COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Maharashtra as state reported over 68,000 cases on April 19. Migrant workers began to return to their native places from Mumbai amid COVID scare. Workers thronged Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to catch trains on April 19. Currently, Mumbai has 86,688 active cases of...
Many people across the country are coming forward to help India in a fight against COVID-19. Mumbai-based businessman Ketan Rawal is providing his vanity vans to Mumbai Police for free to facilitate police personnel who are serving in scorching heat. Last year, he gave 19 vanity vans to Mumbai Police and this year he already gave 12 of his vans and is planning to give more vans. "I am also ready to provide vans to hospitals to add a number of beds there," Rawa said to ANI. Many people like him are stepping forward to help the needy people amid COVID pandemic.
The COVID-19 vaccine went out of stock at BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on April 20. The boards reading 'vaccine out of stock' were put up outside the vaccination centre. Dean of BKC Jumbo Vaccination Centre, Rajesh Dere said, "We had 350-400 Covishield doses, we've administered it. We're awaiting more doses. Around 2000 Covaxin doses are available for second dose that is being administered. We have received information that we will get the Covishield doses by this evening. If that happens, we will begin vaccination tomorrow. We realised last night about the shortage of Covishield doses." Mumbai Police made announcement for the general public, outside BKC jumbo vaccination centre to not gather at the gates of the centre.
BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, has alleged that Mumbai Police on April 17 arrested a remdesivir supplier whom BJP had approached to supply the anti-viral drug to the state amid the surge in COVID cases. Fadnavis said, "Four days ago we had requested Bruck Pharma to supply us (Remdesivir) but they couldn't until permission was given. I spoke with Union Min Mansukh Mandviya and we got FDA's permission, but at about 9 pm, police arrested him (supplier)." LoP visited the police station where the supplier was held. "DCP told us that they received inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and wanted to verify the same. We showed them permission letter. He (DCP) said it wasn't communicated to them. Whatever happened was wrong," said Devendra Fadnavis.
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