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Coronavirus News Highlights: At 3.14 lakh cases, India records highest single-day spike in the world

Coronavirus News Highlights: At 3.14 lakh cases, India records highest single-day spike in the world

Coronavirus News Highlights: At 3.14 lakh cases, India records highest single-day spike in the world
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India recorded 3,14,835 new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the highest-ever in the world since the pandemic outbreak, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. With this new surge, the total number of cases rose to 1,59,30,965, while the active cases crossing the 22-lakh mark. A total of 2,104 people lost their lives in the last 24 hours, also a single-day record for the country, taking the toll to 1,84,657.

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Delhi reports 26,169 new COVID19 cases

Apr 22, 2021 10:40 PM

TN to provide COVID-19 vaccine free of cost for those above 18 years from May 1

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday said it will provide free COVID-19 vaccination for all from May 1, when the next phase of inoculation drive covering all above 18 years would start. The announcement comes a day after major vaccine maker Serum Institute of India announced a price of Rs 400 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covishield' for State governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals.

Apr 22, 2021 10:24 PM

India records the highest-ever single-day COVID spike in any country

Over 3.14 lakh new coronavirus cases were registered in India, the highest-ever single-day count in any country, as many hospitals grappled with limited oxygen supply, prompting the Centre to issue strict directives on Thursday to states and union territories to ensure uninterrupted production and supply of medical oxygen and its transport.

Apr 22, 2021 9:57 PM

Karnataka to purchase 1 crore doses of Covishield

The Karnataka government on Thursday announced that the state will purchase 1 crore doses of Covishield vaccine at a cost of Rs 400 crore from Serum Institute of India (SII).

Apr 22, 2021 9:42 PM

Maharashtra reports 67,013 new COVID-19 cases

Maharashtra reports 67,013 new COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra on Thursday reported 67,013 new coronavirus cases, slightly less than the day before, taking its case tally to 40,94,840. As many as 568 patients succumbed to the infection, taking the toll to 62,479, said a health department official.

On April 18, Maharashtra had reported its highest daily rise in infections so far with 68,631 new cases, followed by 67,468 on Wednesday. On April 17 it had reported 67,123 cases. Of 568 fatalities, 309 occurred in the last 48 hours and 158 last week, while remaining had taken place in the period before the last week, the official said.

Apr 22, 2021 9:28 PM

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla writes to all states and UT on seamless supply and transport of Remdesivir, asks authorities to personally monitor

Apr 22, 2021 9:17 PM

EC bans roadshows, vehicle rallies in West Bengal with immediate effect

Noting that COVID safety norms were being flouted in West Bengal during campaigning, the Election Commission on Thursday banned road shows and vehicle rallies in the state with immediate effect and said no public meeting having more than 500 people would be allowed. The order said the commission has noted "with anguish" that many political parties and candidates are still not adhering to the prescribed safety norms during the public gatherings.

Apr 22, 2021 8:53 PM

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for conducting a feasibility study of COVID-19 vaccine delivery using drones in collaboration with IIT Kanpur. The permission exemption is valid for a period of one year or until further orders.

Apr 22, 2021 8:24 PM

Around 1,500 personnel of Delhi Police force have tested positive so far amid the prevailing second wave of COVID-19: Delhi Police

Apr 22, 2021 8:18 PM

Karnataka government releases Rs 571 crore for COVID-19 management

 Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka on Thursday said a total of Rs 571 crore is being released by the state government to various district administrations, including Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike for COVID-19 management, amid a spike in cases. "Aimed at controlling the COVID-19 pandemic Rs 305 crore is being released to Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), they can use the amount for medicines and medical care, to make payment for labours hired on contract basis, for leasing marriage halls and others as facilities for quarantine and RT-PCR tests," Ashoka said.

Apr 22, 2021 8:04 PM

Free vaccination will be provided to all above the age of 18 years after May 5: Trinamool Congress (TMC) quotes West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Apr 22, 2021 7:46 PM

Free vaccination will be provided to all above the age of 18 years after May 5: Trinamool Congress (TMC) quotes West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Apr 22, 2021 7:46 PM

Centre says states free to procure vaccines from Serum Institute of India (SII) as per new pricing policy

Apr 22, 2021 7:32 PM

COVID-19 situation in Delhi precarious; Centre to ensure oxygen supply to hospitals:HC

The Delhi High Court Thursday observed that the COVID-19 situation in the national capital has turned precarious with many hospitals running out of oxygen and directed the Centre to ensure the gas is supplied to the city as per the planned allocation and without any hindrances. "We all know that this country is being run by god," observed an anguish bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli which was of the view that all measures should be taken for removing obstructions in the transportation of oxygen.

Apr 22, 2021 7:02 PM

PM Modi to hold 3 crucial meets tomorrow on COVID situation

PM Narendra Modi will review COVID-19 related situation in an internal meeting tomorrow at 9 am. He will also interact with CMs of high burden states over the prevailing COVID situation at 10 am, and hold a virtual meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers in the country at 12:30 pm

Apr 22, 2021 6:36 PM