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PM Modi Live Today: Covid News Updates: Whenever there is crisis, Modi leads from the front: BJP on PM’s vaccine announcement


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Here’s everything you need to know about the outbreak:

  • Bengal adds 5,887 fresh COVID-19 cases, 103 fatalities
  • Puducherry govt announces lockdown with effect from June 7 midnight to June 14 midnight
  • Army conducts vaccination drive for ex-servicemen in Jammu & Kashmir
  • Chhattisgarh reports 1,285 new COVID cases, 3,119 discharges, and 26 deaths in the last 24 hours
  • Government confident of vaccinating all adults by December with estimated supply of 187 crore doses: Sources
  • It took four months for PM Narendra Modi to listen to our plea of free vaccination for all: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
  • PM Narendra Modi’s delayed decision on free vaccination for all cost many lives: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
  • Government issues advisory for rational use of Remdesivir in COVID-19 treatment
  • Covid far worse for work than 2008 financial crash: UN
  • Days before PM’s announcement for free COVID jabs to 18+, SC asked for review of vaccination policy
  • Punjab announces specialist group to frame paediatric treatment protocol
  • Karnataka reports 11,958 new cases, 340 deaths, and 27,299 discharges in the last 24 hours; active case tally at 2,38,824
  • Mumbai has reported 728 new positive cases, 980 recoveries, and 28 deaths today.

All categories of liquor shops are allowed to operate between 9 am-5 pm with effect from June 8.

Puducherry govt announces lockdown with effect from June 7 midnight to June 14 midnight. Corona curfew from 10 pm till 5 am every day is already in place.

Mohali police booked SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal & other senior leaders of the party among 200 people for violating COVID norms; several AAP leaders were also booked for flouting COVID norms on Sunday for staging a protest in Phase 7 Mohali: SSP Mohali

Bengal adds 5,887 fresh COVID-19 cases, 103 fatalities

We welcome access to free vaccines for all citizens at government hospitals announced by the PM; private sector’s role in this national program has been recognized with 25% allocation. Unfortunately, capping of service charge at Rs 150 will not cover additional costs: Fortis Healthcare

We urge government to consider a higher charge for off-site vaccination camps to enable expanded coverage as the cap of service charge at Rs 150 will not cover additional costs incurred for offsite vaccination camps which involve costs like ambulance, transport, and other costs.

We welcome access to free vaccines for all citizens at govt hospitals announced by the PM; private sector’s role in this national program has been recognized with 25% allocation. Unfortunately, capping of service charge at Rs 150 will not cover addtl costs: Fortis Healthcare

Army conducts vaccination drive for ex-servicemen in Jammu & Kashmir

Central procurement of the vaccine would certainly strengthen our vaccination drive as the Centre would have a lot more clout in dealing with the multinationals. As far as the private sector is concerned, not much would change: Manipal Hospitals

Vaccination is the only weapon in this battle against COVID-19. Sincere thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji for clearing this uncertainty and making vaccination a national agenda of utmost priority: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy

I agree that Punjab government should not have given vaccines to private hospitals. But what is the proportion of vaccines they gave to private hospitals in few days when that policy was in force? Maybe 1-2%. They’ve corrected it now: Congress leader P Chidambaram

Chhattisgarh reports 1,285 new COVID cases, 3,119 discharges, and 26 deaths in the last 24 hours

Active cases: 21,090
Total discharges: 9,47,527
Death toll: 13,243

Nobody, but nobody said that Centre shouldn’t procure vaccines. He (PM) now blames state govts saying – they wanted to procure vaccines so we allowed them. Let us know which CM, which state govt, on what date demanded that he should be allowed to procure vaccines: P Chidambaram

The underlying message is that govt has learned from their mistakes. They made two cardinal mistakes & made effort to correct those mistakes. But as usual bluff & bluster, PM blames Opposition for the mistakes he committed: Congress leader P Chidambaram on new vaccination policy

We see two-track pandemic; many countries still face extremely dangerous situation, while those with highest vaccination rates are starting to talk about ending restrictions, but they must be eased cautiously, with viral circulation&response capacities: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

