Coronavirus India Highlights: The Centre will provide a financial package of Rs 1,300 crore to the Northeastern states to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced on Tuesday. Reviewing the Covid-19 situation with health ministers of all the Northeastern states in Guwahati, Mandaviya said the fund is being provided to purchase medicines, enhance oxygen supply, increase beds — general, ICU and children — at local and district-level hospitals, PTI reported.
Earlier in the day, the Assam government relaxed the curfew timings in the state and allowed inter-district movement of passengers except to and from Kamrup Metropolitan district. The new guidelines, which also permits the opening of final year classes of technical education, will be effective from 5 am on Wednesday until further orders.
Also, as per the revised guidelines, all shops, commercial establishments, offices, banks, will be allowed to remain open till 6 pm and curfew will be clamped from 7 pm to 5 am. Hotels, resorts, bars, will also be allowed to remain open till 6 pm, though cinema halls will remain closed. Movement of goods carrying vehicles was already allowed and public transport between the districts remained suspended. The odd-even rule for plying of vehicles has been lifted.
Meanwhile, Union Health Ministry said that India administered over 88.13 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the highest ever vaccination achieved in a single day. Cumulatively, 55,47,30,609 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,12,108 sessions across India, as per the provisional report till 7 am. India on Tuesday reported 25,166 new Covid-19 cases and 437 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.