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Omicron variant Updates: Gujarat disallows over 150 in gatherings amid rising Covid cases

The Centre sounded a note of caution on a day when the country began administering a "precautionary" dose against the viral infection.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: January 11, 2022 23:47 IST
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India logged 1,68,063 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,58,75,790 which includes 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. Of the total 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant, 1,711 people have recovered or migrated so far. Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,247 cases followed by Rajasthan at 645, Delhi 546, Karnataka 479 and Kerala 350. Meanwhile, the Centre on Monday said five to 10 per cent of the active cases in the current surge so far needed hospitalisation but the situation is dynamic and may change rapidly, and cautioned states against any "lapses" in their preparedness. The Centre sounded a note of caution on a day when the country began administering a "precautionary" dose against the viral infection. Around 9.3 lakh healthcare and frontline workers, and 60-plus citizens with comorbidities received their third jab, the Union Health Ministry said. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), meanwhile, came out with a new advisory that contacts of confirmed COVID cases do not need to get tested unless identified as "high risk" based on age or comorbidities.

 

 

 

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  • 11:21 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 10:24 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 10:17 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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    He said Maharashtra also reported 34 new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, raising their count to 1,281.
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  • 9:47 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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    "We are fully prepared. We have the ability to extend up to 37,000 beds if necessary. Our 37,000-bed capacity has yet to be utilised. If necessary, we may prepare 10000-11000 ICUs in Delhi by preparing 37,000 beds. However, there isn't much of a need for that right now," the CM said in a statement after reviewing the Covid preparedness at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

  • 9:40 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Gujarat disallows over 150 in gatherings amid rising Covid cases

    Amid the surge in Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, the state government on Tuesday decided not to allow more than 150 people in gatherings during political, social, educational, cultural and religious events. Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, while chairing a meeting on the Covid situation, decided that the current limit on allowing the people from gathering at a spot for any event needs to be changed.

    Accordingly, it was decided that the maximum limit for any political, religious, cultural, social, educational or any other should be under 150.

  • 9:39 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 8:57 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 8:38 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 8:32 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 7:57 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 7:48 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    US reports 1.35 million Covid cases in one day, breaks global records

  • 7:07 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Kerala clocks 9,066 fresh COVID-19 cases, total fatalities in state cross 50,000

    Kerala on Tuesday saw a sharp rise in the fresh COVID-19 cases with the state reporting 9,066 new infections which raised the caseload to 52,91,280. Kerala also reported 296 deaths which took the total fatalities in the state over the 50,000 mark to 50,053, according to a government release. Of the deaths, 19 were recorded over the last few days and 277 designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court. With 2,064 more people recovering from the virus since Monday, the total recoveries reached 52,05,210.

  • 7:06 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Covid curfew in Andhra Pradesh from Jan 18

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  • 6:25 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Molnupiravir not to be included in COVID-19 clinical management protocol

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  • 6:25 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    No Makar Sakranti bath for devotees in Ganga due to Covid 19

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  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 5:52 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 4:57 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 4:18 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 3:29 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

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  • 2:26 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 12:28 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Private offices in Delhi ordered to switch to WFH amid Covid surge

  • 12:22 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    120 cops in Mumbai test Covid positive, including 1 death, in last 24 hour, informs Mumbai Police

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Statewise status of Omicron Variant

    Maharashtra-1,247

    Rajasthan-645

    Delhi-546

    Karnataka-479

    Kerala-350

    Uttar Pradesh-275

    Gujarat-236

    Tamil Nadu-185

    Haryana-123

    Telangana-123 

    Odisha-74

    Andhra Pradesh-28

    Bihar-27

    Punjab-27

    West Bengal-27

    Goa-21

    Madhya Pradesh-10

    Assam-9

    Uttarakhand-8

    Meghalaya-5

    Jammu and Kashmir-4

    Andaman and Nicobar Islands-3

    Chandigarh-3

    Puducherry-2

    Chhattisgarh-1

    Himachal Pradesh-1 

    Ladakh-1

    Manipur-1

    Total: 4,461

    Discharged/Recovered: 1,711

    (Ministry of Health Data)

  • 12:12 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi takes precaution dose of Covid vaccines

  • 11:53 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 11:49 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 11:44 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    125 fresh Covid cases, one more death in Ladakh

    Ladakh's coronavirus caseload surged to 22,686 on Tuesday with 125 fresh infections, while the death toll climbed to 222 as one more person succumbed to the virus, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 118 were from Leh district and seven from Kargil district, they said. The latest death was reported from Leh, the officials said. The number of active coronavirus cases in Ladakh increased to 397. Of these, 373 cases are in Leh district and 24 in Kargil district, they said.

