Children must be vaccinated to ensure their safety: Ludhiana DC
Deputy commissioner Surabhi Malik held a meeting with principals and representatives of all major private and government schools in Ludhiana on Tuesday and urged them to motivate parents to get their wards vaccinated against Covid at the earliest.
The meeting was held at the DC’s office and also attended by additional deputy commissioner of Jagraon-cum-nodal officer (vaccination) Dr Nayan Jassal; district immunisation officer Dr Manisha, senior officials from the education department and representatives of private schools’ union.
She added that parents should get their children vaccinated at the earliest to ensure their safety and the larger well-being of the society. She also urged those above 18 to get vaccinated with their second dose, if it is still pending.
Schools’ representatives were given the option of getting special vaccination camps arranged on campus by the health department at any time. Special vaccination camps are already being organised in schools, said Malik.
3 test Covid +ve in Ludhiana district
Three more people tested Covid positive in Ludhiana on Tuesday, taking the district’s case count to 1,09,916. While 1,07,611 people have recovered, the contagion has claimed 2,280 lives. At present, there are 25 active cases in the district, out of which 24 are under home isolation, while one patient is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
For the uninitiated, Dhan Mill Compound, a former granary and a cluster of warehouses, has morphed into the city’s modish food, fashion, design and lifestyle destination. Its streets are lined with art cafes, home décor outlets, ateliers, art galleries, pottery studios, dance halls and high-end boutiques, whose facades and interiors are as interesting and experimental as the wares they deal in. Interestingly, all of these fancy establishments are housed in re-purposed warehouse buildings, which still have metal roofs.
According to a Delhi government official, a break-up of the total jobs, including the list of employers and the number of people they hired, will be shared “in a couple of days”. Notably, the government portal was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 27, 2020, to help entry-level and blue-collar job seekers connect with employers at a time when the Covid-19 induced lockdown left many people unemployed.
“Manufactures, and start-ups which are working on alternatives to single-use plastic have to pay more GST for raw material. Hence, the Delhi government will write to the Centre and request a reduction in GST rates,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded 0.1mm of rainfall between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Sunday. The Capital recorded 1.9mm of rainfall on Saturday and 117.2mm on Friday, making the monthly total 119.2mm so far. The normal monthly average for July is 210.6mm, said weather experts.
Monsoon elevates Adam Khan’s tomb into an emergency sanctuary for passersby (and dogs) speared by sudden showers. Perched atop a Mehrauli hillock, the monument overlooks the Qutub Minar, which appears totally bechara and defenceless in the heavy rain.