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COVID-19 Compendium (June 2021): Official Information on COVID-19 Released by India and the WHO [HTML and PDF]

A differently-abled person enjoys a cup of tea after getting his first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Blind People's Association campus in Ahmedabad on Sunday June 13, 2021. Photo: Vijay Soneji / The Hindu.

An up-to-date compilation of official information released by the Government of India from January 17, 2020, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for the month of June 2021. Links to articles published by The Hindu Centre for 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 the WHO's Global Situation Reports and India Updates are also provided on this page.

COVID-19 updates from India and the World

COVID-19 Statewise Status - June 2021
Source: MoHFW, Government of India
WHO Global Situation Reports on COVID-19 -June 2021 Source: World Health Organization
COVID-19 Research Resources Repository
(Data Sets) [ External Link]

Source: National Digital Library of India
Weekly Epidemiological Reports on COVID-19 -June 2021. Source: World Health Organization
PIB Daily Bulletin on COVID19 - June 2021
Source: PIB, Government of India
The WHO's India Updates on COVID-19 -June 2021 Source: World Health Organization - India
Daily Updates from Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi (ICMR) [External Link]
Source: ICMR, New Delhi
Find answers about Coronavirus. [External Link]
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency

PIB Press Releases – COVID-19 for the year 2021

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Press Releases in June

June 30, 2021

1956. Cabinet approves Loan Guarantee Scheme for Covid Affected Sectors (LGSCAS) and to enhance the corpus of Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) - Ministry of Finance

On account of the disruptions caused by the second wave of COVID 19 specially on healthcare sector, the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved Loan Guarantee Scheme for Covid Affected Sectors (LGSCAS) enabling funding to the tune of Rs. 50,000 crore to provide financial guarantee cover for brownfield expansion and greenfield projects related to health/ medical infrastructure. 4.12 P.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1731455]. Click here for PDF.

1955. COVID19: Myth vs. Facts - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India has been at the forefront of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccination forms an integral component of the five-point strategy of Government of India to fight the pandemic (including Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour). 3.32 P.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1731438]. Click here for PDF.

1954. FAQs for Healthcare Workers and Front line workers - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Which COVID-19 vaccines are licenced in India?

Two vaccines that have been granted emergency use authorization by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO)in India are Covishield® (AstraZeneca's vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin® (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited). Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in/covid_vaccination/vaccination/faqs.html]. Click here for PDF.

1953. COVID19 Vaccination: Myths vs. Facts - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

No scientific evidences found linking COVID19 vaccination with infertility in men and women.  COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all lactating women. 3.27 P.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1731436]. Click here for PDF.

1952. India’s COVID19 Vaccination Coverage increases to 33.28 cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has crossed 33 crore yesterday. A total of 33,28,54,527 vaccine doses have been administered through 44,33,853 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 36,51,983 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. 10.39 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1731359]. Click here for PDF.

1951. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

33.28 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India reports 45,951 new cases in last 24 hours. India's Active Caseload declines to 5,37,064. Active cases constitute 1.77% of total cases. 2,94,27,330 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 60,729 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.32 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1731343]. Click here for PDF.

June 29, 2021

1950. COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. 10.50 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1731082]. Click here for PDF.

1948. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India reports less than 40,000 daily new cases after 102 days. 37,566 new cases in the last 24 hours. India's Active Caseload declines to 5,52,659. Active cases constitute 1.82% of total cases. 2,93,66,601 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 56,994 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.13 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1731055]. Click here for PDF.

June 28, 2021

1947. COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 164 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage exceeded 32.85 crore (32,85,54,011), as per the 7 pm provisional report today. As the new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June, more than 48.01 (48,01,465) lakh Vaccine Doses administered today, as per the 7 pm provisional report. 8.19 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730994]. Click here for PDF.

1946. Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman announces relief package of Rs 6,28,993 crore to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19 pandemic - Ministry of Finance

Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman here today announced a slew of measures to provide relief to diverse sectors affected by the 2nd wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The measures announced also aim to prepare the health systems for emergency response and provide impetus for growth and employment. Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Singh Thakur; Finance Secretary Dr T.V. Somanathan; Secretary, DFS, Shri Debashish Panda and Secretary, Revenue, Shri Tarun Bajaj were also present during the announcement of relief package. 6.53 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730963]. Click here for PDF. Economic Relief From Pandemic.

1945. Delta and Delta Plus Variants: Frequently Asked Questions - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Why does a virus mutate?
Virus by its very nature mutates. It is part of its evolution. The SARS-Cov-2 virus is a single-stranded RNA virus. So, changes in the genetic sequence of the RNA are mutations. The moment a virus enters its host cell or a susceptible body, it starts replicating. When the spread of infection increases, the rate of replication also increases. A virus that has got a mutation in it is known as a variant. 2.52 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730875]. Click here for PDF.

1943. India achieves another milestone in COVID19 vaccination and overtakes USA in total number of COVID Vaccine doses administered - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has achieved another milestone in its COVID19 vaccination drive as it overtakes USA in terms of the total number of COVID vaccine doses administered. India’s COVID Vaccination drive started on 16th Jan 2021, whereas the COVID vaccination in USA started on 14 December 2020. India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 32.36 Crores yesterday. A total of 32,36,63,297 vaccine doses have been administered through 43,21,898 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 17,21,268 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. 11.09 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730809]. Click here for PDF.

1942. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India achieves another milestone in COVID19 vaccination and overtakes USA in total number of CovidVaccine doses administered. 32.36 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India reports 46,148new cases in last 24 hours. India's Active Caseload declines to 5,72,994. Active cases constitute 1.89% of total cases. 2,93,09,607Total Recoveries across the country so far. 58,578patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730780]. Click here for PDF.

June 27, 2021

1941. India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 32 cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a significant achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 32 Crores yesterday. A total of 32,17,60,077 vaccine doses have been administered through 42,79,210 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 64,25,893 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. 11.27 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730643]. Click here for PDF.

1940. COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. 10.24 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730628]. Click here for PDF.

1939. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

32.17 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India administered 64.25 lakh vaccine doses in last 24 hours. India reports 50,040 new cases in last 24 hours. India's Active Caseload declines to 5,86,403. Active cases constitute 1.94% of total cases. 2,92,51,029 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 57,944 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.26 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730617]. Click here for PDF.

June 26, 2021

1938. India's COVID19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 31 cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a significant achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 31 Crores yesterday. A total of 31,50,45,926vaccine doses have been administered through 42,00,839 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 61,19,169vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. 10.46 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730458]. Click here for PDF.

1937. More than 31.17 Crore vaccine doses provided by Government of India to States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. 9.58 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730443]. Click here for PDF.

1936. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

31.50 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. 9.21 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730435]. Click here for PDF.

