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Japan to extend emergency loan for India to fight Covid-19 pandemic
- Japan on Monday said it will extend emergency loan support of up to 50 billion yen towards India’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic that includes implementation of health and medical policy.
- Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs of Finance Ministry, CS Mohapatra and Japanese ambassador Suzuki Satoshi exchanged notes on Monday, concerning the provision of the yen loan to New Delhi to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
12,60,118 stranded Indians repatriated under Vande Bharat Mission: MoCA
Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday said that between May 6 to August 30, a total of 12,60, 118 persons have been repatriated through various means under the Vande Bharat mission.
India hardest-hit by COVID19 in Asia: IPHA
- India is the hardest-hit nation by coronavirus disease in Asia and is currently accounting for 30 per cent of the daily reported new COVID-19 cases and 20 per cent of daily deaths globally. However, a country-wide peak may still be some distance away, experts from Indian Public Health Association (IPHA) said.
- In a third joint statement on COVID-19 pandemic in India, a task force of eminent public health experts have opined that cumulative recoveries in India are an impressive 2.3 million, and the corrected case fatality ratio (CCFR) is steadily declining.
Yogi inaugurates BSL-2 labs, asks officials to conduct more COVID-19 tests
- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday emphasised on more aggressive testing for COVID-19 till a vaccine is developed.
- If door-to-door surveys and testing are strengthened, there will be more success against the disease, he said while inaugurating 13 bio-safety level 2 (BSL-2) laboratories in the state through video conferencing.
WHO official warns against reopening too quickly
- The head of the World Health Organization is warning that opening up societies too quickly amid the coronavirus pandemic is a “recipe for disaster.”
- WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus advises that “the more control countries have over the virus, the more they can open up,” and insists that countries that are serious about opening up must also be serious about suppressing transmission.
Bengal’s COVID-19 discharge rate improves to 82.49 per cent
- The discharge rate of COVID-19 patients in West Bengal rose to 82.49 per cent after 3,318 patients recovered from the disease on Monday, a bulletin released by the health department said.
- On Sunday, the discharge rate was close to 82 per cent. So far, 1,34,270 people have recovered from the disease in the state.
- The state’s coronavirus caseload went up to 1,62,778 as 2,993 new cases of infection were registered in the state on Monday.