The Vaccine Task Force set up earlier in April is co-chaired by Paul and Vijay Raghavan and met on April 16 and April 20 to approve the decisions.
A new private-public partnership initiative called Aarogya Setu Mitr, available on the Aarogaya Setu app, will offer free online Covid-19-related consultation from the Tata Group, Tech Mahindra and Swasth, which is a collaboration of other related entities.
Reviving the economy and the business environment now tops Prime Minister Narendra Modi's priority list, defining the way ahead after the lockdown as the rising recovery rate, almost 27%, has given government the confidence to roll out substantive relaxations from Monday.
Ahead of the scheduled end of the extended nationwide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met key ministers including Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman apparently to discuss an exit strategy.
"This job (of bringing migrants back) is not possible unless special trains are run. Buses will not be able to complete the task given the volumes. Run point-to-point trains, like from Nagpur to Jaipur. Till now, the policy on migrant labour was all up in the air — I had to point this out to the PM and now the order came," said Ashok Gehlot.
Rajasthan orders Covid-19 checks for pregnant women in hotspots, UP restarts community check-ups and home visits for pregnant women, infants
A government order said all central government employees and those with PSUs (public sector units) and autonomous bodies should download the app and must review their “status” on the app before starting from home for office. Officials should only commute when the app shows ‘safe’ or ‘lowrisk’ status and should not come to office and self-isolate for 14 days if they are detected as ‘moderate’ or ‘high-risk”.
Officials said the Centre has asked states to consider a similar approach in their respective red and orange zone districts by sending teams door-to-door or encouraging self-declaration of symptoms on the Aarogya Setu app.
The total number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh rose by 222 - of which 165 new cases were from Indore - to reach 2387.
There were many highlights from the Prime Minister’s conference with CM’s on Monday, government sources say.
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