Gap between 2 doses of Covishield Vaccine has been increased to 12-16 weeks from 6-8 weeks currently.Dr Harsh vardhan – Union Health Minister
Decision has been taken based on recommendations given by COVID working group after analysing emerging evidence.
BS Yediyurappa – CM, Karnataka:
We are implementing robust strategies to fight this pandemic.
Prof Gagandeep Kang will help the govt in formulating a vaccination strategy while the task force headed by Dr.Devi Shetty will assist govt to prepare for the mitigation of the possible third wave.
Reviewed the vaccination management.Manish Sisodia – Dy Cm, Delhi
Directed to ensure walk-in vaccination for 45+ age group citizens, as there’s a large segment of society who find online registration difficult.
Vaccination centres for 45+ age group to be shifted to Govt Schools for hassle-free experience.
Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:
Continuing our efforts to mitigate people’s distress, Punjab Police will launch yet another humane initiative ‘Bhojan Helpline’.
By dialing 181 or 112, poor & underprivileged Covid19 patients will be delivered cooked meals at their doorstep at anytime of the day.
To mitigate the suffering caused due to loss of livelihood of construction workers amid Covid19, we will provide Rs 3000 allowance to 2.91 lakh registered construction workers in Punjab in 2 instalments of Rs 1500.
Urge all construction workers to get vaccinated quickly.
Directed the Health Dept to kickstart Covid vaccination program for 18-44 age group for families of healthcare workers & persons with comorbidities.Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab
We’ve identified schools & other buildings for vaccination to prevent spread of the pandemic due to crowding in govt hospitals.
Ministry of Finance:
Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman today handed over possession to homebuyers virtually as Government of India’s Special Window for Affordable & Mid-Income Housing (SWAMIH) completes its first residential project.
The residential project – Rivali Park, located in suburban Mumbai, was the first housing project in India to have received funding under the SWAMIH Fund. The SWAMIH Fund was launched by Smt. Sitharaman in November 2019.
Rivali Park Wintergreens is the first investment by the Fund and is also the first project to get completed.
It is a large project spread over 7 acres consisting of 708 units of various configurations.
The project is “Rivali Park Wintergreens” developed by CCI Projects Pvt Ltd (CCIPPL), an associate company of Cable Corporation of India Ltd.
Along with Smt. Sitharaman, the online event was also graced by Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs; Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; Shri Ajay Seth, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance; Shri K. Rajaraman, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance; Shri Dinesh Kumar Khara, Chairman, SBI, and other officials from SBICAP Ventures Limited.
Addressing the virtual event, Finance Minister Smt. Sitharaman said she is very pleased to see that SWAMIH Fund has completed its first residential project. More so, it is an important achievement since the SWAMIH Fund has worked its way through the difficult period of COVID-19 pandemic, She added.
The Finance Minister said that the Government of India had stepped in to provide funding to the stressed affordable and mid-income housing projects thereby giving relief to the home buyers who had invested their hard earned savings.
Smt. Sitharaman said the Government believes that once these homes are constructed and completed, a large amount of capital locked up in these projects will be released.
The Finance Minister said it will provide employment to construction workers and will provide impetus to the allied industries such as steel and cement.
Further, it will improve portfolios of Banks and NBFCs and significantly improve the economic sentiment in the nation.
Smt. Sitharaman complimented and congratulated the SBICap Ventures team for converting a policy announcement into an on-the-ground funding institution that has achieved significant progress within a short time span.
Strict restrictions under Break The Chain extended till 1st June 2021
Whereas the State Government is satisfied that the State of Maharashtra is continued to be threatened with the spread of COVID-19 virus, and therefore it is imperative to continue emergency measures to prevent and contain the spread of virus, the Government finds it is necessary to continue the enforcement of the current restrictions, along with certain additional restrictions, throughout the State beyond 7 AM on 15′ May, 2021 till 7 AM on 1st June, 2021 to break the chain of transmission effectively.
1. Any person entering the State of Maharashtra by any mode of transport will have to carry a negative RTPCR test report which will have to be issued from upto a maximum of 48 hours before the time of his entry into Maharashtra.
2. All the restrictions that have been made applicable to persons arriving from places of ‘Sensitive Origins’ as per the orders dated 18″ April and 151 May, 2021 will be applicable to anyone arriving from any part of the country into the State.
3. In the case of cargo carriers, not more than two people (Driver + Cleaner/ helper) may be allowed to travel in the same. If these cargo carriers are originating from outside the state, these may be allowed to enter into the State with an negative RTPCR test which will have to be issued from upto a maximum of 48 hours before the time of entry into Maharashtra and which will be valid for 7 days.
4. Local DMA should keep special vigil over rural markets and APMCs and ensure Covid Appropriate Behaviour and if it finds any such place as difficult to manage and discipline to ensure non-spread of Covid epidemic, local DMA may decide on a case by case basis to shut these or may impose further restrictions.
Milk collection, transport and processing may be allowed without restrictions though its retail sale shall be allowed subject to restrictions imposed on shops dealing with essential items or through home delivery.
6. Personnel engaged in Airport and Port services and needed for movement of cargo related to medicines or equipments needed for Covid management will be allowed to travel in local, mono and metro services.
7. Local DMA may decide to impose further restrictions generally or to specific sectors or specific areas with intimation to SDMA and shall give at least 48 hours of public notice before making such further restrictions applicable.
