Coronavirus News: Delhi AIIMS to start recruitment for clinical trials of children from tomorrow | Highlights
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: While India has been seeing a decline in daily COVID-19 cases, several states and union territories (UTs) -- including Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Assam and Goa -- have extended the lockdowns, curfews and other coronavirus-induced curbs amid fears that cases might rise again. Several health experts have also warned against lifting the restrictions completely and said that people must continue following COVID appropriate behaviour.
As per the Union Health Ministry, India currently has 9.73 lakh active COVID-19 cases, 3.49 per cent of the total cases. Over 2.81 crore patients have recovered from the infection while the country fatality rate stands at 1.26 per cent with 3.74 lakh deaths.
Here are the highlights of the day:
15:49 pm: Mumbai's Dharavi records zero cases of COVID-19 today, as per Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. On April 8, Dharavi reported highest-ever single-day spike of 99 cases, reports ANI.
14:17 pm: If an adult working member from a Below Poverty Line (BPL) family dies due to COVID, one member will get Rs 1 lakh compensation, says Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa.
14:07 pm: Additional 106300 vials of Amphotericin-B allocated to States and UTs and to Central Institutions, says Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda.
13:55 pm: All Centrally protected monuments, sites and museums under ASI will be opened from 16 June, says Archaeological Survey of India.
13:28 pm: AIIMS Delhi to start recruitment for clinical trials tomorrow onwards on 6-12 age group children and 2-6 age group after that. Trial for 6-12 age group to start from tomorrow. Recruitment and clinical trial for single-dose COVAXIN for 12-18 age group is over, reports ANI.
13:02 pm: Covid curfew extended from June 15 to June 22. Old SOP to be followed with some changes. People from Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi are now allowed to visit Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri-Yamunotri respectively only with negative RT-PCR report, says Uttarakhand Minister Subodh Uniyal
11:58 am: According to a report by News18, Zydus Cadila, which is testing its COVID-19 vaccine on children of 12-18 years, will soon apply for emergency use authorisation to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI).
10:39 am: Average waiting time at Nawada Station on the Blue Line route extended by 50 minutes. In case of any fluctuations in-crowd, the waiting time will be informed accordingly, says Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
10:14 am: Maharashtra: A total of 7,395 cases of Black Fungus (mucormycosis) has been reported in the state. Of these, 644 infected individuals died while 2,212 have recovered. Maximum number of Black fungus cases were reported in Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and Solapur districts, reports ANI.
9:51 am: 37,96,24,626 samples tested for COVID-19, up to June 13, 2021. Of these, 14,92,152 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research.
9:24 am: India reports 70,421 new COVID-19 cases (lowest in last 72 days), 1,19,501 patient discharges and 3921 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.
Total cases: 2,95,10,410
Total discharges: 2,81,62,947
Death toll: 3,74,305
Active cases: 9,73,158
8:51 am: From today, Unlock 3.0 will begin in Delhi, allowing restaurants and markets to reopen.
8:16 am: Unlock has to take place very slowly. Hotspots have to be taken care of. We must ensure that COVID19 appropriate behaviour should be maintained. There are 10 lakh, active Covid-19 patients, in the country today, says Dr Naveet Whig, Head of the Medicine Department at AIIMS
7:56 am: Karnataka: Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr Rajendra K V announces complete lockdown in 18 Gram Panchayats till June 21 due to a surge in COVID cases, reports ANI.
7:37 am: As per the Union Health Ministry, India currently has 10.26 lakh active COVID-19 cases, 3.49 per cent of the total cases.
7:27 am: Several states and UTs like Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Assam and Goa have extended the lockdown amid fears that cases might rise again.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma
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