Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned 70% of COVID-19 fatalities had been reported in males and the remaining in ladies.
Across the nation, the variety of fatalities because of COVID-19 had been decrease than 1,000 mark for 10 successive days.
Here are the newest updates:
Few theatres in MP to reopen from Thursday
With the Centre permitting cinema halls to re-open, a number of theatres in Madhya Pradesh are gearing as much as begin screening movies from Thursday, however their homeowners say the enterprise will take time to select up.
Bhopal Cine Owners Associations secretary Aizazuddin instructed PTI on Wednesday that “except a multiplex, no other cinema hall will reopen in the state capital on October 15 because of unavailability of the audience“.
The Centre has permitted cinema halls and multiplexes to reopen with up to 50 per cent of their seating capacity, which theatres owners say is not in their business interest. – PTI
COVID-19 tests in India cross 9 crore
The total number of tests for detection of COVID-19 has crossed nine-crore in India, while the cumulative positivity rate is 8.04 per cent and is on a “continuous decline”, the Union Health Ministry mentioned.
“Twenty states and UTs have a positivity rate less than the national average. The cumulative positivity rate is 8.04 per cent and is on a continuous decline,” it highlighted.
Also, 79 per cent of the brand new recovered circumstances are noticed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Delhi, the ministry mentioned.
World Bank approves $12B to finance virus vaccines, care
The World Bank has accredited $12 billion in financing to assist creating nations purchase and distribute coronavirus vaccines, exams, and coverings, aiming to help the vaccination of as much as one billion folks.
The $12 billion envelop is a part of a wider World Bank Group bundle of as much as $160 billion to assist creating nations combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial institution mentioned in an announcement late Tuesday.
The World Bank mentioned its COVID-19 emergency response programmes are already reaching 111 nations.
Himachal Technical Education minister exams COVID-19 optimistic
Himachal Pradesh Technical Education Minister Ram Lal Markanda has examined optimistic for coronavirus. He is the fifth minister, together with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, and the 12th MLA within the 68-member state Assembly to have contracted the virus.
“I have isolated myself at my official residence on doctors’ advice,” Mr. Markanda tweeted.
PVS COVID-19 hospital in want of crucial care
PVS Hospital that was resuscitated by the district administration and repurposed right into a remedy centre for critically ailing COVID-19 sufferers, is now relying totally on donations to fulfill day by day bills and exchange a defunct CT scan facility.
While the power has the capability to accommodate 120 sufferers, solely 56 beds have been made purposeful within the six months because it was taken over by the administration in March. A complete of 49 sufferers, largely class C sufferers recognized on the premise of severity of signs or these sufferers who would possibly shortly progress to class C, are admitted on the centre.
TTD to restrict Brahmotsavams to the temple internal precincts
Adopting a realistic strategy in the direction of the dreaded COVID-19 which is but to return beneath management, the TTD on Tuesday introduced that it was confining the celebrations associated to the Navaratri Brahmotsavams to the internal portals of the temple of Lord Venkateswara right here.
All the vahana sevas will probably be noticed on the Kalyanotsava Mandapam contained in the temple in ‘ekantham’ (with out presence of devotees).
TTD’s Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC) will telecast reside all of the proceedings of the nine-day competition commencing on October 16.
Avoid crowded locations, says TN Health Secretary
Tamil Nadu ealth Secretary J. Radhakrishnan urged folks to observe COVID-19 security precautions when they’re open air and keep away from crowded locations for Deepavali purchasing. He mentioned folks should not neglect the precautions as a result of circumstances have been on the decline throughout the State.
Colleges in AP set to reopen on November 2
Colleges within the State are set to reopen on November 2. The much-awaited tutorial calendar for 2020-21 put collectively by the AP State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) has been submitted to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who will evaluate the important thing elements on Wednesday earlier than a proper announcement.
“For the first time, admissions to all non-professional degree programmes will be done through a centralised window in online mode this year based on the students’ Intermediate marks,” mentioned Council Chairman Okay. Hemachandra Reddy.
Offer 20% discount in charges: HC tells Kolkata faculties
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed personal faculties within the State to supply 20% discount of charges throughout the board from April 2020 until the month following the one through which the colleges reopen bodily.
