After declaring Jammu University a non-micro containment zone, new Covid-19 guidelines were issued by the University officials on Sunday.
The authorities allowed the University employees to resume their work from 19th April as maximum students tested negative in the RTPCR test for corona virus. The new notice issued would be applicable till 30th April.
According to the new guidelines, the University teaching staff constituting Campus Deans, Heads, Director of the respective teaching departments, Directorates, Dean student welfare, Administrative officers, Deputy Registrars, Assistant Registrars and other controlling officers including library staff would be resuming their works by travelling to the University.
The non-teaching staff which constitutes employees below the rank of Assistant registrar would be working online under the supervision of their respective controlling officers, provided they keep their mobiles switched on. Covid negative employees could be called to the University by the controller office in need hours.
The controlling officer would be responsible for all the offline work done in respect to their departments following the SOPs provided by the Administration. while the teaching will continue in online mode.
The working of essential University services like security, healthcare and sanitisation will be continued. The students are free to reside in the University hostel on contacting the warden.
No employee would be allowed to travel out of Station without prior permission from the respect controlling officer, the notice read. Also, he would be allowed inside the campus after presenting a covid negative report lasting for 72 hours, if the employee has travelled out of the UT.
Keeping the rise in cases in consideration, the notice has issued regular sanitisation of the University campus including the Hostel and residences.
New guidelines would be updated by the University on its web portals.
India records 15,981 COVID-19 cases, 166 fatalities in a day
India recorded 15,981 COVID-19 cases in a day taking the infection tally to 3,40,53,573 while 166 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,51,980, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data on Saturday.
The number of active Covid cases has declined to 2,01,632 and comprises 0.60 per cent of the total infections. The national recovery rate was recorded at 98.07 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed.
In a day, the active COVID-19 caseload declined by 2,046. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,33,99,961, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.
A total of 9,23,003 tests were conducted on Friday, taking the cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 58,98,35,258.
Over 97.23 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered in the country till now under the nationwide vaccination drive.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
India logs 16,862 new COVID cases, 379 fresh fatalities
India logged 16,862 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,40,37,592, while the active cases declined to 2,03,678, the lowest in 216 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
The death toll climbed to 4,51,814 with 379 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 30,000 for 21 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 110 consecutive days now.
The active cases comprise 0.60 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.07 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said. A decrease of 2,908 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 11,80,148 tests were conducted on Thursday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 58,88,44,673. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.43 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 46 days.
The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 1.42 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 112 days, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,33,82,100, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 97.14 crore. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23. The 379 new fatalities include 174 from Haryana, 96 from Kerala and 35 from Maresharashtra. Haryana added the death figures after the report of the State Death Audit Committee, the ministry said. A total of 4,51,814 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,39,705 from Maharashtra, 37,922 from Karnataka, 35,853 from Tamil Nadu, 26,667 from Kerala, 25,089 from Delhi, 22,897 from Uttar Pradesh and 18,945 from West Bengal.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
Jammu achieves 100 percent vaccination
The Jammu district has achieved 100 percent vaccination of 1st dose in 18+ category and crossed 50 percent vaccination of 2nd dose so far.
CMO Jammu, Dr J P Singh said that this achievement could be made with the strenuous efforts of the entire staff involved in the vaccination exercise across Jammu district. He stressed upon all Health care workers to gear up for 2 yrs to 18 yrs Covid-19 vaccination with same dedication and devotion when launched.
Dr Jamwal appealed to the general masses who are not vaccinated to get themselves vaccinated soon in 18 plus category. He also urged upon all the persons even who have been vaccinated to follow Covid appropriate behavior strictly.
Meanwhile, celebration of achieving target of 100 crore vaccination in India and achieving 100 pc vaccination of 18 plus first dose category in UT of J&K and achievement of 100 percent vaccination of 18 plus in District Jammu was held at UPHC Shastri Nagar Jammu.
Director Health Services Jammu, Dr Renu Sharma was the chief guest on the occasion. Besides others CMO Jammu Dr JP Singh, Dy CMO Dr Poonam Sethi and DIO, Dr Ambika were also present. Certificates of appreciation were distributed among healthcare workers for their excellent work in Covid-19 vaccination programme.
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