06062021-TTB-01.qxd 6/5/2021 11:26 PM Page 1 123 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.155 | 16 pages | ~6.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 haryana PURI TAKES ON AMARINDER OVER VACCINE ‘SALE’ PUNJAB /thetribunechd PM: INDIA EMERGING CLIMATE JUSTICE LEADER BACK PAGE ART OF SURVIVAL IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC SPECTRUM /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Centre issues last warning to Twitter New delhi: The government on Saturday issued a final warning to Twitter, asking it to follow the law of the land or face liability. “Twitter Inc is hereby given one last notice to immediately comply with the rules, failing which the exemption from liability shall stand withdrawn,” the government said. — TNS BLUE TICK ON V-P NAIDU’S PERSONAL HANDLE RESTORED IN BRIEF Mamata’s nephew is TMC general secretary KOLKATA: TMC chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday elevated her nephew Abhishek Banerjee to the post of party’s national general secretary. BACK PAGE sunday,june 6,2021 Covishield ‘more effective’ than Covaxin ‘Confused’ govt to blame for Covid ravages: Amartya Aditi Tandon Mumbai, June 5 India’s “confused” government focused on taking credit for its actions, rather than working to restrict the spread of Covid, resulting in schizophrenia that led to massive troubles, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said. India was better placed to fight the pandemic because of its pharma manufacturing prowess and also higher immunity levels, the noted economist said at an event here late on Friday evening. Sen’s remarks came in the backdrop of the second wave seeing the number of officially reported cases topping over 4 lakh a day. — PTI Produces higher level of antibodies, shows study on health staff DELHI TO EASE CURBS FURTHER FROM JUNE 7 Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 5 Indian healthcare workers have shown high immune response to Covid after receiving the two mandated doses of both domestically manufactured vaccines — Covishield and Covaxin. A preprint of the first Indian study among doctors and nurses who received both shots shows that a higher proportion of those inoculated with Covishield produced antibodies compared to those who received Covaxin, even though both shots elicited a good immune response. “Among 515 healthcare ■ Govt, private offices to reopen with 50% attendance ■ Delhi Metro to operate at 50% capacity ■ Markets, malls to open on odd-even basis A health worker administers a vaccine dose to a student in Hyderabad. PTI HP RESTRICTIONS TILL JUNE 14 MLA NARINDER BRAGTA DIES The Himachal Govt has extended curfew till June 14 and cancelled the state board Class XII exams. INSIDE BJP MLA Narinder Bragta, who recently recovered from Covid, died at PGI, Chandigarh, on Saturday. INSIDE workers (305 male, 210 female), 95 per cent showed seropositivity (higher antibodies) after two doses of both vaccines. Of the 425 Covishield and 90 Covaxin recipients, 98.1 per cent and 80 per cent, respectively, showed seropositivity. Howev- 1,20,529 FRESH CASES TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES 3,44,082 15,55,248 3,380 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS er, both seropositivity rate and average rise in anti-spike antibody was significantly higher continued on page 6 Delhi’s doorstep ration delivery plan ‘blocked’ Pb reports rare syndrome in children post Covid recovery In Himachal, 30-44 age group hit hard during second wave NEW DELHI: Sukhmeet Bhasin Subhash Rajta The Centre has stopped Delhi Government’s doorstep delivery of ration scheme, scheduled for rollout next week, for not seeking prior approval, said sources. — PTI T20 World Cup set to be moved out of India NEW DELHI: The T20 World Cup in October-November is set to be shifted to the UAE and Oman with the BCCI having intimated the ICC. — PTI Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 5 Even as Punjab is witnessing cases of mucormycosis or black fungus, which affects adult population after recovery from Covid, instances of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MISC) are also being reported. Sources say though the reason behind the occurrence of MIS-C is not yet known, a continued on page 6 THE SYMPTOMS Tribune News Service ■ Cold & cough lasting a month or more ■ Fever persisting more than 24 hours ■ Stomach pain, skin rash, unusual fatigue ■ Fast heartbeat, red eyes, swollen lips, tongue ■ Swollen hands/feet, headache and dizziness ■ Fatality chances low if treated in time FARMERS BURN COPIES OF AGRI LAWS IN PB, HRY Farmers burnt copies of the three controversial farm laws near the houses of BJP leaders in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday to mark ‘Kranti Diwas’. INSIDE Shimla, June 5 The second Covid-19 wave has been a lot harsher than the first one on people in the age group of 30-44 years, with the death percentage almost doubling during the second wave. “While this group accounted for 7.23 per cent of the total deaths during the first wave, the percentage in the second wave has risen to 12.82 per cent. continued on page 6 DEATH SURGE FATALITIES DOUBLE AGE GROUP UNDER 15 15-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 OVER 75 TOTAL 1ST WAVE 2ND WAVE 3 14 71 239 410 245 982 6 31 290 621 864 450 2,262 Modi, Xi capable of resolving issues ontheirown:Putin No extra-regional power should meddle: Russia Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 5 Russian President Vladimir Putin today said PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping were capable of resolving issues between the two countries, and that it was important that no “extraregional power” should interfere in the process. “Yes, I do know that there are some issues related to India-China relations but I know the attitude of both the PM of India and also the President of China. These are very responsible persons and they earnestly treat one another with utmost respect. I believe that they will always arrive at a solution to any issue that they might face,” Putin said at a meeting with the world’s 16 leading news agencies. “But it is important that no other extra-regional power is interfering with that,” he cautioned. India and China have been locked in a standoff on the border in eastern Ladakh with New Delhi calling for TAKE ON QUAD In this configuration (Quad), we do not see Russia’s place, but it doesn’t prevent us from working with China or India... No partnership should be aimed at turning friends against anyone. ❝ Vladimir Putin disengagement in order to further bilateral ties. Putin also said there were no “contradictions” preventing Russia from working with either India or China. Russia has created an environment in which both India and China can work within the framework of SCO and BRICS. “We are also cooperating at the UN,” he added. Putin’s observations come a month after he agreed with PM Modi’s suggestion for a two-plus-two meeting of their Foreign and Defence Ministers, making Russia the first continued on page 6
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