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40 lakh underneath surveillance for COVID-19, it informs RS

Latest News Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy. File

Union Minister of State for Residence G. Kishan Reddy. File
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40 lakh underneath surveillance for COVID-19, it informs RS

The Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday knowledgeable the Rajya Sabha that information on police excesses throughout COVID-19 lockdown was not maintained centrally. As on September 10, a complete of about 40 lakh individuals have been saved underneath surveillance within the wake of the pandemic, it acknowledged.

Greater than 30 vaccine candidates have been supported they usually had been in numerous phases of growth, three candidates had been in superior stage of Part I/II/III trials and greater than 4 candidates in superior pre-clinical growth stage, Minister of State for Residence G. Kishan Reddy stated in a written reply.

Mr. Reddy stated that police and public order had been State topics as per seventh schedule of the Structure. “Therefore, the actions are taken by the respective State Governments. Information pertaining to complaints and circumstances registered/First Data Report (FIR) concerning harassment/harm/dying of people in imposing the COVID-19 lockdown throughout the nation will not be maintained centrally,” he acknowledged.

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Mr. Reddy was responding to a query by the Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge on situations of extreme police measures resulting in harassment/harm/dying of people in imposing the lockdown throughout the nation.

The lockdown was first imposed on March 24 and was prolonged subsequently until June. From June onward phase-wise opening of varied sectors had been allowed.

Responding to a separate query, MoS Residence Nityanand Rai stated there have been 1,697 laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing and about 1 million samples had been being examined a day. As on September 10, a complete of 5.four crore samples have been examined.

“Central Authorities has been protecting an in depth watch on the scenario because the first case of COVID-19 was reported in China. Quickly after the outbreak of novel coronavirus on seventh January, 2020, a number of measures like progressive tightening of worldwide journey, issuing advisories for members of the general public, organising quarantine services and so on. had been taken by the Central Authorities to comprise the unfold of COVID-19,” he stated.