India’s active COVID-19 case load is less than 6 lakh for the last seven consecutive days and stands at 5,27,962, the Well being Ministry mentioned on Thursday. It mentioned the energetic instances had been now solely 6.31% of the whole optimistic instances.
Following the nationwide development, 27 States/Union Territories have lower than 20,000 energetic instances. Ten States/Union Territories account for 78% of the whole energetic instances within the nation.
Listed here are the newest updates:
UGC points tips for reopening of faculties and universities
Reopening of faculties and universities ought to begin with libraries and laboratories, analysis students, science and know-how postgraduates, and remaining yr college students, according to the University Grants Commission guidelines issued on Thursday. For all different college students, on-line and distance studying would proceed to be the popular methodology.
Greater than seven months after instructional establishments throughout the nation had been closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some college students are actually set to return to campuses in a cautious and gradual method.
Solely establishments exterior the containment zones might be reopened, and college students and workers dwelling in these zones wouldn’t be allowed to attend bodily courses, the rules mentioned.
Have fun Deepavali with out crackers: Well being Minister
Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday appealed to the people of the State to have a good time a firecracker-free Deepavali this yr to cut back air air pollution and forestall a surge in novel coronavirus instances.
Following a evaluate assembly with officers and members of the State Job Power and Dying Audit Committee set as much as sort out the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Tope mentioned he would take up the difficulty with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. “Folks ought to be additional cautious forward of Deepavali and should observe all security norms. Smoke on account of firecrackers results in respiratory issues. I attraction to the individuals of Maharashtra to have a good time the pageant with out crackers. I will probably be putting the demand earlier than the Chief Minister and the State Cupboard,” Mr. Tope mentioned.
The State authorities has additionally determined to proceed with the choice to order 80% beds in non-public hospitals for COVID-19 sufferers. The federal government has additionally directed the establishing of dying audit committees at hospitals the place the COVID-19 dying fee has witnessed a spike.
50 educating, non-teaching workers affected by COVID-19 in Visakhapatnam
Round 50 teaching and non-teaching staff from various schools in the district have tested positive for COVID-19 in Visakhapatnam.
Based on District Schooling Officer (DEO), B Lingeswara Reddy, when the colleges had been re-opened on Monday, they started conducting COVID-19 exams. All these instances had been reported from varied faculties throughout varied mandals, he mentioned. The DEO additionally mentioned that the workers who examined optimistic have been requested to quarantine themselves strictly and are underneath therapy.
In the meantime, officers count on that this might have an effect on attendance within the coming days. Quite a lot of mother and father appear to be reluctant to the concept of sending their youngsters to colleges.