June 25, 2021

1935. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan along with the Chief Minister, MP Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurate COVID Care facility in Mandla - Ministry of Steel

Union Minister of Steel and Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, along with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, today inaugurated COVID Care facility in Mandla district. Union Minister of State for Steel Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and the MP Public Health and family welfare minister Dr Prabhuram Choudhary were also present in the event. 5.35 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730334]. Click here for PDF.

1934. New technologies used by Railway Protection Force (RPF) enhancing the Safety & Security of Passengers and other Railway operations - Ministry of Railways

Safety and security is one of the priority areas by Indian Railways. Apart from safety and security of passengers, Railway Protection Force (RPF) has contributed in a big way during Covid-19 in Indian Railways efforts to sustain its fight against the virus. During the pandemic, RPF remained on the forefront of Indian Railway’s efforts like security of parked rolling stock, providing food to the needy, escorting all Shramik Special trains, handling 45 deliveries and about 34 medical emergencies in Shramik Specials. 4.54 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730317]. Click here for PDF.

1933. Minister of State for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre launches the Rapid Antigen Test Kit for COVID-19 developed by IIT Delhi - Ministry of Education

Minister of State for Education Shri Sanjay Dhotre launched a Rapid Antigen Test kit for COVID-19 developed by IIT Delhi today. The Rapid Antigen Test kit has been developed by the IIT Delhi researchers led by Dr. Harpal Singh, professor at the Institute’s Centre for Biomedical Engineering. 2.59 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730283]. Click here for PDF.

1932. COVID-19 vaccines do not cause infertility - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

We are soon going to have the world’s first DNA-plasmid vaccine by Zydus Cadilla which has been Made in India. The other vaccine that we can expect soon is Biological E – a protein sub-unit vaccine, informs Dr. Narendra Kumar Arora, Chairman of COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI). He further informs that the trials of these vaccines have been quite encouraging. 10.29 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730219]. Click here for PDF.

1931. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

30.79 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India administered 60.73 lakh vaccine doses in last 24 hours. India reports 51,667 new cases in last 24 hours. India's Active Caseload declines to 6,12,868. 2,91,28,267 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 64,527 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.21 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1730197]. Click here for PDF.

June 24, 2021

1930. India’s COVID19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 30 cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a milestone achievement, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 30 Crores yesterday. A total of 30,16,26,028 vaccine doses have been administered through 40,45,516 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 64,89,599 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. 11.06 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729944]. Click here for PDF.

1929. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

30.16 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India administered 64.89 lakh vaccine doses in last 24 hours. India reports 54,069 new cases in last 24 hours. India's Active Caseload declines to 6,27,057. 2,90,63,740 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 68,885 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.22 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729923]. Click here for PDF.

June 23, 2021

1928. Union Health Ministry organises Capacity building Workshop for Media Professionals/ Health Correspondents of 12 States/ UTs on COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in partnership with UNICEF, today, held a capacity building workshop for Media Professionals and Health Correspondents across the county on the current COVID situation in India, the need to bust myths about COVID vaccines & vaccination, and reinforce the importance of COVID Appropriate Behaviour (CAB). 6.08 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729811]. Click here for PDF.

1927. Rural India accounts for 64% of vaccine doses administered on first day of vaccination under revised guidelines - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

COVID-19 vaccines administered in rural areas came to 63.68 percent of the total vaccinations done on Monday (June 21, 2021), the first day when the revised vaccination guidelines came into force. Out of total vaccine doses administered on the day, 56.09 lakh vaccines were given from rural vaccination centres, while the urban areas recorded vaccination of 31.9 lakh people. 2.31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729684]. Click here for PDF.

1926. COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21 June 2021. The vaccination drive has been ramped up through availability of more vaccines, advance visibility of vaccine availability to States and UTs for enabling better planning by them, and streamlining the vaccine supply chain. 11.11 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729605]. Click here for PDF.

1925. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India administered 54.24 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours. 29.46 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India reports 50,848 new cases in the last 24 hours. India's Active Caseload declines to 6,43,194; lowest in 82 days. 2,89,94,855 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 68,817 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. 9.14 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729570]. Click here for PDF.

June 22, 2021

1924. Why do new waves happen? Member (Health), NITI Aayog answers - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“There are countries where even the second wave has not occurred. If we do what is required and do not indulge in irresponsible behaviour, then outbreak should not occur. This is a simple epidemiological principle.” Dr. V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog was explaining the reasons behind emergence of new pandemic waves and how it can be controlled or even avoided by following COVID appropriate behaviours and taking measures such as vaccination. He was addressing the Union Health Ministry's media briefing on COVID-19, held at National Media Centre, PIB Delhi today. 7.15 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729477]. Click here for PDF.

1923. Toolkit for Youth Campaign on COVID Appropriate Behaviour, Vaccination drive and Psychosocial well-being - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

This toolkit is designed to encourage eligible citizens who are above 18 years of age - to become Youth Champions in the fight against COVID-19 supporting the #LargestVaccineDrive and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1922. COVID-19 Vaccination Update. More than 29.35 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from yesterday. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. The Union Government is committed to accelerating the pace and expanding the scope of COVID-19 vaccination throughout the country. 10.45 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729304]. Click here for PDF.

1921. Quick Vaccination key to open the economy and go back to normal: Dr. V. K. Paul - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Dr. V. K. Paul has informed that India has administered nearly 81 lakh vaccine doses, on the first day when the Revised Guidelines for COVID Vaccination came into force. 

A Sign of India’s ability to Vaccinate at Scale

Speaking to DD News, he said that the day one vaccination figures demonstrate India's ability to carry out vaccination on large scale for days and weeks together. "All this was possible because of planning and coordination between Central and state government and taking up the task work in mission mode," added Dr Paul. 9.31 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729282]. Click here for PDF.

1920. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India administered 86.16 lakh vaccine doses in a single day; Highest ever single day vaccination achieved in the world so far. 28.87 Cr. Vaccine Doses administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. India reported 42,640 new cases in the last 24 hours; less than 50,000 in 91 days. India's Active Caseload declines to 6,62,521; less than 7 lakh after 79 days. 2,89,26,038 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 81,839 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729277]. Click here for PDF.

June 21, 2021

1919. COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 157 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from today. In a landmark achievement, nearly 81 lakh (80,95,314) doses have been administered on the first day of the new phase of COVID-19 Vaccination. 9.05 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729199]. Click here for PDF.

1918. COVID19 Vaccination: Myths Vs. Facts. No scientific evidences found linking COVID19 vaccination with infertility in men and women - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

There have been media reports expressing concerns regarding infertility due to COVID-19 vaccination amongst population of reproductive age. In the past few days, certain media reports have highlighted the prevalence of various superstitions and myths in a section of Healthcare Workers (HCWs) and Frontline Workers (FLWs) including the nurses. Such misinformation and rumours were observed to be spreading in the community during the vaccination drives earlier too e.g. polio and measles-rubella. 5.42 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1729100]. Click here for PDF.

1917. India’s COVID19 Vaccination Coverage crosses the landmark of 28 cr - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a significant development, India’s cumulative vaccination coverage has exceeded 28 Crores yesterday. A total of 28,00,36,898vaccine doses have been administered through 38,24,408 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 30,39,996vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. 11.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728946]. Click here for PDF.

1916. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to 7,02,887. India reports 53,256 new cases in last 24 hours; lowest in 88 days. 2,88,44,199 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 78,190 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728916]. Click here for PDF.

June 20, 2021

1915. COVID-19 Vaccination Update. More than 29.10 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. 10.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728703]. Click here for PDF.

1914. India reports less than 60,000 daily cases after 81 days;  58,419 Daily New Cases reported in the last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In a significant development, India has reported less than 60,000 daily cases after 81 days. The country has reported 58,419 New Cases in the last 24 hours. India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new COVID-19 cases.

Less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases have been reported for 13 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. 10.11 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728702]. Click here for PDF.

1913. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to 7,29,243. India reports less than 60,000 daily cases after 81 days; 58,419 new cases in last 24 hours. 2,87,66,009 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 87,619 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.13 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728699]. Click here for PDF.

June 19, 2021

1912. SENSIT Rapid COVID-19 Ag Kit - Ministry of Science & Technology

The entire world has been severely affected with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The severity of symptoms that occur during the COVID-19 infection can range from undetectable to life-threatening. The quick testing procedure involves antigen testing which provides the result for hundreds of samples within a short span of time. 9.19 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728428]. Click here for PDF.

1911. New Software helps identify patients likely to require ventilator support thus detecting emergency & ICU needs early - Ministry of Science & Technology

A software can now identify patients likely to require ventilator support in an ICU and referral in time and make necessary arrangements before emergency sets in. The software called Covid Severity Score (CSS) Software consists of an algorithm that measures a set of parameters. It scores each against a pre-set dynamic algorithm multiple times for each patient and allocates a Covid Severity Score (CSS) mapping it in a graphical trend. 9.05 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728424]. Click here for PDF.

1910. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload further declines to 7,60,019. Active Cases lowest after 74 days. India reported 60,753 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours. 2,86,78,390 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 97,743 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. 9.03 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728423]. Click here for PDF.

June 18, 2021

1909. Guidelines for Management of COVID-19 in Children - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Asymptomatic: Suspected contact [RAT or RTPCR negative or not available]. Incidentally detected [RAT or RTPCR positive].

Mainstay of Treatment: Infants and younger children to stay under immediate care of parents/guardians . No specific medication required for COVID-19 infection. Continue medications for other conditions, if any. Promote COVID appropriate behaviour (mask, strict hand hygiene, physical distancing); please see guide for using mask. Fluids and feeds: ensure oral fluids to maintain hydration and give a nutritious diet. Advise older children and family to stay connected and engage in positive talks through phone, videocalls, etc. Parent/caregivers to contact the doctor in case of appearance of symptoms. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1908. Back to the Basics of Beating COVID-19: Dr. Harsh Vardhan distributes masks among Frontline Workers at the Union Health Ministry - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In an act of immense significance, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare today distributed masks amongFrontline Workers at the Union Health Ministry. He stated that although this gesture was symbolic, leading people from various industries, corporate houses and those political leaders holding office could start a virtuous chain by emulating the exercise, eventually amplifying the Jan-Andolan to protect everyone from COVID-19 through COVID Appropriate Behaviour. 4.19 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728212]. Click here for PDF.

1907. India to have more than sufficient stock of Liposomal Amphotericin B drug for the treatment of Mucormycosis: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

“On 16 June,2021, active cases of Mucormycosis were 27,142. Even in the future, if cases of Black fungus increases , India is prepared to have more than sufficient availability of Amphotericin B drug and other drugs which are required to treat patients of Mucormycosis. India has increased domestic production remarkably by more than fivefold. 2.16 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728153]. Click here for PDF.

1906. CSIR and Tata MD partner to make COVID-19 detection more accessible across India by harnessing network of CSIR labs - Ministry of Science & Technology

The Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India’s apex scientific research organisation and Tata MD, the new healthcare venture from the Tata Group have announced a significant partnership to ramp up the COVID-19 testing capacity across Tier II and III towns as well as rural areas across India. 1.13 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728139]. Click here for PDF.

1905. PM launches ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi launched ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ today via video conferencing. The training programme would be conducted in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. About one lakh frontline workers will be trained in this initiative. 12.28 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728135]. Click here for PDF.

1904. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to 7,98,656; less than 8 lakh after 73 days. India reports 62,480 new cases in last 24 hours. 2,85,80,647 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 88,977 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728083]. Click here for PDF.

June 17, 2021

1903. COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 153 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached more than 26.86 crore (26,86,65,914) as per the 7 pm provisional report today.

18,94,803 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 88,017 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years today. 7.56 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1728000]. Click here for PDF.

1902. Steps taken by Government to ensure drug availability for treatment of Mucormycosis - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

A sudden increase in the demand has been observed in some States for Amphotericin-B, which is being actively prescribed by the physicians to the patients suffering from Mucormycosis, which has been seen as a post COVID complication. 1.41 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727866]. Click here for PDF.

1901. India's Active Caseload declines to 8,26,740; lowest after 71 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new COVID cases. The country has reported 67,208 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours.

Less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases have been reported for 10 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. 10.31 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727799]. Click here for PDF.

1900. Pune based start-up all set to bring non-toxic, gentler, long lasting hand sanitiser to the market - Ministry of Science & Technology

An environment friendly hand sanitizer that is gentle on the hands and does not dry them, will soon be available in the market. The alcohol free, aqueous, non-inflammable and non-toxic hand sanitizer has been developed from Silver Nanoparticles by a Pune based start-up. 9.06 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727774]. Click here for PDF.

1899. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to 8,26,740; lowest after 71 days. India reported 67,208 daily new cases in the last 24 hours. 2,84,91,670 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 1,03,570 patients recovered during the last 24 hours. Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for the 35th consecutive day. 9.03 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727773]. Click here for PDF.

June 16, 2021

1898. PM to launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ on 18th June - Prime Minister's Office

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will launch ‘Customized Crash Course programme for Covid 19 Frontline workers’ on 18th June 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing. The launch will commence the programme in 111 training centres spread over 26 states. The launch will be followed by the Prime Minister’s address. Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will also be present on the occasion. 2.28 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727489]. Click here for PDF.

1997. Establishment of two 250 bedded makeshift COVID Hospitals at Murshidabad and Kalyani in West Bengal through PM CARES - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund Trust has decided to allocate Rs. 41.62 crores for establishment of two 250 bedded makeshift COVID Hospitals by DRDO at Murshidabad and Kalyani, West Bengal. For this, certain infrastructural support would also be provided by the State Government and MoHFW, Govt. of India. 2.14 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727485]. Click here for PDF.

