Coronavirus Update | 2021 | may 15 | Odisha’s Covid Tally Crosses 6 Lakh Grim Milestone With 11k Plus Fresh Cases, 21 Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday witnessed a concerning figure in the single-day covid cases with 11, 805 more people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours taking the cumulative virus infection count to 6,00,492.

Odisha on Saturday witnessed a concerning figure in the single-day covid cases with 11, 805 more people testing positive for the contagious disease in last 24 hours taking the cumulative virus infection count to 6,00,492.

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Similarly, State’s overall fatalities went up to 2294 with 21 more patients succumbing to the deadly virus in last 24 hours.

 Khordha district reported maximum four deaths followed by Angul which saw three fatalities in last 24 hours. Similarly, two deaths have been reported each from Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Puri, Rayagada and Sundergarh districts. 

 One patient succumbed to the virus each in Boudh, Gajapati, Koraput and Nupapada districts.

Of the new positive cases, 6,611 have been detected from quarantine centers while 5,194 are local infections.

As many as 9,329 patients recovered during the period taking the total recoveries to 491674 in the State. With new recoveries, the State’s active cases stood at 106471.

Khordha district has reported maximum 1,414 new cases out of which a bulk of infections have been reported from Capital city Bhubaneswar.

 Sundergarh and Cuttack continue to be the second and third worst-hit districts with 1,209 and 1,197 fresh cases detected in last 24 hours. 

On first day of rapid antigen test, 456 found COVID-19 positive in Delhi-  The New Indian Express

Bargarh district witnessed 421 new cases while 392 fresh infections have been detected from Jajpur, 338 from Puri, 374 from Mayurbhanj, 377 from Kalahandi, 327 from Jharsuguda, 331 from Ganjam, 358 from Bolangir and 307 from Nuapada district.
Nayagarh and Dhenkanal districts registered 280 fresh positive cases each.

Angul district with 668 cases remained next to Cuttack while Sambalpur turned the next severely affected region with 553 fresh infections.

As many as 274 more people tested positive in Jagatsinghpur district while 246 new cases have been detected from Boudh and 239 from Nabarangpur. 

Malkangiri and Kandhamal continue to remain in the bottom of the row registering below 100 cases. Both the districts reported 94 and 83 new infections respectively during the period.

As many as 284 cases were traced from State pool.


Khushi Punjaban Biography| 2021, |Age, Baby name,| Instagram,| Marriage, |etc.| 2021 |

Khushi Punjaban biography, baby name, age, height, Instagram id, etc.Hello, Readers welcome to our website on our website you get all famous and viral personality biography and their personal details.

Who is Khushi Punjaban?

Khushi is a mainstream TikTok star. She was born on January 1, 1995, in New Delhi, India. She is otherwise called Khushi Choudhary via online media. Khushi is 25 years of age. She finished her schooling in New Delhi. She finished her graduation in B.B.A from Delhi University.

ProfessionActress, Model, Youtuber
Body Measurements36-26-38
Marital StatusMarried
Net Worth$2 million (Approx)

Khushi Punjaban Family, Husband, mother, father, etc.


 She is married to Chaudhary Vivek. Vivek is the winner of Mr  Uttarakhand . Khushi also has a YouTube channel named the Official Channel Of ”Mr & Mrs Choudhary” with her husband.

Khushi is hitched to Vivek Choudhary. According to reports, Khushi Punjaban is pregnant. Her husband is likewise Mr. Uttarakhanada There is not much information about Khushi’s folks but rather she is seen uploading pictures with them via online media.

Khushi’s mother by marriage is Anita Choudhary, her father-in-law is Mahikar Singh and her sister-in-law is Nishu Choudhary. Practically 50% of the individuals from the Choudhary family are via web-based media.


mother in law- & Father in law

Sister in law-


Baby- Raja

She wanted to be a model from her childhood.
Does Khushi have children? Answer – Yes 1 child.

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Khusi Punjaban Age, Height, Body Measurement??

Khusi’s current age in 2020 (25 Years) Height of Khusi 5 ft 2 in (164 cm) and weight of 55 kg (121 pounds). Her length of the body is 36-27-38 inches. She’s got black eyes and black hair lights.

Khusi Punjaban Wiki

Khusi emerging model at the present time. She was born on 1 JAN 1995 in New Delhi, IN. A video song of Khushi has been released on YouTube channel “T-Series Apna Punjab”. maan jave.

