Continuing to witness a decline in daily fresh infections, Telangana on Wednesday clocked 3,762 new Covid-19 cases taking the tally to over 5.63 lakh, while the toll stood at 3,189 with 20 more deaths.
Telangana Cabinet will meet on May 30 to discuss several issues, including the extension of the ongoing lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Indigenously developed Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin has reached 30 cities in 30 days despite quite a few employees being hit by SARS-CoV-2, a top official of Bharat Biotech said on Tuesday.
Telangana on Tuesday recorded 3,821 new cases of Covid-19 and 23 deaths. Also, there is a slight decrease in the number of active cases from 39,206 a day ago to 38,706. The numbers have consistently decreased from 80,000 at the beginning of the month to the current figure, 38,706. With this, the cumulative cases so far stands at 5,60,141, while the death toll at 3,169.
Task Force police on Tuesday arrested two persons in Bahadurpura for selling remdesivir injections at Rs 20,000 each. Police recovered 18 injections from the accused duo — Salman Raju and Aravind.
The problem of sewage overflow that was inconveniencing residents of Journalists Colony, on Road Number 3, Banjara Hills for several weeks, was finally cleared after the grievance was aired on TOI’s citizen reporter app. Within a few days after it was published in these columns on May 14, officials of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) swung into action and resolved the issue.
Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is likely to get pre-qualification approval from WHO by August with the company informing the government that it is currently in the process of submitting documents, particularly regarding validation of one of its manufacturing facilities.
The Hyderabad city civil courts legal services authority (CCCSLA), which has been at the forefront in reaching out to the poor and stranded with food and masks ever since the lockdown was declared, has received a fillip when it received offers of support from womenfolk.
For the first time in the city since the first Covid-19 case was reported in 2020, a team of doctors and volunteers have come together to pay Covid-affected elderly and specially-challenged persons a visit to their homes and provide them care free of cost.
The roll out of Ayurvedic medicines for mucormycosis (black fungus) patients will begin from Wednesday at the Government ENT Hospital and Gandhi Hospital, the two designated hospitals in the state for treatment of mucormycosis cases.
After halting the Covid-19 inoculation completely for 10 days, the Telangana government on Tuesday finally eased its policy by allowing private hospitals and private vaccination centres to vaccinate everyone above 18 years.
Reeling under the second Covid-19 wave, the darker side of human nature is coming to the fore as an increasing number of elderly patients are being dumped and forgotten in old age homes across Hyderabad.