10062021-JTR-01.qxd 6/9/2021 11:05 PM Page 1 c m y b Jalandhar TRIBUNE HOSHIARPUR DC IN DRIVER’S SEAT TO PUSH DIRECT RICE SEEDING DC Apneet Riyait herself drove a tractor to promote the practice of direct sowing of paddy in a field of a farmer. FORECAST MAINLY CLOUDY SKY INBRIEF ONE HELD IN BID TO NAB 8-YR-OLD Hoshiarpur: A man trying to flee after kidnapping an eightyear-old girl from Street no. 4 of New Deep Nagar herewas nabbed by people of the nearby areas. Mohammad Talib, a native of UP’s Moradabad district, presently residing in street no. 4 of New Deep Nagar locality, told the police that his 8-year-old daughter was playing in a street on Tuesday. Around 6:30 pm, he went to bring her back but she was not there. After sometime found that a man was forcibly grabbing her arm near Rahimpur Mandi. He was nabbed and handed over to the police. The accused, Mohammad Yusuf, a native of Bihar, has been booked under Section 363 of of the IPC. oc MAN CHEATED OF ~2.91L, 1 BOOKED Hoshiarpur: The Mukerian police have booked a man on the charge of duping a resident of Tangralian village of ~2.91 lakh on the pretext of selling a piece of land. Vikramjit Singh of Tangralian village in his complaint to the SSP said Gurnam of Bagowal village in Mukerian took money from him on the pretext of selling a piece of land to him but he did not execute the sale deed. A case has been registered. OC PAGE 2 PRIYANKA CHOPRA CELEBRATES PRIDE MONTH IN NEW VIDEO PAGE 3 June is marked as Pride Month and various celebs are coming forward and talking about LGBTQA+ community. MAX 41°C | MIN 30°C | YESTERDAY MAX 44°C | MIN 30°C SUNSET THURSDAY 7:31 PM HERE’S HOW SRISHTI JAIN STARTS HER DAY EVERY MORNING PAGE 4 Srishti Jain says as soon as I get up in the morning, I usually meditate, and I consciously stay away from my phone. SUNRISE FRIDAY 5:22 AM THURSDAY | 10 JUNE 2021 | JALANDHAR Covaxin trouble for foreign-bound students? No WHO recognition to indigenous vax so far major roadblock Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 9 Several students from the state who have plans to pursue studies abroad are in a fix over Covid vaccination. As many of them have already taken Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin dose, they now say that since the World Health Organisation (WHO) has not given approval to the indigenous vaccine, the foreign universities will not accept them as vaccinated. They are now queuing up at the vaccination centres for getting Covishield doses, for which they are facing technical glitches. Covishield is the only vaccine available in India which has been recognised by the WHO. Since the students are expecting flights for Canada to open up any time soon for the September session, they are in a race to get their double dose taken before they leave from here. Being fully vaccinated in the state is not an issue now after the state government nod to reducing time gap between the two doses of Covishield. But the main concern now remains among students who have taken one or two jabs of Covaxin recently and realise that they should have gone for Covishield instead. We have queries from ❝this issue.aAslotofofnow, we are notforeign-bound students on allowing mixing of vaccines. Anyone who had been administered Covaxin earlier, can’t be administered Covishield in the next go. We have already flagged the issue to the government and are awaiting guidelines on this complex issue. Students are suggested to wait till we get any directions for the same. ❞ Dr Rakesh Chopra, DISTRICT IMMUNISATION OFFICER District Immunisation Officer Dr Rakesh Chopra said, “We have a lot of queries from foreign-bound students on this issue. As of now, we are not allowing mixing of vaccines. Anyone who had been administered Covaxin earlier, can’t be administered Covishield in the next go. We have already flagged the issue to the government and are awaiting government guidelines on this complex issue. Students are suggested to wait for sometime before we get any directions for the same.” Radhika, a volunteer at a vaccination centre for beneficiaries of 18 to 44 age group, said: “On all those days when we get stock of Covishield vaccine, majority of the beneficiaries include the youth who are planning to move abroad. While, on the days when Covaxin is administered, the youth lot is found missing or comparatively in lower numbers. This clearly is due to the fact that Covishield being WHO-accepted is preferred by them.” She said, “There also are queries from students who had taken Covaxin and now want to switch over to Covishield and get its certification but we tell them that it is not permissible as of now.” Even some immigration c m y b company officials said they were flooded with such queries related to vaccination. “We are advising them all to go for Covishield well in time. And those who have got Covaxin should also not panic as once the flight ban ends, immigration offices of all countries would issue specific guidelines on vaccination,” said Association of Consultants for Overseas Studies president Jaspal Singh. Kuljeet Singh, a student of Sanskriti KMV School, who is planning to move to Canada said: “I will turn 18 in some weeks and thankfully I know well ahead that I have to take Covishield vaccine only. Also because the government has reduced the time gap between two shots to 28 days, there should not be much of a problem even if I get a chance to move by September.” Another student Gurreet Aujla from MGN Public School, who too intends to go to Canada, says that he has not taken any shot yet. “Obviously, the foreign universities want the students to be vaccinated by the time they board flights. But I am waiting for the availability of Sputnik V vaccine. In case it does not get available in time, I will go for Covishield.” 6 deaths, 142 test +ve in dist Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 9 With 142 new Covid positive cases reported today, the district tally reached 61,540. As many as six Covid deaths have been reported today. With this the toll in the district has risen to 1,426. A total of 58,768 people have recovered from Covid in the district while the number of active cases in Jalandhar is 1,436. Toll reaches 500-mark in Kapurthala As many as 52 persons tested positive for the deadly virus in Kapurthala district today. With this, the tally has increased to 17,175. Two persons died of Covid in the district today, pushing the toll to 500. The deceased in the district today include a 60-year-old man of Nadala village and a 65-year-old man from Kapurthala city. 1 dies, 96 test +ve in Hoshiarpur The district reported one more Covid fatality today, taking the toll to 935, while 96 fresh cases, including one from other district, pushed the infection count in the district to 29,617. The number of active cases is 870, while the number of patients who have recovered is 27,812. Among the deceased, 40-year-old person from Nathupur village of Tanda block died at a private hospital in Jalandhar. Nawanshahr reports 17 cases The spate of coronavirus infections has fallen in this district considerably with just 17 cases getting reported today. The positive cases included 10 from Muzaffarpur, three from Sujjon, two from Mukandpur and one each from Banga and Balachaur. The district COVID UPDATE NEW CASES TOTAL CASES NEW DEATHS TOTAL DEATHS NEW RECOVERY TOTAL RECOVERY ACTIVE 142 61,540 6 1426 213 58,768 1,436 also reported two deaths, including those of a 70-year-old woman from Balachaur and a 60-year-old man from Sujjon. The district has 197 active cases, of whom 169 are under home isolation. A total of 1.47 lakh persons in the district have got themselves vaccinated against the disease.
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