New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and as part of the country's preparation for a possible third wave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today chair a high-level meeting to review the augmentation and availability of oxygen across the county at 11: 30 am, informed officials.

On June 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with top officials to review the progress of vaccination and COVID-19 situation in the country and expressed satisfaction at the rising speed of vaccinations this week. During the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the country saw a shortage of medical oxygen as the cases shot up in the last two weeks of April and the first two weeks of May.

Here are the LIVE Updates of July 9:

1:30 PM: Ensure adequate training of hospital staff on operation and maintenance of oxygen plants. Advanced technology like IoT to track performance and functioning of oxygen plants to be deployed: PM Modi at today's meeting

1:00 PM: Over 1500 PSA Oxygen plants are coming up across the nation. PSA Oxygen plants contributed by PM CARES would support more than 4 lakh oxygenated beds. Ensure that the plants are made functional at the earliest: PM Modi at today's meeting over augmentation & availability of oxygen

12:30 pm: PM Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review augmentation & availability of oxygen across the country.

12:20 pm: After unlock, on average, 18,500 vehicles enter the state every day. Work from home has changed into work from Himachal Pradesh. This is good for the economy and tourists are welcome here but we request them to follow COVID guidelines: Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kundu

12:10 pm: MoS Health Bharati Pravin said there should be no vaccine politics. The Centre gives huge statistics (about vaccines) but vaccines do not reach the state. Many centers in Mumbai are shut. I request them to chart a plan,vaccination shouldn't be stopped: Maharashtra Min Nawab Malik

11:55 am: Himachal Pradesh CM Jairam Thakur & BJP national president JP Nadda meet family of former CM Virbhadra Singh "We agreed to disagree but respected each other's sentiments. When he was the CM, I got the chance to be LoP. He was my guide also. His demise is a huge loss," says Nadda

11:45 am: COVID is indeed a challenge but we can win it by following COVID appropriate behaviour: Gen (Retd) VK Singh after taking charge as Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation

11:30 am: BJP president JP Nadda pays tribute to former Himachal Pradesh CM & Congress leader Virbhadra Singh. "His body will be taken to the party office & then will be kept in Rampur overnight, followed by his last rites which will be performed with State honours," says DGP Sanjay Kundu

11:15 am: BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain visits former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh at PGI Hospital in Lucknow

10:50 am: Kanwar Yatra is not a one-state affair. We will discuss the issue with other states, including Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh. Decision will be taken after the meet: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami

10:35 am: Maharashtra | BKC Jumbo Vaccination Centre in Mumbai stays shut for the day. A local says, "I received a message that the centre will be closed today, have been asked to come on Monday. I had come here a few days ago as well, but didn't get vaccinated."

10:10 am: Sikkim | Gangtok sees surge in tourist inflow Tourists have started visiting the state in good numbers. If everything goes fine, in coming weeks, govt will give more relaxation for revival of tourism & economy: Kapil Meena, Additional Secretary, Tourism & Civil Aviation

10:00 am: PM Modi to chair a high-level meeting to review augmentation & availability of oxygen across the country at 11:30 am.

9:40 am: India reports 43,393 new #COVID19 cases, 44,459 recoveries, and 911 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry Total cases: 3,07,52,950 Total recoveries: 2,98,88,284 Active cases: 4,58,727 Death toll: 4,05,939 Total vaccinated: 36,89,91,222 (40,23,173 in last 24 hrs)

9:20am: 42,70,16,605 samples tested for #COVID19 up to 8th July 2021. Of these, 17,90,708 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

9:00 am: Uttarakhand | Now only 50 tourists are allowed at Kempty Falls (waterfall) in Mussorie; can't stay at the spot beyond half an hour. A check-post to be set up to monitor the tourists: Iva Ashish Srivastava, Tehri Garhwal District Magistrate

8:50 am: People in long queues lose calm, break barricades outside a vaccination centre in Ganjam, Odisha. "We've been here since morning. It's crowded, people from Andhra Pradesh also coming here; request govt to arrange more vaccination centres," said Sudhanshu

8:40 am: Vaccines are not sufficient. People turning violent due to vaccine shortage, they're breaking barricades & not following COVId protocols. People from Andhra Pradesh also coming here. We need more vaccination centres: Aditya Prasad Sahu, Medical Officer

8:20 am: Pfizer, BioNTech to seek authorization for the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

7:50 am: Maharashtra | Pune Municipal Corporation organised a special vaccination camp for s*x workers in the city

"We requested civic body to organise a camp for them as they were facing difficulty to get inoculation done. Around 5000 women are working here," said social worker

7:40 am: Pfizer says it plans to seek US regulators’ approval for a third COVID-19 vaccine dose. The company says its research suggests antibody levels jump markedly after a third dose, but it's not yet clear if and when boosters might truly be needed: The Associated Press

7:30 am: Chandigarh | Punjab Engineering College students develop automatic road-lane marking system for ensuring social distancing amid COVID. It was our mentor Gurjeet sir's idea to make this. I along with my partner have done equal amount of work on it,said B Tech student Yuvraj(8.07)

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