Live updates from Covid India News: India reports 1,68,063 new cases of Covid, 277 deaths; Omicron account at 4,461

India reported 168,063 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, down from 179,723 the day before, the health ministry said. Deaths increased from 277 to 484,213, while the number of infections reached 35.88 million. The Department of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has revised the guidelines for international arrivals in India. These will come into effect from January 11, 2022. According to the rules, passengers from / in transit from “at risk” countries will now have to undergo “strict isolation” if they are positive on arrival. India has also made a one-week home quarantine and an eighth day Covid test mandatory for all arriving international travelers, regardless of the country they have arrived from, as it faces a increasing number of infections with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

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Uttarakhand | The Haridwar District Administration banned worshipers from bathing on ‘Makar Sankranti’ on January 14. Entry into the “Har ki Pauri” area has also been restricted. Night curfew imposed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on January 14: Vinay Shankar Pandey, DM, Haridwar

Covid Update | Total number of new COVID cases is down 11,660 compared to yesterday

  • India had reported 1,79,723 cases yesterday

Covid-19: India’s daily positivity rate is 10.64%

So far, 66 prisoners and 48 prison staff in Delhi prisons have tested positive for Covid. 42 prisoners and 34 prison staff from Tihar prison, 24 prisoners and 8 prison staff from Mandoli prison and 6 prison staff from Rohini prison have tested positive for Covid19: prison officials

COVID-19 | India reports 1,68,063 new cases, 69,959 recoveries and 277 deaths in last 24 hours

  • The number of active cases reached 8 21 446. Daily positivity rate (10.64%)
  • The Omicron case count at 4,461

In total 69 31 55 280 samples tested until January 10, of which 15 79 928 were tested yesterday: Ministry of Health

Deaths increased from 277 to 484,213, while the number of infections reached 35.88 million.

India reports 1,68,063 new cases of Covid, 277 deaths in last 24 hours

  • India reported 168,063 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, down from 179,723 the day before, the health ministry said. Deaths increased from 277 to 484,213, while the number of infections reached 35.88 million.

New rules for all international arrivals to India from today

  • All international arrivals to India will undergo mandatory home isolation for a week from today, the Union’s Department of Health and Family Welfare said last Friday. The central government has announced revised guidelines for international travelers to slow the importation of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus which is spreading rapidly across the country.
  • The health ministry also increased the number of “at risk” countries to 19 from 10 it identified in December, as the Omicron variant takes hold in many parts of the world. In fact, a majority of people who have tested positive so far for the new variant had arrived from countries that were not listed as ‘at risk’, prompting the government to expand the list and make quarantine mandatory for all arriving passengers.
  • “All travelers (including the 2% who are screened for random testing on arrival and found negative) will undergo a home quarantine for seven days and undergo an RT-PCR test on the 8th day of arrival in India,” the directives of the Ministry of Health mentioned. “They are expected to upload the results of the RT-PCR test carried out on the eighth day to the Air Suvidha portal, which will be monitored by the respective state governments.”
  • If the Covid test results are negative, passengers have been asked to monitor their health for the next seven days. If they are positive, the samples will be sent for genomic testing.

7-day average deaths up 66%, cases decline after 13-day increase

  • For the first time in 14 days, daily cases of Covid-19 in India fell on Monday due to the drop in testing and detections over the weekend, but deaths from the virus continued to rise.

ICMR waives testing for travel and surgery

  • In a notice published on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) waived the testing requirement for certain categories of people: contacts of Covid patients, unless they are symptomatic or at high risk (in age or comorbidities).

Pfizer CEO unsure of need for fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine

  • Pfizer Inc CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday he was unsure whether a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine was needed and that a shot targeting the highly contagious variant of Omicron would be ready in March. .

