New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: India has overtaken the US in terms of the number of people who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the government on Friday said and noted that the vaccination campaign will be further intensified in the coming days. Addressing a press conference, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul said 43 per cent of the 60 plus population has been covered with at least one dose and over 45 years, 37 per cent of the population has been covered. India, in terms of the number of people who received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, has administered 17.2 crore doses and the US which was leading the pack is 16.9 crore.

Here are the live updates of June 5:

3:20 pm: We are working to ensure supply is more than demand. We have shortage of Liposomal Amphotericin vials. The Centre has already supplied us with over 20,000 vials, which is not sufficient. Probably over time, demand for the medicine will be addressed: Karnataka Deputy CM

3:00 pm: The question of more people getting infected with black fungus doesn't arise, we are detecting it at all levels, once the detection happens, we will prevent it at the source level itself: CN Ashwathnarayan, Karnataka Deputy CM

2:50 pm: A total of 646 doctors died in the second wave of COVID-19: Indian Medical Association

2:40 pm: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been saying "where are our children's vaccines?" In Rajasthan it's been dumped in garbage and here (in Punjab) people are making a profit out of it: Union Minister HS Puri

2:25 pm: The Centre has distributed 50% of vaccines to states & UTs to administer vaccines to people free of cost. States are profiteering on their own procurement. If these (above) figures are true then the real amount of profit is not just Rs 2.40 cr: Union Minister HS Puri

2:20 pm: Punjab govt's officer & incharge of #COVID vaccination on May 29 has disclosed some data & pointed out that 4.29 lakh doses of Covishield procured at Rs 13.25 cr, its average amount Rs 309. 1,14,190 Covaxine doses procured at Rs 4.70 cr its average amount is Rs 412: HS Puri

2:10 pm: In Punjab, the #COVID19 doses which should be provided free of cost to people were sold at higher prices. Covishield dose purchased at Rs 309 has been sold at 1,560: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

2:00 pm: Former Indian sprinter Milkha Singh's condition has improved, all his parameters are stable. He's being monitored by our team: Dr. Jagat Ram, PGIMER Director, Chandigarh On June 3 he was admitted to ICU due to dipping O2 level. On May 20, he had tested positive for COVID19

1:40 pm: "AIl malls, markets, and market complexes (except weekly Markets) shall be allowed to open between 10 AM to 8 PM on an odd-even basis outside the containment zones with effect from 5 am on June 7," DDMA orders read.

1:20 pm: 7-8 years ago, rarely would there be any discussion on ethanol in India, but now ethanol is part of our priority. The focus on ethanol is also making a positive effect on the environment & farmers' life. We aim to complete 20% of ethanol blending in petrol by 2025: PM Modi

1:00 pm: With an expected third wave of COVID-19, 420 tonnes of oxygen storage capacity is being prepared. We have also spoken to Indraprastha Gas limited to produce 150 tones of oxygen: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:45 pm: A team of doctors & experts will be set up to examine the demand of medicines to tackle the WhatsApp forwards of medicines: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:30 pm: Two genome sequencing labs to be set up for detection of new variants, if any: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:25 pm: The private offices will be allowed to function with 50% staff. Group A staff of government offices will be allowed to function with 100%, group B with 50% staff: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

12:20 pm:Delhi Metro to resume services with 50% capacity: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:10pm: Lockdown will continue with more relaxation in other activities. Markets, malls to be opened on odd-even basis: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:00 pm: Lockdown extended in Tami Nadu till June 14 with some relaxations: Chief Minister's Office

11:45 am: The 2nd wave of COVID-19 has scared people. As soon as people are vaccinated, this fear will go away and people will start coming out for spending. We are expecting a progress in manufacturing, and exports: NITI Aayog Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar to ANI

11:30 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, Union Petroleum Transport Minister Dharmendra Pradhan address a virtual meeting in view of World Environment Day.

11:00 am: We will revise their growth projections once our economy will start recovering. Recovery will start from June itself and will get pace from July: NITI Aayog Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar to ANI

10:45 am: RBI cuts GDP growth forecast for FY22 to 9.5% from 10.5% due to impact of 2nd wave, which is going to impact our economy in 1st quarter. Economy will recover below than expected in 1st quarter. Our economy will grow at a pace of 10%-10.5% in FY22: Niti Aayog VC to ANI

10:30 am: The addition of Coronil with Allopathic drugs shall also amount to mixopathy (cocktail of Ayurveda and Allopathy), which is not permitted as per the rulings of the Supreme Court, and using it would be contempt: Indian Medical Association, Uttarakhand

10:10 am: Indian Medical Association Uttarakhand retaliates against the proposal of Patanjali to include Coronil tablet in COVID-19 kit in the State saying Coronil is not approved by WHO, nor is it included in central guidelines; it's not a drug or medicine as claimed by Baba Ramdev

9:40 am: Indian Medical Association (HQs) is appalled to learn of intimidation tactics by state bureaucracy to Junior doctors of Madhya Pradesh in view of their demands for bed reservation, workplace security & stipend hike. IMA stands with them & demands State to look into their cause.

9:15 am: India reports 1,20,529 new #COVID19 cases, 1,97,894 discharges, and 3,380 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry Total cases: 2,86,94,879 Total discharges: 2,67,95,549 Death toll: 3,44,082 Active cases: 15,55,248 Total vaccination: 22,78,60,317

7:55 am: The Chief Whip in Himachal Pradesh Assembly and senior BJP MLA Narinder Bragta died at a hospital in Chandigarh, this morning. He had recently recovered from Covid-19 and was undergoing treatment for post covid complications: (His son) Chetan Singh Bragta confirmed on Facebook

7:45 am: COVID19 | Gujarat reports 1,120 fresh cases, 3,398 recoveries & 16 deaths today; active cases at 22,100

7:35 am: Haryana recorded 895 new COVID19 cases, 73 deaths and 2,456 recoveries today; active cases 11,054

7:23 am: Punjab reported 2,009 new #COVID19 cases, 4,314 recoveries and 71 deaths

Active cases: 2,62,77
Total discharges: 5,34,915
Death toll: 14,927

7:10 am: "Lockdown restrictions will be relaxed on the basis of COVID positivity rate and availability of oxygen beds in Maharashtra," states Maharashtra Govt in order regarding lockdown relaxation. The order will be implemented from Monday

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan