The state now has 16,361 active COVID-19 cases.
DDMA order directed the district magistrates and deputy commissioners of police to ensure strict compliance with Covid-appropriate behaviour in view of the upcoming festivals.
The EC submitted that the petition is now infructuous as it was for campaigning in the Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry, which got over in April.
Since Kerala had a large population which was not yet infected by COVID-19, the infection rate was bound to increase, which was also a reason for the increase in TPR.
The advisory said that while during an active infection, a mother should continue to breastfeed the baby but is advised to keep the baby at a distance of 6 feet from her when she is not breastfeeding.
FIR registered for flouting Covid norms at Navjot Sidhu's installation ceremony as Punjab Congress chief
The case was lodged against unidentified persons who came from different districts of Punjab and assembled at Punjab Congress Bhawan here, they said.
Cuttack Police have failed to carry out enforcement activities to check whether functions are being organised by adhering to Covid guidelines.
The officials said a hookah party was underway at the establishment when the raid took place.
The patients who want to stay home will have to take special permission from District Administration, the new guidelines said.
The states, however, will be free to decide their own prioritisation within 18–44-year age group, factoring in the vaccine supply schedule.
MHA orders continuation of COVID guidelines till June-end; asks states to focus on local curb strategy
The Home Ministry did not mention anything about the imposition of lockdown anywhere in the country in the fresh guidelines issued in view of the pandemic.
If the symptoms are mild, there is no need to rush to hospitals seeking admission and it is pointless worrying about arranging oxygen and drugs like Remdesivir.
The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Friday accorded permission for counting of votes for Eluru Municipal Corporation and announcement of results.
VijayRaghavan said the third wave depends on how effectively the guidance is implemented at the local level, in the states, in districts, and in the cities across the country.
The government, however, did not make any mention of a national lockdown in its Covid-19 guidelines for the month of May.