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Pune News Updates: Maharashtra crosses 120 million Covid-19 vaccination mark

Pune, Maharashtra Today Latest Updates, Pune New Omicron Variant Covid-19 News 7 December: According to officials, 47.81% of the eligible population in Maharashtra have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 83.69% have received at least one dose.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: December 9, 2021 9:15:41 am
Pune Today Live Update, News Pune LiveDuring a Covid-19 vaccination drive in Pune. (Express Photo: Ashish Kale)

Pune News Updates:  Maharashtra crossed the 120 million Covid-19 doses mark today. The state had achieved the 100 million mark on November 9 and the 110 Million mark on November 25 this year. According to officials, 47.81% of the eligible population in Maharashtra have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 83.69% have received at least one dose.

Meanwhile, 17 more contacts of the 47 year-old Omicron patient tested negative today. With this, all 42 contacts of the patient have been tested negative. The man, who returned to Pune from Finland took the Covid-19 test on November 29 due to a mild fever. Pune has seven Omicron cases.

Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol Monday said there would be no immediate restrictions imposed in the city after the first cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were detected. He said there was no need to worry, and asked residents not to pay heed to rumours.

Dr Shashank Joshi, expert member of Maharashtra’s Covid-19 task force, said the Omicron cases detected in India have so far been travel-related, and there was no clinically meaningful cluster to suggest domestic transmission yet.


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21:37 (IST)07 Dec 2021
PCMC readies 1,200 beds as part of Omicron preparedness

As part of its preparedness against Omicron, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is planning to reserve as many as 1,200 beds under its jurisdiction to admit patients of the Covid-19 variant, in case their numbers rise.

To begin with, it has decided to reserve 200 beds at the civic-run New Bhosari Hospital for Omicron patients and has plans to earmark another 1,000 beds at its Auto Cluster and Jumbo facilities for the purpose. Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Patil said, “Though we have seen six Omicron cases so far, there is no need to panic. We appeal to citizens who have returned from foreign countries to get in touch with our offices and undergo tests. It is important that citizens follow Covid-appropriate behaviour. They should compulsorily use masks and avoid large gatherings besides ensuring that they take both doses of the vaccine.” Read More

19:36 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Maharashtra administers 120 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

Maharashtra today crossed the 120 million Covid-19 doses mark. The state had achieved the 100 million mark on November 9 and the 110 Million Mark on  November 25.

So far, Maharashtra has administered 12,02,70,585 covid vaccine doses and counting. 4.37 crore individuals which is 47.81% of the eligible population have received both doses of covid vaccine and 7.65 crore individuals (83.69% of the eligible population) have received at least one dose of covid vaccine, Dr Pradeep Vyas, additional chief secretary of Maharashtra Health department, said.

19:20 (IST)07 Dec 2021
At IAF base in Pune, President Ram Nath Kovind experiences SU-30 MKI full mission simulator

During his visit to the Air Force Station in Pune, President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday witnessed the flypast by the Indian Air Force, interacted with the Air Warriors at the station and also experienced a full mission simulator of India’s frontline fighter jet Sukhoi-30 MKI.

President Kovind is on a four-day visit to Maharashtra from December 6 to 9. On Monday, President Kovind visited the Raigad Fort and paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at his samadhi. Read More

17:04 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Remaining contacts of Omicron patient test negative

The remaining 17 contacts of the 47 year-old-man who tested positive for the Omicron variant yesterday tested negative.  All 42 contacts tested negative, out of which 15 were high risk. The man returned to the city from Finland was tested due to mild fever on November 29

15:07 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Pune to host joint military exercise with BIMSTEC countries

Pune will host a multilateral and multi-agency exercise for the member countries of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) between December 20 and 22, which will focus on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations.

A curtain raiser event for the HADR exercise titled, PANEX-21, was held at Kothari Auditorium DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi Tuesday. The exercise is slated to be conducted from December 20 to 22 will witness participation from subject matter experts and delegates from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Read More

09:46 (IST)07 Dec 2021
Omicron cases in India only travel-related: Expert

Cases of Omicron variant detected in India so far have been travel-related, sporadic ones and there is no clinically meaningful cluster to suggest domestic transmission yet, Dr Shashank Joshi, expert member of the Maharashtra Covid-19 task force, has said.

Maharashtra has reported 10 cases so far, seven from Pune and three from Mumbai. In all, the country has reported 21 Omicron cases — nine from Rajasthan, eight from Maharashtra, two from Karnataka and one each from Gujarat and Delhi.

Dr Joshi said that “mild symptoms reported by African doctors needed long-term validation for at least three to six months” to substantiate the findings. Anuradha Mascarenhas reports

09:44 (IST)07 Dec 2021
No immediate restriction in Pune due to Omicron, says Mayor

Assuring that there would be no immediate restriction in Pune city due to the detection of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Mayor Mulridhar Mohol has appealed to citizens not to believe in rumours as the situation is “well in control” of the civic body.

“There is panic among the public after a patient infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was identified in the city. There is no reason to get worried. The Omicron-infected patient’s housing society is in the heart of the city and has 13 families. All the residents of the building are being tested. The infected patient has no symptoms and has been kept in institutional quarantine as per the guidelines,” Mohol said. Ajay Jadhav reports

Pune Today Live Update, News Pune Live An awareness campaign on child sexual abuse organised by city Congress committee at Kanya school on Monday. (Express Photo: Ashish Kale)

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