We had announced to vaccinate our people for free earlier only.Centre woke up after being pulled up by Supreme Court. Putting blame on states is unfair as they had already asked Centre for free vaccination: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on centralized vaccination for 18-44 years

Government confident of vaccinating all adults by December with estimated supply of 187 crore doses: Sources

It took four months for PM Narendra Modi to listen to our plea of free vaccination for all: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

PM Narendra Modi’s delayed decision on free vaccination for all cost many lives: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

With the increased global transmission of variants of concern including the Delta variant, lifting restrictions too quickly could be disastrous for those who are not vaccinated: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Government issues advisory for rational use of Remdesivir in COVID-19 treatment

  • According to the advisory, every hospital needs to set up a special drug committee (SDC) to review the use of Remdesivir at the facility periodically.
  • “Remdesivir should be procured and provided by the hospitals only; the patient’s attendants/ relatives should not be asked to procure Remdesivir from retail market,” the advisory underlined.

Covid far worse for work than 2008 financial crash: UN

The UN’s International Labour Organization said the pandemic had had a “devastating” and even “cataclysmic” effect, as it sought to tackle an uneven recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

Days before PM’s announcement for free COVID jabs to 18+, SC asked for review of vaccination policy

Punjab announces specialist group to frame paediatric treatment protocol

Taking stock of preparations underway for a possible next wave of the virus during a virtual meeting, the chief minister ordered creation of storage capacities for oxygen for a minimum of three days in all GMCs and said piped O2 should be made available in all government hospitals.

I welcome PM Modi’s statement indicating that Union Government will procure 75% of the vaccines produced in the country & provide them to the states free of cost. I also appreciate the PM for reversing his government’s previous position.

– Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin

Karnataka reports 11,958 new cases, 340 deaths, and 27,299 discharges in the last 24 hours; active case tally at 2,38,824

Mumbai has reported 728 new positive cases, 980 recoveries, and 28 deaths today.

No other qualifying entries required in vaccination certificates, mention of vaccine-type as ‘Covishield’ is sufficient: Ministry of Health

Centre issues SOPs for vaccination of people undertaking international travel for education, employment & India’s contingent for Tokyo Olympics. CoWIN certificates to be linked to Passport of such travelers. Mention of vaccine-type as ‘Covishield’ is sufficient:Ministry of Health

Whenever there is crisis, Modi leads from the front: BJP on PM’s vaccine announcement

MP sees 571 COVID-19 cases, 32 deaths, 1,782 recoveries

I thank PM Narendra Modi Ji for acceding to our request for central procurement & distribution of vaccine for all age groups. I had written twice to the PM on this issue and to Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Ji: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

We express our heartfelt gratitude to PM Modi for providing free vaccines to all the countrymen and for extending PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana for 80 crore people till Diwali. Our motto is that every person should get food & everyone should be vaccinated: BJP president JP Nadda

Free vaccines (centralized vaccination drive) for all those above the age of 18, is a great relief for the public. I congratulate the Prime Minister for this public welfare decision: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

I express my gratitude to PM Modi for the decision of free vaccine to States, it will not put an additional burden on the States. Free vaccination for all above 18 will go a long way in defeating a possible third wave of COVID19.

– Haryana CM ML Khattar

I thank PM Modi for announcing free vaccines for people above 18 years and for extending Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till Diwali. It will be helpful in battling COVID-19: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Lockdown extended till 16 June in Kerala; Complete lockdown on 12 & 13 June

Stores selling essential commodities, raw materials for industries (including packaging), construction materials and banks will continue to function as they do now: Kerala CMO

Prime Minister’s declaration that COVID19 vaccine will be supplied free of cost to the States from 21 June, is the most appropriate response at this hour. I am happy that our request has been positively responded to by the Prime Minister.

– Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

PM has ensured that States will get vaccines & youngsters will get vaccinated at a fast pace. There’s now no point in floating global tenders for procurement of vaccines as our requirements to be met by the Government of India.

