Despite a decline in COVID-19 cases, it is critical to enforce guidelines that allow regular festivities in a cautious, safe and COVID-appropriate manner, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla asserted.
The cumulative death toll due to COVID-19 has reached 14,150.
Critics of the plan say the state’s prison problems go beyond building conditions — and urged the state to look to more sweeping sentencing reforms.
Of the total 4,77,51,168 people vaccinated so far in the state, 1,46,71,751 have received both doses of vaccine, the official said.
Covid virus expected to continue to transmit for a very long time: WHO official Poonam Khetrapal Singh
WHO's South-East Asia region regional director added that there is a need to get to a situation where "we are fully in control of the virus, and not the virus in control of us".
A Sheffield Shield game between Queensland and Tasmania was on Tuesday postponed just before its start due to COVID-19 scare.
With the lifting, Japan will be entirely free of any emergency requirements for the first time since April.
Brent crude is currently trading at just under $80 a barrel on the spot market, a level not seen since October 2018.
The number of active cases has declined to 2,92,206, accounting for 0.87 per cent of the total number of cases -- the lowest since March 2020.
The plea said the man tried to book a slot for Covaxin as dose 2 on the CoWIN, but was unable to do so as the app only books slots in the same vaccine category.
Starting June 21, when the Centre took over the job of providing all 75 per cent of the remaining vaccines to states, the supplies in government hospitals have dramatically improved.
A special session to vaccinate students and teachers against COVID-19 will be held on Tuesday at the centres run by the BMC and the Maharashtra government between 9 am to 2 pm.
President Joe Biden got his first shot on December 21 and his second dose three weeks later, on January 11, along with his wife, Jill Biden.
Experts cited a UNESCO report, which stated that school closures in India for more than 500 days have affected over 320 million children.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Noida) Ankur Aggarwal said the duo was held by officials of Ecotech 3 police station after a complaint was received against them.