53,750. Special Central Team being rushed to Bihar. 2:18 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639598]. Click here for PDF.

July 17, 2020

614. Advisory for Gated Residential Complexes with regards to COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Background: Resident Welfare Associations functioning in gated complexes can play an active role in creating awareness about the Covid-19 disease, simple preventive measures that need to be followed, encourage early reporting and inform community about myths & stigma often encountered by patients, healthcare or other frontline workers. This document outlines the preventive and response measures to be observed to minimize and contain the spread of COVID-19 in gated complexes. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

613. Guidelines for Gated Residential Complexes Desirous of Setting Up Small Covid Care Facility by Resident Welfare Associations / Residential Societies / Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Introduction: The community living in gated complexes may like to create small Covid Care Facility within the residential complex managed either by the RWAs / Residential Societies or in collaboration with an NGO. This may be more acceptable to the residents and will help reduce the burden on existing facilities for managing suspect / pre-symptomatic / asymptomatic / very mild cases of COVID-19. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

612. Diabetics need strict sugar control during COVID Pandemic: Dr Jitendra Singh - Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Diabetics need strict sugar control during COVID Pandemic. Addressing a digital symposium of Hello Diabetes Academia 2020, he said that despite COVID, Show goes on in India and both Activity and Academia are at their best during the pandemic times. He said, COVID has prompted us to discover new norms in adversity. 7:30 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639421]. Click here for PDF.

611. COVID-19 UPDATES - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recoveries increase to more than 6.35 lakh, Recovery Rate to 63.33%. Close to 23,000 cases cured in the last 24 hours. 6:11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639385]. Click here for PDF.

610. Actual case load of COVID-19 patients in the country is only 3.42 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Recovered Cases are 6.35 lakh and increasing. Less than 1% cases on Ventilators, less than 2% cases in ICUs & less than 3% cases on Oxygen Beds. 2:34 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639305]. Click here for PDF.

609. NRDC Funds 16 Covid Technologies for Scaling up and Validation - Ministry of Science & Technology

The National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an enterprise under DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India, invited proposals from the innovators under its DSIR grants-in-aid promotional programme for development of technologies for commercialization (PDTC) forUp-scaling the Covid-19 related technologies. 2:07 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639289]. Click here for PDF.

July 16, 2020

608. 1234 labs along with use of Rapid Antigen Tests drive Tests Per Million (TPM) to more than 9231 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

More than 3.26 lakh samples tested in 24 hours. 5:41 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639100]. Click here for PDF.

607. Dr. Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Rajkumari Amrit Kaur OPD Block of AIIMS Delhi - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“Let us assess present healthcare systems and innovate towards healthcare reforms for ensuring quality of care”. COVID testing capacity to be strengthened to conduct 10 lakh tests/day: Dr. Harsh Vardhan. 5:02 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639085]. Click here for PDF.

606. Actual case load of COVID-19 patients in the country is only 3,31,146 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Actual Case Load is about 1/3rd of Total Cases. More than 6.1 lakh Recovered Cases. 5:02 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1639026]. Click here for PDF.

605. Department of Biotechnology supported COVID 19 Vaccine -ZyCoV-D, designed and developed by Zydus,begins Adaptive Phase I/II clinical trials - Ministry of Science & Technology

The study will assess the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of the vaccine. 11:02 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638979]. Click here for PDF.

July 15, 2020

604. Caring for Health Care Warriors  - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Caring for Health Care Warriors – Mental Health Support During COVID-19 (Jointly prepared by Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka and National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru). Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

603. Recovery of more than 20,000 cases in the last 24 hours pushes the Recovery Rate to 63.24% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovered Cases close to 6 lakhs. Actual Case Load of COVID-19 is only 3,19,840 active cases. 5:35 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638792]. Click here for PDF.

602. Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' Launches World's Most Affordable COVID-19 Diagnostic Kit Corosure Developed by IIT Delhi - Ministry of Human Resource Development

Corosure Kit is a step towards Prime Minister’s vision and exhortations to innovative youth to ensure a healthier and self-reliant India - Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. 5:08 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638780]. Click here for PDF.

601. Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University starts admission process for new session - Ministry of Civil Aviation

29th July 2020 is the last date for submission of on-line applications for Under Graduate and Post Graduate programs. 1:07 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638698]. Click here for PDF.

600. WHO advises 140 tests/day/million population - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

22 States/UTs in India are already conducting 140 and more tests/day/ million. Testing per million crosses 8994. 12:59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638696]. Click here for PDF.

July 14, 2020

599. Union HRD Minister virtually releases PRAGYATA Guidelines on Digital Education - Ministry of Human Resource Development

Guidelines on Digital/ Online Education provide a roadmap for carrying forward online education with enhanced quality: Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’. Guidelines place a cap on duration and number of online sessions in a day for students from Class I to XII. 4:50 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638541]. Click here for PDF.

598. Turning Crisis into opportunity- Dr. Harsh Vardhan discusses bilateral Health Co-operation including management of COVID-19 with Australian Health Minister - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare had a digital interaction with his Australian counterpart Mr. Gregory Andrew Hunt to discuss bilateral Health co-operation, here today. 2:42 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638517]. Click here for PDF.

597. Indian Railways creates POST COVID COACH to ensure safer journey - Ministry of Railways

Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala has designed a Post Covid Coach to fight COVID-19. Post Covid Coach is designed with handsfree amenities, copper-coated handrails  latches, plasma air purification and titanium di-oxide coating. 2:26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638516]. Click here for PDF.

July 13, 2020

596. Finance Minister reviews implementation of Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID 19 announced under PMGKP ;  emphasizes the need for  speedy settlement and benefit reaching out to the nominees at the earliest - Ministry of Finance

Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting to review the implementation of Insurance Scheme for Health workers fighting COVID 19  announced under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) through video conferencing here today. 6:54 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638348]. Click here for PDF.

595. Finance Commission holds meeting with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare - Finance Commission

MoHFW revises fund requirements to Rs.6.04 lakh Cr. 6:05 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638331]. Click here for PDF.

594. India has more than 5.5 lakh Recovered Cases, exceed Active Cases by more than 2.5 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

19 States have a higher Recovery Rate than the National average of 63.02%. 30 States have a lower Fatality Rate then the National average of 2.64%. Testing Per Million is more than 8555. 5:35 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638320]. Click here for PDF.

July 12, 2020

593. More than 5.3 lakh recover from COVID-19; active cases at 2.9 lakh - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

2.4 lakh more Recovered Cases than Active Cases. More than 19000 people recovered in the last 24 hours. Testing per million reaches 8396.4. 3:20 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638133]. Click here for PDF.

592. JNCASR spinoff launched molecular probes used in COVID-19 test kits - Ministry of Science & Technology

VNIR Biotechnologies Private Limited, a spinoff by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India launched indigenous fluorescence probes and Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) mix for Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) detection which are molecular probes used in COVID-19 test kits. VNIR Biotechnologies Private Limited is incubated at Bangalore Bio-innovation Centre (BBC) of Government of Karnataka. 1:39 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638120]. Click here for PDF.

591. Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package – Progress So Far - Ministry of Finance

Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman reviews implementation of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Package pertaining to Ministries of Finance & Corporate Affairs. 11:51 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1638112]. Click here for PDF.

July 11, 2020

590. Standard of care for Clinical Management Strategy for COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The approach for treatment of COVID-19 is largely based on asymptomatic and supportive care, since there is no cure as yet.  Maintaining good hydration is also essential.  Based on severity of symptoms, COVID-19 can be categorised into 3 groups: mild, moderate and severe. 4.37 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637996]. Click here for PDF.

589. Recovered cases cross 5 lakhs; outnumber active cases by more than 2.31 lakhs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

A series of pro-active, pre-emptive and coordinated measures have been taken by the Centre and the State governments for containment and prevention of COVID-19. Coupled with effective implementation of containment zones, surveillance activities, timely diagnosis and effective clinical management of COVID-19 cases, the cumulative total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients has crossed the 5 lakh mark today. 5,15,385 COVID-19 patients have so far been cured and discharged.  The recovered cases outnumber the COVID-19 active cases by 2,31,978. 4.37 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637987]. Click here for PDF.

588. PM chaired review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic preparations - Prime Minister's Office

Hon’ble Prime Minister, today reviewed the Covid 19 situationin the country.  The review meeting was attended among others, by Hon’ble Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Member, NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary and other senior officials of Government of India. 1.33 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637938]. Click here for PDF.

587. To combat Covid -19 , RCF comes out with a new product : Hand Cleansing Iso Propyl Alcohol (IPA) Based Gel - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

To assist Government in its Effort to combat Covid -19 , Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF ) a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers   has introduced a Hand Cleansing IPA Gel  "RCF SAFEROLA". 1.26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637935]. Click here for PDF.

586. DCGI gives Nod for Restricted Emergency Use to Itolizumab for moderate to severe COVID-19 patients - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Itolizumab (rDNA origin), a monoclonal antibody which was already approved for severe chronic plaque psoriasis, has now been granted Restricted Emergency Use authorisation by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) based on clinical trials data. 12.22 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637926]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 10, 2020

585. Recovery Rate further climbs up to 62.42% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

18 States/UTs have Recovery Rate more than National average. Fatality Rate declines further to 2.72%. 30 States/UTs have Fatality Rate lower than the National average. 2:53 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637718]. Click here for PDF.

584. More than 41 thousand Ayushman Bharat- Health & Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs) provide Universal and Comprehensive Primary Health Care especially during COVID-19. 8.8 crore footfalls recorded at the HWCs in the last five months - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Health and Wellness Centers (HWCs) form the primary pillar of Ayushman Bharat envisaging to provisioning of universal and comprehensive primary health care through transformation of 1,50,000 Sub Health Centres and Primary Health Centres into HWCs by 2022. 12:32 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637694]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 9, 2020

583. UPDATES on COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovered cases 1.75 times the number of Active cases Gap between recovered and active cases cross 2 lakhs National Recovery Rate further improves to 62.09%.  6:20 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637583]. Click here for PDF.

582. Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs 18th meeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has the lowest cases and deaths/million population: Dr. Harsh Vardhan "Our aim is to reduce and keep the case mortality low". 1:41 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637517]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 8, 2020

581. National COVID-19 Recovery Rate continues to sharply improve; touches 61.53% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Nearly 2 lakh more recovered COVID cases than active ones. More than 2.6 lakh samples tested in past 24 hours. 4:48 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637227]. Click here for PDF.

580. Cabinet approves the proposal to extend the EPF contribution 24% (12% employees share and 12% employers share) for another three months from June to August 2020 under PMGKY/AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT - Ministry of Labour & Employment

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has given its approval for extending the contribution both 12% employees' share and 12% employers' share under Employees Provident Fund, totaling 24% for another 3 months from June to August, 2020, as part of the package announced by the Government under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)/ Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the light of COVID-19, a Pandemic. 4:31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637222]. Click here for PDF.

579. Cabinet approves extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana – allocation of additional foodgrain for further five months from July to November, 2020 - Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved further extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) as part of Economic Response to COVID-19 for additional allocation of food-grains from the Central Pool for another Five months from July to November, 2020. 4:24 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637208]. Click here for PDF.

578. To strengthen Central Govt’s efforts to reduce COVID mortality, AIIMS Delhi starts Tele-Consultation guidance to State doctors on COVID Clinical Management - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

10 hospitals with more than 1000 beds to participate in the first session. Tele-consultation sessions twice every week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. 1:59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637175]. Click here for PDF.

577. Reimbursement of one pulse oximeter per family allowed under ECHS to fight COVID-19 - Ministry of Defence

As measuring of oxygen saturation level is one of the most important parameters for monitoring the health of COVID-19 patients, Ministry of Defence (MoD), Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (DSEW) has decided to reimburse the cost of pulse oximeter purchased by the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) beneficiaries subject to the following conditions: 1:13 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637171]. Click here for PDF.