1896. Delta Plus Variant is not yet classified as Variant of Concern: Dr. Paul - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In the context of the public discourse regarding detection of new variants, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Dr. VK Paul has reminded the public that the newly detected Delta Plus Variant is not yet classified as a Variant of Concern. “The present status is that yes, a new variant has been found. This is as of now a Variant of Interest (VoI), not as yet classified a Variant of Concern (VoC). 11.38 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727444]. Click here for PDF.

1895. India's Active Caseload declines below 9 Lakh mark after 70 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new COVID cases. The country has reported 62,224 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours. Less than 1 lakh Daily New Caseshave been reported for 9 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. 10.52 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727437]. Click here for PDF.

1894. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to 8,65,432. Less than 9 lakh Active Cases after 70 days. India reported 62,224 daily new cases in the last 24 hours. 2,83,88,100 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 1,07,628 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.21 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727418]. Click here for PDF.

1893. Decision to increase gap between COVISHIELD doses taken on scientific evidence in a transparent manner- NTAGI Chair Dr N K Arora - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Chairman of India's COVID-19 Working Group of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI), Dr. N K Arora, spoke to DD News, on India's COVID-19 Vaccination Drive.

Increase in Gap between two doses of COVISHIELD based on Scientific Evidence

Dr N K Arora explained that the decision to increase the gap between two COVISHIELD doses from 4-6 weeks to 12 - 16 weeks lay in the fundamental scientific reason regarding behaviour of adenovector vaccines. 8.29 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727408]. Click here for PDF.

1892. Guidelines on Operationalization of COVID Care Services for Children & Adolescents - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Executive Summary: 1. Based on sero-surveillence reports, COVID 19 infection in children above 10 years of age occurs in similar frequency to that of adults, even though, among the confirmed cases <12% are individuals < 20 yr age. 2. Children have less severe disease than adults. In the majority, infection is asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic. It is uncommon to have moderate to severe covid in healthy children. Children with co-morbid conditions have more severe manifestations and poorer outcomes; they should be a priority group for vaccination, once vaccines are approved for children. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

June 15, 2021

1891. Patients may experience post-COVID symptoms up to 3-6 months after recovery, do not panic, get conditions evaluated by a physician: Pulmonologist Dr. Nikhil Bante - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Does the fight against COVID-19 really end once a negative report comes? What early warning signs to look out for? What sort of food or nutrition should be taken? PIB’s Webinar held today (June 15, 2021) had answers to all these questions. Nutritionist Ishi Khosla and Pulmonologist Dr. Nikhil Narayan Bante explained about Post-COVID symptoms, how to tackle it and also how nutritious food can help us to fight COVID and in recovery post-COVID. 3.57 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727216]. Click here for PDF.

1890. COVID Vaccination in Rural Areas – Myths vs. Facts - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Pre-registration for vaccination through online registration and prior booking of appointment is not mandatory to avail of vaccination services.

Anyone, aged 18 years or more, can directly go to the nearest vaccination Center where vaccinator performs the on-site registration and provides vaccination in the same visit.This is also popularly known as “walk-ins”. 2.43 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727193]. Click here for PDF.

1889. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to 9,13,378. India reports 60,471 daily new cases in last 24 hours; lowest after 75 days. 2,82,80,472 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 1,17,525 patients have recovered during the last 24 hours. 9.33 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1727119]. Click here for PDF.

June 14, 2021

1888. DBT-funded Startup Offers AI-powered Contact-free Health Monitor & Step-Down ICU - Ministry of Science & Technology

Dozee, a Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and its PSU Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) funded start-up offers 'contact-free monitoring of the vital parameters of the patients on a normal bed. The innovation has already resulted in the upgrading of over 4,000 hospital beds for Step-Down ICUs across 35 districts in India. In the last months, Dozee has already served over 30,000 patients, saved over 65,000 nursing hours and prompted over 750 timely ICU transfers through its Early Warning System. 4.12 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726975]. Click here for PDF.

1887. 850 oxygen plants being set up in various districts of country: Secretary DRDO - Ministry of Science & Technology

A total of 850 oxygen plants are being set up in various districts of the country from PM Cares Fund for catering to the needs of the country to fight the pandemic COVID-19, Dr C Satish Reddy, Secretary, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), highlighted at the Department of Science & Technology (DST) Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Discourse Series. 4.09 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726974]. Click here for PDF.

1886. India reports 70,421 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours; lowest after 74 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India continues to report a sustained slide in the daily new COVID cases. The country has reported 70,421 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours. Less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases have been reported for 7 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. 2.09 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726923]. Click here for PDF.

1885. Additional 106300 vials of Amphotericin- B allocated to States/UTs to and Central Institutions – Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda announced via Twitter that to ensure significant availability of Liposomal  Amphotricin B, additional 106300 vials of the drug have been allocated across all the States/UTs and Central Institutions today. 1.44 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726919]. Click here for PDF.

1884. Pune-based firm comes up with 3D-printed Masks Coated with Anti-Viral Agents - Ministry of Science & Technology

An integration of 3D printing and pharmaceuticals has resulted in a novel type of mask which attacks the virus when viral particles come in contact with it. Developed by Pune-based start-up firm Thincr Technologies India Private Limited, these masks are coated with anti-viral agents known otherwise as virucides. The virucidal mask project is among the earliest projects to have been selected for commercialization, by Technology Development Board (TDB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, as part of the Government’s fight against COVID-19. 11.39 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726884]. Click here for PDF.

June 13, 2021

1883. India reports 80,834 new cases in the last 24 hours; lowest after 71 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported 80,834 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours. The country has recorded less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases for 6 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs.

India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload. The country’s Active Caseload today stands at 10,26,159. The Caseload has been below 20 lakhs for thirteen successive days. 11.28 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726733]. Click here for PDF.

1882. COVID-19 Vaccination Update. More than 26 Crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. 11.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726728]. Click here for PDF.

1881. PROJECT O2 for INDIA - Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI

The second wave of COVID-19 saw an increase indemand for medical oxygen in different parts of the country. While meeting the current demand,manufacturing medical oxygen also became important to ensure we have adequate supply in the future. ‘Project O for India’ of the Office of Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India, is to enable stakeholders working to augment the country’s ability to meet this rise in demand for medical oxygen. 11.11 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726727]. Click here for PDF.

