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Follow COVID-appropriate behaviour to avoid lockdown: Maharashtra CM to people amid concerns over new strain

Asking people not to lower their guard against coronavirus in view of the new Omicron variant detected in South Africa, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said the state cannot afford to have another lockdown and in order to avoid it, everyone must follow COVID-appropriate behaviour.

Follow COVID-appropriate behaviour to avoid lockdown, says Maharashtra CM

Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

Swiss voters on Sunday gave clear backing to legislation that introduced a system with special COVID-19 certificates under which only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative can attend public events and gatherings.

Third Omicron case detected in UK, face masks compulsory from Tuesday

  • A third case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been detected in the UK, the Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Sunday.
  • The latest case, like the two others, is linked to travel to southern Africa, where the variant was identified, but the individual is no longer in the UK.

COVID-19: Chhattisgarh sees 30 new cases, zero death; 17 recover

178 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths in Telangana

New guidelines for international travellers

New guidelines for international travellers

Countries at Risk

Countries at Risk

Health Ministry guidelines: Travellers from countries excluding those ‘countries at risk’ will be allowed to leave airport & shall self-monitor health for 14 days

A sub-section (5% of total flight passengers) shall undergo post-arrival testing at random at the airport on arrival

As per Health Ministry’s guidelines, travellers from ‘countries at-risk’ will need to take COVID test post arrival & wait for results at airport

Union Health Ministry revises guidelines for international arrivals in India to be effective from Dec 1

Mandates submitting 14 days travel details, uploading negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha portal before the journey

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee & demands revising COVID-19 death toll

ammu and Kashmir reports 145 COVID-19 cases, two fatalities

Infection tally rises to 3,36,531, death toll 4,475. There are now 1,658 active cases of the disease in the union territory.

Taiwan sends jets after 27 Chinese planes enter buffer zone

Taiwan said 27 Chinese aircraft entered its air defense buffer zone on Sunday, the latest in a long series of incursions as part of Beijing’s pressure on the self-ruled island.

Tamil Nadu reported 736 new COVID cases, 772 recoveries, and 9 deaths today

Coronavirus: MP logs 18 new cases, zero death; active count at 122

UPTET paper leak | STF today arrested more than 26 members of the gangs involved in paper solving & leaking question paper, from different parts of the state and recovered the question papers, mobile, pen drive and notes: UP Police

COVID-19: Morocco halts all incoming air travel from around the world

We raised issues of farmers, Chinese aggression, inflation, diesel & petrol prices, unemployment, price rise of essential commodities&flood compensation. The VP asked us to cooperate for smooth run of RS. We requested him to ask Govt to take every party along

– LoP in RS, M Kharge

Government of India continues to keep track of the evolving situation; Home Secretary chairs high level review meeting

  • Focus on enhancing Genomic Surveillance of incoming passengers from ‘at risk’ countries
  • States/UTs advised to keep strict Vigil at Airports and Ports
  • APHOs and PHOs instructed for strict supervision of testing protocol at airports/ ports

Indians can leave Israel as long as flights are available. Only permanent residents can enter Israel. So Indians who have been working, living, studying in Israel already can come in, no problem with that

– Ambassador of Israel to India Naor Gilon

Japanese movie ‘Ring Wandering’ wins Golden Peacock Award at 52nd edition of IFFI

Jio to increase mobile services rates from December 1: Statement

Jio to increase mobile services rates from December 1: Statement

Nepal to ban all passengers arriving from South African countries in wake of new variant of COVID19, Omicron, says its Home Ministry

Top U.S. infectious disease official Fauci says Omicron Covid-19 variant a ‘clarion call’ for people to get vaccinated

NBC News interview

Delhi logs 32 new coronavirus cases, one more death. Positivity rate stands at 0.06 per cent: Health bulletin

Indonesia bans arrivals from 8 African countries due to Omicron variant

Uttarakhand Govt has asked authorities to test & isolate people returning from African countries. A person of Udham Singh Nagar, who returned from Congo, has tested negative in Truenet, Antigen & RT-PCR tests. He has been kept in isolation

