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Himachal Reports 69 Casualties in Last 24-Hours Including 3-Year-Old Boy; Total Active Cases Reach 35,124

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Shimla- In the last 24-hours, Himachal Pradesh reported 69 deaths due to coronavirus, taking the total death toll to 2,516 on Wednesday. According to official data, 3,396 new infections were reported on Wednesday. The number of active Covid patients in the state has now reached 35,124.

49 patients out of 69 who lost their lives in the last 24 hours had no comorbidities. The Kangra district reported the highest fatalities after 17 patients succumbed to severe symptoms of coronavirus. None of the patients who died in the district had any comorbidity, according to state data.

The state government today said that it has started the Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) Ward at Ayurvedic Hospital Dehra to accommodate Covid patients exhibiting severe symptoms. A similar ward has been set up at Palampur as well.

In the Sirmaur district, a 3-year-old boy also lost his life due to Severe Covid-19 pneumonia. The second wave of coronavirus has also proven deadly for children. Earlier this month, a 12-year-old boy from the Solan district had lost his life due to severe symptoms of Covid-19 that included acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). While last week a one-month-old baby in Shimla also succumbed to the infection. The infant was admitted to the pediatric department of Indira Gandhi Medical College in Shimla. Her cause of death, according to state data, was Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) with COVID 19 Pneumonia with late-onset neonatal sepsis.

On Wednesday, 15,559 people received their first dose of the Covid vaccine; While 95 people across the state received their second dose of coronavirus vaccine today. Out of 14,807 covid testings that were done on Wednesday, results of 1,966 remain awaited.

Considering the rising cases of infections in Himachal Pradesh, the state government claimed that it will increase the total bed capacity from 1500 to nearly5000. The state government also claimed that the Central Government has also increased the quota of oxygen from 15 MT to 30 MT. The State Government has also urged the Government of India to enhance the oxygen quota for the state by 10 MT.

View the District-wise Details of all COVID-19 Cases for May 19 2021 (Till 7 pm) Below:

COVID CASES IN HIMACHAL ON MAY 19

 

 

 

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HP By-Polls 2021: Silence Period Extended to Three Days

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Shimla-The campaigning period during Himachal Pradesh by-elections has been fixed from 10 am to 7 pm every day. The silence period has been extended from two days to three days before the closing date of voting, which will start after 6 pm on 27th October 2021.

During the no active campaigning by the candidates or political parties is allowed, and television or any digital media cannot carry any election-related matter.

This information was released by Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh, C. Paulrasu. He said that the Election Commission of India has limited the period of campaigning during by-election 2021 in view of the guidelines issued for the prevention of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has urged all the candidates and political parties participating in the by-elections of Mandi Parliamentary Constituency and Fatehpur, Jubbal-Kotkhai and Arki Assembly Constituencies to comply with these guidelines related to the election campaign.

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Nauni Varsity Scholar Naincy Bags Scholarship to Pursue PhD in France

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Solan: Naincy Sagar, an alumna of Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni has bagged a fellowship for pursuing PhD from France. Nancy has reached France and will be pursuing PhD in Forest Genetics from the University of Orléans under INRAE fellowship. INRAE is France’s National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Naincy has completed her BSc Forestry from College of Horticulture and Forestry (COH&F), Neri in 2018 and MSc Forest Biology and Tree Improvement and Genetic Resources from UAS, Dharwad, under ICAR’s National Talent Scheme. Before leaving for France last week, Naincy was working as a Junior Research Fellow in a research project at COH&F, Neri.

She had applied for a PhD with a scholarship in Forest Genetics which was advertised by INRAE. Naincy was successful in the interview and was awarded a fellowship for three years for pursuing PhD at the University of Orléans. During the course of the PhD, she will receive a total scholarship of around Rs 70 lakh along with medical reimbursement. Naincy will be working on forest tree larch species in the Project titled ‘Vigour at what cost? ‘Trade-off’ of hybrid vigour in Larch-Phenological, morphological and physiological determinants of hybrid superiority in Larix X eurolepis’ with a team of 20 scientists of Joint Integrated Biology Research Unit having expertise in genetics, genomics and physiology for the enhancement of tree and forest diversity

Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, Vice-Chancellor of the university spoke to Naincy via web conferencing and congratulated her. Dr. Kaushal, who has also done his doctorate from France, shared some tips and suggestions. He asked Naincy to explore this opportunity to learn about new cultures along with doing research that could help to enhance and conserve forest wealth in the future.

Naincy expressed gratitude towards her father Satya Prakash Sagar (Retd. SDO BSNL) and mother Monika Sagar, who is working as SDO in BSNL for their continuous support for higher studies. She also thanked Vice-Chancellor Dr. Parvinder Kaushal, Dean Dr. Kamal Sharma and Dr. Dushyant Sharma, Project Investigator and all the university staff for their support and guidance. The university administration, Dean of COH&F Neri congratulated Naincy and wished her success.  

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Bad Weather Warning for Himachal, Tourists and Locals Advised Not to Venture into Higher Hills

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Shimla– The Himachal Pradesh Meteorological Department, Shimla, has predicted heavy to very heavy rains for middle and lower hills on October 17th and 18th. The Met has also issued orange and yellow alerts for various districts.

Meanwhile, heavy snowfall has been predicted in higher hills and advisory has been issued for both locals and tourists to avoid travelling to higher hills.

While a yellow alert with a prediction of thunderstorms and lightning at isolated places has been issued for Una and Hamirpur district on October 17, an orange alert with a prediction of heavy rainfall, thunderstorm, lightning and hailstorm at isolated places has been issued for Bilaspur, Chamba, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, and Kinnaur.

For October 18, a yellow alert has been issued for Una, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Chamba, and Kullu districts and an orange alert for the remaining districts.

The Deputy Commissioner, Lahaul-Spiti, warned that in view of the Met Department’s forecast for the next two days, locals and tourists should avoid Manali-Leh National Highway (NH-03) and refrain from venturing into higher hills.

In case, travel is unavoidable due to some compelling circumstances, such candidates have been asked to confirm weather and road conditions on given telephone numbers, which are 9459661355, 01900-202509, 510, 517 and 1077.

The DC also informed that in case of any emergency, people should contact the District Disaster Management Cell, Lahaul-Spiti, on 01900 202509, 510, 517, and Tall Free -1077.

The weather is predicted to be dry on October 19 and 20. 

Feature Photo: Photo by Rodrigo Souza from Pexels

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