Of the 544 students who took part in the survey, till now, 57.2 per cent said they stayed away from classes out of fear of contracting Covid-19.
Monthly production capacity of Covishield projected to increase to 120 million, Covaxin to 58 million doses: Minister
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was responding to a question on the current capacity to manufacture Covaxin and Covishield in the country
With many employees still working from home and remain unsure of when they will be shifting back to Hyderabad, household storage spaces have turned to be an affordable place.
Having a lockdown and then opening up everything does not make sense as the outbreak size and the epidemic scale remain the same in this case, said Dr Parikh.
The Centre has so far provided, both through the free of cost and through direct state procurement categories, more than 23 crore vaccine doses to states and UTs.
According to available statistics, of nearly 9.24 lakh population in the 18-44 age group in Sundargarh, merely 1.22 lakh in and around Rourkela city got vaccinated in May alone in a special drive.
Speaking after a review meeting to assess the Covid situation in Ernakulam, the minister said there is only one panchayat left in the district which has a test positivity rate above 50%.
Praana Vayu Seva, a joint initiative between Rachakonda Police and Rachakonda Security Council, was created to deliver oxygen cylinders to Covid-19 patients.
With the arrival of seven new ventilators, the hospital currently has about 40 ventilators to cater to the requirements of critical Covid patients.
Based on the space available in the temple buildings, beds have been arranged to treat COVID-19 patients and doctors will monitor their activities round the clock.
The Union Health Ministry said the state-wise allocations have been made on the consumption pattern and beneficiary load for second doses during the upcoming fortnight.
The Education Minister said that the revised dates will be announced much ahead of schedule, as he appealed to the students not to get disheartened and continue with their preparations for the exams.
'There must be an immediate judicial enquiry headed by a High Court Judge into these events,' Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote on Twitter.
The initiatives have been taken by states in consultation with the Centre to stop the virus from spreading further in villages, government sources said.
The ministry said the Government of India has been supporting the nationwide vaccination drive by providing COVID vaccines free of cost to states and UTs.