Next musical vedio “hide karke” and soni lagdi etc

The song “Mann Jaa Ve (Full Song) 2020” has gone viral online. The song has got around 10 million views in a short time. Khushi’s YouTube channel “Mr & Mrs Choudhary” has 2.36M subscribers and many videos

Sohni Lagdi : Rohanpreet Singh (Full Video) | Khushi Punjaban | Rana |  Latest Punjabi Songs 2020 - YouTube
Hide Karke (Official Video) Mr& Mrs Choudhry | Khushi Punjaban | Lakhi Natt  | New Punjabi Songs 2021 - YouTube
Check Out New Punjabi Trending Song Music Video - 'Teri Sardarni' Sung By  Kay Vee Singh | Punjabi Video Songs - Times of India

Khushi Punjaban’s Net Worth is ₹15 Lakhs

Khushi brings in a decent measure of cash from brand collaborations. She has collaborated with brands like Belgian Waffles, The Tshirt Store, Antar Atman, Fashion Trends, and more. She likewise procures from her YouTube channel.

Khushi is known for her TikTok and Youtube videos. Khushi needed to turn into a model since adolescence. She has a monstrous fan following via web-based media. She began her TikTok vocation at a youthful age and after marriage likewise continued making TikTok videos.

Khushi has over 2.7m followers on Instagram (as of February, 2021) and her account is managed by Star Celebrity. Khushi has likewise shared numerous photos with her husband Vivek Choudhary.

She is likewise seen posting pictures with her mother by marriage Anita Choudhary, father-in-law Mahikar Singh and sister-in-law Nishu Choudhary. Khushi Choudhary’s husband as of late crossed 200K supporters on Instagram (as of May 19, 2020). She has likewise met Nupur Sanon, Tony Kakkar Neha kakkr on an occasion.

Khushi Punjaban Biography, Age, Height, Baby, Boyfriend, Husband, BF and  More
Khushi Punjaban Biography, Age, Height, Baby, Boyfriend, Husband, BF and  More

Mr & Mrs Punjaban /Choudhary YouTube

Khushi Choudhary and Vivek Choudhary have additionally made a YouTube channel. The YouTube channel’s name is Mr. and Mrs. Choudhary. It has over 2.8m subscribers (as of February, 2021). The most famous video on the channel is named ‘Quarantine With Family’.

The video has gained over 2.9 million perspectives on YouTube. This is not the first run-through the couple has transferred a video during the Coronavirus lockdown. They have transferred more than seven videos during the lockdown.

They mainly transfer vlogs on their YouTube channel. Aside from their YouTube channel, the couple has likewise included in a music video that is named ‘KANGNA’ that is sung by Sirat Maan. The song is delivered by Art Attack Records on YouTube

Real NameKhushi Choudhary/Khushi Punjaban
Height5’1″ Approx
Weight55 Kg Approx
Date of Birth1 January 1995
ProfessionFashion Model, Influencer, Social Media Personality
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
HusbandVivek Chaudhary
ChildrenRaja (Baby Born date not known)

Khushi has been born only a couple of days before Khushi have a baby. Khushi has named his baby “Raja”. He has hidden the photo of the kid with an emoticon.

Raja ne ki apne liye khud shopping | Khushi punjaban | Vivek Choudhary -  YouTube



Phase 3 Trial Clear & Transparent, Claim Russian Scientists : Sputnik V Arrives In India | may 14 | 2021 | Friday |

  • “Nearly 18 crore doses of COVID19 vaccine have been administered in India till date.”
  • “Around 216 crore doses of vaccines will be manufactured in India between August-December”

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: NITI Aayog Member (Health), Dr VK Paul on Thursday announced that Russian COVID-19 vaccine- Sputnik V has arrived in India.

Sputnik V production will begin in July and it is estimated that 15.6 crore doses will be manufactured,” said Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog Member (Health).

While briefing media Paul said, “I’m happy to say that we’re hopeful it’ll be available in the market next week and the sale of the limited supply that has come from Russia, will begin next week.”

“Supply will also follow. Its production will begin in July and it is estimated that 15.6 crore doses will be manufactured in that period,” he added.

Giving a stock of the COVID vaccination drive conducted across different states in the country, Paul said that nearly 18 crore doses of COVID19 vaccine have been administered in India till date. The number of vaccines administered in the US stands at around 26 crores and comparing the figures, India stands in third place.

“We are happy to report that 1/3rd of 45 and above are protected. 45 and above age group contributes to 88% of deaths,” Paul said.

Sputnik V vaccines from Russia arrive in Hyderabad vaccination drive latest  news | India News – India TV

Further clarifying about vaccine manufacturing in the country Paul said, “Around 216 crore doses of vaccines will be manufactured in India between August-December and with this flow, vaccines will be available for all as we move forward.”

The Department of Biotechnology along with other concerned departments, MEA have been in touch with Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson from the starting phase. They were officially asked if they’d like to send doses to or manufacture in India.

However, the abroad vaccine manufacturing companies had said that they are working in their own way and they would talk of vaccine availability in Q3, in 2021, informed Paul.

We are connected to them. I’m hopeful that they’ll step forward to increase availability in India. Any vaccine that is approved by FDA, WHO can come to India. Import license will be granted within 1-2 days. No import license is pending,” clarified Paul.

Meanwhile, Russian scientists said that the phase 3 trial of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is clear, transparent and fully complies with the regulatory standards that exist for the provision of clinical trial data.

Sputnik V vaccine: India receives first consignment from Russia | The News  Minute

The clarification comes after concerns were raised by various scientists over data discrepancies and substandard reporting of interim data of the Coronavirus jab.

A team of scientists from universities in the US, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Russia had earlier flagged concerns over Sputnik V Phase 3 trial, specifically on discrepancies in data sharing, trial protocols, inconsistencies in data reported and numerical results.

“We lack some crucial information, such as the clinical parameters determining suspected Covid-19, what diagnostic protocols were used, when the PCR testing was done, what specific method was used, or how many amplification cycles were used,” said the scientists in the ‘online first’ section of medical journal The Lancet.

They had also pointed out problematic data and lack of transparency in the published Phase 1/2 results.

Clear and transparent regulatory standards exist for provision of clinical trial data, including data reported in clinical study reports that are considered sufficient for regulatory review and approvals. The reporting of the interim analysis in the Phase 3 Sputnik V clinical trial fully complies with those standards,” said scientists from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in Moscow.

Their reply was also published in the Lancet’s ‘online first’ section.

“It is on this basis that Sputnik V has received registration in 51 countries, which confirms our full transparency and compliance with the regulatory requirements,” they added.

The scientists noted that “the safety and immunogenicity of the Sputnik V vaccine has been confirmed in multiple studies”, including in Argentina, where vaccination with Sputnik V began.

“Authorised in 64 countries with a population of 3.2 billion people, #SputnikV consistently demonstrates safety and efficacy in real world data from Argentina, Mexico, Hungary and other countries,” SputnikV tweeted with a link to the Russian scientists’ reply.

Sputnik V: 1st batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccine arrives in India - The  Economic Times Video | ET Now

In April, Sputnik V, developed by Russia’s Gamaleya National Center, became the third vaccine to be cleared for use in India, after the Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin were cleared in January.

With an efficacy of 91.6 per cent, Sputnik V was the first vaccine against Covid-19 in the world.

It will be available in markets across the country from early next week, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) announced on Thursday.


♪ Song Mo Maa Lyrics – Aseema Panda Full Video | Naina Dash l Himagni l Nandu | Mother’s Day Special |♪

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Mo Maa Lyrics by Aseema Panda is Latest Odia song sung by Aseema Panda and this brand new song is featuring Naina Dash, Himagni Dutta, Devanshi Jena. Mo Maa song lyrics are penned down by Prakash Chandra Jena while music is given by Santanu Kumar Sia and video is directed by Somio R.

♪ Mo Maa Song Credits :

♪Song – MO MAA

♪Starring – Naina Dash, Himagni Dutta, Devanshi Jena

♪Singer: Aseema Panda

♪Music: Santanu Kumar Sia

♪Lyrics: Prakash Chandra Jena

♪Label: Tarang Music

Music Lyrics :

Ooo Maaa MOo Maaa

Rati Pahile Munda Aunsi

Nidaru Uthau Tu,

Kauthi Hajila Se Mitha Samay

Miluni Khojile Mu.

