Migrant workers in large numbers are returning to their hometowns due to prevailing COVID situation. Lucknow's bus stand was crowded with workers returning from Delhi, Maharashtra and Gujarat. Several workers have lost their jobs due to pandemic.
Amid growing cases of coronavirus, Haryana government decided has decided to vaccinate protesting farmers and also test them for coronavirus. "It is my duty to worry about everyone in Haryana. Farmers are protesting here in large numbers. We have decided to vaccinate them and get them tested for COVID-19,"said Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij.
The Indian government on Monday decided to open up vaccination for all above the age of 18 from May 1st. The national capital will be under a lockdown from tonight till next Monday to check the spread of Covid-19. AIIMS director Randeep Guleria asked doctors to exercise caution while prescribing Remdesivir to patients as it is not a ‘magic bullet’. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Congress MLA from Bhopal (SW) PC Sharma is on a 21-hour fast against the management of COVID crises that has engulfed Madhya Pradesh. PC Sharma came down heavy on Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government for poor management of COVID facilities and alleged shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir injections. PC Sharma said, "There is oxygen and Remdesivir shortage. They're not available for them (people) but are being black marketed for Rs 20,000. People are dying daily, what is it? How come the government failed."
Amid a steep spike in COVID-19 cases leading to increased demand for medicines for treating coronavirus, top health experts in the government on Monday said anti-viral drug remdesivir is "not a magic bullet" and does not reduce mortality. "Remdesivir is not a magic bullet and this is not a drug that reduces mortality. We may use it as we don't have a very good antiviral drug. It has a limited role and we should be very careful in its usage," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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An acute shortage of Remdesivir, widely used to treat Covid patients, is dogging medium-sized private hospitals in the city amid rising Covid cases. While health... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Indian Express