Mid-day News Nuggets
Top stories this afternoon.
Assam government presented their Annual Action Plan for 2021-22 to the national committee chaired by the Secretary, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation through a video conference.
After the Serum Institute of India had announced to reduce the price of Covishield, Bharat Biotech has reduced the price of Covaxin for the state governments from Rs 600 to Rs 400 per dose.
The Coordination Committee of Registered MeECL (Employees) Associations and Unions (CCORMAU) has urged Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to constitute an Independent Inquiry Commission concerning the "irregularities and scams in the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL)."
A patient in Tripura succumbed to the dreaded double mutant Indian variant of the COVID-19 virus, which wreaked havoc in Maharashtra.
Assam received 1.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine from the Centre, taking the total availability of doses in the state to 7,70,030.
The Government of Manipur has issued an order declaring the entire greater Imphal area as a containment zone after 314 cases were reported.