Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray chose a Sunday to wake the 'sleeping population' out of its deep slumber. "Be on guard or the next corona wave will hit you and me like a Tsunami,” he said in a video message released on Sunday evening, which stoked fears of another lockdown in the state.
There is a cause for concern among some states as there is an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. And, to support the states in COVID response and management, the Centre has rushed high-level teams to three states.
The Karnataka government has identified 94,000 frontline healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff in both private and public hospitals, as those who will get priority when a COVID-19 vaccine is administered as and when it’s ready.
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) said on Saturday the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has increased RT-PCR testing capacity from 27,000 tests per day to 37,200 in Delhi on the directions of Union home minister Amit Shah