INDIA’S COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.46 per cent. There are 4,43,794 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.92 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
According to the ICMR, a Chouhan told reporters here. This is not an alliance.... These leaders of Gupkar sangathan have grabbed land worth more than Rs 25,000 crore in Jammu and Kashmir, he alleged. “Be it the National Conference or the PDP, children of their leaders have studied abroad. They gave stones to the children of Kashmir. “They lived a luxurious life and had freedom to loot Kashmir, the BJP Chief Minister alleged. Asked about the BJP’s alliance with the PDP in the past, Chouhan said his party can’t stay with people having an “anti-national” outlook and that is why it walked out of the coalition. The BJP and the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP had joined hands to form Government in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, but their alliance later collapsed. They pushed Jammu and Kashmir into darkness. They all have gathered and are speaking anti-national language. The Congress is also with them, Chouhan further alleged.
Earlier this week, the Congress had said it was not a part of the Gupkar alliance. The CM also targeted India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharal Nehru. “Honourable Pandit Jawaharal Nehruji accepted the bifurcation of the country for the lust of power. He divided the country. “It was honourable Nehruji who imposed Article 370 in Kashmir... It was Pandit Nehru who took the Kashmir issue, which is our internal matter, to the United Nation and even talked about referendum,” Chouhan added.
India’s COVID-19 caseload...
cumulative total of 12,95,91,786 samples have been tested up to November 20 with 10,83,397 samples being tested on Thursday. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29. The 584 new fatalities include 154 from Maharashtra, 98 from Delhi, 53 from West Bengal, 39 from Uttar Pradesh, 26 each from Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka, 20 from Haryana, 19 from Tamil Nadu and 15 from Punjab.
“Our figures are being reconciled with Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
Haryana Health Minister Vij gets trial dose of Covaxin
HARYANA Health Minister Anil Vij was on Friday administered a trial dose of potential coronavirus vaccine Covaxin here, becoming the first volunteer in the State for the third phase trial of the vaccine. The third phase trial of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin began in the State on Friday and the 67-year old senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader was administered the trial dose at the Civil Hospital at Ambala Cantt.
Vij is stated to be the first Cabinet Minister of any State Government who has volunteered to take the trial dose of a potential vaccine against COVID-19. Civil Surgeon, Ambala, Dr Kuldeep Singh told reporters that the Covaxin dose was administrated to Vij successfully.