Economic Times | 09 Jan, 2022 | 11.43AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to chair a meeting at 4:30 PM to review the Covid-19 situation in the country.
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More than 155.95 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs so far through GoI(free of cost channel) & through direct state procurement category. Over 17.74 Cr balance & unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with States/UTs to be administered
– Union Health Ministry
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address an important press conference today at 12 noon
Ahead of budget session, over 400 Parliament staff test positive for COVID-19
Officials said to ANI that 402 staff members were tested positive out of the 1,409 staff of Parliament for the virus from January 4 to 8 after which their samples were sent for genome sequencing to confirm the variant. “Close to 402 staffs were tested positive for COVID-19 from January 4-8 and all samples have been sent to genome sequencing for Omicron variant confirmation,” an official told ANI.
Police patrolling underway in Chennai as part of complete lockdown on all Sundays, in Tamil Nadu. https://t.co/PnvLKqZWMt
— ANI (@ANI) 1641704333000
We request Election Commission to act impartially. Let’s see how they act…Many times some people act as per their wishes, so it’s difficult to predict how much impartiality will be there
– Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on upcoming assembly polls in 5 states
PM Modi to chair a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country at 4:30pm today: GoI sources
Single day rise of 1,59,632 new COVID-19 infections, 327 fatalities push India’s tally of cases to 3,55,28,004, death toll to 4,83,790
Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) of Delhi Police Special Cell detains a man from Madhya Pradesh in connection with Sulli Deals case; questioning underway
Aumkareshwar Thakur, Sulli Deals app creator and mastermind arrested from Indore. He was the member of Trad-Group on Twitter made to troll Muslim women: DCP KPS Malhotra, Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO), Delhi Police Special Cell
Chennai observes complete lockdown today in view of rising number of COVID-19 cases
A total of 3,623 Omicron cases were reported in 27 States/UTs of India so far. The number of persons recovered is 1,409: Union Health Ministry
India reports 1,59,632 fresh COVID cases, 40,863 recoveries, and 327 deaths in the last 24 hours
- Daily positivity rate: 10.21%
- Active cases: 5,90,611
- Total recoveries: 3,44,53,603
- Death toll: 4,83,790
- Total vaccination: 151.58 crore doses
PM Modi pays tributes to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Greetings on the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. His life and message give strength to millions of peopl… https://t.co/Q63k9rxM9n
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1641697882000
Light intensity rain/drizzle to moderate rain would occur over & adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi(Narela, Alipur), West-Delhi, North-west Delhi, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Rohtak, Panipat…during next 2 hours: IMD
Visuals: Chennai observes complete lockdown today in view of rising number of COVID-19 cases
Tamil Nadu | Chennai observes complete lockdown today in view of rising number of #COVID19 cases https://t.co/SwTfeSZFuR
— ANI (@ANI) 1641697723000
China reports 165 new Covid-19 cases, Omicron cases reported in Tianjin
5.9-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea’s New Britain region: USGS
- A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea’s New Britain region on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.
- The quake struck at a depth of 19 kilometres (12 miles) off the eastern coast of the country at 0205 GMT, USGS said.
US administers over 518 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC
US | Terming the attack on a Sikh taxi driver at the JFK International Airport as “deeply disturbing”, Department of State’s South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau said they condemn any form of hate-based violence
We are deeply disturbed by reports of an attack on a Sikh cab driver at J.F.K. airport, captured on video last week… https://t.co/AXwP85cp9d
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) 1641694202000
COVID-19 | Mizoram reports 903 new cases; Active caseload stands at 4,367
Australia’s New South Wales marks its highest COVID-19 death count
- Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, recorded its highest number of daily COVID-19 deaths on Saturday as the Omicron variant sweeps the country and lawmakers face pressure to close widening supply chain gaps.
- The home to Sydney and a third of Australia’s 25 million people reported 16 deaths from the coronavirus in the previous day. New South Wales reported 30,062 new infections, near record levels.
- The second-largest state, Victoria, which hosts the Australian Open tennis tournament this month, reported 44,155 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.