As a mark of friendship and strong ties between New Delhi and Kathmandu, India gifted one lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Nepal Army on March 28. The nine packages of Covishield vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII) arrived in Kathmandu, via an Air India flight late in the evening. So far, India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to over 70 countries. India has also provided medical supplies to 150 nations in the fight during pandemic.
A consignment of Covishield vaccine, by Serum Institute of India, to be dispatched from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Denmark's Copenhagen as part of the 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The consignment will be loaded in A Qatar airways' flight to Doha scheduled to depart at 9.15 am on March 27. So far, India has provided COVID-19 vaccines to over 70 countries. India has also supplied medical supplies to 150 nations in the fight against pandemic.
Amid increasing COVID-19 cases in state, Maharashtra government on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144. Bollywood industry is also feeling the heat. According to All Indian Cine Workers Association president, the industry is bearing loses as spot boys and other daily wagers have returned to their hometown due to no work. "We support lockdown, but there has to be a way for us. Government talks about others but not daily wagers in our industry," he said. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on April 13 announced a series of strict restrictions in the state till May 1 including the imposition of Section 144 from Wednesday in view of rising COVID-19 cases but said he will not term the new restrictions as "lockdown".
As second wave of the coronavirus is testing the country, families and attendants of COVID-19 patients are struggling to get beds at Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna. One of the doctors at the hospital said that the "situation is not good" as most of the patients arriving at the hospital are critical. Dr Ajay Kumar Sinha said, "Situation is not good, we are receiving much more patients than we did the last time. Most of the patients we get are critical and need oxygen support." Currently there are 20,148 active cases in the state.
Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary asserted that the state government is not hiding any COVID data and the correct figures are updated daily. "Apart from COVID19 infected bodies, suspected bodies are also being cremated as per COVID protocol. We are not hiding any data, correct figures are being updated every day," added Prabhuram Choudhary.
Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme..
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