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Coronavirus live updates may 22, 2021

India should realistically count on round a 1.3 billion doses of vaccines from August to December and not the 2 billion that the Centre has projected, mentioned epidemiologist, public well being knowledgeable and creator Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya, in an interview to The Hindu.

Dr. Lahariya, who was previously with the World Health Organisation, mentioned that there was no proof thus far {that a} potential third wave would make extra kids significantly unwell with COVID-19.

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. An inventory of State Helpline numbers is obtainable as nicely.

Here are the most recent updates:

Oxygens

Delhi High Court quashes GST on oxygen concentrators

The Delhi High Court on Friday held the Government’s imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on oxygen concentrators imported for private use as ‘unconstitutional’ and mentioned oxygen concentrators represent a life-saving machine in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a George Floyd moment for the citizens of this country. The refrain is — ’I can’t breathe’ — albeit, in a somewhat different context and setting; although in circumstances, some would say, vastly more horrifying and ghastlier. Chased and riven by the merciless novel coronavirus, the citizenry has been driven to desperation and despair,” the judgement from the HC Bench of Justices Rajiv Shakdher and Talwant Singh famous.

 

Vaccines

India can count on round 1.3 billion doses of vaccines, says epidemiologist

The estimate that had been made by Dr. V.Okay. Paul, who heads India’s COVID-19 process pressure, is premised on vaccines from eight corporations. Four of these vaccines (Biological E, Zydus Cadila, Genova Biopharma and Bharat Biotech Nasal) are in numerous phases of medical trials, some in section 1-2, mentioned Dr. Lahariya and their success and eventual licensing couldn’t be predetermined.

 

Rajasthan

COVID-19 well being consultants to be employed for Rajasthan villages

Amid the surge in COVID-19 optimistic circumstances in villages, motion has been initiated for appointing well being consultants and well being assistants in Rajasthan’s rural areas following a advice by medical our bodies and analysis establishments. As many as 1,000 consultants might be employed within the State by July 31 this 12 months.

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Both consultants and assistants might be chosen by the Civil Defence Department on the traces of volunteers employed for catastrophe reduction work, Medical and Health Minister Raghu Sharma mentioned right here on Friday. The new healthcare workforce will assist in the family surveys to determine and deal with the sufferers.

 

Maharashtra

Pune ASHA staff demand higher facilities to struggle pandemic

With rural areas of Pune and Maharashtra witnessing a surge in COVID-19 circumstances, the position of ​ASHA staff in tackling the pandemic has by no means been extra crucial. However, with a couple of public transport choices owing to the lockdown, many staff are compelled to stroll six-eight km in hilly areas to watch and examine on villages and hamlets in these inaccessible locations within the Pune rural area.

These staff have been demanding that the administration present them with two-wheelers to help them of their door-to-door monitoring and assist display screen potential circumstances.

 

Tamil Nadu

Viral conjunctivitis will be early signal of COVID-19, say ophthalmologists

Ophthalmologists at personal hospitals have been noticing that some individuals who are available with complaints of conjunctivitis develop COVID-19. They say it’s more likely to be the earliest signal of the novel coronavirus an infection, which may typically be missed.

During the second wave of COVID-19, ophthalmologists discovered that conjunctivitis could possibly be the primary signal of COVID-19, mentioned Mohan Rajan, chairman and medical director of Rajan Eye Care Hospital.

 

Karnataka

Karnataka lockdown prolonged until June 7

In the wake of COVID-19 persevering with to unfold and declare lives, notably in rural areas, the State authorities has prolonged the lockdown by two extra weeks, until June 7.

After holding an hour-long assembly with Ministers and officers on Friday, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa mentioned the choice was taken after contemplating the ideas made by well being consultants. All current lockdown restrictions might be in pressure until June 7. All essen

tial items and providers, similar to meals, medicines, milk, and fruit and veggies, might be accessible for 4 hours from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

(With inputs from our Correspondents and businesses)

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