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The ministry of housing and urban affairs has sought clearances for the first phase of its ambitious project to construct a new parliament building.
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the government to make public data on migrant workers stranded in different parts of the country, relief camps or at workplaces.
Private diagnostic centres and hospital laboratories have seen a 50% increase in the number of requests for RT-PCR tests within a day of home ministry’s new guidelines for opening up lockdown.
The Covid-19 case fatality rate (CFR) for India was 2.84% on Friday, for the first time below 3% in the last one-and-a-half months. The rate indicates the percentage of people who have died of the pandemic among the total number of people who have tested positive.
Jharkhand is also following a similar model. The state’s rural development minister Alamgir Alam said: “We have given job cards to about 5 lakh migrants. We will be giving more. The problem is also that of delayed wages. We are tracking the progress to improve wage disbursal.”
Madhya Pradesh has been reporting very high numbers since May 9. It reported the highest single-day increase on May 24 at 294 cases.
State governments, including Odisha, Rajasthan, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal have told the Centre that resumption of passenger rail service would lead to a further increase in Covid-19 cases.
The government is seriously considering holding the monsoon session of Parliament even as Covid-19 numbers are increasing. However, the government might push the session by a few weeks. Usually, the month-long monsoon session begins in July-end. Due to the pandemic, the government is planning to hold it in August-end.
Delhi government's directive to private hospitals to reserve 20% of the beds for Covid-19 patients has raised concerns over cohorting of patients and increasing the pandemic spread in the city.
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