"IMA does not support the imposition of a travel ban. However, we appeal to all to avoid unnecessary travel, especially pleasure tourism and social gatherings. All our public transport system should strictly adhere to code of covid protocol."
"The sustained efforts of the Department of Health and positive cooperation from the public are chiefly responsible for the steep fall in number of new cases,"
The fresh standard operating procedure made 7-day home quarantine compulsory for those who test negative for the coronavirus infection.
Responding to a question on the shelf life of Covid vaccines approved in the country and their active period among the vaccinated people, Mandaviya, in a written reply, said the vaccines were developed very recently, therefore, scientific evidence regarding the duration of protection is still evolving globally.
The civic body said passengers can be exempted from the RT-PCR report rule only in exceptional cases like family distress, and the testing may be allowed on arrival at the airport in Mumbai.
The strict guidelines for international passengers, especially coming from 'at-risk' countries, came into effect from Tuesday midnight amid rising concerns over the emergence of the COVID variant Omicron.
Speaking to reporters, he said he will get to know from the Union Minister the scientific developments on administering the booster dose and the Centre's take or recommendation in this connection.
Listing some of the interventions, Pawar said that the Ministry of Health continues to provide technical guidance for managing various aspects of COVID-19 and so far more than 150 guidelines/advisories/SoPs/plans have been provided to states and UTs.
Each passenger who will undergo the RT-PCR test will be charged around Rs 1,700.
Pawar said the Health Ministry and ICMR have developed an India COVID-19 vaccination tracker which depicts the overall as well as age disaggregated information on numbers of COVID-19 deaths in unvaccinated individuals compared with numbers of deaths in partially and fully vaccinated individuals.
Jagan Mohan directed the officials to keep a target to complete two crore doses of vaccination by the end of December and said to focus on the districts where the process is slow.
A decrease of 3,316 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 52 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 155 consecutive days now.
The cleaning staff, who went to clean the old mortuary, noticed foul smell emanating from freezers and found bodies.
"We will get a clear picture by Saturday on Covid situation. The samples are being tested at DIMHANS, KIMS and SDM labs," District Commissioner Nitesh Patil said.
Nearly 90 per cent also believed that the government must ensure that marginalised groups such as street dwellers, migrant workers, immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers are given access to vaccination without having to furnish documentation.
Dr. Reddy, who is President, InOrder, South Asia, a non-profit institute working to strengthen systems to secure health, pointed out that governments across the world are adopting a policy of giving priority to people at risk for higher rates of hospitalization and death in the face of vaccine supplies not commensurate to the needs.
"In all, 20,000 devotees per day should be permitted on 19.11.2021 and 20.11.2021 to circumambulate the holy hill (to go on Girivalam)," the bench said.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin pays tribute to Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and others who died in the Coonoor chopper crash, at Madras Regimental Centre in Nilgiris district.PTI Photo
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal addresses media after AAP state ex-president Sucha Singh Chhotepur joins SAD in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
A member of Jharkhand High Court Advocates Association lights candles to pay homage to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and other officials, who were killed in an IAF-Mi-17V5...PTI Photo
Union Steel Minister Ramchandra Prasad Singh during the CAPEX meeting at Udhyog Bhawan, New Delhi.PTI Photo/Vijay Verma
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefs the parliament on the Indian Air Force chopper crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, in which 13 of the 14 people on board including Chief of Defence General Staff Bipin Rawat and his wife...RSTV/PTI Photo
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