Dara Lagile Jhunti Padile

Pakhe Heijau Thia;

Kolare Tikie Munda Aaujei

Sune To Dho Baiaa…

O Maaa… Mo Maaa…..||

Mane Padigale To Gelha Akata

Othu Ape Hasa Jharije

Kete Dusta Hue Tathapi Maalo

To pain Mu Suna Pila Tie;

Jharae Luha Kete Akhiru Tu Mane Padile Maaa

, Laguchhi Eithi Chhidatu Heichhu

Dakuchhu Aa Dhana Aa;

O Maaa… Mo Maaa…..||

Kete Bhida Ethi Keteje Gahali

Thaki Paduchhi Mu Eka Eka,

Tathapi Daruni, Sahas Marini Jane

Tu Achhu Chhai Parika;

Bela Budile Jebe Mu Phere

Dande Heithau Thia

, Akhire Ajibi Nache Sei Chhabi

De To Sitala Chhuan;

O Maaa… Mo Maaa…..|| _

Video credits:

♪Starring – Naina Dash, Himagni Dutta, Devanshi Jena

Cinematography/ Edit – Somio R

Production Head – Bighneswar Panda

Banner – Tarang Music

Streaming Partner : Tarang Plus

Produced by – Odisha Television Network

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Love You Too |♪ Full Video Song | Odia Album | Aseema Panda | Abhishek Panda | Subhashree | Ashwin|♪

♪ Song Credits: Love You Too

 Singer: Satyabrata Bindhani, Aseema Panda

Lyrics: Santhosh Kumar Pradhan

Music Director : Soumya Ranjan Panda

Love You Tooo..

Tote khoje kain mo najara

Nija tharu lagu besi nijara

Mo sathi re Mo chhati re

Rakhichhi tote re mun

Love You Too Kahi de tu…..

M- Love you Too kahideli Mun…

Tote khoje kain mo najara

Nija tharu lagu besi nijara (2)…..

To sathire kete Gapu Gapu

Lagilu tu ete Bhala

M- Kie kaha Janithila

Sajibu Premika Mora

F- Tote kain ete Pae Mun Bhala

Mana khoje tote Sanja Skala

Ohh mahire to Premare

Diwani Sajichhi mun

Love You Too Kahi de tu

Love You Too kahideli Mun……

F- Kouthu Prema Ranga Ani

Delu E Deha re Boli

M- Lage Mote To Pain

Sabu Mun Pai Gali

M- Lage Mote To Pain

Sabu Mun Pai Gali

F- Mana Kahe tu Nijara

To Bina Sabu Dishe Andhara

O Sathi re Sunija Thare

Kahuchhi Aji Re Mun

Love You Too Kahide Tu

M- Love You Too Kahi Deli Mun……..


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Watch the Full Video Song of Love You Too an Odia Album. Love You Too stars Abhishek Panda and Subhashree Jena. This Song is under the banner of Amara Muzik.Produced by Ramesh Barik and Music Directed by Soumya Ranjan Panda.Amara Muzik is the Official Music Label of Love You Too.

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Neha Kakkar ( Nehu) Age, Boyfriend, Height, Husband, Family, Car, Incom,| Update |2021 |

Height – 5’0″ | Age – 32 Years |

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Female Singer Neha Kakkar Age, Height, Latest Biography 2019, Wiki, Net Worth, Boyfriend . Neha Kakkar is a well known bollywood female singer who has sung many popular Bollywood Songs . She is popularly known as ” Selfie Queen ” among her fans. She came into limelight when she participated as a contestant in Indian Idol in 2006 and later on in the year 2019 Neha was a judge on the tenth season of Indian Idol 10 together with Vishal Dadlani.

Bio :

Profession(s) – Actress, Singer

Physical Status & more :

Height (approx) – in centimeters – 152 cm

-in meters – 1.52in

-in Feet Inches – 5’0″

Eye Colour – Brown

Hair Colour – Black

Personal Life :

Date of Birth – 6 June 1988

Age ( As an 2021) – 33 years

Birthplace – Rishikesh , Uttarakhand, India

Adress – Mumbai

Zodiac sign – Gemini

Nationality – India

Hometown – Delhi, India

School – New Holy Public School, Delhi

Collage – Did Not Attend

Cast – Khatri

Riligion – Hindu

Flim : Is Life Main (2010)

TV : Indian Idol 2 (2005-2006)

Singing : “Baloo – Blue Them ” in the Flim Blue (2009)


Father – Rishikesh Kakker

Mother – Niti Kakker

Brother – Tony Kakker

Sister – Sonu Kakker

Neha Kakkar boyfriends affairs, and marital status now :

