MONDAY DJOKOVIC BEATS TSITSIPAS IN FIVE SETS TO WIN 19TH MAJOR JUNE, 2021 Novak Djokovic is now just one behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the number of Grand Slam titles won after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 on Sunday. 14 epaper.morningstandard.in facebook.com/TheMorningStandard NOVAK DJOKOVIC twitter.com/TheMornStandard DESPERATE MOVE MEGHALAYA RESCUE MISSION A 10-member Navy diving team joins mission to save 5 workers stuck in coal mine PAGE 8 A CAPITAL VIEW OF NEWS NEW DELHI J8.00 PAGES 12 Unlock: Shops, markets, eateries open today Administration will keep a close watch and re-impose restrictions if Covid cases show a rise, says CM Kejriwal E X P R E SS N E WS S E R V I C E @New Delhi RESTAURANTS, weekly bazaars and all shops in malls and markets without any distinction or odd-even rule will open with certain riders from today in Delhi. As part of the third phase of unlock, restaurants are allowed to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity All shops in markets . or malls can open from 10 am to 8 pm. “However, only one weekly market in a zone per day will be permitted, ” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced at a virtual press conference. Focus will be now on revival of the economy as the Covid situation had improved significantly he added. , Delhi had gone under lockdown on April 19. Kejriwal said the government would keep a watch on the situation for another week, and warned that stricter restrictions would return if there was a spike in Covid cases. Better bet for Global South than China: G7 leaders “Preparations are in full swing to handle the third wave of Covid. Several arrangements are being made but I know the lives of many people have become difficult due to the loss of livelihood. Slowly and steadily, economic activities are being opened up,” he said. As per the Delhi Disaster M a n a g e m e n t Au t h o r i t y (DDMA), the owners of establishments have to ensure Covid appropriate behaviour failing which they would face action. DELHI JUNE 12 JUNE 13 Fresh cases 213 255 Recoveries Deaths 497 28 376 23 JUNE 12 JUNE 13 Fresh cases 84,332 80,834 Recoveries Deaths 1,21,311 1,32,062 4,002 3,303 NATIONWIDE June 12 31,67,961 doses June 13 34,84,239 doses TOTAL DOSES: 25,31,95,048 JAB-O-METER TAKE YOUR SHOT BENGAL HEARTBURN OVER ROY’S GHAR WAPSI While the BJP is worried about more leaders returning to TMC, not all in the ruling camp are happy about it | P8 DEMISE Mizoram man who headed world’s largest family dies at 76 E X P R ESS N E WS S E RV I C E @ Guwahati Ziona headed a sect which allowed male members to be polygamous | TWITTER All members of the family live in a 100-room house amid the hills. Ziona was featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Ziona was the leader of a Christian sect, called Chana pawl, which allowed its male members to be polygamous. Some 400 families are said to be its adherents. Chief Minister Zoramthanga Can function with 50% present Open Visitors not allowed Standalone, neighbourhood shops and those in residential complexes Open on all days without any distinction Those dealing with non-essential service will operate from 10 AM to 8 PM Markets, market complexes and malls Open without distinction of odd-even Restricted business hours-10AM to 8 PM Restaurants Open Only 50% capacity Weekly markets Open Only one authorized weekly market per day per zone S A N A S H A K I L @ New Delhi @ New Delhi ZIONA Chana from Mizoram, who headed a family of 39 wives and 94 children—reportedly the world’s biggest—passed away on Sunday . He was 76. He breathed his last at a hospital in Aizawl. He was suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure. Ziona fell sick on June 7 and was not able to eat anything. Since June 11, he has been unconscious. Some doctors from Aizawl had visited him at his residence in remote Baktawng. The doctors suggested he should be admitted to a hospital and put in the intensive care unit. An ambulance sent from Aizawl brought him to the Trinity Hospital at 2.50 pm on Sunday, but he died soon. Apart from 94 children, Ziona leaves behind 14 daughters-inlaw, 33 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Religious places Open JAB ALLOCATION INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO POPULATION EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE mal coal power generation by the end of 2021”. Addressing an outreach sesLEADERS of the Group of Sev- sion, Prime Minister Narendra en (G7) nations on Sunday Modi, while urging the G7 to wrapped up their in-person demonstrate leadership, sought summit, sending out the mes- their strong support for India sage that international cooper- and South Africa’s proposal for ation is back on the front burn- patent waiver for Covid vacer and that they are a cines at the WTO. better friend of poorSouth Africa’s Preser nations than auident Ramaphosa echthoritarian China. oed Modi’s call. AusTheir pledge of tralian premier Scott more than 1 billion Morrison referred to coronavirus vaccine his conversation with doses to poorer naModi earlier and extions and promises of pressed his strong support for global support for the patent health, green energy, Natural ally, waiver. Director Geninfrastructure and eral of the WTO, Dr says PM education, were taiOkonjo Iweala, and Modi said India is lored to underscore UN Secretary General a natural ally for their superiority over Antonio Guter res the G7 and its China’s outreach. were on the same partners in On climate change, page, informed P Hardefending they launched a ‘Build ish, additional secredemocracy, freeBack Better (B3B) tary in the foreign dom of thought Partnership’ plan that office. and liberty from promises funds for inModi addressed threats stemfrastructure to accelthree sessions. The ming from erate the global shift discussions were on authoritarianism, to renewable energy. three broad tracks: terror, extremism It’s a direct counter to health, vaccines and and economic China’s Belt and Road recovery from Covid; coercion initiative that has inclimate change; and creased its clout and open societies and landed many nations in a debt open economies. On climate trap. change, Modi called for collecThe final communique, while tive action, saying