Coronavirus Updates: As of 1 September, of the full 15,870 energetic circumstances within the National Capital, greater than half (8,119) have been beneath dwelling quarantine, knowledge from the federal government confirmed.
Coronavirus LATEST Updates: As of 1 September, of the full 15,870 energetic circumstances within the National Capital, greater than half (8,119) have been beneath dwelling quarantine, knowledge from the federal government confirmed.
The second countrywide sero-survey has began in all 70 districts, the ICMR mentioned in a well being ministry briefing on Thursday. “We should get the results in the next two weeks,” mentioned DG ICMR Dr Balram Bhargava.
The Centre mentioned six states have registered a excessive COVID-19 positivity fee amongst healthcare staff.
In addition to Telangana (18 p.c) and Maharashtra (16 p.c), Delhi reported 14 p.c, Karnataka 13 p.c, Puducherry 12 p.c and Punjab registered 11 p.c.
” These are the states where positivity rate among healthcare workers are on a higher side,” the assertion added.
Union well being ministry secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday mentioned, “Per million COVID-19 cases in the country is much lesser when compared to other countries in the world. Deaths per million (population) of India is among the lowest in the world; 49 deaths per million population.”
He was additionally quoted by PTI as saying, “India has 2,792 cases of COVID-19 per million population which is amongst lowest in the world.”
India experiences 83,883 new coronavirus circumstances and 1,043 deaths within the final 24 hours, in keeping with well being ministry knowledge. With this, the nation now has 38,53,407 circumstances and the toll has risen to 67,376. This is the best rise in circumstances up to now.
The Centre on Wednesday introduced tips for the resumption of Metro rail providers within the nation, whilst COVID-19 caseload within the nation surged previous 37 lakh with 78,357 contemporary infections reported in 24 hours.
The cumulative toll rose to 66,333 with 1,045 extra fatalities the restoration fee reached 76.98 p.c, mentioned the well being ministry in its morning replace. The well being ministry mentioned 54 p.c of the COVID-19 circumstances reported in India are within the age group of 18-44 years, whereas 51 p.c deaths are amongst individuals aged 60 and above.
During the day, a number of states together with Maharashtra and Karnataka launched figures displaying document day by day jumps in circumstances and deaths. While Maharashtra registered its greatest single-day spike of 17, 433 new circumstances, Karnataka recorded 9,860 contemporary infections — the best in a day up to now. Punjab’s toll mounted to 1,618 with a document 106 deaths reported in 24 hours.
In Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat went into self-quarantine for the second time after an officer on particular obligation examined constructive. The state Cabinet assembly scheduled for Wednesday was additionally postponed in consequence.
Centre points tips for working Metro trains
The Centre launched the Standard Operating Procedures for the resumption of metro rail providers, together with measures like obligatory face masks and thermal screening of passengers. All states with metro connectivity, besides Maharashtra, are set to start operations from September 7.
The Centre allowed Metro providers to renew beneath the lately launched Unlock-4 tips.
Resumption of metro rail techniques throughout the nation (besides Maharashtra) was introduced in the present day.
These will resume in a graded & calibrated method from 7 Sept 2020.
This determination, has been taken after due consideration, & might be carried out with due warning & care. pic.twitter.com/wnN0efOiAj
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) September 2, 2020
Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned multi-route metro networks will resume providers from 7 September in a graded method with a view to make all traces operational by 12 September. However, metro stations in containment zones will proceed to stay closed.
The Metro timings might be staggered, to start with and solely a restricted variety of trains will ply. Adequate dwell time at stations might be supplied to allow easy boarding/deboarding with correct social distancing. Metro rail firms may also skip stations the place social distancing measures aren’t adopted.
The authorities will make appropriate markings at stations and inside trains to make sure norms of bodily distancing are adopted. They may also present sanitisers on the entrance gates of the station, said the rules.
Passengers must put on masks always and solely asymptomatic passengers might be allowed to board after present process thermal screening on the gates. The use of Smart Cards and cashless/on-line transactions might be inspired. Tokens and paper slips/ticket must be used with correct sanitization, mentioned the minister.
The Centre additionally directed that the consumption of contemporary air into the air-conditioning system be elevated as a lot as attainable.
Metro providers in Mumbai will stay suspended however Delhi, Noida, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Maha Metro (Nagpur), Kolkata, Gujarat and UP Metro (Lucknow) have ready their respective SOPs, Puri mentioned.
Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line to renew from 7 Sept
After the Centre launched the SOPs, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh mentioned that Delhi Metro Yellow Line from Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre might be made operational from 7 September. Initially, the Delhi Metro will run in two shifts — 7-11 am and 4-8 pm and regular operations will resume from 12 September, Singh mentioned.
Inter-district buses to renew in Tamil Nadu from 7 September
Inter-district bus transport and passenger prepare providers inside Tamil Nadu can be permitted from 7 September, Chief Minister Okay Palaniswami introduced. While bus transport is allowed solely inside districts as of now, there have been representations from the general public to the federal government searching for facilitation of providers to go from one district to a different, he mentioned.
“Considering public welfare, following the Standard Operating Procedure, from 7 September, inter-district government and private bus transport will be allowed across Tamil Nadu,” Palaniswami mentioned in an announcement.
