The driver lost control of the vehicle after it hit sugarcane hanging out of the tractor trolley coming from the opposite direction,” said a police official.
Twelve died on the spot while three of the eight injured died in a nearby hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that ex-gratia of Rs two lakh from the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund would be given to the next of kin of each person killed in the accident and Rs 50,000 would be given to each injured.
COVID-19 cases continued to rise in the country. The migrant workers began to return to their native places from Surat due to surge in COVID cases. A migrant worker said, "People are going home because they fear lockdown could be imposed once again. And they want to avoid the pain they endured during the lockdown last year." Migrant workers were seen at large number at bus depot to leave the city.
BJP's Surat unit distributed Remdesivir injections free of cost to relatives of needy COVID-19 patients on April 10. A long queue of people was seen outside the BJP office to get the injections. MLA from Udhna, Vivek Patel said, "We're giving free injections to the needy in line with state BJP chief CR Patil's announcement to distribute 5,000 Remdesivir injections." Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19 especially in adult patients with severe complications.
As COVID infections across the country are on surge, a Surat-based company has launched free week-long COVID-19 vaccination drive for its employees. Company director informed that they have made certain rules to encourage vaccination. He said, "They either have to take vaccine/get tested after every 3 days else won't be allowed to work. Hopefully, it will encourage all to get vaccinated." So far 62,30,249 beneficiaries have received the first dose of COVID vaccination and 7,64,347 have got the second dose. 2,815 new cases were reported in Gujarat on April 03 taking the COVID caseload of state to 13,298.
While addressing a joint press conference in the national capital on March 24, the Secretary the Union Health ministry, Rajesh Bhushan, spoke about the two states of India which are of grave concern in terms of recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Bhushan said, "Two states are of grave concern that have shown a recent surge in cases-Maharashtra, that reported more than 28,000 cases in the last 24 hours and Punjab, that is reporting huge number of cases in proportion to its population." "Besides them, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh are of concern too. Gujarat reporting around 1,700 cases daily and MP around 1500 cases. Most cases in Gujarat concentrated in Surat, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. In MP, it is concentrated in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain and Betul," he added.
Doses of Covaxin allegedly went missing from cold storage of a hospital in Rajasthan. The incident was reported in Jaipur’s Hari Bux Kanwatia Government hospital. Police said that a total of 320 doses went missing from the place they were stored. “We received a report from the hospital that 320 doses of Covaxin are missing. Following the complaint, we registered an FIR with charges of theft. Probe is on, CCTV footage will be checked & action will be taken accordingly,” a police official said. The incident comes amid reports of alleged vaccine shortage across many states.
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As the country is reeling under the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, long queue of ambulances seen outside 1200-beded Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. Oxygen is being administered to patients in the ambulance only. On March 12, state reported 6,021 new infections and 55 deaths. Currently, Gujarat has over 30,000 actives cases of coronavirus, out of which 7,165 are in Ahmedabad alone. Gujarat is among the 10 worst-affected states in India due to pandemic.
Gujarat's Vadodara administration has made a unique punishment for the people who violate COVID norms. If a person found violating the norms, administration clapped for them and garlanded them. Gujarat has reported over 4,500 cases on April 10.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 interacted with Governors and Lieutenant Governors of all states and Union Territories on COVID-19 situation and ongoing vaccination drive in the country through video conferencing. PM Modi suggested that Governors can actively engage to ensure that social institutions collaborate seamlessly with the state governments towards micro containment. He also underlined that Centre is committed to ensuring adequate availability of vaccines. The Prime Minister added that during 'Tika Utsav', vaccination drive was expanded and new vaccination centres have also came up.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that last year, he and his party leaders collectively warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about COVID-19 virus and requested him to take action to save economy, small-scale industry and migrant labourers but media mocked him. "Last year in Feb, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID. You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers and small-scale industry. Press mocked me and said I am trying to scare people,' he said.
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