Madurai MP urges Union minister to renew health cover for Covid-19 warriors
Tuesday, 20 April 2021 () Madurai MP Su Venkatesan has written to Union health minister Harsh Vardhan urging him to renew the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package Insurance Scheme for Covid-19 warriors. The expired on March 24.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan comments on comparisons being drawn between the Nizamuddin Markaz gathering in Delhi last year, and the Haridwar Kumbh Mela this year. He also counters allegations that deaths due to Covid-19 are being misreported in the country. Watch the full interview on April...
Amid India's worst Covid wave yet, a sliver of hope emerged. The Union government revealed districts without new cases in weeks. 32 districts have not seen any new cases in almost a month. The Union health minister revealed the stats during ministers' meet. “For the last 7 days, 180 districts haven't seen new cases. 18 districts haven't seen new cases in the last 14 days. 54 districts haven't seen new cases in the last 21 days and 32 districts have not seen new cases in the last 28 days,” said Harsh Vardhan. However, India did add over 4 lakh new cases in just 24 hours. India currently has over 37 lakh active cases and over 2.38 lakh deaths. Watch the full video for more.
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India witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases after the country reported 3,66,161 new infections in last 24 hours. With 7,45,237 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,26,62,575. 3,754 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,46,116. So far, 1,86,71,222 people won the battle against COVID-19. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, till date 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested for COVID-19 virus. Vaccination drive is underway and 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
Amid crippling COVID-19 situation in national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 09 announced that metro rail services will remain suspended till 5 am on May 17. Delhi entered into an extended period of lockdown with strict restrictions to further curb the COVID surge. Positivity rate of Delhi dipped to 23% from 35% amid lockdown restrictions.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tamil Nadu and in view of it, a two-week lockdown has been imposed in the state to contain the spread of infection. On May 10, streets in Coimbatore remained silent and deserted. However, all grocery shops will continue to work until 12 noon during the lockdown period. On May 09, TN Govt in its first meeting stressed on strict COVID-19 containment measures to rein in the virus. With 28,897 new COVID cases, Tamil Nadu reported highest-ever single day spike on May 09.
Union Minister Pratap Sarangi sustained injuries in a road accident on May 09. A tractor lost its balance near Podasuli in Baleshwar district and hit the Minister's car. Local police rushed to the spot..