– DG (Health) Dr Tripti Bahuguna

Kerala reported 4,350 fresh COVID cases, 5,691 recoveries, and 19 deaths today

  • Active cases: 47,001
  • Total recoveries: 50,46,219
  • Death toll: 39,838

Karnataka reports 315 fresh COVID cases, 236 recoveries, and 2 deaths today

  • Active cases: 6831
  • Total recoveries: 2950542
  • Death toll: 38198

Corruption in recruitment has become identity of BJP government in Uttar Pradesh

– Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on UPTET paper leak

BJP won 329 wards out of declared 334 wards. Opp won 5 seats in this poll. BJP won nearly 100% seats in 11 out of 14 civic bodies. In Panisagar Nagar Panchayat, BJP emerged victorious in 12 out of 13 seats & secured 12 seats

– BJP president JP Nadda on Tripura civic polls

Pondy rains: Two-day holiday declared for schools, colleges

Netherlands finds 13 new Covid variant cases among S.Africa passengers

AIADMK has given assurance to the Central govt that the party will support them for smooth proceedings of Parliament and will also support all the bills: AIADMK MP, A Navaneethakrishnan said after attending NDA meet

UK to enforce new Covid rules from Tuesday

National People’s Party demands repeal of Citizenship (Amendment) Act at NDA meet

– Party leader Agatha Sangma to PTI

I congratulate Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb, State BJP president, and all party workers for this historic win. This is a win of democracy: BJP president JP Nadda

Govt is ready for discussion and debate on any topic (in the winter session of Parliament). There should be positive discussions: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Arjun Ram Meghwal in New Delhi

The Centre has so far given MSP on 23 commodities. YSR Congress Party wants extension of MSP regime to include marine & poultry products. We have also demanded a socio-economic caste census. We also demand 50% reservation to women

– YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy

YSRCP raised several issues in today’s all-party meeting, including adequate compensation to families of the farmers who died during their protest & enactment of (a law) on MSP following discussions with all stakeholders by a parliamentary committee

– YSRCP MP V Vijayasai Reddy

Closer watch on emerging pandemic situation within country will be maintained: MHA

Airport and sea port health officials to be sensitised for strict supervision of testing protocol: MHA

Decision on effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial int’l passenger services to be reviewed with evolving global scenario: MHA.

Genomic surveillance for COVID variants to be further strengthened and intensified: MHA

Govt to review SOP on testing, surveillance of international passengers, especially from countries identified as ‘at risk’ category: MHA

Global situation in wake of Omicron variant reviewed at meet chaired by Home Secy, Strengthening of preventive measures discussed: MHA

PM Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the road accident in Nadia, West Bengal. Rs 50,000 would be given to the injured: PMO

Maoist gunned down in Odisha’s Balangir district; arms and ammunition seized: Police

Decision on effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passengers service, to be reviewed, as per evolving global scenario

– Union Home Ministers following emergency meeting chaired by the home secretary on new COVID Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’

Govt to review SOP on testing & surveillance of incoming international passengers, especially for those countries identified ‘at risk’ category: Union Home Ministry

UPTET examination cancelled following leak of its question paper, Additional Director General Law and Order Prashant Kumar announced shortly before exam was to begin on Sunday

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Speaker Om Birla, demanding to ease out restrictions on media persons’ entry to the press gallery of the Parliament

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Speaker Om Birla, demanding to ease out restrictions on media persons’ entry to the press gallery of the Parliament

Bengaluru police deny permission to Munawar Faruqui’s stand-up comedy show in Bengaluru amid protest by Hindu right wing outfits which allege that the artist hurt Hindu sentiments in one of his shows

PTI reports

All social & cultural events, conferences, seminars, academic events, etc. in educational institutions may be postponed for 2 months: Karnataka govt in an advisory following recent COVID-19 clusters in Mysuru, Dharwad, & Bengaluru.

Karnataka Association of Resident Doctors calls for a statewide indefinite strike from Nov 29, withdrawing all the elective services including OPDs and elective OTs (excluding emergency services) in all the medical colleges affiliated with it over three-point demand

PM offers condolences to those who lost loved ones in WB road accident

31 parties participated in the all-party meeting today. 42 leaders from various parties participated in a constructive discussion. The govt is ready for any discussions permitted by the Chairman & the Speaker, without disruptions

– Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi

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