India has hit a record daily high with over 4 lakh new covid cases in the last 24 hours. The country has seen the passing of many imminent personalities in the last 2 days. In a conversation with the Indian Express, the chief medical advisor to the US Biden Administration, Anthony Fauci stressed that India should be put under complete lockdown to control the tsunami of covid cases. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reckoned that the state might not reach that stage.
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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on April 28 said the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has approved around Rs 6,500 crore to provide free vaccination for people between 18-44 years in the state. Tope explained that the state has nearly 5.71 crore people in the above mentioned age group and thus the state would require 12 crore doses for their vaccination. The third phase of vaccination, covering people aged 18-44 years, will start from May 01 even as several states have expressed concerns over availability of vaccines.
Clearing the air regarding the phase-3 vaccination in Maharashtra, Aslam Shaikh, the Guardian Minister of Mumbai, said the decision to vaccinate the people of 18-44 age group free of cost could be taken by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during the cabinet meeting today.
The Government said a further four people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 127,679.Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.The Government also said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 1,926 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.It brings the total to 4,450,777.
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Thousands of people including Covid patients evacuated because of Cyclone Tauktae from Gujarat and Maharashtra; Bharat Biotech said that the company manufactured Covaxin is effective against the aggressively virulent strains of Covid detected in India and in the UK; Delhi police said that an Aam Admi Party party member is the brain behind the posters that appeared around parts of Delhi a few days ago; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government will take all necessary steps and precautions to check cases of black fungus or mucormycosis in the city; Jharkhand Police has collected over ₹ 35 lakh as fine from people for not wearing masks in public places.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah chairs a review meeting with the chief ministers of Gujarat & Maharashtra.
According to the Karnataka State Disaster Managagement Authority, four people have lost their lives and 73 villages have been affected by cyclone Tauktae. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that Lockdown in Delhi has been extended for another week. India logged 3.11 lakh fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours.
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Severe cyclonic storm Tauktae intensified overnight into 'very severe cyclonic storm' over eastcentral Arabian Sea according to the weather department. 100 rescue teams are deployed for six states - Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa. India Meteorological Department said that Tauktae is very likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut came forward to defend Maharashtra Minister Anil Parab over the allegation levelled by Sachin Waze, and said no Shiv Sainik can take false oath in the name of Bala Saheb Thackeray. "A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure, no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray's name," said Raut.
Maharashtra Minister and Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray, has tested positive for Coronavirus. Sharing the news on Twitter yesterday he requested everyone who had come in contact with him to get themselves tested.
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Just two days ahead of the third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) jumbo COVID-19 vaccination center has run out of vaccine stock. The vaccination center is inactive. Boards reading 'Vaccine out of stock' were put up outside the BKC center on April 28. "It will open for vaccination as soon as the stock is replenished," Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. However, despite it being out of stock, people gathered in huge numbers outside the center. The vaccination drive at the vaccination center was earlier halted for the same reason on April 20. From May 1, the third phase of India's COVID vaccination drive will begin for all citizens of 18 years of age and above to get vaccines.
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.
A 'Tika Utsav' or vaccine festival has begun across the country to inoculate maximum number of eligible people against the coronavirus on April 11. Elderly people arrived at BKC vaccination centre in Mumbai amid weekend lockdown. India will observe a four-day 'vaccine festival' in the country till April 14. The call for the vaccine festival was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.