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ED grills Farooq Abdullah for six hours in JKCA graft case, People''s Alliance says it''s vendetta        NCW seeks explanation from Kamal Nath for his remarks against MP minister        Imran Khan incapable and clueless; betrayed people of Pakistan: Opposition leaders        Nawaz Sharif''s son-in-law arrested in Pakistan        Kerala''s Covid tally touches 3.33 lakh with 5,022 fresh cases        HC restrains Customs from arresting Sivasankar till Oct 23, suspended officer discharged from hospital        Buttler, bowlers guide RR to seven-wicket win over CSK        Punjab beat MI in second Super Over        Saina, Sindhu's biggest Graffiti in India unveiled        Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states        US polls: New Congress could have more Indian Americans to the House Advertisement        Active COVID-19 cases below 8 lakh for 2nd day in row; recovery rate 88.03 pc        Flood situation grim in parts of Telangana, Karnataka        Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint in UP        Army pressed into service in 4 flood-hit Karnataka dists; CM to undertake aerial survey        Pakistan pacer Umar Gul announces retirement from all forms of cricket        HDFC Bank Q2 net profit rises 16% to Rs 7,703 cr        Biden warns Trump wants to scrap health law        BJP govt has surrendered in front of criminals: Akhilesh        Rahul Gandhi, Capt Amarinder vow to force centre to revoke black farm laws        
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National News
ICMR’s second sero survey shows that India far from achieving herd immunity: Health Min
 
New Delhi: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that India is far from having achieved any kind of herd immunity which necessitates that people should continue following Covid-appropriate behaviour.

He cautioned that ICMR’s Sero survey report should not create a sense of complacency in people.

'The first sero survey of May 2020 revealed that the nationwide prevalence of novel coronavirus infection was only 0.73 per cent.

'Even the soon to be released second sero survey indications are that we are far from having achieved any kind of herd immunity which necessitates that all of us should continue following COVID appropriate behaviour,' Dr Vardhan Said.

Answering questions posed by his social media interactors on the third episode of Sunday Samvaad, the Minister dispelled fears regarding the phased opening of schools and advised on proper protocol to be followed while visiting salons and hair-spa.

The Union Health Minister asked everyone to always raise awareness regarding COVID appropriate behaviors which he himself does by stopping his car and asking non-compliant people to wear their masks. He re-emphasized on the need for wearing masks even in places of worship.

He said “the Pandemic can only be fought when the Government and society work together in tandem.”

The Health Minister also coined the slogan: 'Do gaj kee dooree, aur thodee samajhadaaree, padegee korona pe bhaaree (Two yards, and a little sense, Will fall heavily on the corona).

Regarding wide usage of investigational therapies such as Remdesivir & Plasma Therapies, the Health Minister stated that the Government has issued regular advisories regarding their rational usage.

The private hospitals have also been advised against routine use of these investigational therapies.

The doctors in the States and UTs are being made aware of this through webinars and during the tele-consultation session of AIIMS, New Delhi.

On the emerging evidence that the disease not only impacts our lungs but other organ systems too, especially cardiovascular and renal, the Minister said that the Ministry of Health has already set up committees of experts to look into these facets of COVID-19 and ICMR is also studying this subject.

ICMR is also actively investigating and researching reports of reinfection and although the number of reinfection cases is negligible at this moment, the government is fully seized of the importance of the matter.


ED grills Farooq Abdullah for six hours in JKCA graft case, People''s Alliance says it''s vendetta
NCW seeks explanation from Kamal Nath for his remarks against MP minister
Active COVID-19 cases below 8 lakh for 2nd day in row; recovery rate 88.03 pc
Flood situation grim in parts of Telangana, Karnataka
Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint in UP
BJP govt has surrendered in front of criminals: Akhilesh
Rahul Gandhi, Capt Amarinder vow to force centre to revoke black farm laws
Nitish Kumar claims to have worked for all classes of Bihar in poll campaign
PM Modi greets NSG on its raising day
Odisha by-election: Polling personnel will carry COVID kit
Fire breaks out in residential building in Kolkata
Will Koshyari write to Goa CM for reopening of temples? Awhad
PM assures Andhra, T'gana CMs of all help after heavy rains cause loss of lives, damage
Will continue struggle for restoration of Article 370, resolution of Kashmir issue: Mehbooba
UP govt issues guidelines for reopening of cinema halls
Cong spokesperson Kushboo quits party, says she was 'suppressed'
Power outage affects local train services, commuters hit hard
COVID-19 active caseload below 9 lakh for fourth consecutive day
BJP list for phase 2 of Bihar polls: Most MLAs retained, some dropped
CBI takes over investigation into Hathras incident
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
My whole life has been a miracle: Rajinikanth
 Mumbai: From starting out as a bus conductor to becoming one of the biggest stars of the: country,  
'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma tests positive for coronavirus
Coronavirus: Release of Ranveer Singh-starrer '83' put on hold
'Joker' earns Joaquin Phoenix his maiden Oscar
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Imran Khan incapable and clueless; betrayed people of Pakistan: Opposition leaders
 Karachi: Prime Minister Imran Khan is "incapable and clueless", and his government is worse than a d
Nawaz Sharif''s son-in-law arrested in Pakistan
Trump leans into fear tactics in bid to win Midwest states
US polls: New Congress could have more Indian Americans to the House Advertisement
KERALA NEWS
Kerala''s Covid tally touches 3.33 lakh with 5,022 fresh cases
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Monday recorded 7,469 recoveries and 5,022 new COVID-19 cases, pushing
Jnanpith awardee Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri dead
Kerala''s COVID-19 count crosses three lakh mark with 8,764 fresh cases
NCP welcomes Mani to LDF but not at cost of Pala seat
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