Coronavirus LIVE News Updates: Assam has imposed a night curfew between 8 pm to 5 am until May 1 to tackle the rising coronavirus cases in the state. Meanwhile, India's total tally of COVID19 cases has climbed to 1,76,36,307 with 3,23,144 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day. The death toll increased to 1,97,894 with 2,771 daily new fatalities. The active cases have increased to 28,82,204.
Fury as Delhi luxury hotel booked as COVID hospital for court staff
Authorities in Delhi ordered a luxury hotel to be converted into a COVID19 health facility for the exclusive use of high court judges and their families, drawing outrage in a city that has no hospital beds or lifesaving oxygen for hundreds of people.
TN reports 15,830 new covid cases, 77 deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 15,830 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, the third day the state's fresh covid numbers hovered in the 15,000 plus range, showing a seemingly slower growth trajectory. Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, citing the figures on Sunday, when a full lockdown was clamped, and Monday when new restrictions kicked in, said a "slight break" was visible in the pace at which the cases grew these two days.
Amid rising COVID19 cases in Telangana, major political parties today held roadshows, door to door campaigns for the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation elections scheduled to be held on April 30
The latest research shows that wearing a double mask- a surgical mask and a cloth mask together prevents COVID19 infection by 85% to 88% Urge people to wear a mask: Dr Dhruv Chaudhary, Head, Dept of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, PGIMS Rohtak & Haryana Nodal Officer-COVID
IAF C-17s are engaged in shuttles from at least 7 cities across the country to airlift cryogenic oxygen containers to Jamnagar, Ranchi & Bhubaneswar. The airlift of the second lot of oxygen containers from Dubai & Singapore to Panagarh Air Base is underway: Indian Air Force
Congress workers held a protest today at the Mumbai office of Storia Foods over the company's recent advertisement allegedly mocking Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
Uttarakhand | In view of the current COVID19 situation, 'corona curfew' to be imposed in Haridwar, Roorkee, Laksar, Bhagwanpur from tomorrow till 5 am, May 3: DM Haridwar
Maharashtra reports 66,358 new cases, 895 deaths
Maharashtra reports 66,358 new cases, 895 deaths and 67,752 discharges today; case tally rises to 44,100,85
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel sets up 250-bed COVID-19 hospital
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India has set up a 250-bed COVID-19 care hospital at Hazira in Surat district which will receive uninterrupted supply of oxygen from its plant nearby, the company said in a release on Tuesday. The 250bed hospital that became functional on Tuesday will soon be scaled up to 1,000 beds, the company, a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Nippon India, said.
PM Modi instructed the officials to work closely with state governments to start the PSA Oxygen plants at the earliest. Officers also apprised the PM that they are encouraging states to also set up PSA Oxygen plants: Prime Minister's Office
PM Modi chairs high-level meeting to review COVID situation
Mumbai reports 4,014 new COVID cases, 59 deaths
Mumbai COVID Update Till 6 pm
Daily Tests: 30.4k Vs 28.3
Today’s New Cases: 4,014 Vs 3,876
Positivity Rate: 13.2 Vs 13.7%
Discharged (24 hrs): 8,240 Vs 9,150
Total Deaths- 59 Vs 70 Yesterday
Overall Recovery Rate - 87%
Doubling Rate - 68 Vs 62 Days Yesterday
450 tonnes of medical oxygen delivered to Maharashtra, UP, Delhi in 6 Oxygen Express
450 tonnes of LMO(Liquid Medical Oxygen) has been delivered to Maharashtra, UP & Delhi in 6 Oxygen Express through 26 tankers covering more than 10,000 km.
Delhi govt to disburse medical aid of Rs 5000-10,000 to COVID positive construction workers, families
In light of the national disaster and financial crisis caused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi government has stepped up its efforts in providing aid, in form of medical assistance to construction workers. The government will disburse medical assistance for COVID-19 positive construction workers at the rate of Rs. 5000, subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000 per family. The process to claim this disbursal is fair and simple, a member of the family would have to produce RT-PCR report, which will then be verified through the ICMR portal. To help migrant workers, daily-wage workers and construction workers, Delhi Government has set up 150 food distribution centres in various schools and construction sites across all districts of Delhi. Delhi Government has taken every action in support and aid of construction, migrant and daily-wage workers in time of the COVID-19 crisis. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also made severe efforts and appealed to daily-wage and migrant workers to not leave Delhi as the Delhi Government is doing everything to ensure they are aided. In furtherance to helping construction workers, Delhi Government has also disbursed Rs. 5000 to each construction worker as aid during COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 2,10,684 construction workers will receive the cash-transfer as form of aid, out of which 2 lakh have already received aid of Rs. 100 crores and 11,000 workers will be granted the disbursals in the coming days. Delhi Government’s commitment to help construction workers did not go unnoticed even last year, in 2020 during lockdown, when Delhi Government disbursed Rs. 5000 to 55,000 construction workers. Many new construction workers were added to the Delhi Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, due to large drives for registration of construction workers. Currently, there are 1,72,000 workers registered with the Board.
COVID-19: CA final & intermediate exams postponed
HC asks Delhi govt to file an affidavit mentioning the status of the stock of liquid and gaseous oxygen with refillers by 10 am tomorrow.
HC issues contempt notice, asks Delhi govt to take action against erring oxygen cylinder dealers