6,300+ new Covid cases, nearly 3k from Maharashtra; 140 deaths
Friday, 22 May 2020 India has recorded 1,23,081 coronavirus infections so far, with nearly a third of all active cases having been declared in the past four days alone, when 22,794 cases were added to the count. The Covid-19 toll on Friday was 140, with 63 deaths in Maharashtra, 29 in Gujarat and 14 reported in Delhi. Daily deaths have remained above 130 for six consecutive days.
Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain said no Covid-19 deaths have been missing from the records in the capital. Jain was speaking on the deaths in suspected Covid-19 patients. “We are not hiding even one death in Delhi,” Jain said. Delhi has over 11,500 cases of Covid-19 as on Friday. Delhi...
Thousands of farmers, who left from Nashik and other parts of the country on January 23, have reached Mumbai on January 24. Under the aegis of the All India Kisan Sabha's (AIKS) Maharashtra unit, these farmers are marching to join the statewide Vehicle March to Mumbai. They have camped at Azad Maidan. The massive rally is a part of the call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the protests in Delhi, to intensify and broaden the struggle from January 23 to 26.
Thousands of farmers left from Nashik on January 23 and have reached Thane's Kasara on January 24. Under the aegis of the All India Kisan Sabha's (AIKS) Maharashtra unit, these farmers are marching to join the statewide Vehicle March to Mumbai. The massive rally is a part of the call given by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), which is leading the protests in Delhi, to intensify and broaden the struggle from January 23 to 26.
While addressing a press conference in Maharashtra's Pune on January 23, the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-In-C), Southern Command (Indian Army), Lt General CP Mohanty spoke on COVID- 19 vaccination drive. Mohanty said, "I am proud that our country has been at the forefront in vaccination drive. As far as Indian Army is concerned, we have started administering vaccine to our health workers." "Around 6,000 of them have been vaccinated so far," he added.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal hoisted national flag on January 25 at Delhi Secretariat to mark Republic Day celebrations. "I hope this year we'll get rid of COVID-19. It was a difficult phase. People lost jobs, it was tough for govt too as no tax was received and we wondered how to pay salaries to our employees," Kejriwal said. Nation will celebrate its 72nd Republic Day on January 26 (Tuesday).
A Surat-based woman has taken upon herself to provide COVID-19 essentials to underprivileged people. Durriya Tapiya will drive a truck from Surat covering 13 states across India to distribute face masks, sanitisers, dustbins, sanitary pads among other essential items to the needy in 4500 underprivileged villages across 13 states. The ride will be known as 'Suraksha Setu Nationwide Truck Ride' and it will begin from 26th January. Durriya is also spreading awareness on Road Safety and Traffic.
Tortoises were rescued by the forest department in Gujarat's Vadodara. They rescued several tortoises with help of Gujarat Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) foundation and its officials on January 24.
A thick blanket of fog continued to engulf isolated areas of the national capital leading to low visibility in several areas in the morning of January 25. Intense cold weather conditions are disrupting the normal lives. Parts of the northern India are reeling under severe cold, making the daily lives uneasy for locals. According to IMD, minimum temperature in Delhi will hover around 8.8 degrees today.