FAST AND FURIOUS: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson-Herah equalled the second-fastest time in history | AP KALABURAGI SUNDAY AUGUST 01, 2021 `12.00 PAGES 24 CITY EDITION JAMAICAN RUN: WOMEN REIGN SUPREME AGAIN Sprinting powerhouse, led by a new Olympic record set by Elaine Thompson-Herah, ﬁnish 1-2-3 in the women’s 100m DOUBLE FOR ELAINE, SHELLY ANN GETS SILVER SINDHU HAS NO ANSWERS TO TAI TZU-YING The 2016 winner zoomed past pre-race favourite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to set a new Olympic mark of 10.61 seconds. The previous best (10.62) was set by Florence Griffith-Joyner in 1988. Just to underline Jamaica’s depth, they swept the event with both Fraser-Pryce (second, 10.74) and Shericka Jackson (10.76) finishing on the podium | P11, 12 India’s badminton ace, chasing a second successive semifinal, fell to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu-Ying. In what ultimately became a one-sided semifinal, the World No 2, widely recognised as one of the best in the sport, unveiled her full box of tricks and Sindhu had no answer. She will now face He Bingjiao for the bronze medal on Sunday 64m DISCUS THROW PUT INDIA’S KAMALPREET KAUR IN FINAL CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI CENTRE FOR TIGHT CURBS IN 46 DISTS Directions come after a review meeting of 10 states, which account for 80 per cent of the active cases E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ New Delhi WITH 46 districts in India still reporting Covid-19 test positivity rate of over 10%, the Centre on Saturday asked them to impose strict restrictions on intermingling of people. The directions came after a review meeting of 10 states that are registering a surge in cases, or positivity rate, or both. As 80% of the active cases in these states — Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur — are in home isolation, the government also asked them to strictly monitor the patients at home to ensure they do not spread the infection in the community In the meeting, un. ion health secretary Rajesh Bhushan warned against any complacency with around 40,000 Covid-19 new cases being reported daily since the preceding weeks and urged the states to ramp up their testing. There are also 53 districts reporting 5-10% of positivity, which suggests that the pandemic may not be fully under control. The Union government said the states should focus on the districts with a positivity rate of less than 10% in order to protect these districts by focusing on saturation of vaccination. In addition, states have been advised to conduct their own state level serosurveys for district-wise disease prevalence data with the help of the ICMR as the national level sero-prevalence survey was heterogeneous in nature. A recently-concluded serosurvey, based on samples collected from 70 districts in 22 states by the ICMR had shown that nearly 68% of the population of India may have antibodies against SARS CoV 2, confirming past exposure to the virus. ICMR director general Balram Bhargava advised the states to ramp up vaccination in the 60+ and 45-60 age categories as evidence shows that nearly 80% of the mortality was from these vulnerable agegroups. Regarding enforcement measures, he advised the states to avoid all non-essential travel and to discourage all large gatherings of crowds. The government also highlighted the need for the states to push for PSA oxygen plants in private hospitals. “Provisions under the Clinical Establishment Act enable states to issue such directions to the private hospitals,” said the Union health ministry adding that in govern, ment hospitals, the Centre and states have already been trying to install oxygen generators. STATES WITH HIGHEST ACTIVE CASES 5,966 MEGHALAYA FOR every single Covid case reported in the country, 30 cases remained undetected or were missed, said Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, epidemiologist and India’s leading public policy, vaccines and health systems expert based out of Delhi, dur- State to get 1 cr vax doses from this month: CM E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @ Bengaluru CHIEF Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday said the Centre has agreed to increase the number of Covid vaccines supplied to the State to one crore doses per month from August. “We now get around 65 lakh doses and we have asked for 1.5 crore doses, which will allow us to administer around 5 lakh doses a day. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya agreed to increase the supplies to one crore doses from August and take it up further later,” Bommai said, here on Saturday . CONTINUED ON: P4 EXPRESS READ Assam, Nagaland to de-escalate tensions Guwahati: The chief secretaries of Assam and Nagaland on Saturday signed an agreement to de-escalate the situation at two locations in Dessoi valley forest/Tsurangkong valley by withdrawing security forces within the next 24-hours | P8 WITH THIS ISSUE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES PLUS 12 PAGES ing an exclusive interview to The New Sunday Express. His findings are based on an analysis of the ICMR’s fourth sero-survey report. He has also prepared a list of states as per the number of cases they missed. “According to me, for every laboratory that has confirmed Covid cases across the ASSAM MANIPUR JAB-O-METER July 30 44,38,901 doses July 31 53,72,302 doses 14,927 11,787 ODISHA 21,198 MIZORAM 23,502 ANDHRA PRADESH KARNATAKA Amid a rise in Covid cases in recent days, a sea of shoppers throng Avenue Road in Bengaluru on Saturday | ASHISHKRISHNA HP 20,934 1,61,332 TAMIL NADU KERALA 80,871 MAHARASHTRA TOTAL DOSES 46,72,59,775 NATIONWIDE JULY 30 JULY 31 Fresh cases 44,230 41,649 Recoveries 42,360 37,291 Deaths 555 593 KARNATAKA JULY 10 JULY 11 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 1,890 1,631 34 1,987 1,632 37 RTPCR -ve report must to enter K’taka E X P R ESS N E WS S E RV I C E @ Bengaluru AS Covid cases are spiking in neighbouring states, the Karnataka Government has made it mandatory for those coming in from Kerala and Maharshtra to carry a negative RTPCR report. A circular issued by Addi- tional Chief Secretary Depart, ment of Health and Family Welfare, Jawaid Akhtar, stated that the RTPCR report should not be more than 72 hours old, irrespective of the vaccination status. The guidelines are mandatory for those coming into Kar- country, the number of undetected cases range from 6 to 98. Uttar Pradesh has the highest of 98 unreported cases, while Karnataka has 16. It is the lowest for Kerala at six,” he said. But, he explained, it should not be misconstrued as states deliberately underreporting P3 cases. We must encourage states to report more number of cases so that quick action can be taken to mitigate the pandemic. - Dr Chandrakant Lahariya, Epidemiologist direct attack on judiciary The . court had said: “If the court THE Jharkhand government feels that the investigations are on Saturday recommended a not being done properly, the CBI inquiry into the alleged case may be handed over to CBI murder of Dhanbad district at any point of time.” On Friand additional judge Uttam day, the Supreme Court also Anand. took suo motu cognizance, seekThe judge was killed after an ing a detailed report from the auto-rickshaw mowed chief secretary and ‘Attack on him down on Wednesthe director general judiciary’ day morning. Allegaof police. tions of foul play were As on Saturday two , Seeking a CBI raised after CCTV probe, president of persons — Lakhan fo o t a g e f ro m t h e Ver ma and Rahul the SC Bar area showed the vehi- Association senior Verma — have been cle intentionally hitarrested and the autoadvocate Vikas ting him. Singh had told the rickshaw has been re“The case related to SC that the murder covered from Giridih. the death of Dhanbad An FIR under section of Anand was an District and Addition302 of the IPC was attack on the al Judge Uttam Anand re gistered in the judicial system has been handed over Dhanbad police to the CBI on the recstation. ommendations of Chief MinisMeanwhile, a 22-Member Speter Hemant Soren,” stated an cial Investigation Team (SIT), official communiqué from the headed by ADG (Operations) Chief Minister’s Office. Sanjay Anand Latkar, was The decision was taken a day formed on Friday to expedite after Soren met the family mem- the investigations. According to bers of the deceased. Earlier on Jharkhand Police spokesperson Thursday the Jharkhand High and IG (Operations), CID and , Court took suo motu cogni- Forensic teams have also been sance of the matter, calling it a roped in to assist the SIT. M U K E S H R A N J A N @ Ranchi TAKE YOUR SHOT ‘For every Covid case detected, 30 unreported’ C H E TA N A B E L AG E R E @ Bengaluru 13,832 10,540 Jharkhand orders CBI inquiry into addl judge’s death nataka through any mode of transport -- road, rail or air. Airlines have been told to issue boarding passes to passengers only after they produce a negative RTPCR report. Railway authorities have to ensure that all passengers are carrying a negP3 ative report, it added.
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