Chris Kamara ‘feeling great’ after getting Covid jab
TV presenter Chris Kamara has urged people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to get the Covid-19 vaccine.The Sky Sports analyst said he was “feeling great” after getting his first jab and hoped it would accelerate a return to normal life.The 63-year-old said he understands why some people in minority communities may be reluctant to have the vaccination, and revealed that his Sierra Leone-born father was hesitant about needles.
Congress MLA from Bhopal (SW) PC Sharma is on a 21-hour fast against the management of COVID crises that has engulfed Madhya Pradesh. PC Sharma came down heavy on Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government for poor management of COVID facilities and alleged shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir injections. PC Sharma said, "There is oxygen and Remdesivir shortage. They're not available for them (people) but are being black marketed for Rs 20,000. People are dying daily, what is it? How come the government failed."
Amid massive surge in COVID-19 cases in national capital, Defence Research and Development Organisation spokesperson Narendra Kumar Arya informed that functioning of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID hospital has been resumed, and another 250 beds will be added to the facility by April 22. Narendra Kumar Arya said, "DRDO has resumed the functioning of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID hospital. It took 6 days to establish it again. All the beds have been filled here and 250 beds will be added by April 22. All these beds are ICU beds with ventilator facility. The air conditioning in the hospital is according to WHO standard. This hospital has all the facility which a good hospital has."
At ABC Action News, we’ve reported the increase in anti-Asian hate crimes across the nation. Thankfully, the Tampa Bay area hasn’t seen increased hate crimes directed at Asian Americans. Yet, many say they still feel uneasy when going out in public.
When tragedy struck across the country in Georgia, Tam Nguyen helped fellow members of his Southern California Vietnamese-American community start defense courses and assert themselves in the face of racism. Gloria Tso reports.
Hate crime legislation intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic advanced in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, easily overcoming the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. Gloria Tso reports.
At UNSC debate on conflict and food security, India underlined its commitment to the cause of global food security. India's PR to UN, T S Tirumurti informed the members, India had sent thousands of metric tonnes of wheat, rice, pulses and lentils to Myanmar, Maldives, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Lebanon, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan and several others to strengthen their food security in challenging times of the pandemic Covid-19. Last month, India gifted 2000 metric tonnes of rice to strengthen food security in Syria. India also participated in the Arria Formula meeting organized by Estonia on Ukraine. India also acknowledged the steps taken by Sudan in recent times. While speaking at United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan, Tirumurti said the Sudanese government had been taking corrective measures to improve overall situation at ground in Sudan. India reiterated equality and need for an improved participation of women in all spheres. It also welcomed the recently launched 'Uniformed Gender Parity Strategy'. India has called it a collective commitment towards implementing A4P in peacekeeping. Dr Hansa Mehta memorial dialogue was held on 8th march to celebrate the achievements, role and importance of women.