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Centre writes to states amid Covid spike, asks them to focus on testing

  • n a letter to Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked the states to be more cautious in the coming weeks as upcoming festivals and celebrations may increase the chances of the infection spreading.
The letter stated that Delhi contributed 8.2% of India’s weekly new cases in the last week. Meanwhile, Kerala has reported 2,347 average cases per day in the past month and Maharashtra 2,135 cases, the letter said. (ANI)
The letter stated that Delhi contributed 8.2% of India’s weekly new cases in the last week. Meanwhile, Kerala has reported 2,347 average cases per day in the past month and Maharashtra 2,135 cases, the letter said. (ANI)
Published on Aug 07, 2022 02:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Daily brief: Centre cautions 4 states amid increasing Covid cases

  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
India has been seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases for the past days. (PTI)
India has been seeing a rise in Covid-19 cases for the past days. (PTI)
Published on Jun 09, 2022 08:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Covid: Centre writes to Delhi, Maha and 3 other states as cases rise again

  • Delhi and Maharashtra recently lifted Covid-related restrictions from their regions, and masks were also made optional in the western state. Delhi, on the other hand, is no longer imposing fines on its citizens for not wearing a mask in public places.
India on Friday recorded as many as 1,109 fresh Covid-19 cases, which was the third consecutive day that the country logged over 1,000 infections. (PTI)
India on Friday recorded as many as 1,109 fresh Covid-19 cases, which was the third consecutive day that the country logged over 1,000 infections. (PTI)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 11:06 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Centre asks states, UTs to ramp up 2nd Covid vaccine dose coverage for teenagers

  • As many as 4,83,60,117 teenagers have so far been vaccinated against Covid-19 in India, of which, 11,28,099 have received both shots. Notably, India began vaccinating people aged above 15 from January 3 onwards.
As many as 13,01,619 teenagers were administered Covid-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours across India, according to Union health ministry data. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
As many as 13,01,619 teenagers were administered Covid-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours across India, according to Union health ministry data. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 02, 2022 03:53 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

Centre asks states to keep 48-hour buffer stock of oxygen in all hospitals

In a letter to all states and UTs, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said oxygen concentrators supplied by the Centre should remain fully functional at all times
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan directed all states and Union territories to ensure all the health facilities have adequate inventory of oxygen cylinders along with back-up stocks and robust refilling systems. (PTI)
Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan directed all states and Union territories to ensure all the health facilities have adequate inventory of oxygen cylinders along with back-up stocks and robust refilling systems. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 02:59 AM IST
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