India Covid-19 News Updates : Oct 31 2020

▴ India Covid-19 News Updates : Oct 31 2020
National Covid News Oct 31 2020

                                                             National Covid-19 News Updates

Punjab: To further spread awareness among all the diabetic & hypertension patients of Punjab to adopt preventive measures and schedule their diet and exercise routine, the Health & Family Welfare Minister, Punjab, wrote letters to all such patients. He said that he has also directed the department to ensure that these letters to be delivered to all diabetic and hypertension patients within 15 days with the help of ANM and ASHAs. The Minister stated that even though the number of active cases of coronavirus rapidly declined in Punjab, the Civil Surgeons have been instructed to ensure the strict compliance of guidelines such as wearing of masks, following physical distancing at public places and maintaining hand hygiene in view of the festival season.
Himachal Pradesh: Himachal Pradesh Education Minister yesterday launched three new Elementary, Higher and vocational channels of Jio TV. He said that with these channels, one more facility for online studies have been made available to students in the state. In the view of COVID-19 pandemic, the state government started 'Har GharPatshala' programme from pre-nursery to 12th standard through WhatsApp and started Gyanshalaprogramme for class 10th and 12th through Doordarshan Shimla, which is still running smoothly.
Arunachal Pradesh :Covid patients recovery rate is more than 85 percent in the state. 183 patients recovered and discharged from hospital during last twenty four hours. 108 new positive cases detected across state.
Assam:In Assam during the last 24 hours 448 COVID-19 cases detected out of 26150 tests conducted in the state. The total COVID-19 tally reached to 205237.
Meghalaya: 134 individuals have recovered from coronavirus in the State today. Total active cases reached to 1364 out of them 54 are from BSF and Armed forces.
Nagaland:Of Nagaland's 8824 COVID cases, armed forces account for 3843, traced contacts 2906, returnees 1642 & frontline workers 433.
Maharashtra: After the Maharashtra government wrote a letter to the Railway authorities that the general public is allowed to travel by Mumbai local trains during non-peak hours, the Western Railway and Central Railway on Wednesday said they are ready to augment suburban services keeping social distancing norms. Mumbai reported 1,354 new Covid cases on Wednesday and number of active cases in the city stands at 19,357.
Gujarat: More than seven months after the first coronavirus case was reported in Gujarat, the state’s cumulative caseload crossed 1.7 lakh on Wednesday. The state reported 980 fresh cases of Covid-19, taking the tally to 1,70,334. Six more patients succumbed to the virus, taking the death toll to 3,729.
Rajasthan: The Rajasthan government has directed the CBSE affiliated private schools to slash the tuition fees by 30 per cent for class 9 to 12, while the schools affiliated with the state board have to reduce their fees by 40 per cent for the same classes. As the CBSE reduced the school syllabus from Class 9 to 12 by 30 per cent, therefore their school tuition fees should be reduced by 30 per cent. At the same time, the Rajasthan Board has reduced the syllabus by 40 per cent, so they should reduce the fee by 40 per cent, said the order.
Madhya Pradesh: In view of the Corona pandemic, the Election Commission has provided the facility to the elderly people above the age of 80, Divyangjan and Corona-infected patients to vote from home through postal ballot for the by-elections which is being held for 28 State Legislative Assembly seats in the state. The Vote from home facility will be available till 2nd of November. MP has 10,094 active Covid patients.
Kerala: A 551-bed Covid hospital built by the Tata Group in Kerala's Kasaragod district has started operation. The state government is set to develop the facility further and recruit the requisite number of healthcare personnel. According to health officials, it would take at least three months for the Rs 60 crore hospital to be working in full swing with operation theatres and intensive care units. Meanwhile, Covid situation in the state continuous to be grim with three districts recording more than 1000 cases. The number of active Covid-19 cases in the state touched 93,264 yesterday, with another 8,790 persons testing positive for the virus. The Covid death toll has crossed the 1400-mark in the state.
Tamil Nadu: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, through a video conference, flagged off seven of the 33 vehicles launched for the State chapter of the “Jan Andolan” campaign, meant to create awareness on Covid-19, in view of the festive season. The impact of pandemic on school education has been immense, shows data released by the Annual Status of Education Report released Wednesday. As per its findings, at least a quarter of students in Tamil Nadu did no learning activity during an entire week of the survey period. The State on Wednesday informed the Madras High Court that e-pass is not needed for intra-state travellers; it is only mandatory for those travelling to hill stations and international travellers entering the state.
Karnataka: Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar has cautioned schools against violation of online classes’ norms. He has warned that schools violating the guidelines set by the State government’s Expert Committee on Online Education will lose their recognition and face fines. In the first election amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka saw high polling for four seats of the Legislative Council, compared to the previous polls for the same seats in 2014. Karnataka firm on reopening degree colleges, PG institutes from November 17: the Higher Education Department has decided to go ahead with the November 17 schedule for reopening of degree colleges and post-graduate institutions in the state.
Andhra Pradesh: In a reversal of stands, the state government submitted to the State Election Commissioner (SEC) N. Ramesh Kumar that the Covid-19 situation was not conducive for holding local body elections now while the SEC aired his intention to go ahead with the elections soon. Chief secretary Nilam Sawhney, who met SEC Ramesh Kumar, submitted that several government employees were affected by the virus and hence the situation was not suitable for elections. Active Covid cases brought under 27,000 in Andhra Pradesh; 2,949 new infections reported on Thursday out of 77,028 tests conducted in a day; 3,609 more patients recover.
Telangana: 1504 new cases, 1436 recoveries & 5 deaths reported in the last 24 hours; out of 1504 cases, 288 cases reported from GHMC. Total cases: 2,35,656; Active cases: 17,979; Deaths: 1324; Discharges: 2,16,353. The Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V is likely to be available for use in India only around the second quarter of 2021 as the Phase III trials are not expected to wind up before March 2021 end and may even take longer. Dr Reddy's Laboratories CEO Erez Israeli said the Phase III studies are expected to be completed only as early as March end and may even take April or May 2021 or beyond to complete.

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