According to the latest forecast issued by the India Meteorological Department, the trend of warmer than normal temperature during night will continue.
Union leaders accused the government of creating panic in the name of second wave.
Virtually chairing a cabinet meeting, the Chief Minister compared the Punjab restrictions with the curbs in place in states like Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala and pointed out that it was not necessary to impose a total lockdown.
Around 40 tractor-trollies, each with around 15 men and women from Amritsar's villages, set off for the national capital on Wednesday. They were not wearing masks when they began the journey.
Speaking on the Covid situation in the state, the former chief minister said that the “faulty policies” of the Yogi Adityanath government have become a burden for the people.
A senior government official, however, said the current curbs were not part of a lockdown, and instead insisted on calling it a “closure”.
The single-day jump in deaths hit a record high of 357 with Kanpur Nagar once again contributing the most – 46 deaths in the past 24 hours.
With these items in huge demand amid the ongoing second surge of the Covid pandemic, the High Court had directed the government to make the confiscated goods available to the poor as they are in short supply.
The fisherman had died on March 26 in a prison and his body has been lying in a morgue in Karachi since. The autopsy was completed on Wednesday.
It has sought the court’s directions specifically taking into account and prioritising the conditions of children with special needs, juvenile home residents, and pregnant women across the state.
From testing a little less than 1.90 lakh samples a day on April 23, the state on May 4 tested nearly 1.40 lakh samples a day. Test positivity rate on the other hand continues to be above nine per cent.
Of the over 93,000 healthcare workers in the city who were administered the first dose, over 56,000 – 60 per cent – have got the second dose of vaccine.
While claiming that they are seeing a decline in Covid-19 cases, district officials said they will continue to use the coaches till the number sees a huge drop.
Last month, the Board of Directors of the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) had sent out the proposal to the state government for final approval.
Raut, also the Nagpur district Guardian Minister, pointed out the infrastructure of MAPL was laying idle, which could be immediately converted into a hospital and a large medical oxygen production unit.
While no major law and order problems were reported, agitations were held at several places, with people being detained and let off after being issued notices.
The former CM urged the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to counter the verdict using shrewd strategy, which would be both legally and constitutionally valid, to uphold the reservation.
Chavan also criticised the BJP leader for passing the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act in 2018, through which reservation was granted to the community without “due rights”.
However, the HC refused a prayer seeking registration of the FIR by the court itself.
The School and Mass Education Department's notification, dated March 11, 2020, directed district administrations to facilitate the merger of nearly 8,000 schools across 15 districts of the state. The merger was delayed due to the pandemic.
Experts say Covid-appropriate behaviour, vaccination and double masking key tools, be mentally prepared for long haul
GTU Vice Chancellor Prof Navin Sheth said by using this method it would be easy to check increasing incidences of adulteration in Remdesivir vials, currently used in Covid-19 treatment.
Daljit Singh Cheema said, "media reports had exposed the Congress government's claim of having upgraded the medical infrastructure in the state by pointing out that 17 out of the 22 districts did not have a single ICU bed."
In the absence of any rain, the city on Wednesday experienced a rather hot day. The maximum temperature recorded at Lohegaon was 39.7 degrees and at Shivajinagar, it was 38.3 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.
The health department data that showed that more than 90% of those testing positive reportedly did not have any contact or exposure to a positive case, and such cases were listed as ‘new cases’.