576. Unmarried disabled sons eligible for ECHS facilities even after attaining 25 years - Ministry of Defence

Till now unmarried permanently disabled and financially dependent sons of ECHS beneficiaries after attaining the age of 25 years are not considered dependant and hence are not eligible for availing medical facilities under Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS). 12:52 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637165]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 7, 2020

575. UPDATES ON COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recoveries/million show a steep upturn as compared to the Active Cases/ million. 6:53 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637024]. Click here for PDF.

574. “We cannot let the pandemic stop us”; Dr. Harsh Vardhan discusses bilateral Health Co-operation with his Swedish counterpart in the background of COVID-19 pandemic - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Swedish Minister for Health and Social Affairs Ms. Lena Hallengren digitally called upon Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare to discuss co-operation in the field of health and medicine, here today. 5:12 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1637000]. Click here for PDF.

573. India has one of lowest COVID-19 cases per million in the world - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovered cases nearly 4.4 lakhs, exceed active cases by more than 1.8 lakh. National Recovery Rate crosses 61%. 2:26 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636958]. Click here for PDF.

572. BSIP joins hands with Govt of UP to combat COVID 19 in the state - Ministry of Science & Technology

The Government of India, along with the State Governments, has been relentlessly working for prevention, containment, and management of COVID-19. Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences (BSIP), an autonomous institute under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), joined hands with the Government of Uttar Pradesh to combat COVID-19 in the state. BSIP, as one of the five Central Government Research Institutes in Lucknow, took initial steps to start laboratory testing of COVID-19. 12:50 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636948]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 6, 2020

571. COVID Tests cross 1 crore milestone - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Total number of COVID labs cross 1100. Recovered cases more than 4.24 lakhs, exceed active cases by more than 1.7 lakh. National Recovery Rate improves to 60.86%. 6:01 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636823]. Click here for PDF.

570. World Bank and Government of India sign $750 million Agreement for Emergency Response Programme for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises - Ministry of Finance

The World Bank and the Government of India today signed the $750 million agreement for the MSME Emergency Response Programme to support increased flow of finance into the hands of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 4:19 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636790]. Click here for PDF.

569. NATMO publishes 4th updated version of its COVID 19 Dashboard - Ministry of Science & Technology

National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organization (NATMO) functioning as a subordinate department under the Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India published the 4th updated version of COVID-19 Dashboard on its official Portal at http://geoportal.natmo.gov.in/Covid19/ on 19 June 2020. 3:27 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636782]. Click here for PDF

568. UPDATES ON COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

National COVID Positivity Rate is 6.73% while many States report lower Positivity Rate Central efforts lead to Significant Jump in testing in Delhi while the Positivity Rate declines. 2:53 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636768]. Click here for PDF

JuLY 5, 2020

567. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Shri Amit Shah and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visit Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID Hospital in Delhi; - Ministry of Defence

1,000-bedded hospital with 250 ICU beds operational from today. 5:24 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636657]. Click here for PDF.

566. Indigenous Indian COVID19 vaccines in the global race to end the pandemic --By: Dr TV Venkateswaran - Ministry of Science & Technology

With the announcement of COVAXIN by Bharat Biotech and ZyCov-D Vaccine by Zydus Cadila the proverbial silver line in the dark clouds of COVID19 appears at the horizon. Now the nod given by the Drug Controller General of India CDSCO (The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation) for the conduct of the human trial for the vaccines, marks the beginning of the end. 3:21 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636625]. Click here for PDF.

565. ASHAs in Rajasthan: Selfless commitment to people in the long fight against COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Close to 39 Crore people covered in Surveillance and Awareness drives by ASHAs and ANMs. 2:38 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636616]. Click here for PDF.

564. UPDATES ON COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovered Cases more than 4 lakh. Recovered cases exceed Active cases by close to 1.65 lakh. 1:43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636605]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 4, 2020

563. UPDATES ON COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Nearly 1.6 lakh more recovered cases than the active ones. Recovery rate is 60.81%. More than 95 lakh samples tested. 5:10 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636423]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 3, 2020

562. CLINICAL MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL: COVID-19 - Version 5 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Click here for PDF.

