Covid-19: Vaccine shortage hits states, Maharashtra puts curbs on drive
Friday, 9 April 2021 A large crowd had gathered on Friday outside BKC Jumbo in Bandra, Mumbai’s largest vaccination centre. The centre had shut its gates after it had exhausted the last 160 doses of vaccines it had in its stock. By afternoon, police had to be called in to disperse the crowd and the access road barricaded as people continued to pour in.
Amid voices of states over scarcity of COVID vaccines, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the information on vaccine shortage is not right. "All states are being provided adequate number of vaccine doses," he said. Recently, Maharashtra govt, Delhi govt and some state governments have said that...
Professor K Vijay Raghavan is the principal scientific adviser to the Centre. On Wednesday, he said that a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is inevitable. The professor explained that phase 1 was a mere generalist approach of the virus while phase 2 has more potent viruses arising due to post immunity. He insists that the population should be prepared for the new wave.
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The key facts behind the day's headlines on May 6 after US President Joe Biden’s administration threw its support behind efforts to waive intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines in an effort to speed up the end of the pandemic.
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With India's healthcare system under unprecedented pressure, and an acute shortage of key supplies like medical oxygen and remdesivir drug costing lives, six friends in Rajasthan's Kota have started a creditable undertaking. Chandresh Gehija, Ravi Kumar, Ashish Rajawat, Bharat Samnani, Deepak Ambani, and Gauram Godyani have turned four cars into 'mini-hospitals' with oxygen supply and air conditioning facilities. Watch the full video for more.
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Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor were snapped together as they visited Neetu Kapoor for 'havan' on first death anniversary of late actor Rishi Kapoor. Actor Malaika Arora was seen outside her residence with her pet dog. Meanwhile, paps caught actor Emraan Hashmi along with his family in Bandra.
Bollywood actor Nushrratt Bharuccha snapped outside a veterinary clinic in Bandra. She looked beautiful in the girl-next door look. She was last seen in Netflix series 'Ajeeb Daastaans'. Meanwhile, actor Neha Sharma also got papped in Bandra. She pulled off 'all-black look' like a diva.
Shutterbugs snapped Kriti Sanon at Mumbai airport. Kriti landed in Mumbai after wrapping up shooting for her upcoming film 'Bhediya' co-starring Varun Dhawan. She wore an oversized long blazer with white pants giving boss lady vibes. Krushna Abhishek was spotted with wifey Kashmera Shah at a food hall in Bandra. Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor was snapped outside daughter, Kareena Kapoor's residence. Actress Karisma Kapoor was spotted outside her sister's residence along with her son.
As the second wave of COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, several states are reporting massive increase in cases and deaths. Karnataka on May 05 reported more than 50,000 cases in its highest ever spike in 24 hours. The southern state saw spike of 50,112 new cases on Wednesday and record 346 deaths in the last 24 hours. Whereas Maharashtra, which remains the epicentre of the pandemic in India, on May 05 saw 920 people succumbing to the virus in just one day. The western state also added 57,640 new infections to its caseload.
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital after a slight increase stood at Rs 90.99 and Rs 81.42 per litre, respectively on May 06. Prices rose by 25 paisa and 30 paisa respectively in Delhi. In Mumbai, the prices of petrol and diesel jumped by 22 paisa and 30 paisa to Rs 97.34 and Rs 88.49. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.90 and Rs 86.35 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata.
Petrol and diesel prices witnessed a minor surge in the national capital and stood at Rs 90.74 and Rs 81.12 per litre, respectively on Wednesday. The petrol prices were increased by 19 paise per litre and diesel by 21 paise in Delhi. Rates have been increased across the country and differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax. In Mumbai, the price of petrol and diesel stood at Rs 97.12 and Rs 88.19 per litre respectively. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.70 and Rs 86.09 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata. Meanwhile, Congress slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the rise in the prices of petrol and diesel."Elections are over, Modi ji has shown taken off his mask, petrol-diesel prices started increasing; Modi ji, now it has been proved that you decide the price of petrol and diesel, not oil companies," tweeted Madhya Pradesh Congress in Hindi. They also shared a newspaper clipping whose headline reads "Petrol and diesel prices increased as soon as elections are over. Petrol in Bhopal up by 24 and diesel by 22 paise".
In a first, a drive-in vaccination facility was set up at Mumbai's BMC centre in Dadar. The Kohinoor public parking of the centre was converted into a vaccination centre, wherein people can sit in their cars and get inoculated. Shiv Sena leader Rahul Shewale said, "Similar facilities will be set up at other multipurpose parking sites by BMC." Inspired by drive-in COVID testing, this facility is far more convenient for people as there is no fear of maintaining social distancing.
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..
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