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23 Apr 2021Union Health Ministry
Government issues updated clinical guidance for management of COVID-19 patients
The Union Health Ministry has issued an updated "Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult COVID-19 Patients" recommending emergency use authorization of Remdesivir for patients with moderate to severe diseases, requiring supplemental oxygen, within ten days of onset of symptoms.
23 Apr 2021Coronavirus
#OxygenCrisis: 25 sickest patients die at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, which has been leading the coronavirus battle from the front for months, lost 25 sickest patients in the last 24 hours.
23 Apr 2021Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Fire at hospital kills 13 coronavirus patients
In a terrible incident, at least 13 coronavirus patients died after a fire broke out at a hospital in Maharashtra's Virar.
22 Apr 2021Narendra Modi
Coronavirus: Modi chairs key meeting on oxygen availability amid shortage
Amid reports of shortage in the oxygen supply across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation.
"Only two hours' oxygen left": Delhi hospital chief breaks down
In yet another grim reminder of how the COVID-19 situation has catapulted in India over the past few weeks, the chief of a private hospital in national capital Delhi broke down while speaking to the media about the crisis unfolding at the facility.
22 Apr 2021Uttar Pradesh
Train rams into vehicles at open level crossing, five dead
Five people were killed and one person was injured after a train rammed into some vehicles at a manned level crossing in Shahjahanpur whose gates were allegedly not closed at the time of the incident.
Pfizer will supply COVID-19 vaccine only through government channels
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer will supply its coronavirus vaccine only through government channels in India, The Indian Express reported today.
22 Apr 2021Ministry Of Home Affairs
Government issues order for unrestricted movement of oxygen tankers
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday passed an order that transportation of oxygen tankers must remain unhindered, at a time when healthcare infrastructure has been overburdened due to the surging coronavirus cases.
22 Apr 2021Uttarakhand
Surging COVID-19 cases cast a shadow over Char Dham Yatra
The rising number of coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand has begun to cast its shadow on the forthcoming Char Dham Yatra with no buses booked yet by devotees to travel to the famed Himalayan temples.
22 Apr 2021Assam
300 flight passengers skip mandatory COVID-19 tests at Silchar airport
Around 300 flight passengers are said to have fled mandatory testing for COVID-19 after they landed at the Silchar airport in Assam on Wednesday.
22 Apr 2021Haryana
Haryana: Over 1,700 doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine stolen from hospital
Over 1,700 doses of the anti-coronavirus vaccine were stolen from a government hospital in Haryana's Jind, a police official said on Thursday.
22 Apr 2021Supreme Court Of India
#NationalEmergency: SC asks for Centre's plan on oxygen supply, vaccination
The Supreme Court today took a suo motu cognizance of the devastating coronavirus crisis in the country and asked the Centre to furnish a plan about oxygen, essential drug supply, vaccination, and lockdowns.
COVID-19: Those above 18 can register for vaccine from April-28
In a recent development, it has been reported that all Indian citizens aged above 18 years can register for the coronavirus vaccine from April 28.
22 Apr 2021Delhi High Court
Beg, borrow, steal but provide oxygen: Delhi HC tells Centre
The Delhi High Court last evening pulled up the Centre over the tragedy unfolding in hospitals, demanding why it's not waking up to the reality.
22 Apr 2021Jawaharlal Nehru University
JNU warns of legal action against COVID-19 norm violators
The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Wednesday said those violating COVID-19 norms on the campus may face legal action amid a rising number of cases in the national capital.
Sitaram Yechury's 34-year-old son dies of COVID-19; condolences pour in
Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury's son Ashish Yechury passed away due to complications caused by COVID-19 this morning.
22 Apr 2021Patna
Bihar: 500 doctors, health workers infected in second wave
More than 500 doctors and health workers of the two leading hospitals in Patna, AIIMS and Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), have been infected with coronavirus during the ongoing second wave, sources said.
Coronavirus: Centre to supply Remdesivir to 19 worst-hit states
As India witnesses a huge demand for the antiviral drug Remdesivir amid a sharp surge in COVID-19 cases, the central government has announced an interim allocation of the drug to 19 states and Union Territories until April 30.
India hits grim world record with 3.14L new coronavirus cases
India on Thursday reported 3,14,835 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began. No country has reported more cases in one day so far.
21 Apr 2021Maharashtra
Coronavirus: Maharashtra orders stricter restrictions starting April 22
The Maharashtra government announced fresh restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 late Wednesday.
