From the Indian Railways planning new Oxygen Express trains, to 20 patients escaping from a care centre in Uttarakhand - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. The central government said that India became the fastest to inoculate 12.2 crore, a feat achieved in 92 days. Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, and Rajasthan saw record spikes in new cases. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Relatives of patients admitted to Delhi hospitals for Covid-19 treatment recounted their ordeal amid an unprecedented surge in cases. The patients' relatives said they found admission after being rejected by multiple hospitals. One of them claimed that 4 people were being housed on a single bed, while another stated that her relative had been asked to lie down on the floor, and was being denied food and water. Delhi saw 25,500+ new Covid cases in 24 hours, the highest single-day surge so far. Watch the full video for more.
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Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's summary of the grim situation regarding Covid-19, top doctor Rommel Tickoo spoke on the pressure on the capital's healthcare system. Dr Tickoo said that when cases rise exponentially, then any healthcare system in the world would come under pressure. He asked people to not wait to get admitted to a hospital of their choice, but 'grab' a bed wherever it's available. Watch the full video for more.
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India breached another grim milestone in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, as it witnessed the deadliest day of the pandemic with over 1500 deaths reported and a record ever biggest single day surge of 2,61,500 cases, taking the caseload to 1.47 crore total cases. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) April session has been postponed in view of the rising COVID-19 cases. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi cancelled all his public meetings in West Bengal, where voting in three of the eight-phase assembly election is yet to be held, hours after taking a jibe at PM Modi for assembling large crowds at his rallies. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that There is a shortage of ICU beds in Delhi. Queen Elizabeth bade farewell to Prince Philip at a funeral on Saturday that celebrated his seven decades of service.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the positivity rate of Covid-19 tests in the national capital has increased to 30 per cent from 24 per cent in the last 24 hours. He also requested the Central government to reserve at least 7,000 hospital beds for Covid patients in the city. Addressing a press conference, the Chief Minister said, "Around 25,000 Covid-19 cases were reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. The major concern is the positivity rate that has increased to 30 per cent from 24 per cent in the last 24 hours. The cases are rising very fast. The beds are getting exhausted very quickly. There has been a shortage of ICU beds. There are less than 100 ICU beds are left in Delhi. There is a shortage of oxygen too." Watch the full video for more.
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