that this reiterating their position on challenge cannot be addressed eliminating inefficient fossil in silos. He recalled India’s fuel subsidies by 2025, commit- achievements on climate action ted them to an “end to new di- and said it is the only G20 counrect government support for try on track to meet its Paris unabated international ther- commitments, Harish said. RIDERS FOR DOING BUSINESS Private offices was among the mour ners. “With heavy heart, #Mizoram bid farewell to Mr. Zion-a (76), believed to head the world’s largest family Mizoram and his . village at Baktawng Tlangnuam has become a major tourist attraction in the state because of the family Rest in Peace Sir!” . Zoramthanga tweeted sharing a photo of the family . AMID reports of people from big cities making a beeline for smaller towns to get inoculated, an analysis CoWIN portal data by TMS found vaccine allocation has been inversely proportional to population in several states. For instance, Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, Hooghly and Howrah in West Bengal, Pune in Maharashtra, Alwar in Rajasthan and Panipat in Haryana received more doses than districts with higher population in their respective states. In Meerut, a tier-2 city located 100 kms from Delhi and considered a part of the National Capital Region (NCR), 7.35 lakh doses were administered in a population of 34.43 lakh. However, there are at least 20 districts in Uttar Pradesh with higher population that received lesser allocation. Take Sultanpur and Hardoi for example. The two districts have significantly larger population, but received only a third of the dose allocated to another district Meerut. Authorities say the situation is similar in Bulandshahar, another UP district adjoining Delhi. According to Bulandshahar district immunisation officer Dr Rohitash Yadav, the trend is most visible in vaccination centers at Khurja, Sikandarabad and Anupshahr. “Almost 15-20% beneficiaries in these three towns are actually from Delhi, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Owing to shortage of slots in their areas, they booked slots here,” the official said. The status is similar in Alwar, another city falling within the NCR. It reported over 11 lakh vaccinations, which is the second highest in Rajasthan after Jaipur. And Alwar is not the most populous of Rajasthan’s 33 districts. Another example of this disparity was recorded at Pune in Maharashtra. The city received 33 lakh doses against a population of nearly 94 lakh, but bigger agglomerates like Thane (over 1.1 crore population) in comparison received only 19.21 lakh doses. No contact details of 8K people tested for Covid in Bihar R A J E S H K U M A R T H A K U R @ Patna AFTER landing in a row over doctored Covid-19 death count, Bihar has now reported fudging in testing figures. At many health centres in Muzaffarpur district, the numbers have been found to be inflated, prompting the government to launch a probe. At a Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Bochhaha, 3,550 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits were supplied by the government between March 1 and May 31, but the number of tests carried out in the same period was recorded to be 6,470. Similarly 5,500 RAT kits were provided , to the Saraiya Community Health Centre (CHC) between March 1 and May 31, but official records showed 6,581 persons had been tested. The irregularities continued at the Saraiya PHC also, where a total of 8,250 kits were supplied but the number of people tested was recorded to be 8,755. At Motipur CHC, only 7,400 RAT kits were supplied but records showed that a total of 8,325 people were tested while Muraul CHC received 7,875 test kits but 8,325 tests were shown to be carried out in official records. At Sakara Referral Hospital, a total number of 8,450 kits were supplied but 8,668 people were shown to have undergone the rapid antigen test. The irregularities were detected when many people received messages of negative test reports on their mobile phones though they had not gone for testing. Interestingly the data sheets at 18 CHCs , and PHCs showed the entry in the column for mobile phone numbers against 8,231 people as ‘0000000000’. The initial probe confirmed the irregularities. Muzaffarpur DM Pranab Kumar could not be contacted butthe spokesperson for the district administration, Kamal Kumar, said an FIR had been lodged against the guilty health officials and investigation was still on to ascertain the reasons behind fudging the data. CONTINUED ON P7 TWO NUMBER OF FRENCH OPEN TITLES WON BY NOVAK DJOKOVIC NOVAK JOINS LAVER, EMERSON IN ELITE CLUB Novak Djokovic has become just the third man in the game’s history after Rod Laver and Roy Emerson to win all four of the Grand Slams twice. He is the first in the Open Era to achieve the feat. The Serbian bounced back from two sets down in the final of a Grand Slam for the first time in his career, having lost on five previous occasions. KREJCIKOVA WINS DOUBLES CROWN TOO French Open singles champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a double as she won the women’s doubles with fellow Czech teammate Katerina Siniakova on Sunday It came just 24 hours after Krejcikova beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win her maiden Grand Slam singles title | P11 ERIKSEN HAD CARDIAC ARREST, WAS GONE: DOC A S S O C I AT E D P R E S S @ Copenhagen DENMARK’S team doctor said Sunday that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and that “he was gone” before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given lengthy medical treatment bef o r e r e g a i n i n g consciousness. “He was gone. And we did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest,” said team doctor Morten Boesen, who led the work in giving Eriksen treatment on the field. “How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib. That’s quite fast.” Eriksen was in stable condition at a Copenhagen hospital and had spoken to teammates via video link on Sunday team officials said. , Boesen said it was still unclear what caused the midfielder’s collapse. “I’m not cardiologist, so the details about why it happened and further, I will leave to the experts,” he said. FULL COVERAGE: P11
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