1880. COVID-19 Projects Facilitated by Office of Principal Scientific Adviser: Extension of Hospitals - Office of Principal Scientific Advisor to GoI

As COVID-19 cases surged in different parts of the country, infrastructure in hospitals was under immense pressure.Innovative modular hospitals came as a huge relief amidst this.Modular hospitals are an extension of hospital infrastructure and can be built adjacent to an existing hospital building.Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, Government of India (O/o PSA, GoI)invited private sector companies, donor organizations, and individuals to support various projects of national importance. Project Extension Hospitals is one such initiative.TheO/o PSA identified requirements of close to 50 hospitals in states where the highest number of COVID-19 cases were reported. 11.02 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726726]. Click here for PDF.

1879. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to 10,26,159. Active Cases decrease by 54,531 in last 24 hours. India reports 80,834 new cases in last 24 hours; lowest after 71 days. 2,80,43,446 total Recoveries across the country so far. 1,32,062 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.18 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726707]. Click here for PDF

June 12, 2021

1878. India also crosses the historic landmark of 20 crore first doses administered - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India achieved a significant milestone in its ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive today. On 148th day of the drive, the cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage crossed the 25 crore (25,28,78,702) mark, as per the 7 pm provisional report today. India has also crossed the historic landmark of 20 crore (20,46,01,176) first doses administration. 8.11 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726653]. Click here for PDF.

1877. India reports 84,332 New Cases in the last 24 hours; lowest after 70 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported 84,332 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours.The country has recorded less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases for 5 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. 11.36 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726459]. Click here for PDF.

1876. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload declines to less than 11 lakhs (10,80,690) after 63 days 9.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726431]. Click here for PDF.

1875. CSIR in partnership with Laxai Life Sciences has received regulatory approval to undertake clinical trials on Covid-19 patients with Colchicine - Ministry of Science & Technology

Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), and Laxai Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad, have been given the regulatory approval by DCGI to undertake a two-arm phase-II clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of the drug Colchicine in improvement of clinical outcomes during the treatment of COVID-19 patients. 9.02 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726423]. Click here for PDF.

June 11, 2021

1874. Union Minister & a renowned Diabetologist Dr Jitendra Singh called for Public Awareness Campaigns about the co-relation between Diabetes and COVID - Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, who is also a former Professor of Diabetes and Medicine besides being the Life Patron of the coveted RSSDI (Research Society for Study of Diabetes in India), said today that there is need for more public awareness about the correlation between Diabetes and COVID, as there are certain misgivings about the cause and effect relationship between the two. 3.33 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726233]. Click here for PDF.

1873. Three villages in Nandurabar district of Maharashtra have successfully achieved the target of 100% vaccination of 45+ age-group - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dispelling misconceptions and rumours related to vaccination, three villages in Nandurbar district have created history by achieving 100% vaccination  of 45 and above age group.  Falling in one of Maharashtra’s backward and tribal dominant area, these villages, namely Sind Gavhan, Purushottamnagar and Sagali  achieved this feat with the joint efforts made by local administration and elected representatives. 1.52 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726191]. Click here for PDF.

1872. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India's Active Caseload further declines to 11,21,671. Net decrease of46,281 in Active Casesin last 24 hours. Less than 1 lakh cases for the 4th Day. India reports91,702 newcases in last 24 hours. 2,77,90,073total Recoveries across the country so far. 1,34,580patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.14 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1726131]. Click here for PDF.

June 10, 2021

1871. Hybrid Multiply Face Masks: An Alternative to N95 Respirator. Supported by BIRAC under Fast Track COVID-19 Fund - Ministry of Science & Technology

COVID-19 pandemic has played a havoc role for humans across the globe. The first line of defense against the prevailing situation have been sanitisers, face masks and COVID appropriate behaviour. Masks have been recommended by WHO as well to protect against and limit the spread of COVID-19. N95 face masks, especially, have been considered more effective in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 virus from an infected person to a non-infected one. But the usage of N95 face masks prove to be uncomfortable for many and are mostly unwashable. 9.10 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725826]. Click here for PDF.

June 09, 2021

1870. Indigenously designed & manufactured high purity oxygen concentrator being supplied to Indian hospitals - Ministry of Science & Technology

An indigenously designed oxygen concentrator, which ensures high-purity oxygen supply, is now out in the market. An Indian startup has designed developed this affordable portable oxygen concentrator and is now manufacturing it for supply to various hospitals in the country. 3.39 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725607]. Click here for PDF.

1869. CSIR-IICT licenses process knowhow for synthesis of 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose to Lee Pharma Ltd - Ministry of Science & Technology

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, (IICT), a constituent laboratory of CSIR and Lee Pharma, an integrated pharmaceutical company, based in Hyderabad have entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement for the synthesis of 2-Deoxy-D-Glucose (2-DG). Recently, 2-DG developed by DRDO and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories has received approval for use in Covid-19 patients. It has been found to help speed up recovery and reduce oxygen dependence and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories has launched the drug in the form of sachets. 2.23 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725576]. Click here for PDF.

1868. COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. 12.18 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725535]. Click here for PDF.

1867. India reports less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases for the 2nd successive day - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported 92,596 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours.The country has recorded less than 1 lakh Daily New Cases for 2 continuous days now. This is a result of sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and States/UTs. 11.52 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725529]. Click here for PDF.

1866. 47 tribal hamlets in Dhule district have not seen a COVID-19 case so far, have set an example of how self-discipline and strict protocol can ensure a pandemic free world - Ministry of Tribal Affairs

As a matter of serious concern, it was observed that the spread of COVID-19, which was limited to urban and semi-urban areas in the first wave did manage to permeate into the rural areas. Given the inadequate medical facilities and health infrastructure in rural areas, preventing the spread of Covid-19 continues to remain a challenge for the administration and the health department. 11.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725521]. Click here for PDF.

June 08, 2021

1865. Kiren Rijiju Releases E-Book on 20 Medicinal Plants for Covid-19 Care - AYUSH

Minister of State for Ayush (IC), Shri Kiren Rijiju, released the e-book on 20 Medicinal Plants for Covid-19 Care today. National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), has prepared an e-book “20 Medicinal Plants for 2021 for Covid-19 care” to highlight important medicinal plants and their therapeutic properties. These medicinal plants are useful in the prevention & management of Covid-19 along with standard of care. 8.02 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725423]. Click here for PDF.

1864. “No data to show children will be seriously infected in subsequent COVID-19 waves” - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

“It is a piece of misinformation that subsequent waves of the COVID-19 pandemic are going to cause severe illness in children. There is no data - either from India or globally - to show that children will be seriously infected in subsequent waves.” 5.52 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725366]. Click here for PDF.

1863. Fresh Order for Vaccines placed to achieve Universalization of Vaccination. 25 Crore doses of Covishield and 19 Crore of Covaxin to be procured - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since 16th January this year. Based on the various representations received by the Union Government, the vaccination for all adults above 18 years of age was opened with the onset of Liberalized Phase III of India’s vaccination strategy on 1st May, 2021. Now with the aim to further universalize the countrywide vaccination drive, all citizens above 18 years of age can receive the COVID19 vaccine doses free of cost at Government health facilities. 4.47 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725339]. Click here for PDF.

