Next Lockdown Date In India : Amidst the fast growing case of corona virus in the country, the Supreme Court has commented on the poor hospitals. Taking suo motu cognizance of the reports from Delhi, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court referred to the coron patients being forced to live among the dead in hospitals in Delhi and said that the situation in Delhi was appalling.
Bodies are being found in the garbage. People are being treated worse than animals. With this, the Supreme Court sought answers from the said state governments. The hearing will be held next Wednesday.
The total corona cases in the country now stands at 3,38,965 of which 1,55,356 are active cases. That is, so many patients are being treated in different hospitals of the country. At the same time, 1,47,195 patients have also recovered. So far 9,705 people have died due to corona infection in the country
Lockdown 6.0 after 30 June in Delhi and Mumbai:
The situation is worst in the capital Delhi and Mayanagari Mumbai. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has pledged that restrictions will have to be increased if people do not follow the lockdown and mobilize. Let me tell you, Mumbai still remains the Corona Capital in the country. Cases have also increased since the government imposed Unlock 1. The same situation is with Delhi. Polls of health services have been revealed here. People allege that they are not getting treatment as per the claims of the government.
About Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan
Special economic package is for our labourers, farmers, honest tax payers, MSMEs and cottage industry, the Prime Minister said in a televised address to the nation. India is standing on five pillars — economy, infrastructure, governing systems, vibrant democracy and supply chain, he said..
"From tomorrow, FM will give details of this Self Reliance campaign package. We need to go forward with bold reforms.
He said that through all this, various sections of the country, the links of the economic system, will get the support of 20 lakh crore rupees, will get support. This package of 20 lakh crore rupees will give a new impetus to the development journey of the country in 2020, the self-reliant India campaign.
The address comes a day after the Prime Minister held a video-conference with chief ministers on the Covid-19 situation. Modi also said in the meeting that states will have greater say in determining the extent of restrictions and relaxations after May 17. The country is in the third phase of lockdown which will end on May 17.
Major Highlights of PM Modi Address to the Nation
• PM delved on the amount of loss caused by the 120nm novel coronavirus
• The irreparable loss which occurred due to the pandemic is beyond any explanation
• India has converted the challenge of coronavirus into an opportunity
• India needs to fulfil its role as one of the leaders in the 21st century
• The Pandemic has taught us the true value of self-reliance
• India has always been a leader and our efforts at International forums are a testimony.
“Needs are changing in all phases, and so gradual changes are going to happen. We will incorporate the changes that you suggest,” the PM told the CMs, according to a participant at the meeting yesterday.
He also emphasised that social distancing remains the “biggest weapon” against the virus till a vaccine is found, and suggested that the lockdown may not be lifted entirely.
"If you remember the year 1999 and people were worried about Y2K, it was Indian ingenuity that worked. I remember very clearly the devastation of the earthquake in Kutch. And how Kutch stood again. Today we have the will and the way.
"Five pillars will prop up this edifice;
1) Economy that doesn’t talk of incremental change but a quantum jump.
3) Technologically driven systems
4) Demography is our strength. Source of our energy
5) Demand - we need to stoke demand and every spoke of our supply chain has to be strengthened
Live Update India : Cases Till Now 20th Dec 2020
# Total number of passengers screened at airport : 15,24,266
# Total number of Confirmed COVID-19 cases across India * : 1,00,31,618
# Total number of Active COVID-19 cases across India * : 3,03,785
# Total number of Discharged/Cured COVID 2019 cases across India * : 95,79,658
# Total number of Deaths due to COVID 2019 across India * : 1,45,513
(*including foreign nationals, as on 20.12.2020)
Signs and Symptoms of COVID 19
Although those infected with the virus may be asymptomatic, many develop flu-like symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Emergency symptoms including difficulty breathing, persistent chest pain or pressure, confusion, difficulty waking, and bluish face or lips; immediate medical attention is advised if these symptoms are present. Less commonly, upper respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, or sore throat may be seen. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea are seen in a minority of cases, and some of the initial cases in China presented with only chest tightness and palpitations. In some, the disease may progress to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, and death.
As is common with infections, there is a delay from when a person is infected with the virus to when they develop symptoms, known as the incubation period. The incubation period for COVID-19 is typically five to six days but may range from two to fourteen days
Social Distancing is a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention implemented to avoid/decrease contact between those who are infected with a disease causing pathogen and those who are not, so as to stop or slow down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community. This eventually leads to decrease in spread, morbidity and mortality due to the disease. In addition to the proposed interventions, the State/UT Governments may prescribe such other measures as they consider necessary.