Marital Status – Married

Marriage Date – 14 oct 2020

Husband – Rohonpreet Singh ( panjabi /singer )

Money Factor :

Salary – 1.5 lacs/song (INR)

Net Worth , House, & Cars :

Net WorthRs. 15 Crore (approx)
Monthly Salary / IncomeRs. 10-15 lac per Song / Per Episode
House Luxury House in Mumbai
CarsMercedes Benz GLS 350 , Audi and BMW

Figure Measurements , Size , Height & Weight :-

Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
HeightFeet – 4 feet 9 inchesMeters – 1.48 mCentimeters – 148 cm
WeightIn Kilograms – 46 Kg
Figure MeasurementsSize – 32BHips Size – 26 InchesWaist Size – 32 InchesFigure Measurements – 32-26-32Shoe Size – 5 US

Career / Awards & Achievements :-

In the Year 2008 Neha Kakkar launched her first Singing album ” Neha- the Rock Star ” which has become a instant hit and gained her immense popularity in the indian music industry. In 2014 she was the female singer in the very popular songunny Sunny” with Honey Singh. She has also made Special Appearances in the Comedy Nights with Kapil Sharma. She started singing at the age of 4 in bhajans and aartis at various religious events.

Awards & Achievements : PTC Punjabi Music Award for Best/ Duo Group  for the song and Film Pyaar Te Jaguar in the year 2016PTC Punjabi Music Best Duet Vocalist Award for the song and Film Paat Lainga in the year 2017Zee Rishtey Award For Favourite Judge for the realty show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa (Reality Show) in the year 2017Nominated for Female Vocalist of The Year for the Film and Song  ” Badri ki Dulhania”

Neha Kakkar is generally termed as the ‘storehouse of talent’ and the ‘chota packet and bada dhamaka’ of the bollywood industry.  She has gained immense popularity among her fans for her peppy tracks and also gained name amongst her punjabi fans too and she is also called as a ” Chulbuli Singer

Favourites :-

Favorite Food – Moong dal halwa, french fries, rasgulla, ragi chips etc

Favorite Actor – Saharu khan

Favorite Actress – Jaqueline fernendez

Favourite Destination – Switzerland

Favourite Film – The Shaukeens

Favorite Hobbies – Singing

Favourite Musician – A R Rehman & Yo Yo Honey Singh 

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Today Lockdown Report | may 8 |Stalin’s big decision after being sworn in as chief minister. Full lockdown in Tamil Nadu for two weeks from Monday.

Odishaportal: The Tamil Nadu government has declared a “complete lockdown” in the state for two weeks from May 10 due to the rapid rise in cases of Covida-18 infection. The government yesterday ordered a “lockdown” in the state a day after a record 26,000 new infections were detected.

In a statement, Chief Minister M.K. “The” lockdown “was issued for” inevitable reasons, “Stalin said. The “complete lockdown” will be in force in the state from 4 am on May 10 to 4 am on May 26. He added that he had a review meeting with the district commissioners on Friday. Such a decision is based on the information and opinions obtained from it. Medical experts also suggested this.

The “lockdown” announcement was made by MKK, who was sworn in as chief minister yesterday. The first important decision taken by Stalin.

Notably, the infectious cases are said to have escalated rapidly as all the major political parties in the state have been holding election rallies in defiance of the Kovidh cuts. The Madras High Court has strongly criticized the Election Commission.


Coronavirus 2021 | MAY8 | India Can Achieve ‘Herd Immunity’ After October, But COVID19 Vaccination Needs A Boost: SBI Report |

Mumbai: India would be able to achieve “herd immunity” only after October, and the country needs to drastically scale up its vaccination drive, a SBI Ecowrap report said on Friday

India Can Achieve 'Herd immunity' After October, But COVID19 Vaccination Needs A Boost: SBI Report
India Can Achieve 'Herd immunity' After October, But COVID19 Vaccination Needs A Boost: SBI Report

he report said that till date, the country has given around 16.50 crore vaccine doses with around 13.10 crore having taken the first round and the remaining 3.15 crore have taken both the required doses.

