Punjab: In partial modification of Unlock 4.0 guidelines in compliance with the directives of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), the Punjab Government has allowed the students of class 9 to 12 to visit their schools in areas outside the containment zones only, on a voluntary basis for taking guidance from their teachers. However, this permission would be subject to the written consent of their parents/guardians from September 21, 2020, as per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on September 8, 2020.
Haryana: In order to strengthen the home isolation care of COVID-19 patients across the state, the Haryana Health Department has issued new guidelines, wherein emphasis has been laid on in-person visits by ‘District Home Isolation Monitoring Team’ on every alternate day. Laying emphasis on the significance of improvement of home isolation of COVID-19 patients, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department said that around 60 to 70 per cent of the corona infected persons are in home isolation thus we need to augment the home isolation policy so that the patients are provided appropriate care and treatment.
Himachal Pradesh: Students of classes 9th to 12th may be permitted to visit their schools in areas outside the containment zones only, on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers. This will be subject written consent of their parents/guardians and will be permitted w.e.f. 21st September 2020 as per SOP issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 8th September 2020.
Arunachal Pradesh: 135 new positive cases detected in Arunachal Pradesh during the last twenty-four hours.
Assam: In Assam, 1,795 patients discharged yesterday while 1,227 COVID-19 cases detected out of 19,318 tests; positivity rate is 6.35%. Total discharged patients 1,27,335& active patients 28,780.
Manipur: 170 new COVID-19 positive cases in Manipur takes the total to 8,894. With 76 per cent recovery rate, there are 2070 active cases. Two patient expired due to COVID-19 complications taking the toll in Manipur to 57.
Meghalaya: Meghalaya COVID-19 cases rise to total active cases 2,111, total BSF and Armed Forces 345, total others 1,766 & total recovered 2,513. Mizoram: Seven new cases of COVID-19 detected in Mizoram yesterday. Total cases 1,585, active cases 583.
Nagaland: Schools in Nagaland to reopen from today on a voluntary basis. Authorities to keenly monitor the situation and response after reopening.Out of 59 COVID-19 positive cases detected on Sunday, 45 are from Dimapur and 14 from Kohima.
Sikkim: Sikkim is gearing up for reopening Border after 6 months, International Tourists allowed from October 10. Sikkim registered 49 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday taking the State’s active case tally to 469. Sikkim has registered 2,391 confirmed cases and 1,894 of them have recovered.
Kerala: Covid-19 situation continues to be grim in the state capital which has been witnessing over 800 daily cases. A total of 20 police personnel including ACP in cantonment division tested positive today. The ACP had led the police force during the protests staged by opposition parties at the secretariat and had also attended a function today in which CM participated. City Police Commissioner has entered self-quarantine after his security officer tested Covid positive. The state death toll has risen to 536 with one more Covid fatality in Thiruvananthapuram. Continuing its upward trend, 4,696 more people in Kerala were tested Covid positive yesterday. A total of 39,415 patients are undergoing treatment and 2,22,179 people under observation in various districts.
Tamil Nadu: Puducherry administration to use socio-economic profiling data from the District Rural Development Agency to target vulnerable sections for Covid-19 prevention efforts. The High-level panel headed by former Reserve Bank of India Governor C. Rangarajan, which assessed the immediate and medium-term impact of the Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu, is to submit its report to State govt. today. With 5,516 more persons testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, the TN’s tally rose to 5,41,993. At the same time, 5,206 persons were discharged taking the total number of discharged persons to 4,86,479. Total deaths in TN reached 8811.
Karnataka: State to form a special technical committee of medical experts to research the long-term effects of Covid-19 on recovered patients. Courts in Karnataka to reopen substantially in a phased manner from September 28. A study reveals that symptomatic patients were the prime drivers of infection in Karnataka during the lockdown.
Andhra Pradesh: In a positive sign, Andhra Pradesh has recorded a higher number of recoveries for the last two weeks than fresh Covid-19 cases. Active Covid-19 cases further drastically fell down to 78,836 as a number of recoveries stood at 5,41,319 on Sunday. Andhra Pradesh has stood fifth in the country by conducting over 50 lakh Covid-19 tests. State’s positivity rate at 12.27 per cent is the third highest in the country after Maharashtra and Chandigarh. The stage is set for schools to partially reopen on today for students of Classes 9 and 10, after six months and lapsing of almost half the academic year. The students will be allowed to visit their teachers in school if they have consent from their parents or guardians.
Telangana: 1302 new cases, 2230 recoveries & 09 deaths reported in the last 24 hours; out of 1302 cases, 266 cases reported from GHMC.
Total cases: 1,72,608
Active cases: 29,636
Flights resume from Hyderabad to Qatar and UAE. 2000 SARS-CoV-2 genomes sequenced by CCMB; the findings made it clear that no clade at present has been conclusively shown to be associated with a more severe form of Covid-19, or an increased risk of death.
Maharashtra: Teachers’ bodies in Maharashtra have requested the education department to provide insurance cover for the treatment of Covid 19, after several teachers were found to have contracted the infection. Around 3.5 lakh teachers across Maharashtra were engaged in Covid-related duties between April and August.
Meanwhile, in a heartening development, 106-year-old resident of Dombivili near Mumbai, defeated the Coronavirus and was discharged from the hospital on Sunday upon her recovery. Although total number of recoveries in Maharashtra stands at 8.84 lakhs, the state still has 2.91 lakh active Covid 19 cases.
Gujarat: Four Gujarat MLAs- three from the Congress and one from the ruling BJP- tested coronavirus positive on Sunday, a day before the five-day monsoon session of the state Assembly begins. As part of the safety arrangements amid the COVID-19 outbreak, all Assembly staffers have been tested and legislators would also be checked for the infection. 56 Congress and 80 BJP MLAs have already undergone the testing procedure.
Rajasthan: In view of the increasing number of COVID infections, Rajasthan Government has imposed section 144 in 11 district headquarters of the state including Capital Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Kota. Now, more than 5 persons will not be allowed to assemble at a place. The government has also banned any type of social and religious programmes till October 31st. Government has also decided to start 24 x 7 state helpline 181 from tomorrow to deal with grievances of COVID patients and their family members.
Chhattisgarh: Amidst a rapid surge of CoVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh, local administration in about ten districts have decided to impose lock-down in their respective areas. In Durg district, the lockdown has become effective since yesterday while the state capital Raipur and Surguja districts, lockdown will be imposed from today.
Apart from this, in Bilaspur, Balodabazar, Jashpur, Balod, Surajpur and Dhamtari districts lockdown will be effective from 22nd September. In Raigarh district, lockdown will be imposed from 24th September to 30th September.
Goa: The South Goa District Hospital has been commissioned as a COVID-19 treatment facility with an initial capacity of 150 beds. Till now, COVID-19 patients in the state were being treated at the ESI Hospital in Margao (South Goa), the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) near Panaji (North Goa) and the Sub-District Hospital in Ponda (South Goa).