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PIB’S DAILY BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 20 JUN 2020 7:00PM by PIB Delhi

 

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

 

Updates on Covid-19 from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: 2,13,830 Patients have been cured of COVID-19; Recovery Rate improves to 54.13%

During the last 24 hours, a total of 9,120 COVID-19 patients have been cured. Thus, so far, a total of 2,13,830 patients have been cured of COVID-19. The recovery rate is 54.13% amongst COVID-19 patients.Presently, there are 1,68,269 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.The number of government labs has been increased to 715 and private labs has been increased to 259 (A total of 974).In the last 24 hours, 1,89,869 samples were tested. The total number of samples tested thus far is 66,16,496.

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Prime Minister launches GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan on 20th June 2020 to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for migrant workers returning to villages, in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak

Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi today launched a massive employment -cum- rural public works Campaign named ‘GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan’ to empower and provide livelihood opportunities in areas/ villages witnessing large number of returnee migrant workers affected by the devastating COVID-19.This campaign is dedicated for our labor brothers and sisters, for the youth, sisters and daughters living in our villages. It is our endeavor that through this campaign workers and workers are given work near home, he said. The Prime Minister announced that an amount of Rs 50,000 Crores would be spent for building durable rural infrastructure under the GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan.He said 25 work areas have been identified for employment in villages, for development of various works. These 25 works or projects are related to meet the needs of the villages like rural housing for the poor, Plantations, provision of drinking water through JalJeevan mission, PanchayatBhavans, community toilets, rural mandis, rural roads, other infrastructure like Cattle Sheds, Anganwadi Bhavans etc.The Prime Minister said that Abhiyan shall also provide modern facilities in rural areas.

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Text of PM's address at the launch of GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan

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Government taking action on mission mode to provide employment to migrant workers who have returned to their native villages: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

Union Minister of Rural Development &Panchayati Raj Shri Narendra Singh Tomarhas said that India and the whole world are facing great difficulties during the COVID pandemic. Right from the time when lockdown was announced, the problems being faced by villagers, poor people, farmers and workers have been one of the priority focus areas of Prime Minister Shri NarendraModi.Giving details, he said that the GaribKalyanRojgarAbhiyaan is being undertaken in 116 districts of 6 states. It will be implemented at the grassroots level with active coordination between 11 ministries of the Central Government. The Abhiyaan will continue for 125 days, and 25 works have been identified which will be taken up for completion. As a result, employment will be rapidly generated. It is an important step towards providing employment to the people on a mission mode.

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Prime Minister GaribKalyan Package-Progress So Far

More than 42 crore poor people have received financial assistance of Rs 65,454crore under the Pradhan Mantri GaribKalyan Package. Rs 17,891 crore front loaded towards payment of the first installment of PM-KISAN to 8.94 crore beneficiaries.Rs 10,325 crore credited to 20.65crore (100%) women Jan Dhan account holders as first installment, Rs. 10,315 croreto20.62crorewomen as second installment, and Rs. 10,312 crore credited to 20.62 crorewomen as third installment. Rs 2814.5 crore disbursed to about 2.81 crore old age persons, widows and disabled persons in two installments.2.3 crore Building & Construction workers received financial support amounting to Rs 4312.82crore.8.52 crorePMUY cylinders have been delivered for April and May 2020 and 2.1 crore PMUY cylinders booked for June 2020. 20.22Lakh members of EPFO has taken benefit of online withdrawal of non-refundable advance from EPFO account amounting to Rs. 5767crore. So far 113Lakh MT of food grains have been lifted by 36 States/UTs, of which 37.01 LMT of foodgrains distributed to 74.03crorebeneficiariesfor April 2020, 36.42 LMT of food grains distributedto 72.83 crore beneficiaries in May 2020, and 13.59 LMT distributed to 27.18 crore beneficiaries for June 2020.

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Centre writes to States to follow the Guidelines for effective Home Isolation

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued revised Guidelines regarding Home Isolation on 10th May 2020. As per the Guidelines, very mild and pre-symptomatic COVID-19 patients can opt for home isolation provided the patient has a room to himself/herself with toilet facility and has an adult attendant /caregiver. Also, the patient shall agree to monitor his/her health and regularly inform the health status to the District Surveillance Officer for further follow up by the surveillance teams.Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has requested the States to ensure strict implementation of the Guidelines on Home Isolation at the field level to effectively curb spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Government closely monitoring transmission of repo rate cut by the Banking Sector and recognise efforts of wealth creators in scripting India’s growth story : Finance Minister

Union Finance Minister SmtNirmalaSitharamanhas said that the Government has always recognised the importance of wealth creators as they generate employment opportunities and utilise resources in optimal manner for promoting the socio-economic development in the country. The Finance Minister stated that they are closely watching the developments in disbursement of loans under the provision of Rs 3 lakh crore collateral free automatic loans for businesses to mitigate the daunting impact of pandemic COVID-19 on trade and industry.

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Government of India & AIIB sign an Agreement for $750 Million for COVID-19 support for India

Government of India and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) have signed a $750 million “COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Programme” to assist India to strengthen its response to the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on poor and vulnerable households. The Programme will provide the Government of India with budget support to mitigate the severe adverse social and economic impact of COVID-19. The Primary Programme beneficiaries would be families below the poverty line, farmers, healthcare workers, women, women’s self-help groups, widows, people with disabilities, senior citizens, low wage earners, construction workers and other vulnerable groups.

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Many Bollywood Celebrities Pledge Support for IDY 2020

International Day of Yoga, 2020 is just a day away. Since mass gatherings are not advised in the present circumstances, ‘Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family’ is being encouraged by the Ministry of AYUSH to celebrate the 6th IDY2020 at home with families.Lakhs of people have already committed to be part of IDY- 2020 and one of the goals of the Ministry of AYUSH has been to achieve harmony in the Yoga performances. Numerous celebrities and influencers have shared motivational messages and thoughts encouraging the people to participate in the 6th International Day of Yoga. Some of the celebrities include the well-known movie actors like Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, MilindSoman, and ShilpaShettyKundra.

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DrJitendra Singh receives COVID feedback from private medical practitionersacross the country

In over one-and-half hour long Webinar, leading physicians and specialists from various streams of medical science offered their inputs from different Indian cities like Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Kota, Erode, etc.Presiding over the meeting, DrJitendra Singh complimented the medical fraternity of India for having commendably lived up to the occasion and successfully fought the war against Corona. He said, the medical fraternity as well as health infrastructure of India had, during this time of crises, proved to the world its inherent potential and capacity to reorient itself at short notice and successfully discharge its responsibilities to the community.

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Secretary, DARPG, Dr.K.Shivaji delivers the valedictory address at the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) - National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG) Two-day Workshop on COVID-19 – Good Governance Practices in a Pandemic for International Civil Servants

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INPUTS FROM PIB FIELD OFFICES

  • Arunachal Pradesh: 32 fresh COVID19 positive cases in Arunachal Pradesh.13 cases were from Capital region followed by 10 from Changlang, 8 from West Kameng and 1 from Lohit district.
  • Manipur: The maximum number of new COVID19 positive cases in Manipur are from Ukhrul with 30 and Tamenglong with 29. The highest number is from Churachandpur district with 94 numbers. Majority of them are returnees.
  • Mizoram: Results of 184 samples awaited in Mizoram. Total 140 positive case and 131 active case in the State.
  • Nagaland: Nagaland issues 'special category' SOP for entering the State. New SOP covers both State and Central Govt employees coming for duty, skilled labourers, mechanics, technicians and engineers. Total 8174 samples have been tested for COVID19 in Nagaland till now. Results of 6989 received and reports of 1185 samples awaited.
  • Sikkim: Sikkim CM in his International Yoga Day message urges the people to adopt this practice to bring a positive change in their lifestyle leading to a healthy, wealthy and a harmonious society.
  • Chandigarh: Directorate of AYUSH, Health Department, is celebrating 6th International Day of Yoga in collaboration with Government College of Yoga Education & Health on 21st June, 2020 through online mode. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, International Yoga Day will be observed at home, no mass gathering would be encouraged this year. Hence, this year the ministry is encouraging people to practice yoga at their homes, with participation from the entire family.
  • Punjab: Ramping up the efforts for the treatment and equip medical fraternity with latest techniques in the direction to cure COVID-19 patients, Department of Medical Education and research, Punjab has coordinated with PGI and initiated multi centric studies on the role of steroids and plasma therapy in patients. An expert group was formed in Punjab wherein the experts in managing COVID 19 patients have been regularly discussing the cases on phones and on Video conference. The expert group has doctors from PGIMER, AIIMS, USA, UK, Canada, DMC Ludhiana, and all the three state Medical Colleges in Punjab.
  • Haryana: Ahead of the sixth International Day of Yoga, Haryana Chief Minister urged people of the State to practise Yoga at Home, Yoga with Family, due to COVID-19 Pandemic. The Chief Minister said, "As we know that due to COVID-19 Pandemic, everyone has to observe the day from the confines of their homes.He further said that Yoga is not a new practise, rather it is an integral part of our culture and everyone should practise the ancient Indian discipline lifelong.
  • Kerala: The rise in the number of Covid-19 patients with no known source of infection - more than 60 cases now - has put the state government in a quandary; eight have people have died so far with most number of cases without any known source reported from Malappuram. An auto rickshaw driver and two of his family members- with no known source of contact or travel history- have been tested positive for Covid- 19 in the capital yesterday putting the health department on alert. After a police officer in Kochi tested positive for Covid-19, a High Court judge who was in contact list entered self-isolation. The state yesterday reported its highest number of 118 new Covid-19 cases as well as the highest number of 96 recoveries, on a single day. As many as 1,380 patients are still under treatment and a total of 1,32,569 people are under observation in various districts.
  • Tamil Nadu: 16 employees of a mask manufacturing company in Puducherry test positive for Covid-19; count reaches 338 in the UT. JIPMER exam leaves students in fix; students from other districts appearing for PG entrance exam in Chennai on June 21 finding it difficult to avail e-passes; many fear contracting Covid. TN revokes dine-in relaxation, will allow only takeaway till June 30 in bid to arrest Covid-19 spread. All Class X students will be promoted, clarifies DGE; School Minister warns schools against tampering with marks. 2115 new cases, 1630 recoveries & 41 deaths reported yesterday. Total cases till now: 54449, Active cases: 23509, Deaths: 666, Active cases in Chennai: 16699.
  • Karnataka: State government issues guidelines for clinical assessment and admission of asymptotic patients into Covid care centres. Out of  8281 patients only 36 needed ventilator so far. Since March 24, 1.2 lakh lockdown violations in the state, state government informs High Court of Karnataka. Karnataka ramps up flood preparedness, to cover all gram panchayats in vulnerable points. Covid cases jump to 8,281, Bengaluru contributes bulk of patients. 337 new cases, 230 discharges & 10 deaths reported yesterday. Total Active cases: 2943, Deaths: 124, Discharges: 5210.
  • Andhra Pradesh: State Governor BiswabhusanHarichandan urges people to practice yoga for immense pleasure and good health benefits. CM releases funds for implementation of the second phase of "YSR NethannaNestham", which aims to provide financial assistance to the weavers in the state. Under this scheme, each weaver family will get an assistance of Rs 24,000 every year. 376 new cases, 82 discharged and four deaths reported yesterday. Total cases: 6230, Active: 3069, Recovered: 3065, Deaths: 96.
  • Telangana: The decision of the Telangana Health department to ramp up Covid-19 testing is receiving lukewarm response, as people are not showing up for giving samples for testing as desired. It was decided to conduct 50,000 tests in five districts, including the three districts that come under GHMC limits. Total cases as of 19th June:  6526, Active cases: 2976, Deaths 198, Recovered 3352.
  • Maharashtra: The current count of COVID19 patients in the state is 1,24,331. 3,827 new patients were added as per the latest report on Friday evening. The number of active cases is 55,651. Mumbai reported 1,269 cases and 114 deaths. BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation has set up a special COVID-19 hospital with 1000 beds (0ut of which 300 are ICU beds) at the  Richardson&Cruddas premises in Byculla to cater to the ever increasing number of Covid patients. The hospital will be made operational by this month end.
  • Gujarat: The total number of cases of Covid-19 detected so far hasreached up to 26,198 with 540 new cases reported during the last 24 hours. Also, 27 patients have lost their lives taking the total death toll of Covid19 in the state up to 1619, as per latest report.
  • Rajasthan: 158 new cases have been reported today morning, which takes the state tally of COVID-19 to 14,314, out of which 2860 are active cases. However, 11,121 patients have recovered in the state so far, while 333 deaths have also happened till date. Most of the new cases are from Dholpur district, followed by Jaipur and Bharatpur. 
  • Madhya Pradesh: 156 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state, taking the total number of cases to 11,582. Death toll has risen to 495 after 9 more deaths were reported. Both Indore and Bhopal have reported 55 new cases each. Weekend lockdown is being observed at Bhopal. Except for shops of essential items, all other establishments remain closed in the city on Saturdays and Sundays in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Chhattisgarh: 70 new COVID-19 cases have been reported on Friday, taking the state tally of positive cases to 2018. Out of this, 703 are active cases.
  • Goa: 20 new cases have been reported in Goa, taking the tally of positive cases to 725. There are 607 active cases in the state at present.

 

 

 

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