1862. NITI Aayog & Piramal Foundation Launch Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaan in 112 Aspirational Districts. Campaign Will Provide Covid Home-Care Support to 20 Lakh Citizens - NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog and Piramal Foundation today launched Surakshit Hum Surakshit Tum Abhiyaanin 112 Aspirational Districts to assist district administrations in providing home-care support to Covid-19 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

The Abhiyaan is being part of a special initiative, Aspirational Districts Collaborative,in which local leaders, civil societies and volunteers work with district administrations to address emerging problems across key focus areas of the Aspirational Districts Programme. 3.40 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725329]. Click here for PDF.

1861. Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Vaccination - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Can people with allergies get vaccinated ? Can pregnant women take Covid 19 vaccine? What about lactating mothers ? Do I get enough antibodies after getting vaccinated ? Is blood clotting common after taking the vaccine shots ? If I have contracted Covid, after how many days can I get myself vaccinated ? These are some of the frequently asked questions. 10.17 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725244]. Click here for PDF.

1860. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India reports less than 1 Lakh Daily New Cases after 63 days. 86,498 new cases reported in last 24 hours; lowest in 66 days. India's Active Caseload further declines to 13,03,702. Active Cases decrease by 97,907in last 24 hours. 2,73,41,462total Recoveries across the country so far. 1,82,282patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.00 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725229]. Click here for PDF.

1859. Revised Guidelines for implementation of National COVID Vaccination Program - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India’s National COVID Vaccination Program is built on scientific and epidemiological evidence, WHO guidelines and global best practices. Anchored in systematic end-to-end planning, it is implemented through effective and efficient participation of States/UTs and the people at large. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

June 07, 2021

1858. COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 143 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 23.59 Cr (23,59,39,165) as per the 7 pm provisional report today. 16,07,531 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 68,661 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID vaccine today. Cumulatively, 3,02,45,100 persons across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and total 2,37,107 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have administered more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years for the first dose of COVID vaccine. 8.06 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725138]. Click here for PDF.

1857. PM addresses the Nation. Government of India to provide free vaccine to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister expressed condolences for the people who lost their lives in the pandemic. Terming the pandemic the biggest calamity of last hundred years, a pandemic not seen nor experienced in the modern world, the Prime Minister said that the country fought the pandemic at many fronts.  Shri Modi made many important announcements. 6.46 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725113]. Click here for PDF.

1856. SOPs on Administration of Second Dose of Covishield Vaccine Prior to Prescribed Time Interval (after 28 days but before 84 days) to persons intending to undertake international travel for education purpose, for joining employment in foreign countries and for India’s contingent to Tokyo Olympics - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Presently, based on the recommendations by National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NÉGVAC), the schedule of Covishield vaccine under National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy is to administer the 2nd dose at 12-16 weeks interval (i.e. after 84 days), after administration of 1st dose. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1855. Advisory for Rational use of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

MOHFW, AIIMS and ICMR have jointly issued treatment guidelines for management of Covid19 patients in the form of a guidance/ algorithm[AM1] on 23.4.2021 available at: https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/COVID19ManagementAlgorithm22042021v1.pdf. This guidance/ algorithm is easy to understand, practice and is widely followed. But this guidance/ algorithm does not prevent misuse/ overuse of Remdesivir. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

1854. Dr Harsh Vardhan chairs 28th meeting of Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare chaired the 28 meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 by a video-conference, here today. He was joined by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Ministry of External Affairs, Shri Hardeep S. Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs (I/C); Civil Aviation (I/C); & MoS Commerce & Industry, Shri Nityanand Rai, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Health & Family Welfare. 4.03 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725061]. Click here for PDF.

1853. Centre to States: Unique Disability Identification Card (UDID) now acceptable as a Photo ID for registration on Co-WIN 2.0 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs under the ‘Whole of Government” approach for ensuring smooth and effective vaccination drive since 16th January this year. The Union Government has developed the CoWIN digital platform to streamline the process of vaccination for various categories of beneficiaries across the country. CoWIN provides the technological backbone to effectively roll out and scale up the mechanism for COVID Vaccine Distribution System. 3.37 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725057]. Click here for PDF.

1852. India reports 1 Lakh Daily New Cases, lowest in 61 days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported 1,00,636 New Cases in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest in the last two months.The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 11 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative and sustained efforts by the Centre and States/UTs following the “whole of Government” approach. 11.02 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1725008]. Click here for PDF.

June 06, 2021

1851. CSIR India and Laxai Life Sciences initiate clinical trials of promising repurposed drug Niclosamide for treatment of Covid-19 - Ministry of Science & Technology

CSIR in collaboration with Laxai Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd., has initiated Phase-II clinical trial with anti-helminitic drug Niclosamide for treatment of Covid-19. The trial is a multi-centric, phase-II, randomized, open label clinical study to evaluate efficacy, safety and tolerability of NIclosamide for the treatment of hospitalized Covid-19 patients. 2.02 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724905]. Click here for PDF.

1850. India reports 1.14 Lakh Daily New Cases, lowest in two months - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported 1,14,460 New Cases in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest in the last two months. The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 10 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative and sustained efforts by the Centre and States/UTs following the “whole of Government” approach. 10.18 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724874]. Click here for PDF.

1849. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India reports 1.14 Lakh Daily New Cases in last 24 hours, lowest in 60 days. Declining trend sustained; Less than 2 Lakh Daily Cases since 10 successive days. India's Active Caseload drops below 15 Lakh; at 14,77,799 today. Active Cases decrease by 77,449 in last 24 hours. More than 2.69 crore persons have recovered from COVID infection across the country so far. 1,89,232 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.29 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724870]. Click here for PDF.

June 05, 2021

1848. “Covid-19 in Children: Threats & Precautions” - Ministry of Science & Technology

CSIR’s new entity, the CSIR-National Institute of Science communication and Policy Research (NIScPR)), New Delhi, organized a half-day online session on COVID-19 in children yesterday (04 June 2021). The session was focused on the recent second wave outbreak and the impact of COVID-19 on children, threats and necessary protocols required for the safety of children. 12.38 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724633]. Click here for PDF.

1847. India reports 1.20 lakh Daily New Cases in last 24 hours, lowest in nearly two months - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported 1,20,529 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours, its lowest in almost two months (last 58 days). The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 9 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. 10.16 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724611]. Click here for PDF.

1846. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India reports 1.20 Lakh Daily New Cases in last 24 hours, lowest in 58 days. Less than 2 Lakh since 9 successive  days. On a sustained downward slope, India's Active Caseload further decreases to 15,55,248. Active Cases decrease by 80,745 in last 24 hours. More than 2.67 crore persons have recovered from COVID infection across the country so far 1,97,894 patients have recovered during last 24 hours. 9.25 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724608]. Click here for PDF.