– Karnataka Deputy CM Dr. Ashwathnarayan

Free vaccination for all should have been implemented 6 months ago but ‘Dair aaye durust aaye’. Central govt should not have made any changes in the vaccine policy earlier. 25% of vaccine doses allotted to private hospitals are a lot: Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo

Venice hopes to restart business as COVID-19 curbs are lifted

Face masks and social distancing rules remain in place, but bars and restaurants are allowed to stay open without any time limits.

28,252 mucormycosis cases reported from 28 states/UTs: Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan also said that Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG) sequencing labs are looking at the mutants which have significant potential of severely affecting the disease transmission.

IMA on PM Modi’s announcement of universal vaccination

Delhi reports 231 fresh COVID cases (positivity rate – 0.36%), 876 patient recoveries, and 36 deaths in the last 24 hours

Active cases: 5,208
Total discharges: 13,99,640
Death toll: 24,627

It has been decided that 25% of vaccination work being done by states will now be handled by Central government: PM Modi

PM Modi’s address to the nation:

  • 25% of vaccination work with states will now be handled by the Centre
  • Free vaccines for all from June 21, price capped for private hospitals
  • Centre to take over vaccine procurement for all states
  • Compared to demand for vaccines globally, number of countries and companies making them very small
  • India has gone through lot of pain during this battle; Many lost their loved ones, my condolences to all such families
  • COVID protocol most important weapon against a virus that is unseen and that keeps changing
  • India fighting against COVID-19 pandemic on multiple fronts; New health infrastructure created across country
  • India’s fight against second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is continuing
  • Vaccine supply to increase significantly in India in coming days; Many more vaccines currently at various levels of development
  • India proved its mettle by making two made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines in a short time; Over 23 crore doses already given
  • Nasal Covid vaccine research is ongoing

25% of vaccination work with states will now be handled by the Centre, it will be implemented in the coming two weeks. Both State and Centre to work as per new guidelines in the coming two weeks: PM Modi

PM Garib Kalyan Yojana extended upto Deepawali this year: PM Modi

PM Modi announces centralized vaccine drive, all vaccines will be procured by Govt of India and given to States for free.

Free vaccine for all above 18 from June 21, centre to take over vaccine procurement for all states

– PM Modi

To increase vaccine availability, the process of procuring vaccines from abroad has been sped up. Experts have also expressed concerns about children. In this direction, the trial of two vaccines is underway. Research is being conducted for a nasal vaccine in the country.

– PM Modi

Trials are going on for vaccine for children: PM Modi

PM Modi in address to the nation:

  • Compared to demand for vaccines globally, number of countries and companies making them very small
  • India has gone through lot of pain during this battle; Many lost their loved ones, my condolences to all such families
  • COVID protocol most important weapon against a virus that is unseen and that keeps changing
  • India fighting against COVID-19 pandemic on multiple fronts; New health infrastructure created across country
  • India’s fight against second wave of COVID-19 pandemic is continuing
  • Vaccine supply to increase significantly in India in coming days; Many more vaccines currently at various levels of development
  • India proved its mettle by making two made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines in a short time; Over 23 crore doses already given
  • Nasal Covid vaccine research is ongoing

If you look at the history of the last 50-60 years, it used to take India decades to get the vaccines from abroad. Vaccine work used to be completed abroad, even then vaccination work could not start in our country

– PM Modi

In the last one year, India launched two made-in-India vaccines. Today more than 23 crore vaccine doses administered: PM Modi

This is the deadliest pandemic in the past 100 years. The modern world has not seen such a pandemic. Our country has fought this pandemic at many levels.

– PM Narendra Modi

New health infrastructure has been developed in the 1.5 years with COVID hospitals, ventilators beds, to preparing a network of testing labs. During the 2nd wave in April-May, demand for medical oxygen increased at an unprecedented rate.

– PM Modi

We have made efforts to procure medical oxygen from everywhere in the world: PM Modi

India has created a new healthcare infrastructure: PM Modi





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