In view of Cyclonic Storm forecast, disruption of electricity is anticipated in O2 generation plants & filling stations.Pinarayi Vijayan – Chief Minister, Kerala
Requested Prime Minister to enhance Kerala’s daily O2 allocation to 450MT & to rush 300MT from neighbouring storage points to augment storage in hospitals.
Priyanka Gandhi – General Secretary, Congress:
Bodies are floating in the ganga in Ballia and Ghazipur.
Reports are coming in of mass burials on the banks of the river in Unnao.
Official numbers from cities like Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Jhansi and Kanpur appear to be grossly under-reported.
What is happening in UP is inhuman and criminal. The government is busy image building while people are suffering unimaginably.
There must be an immediate judicial enquiry headed by high court judge into these events
Congratulations Ms Tashi Yangjom for scaling Mt. Everest and becoming the first Indian lady climber to Summit Everest this Season.Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh
Regular Training at National Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports has made her a strong mountaineer with blitzkrieg speed.
She becomes the ninth climber from NIMAS to scale Everest.
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
Punjab govt must take urgent measures to establish mini Covid centres, accelerate vaccinations, re-employ medical staff & cap treatment cost at private hospitals, besides waiving off power & water bills of 6 months to give relief to people. Akali Dal will provide langar at these centres.
Govt must ensure entire state is vaccinated in 3 months; form 500 teams to cover 12K villages & buff up vaccine supply via global tenders.
Interns & nursing students must be hired to prevent shortage of manpower & black marketing of medicines must be stopped immediately.
CSC Grameen eStores is an eCommerce model which has been a great help for the people in rural areas as 1.58 Lakh Village Level Entrepreneurs (VLEs) of CSC are delivering essential commodities to them.RS Prasad – union minister
So far they have delivered 24.94 lakh orders worth ₹243.89 Crore to the people in the villages.
As a mark of my respect for Sri Sarbananda Sonowal and immense love for people of Majuli, I made my first outside visit as CM to this glorious place.Himanta Biswa – CHief Minister, Assam
I promised to people to carry forward all development work initiated by Sri Sonowal with renewed vigour.
I had the priviledge to talk to JaiceMol, A covid ward nurse from Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi. Here are some excerpts of our conversation. Dear Nurses, Doctors and all Frontline workers, we will be forever grateful to you and your noble services. Your undying spirit is these difficult times, is truly admirablePriyanka gandhi vadra , General Secretary, Indian National Congress
Despite the court’s order to supply 1,200 MT of oxygen to Karnataka, all that the Centre gave the state is only 120 MT. The Centre has displayed the height of partiality by providing 1,680 MT of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh though it has fewer COVID cases compared to us
Kumaranna, Before tweeting a long thread you should have got facts right. Total allocation to K’taka is 1015 MT + 60 MT of special allocation. That’s totally 1075 MT. The 120 MT that you mention is from only the one Oxy Express train that came to Bengaluru on May 11th.
HD KUMARASWAMYFormer CM, Karnataka
TEJASVI SURYAMP, LokSABHA
H D Kumaraswamy, Former CM, Karnataka :
- Despite the court’s order to supply 1,200 MT of oxygen to Karnataka, all that the Centre gave the state is only 120 MT. The Centre has displayed the height of partiality by providing 1,680 MT of oxygen to Uttar Pradesh though it has fewer COVID cases compared to us…
- Have Kannadigas become orphans in this federal structure? The bias attitude of the Centre with respect to Karnataka has been exposed by the statistics furnished by the government itself.
- Why the Centre has so much contempt against Karnataka and Kannadigas? Is it due to the fact that Karnataka has elected highest MPs for the BJP or is it an effort to project Yediyurappa as a villain?
- The Centre which is showing serious bias against Karnataka should understand clearly that it is functioning under a federal structure. Those running the government under federal structure should give equal priority to all the states.
- It is an obligation on the part of the government to take care of the needs of those in dire situation. Instead, if you show indifference, people are bound to revolt.
- The Chief Secretary himself has expressed helplessness with respect to availability of vaccines. He has said that those wanting to take the first dose will have to wait as priority would be given to those taking the second dose in the wake of Centre supplying only…
- 7 lakh doses to Karnataka as against the request to provide 3 crore doses. This has proved that the Centre is showing an attitude of bias even with respect to vaccines.
- Are those supporting as well as defending every stand and decision of the BJP and criticizing even the just demands and suggestions of the Opposition parties ready to defend such an injustice being inflicted on Karnataka and Kannadigas?…
- Will they own up responsibility for a large number of Kannadigas losing their lives due to the shortage of oxygen?
- Though the Centre gave only 120 MT of oxygen as against the Court instruction of 1200 MT, the Union Ministers and BJP MPs have fallen over to congratulate PM Narendra Modi and thank him for giving oxygen.
- Why should we express our gratitude when even our rightful share has been cut? The BJP leaders and supporters should shun such an attitude of slavery and sycophancy.
- The Centre should shun the arrogance that comes from the belief that it is most powerful and instead take measures to fulfil the genuine requirements of Karnataka. It has to realise that it is actually running the govt in a federal structure…
- Similarly those defending even the blunders of the Centre should first understand that they are Kannadigas.
- Oxygen is the need of the hour for Karnataka. If as Kannadigas we do not question the injustice being meted out to Karnataka in this regard, we cannot get justice with respect to other issues.
- We have so far tolerated injustice meted out to Karnataka regarding compensation and allocation. But let us not tolerate the injustice with respect to life.