A Division Bench of Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Moushumi Bhattacharya, whereas listening to quite a lot of writ petitions filed by dad and mom and guardians, mentioned there’ll no improve in charges throughout monetary 12 months 2020-21 and non-essential costs to be used of services not availed is not going to be permissible.
The courtroom additionally noticed that for the monetary 12 months 2020-21, a most of 5 per cent extra of income over expenditure will probably be permissible. While accepting the autonomy and freedom that non-public unaided faculties typically get pleasure from, the Bench noticed that “it is completely unacceptable that schools have not incurred less expenditure than usual since the lockdown came to be in force from or about the end of March this year”.
three suspected circumstances of coronavirus reinfection ‘described’ in India: ICMR
Three circumstances of suspected coronavirus reinfection — two in Mumbai and one in Ahmedabad — have been “described” in India, the nation’s apex medical analysis physique mentioned on Tuesday.
Director General Balram Bhargava mentioned the Indian Council of Medical Research had determined upon a cutoff of 100 days for reinfection if it happens as, in response to some research, antibodies have been additionally assumed to have a lifetime of 4 months.
“We have got some data from the WHO, which says that there are about two dozen reinfection cases in the world at the moment,” he mentioned. “We are looking at the ICMR database and finding out those who have had reinfection and making telephonic contact to get some data out of them.”
Facebook bans anti-vaccination advertisements however not antivax posts
Facebook says it should ban advertisements on its platform that discourage vaccinations — with an exception carved out for advocacy advertisements about authorities vaccine insurance policies.
The firm already bans advertisements about vaccine “hoaxes”, such because the false concept that vaccinations trigger autism. The newest coverage expands the ban to advertisements that discourage vaccines for any cause.
But Facebook additionally mentioned on Tuesday that advertisements that advocate for or in opposition to laws or authorities insurance policies round vaccines — together with a COVID-19 vaccine — will nonetheless be allowed. These advertisements will nonetheless should be accredited by the corporate as political commercials and embrace a paid for by label on who’s funding them.
And unpaid posts by folks or teams that discourage vaccinations may also nonetheless be allowed — the brand new coverage solely consists of paid commercials.
Since the pandemic started, the corporate has tightened its guidelines round COVID-related misinformation. For occasion, it promotes articles that debunk COVID-19 misinformation, of which there are hundreds, on a brand new info middle referred to as Get The Facts. It additionally bans what it deems “dangerous” misinformation concerning the virus and has eliminated posts by President Donald Trump beneath this coverage.
Multiplexes prepared for present time
As the countdown begins for theatres to renew screening movies from October 15, many multiplexes are gearing as much as welcome prospects. However, although the Central and State governments have permitted cinema halls to renew operations with 50% seating, many single display screen theatres in Bengaluru is not going to instantly re-open as they’ve adopted a ‘wait and watch’ strategy.
A senior consultant of PVR Cinemas mentioned that they might resume screenings for most people from October 16. “The schedule will be out soon. Online bookings will begin from the night of October 13. All precautionary measures for a safe and hygienic cinema experience for movie-goers are in place,” the consultant mentioned. Sources in INOX mentioned that they might “gradually” open all screens over the following few days, and inside 15 days, all of the screens could be purposeful.
But not all standalone theatres within the metropolis are able to resume screening instantly.
D.R. Jairaj, chairman, Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce, mentioned that the Chamber would quickly name a gathering of producers, distributors and exhibitors to debate and resolve on resuming operations in single display screen theatres.
Schoolchildren to be ambassadors of Break-the-Chain marketing campaign
Schoolchildren will now change into the ambassadors of the Break-the-Chain marketing campaign that was launched within the preliminary days of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the current improve in caseload, the Kerala authorities is popping to college students to take the message of illness prevention to their households.
Organised by the General Education Department, Health Department and the Kerala Social Security Mission on the instructions of the Chief Minister, the initiative will start on Wednesday.
Training movies will probably be telecast on Victers channel at common intervals. Health Minister Okay.Okay. Shylaja will deal with the scholars on the event.
Poster making, capturing of movies, and different artistic actions should be undertaken at houses. This will probably be evaluated by college academics. Works of 10 college students should be despatched from the districts to the State stage by October 30. The General Education Department will gather these and ship them to the Break-the-Chain marketing campaign committee of the KSSM.