Covid: 5 steps in which Indians will get vaccine - verification to observation
A dry-run of the vaccination drive is being conducted across India on January 2 to prepare for the mass immunisation which would begin once a vaccine for Covid-19 is approved.
Trial runs are being conducted in multiple locations in all capitals of states and Union Territories.
A vaccination officer at Delhi's GTB Hospital explained the process in which an individual would be vaccinated against Covid - from verification, updation on Co-WIN app, to the actual vaccination, and finally observation.
Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.
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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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Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava urged Delhiites to follow the restrictions imposed by the Union Territory Government for their own betterment. "We are responsible for the current situation, everybody knows about COVID appropriate behavior, if situation like this arise than people are also responsible for it," said Shrivastava. The Delhi Police Commissioner added that self-isolation is the best possible solution against COVID-19. "I urge everyone to avoid themselves from uneven movements and social gathering," he said. Delhi reported over 16,000 COVID-19 cases on April 15.
After Delhi government announced 'weekend curfew' in national capital amid surge in COVID-19 cases, the delhiites on April 15, welcomed the Union Territory govt's decision. Delhi has reported 16,699 fresh COVID-19 infections on April 15. As per the new guidelines applicable till April 30, or till further order, all shopping malls, gymnasiums, spas, auditoriums, assembly halls, entertainment parks and similar places will be closed.
Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's last day in office, the EC barred Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Chandra became an Election Commissioner in 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now oversee voting in the remaining 4 phases in Bengal, as well as declaration of results of elections in 4 states and 1 Union Territory. Watch the full video for more.
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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, which is running the world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive, is the fastest in vaccinating its citizens, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address in 'Mann ki Baat'. "We are not..