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Gulf Today Report
India reported on Tuesday 30,093 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, the lowest such figure in four months.
India's tally of infections stands at 406,130, the data showed, with the death toll rising by 374. On March 30, there were 354 deaths reported due to the pandemic.
A total of 45,254 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 30,353,710 till date from hospitals and health centres as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 42 days, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Sunday's 1.47 million tests for COVID-19 were this month's lowest yet.
The country has 406,130 active cases presently and has witnessed a total of 414,482 deaths so far.
The total number of samples tested so far has reached 447,341,133.
A total of 41,1846,401 COVID vaccine doses were administered in India, including 5,267,309 in the last 24 hours, health ministry has mentioned in its statement.
As many hospitals grapple with an acute shortage of oxygen and beds while morgues and crematoriums overflow, experts have said India's actual figures could be far higher than reported.
Firefighters and 15 fire engines contained the fire to the intensive care unit at Shrey Hospital and it was extinguished in half an hour, fire officer Yusuf Khan said.
The United States now advises against travelling to India, even for those fully vaccinated, while Britain has added India to its "red list". Hong Kong and New Zealand have banned flights.
The 2021 Nobel Laureate for Literature, Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, will lead the list of international literary luminaries from 13 countries who will participate in the 40th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2021), which takes place from November 3 – 13 at Expo Centre Sharjah. A host of 15 literary greats from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be joining this group of global participants.
The Court of Appeal in Dubai upheld a ruling issued by the Court of First Instance sentencing a gang of three Asians to one year to be followed by deportation and fining them Dhs1,700 after being convicted of assaulting a grocer and stealing a sun of money equal to the fine.
The Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority (ADAFSA) issued a decision administratively shutting down “Al Madad Refreshments” on Al Salam Street in Abu Dhabi, which holds trade license number CN-1030302, for violating Law No 2 of 2008 regarding food safety in Abu Dhabi.
This came in a phone call Sheikh Mohamed received on Wednesday from the Syrian president where they also discussed the ongoing developments in Syria and the Middle East in addition to issues of regional and international interest.