Apart from door to door screening, 50 mobile vans will be used. NGOs too have been roped in for aid in containment zones. Each ward will have 3 mobile fever clinics, apart from one stationery fever clinic. There will be 7-8 dispensaries per ward to screen patients. In 2 days, rapid testing kits to be used in hotspots, quarantine centres, containment zones.
Democrats to Hold Largely Virtual Convention | Democrats will hold a largely virtual convention in August amid Covid-19, to nominate Joe Biden as their presidential candidate, the party said on Wednesday, with Biden giving his acceptance speech in person in Milwaukee, but state delegations staying home.
California Reports New Record High of Cases | California reports 7,149 new Covid-19 cases over a 24-hour period, shattering the daily record for new infections for a second straight day. The previous highest single-day jump was reported on Tuesday when the most populous state in the US saw an additional 5,019 cases.
IMF Revises Down Global Economy Forecast amid Pandemic | The International Monetary Fund (IMF) revises down its forecast for the global economy amid mounting Covid-19 fallout, warning of record debt levels in both advanced and emerging markets and developing economies. Global output is projected to decline by 4.9 per cent in 2020, 1.9 percentage points below the IMF’s April forecast, followed by a growth at 5.4 per cent in 2021, indicating a grimmer economic outlook as the pandemic continues to ripple across the globe.
A machine with artificial intelligence-based sensors has been installed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport, Indore to ensure social distancing. MP Shankar Lalwani says “if someone doesn’t follow social distancing, device relays the message – Door Rahiye, Surakshit Rahiye”.
MP:A machine with artificial intelligence-based sensors has been installed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport,Indore to ensure social distancing.Shankar Lalwani,MP says”if someone doesn’t follow social distancing,device relays the message-Door Rahiye,Surakshit Rahiye” pic.twitter.com/b0QKqf75yh
— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2020
India Records Biggest Daily Spike of Nearly 17K Cases | India records highest single-day spike of 16,922 new Covid-19 positive cases and 418 deaths in last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 4,73,105 including 1,86,514 active cases, 2,71,697 cured/discharged/migrated and 14,894 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Arrangements at Lamington High School in Hubli in Karnataka, which has been designated as a centre for School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams, being inspected. 464 students will write the exam, 20 will sit in one class. Two rooms for those from containment zones and those who are unwell. Working for last 3 weeks to get everything in place. Ensuring they maintain social distancing, wear mask and sanitise: Principal, St. Joseph’s Convent Girls High School.
Karnataka: Arrangements at Lamington High School in Hubli, which has been designated as a centre for School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams, being inspected. The SSLC exams are commencing today. pic.twitter.com/2dDqUxAevE
— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2020
Nainital High Court asks the Uttarakhand government to file a reply in the matter of deduction of a day’s salary of state government employees and employees of state corporations and bodies every month for CM relief fund till the end of financial year 2020-21, in the wake of Covid-19. The court asks the state government to file a reply within 2 days. Hearing in the matter to be next held on June 26.
Students arrive at a school in Bengaluru to write their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams amid Covid-19 pandemic.
Karnataka: Students writing their Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams, arrive at a school in Bengaluru as the exam commences today amid #COVID19 pandemic. Students are being given mask, sanitiser and their temperature is being checked using a temperature gun. pic.twitter.com/FoUq7BEm8P
— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2020
India Vulnerable to Second Wave: AIIMS Director | India has jumped past 4.5 lakh coronavirus cases and 14,476 people have succumbed to the viral infection so far. In this backdrop, speaking to IANS in an exclusive interview, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria said India is also vulnerable to second wave of coronavirus and people should continue to follow social distancing, wearing mask and other precautions, after cases begin to decline. He sais that in order to contain the outbreak of Covid-19, a limited lockdown in hotspots, where volume of cases is very high, may be considered along with a micro-plan to prevent leakage of cases from these areas to other non-containment areas.
Global Cases Top 94 Lakh, Deaths Over 4.82L | The overall number of global Covid-19 cases tops 94 lakh, while the deaths surge to more than 4,82,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The total number of cases stand at 94,05,800, while fatalities increase to 4,82,128. With 23,80,452 cases and 1,21,969 deaths, the US continues with the world’s highest number of Covid-19 infections and fatalities. Brazil comes in the second place with 11,88,631 infections, followed by Russia (6,06,043) and India (4,56,183).
WHO Expert Says Covid-19 ‘Has Not Peaked’ in Americas | A World Health Organization (WHO) expert says, the Covid-19 pandemic has not reached its peak in the Americas and the region is likely to see continued deaths in the coming weeks. Michael Ryan, executive director of WHO Health Emergencies Program, says the pandemic is “intense” in the Americas in general, and “particularly intense in the Central and South America.” Many countries experience “between 25 and 50 percent rise in cases over the last week,” which means that the pandemic in many countries in the region “has not peaked” and that they are “still suffering sustained community transmission”.
Human Trial of New Vaccine Begins in UK | Volunteers begin being immunised with a new UK coronavirus vaccine and about 300 people will have the vaccine over the coming weeks, as part of a trial led by Robin Shattock and his colleagues, at Imperial College London. Tests in animals suggest the vaccine is safe and triggers an effective immune response. Experts at Oxford University have already started human trials, the BBC reported. The trials are among many across the world – there are around 120 vaccine programmes under way.
BMC’s Massive Screening Drive in Mumbai:
* Each community health volunteer will screen 100 houses, equipped with a pulse oximeter and thermal scanner. Oxygen concentrators will be moved to these wards to stabilise patients whose oxygen level has dipped.
* Apart from door-to-door screening, 50 mobile vans will be used. NGOs will also be roped in for aid in containment zones.
* Each ward will have 3 mobile fever clinics, apart from one stationery fever clinic.
* 7-8 dispensaries will be made available per ward to screen patients.
* In next two days, rapid testing kits will be used in hotspots, quarantine centres and containment zones.