COVID-19 update | Maharashtra minister asks Thane authorities to be prepared to tackle new variant scare

#Covid-19, #Eknath Shinde, #Maharashtra, #Omicron

Image: Twitter

Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday asked Thane district authorities and local civic officials to keep hospital facilities ready and ensure strict adherence among people to COVID-19 protocols in view of the emergence of a new variant of the infection.

The new B.1.1.529 variant detected in the southern part of Africa, which has now been named Omicron by the World Health Organisation, has been classified as a ‘Variant of Concern’ due to its reported high transmissibility.

ALSO READ: In-Depth | Omicron: All you need to know about new COVID-19 strain from South Africa

Shinde, during the meeting held through video conferencing, said the Maharashtra government was prepared to tackle any eventuality, and directed officials to carry out audits of COVID-19 hospitals and other facilities to ensure preparedness against any spike is at its optimum.

The minister said some of the treatment facilities shut due to a fall in case numbers must be kept ready for reopening as soon the need arises, district officials said.

News Related


Populer Nasional: Pelat Mobil Arteria Dahlan Hingga 4 Kali OTT dalam Sebulan

© Nur Azizah Pelat khusus itu bernomor 4196-07 yang digunakan pada kelima kendaraan miliknya. Jakarta: Anggota Komisi III DPR Arteria Dahlan menjadi sorotan publik karena menggunakan pelat nomor kendaraan khusus ... Read more »

Copa Africana: Islas Comoras podría alinear a jugador de campo como portero contra Camerún

La Copa África está en su punto álgido, pero como en toda competencia deportiva, el Covid-19 ha causado estragos que afectan a los participantes con distintas consecuencias. El cotejo que medirá ... Read more »

Big rise in complaints to banking watchdog over new 'KFC, Uber, pregnancy' loan rules

The Banking Ombudsman Scheme says it has seen complaints about lending delays double since the borrowing rules came into effect. The Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) requires banks ... Read more »

Hospitality hit by chronic staff shortages - 'Worst we've seen'

Queenstown hospitality operators, already battered by the dropoff in tourist numbers, are being further beaten up by chronic staff shortages. As a result, restaurants are cutting trading hours, copping complaints ... Read more »

Daily Covid infections in UK less than half recorded two weeks ago

Photograph: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images The UK detected 76,807 new Covid infections in the past 24 hours, a 54% drop on the 176,191 cases detected two weeks ago as the record-breaking ... Read more »

Calls for more security funding intensify after synagogue hostage standoff

The Temple Sinai in Atlanta sent an email this week to invite its congregants back to in-person Shabbat services – they’d been virtual for weeks because of COVID-19. © Charles ... Read more »

Bogor Tutup Akses ke Pusat Kota, Ganjil Genap Juga Berlaku

© MetroTV Hal ini diterapkan karena berdasarkan laporan dinas kesehatan setempat, Covid-19 di Bogor sudah mencapai 47 kasus positif. Bogor: Dalam rangka mengantisipasi lonjakan kasus Covid-19 varian Omicron, satuan petugas ... Read more »

Acusan a hombre de alterar el orden en un vuelo de Delta tras mostrar el trasero a otros pasajeros

© Getty Images iStock-1348770256.jpg Un pasajero a bordo de un vuelo de Delta Airlines de Dublín a Nueva York JFK fue acusado de agredir a la tripulación de cabina tras ... Read more »

Australia se blinda ante otro 'caso Djokovic': no podrá competir ningún deportista sin vacunar

© Twitter Frontera Australia Todo el revuelo mediático, político e internacional derivado del ‘Caso Djokovic‘ ha sido suficiente para Australia. Su Gobierno no quiere más casos similares y ya ha ... Read more »

Los uśmiecha się do Krzysztofa Piątka. Polak dostanie doskonałą szansę

© Fot. Kuba Atys / Agencja / / Agencja Gazeta Baraże 2022. Na kogo może trafić reprezentacja Polski? Rozstawione drużyny © Fot. Kuba Atys / Agencja Dusan Vlahović ... Read more »

EC allows rallies with up to 500 people for phase 1, 2

The Election Commission has allowed campaign relaxations in assembly constituencies that will go to polls in the first two phases even as it extended the ban on physical rallies and ... Read more »

Ships with liquefied gas change course: imports doubled

Liquefied gas has therefore become an alternative for Europe for gas from our own soil or via the pipelines. For years, that subterfuge was not really necessary. “The Gate terminal ... Read more »

Covid: Delhi records 45 deaths, highest since June 5; 11,486 cases

Delhi on Saturday recorded 45 deaths due to COVID-19, the highest since June 5, and 11,486 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 16.36 per cent, according to data shared ... Read more »

COVID-19 update | Maharashtra records 46,393 cases, 48 deaths

Representative image Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 46,393 new coronavirus cases including 416 Omicron infections and 48 pandemic-related deaths, the health department said. The daily new cases came down by more ... Read more »

High fertilizer prices could mean smaller crops for farmers

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Farmers across Mississippi are having to adjust to a steep rise in the price of fertilizer. The Mississippi State Extension Service recently released a study about how ... Read more »

Scientists scrutinise characteristics of new Omicron sub-variant BA.2

© Jean-Philippe Ksiazek, AFP. Studies are underway to find out the precise characteristics of the latest Covid-19 variant ‘BA.2’. It already accounts for the majority of most recent cases in ... Read more »

Royal Mail hit by decade high of more than 1m complaints last year

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Finnbarr Webster/Alamy Royal Mail received more than a million complaints from householders last year, the highest level for a decade. An analysis of Royal ... Read more »

New CDC data shows more people getting COVID Omicron variant

New CDC data shows more people getting COVID Omicron variant Read more »

