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PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 24 MAY 2020 6:28PM by PIB Delhi

 

(Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB)

UPDATES ON COVID-19 FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND WELFARE

A total of 54,440 people has been cured so far. In the last 24 hours, 2657 patients were found cured. The total recovery rate is 41.28%. Since yesterday, an increase of 6767 has been noted in the number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in India. The total number of confirmed cases is now 1,31,868. The number of cases under active medical supervision is 73,560.

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today visited Chaudhary Brahma PrakashAyurvedCharakSansthan, Delhi which is functioning as a Dedicated COVID Health Centre to oversee the preparedness to manage COVID-19 cases. He visited the various facilities and wards and witnessed first-hand the treatment being provided to COVID-19 patients, through a holistic approach as per the directions of Ministry of AYUSH. The Dedicated COVID Health Centres are hospitals that shall offer care for all cases that have been clinically assigned as moderate. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued fresh guidelines for international arrivals.

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Indian Railways has run 2813 Shramik Special trains, carrying over 37 lakh passengers, till 10 am of 24.05.2020

Indian Railways has run more than 2813 Shramik Special trains, carrying over 37 lakh passengers, till 10 am of 24.05.2020. Nearly 60 per cent trains originated from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab and are majorly destined for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar(1301 for U.P. and 973 for Bihar). Most of the destinations in U.P are around Lucknow - Gorakhpur sector and in Bihar around Patna. Of 565 trains on run since yesterday, 266 were going to Bihar and 172 to Uttar Pradesh.Convergence of trains to these destinations caused congestion in the network. Further, increased time taken in de-boarding of passengers due to the various health and social distancing protocols at the stations is leading to congestion at terminals which further affects network congestion.

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Notification for extension of validity of fee payment and extension of time period for paying fees as mandated under rule 32 and 81 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989

It has also come to the notice of the Government that citizens are facing difficulties in respect of various fees/late fees as mandated under rule 32 and 81 of Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 due to lockdown in the country and closure of Government Transport Offices. There are cases where the fees have already been paid, for the service or renewal, however the process could not be completed due to lockdown. Further, there are issues where citizen is finding difficult to deposit fees due to closure of RTO offices.In order to facilitate citizens during COVID –19, MORTH has issued a statutory order prescribing that the fees paid on or after 1st February 2020 for the activity(s) including renewal and in case such activity(s) is not completed due to conditions for prevention of COVID-19 pandemic, the fees paid shall continue to remain valid.

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MISSION SAGAR - INS KESARI AT PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS

As part of Mission Sagar, Indian Naval Ship Kesari entered Port Louis Mauritius on 23 May 2020. The Government of India is providing assistance to friendly foreign countries in dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic, and towards this Indian Naval Ship Kesari is carrying COVID related essential medicines and a special consignment of Ayurvedic medicines for the people of Mauritius.

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Van Dhan for Jaan and Jahaan: The Story of Shahapur’sKatkari Tribe

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INPUTS FROM PIB FIELD OFFICES

  • Punjab: Ruling out any complacency despite Punjab posting the highest recovery rate of 90% in the country, Punjab Chief Minister said that all persons coming to the state, including via domestic flights, trains and buses, would have to undergo compulsory home quarantine for 14 days. Screening of those entering the state would be done at all state and district border entry points, as well as railway stations and airports, and those found symptomatic would be sent into institutional quarantine, while the others would have to undergo mandatory 2-week home quarantine.
  • Haryana: School Education Department has issued guidelines related to fees charged by private schools during COVID-19. The private schools are directed to only charge tuition fees on a monthly basis and other types of funds such as building funds, maintenance funds, entrance fees, computer fees, etc. be postponed due to COVID-19 situation. All private schools have also been directed not to increase tuition fees, charge transportation fees, change school uniforms and textbooks for the duration of the lockdown period.
  • Himachal Pradesh: In view of the lockdown due to outbreak of Novel Corona Virus in the country as well as in the State, the private schools in Himachal Pradesh would be allowed to charge only tuition fee.
  • Kerala: One more patient succumbed to Covid today: 53-year-old female cancer patient who recently returned from Dubai died at Kozhikode MC this afternoon. A 17 year old boy who returned from Chennai and who had tested positive, died today at Pariyaram MC, Kannur; however hospital authorities attributed the death to cerebral infection. Two Keralites succumbed to COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi taking the total toll of fatalities among Keralites in the Gulf Region to 105. Health Minister K.K. Shylaja has warned that with more Covid cases being reported daily, those under surveillance should not violate quarantine restrictions. She said the State has formulated elaborate plans to address the influx of expats and Keralites from other states. In the continuing surge, the state reported 62 Covid-19 cases yesterday. Total Covid deaths reached five so far.
  • Tamil Nadu:  Three more positive cases reported in Puducherry as active cases rise to 25 in the UT. TN CM says there is no community spread in the State; spike in cases in the densely populated containment zones in Chennai. Quoting an estimate prepared by the Finance Department CM says State likely to suffer Rs 35,000-cr. revenue loss due to the lockdown. Total cases till yesterday: 15,512, Active cases: 7915, Deaths: 103, Discharged: 7491. Active cases in Chennai are 5865.
  • Karnataka: 97 new Covid cases reported & 26 discharged till 12pm today;  Chikkaballapura 26,  Udupi 18, Hassan 14, Mandya 15, Davangere 4, six each in Kalburgi and Yadagiri, Uttara Kannada 3, Tumkur 2 , one each in Vijayapura, Kodagu&Dharwad. Total positive cases in the State rise to 2056. Active cases: 1378, Recovered: 634, Deaths: 42. Complete lockdown strictly enforced in the State today; only essential services allowed.
  • Andhra Pradesh: Under ‘ManaPalana - MeeSoochana’ programme, State plans to take inputs from people in governance from Monday till Friday. Two people lost their lives due to sun stroke in Prakasam district with the severe surge in temperatures and prevailing heat wave conditions across the State. Meanwhile, RTC decides to operate AC buses and overnight services as summer temperatures hit record highs. 66 new cases, no death reported with 29 discharged in the last 24 hours after testing 11,357 samples. Total cases: 2627. Active: 764, Recovered: 1807, Deaths: 56.  Of the 153 positive cases noticed among returnees from other states, 119 are active.
  • Telangana: From May 1st onwards till date, the South Central Railway has run 196 Shramik special trains transporting over 2.40 lakh migrant workers from the state to their native destinations. Coming to the aid of migrant workers who wanted to return to their native towns, the Telangana government on Saturday organised a major operation to run 46 trains and help 50,000 workers reach their homes. Total positive cases in the State as on 24th May are 1813. Migrants tested positive till yesterday are 133. 4 foreign returnees has also tested positive for Covid19.
  • Maharashtra: 2,608 new patients have been reported from the state, which takes the tally of COVID-19 positive patients to 47,190, out of which 32,201 are active patients. Hotspot Mumbai has reported 1,566 new cases, which takes the total COVID-19 cases reported from the city to 28,634.
  • Gujarat:The COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Gujarat, especially in Ahmedabad. A total of 396 fresh cases have been reported from 19 districts, taking the total number of cases to 13,689. Ahmedabad reported 277 fresh cases. Over 3 lakh business establishments employing approximately 25 lakh peopleare operational in the state during  lockdown 4.0, which has witnessed further relaxation of restrictions
  • Rajasthan:  The number of active patients of COVID 19 has gone up to 2,829 in the state. More than half of the total active patients are migrants returned from different states. The total number of reported cases in the state is 6,794. Meanwhile, 21 flights will resume operations from Jaipur to 13 different cities from tomorrow.
  • Madhya Pradesh:201 new cases have been reported, which takes the tally of COVID-19 positive cases to 6,371.  The highest number of cases 2,933 has been reported in Indore. Left Wing Extremism affected Balaghat district has secured the first position in the state in terms of providing employment to rural job card holders under MNREGA. 1.23 lakh people have been provided with employment
  • Chhattisgarh:A record 44 number of new cases have been reported, taking the number of active COVID-19 cases to 152. This also takes the state tally of coronavirus infection cases to 214.
  • Goa:One new COVID-19 infection case has been reported, taking the tally of positive patients to 55, out of which 39 are active cases. Almost all new cases in Goa are of people coming from outside.
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Secretary, General Administration says that only minimum staff on staggering pattern is working in the Secretariat. Says, women employees can avail child care leave, if necessary.
  • Manipur: Three more persons have tested positive in the state. All are recent returnees. There are 28 active cases in the state now.Imphal Airport conducts SOP rehearsal ahead of restart of civil aviation traffic.
  • Mizoram: Thermal & Optical Bi-Spectrum Camera installed yesterday at Lengpui Airport, Aizawl. LengpuiAiport has now become one of the 4 airports in India and the first among the North East states to have the advanced passenger thermal scanning system.
  • Nagaland: Agriculture Deptt officials interacted with farmers in Mokokchung for giving them awareness on COVID-19 prevention & agricultural advisories related to COVID-19.

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