Similarly, from the identical date, passenger prepare providers inside Tamil Nadu shall be permitted, he mentioned. Inter-state prepare providers are already operational in permitted routes
Health ministry points SOPs for exams
The Central authorities additionally launched SOPs for exams throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, disallowing employees and college students from containment zones, making masks and a well being self-declaration obligatory.
The tips issued by the well being ministry said that authorities involved ought to plan out the examination schedule in a staggered method to keep away from overcrowding at any examination middle on any day. Only these examination facilities that are outdoors the containment zone shall be allowed to perform, it mentioned.
Health Ministry points SOP on preventive measures to be adopted whereas conducting examinations to comprise the unfold of #COVID19
SOPs state, preparations for private safety gears like masks, hand sanitizers and so forth. to be made obtainable by the related authorities pic.twitter.com/8V2d7R0Ke4
— ANI (@ANI) September 2, 2020
The tips additionally detailed sanitisations procedures for each pen-and-paper and computer-based exams.
The JEE exams kicked off on Tuesday whereas the NEET is scheduled to be held on 13 September. The UGC has additionally directed universities to carry ultimate 12 months exams earlier than the top of September.
Maharashtra, Karnataka see document spikes; Uttarakhand CM goes into self quarantine
Meanwhile, states like Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttarkhand and Karnataka reported document spikes of their respective case tallies. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 case load surged to eight,25,739 with document 17,433 circumstances detected in a single day whereas the toll rose to 25,195 with 292 extra fatalities.
Haryana reported 15 extra COVID-19 fatalities on Wednesday, taking the toll to 721 because the state recorded its greatest single-day soar of 1,792 new circumstances, the well being division’s day by day bulletin mentioned. With this, the an infection rely within the state rose to 68,218.
Uttarakhand additionally witnessed the highest single-day rise of 836 coronavirus circumstances, which took the state’s COVID-19 tally to 21,234, whereas 11 extra individuals died of the illness. The toll as a result of illness mounted to 291 in Uttarakhand, a state well being division bulletin mentioned.
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant mentioned that he had examined constructive for the viral an infection and was in dwelling isolation.
I want to inform all that I’ve been detected COVID19 constructive. I’m asymptomatic and therefore have opted for dwelling isolation. I shall proceed to discharge my duties working from dwelling. Those who’ve are available my shut contact are suggested to take the required precautions.
— Dr. Pramod Sawant (@DrPramodPSawant) September 2, 2020
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat as soon as once more quarantined himself as his OSD examined constructive, sources advised information company PTI. A gathering of the state Cabinet was additionally postponed for the second time. Rawat had gone into quarantine on 25 August after one among his advisors examined constructive. The chief minister has examined unfavorable for the viral an infection on 30 August
Karnataka registered a soar of of 9,860 new COVID-19 circumstances, propelling its general case rely to three,61,341. 113 extra fatalities within the final 24 hours took the state’s toll to five,950. State capital Bengaluru noticed its greatest single-day spike as nicely with 3,420 new circumstances, taking its general tally to 1,35,512.
In Delhi, which noticed an increase of 2,509 contemporary COVID-19 circumstances, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baija directed officers to extend the testing capability by implementing measures comparable to offering ”testing on-demand”, establishing testing services on the National Capital’s border factors and finishing up screening at main development websites.
Goa logged 636 new circumstances whereas Punjab’s toll climbed to 1,618 with document 106 deaths reported in a single day.
Fatality fee dips to 1.76, says well being ministry
In its morning replace, the well being ministry mentioned that India has up to now reported 37,69,523 circumstances of the viral an infection. The whole variety of recoveries within the nation has surged to 29,01,908, whereas the fatality fee has additional declined to 1.76 p.c. There are 8,01,282, energetic circumstances within the nation comprising 21.26 p.c of the full caseload, the information up to date at 8 am confirmed.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) September 2, 2020
The ministry additionally mentioned that 36 p.c of the fatalities reported are within the age group of 45-60 years, 11 p.c within the age group of 26-44 years and 1 p.c every amongst individuals aged 18-25 years and people beneath 17 years. As far as circumstances of coronavirus an infection are involved, 54 p.c are within the age group 18-44 years, 26 p.c amongst these aged 45 to 60 years, eight p.c amongst these beneath 17 years and 12 p.c amongst these 60 years and above, it said.
Beijing to obtain worldwide flights
Globally, the viral an infection has affected over 2.58 crore individuals and claimed the lives of over 8.58 lakh, in keeping with John Hopkins University’s coronavirus tracker.
In China, the place the primary circumstances surfaced, authorities mentioned the flights from low caseload international locations might be allowed into Beijing beginning on Thursday, after a freeze of over 5 months.
The new guidelines will apply to flights from Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Sweden and Canada, all with low numbers of imported circumstances of the virus, reported information company AFP.
But travellers can be topic to centralised quarantine on arrival for 14 days and should take two coronavirus assessments, an official mentioned.
“Starting 3 September, international passenger flights to Beijing, which previously had their entry points diverted, will gradually resume,” the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) mentioned in an announcement.
Since late March, as many as 511 Beijing-bound worldwide flights have been diverted to different Chinese cities the place passengers are screened for the coronavirus earlier than being allowed to journey on to Beijing, the political coronary heart of the nation.
With inputs from businesses