  • 11:17 AM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    All private offices in Delhi to be closed: DDMA

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  • 10:31 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    India reports 1,68,063 fresh cases; Omicron case tally at 4,461

    India reports 1,68,063 fresh cases, 69,959 recoveries  & 277 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active case tally reaches 8,21,446. Omicron cases tally jumps at 4,461. Of the total 4,461 cases of the Omicron variant, 1,711 people have recovered or migrated so far. Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,247 cases followed by Rajasthan at 645, Delhi 546, Karnataka 479 and Kerala 350.

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Arvind Kejriwal to address media

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  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Haridwar admin puts complete ban on devotees taking holy dips on 'Makar Sankranti'; Night curfew to be imposed

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    66 prisoners, 48 jail staff in Delhi jails have tested Covid positive so far

  • 7:46 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Migrant workers, daily wagers fear another round of lockdown: United Cycle And Parts Manufacturers Association President

  • 7:38 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Goa logs 1,592 cases, positivity rate at 27 pc; active tally tops 10,000

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  • 7:37 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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    Rajasthan Health Minister Parsadi Lal Meena on Monday said the state’s Medical and Health Department has made all preparations to deal with the third wave of corona infection. In a video conference chaired by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Meena said 50,000 general, 28,000 oxygen and 6,000 ICU beds are available in various medical institutions of the state. These beds are in addition to 1,500 beds in the Nascent Intensive Care Unit and Paediatric Intensive Care Units of various health facilities, he added. He said there is an adequate buffer stock of 30 days of critical medicines mandated by the government of India.

  • 7:36 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Mumbai: 10,698 booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered on first day of drive

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  • 7:35 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Haryana bans rallies, protests, other gatherings; extends existing curbs to 8 more districts

    Amid the rising COVID-19 cases, the Haryana government Monday banned large congregations such as rallies and protests, and extended existing restrictions including the closure of cinema halls and sports complexes to eight more districts, according to an official order. The order issued by the Haryana State Disaster Management Authority (HSDMA) said the restrictions will be applicable till 5 am on January 19.

    "Large congregations like all kinds of public meetings, rallies, protests, dharnas etc shall be prohibited in the state," said the order.

    The eight new districts where the restrictions will be applicable are Sirsa, Rewari, Jind, Fatehabad, Mahendergarh, Kaithal, Bhiwani and Hisar. Earlier, these restrictions were imposed in Karnal, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Rohtak Jhajjar, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat. Cinema halls, theaters and multiplexes shall remain closed, the earlier order issued on January 5 had stated.

  • 7:34 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    7 more deaths in Punjab, 3,969 Coivd cases

    Seven more people died of COVID-19 in Punjab on Monday, while 3,969 fresh cases took the infection tally to 6,25,347, a medical bulletin said. The number of active cases climbed to 19,379 from 16,343 on Sunday. The positivity rate also jumped to 19. 31 per cent from 13.77 per cent the previous day.

    Two deaths each were reported from Bathinda and Ludhiana, while one death each from Gurdaspur, Jalandhar and Patiala. The state-wise toll has reached to 16,683, as per the bulletin. Of the fresh cases on Monday, Ludhiana reported 806 infections, accounting for 20 per cent of the total cases.

  • 7:30 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    25 widows from Vrindavan's 'Mahila Ashray Sadan' test positive for Covid

     As many as 25 widows from the 'Mahila Ashray Sadan' in Vrindavan tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, officials said. Overall, the district reported 240 new infections, most of them detected in random testing, according to Dr Bhudeo Singh, in-charge of the Rapid Response Team. He said 25 widows from the ‘Mahila Ashray Sadan’ Vrindavan were also found infected, taking to 58 the tally of cases in the Ashram.

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