21 Apr 2021Arvind Kejriwal
Coronavirus: Centre increases Delhi's oxygen quota, says Kejriwal
The central government has increased the oxygen quota for Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
21 Apr 2021Vaccine
Coronavirus: 0.04% people infected after COVAXIN shot; 0.03% after Covishield
The central government on Wednesday said that a "very small" fraction of people have tested positive for COVID-19 after being vaccinated.
Goa's healthcare infrastructure dwindling amid record surge in COVID-19 cases
Goa's healthcare infrastructure is suffering as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state touches new highs.
21 Apr 2021Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh, MP announce free COVID-19 vaccines for all 18+ persons
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday announced that the state government will cover the cost of vaccination against COVID-19 for all people above the age of 18.
21 Apr 2021Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
COVAXIN neutralizes double mutant strain: ICMR
Indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, neutralizes multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively works against the double mutant strain as well, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Wednesday.
21 Apr 2021Yogi Adityanath
Book those black-marketing medicines like Remdesivir under NSA: Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed officials to conduct raids on those involved in black-marketing of medicines like Remdesivir and book offenders under the National Security Act (NSA).
21 Apr 2021Delhi Police
Delhi Police creates green corridors for oxygen tankers
As Delhi finds itself short of oxygen supply, the National Capital's police on Monday night stepped up to help a hospital in Paschim Vihar get oxygen in the nick of time, helping 235 coronavirus patients.
Maharashtra: 22 dead after oxygen tank leaks outside Nashik hospital
Twenty-two people died after an oxygen tanker leaked outside a hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra today, causing the supply of oxygen to be halted there for around 30 minutes, reports said.
21 Apr 2021Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand tightens restrictions in view of COVID-19 surge
The Uttarakhand government has ordered the closure of markets in urban areas barring shops dealing in essential commodities from 2 pm onwards and changing the night curfew timing across the state from 9 pm to 7 pm.
Top Delhi hospitals receive oxygen supply after High Court intervenes
Several top hospitals in Delhi received their supplies of medical oxygen late Tuesday night, averting a major crisis as they were all just hours away from running out of stock.
21 Apr 2021Coronavirus
SII fixes Covishield's price at Rs. 600 for private hospitals
Serum Institute of India (SII) will sell Covishield at Rs. 400 per shot to states and at Rs. 600 to private hospitals, the Pune-based vaccine manufacturer said today.
21 Apr 2021Curfew
Night curfew extended by one hour in Andamans
Tourist spots and cinema halls will be shut for one month from April 22 and night curfew will be extended by one hour with immediate effect in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the archipelago is witnessing a COVID-19 surge, a notification said on Wednesday.
Pune: Poultry farmer approached police as hens stopped laying eggs
A poultry farmer from Maharashtra's Pune district has approached the police claiming that hens at his farm have stopped laying eggs after consuming the feed manufactured by a particular firm, an official said on Wednesday.
21 Apr 2021Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Coronavirus: India reports record 2.95L new cases; 2K more deaths
India on Wednesday reported 2.95 lakh new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began.
21 Apr 2021Karnataka
Karnataka night curfew: What's allowed and what's not?
The Karnataka government on Tuesday imposed a curfew on weekends and during nights to contain the spread of COVID-19.
20 Apr 2021Twitter
SSR's father moves court against movies depicting actor's personal life
Sushant Singh Rajput's father has moved Delhi High Court against movies that depict the late actor's name, personal life, images, caricatures, or lifestyle in the form of a biopic or story, Bar and Bench reported.
20 Apr 2021Narendra Modi
Coronavirus: We need to save India from lockdown, says Modi
As India witnesses a brutal second wave of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation.
20 Apr 2021Delhi High Court
Coronavirus: Delhi hospitals short on oxygen; HC pulls up Centre
Two top hospitals in Delhi have reported that their oxygen stocks would only last a few hours, even as the national capital has seen a major surge in COVID-19 cases.
20 Apr 2021Yogi Adityanath
Kafeel Khan urges government to let him serve during COVID-19
Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government in 2017, has appealed to the state government to allow him to serve during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
20 Apr 2021COVID-19
Bharat Biotech to produce 700 million COVAXIN doses per year
To support vaccination campaigns in India and across the globe, Bharat Biotech has ramped up the manufacturing capacity of its COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, to 700 million doses per annum, the vaccine maker said on Tuesday.