561. UPDATES ON COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovery rate crosses 60%. Sharp rise in daily recoveries: 20,033 recovered in the last 24 hours. Recoveries exceed active cases by more than 1.5 lakh. Following “Test, Trace, Treat” strategy, more than 2.4 lakh tested in 24 hours. 4:34 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636154]. Click here for PDF.

560. More than 2 Crore N95 Masks & more than 1 Crore PPEs distributed Free of Cost by Central Government to States - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Union Government along with States/UTs has been relentlessly working for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. Union Government’s central role has been in strengthening health infrastructure to fight the pandemic. 12:37 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1636094]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 2, 2020

559. Revised guidelines for Home Isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic/asymptomatic COVID-19 cases - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Scope - The guidelines are in supersession to the guidelines issued on the subject on 10th May, 2020. As per the guidelines, the patients should be clinically assigned as very mild/mild, moderate or severe and accordingly admitted to (i) COVID Care Center, (ii) Dedicated COVID Health Center or (iii) Dedicated COVID Hospital respectively. In view of large number of asymptomatic cases being detected, the current guidelines have been extended to asymptomatic positive cases also besides very mild and pre-symptomatic cases. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

558. Under AtmaNirbhar Bharat Scheme, intended target of 8 crore migrant persons (10% of total 80 crore NFSA beneficiaries) was estimated; allocation of 4 LMT foodgrains per month was [email protected]% of monthly allotment under NFSA for free distribution - Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

State Governments were to distribute this ration to anyone not having any ration card; majority of targeted migrants have reached their home States/UTs where they may have access to NFSA/State Scheme foodgrains. 6:28 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635952]. Click here for PDF.

557. NPPA is monitoring price increase of critical medical equipments for COVID-19 Pulse Oximeter and Oyxgen Concentrators and also ensuring sufficient availability of the same in the country. Press note - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Government is striving to ensure sufficient availability of critical medical equipments for clinical management of COVID-19 in the country. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW) has identified list of critical medical equipments for the same and has requested National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) to ensure availability of the same in the country. 4:31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635899]. Click here for PDF.

556. UPDATES ON COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Recovery rate fast moving to touch 60%. Difference between recovered and active cases increases to 1,32,912. 3:29 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635886]. Click here for PDF.

555. Removal of obstructions paves the way for ramped up COVID-19 testing - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Now, Private Practitioner can also prescribe a COVID-19 test. Total tests to soon touch 1 crore. 2:44 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635869]. Click here for PDF.

JuLY 1, 2020

554. COVID-19 Recovery Rate increases; touches 59.43% - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Nearly 1 lakh 30 thousand more recovered cases than the active cases. 5:22 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635679]. Click here for PDF.

553. Estimated cost for distribution of food grains (Rice and Wheat) and pulses under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana during April – November 2020 is around Rs 1,50,471 crore - Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution

This includes total estimated expenditure of Rs. 46,061crore to be borne by Government of India towards foodgrain subsidy and expenditure on account intra state transportation, dealer's margin including additional dealer's margin towards use of ePOS. 5:19 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635678]. Click here for PDF.

552. Dr. Harsh Vardhan releases Good Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook & Prospectus for Fellowship Programme for International Students (FPIS) of NBE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“FPIS Program will make India a leader in Medical Education”: Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Congratulates doctors on National Doctors’ Day, calls them the Real Heroes.  5:06 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635676]. Click here for PDF.

551. UPDATES on COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

It has come to the notice of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) through some media reports that the issue of Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) mode not being available in the ventilators supplied by Government of India has been raised. 12:42 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635566]. Click here for PDF.

550. Jharkhand’s Sahiyas: An inspiration to Community Health Workers everywhere - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

About 42,000 Sahiyas took part in Intensive Public Health Survey to identify COVID-19 high risk population. 12:33 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1635562]. Click here for PDF.

 

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