June 04, 2021

1845. Prime Minister reviews progress of India’s vaccination drive - Prime Minister's Office

PM Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting to review the progress of India’s vaccination drive.  Officials gave a detailed presentation on various aspects of the vaccination drive.

PM was briefed about the current availability of vaccines and the roadmap for ramping it up. He was also apprised about the efforts undertaken to help various vaccine manufacturers ramp up production of vaccines. 8.38 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724544]. Click here for PDF.

1844. COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 140 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 22.75 Cr (22,75,67,873) as per the 7 pm provisional report today.

16,23,602 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 31,217 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID vaccine today. 8.16 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724521]. Click here for PDF.

1843. Powergrid installs Oxygen Plant at District hospital, Jaisalmer - Ministry of Power

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), a Maharatna CPSU under Ministry of Power, Government of India installed an Oxygen Plant at District Hospital, Jaisalmer, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister of Rajasthan Shri Ashok Gehlot. 4.55 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724432]. Click here for PDF.

1842. Indian visa or stay stipulation period of foreign nationals stranded in India due to COVID-19 pandemic to be considered as deemed to be valid till 31.08.2021 - Ministry of Home Affairs

Due to non-availability of normal commercial flight operations on account of the COVID-19 pandemic since March 2020, a number of foreign nationals who came to India prior to March 2020 on valid Indian visas had got stranded in India. 3.14 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724392]. Click here for PDF.

1841. Government caps Trade Margin on Oxygen Concentrators - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

In view of the extraordinary circumstances arising due to the COVID pandemic that has resulted in recent volatility in Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) of Oxygen Concentrators, the Government has decided to step-in to regulate the price of Oxygen Concentrators. As per information collected by the government, margin at the level of distributor currently ranges up to 198%. 12.41 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724330]. Click here for PDF.

1840. COVID-19 Vaccination UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. 10.33 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724292]. Click here for PDF.

June 03, 2021

1839. Ministry of Women and Child Development asks the States/UTs to ensure Care and protection of Children adversely impacted by COVID Pandemic following the protocol as mandated under the JJ Act,2015 - Ministry of Women and Child Development

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has asked the States/UTs to ensure Care and protection of Children adversely impacted by COVID, following the protocol as mandated under the JJ Act,2015. In a letter written by the Secretary WCD, Shri Ram Mohan Mishra to the Chief Secretaries of  States and Administrators of UTs, the States and UTs havebeen advised to continue the efforts relentlessly to bring all such children under the safety net provided by the government  schemes and programmes. 6.19 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724126]. Click here for PDF.

1838. Busting Myths on Vaccination. More than 1 crore Doses of COVID vaccines have been distributed to Tamil Nadu till 2nd June, 2021 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the “Whole of Government” approach since 16th January, this year. In order to streamline the availability of vaccine doses, the Central Government has been constantly in touch with the vaccine manufacturers and has opened up different procurement option for States/ UTs since 1st May 2021. 5.51 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724116]. Click here for PDF.

1837. “Mucormycosis mostly seen in people with decreased immunity, diabetes” - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cases of Mucormycosis we are witnessing are a tiny fraction of COVID-19 cases, informed Gastroenterologist Dr. Rajeev Jayadevan during a webinar on 'Mucormycosis and Dental Health in relation to COVID-19', organized by the Press Information Bureau today. The other expert panelist in the webinar was Prosthodontist Dr. Neeta Rana.  The doctors’ advice and knowledge imparted in the webinar are presented in form of key points below. 3.23 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1724044]. Click here for PDF.

1836. India reports 1.34 lakh Daily New Cases in last 24 hours - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India has reported 1,34,154 Daily New Cases in the last 24 hours. The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 7 continuous days now. This is a result of collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs. 10.40 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723955]. Click here for PDF.

1835. Union Ministry of Health finalises advance arrangement with M/s Biological-E Ltd., Hyderabad for 30 cr COVID19 Vaccine doses - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Union Ministry of Health has finalised arrangements with Hyderabad based vaccine manufacturer Biological-E to reserve 30 crore of COVID-19 vaccine doses. These vaccine doses will be manufactured and stockpiled by M/s Biological-E  from August-December 2021. For this purpose, the Union Ministry of Health would be making an advance payment of Rs. 1500 crore to M/s Biological-E. 8.00 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723933]. Click here for PDF.

June 02, 2021

1834. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan dedicates 100-bedded COVID care facility in Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha - Ministry of Steel

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today dedicated to the nation, Ispat Nidaan Kendra,a 100-bedded COVID care facility in SAIL’s Rourkela Steel Plant, Odisha. The facility will be later scaled up to 500 beds. All the beds in this Jumbo COVID-care facility have the provision of gaseous oxygen directly through dedicated line drawn directly from the oxygen unit of the steel plant. 5.31 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723797]. Click here for PDF.

1833. 500-bed COVID Care hospital set up by DRDO inaugurated in Haldwani, Uttarakhand - Ministry of Defence

A 500-bed COVID Care Hospital set up by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Haldwani was virtually inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Tirath Singh Rawat on June 02, 2021. This facility comprises 375 oxygen beds and 125 ICU beds with ventilators. With 100 per cent power backup, it is centrally air conditioned for all weather conditions. Pathology laboratory, Pharmacy, X-Ray and ECG etc. are inherent part of the facility. The Centre will become fully operational from June 03, 2021. 1.18 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723653]. Click here for PDF.

1832. Busting Myths of Vaccination - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs for an effective Vaccination drive under the ‘Whole of Government” approach since 16 January, this year. In order to streamline availability of the vaccine doses, the Central Government has been constantly in touch with the vaccine manufacturers and has opened up different procurement options for states/UTs since 1May 2021. 12.17 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723628]. Click here for PDF.

1831. India’s Daily New Cases stand at 1.32 lakh. Less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 6 continuous days - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As part of continued decline in the daily new cases,India has reported 1.32 lakh New Cases in the last 24 hours.1,32,788Daily New Cases were registered in the last 24 hours.

The country has recorded less than 2 lakh Daily New Cases for 6 continuous days now.

India has been witnessing a continuous fall in the active caseload.17,93,645 active cases have been reported today.

A net decline of 1,01,875is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only6.34%of the country's total Positive Cases. 11.28 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723613]. Click here for PDF.

1830. Centre takes steps to accelerate domestic vaccine production - Ministry of Science & Technology

With the aim of vaccinating the entire eligible population at the earliest, domestic vaccine production is being steadily ramped up in the country with help from the Centre. As part of this initiative, three public enterprises are being supported by  the Department of Biotechnology under Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0  Mission Covid Suraksha. 11.10 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723608]. Click here for PDF.