Why you might be leasing not buying your next couch

shironosov | iStock | Getty Images Before eventually moving to California, the grandson of one of interior designer Phyllis Harbinger's wealthy clients who had just graduated from college opted to ... Read more »

Behind GM, Ford's aggressive new electric vehicle strategy is old-time financing: Cash

The cab to a Ford all-electric F-150 Lightning truck prototype is seen on an automated guided vehicle (AGV) at the Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, Michigan, September 16, 2021.Rebecca ... Read more »

ECI extends ban on physical rallies, road shows in poll bound states till January 31

(Representative image) Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the Election Commission of India on January 22 extended the ban on physical rallies and roadshows till January 31, 2022. ... Read more »

Covid-19 deaths rise by 30 in Scotland

The number of Covid-19 deaths in Scotland has risen by 30 in the past 24 hours, Scottish Government figures have shown. It means the death toll under this measurement – ... Read more »

Exclusive: SEBI pulls up PTC India Financial, says no board meeting till corporate governance issue addressed

Securities and Exchange Board of India has pulled up PTC India Financial Services (PFS), asking the company not to hold a board meeting until the corporate governance issues are addressed ... Read more »

Lata Mangeshkar's health shows signs of improvement

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar‘s health is showing signs of improvement, her team has confirmed. “Heartfelt request for the disturbing speculation to stop. Update from Dr Pratit Samdani, Breach Candy Hospital. ... Read more »

School bus driver shortages affecting families across the country

School bus driver shortages are having a ripple effect on schools, students and families across the country – and have already forced schools in at least nine states to request ... Read more »

Cuba relaxes COVID requirements for Russian tourists arriving in groups

Cuba’s embassy in Moscow told that the entry regulations had been relaxed for Russian travelers due to an improving epidemiological situation in the country Read more »

Sibir nuclear-powered icebreaker arrives at homeport of Murmansk from Baltic Shipyard

In Murmansk, the Sibir will start operating along the Northern Sea Route Read more »

Bitcoin pyramid schemes wreak havoc on Brazil's 'New Egypt'

CABO FRIO, Brazil — In April, Brazil’s federal police stormed the helipad of a boutique seaside hotel in Rio de Janeiro state, where they busted two men and a woman ... Read more »

End of tech party hits wealth Jeff Bezos hard: $25 billion up in smoke

The rapidly deteriorating mood is particularly noticeable on the Nasdaq, where many tech giants are listed. From its peak in November last year, the technology stock market has already fallen ... Read more »

Pasien Omicron Meninggal Dunia, Kemenkes: Lansia Belum Vaksinasi

© VIVA Ilustrasi varian Omicron. VIVA – Kementerian Kesehatan RI mencatat dua kasus konfirmasi Omicron meninggal dunia. Juru bicara Kementerian Kesehatan RI, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, M.Epid, mengatakan bahwa salah ... Read more »

Kasus Covid-19 Terus Naik, Pakar Sarankan Sejumlah Upaya yang Harus Dilakukan

© Copyright (c) 2016 TEMPO.CO foto TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Kasus Covid-19 di Indonesia terus naik sampai lebih dari 3.000, per hari ini, Sabtu, 22 Januari 2022. Direktur Penyakit Menular WHO ... Read more »

Ministop joins French fry war in Japan with larger Bucket Potato as McDonald's reel from potato shortage

Ministop’s Bucket |Potato Ministop has joined the French fries war in Japan by offering its Bucket Potato, which has three times the amount of their X Fried Potatoes for 641 ... Read more »

364 RT di DKI Jakarta Masuk Zona Rawan Penyebaran Covid-19

© Selamat Saragih Dari seluruh wilayah DKI Jakarta hanya Kepulauan Seribu yang sampai saat ini belum memiliki zona rawan penyebaran covid-19. Jakarta: Sebanyak 364 rukun tetangga (RT) yang ada di ... Read more »

German government: natural gas is an interim solution in the energy transition

Photo: ANP The use of natural gas is necessary as an interim solution for the energy transition. The German government wrote this in a letter to the European Commission. Berlin ... Read more »

8 Features of The Best Forex Trading Platforms

Retail trading is a robust industry. Around the world, millions of people buy and sell currencies online, and the term “Forex” is now associated with broad portfolios comprising currencies, stocks, ... Read more »

Shell looks at sustainable projects in France with €4 billion in its pocket

According to Van Beurden, Shell is looking at possible investments in French offshore wind farms, charging stations for electric cars and the production of hydrogen and biofuel for aircraft. France ... Read more »

The 21-year-old College Cuber makes $8,000 mosaics of sports stars using cubes

Dylan Sadiq, known as “The College Cuber” charges $8,000 for his mosaics made of cubes. Pro teams including the NBA's Detroit Pistons have purchased the artwork.Courtesy: Dylan Sadiq | The ... Read more »

Epidemiolog Ingatkan Pentingnya Booster untuk Cegah Omicron

© Copyright (c) 2016 TEMPO.CO foto TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Epidemiolog dari Universitas Sriwijaya, Iche Andriany Liberty, mengatakan pemberian vaksin COVID-19 penguat atau booster harus digencarkan ke masyarakat sebagai salah satu ... Read more »

In Pics: Reliance Industries' recent acquisitions and investments

Reliance Retail Ventures (RRVL), through its wholly-owned subsidiary 7-India Convenience Retail, entered into a master franchise agreement with 7-Eleven, Inc (SEI) for the launch of 7-Eleven convenience stores in India. ... Read more »

Experts seriously doubt whether patent waivers on Covid-19 vaccines will ever come to be

It's been well over a year since a landmark proposal brought the issue of patent waiver for the mRNA Covid vaccine to the spotlight. But many observers don't see that ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic