A 124-year-old woman from Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir was among over 9,000 persons who were administered COVID-19 vaccine in the union territory on Wednesday, officials said, but did not provide any proof of her age. Read Here
Jun 03, 2021 06:32 (IST)
Most New COVID-19 Patients In Maharashtra To Be Put In Institutional Isolation
The Maharashtra government plans to put most of the new COVID-19 patients in institutional isolation instead of home quarantine, officials said on Wednesday. Read Here
Jun 03, 2021 06:11 (IST)
Sri Lanka extends nationwide travel restriction to prevent spread of COVID-19
Sri Lankan authorities said on Wednesday the ongoing nationwide travel restriction had been extended to June 14 as health officials looked to stop the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Sri Lanka’s Army Commander and Head of the National Operations Center for the Prevention of COVID-19, General Shavendra Silva told Xinhua that the nationwide travel restriction was extended under the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and it would not be relaxed anytime in between.
Only essential services and food suppliers are allowed to be on the roads while all others are urged to stay at home.
Jun 03, 2021 05:58 (IST)
Rajasthan to set up special clinics in each district to help recovered COVID patients
Special clinics and wards will be set up in each district of Rajasthan for the treatment of various other diseases faced by patients who have recovered from coronavirus infection, a government order issued on Wednesday said.
Along with this, a pool of 10 counsellors will also be set up in each COVID designated hospital for psychological counselling of patients and their families recovering from the deadly infection, the order issued by Principal Secretary (Health) Akhil Arora stated.
According to the order, it has been seen during the second wave of the pandemic that in addition to black fungus, there are problems of fear, depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress, etc., among the recovered patients. Along with the patients, their families are also facing psychological issues.