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Here are the Highlights of April 16:

4:30 pm: Union Home Secy Ajay Kumar Bhalla along with Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secy chaired high-level meetings today to review status of COVID19 in Chhattisgarh & UP & public health measures taken for containment & management of COVID19 by State health authorities: Health Ministry

4:10 pm: We've advised EC to balance the need for a robust democratic culture with safety norms. It is up to the EC to tell us what exactly political parties must do. We've assured them that we'll adhere to protocols: Swapan Das Gupta, BJP after all party meeting with CEO West Bengal

4:00 pm: Active cases at 1,50,676 while 9,583 deaths and 6,33,461 recoveries have been recorded so far in the state. 1,02,96,675 vaccine doses administered till now including 14,87,037 people who have received their second jab: Additional Chief Secy (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

3:30 pm: Last week, we received information that some trekkers had detected signals from Pakistan on their phones and their time standard was also changed from IST to PST. Dept of Telecommunication was informed for further inquiry: Vimukt Ranjan, SP Kangra

3:00 pm: Niranjani Akhara's Ravindra Puri tested positive for #COVID19. He attended the Kumbh Mela in Uttarakhand's Haridwar

2:18 pm: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for COVID19. He'll be shifted to Manipal hospital from Ramaiah Memorial hospital where he was admitted earlier today: Karnataka Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

12:20 pm: Cremation of those who die due to COVID19 is recommended. The ashes will be preserved in the niches of the cemetery with full dignity according to the church burial ritual: Diocese of Ahmedabad, Gujarat

12:00 pm: Health Ministry advises all central Ministries to issue instructions to hospitals under their control or their PSUs to set-up exclusive dedicated hospital wards or separate blocks within the hospitals for COVID care; Details of these hospitals/blocks to be provided to public.

11:50 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to hold a meeting over #COVID19 situation, later today. Health Minister Satyendar Jain and other senior officials to be present at the meet.

11:40 am: Night curfew will continue in 7 districts. Cases have increased, we have collected all information. We will take a call on extension (of night curfew) on April 20th, till then the existing restrictions will continue: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

11:33 am: 10 States/UTs report no death in the last 24 hours. Ladakh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Arunachal Pradesh: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

11:25 am: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to chair a meeting through video conferencing later today, to assess the #COVID19 situation in the jurisdiction of BMC and also to take an update on BMC's pre-monsoon preparations.

11:15 am: We are now equipped with everything. We know all the techniques and guidelines. The only challenge is how to overcome the present surge in #Covid cases: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan

11:00 am: State Government has demanded 10,000 injections of Remdesivir from the Central Government. We have spoken to Union Health Secretary and we expect to receive 2,000-3,000 injections soon: Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash

10:40 am: Maharashtra Government's 15-day statewide restrictions, which came into effect on April 14th in the light of the #COVID19 situation, continues.

10:20 am: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds an emergency meeting at his residence over the #COVID19 situation. State Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar and other senior officials present.

10:10 am: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh tests positive for #COVID19. He tweets that he is in quarantine at his residence in Delhi.

10:00 am: India reports 2,17,353 new #COVID19 cases, 1,18,302 discharges and 1,185 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry Total cases: 1,42,91,917 Total recoveries: 1,25,47,866 Active cases: 15,69,743 Death toll: 1,74,308 Total vaccination: 11,72,23,509

9:37 am: Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal tests positive for #COVID19. She tweets that she has mild symptoms and has quarantined herself at her home.

9:30 am: Maharashtra: A man arrested for verbally abusing and misbehaving with Traffic Police officials in Mulund area of Mumbai on Thursday, 14th April. The officials had issued him a challan for parking his vehicle in a no-parking zone, he was also not wearing a mask.

9:20 am:  Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala tests positive for #COVID19.

9:12 am: Idol of Goddess Laxmi-Narayan, disappeared from a shrine in Patan’s Patko Tole in 1984, returns to its home in Nepal. It was kept in museum of Dallas. We provided them the evidence. After that, the US Govt agreed to hand it over to us: YP Koirala, Secy at Ministry of Tourism

9:00 am: 47 vehicles started from Sarchu for Darcha yesterday. However, 35 got stuck due to sudden snowfall. All passengers in Darcha have been provided food & have been sent back to their camps. Operations are on & some people have been safely rescued: Manav Verma, SP, Lahaul Spiti

8:45 am: State Government revives the State COVID Command and Control Centre with immediate effect to take necessary steps for #COVID19 management and vaccination in the state on a daily basis: Government of Andhra Pradesh

8:33 am: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has called an emergency meeting at his residence today, to discuss the #COVID19 situation.

8:25 am: 30 Sadhus have tested positive for #COVID19 so far, in Haridwar. Medical teams are going to akharas and RT-PCR tests of sadhus are being done continuously. The process will be further quickened from 17th April: Dr SK Jha, Haridwar Chief Medical Officer

8:15 am: Regarding #COVID19 cases in Haridwar, the critical ones are being referred to AIIMS Rishikesh. Those belonging to Haridwar being sent to home isolation & people from outside being hospitalised. No situation of panic in Haridwar hospitals: Dr SK Jha, Haridwar Chief Medical Officer

8:00 am: WB: Porters in Petrapole, the last Integrated Check Post at Bangladesh border demand permission to carry passengers' luggage till 'no man's land' as was the case before COVID pandemic. "Earlier we earned Rs 300-400/day which has come down to Rs 70-100/day," a porter said y'day.

7:48 am: Jharkhand | Entry of non-Hindus is not allowed in Baidyanath Dham temple at Deoghar. But Congress MLA Irfan Ansari entered the temple. I've spoken to chief secretary, demanding suspension of DC&SP. I've also demanded that Ansari be booked under NSA: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey

7:36 am: There're only two ways to contain COVID -- lockdown which is not viable & observance of all guidelines. I've asked officers to implement COVID rules strictly even if it irks people. We can face their anger but we can't see piles of bodies: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij

7:25 am: Karnataka | We've noted incident involving queues of ambulances outside crematoria. We've 13 electric crematoria in Bengaluru. Only 4 were identified initially & one of them saw such rush. We've decided to direct bodies to other crematoria: BBMP Commissioner Gaurav Gupta

7:15 am: Lucknow: To contain COVID spread, traders' associations decide to keep several markets closed on different dates. "Till April 18, only deliveries & essential services will be operational at Hazratganj market," Vinod Panjabi, Secretary, Hazratganj Traders' Association said y'day

7:00 am: Class 10th & Class 12th exams of UP Board have been postponed till May 20. We'll hold a meeting in first week of May to decide if we should hold the exams or explore other options. University exams have also been postponed till May 15: Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan