A COVID-19 patient died in ICU ward of Shivpuri District Hospital after a ward boy allegedly removed the oxygen planted. Anguished at the demise, family of deceased created ruckus in the hospital premises and urged for a probe in the matter. A team of 3 doctors has been formed by the Superintendent of the Medical College to look into the matter and submit the report within 48 hours following which appropriate action will be taken. Family is adamant on not cremating the body until justice is served.
Amid surge in COVID-19 infections, first phase of Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls commenced from April 15. Polling of first phase will take place in 18 districts. People stood in a queue at a polling booth in Ayodhya as they await their turn to cast vote. In Rampur, people came out in good numbers to cast their precious vote.
Maharashtra came out as one of the major hotspots for the COVID-19 virus; government has imposed lockdown-like restrictions in the state. Daily wage earners have suffered the most in the state amid pandemic induced restrictions. Expressing his plight, a shoeshiner, near Gateway of India in Mumbai talked to ANI about his dwindling income. Umesh Sakes, shoe polisher said, "I've been working here for the past 5 years. Earlier, I used to earn Rs 100-200/day. Now it's hardly Rs 50/day."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that last year, he and his party leaders collectively warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about COVID-19 virus and requested him to take action to save economy, small-scale industry and migrant labourers but media mocked him. "Last year in Feb, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID. You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers and small-scale industry. Press mocked me and said I am trying to scare people,' he said.