Union health minister Harsh Vardhan hit out at state governments seeking widening of the Covid-19 vaccine net amid a surge in infections. He accused governments of states like Maharashtra and Delhi of playing politics, instead of administering vaccines comprehensively among people currently eligible....
In view of COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the county, Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Khachariyawas on May 08 urged Centre to provide free vaccines for the people and said free COVID vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country and it should be given to all without any discussion. "People are gasping for oxygen and you (Centre) took control of oxygen management in your hands. If you can't manage then let the states manage on their own. Free vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country. It should be given to all without any discussion... They (Centre) have put GST on vaccines and started increasing prices of petrol and diesel after Bengal elections," said Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Khachariyawas on COVID situation in the country.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
Four-year-old Anil Dewasi fell into a 90-feet-deep borewell in Rajasthan. The incident took place in the Lachhri village of Rajasthan's Jalore district. The boy was finally rescued after a 16-hour-long operation. Sub-divisional Magistrate Bhupendra Kumar Yadav told ANI that the child is safe. He has is admitted to the hospital and under the doctor's observation.
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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The 69-year-old Congress leader made the announcement on Twitter. Gehlot isolated himself on Wednesday after his wife Sunita had tested positive. PM Narendra Modi wished good health and speedy recovery to Gehlot, his wife. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra also wished for Gehlot's speedy recovery. Meanwhile, former PM Manmohan Singh was discharged from AIIMS Delhi. The 88-year-old Congress veteran was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid. Singh was admitted to AIIMS trauma centre, a dedicated Covid facility, on April 19. Singh received the first dose of Covid vaccine on March 4 & second dose on April 3.
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Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia lambasted state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over phone tapping allegations and asked him to resign on moral grounds. BJP also demanded CBI probe in this regard. "The questions (over phone-tapping issue) were raised in August last year and the response has come now. It is a serious matter. Chief Minister must take responsibility and resign on moral grounds. CBI should investigate this issue now," said state BJP chief Poonia.
After several members of a family died post drinking homeopathy medicine containing 91 percent alcohol, Chhattisgarh government is mulling to restart online delivery of liquor amid the lockdown, like last year. "Liquor shops are closed. Sale and purchase attempts of alcohol are being made from other states. People died in Bilaspur after consuming medicines in absence of alcohol. So our Govt's thinking of implementing online delivery of liquor, like last lockdown," said state's Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma.
Health Minister of Chhattisgarh, TS Singh Deo on May 08 said the state government will receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the further vaccination will go on with this. "We received 1.50 lakh Covaxin doses from Bharat Biotech on May 1 and the vaccination is going on with that. We'll receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the vaccination will further go on with this," Deo said media persons.
Millions of hatchlings of Olive Ridley turtles made their way to their home, the Bay of Bengal, at Gahiramatha, Odisha. The beach over here is one of the largest breeding grounds for the Olive Ridley turtle.
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Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar said that control room for oxygen supply has been made in Chandigarh amid soared requirement of oxygen in the state. He also informed that they have received 12,700 Remdesivir injections from the Centre till now out of demand of 20,000. "We have made control room for oxygen supply in Chandigarh. We have been allotted 70 MT per day of oxygen from Odisha. We have acquired 20 tankers for the transportation of oxygen. We need more tankers. We have demanded 20,000 Remdesivir injections from the Centre, as of now we have received 12,700 injections. We also received 160 Tocilizumab injections from the Centre, out of which we gave 80 to private hospitals and 80 to govt medical colleges," said CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
Odisha's Machhkund police on May 04 arrested three people and seized 1008 kg of ganja near Jalaput village in Koraput. The value of the ganja is approximately Rs 1 crore. According to police officials, the ganja was being illegally transported in a jackfruit-laden truck travelling to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. The ganja was found packed in several plastic gunny bags in the truck.
As Assam awaits to see who its next chief minister will be, Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma rushed to Delhi on Saturday to hold talks with the BJP’s leadership; Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that there is still a shortage of vaccine doses against the coronavirus disease in the capital; At least 10 workers died in a quarry in Andhra Pradesh's Kadapa district after a large quantity of explosive material ignited. This and more news at 2PM.
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Despite rising COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh a massive crowd was seen at Charminar area in Hyderabad on May 07. The people in the market were seen flouting social distancing norms and many were also seen without masks. Telangana has 73851 active cases and Andhra Pradesh has 182329 such cases so far.
Massive crowd was witnessed as people offered namaz on 'Alvida Juma' in Hyderabad's Charminar on May 07. Devotees defied COVID-19 appropriate behaviour. People could be seen not wearing facemask properly. Telangana has 73,851 active cases and Andhra Pradesh has 1,82,329 such cases so far.
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren is facing backlash from the BJP after he mocked the Prime Minister with ‘Kaam Ki Baat’ jibe. After PM Modi’s phone-call with him on the Covid situation in his state, Soren tweeted that PM Modi did his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ but not ‘Kaam Ki Baat’. BJP leaders lashed out at the Jharkhand Chief Minister accusing him of lowering the dignity of the office of the Chief Minister. BJP leader Babulal Marandi said that Soren is a failed CM and added that he should wake up and work for the state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar indicated delay in phase 3 of COVID vaccine inoculation, which is supposed to get started from May 01 and also requested people from 18-44 age group to refrain from..