Corona Pandemic – Facts & True News Info 008

  • MoHFW has formed high-level multidisciplinary teams to support states in COVID-19 management
  • Govt approves “India COVID-19 Emergency Reponse & Health System Preparedness Package”, to be implemented in 3 phases
  • MoHFW issues guidelines on blood transfusion services, in light of COVID-19
  • Railways has produced 6 +lakhs reusable face masks & 40000+ litres hand sanitizer
  • MoHUA launches revised version of Swachhata App to handle queries specific to COVID-19
  • Aarogya Setu App informs user about the potential risk of infection & relevant medical advisories to contain spread of COVID-19
  • Railways distributed 8.5+ Lakh cooked meals to people in need amid lockdown
  • Food grains to be provided to non-NFSA beneficiaries with ration cards issued by State Governments
  • Extension of premium payment period for PLI & RPLI till 30th June 2020
  • NTA extends correction in the choice of centre cities in online application form for JEE (Main) 2020
  • TRIFED in collaboration with UNICEF & WHO to launch digital campaign for SHGs to ensure Tribal Gatherers carry on their work safely
  • Claim that Govt may reduce employee’s pension by 30% in light of #COVID-19 is Fake
  • ICMR expands COVID-19 Testing strategy, to include all symptomatic cases in hot spot areas
  • 146 Govt labs & 67 private labs made functional with above 16,000 collection centres
  • Domestic requirement and production of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been 100% ensured
  • 37,978 relief camps & shelters have been set up for 14.3 lakh stranded migrant workers & others
  • 26,225 food camps have also been set up, 1+ crore people being provided food
  • Fact: There is sufficient buffer stock of HCQ for domestic needs and only surplus is being exported
  • PMO reviews efforts of 11 Empowered Groups towards tackling COVID-19
  • MHRD launches #BharatPadheOnline campaign, to crowdsource ideas for improving Online Education ecosystem
  • Govt procured 1 LMT pulses & oilseeds during Rabi Season, benefits 75,984 farmers
  • Government exempts basic Custom Duty & Health Cess on import of medical equipments
  • States/ UTs directed to comply with lockdown measures & not allow any gathering/procession during upcoming festivals
  • Fact: MoHFW has not suspended the PC&PNDT Act, which prohibits sex selection before or after conception
  • Please stay at home and comply with lockdown guidelines to help yourself, family and community stay safe.
  • No need to panic. Essential commodities, Medicines, etc are / would be available. Stay at Home, Stay Safe.
  • 586 dedicated COVID Hospitals have been set up, with 1+ lakh isolation beds & 11,500+ ICU beds
  • Seagull BioSolutions, startup funded by DST develops kits for testing asymptomatic COVID-19 infections & gears up for vaccine production
  • NIPER-Guwahati designs innovative 3D-printed hands-free object and 3D-printed antimicrobial face-shield
  • NCC, NSS cadets & civil defence volunteers come forward to render their services in #FightAgainstCorona
  • DST: Scientists create super-absorbent gel to disinfect respiratory secretions
  • Fact: Thermal scanners cannot detect whether a person has COVID-19 infection

MyGov Corona Newsdesk

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