Accordingly, the percentage of people who have availed both doses is around 19.5 per cent of the total vaccination jabs given so far, at the average rate of 17 lakh per day in May, compared with an average of 28

Given this trend, India can only be able to vaccinate 15 per cent of her population by October 2021 (which is required for herd immunity, given the other countries’ trends), but only if we are able to vaccinate around 55 lakh persons daily in Sep-Oct,” said the report, authored by Dr Soumya Kanti Ghosh, Group Chief Economic Advisor to SBI.

Genomic Study Points to Natural Origin of COVID-19 – NIH Director's Blog

He added that since vaccination is the only driver as of now to contain the Covid scourge, and the researchers analysed the estimated ideal share of each state in total vaccines based on distribution parameters including population in 18-plus age, total deaths, Covid cases and deaths and juxtaposed it with the vaccination distribution.

The results showed that Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and Chhattisgarh may have received lower vaccine doses than they require, whereas, states like Rajasthan, Kerala, West Bengal and Gujarat have received more doses.

For instance, it said if Maharashtra’s share should have been 17.8 per cent in the total vaccine allocation, as per current data, it is getting only 10.1 per cent and with more in the pipeline, this share would be only 10.2 per cent, making it well below the requirements.

Thus, these states with a lower share of vaccines would need to procure a large number of vaccines in future from the manufacturers to fill the gap.

“However, we also need to understand that there will be always a gap in ex-ante and ex-post vaccine distribution given the spread of Covid-19 has been almost difficult to predict,

World Update | may 8 | 2021 | Google Photos Storage Reduced, To Offer Only 15GB Free Space From June 1

Google Photos Storage Reduced, To Offer Only 15GB Free Space From June 1

Pixel users will continue to get unlimited free “high quality” photo backups on Google Photos

Google collects a frightening amount of data about you. You can find and  delete it now - CNET

However, this change doesn’t apply to those who own a Pixel 2 or later, XDA Developers reported.

Pixel users will continue to get unlimited free “high quality” photo backups on Google Photos. However, those who don’t own a Pixel phone will have to get a Google One subscription, which starts at $1.99 per month ($19.99 per year) for 100GB.

The company, last year in November, announced that it would no longer offer unlimited free storage for “high quality” photos on Google Photos starting June 1, 2020.

The company had revealed that it would limit free storage on Google Photos to 15GB and users would have to pay for a monthly Google One subscription for any additional storage.


Since photos and videos uploaded to Google Photos before the deadline won’t count towards the new 15GB limit, users should probably upload all their precious memories right away and avoid paying for the Google One subscription, the report said.

COVID-19 update | may 7 | 2021 | Third Wave May Not Happen If Strong Steps Taken: Scientific Advisor

Covid third wave may not happen if we take strong measures: Govt's top scientific  advisor

New Delhi: Two days after warning that the third wave of Covid is inevitable, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, K. VijayRaghavan on Friday stepped back, saying that it may not happen if strong steps and measures are taken.

Addressing the Union Health Ministry press briefing, he said: “If we take strong steps and measures, the third wave may not happen in all the places or indeed anywhere at all.

“It all depends on how much the guidelines are effectively implemented at local level.”

Asked about reports of mucormycosis among Covid-19 patients, NITI Aayog’s Member, Health, Prof V.K. Paul said: “Mucormycosis (Black Fungus) is detected mostly in diabetic patients. We want to reassure that there is no major outbreak and we are doing proper surveillance of the situation.”

He pointed out that there are three factors triggering this fungal infection: uncontrolled diabetes, immunosuppression because of steroids or any other disease and exposure to a wet surface.

“Mucormycosis is absolutely preventable and if one’s diabetes is under control, there is no reason to worry,” Paul said.

Meanwhile, Additional Secretary, Health, Arti Ahuja said: “States and UTs, including Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, are showing early signs of plateauing or decrease in daily new Covid cases.”

About vaccine coverage, she said: “So far, a total 16.50 crore doses have been administered across all eligible categories. Over 12.66 crore people above 45 years have administered vaccines. 1,59 health care workers, 2.13 crore frontline workers and 11.81 lakh people aged between 18 to 44 years have been administered vaccines.”

As per government data, there are 24 states where the positivity rate is more than 15 per cent, nine states have a positivity rate between five to 15 per cent and three states have a positivity rate less than five per cent. The country is reporting daily new cases growth rate of one per cent in the last seven days.

Twelve states/UTs have more than one lakh active cases, seven states and UTs have 50,000 to one lakh active cases, and 17 have less than 50,000 active cases.