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred 137 km west of northern Nicosia, northern Cyprus at 6:37 am: National Center for Seismology

US Reports At Least 1.1 Million COVID Cases In One Day, Breaking World Record

  • The United States reported at least 1.13 million new coronavirus infections on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, the highest daily total of any country in the world, as the spread of the highly contagious variant of Omicron n ‘showed no signs of slowing down.
  • The previous record was 1.03 million cases on January 3. A large number of cases are reported every Monday due to the fact that many states did not report over the weekend. The seven-day average of new cases has tripled in two weeks to more than 700,000 new infections per day.

Budget Strategy Session: Naidu and Birla as Staff Test Positive

  • Amid an increase in Covid cases across the country and around 400 members of Parliament staff testing positive for the infection, Rajya Sabha Chairman Mr. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla, on Monday asked officials to outline measures for the next budget session. Naidu and Birla have asked the secretaries general of both Houses to examine in detail the prevailing scenario of the Covid pandemic and to propose appropriate measures, sources said. Usually the budget session begins at the end of January, so preparations should be made well in advance, they added.

Mexican President announces he has COVID-19 for the 2nd time

  • The Mexican president announced Monday that he has contracted COVID-19 for a second time, as coronavirus infections increase in Mexico and viral tests become scarce.
  • President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wrote that he had tested positive, after sounding hoarse during a morning press briefing. He contracted COVID-19 and recovered from it for the first time in early 2021.

The weather had been bad for 2-3 days. Rain and hail damage growing crops. Officials were asked to investigate the affected villages. 25% of compensation money will be paid immediately: Madhya Pradesh Minister of Agriculture Kamal Patel

Maharashtra | Maintaining the closure of world famous sites like the Ellora and Ajanta Caves will negatively affect the tourism sector in the region. We urged the government to allow the opening of these sites with 50% capacity: Jaswant Singh Rajput, President, Aurangabad Tourism Development Foundation

COVID-19: Government of Rajasthan caps charge of rapid antigen test at Rs 50 in private laboratories

  • The government of Rajasthan on Monday capped the rapid antigen test (RAT) rate for the detection of COVID-19 in private laboratories at Rs 50, including all taxes.
  • Principal Secretary of Government Vaibhav Galaria informed that the tariff was set to provide easy and accessible testing facilities to the general public at low cost.
  • This rate was set in accordance with the proposal of the committee formed by the Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Galaria said. He said the prescribed rates will apply with immediate effect.

Uttar Pradesh | With the number of active Covid cases crossing the 1,000 mark in Agra on Monday, the district administrator has imposed further restrictions in the city. Gyms and swimming pools were closed. Wearing a mask would be compulsory: magistrate of the district of Agra Prabhu N Singh

North Korea fired what could be a ballistic missile, the Japanese Coast Guard said, the second launch apparent in less than a week after Chief Kim Jong Un urged the military to make more advances military: Reuters

Hospitalizations linked to Covid-19 in France experience their biggest jump since April 2021

Days after ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava said molnupiravir posed major health safety concerns, some of India’s top health experts said the drug’s benefits outweighed the risks. potentials. So far, studies have shown no convincing side effects in humans, they said.

More than 10.5 lakh receive a “precautionary dose” on the first day of deployment

  • The deployment of the “precautionary dose” (booster) of the Covid vaccine on Monday received a modest response on the first day with more than 10.5 lakh of people having received their third injection until 10 p.m. This included around 7.4 lakh of healthcare and frontline workers, and around 3.2 lakh of people over the age of 60.

Ludhiana, Punjab | With coronavirus cases on the rise, migrant workers and daily bets fear a new wave of foreclosures that could plunge the manufacturing industry into a financial crisis: DS Chawla, President, United Cycle And Parts Manufacturers Association

New ICMR guidelines waive contact testing of confirmed Covid cases unless they are identified as ‘high risk’

  • Amid a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) issued a new notice on Monday waiving testing requirements for many categories, including case contacts confirmed Covid-19, unless they are identified as “high risk” based on age or co-morbidities. In addition, it also exempted asymptomatic patients undergoing invasive surgical or non-surgical procedures, including pregnant women hospitalized for childbirth, unless justified or symptoms develop.