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67% surveyed Indians have developed antibodies against coronavirus, 40 crore still at risk: Govt

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The fourth national serosurvey has found that 67.6 per cent surveyed Indians have developed antibodies against the virus causing Covid-19.

The fourth nation sero survey has revealed that more than 50 per cent children aged 6-17 years have developed antibodies against the virus causing Covid-19. (Representational image) (Photo: Getty Images)

Two-thirds of the Indian population, including children, have developed antibodies against virus causing Covid-19, while nearly 40 crore people are still vulnerable, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday while releasing findings of the fourth national serosurvey.

In this round of the national serosurvey, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) also included children to assess their vulnerability towards coronavirus. It found that overall, 67.6 per cent surveyed Indians have developed antibodies against coronavirus.

The survey has found that more than 50 per cent of children aged 6-17 years have been exposed to Covid-19 and have developed antibodies against it.

The highest sero-prevalence was found in the age group 45-60 years (77.6 per cent), followed by those above 60 years (76.7 per cent) and those in the age group 18-44 years (66.7 per cent).

In this survey, children were divided into two age groups: 6-9 years and 10-17 years.

Sero-prevalence in the 6-9 years category was 57.2 per cent and in the 10-17 years category, it was 61.6 per cent.

Releasing the survey findings, the health ministry said states and districts with low sero-prevalence run the risk of witnessing more waves of Covid-19.

The fourth round of the serosurvey was carried out during June-July. Besides children, the survey also covered 100 healthcare workers in each district.

The survey found that among adults, 13 per cent people have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Highest sero-prevalence was found among this section of the population.

“This serosurvey results show that there is ray of hope but there is no scope for complacency,” said Dr Balram Bhargava, DG ICMR.

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Massive fire at Amritsar government medical college hospital, no casualty reported

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A massive fire broke out at Guru Nanak Dev Hospital in Punjab’s Amritsar on Saturday. Flares were seen emerging from the clinic complex in a video shared by news organization ANI. The reason for the fire is obscure.

Fire Officer Lovepreet Singh said, “Initially, the fire broke out in the transformers. Eight fire tenders reached on spot. The fire is under control. No injuries reported.”

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann later guaranteed that he is investigating the matter, and is persistently checking the help work.

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Mundka Fire Tragedy: Delhi CM Kejriwal orders probe, announces Rs 10 lakh relief for kin of deceased

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reported a remuneration of Rs 10 lakh each for groups of the individuals who passed on in the fire in Mundka on Friday. The individuals who have sustained injuries will be given Rs 50,000 as remuneration. Kejriwal has additionally requested an authoritative test into the occurrence.

Something like 27 individuals passed on and a few others were harmed when fire inundated a four-story business working close to Mundka Metro station in Outer Delhi.

“It was an enormous fire, many individuals were killed, and their bodies were singed to the degree that they couldn’t be distinguished. We have sent help to recognize the absent and the dead,” Kejriwal said.

A few group were caught inside the structure, with the police expressing that there was only one exit. The individuals who were stuck inside broke windows and designed ropes out of garments to get away.

Fire authorities struggled the fire and smoke when they previously arrived at the structure and the genuine degree of the misfortune turned out to be clear just until quite a bit later when burned bodies were found.

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Four thieves steal Rs 13.28 lakh from ATM in Gurgaon

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Four unidentified criminals supposedly took Rs 13.28 lakh from an ATM of a private bank in Gurgaon Friday. Police said the charges are yet to be recognized, and a fundamental test has tracked down that the denounced utilized a gas shaper to cut open the machine and splashed paint on CCTVs prior to getting away.

As per police, the occurrence was accounted for on Friday at Sector 75 An after the installment arrangements supplier, which takes care of the security of the ATM, recorded a police protest.

In the FIR, the complainant expressed that on Friday night, they got data that unidentified people had broken the lock of the ATM stall and taken the money. “It was observed that every one of the cameras had been harmed and showered with dark paint and the machine had been cut from the side. An aggregate of Rs 13.28 lakh cash was taken,” read the FIR. Police said they were actually taking a look at CCTVs nearby to recognize the charged.

Police said they have enlisted an FIR against the unidentified charged under IPC Sections 380 (burglary in a house, abiding, and so on), 457 (prowling house-trespass around evening time), and 34 (normal aim) at Kherki Daula police headquarters.

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