Lockdown in Maharashtra: What's open and what's shut
Monday, 5 April 2021 () In view of the rising Covid cases in Maharashtra (the state recorded over 50,000 cases on Sunday), the Uddhav Thackeray government has announced complete lockdown on weekends across the state.
Maharashtra is entering lockdown-like restrictionsin the state from today, that is April 5th onwards. While weekdays will witness movement restrictions from 8 pm to 7 am, there will be complete lockdown on weekends. Here is everything you must know.
Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis accused Maharastra Police of harassing a Daman-based Remdesivir supplier for agreeing to supply a stock of the drug to the state on the request of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. “We had requested Bruck Pharma to supply a stock of Remdesivir vials to Maharashtra. They said they couldn't until permissions were given. I spoke with Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and got Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s permission. Tonight around 9 pm, the police arrested him," said Fadnavis. He added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe told they had inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and they only wanted to verify the same. However, Singe refuted the allegations that the distributor was arrested. Watch the full video for more.
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With the second wave of Covid-19 infections putting pressure on India's healthcare infrastructure, top doctors comment on how the government can update its vaccination strategy. Doctors Jalil Parkar and Amit Thadhani spoke on the need to widen the vaccination net, and also include the private sector to a greater degree. Watch the full video for more.
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Relatives of patients admitted to Delhi hospitals for Covid-19 treatment recounted their ordeal amid an unprecedented surge in cases. The patients' relatives said they found admission after being rejected by multiple hospitals. One of them claimed that 4 people were being housed on a single bed, while another stated that her relative had been asked to lie down on the floor, and was being denied food and water. Delhi saw 25,500+ new Covid cases in 24 hours, the highest single-day surge so far. Watch the full video for more.
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Germany, represented by Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, holds a national memorial service in a Berlin concert hall for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
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