Govt reconstitutes empowered groups on COVID-19; oxygen, vaccination included too

Govt reconstitutes empowered groups on COVID-19; oxygen, vaccination included too

The Centre Saturday reconstituted the six empowered groups formed for COVID-19 management to make 10 panels, expanding their ambit to look after issues like availability of oxygen, vaccination, emergency response and economic welfare measures, PTI reported. According to an official order, the issues related to oxygen production, import, establishment of PSA plants will be dealt with by an empowered group, whose convenor will be the Secretary in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and it will have 10 members.

The Kerala government Saturday announced extension of the statewide lockdown till June 9, to arrest the spread of the COVID-19. In a press conference, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also announced announced the withdrawal of “triple lockdown” which was in place in Malappuram district which was recording high number of cases

News Source: THE INDIAN EXPRESS

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