1829. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India reports 1.32 Lakh Daily New Cases; declining trend in new cases maintained. India's Active Caseload further declines below 20 lakhsand is presently at17,93,645. Active Cases decrease by 1,01,875in last 24 hours. 2,61,79,085total Recoveries across the country so far. 2,31,456patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.49 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723595]. Click here for PDF.

1828. A new AI-driven platform will facilitate early-COVID interventions over Whatsapp - Ministry of Science & Technology

A new AI-driven platform will now help early intervention through rapid screening of COVID 19 with the help of Chest X-ray interpretation over WhatsApp for doctors who have access to X-ray machines. The solution called XraySetu can work with low-resolution images sent via mobiles, is quick and easy to use, and can facilitate detection in rural areas. 9.30 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723592]. Click here for PDF.

June 01, 2021

1827. COVID-19 Vaccination Update- Day 137 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country exceeded 21.83 Cr (21,83,58,591) as per the 7 pm provisional report today.

9,50,401 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years received their first dose and 15,467 beneficiaries of the same age group received their second dose of COVID vaccine today. Cumulatively, 2,13,01,448 persons across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and total 39,282 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have administered more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years for the first dose of COVID vaccine. 8.17 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723522]. Click here for PDF.

1826. CBSE Class XII Board Exams cancelled - Prime Minister's Office

The Prime Minister chaired a review meeting regarding the Class XIIBoard exams of CBSE. Officials gave a detailed presentation on the wide and extensive consultation held so far and views received from all stakeholders, including State governments.

In view of the uncertain conditions due to COVID and the feedback obtained from various stakeholders, it was decided that Class XII Board Exams would not be held this year. It was also decided that CBSE will take steps to compile the results of class XII students as per a well-defined objective criteria in a time-bound manner. 7.27 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723496]. Click here for PDF.

1825. There will be no deficiency in the care and infrastructure required for children catching COVID-19: Member, NITI Aayog - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

A National Expert Group has been formed to review COVID-19 infections in children and approach the pandemic in a renewed way, to strengthen the nation’s preparedness. The Group has examined signs which were not available 4 – 5 months before. It has also considered available data, clinical profile, the country's experience, disease dynamics, nature of the virus and the pandemic and has come up with Guidelines, which will be publicly released soon. 6.09 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723469]. Click here for PDF.

1824. Government’s effort to augment domestic production ensured supply-demand balance of COVID 19 treatment drugs - Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Union Minister Shri D.V Sadananda Gowda today said that consistent efforts of Government to augment domestic production resulted in a stabilised supply-demand balance of COVID treatment drugs across the country. 4.48 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723419]. Click here for PDF.

1823. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates the 270 Bedded Oxygenated COVID Care Centre at JSPL, Angul, Odisha - Ministry of Steel

Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan today dedicated the COVID Care Centre at Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) Plant Angul, Odisha in the presence of Odisha Health & Family Welfare Minister Shri Naba Kisore Das and JSPL’s Chairman Shri Naveen Jindal. Sambalpur MP Shri Nitesh Ganga Deb, Chhendipada MLA Shri Susanta Kumar Behera, state Government and JSPL officials were also present on the occasion. 4.06 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723408]. Click here for PDF.

1822. Under ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP): Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’, a New system of processing of the Insurance claims introduced to streamline the Process - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

The Government of India has been on the forefront of the fight against COVID19 and has been supporting the efforts of States and UTs under the ‘Whole of Government” approach. In this endeavour, the Union Government had already extended the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package (PMGKP) Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19’ for one year w.e.f 24.04.2021. 3.30 p.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723396]. Click here for PDF.

1821. More than 23 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs. More than 1.57 crore doses still available with States/UTs to be administered - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of the pandemic, along with Test, Track, Treat and COVID Appropriate Behaviour. 10.12 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723314]. Click here for PDF.

1820. COVID-19 UPDATE - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

India reports lowest Daily New Cases of 1.27 Lakh in 54 days; declining trend in new cases maintained. India's Active Caseload further declines to 18,95,520. Below 20 lakhs after 43 days. Active Cases decrease by 1,30,572 in last 24 hours. 2,59,47,629 Total Recoveries across the country so far. 2,55,287 patients recovered during last 24 hours. 9.15 a.m. IST. Read more... [https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1723292]. Click here for PDF.

1819. Clinical Guidance on Diagnosis and Management of Diabetes at COVID-19 Patient Management facility - Version 2.0 - Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Screen every patient at admission for hyperglycemia with at least two capillary blood glucose values (1 pre-meal and 1 post-meal value) by a glucometer. Every patient with diabetes should be started on a diabetic diet. Kindly ensure that the patient strictly adhere to the timing and quantity advised in the diet chart. Read more... [https://www.mohfw.gov.in]. Click here for PDF.

 

Return to PIB Releases – COVID 19

Related Articles on COVID-19 published by The Hindu Centre

Shankar, G. and Kumari, R. 2020. The Migrant Economy During the Pandemic: An Exploratory Study in Baisi Block, Bihar, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, December 10.

 

Jacob, N. 2020. Sewage Testing as a Pandemic Monitoring Tool, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, September 10.

Chaturvedi, S. 2020. Pandemic Exposes Weaknesses in India’s Disaster Management Responses, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, September 3.

Mudliar, P. 2020. A Reality Check on India’s Search for Digital Utopia, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, August 28.

Ebenezer, R. 2020. Ensuring Zero Tolerance for all Forms of Forced Labour, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, July 14.

Ngullie, O. G. and Ansari, A. A. 2020. India’s Public Distribution System and the Pandemic – Revisiting Delhi’s Beneficiaries, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, June 26.

Vijay, G. and Gudavarthy, A. 2020. A Pandemic as a Political Reality Check, The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy, April 15.


 

External Links on COVID-19

Therapeutics and COVID-19: living guideline
Source: World Health Organization. [https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-therapeutics-2021.1].

Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee for the WHO Health Emergencies Programme
Source: World Health Organization. [https://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/WHA74/A74_16-en.pdf].

Information related to COVID-19
Source: office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India

Standard Operating Procedures SOPs: National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

ICMR Third National Sero-survey for SARS-CoV-2 infection
Source: Indian Council of Medical Research


Government of India PIB Press Briefing, 4th February 2021
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Governement of India


COVID-19 VACCINE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Governement of India


Full Text: World Migration Report 2020
Source: International Organization for Migration, November 2019


World Bank Report: COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens
Source: The World Bank Group (April 2020)


WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the World Health Assembly
Source: World Health Organization, November 9, 2020.


Atmanirbhar Bharat Package 3.0
Source: Ministry of Finance, November 12, 2020


Press Information Bureau: Coronavirus
Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India


COVID-19 Updates
Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of India


JAMA Network: Coronavirus Disease 2019
Source: 2020 American Medical Association

 


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