After receiving flak for giving out 'free Flabiflu' in his parliamentary constituency East Delhi, BJP MP Gautam Gambhir on Thursday asked if a few strips of Fabiflu he obtained is causing its shortage and said he is proud to save somebody's life in this pandemic. "If a few 100 strips of tablets obtained from a distributor are being given for free, then, can it be called 'hoarding'? Is my obtaining a few strips of Fabiflu causing the shortage?", he said. "Those people, who let Remdesivir sell for Rs 30,000- Rs 40,000, or one hospital bed being given out for 5-10 lakhs, are calling this 'hoarding'?" he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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During the sixth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, a clash erupted on April 22 between the workers of BJP and TMC workers in West Bengal's East Bardhaman. Reason that triggered clash is yet to be known.
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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Amid increasing demand of Remdesivir injections across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 advised countrymen don't consider Remdesivir as a magic bullet as it requires for only small percentage of COVID patients. "It is important to understand that most of us who are either in home isolation or in the hospital, because panic, don't actually need any specific treatment. Only small percentage requires Remdesivir. Don't consider this as a magic bullet," said Dr Guleria while addressing issues related to COVID-19 in the country. "By rushing to the hospital, you are creating more chaos and not helping yourself and you are actually denying a bed to fellow citizen who may need it but may not get it because of unnecessary hospitalisation of people who don't need to be in hospital," Dr Guleria further added.
As the vaccination drive against COVID-19 is underway across the country, Delhi AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria on April 21 said, "The vaccine prevents you from getting the disease in the form of severe illness. It may not prevent you from getting the infection. Important to understand that even after the vaccine we may have a positive report, it is why important to wear a mask even after vaccine."
Polling began at 7 am for 30 seats in the first phase of West Bengal assembly elections. Voters queue outside polling stations to cast their votes amid tight security. Over 73 lakh voters exercised franchise and decided the fate of 191 candidates in these seats. Most of the seats are located in the once-Naxal-affected Jungle Mahal region. Elections are being held in Purulia, Bankura, Jhargram, Paschim and Purba Medinipur. Elections, which will continue till 6 pm, are being held following Covid-19 guidelines. EC deployed around 730 companies of central forces, guarding 10,288 polling booths. West Bengal is voting in eight phases for 294 seats, votes will be counted on May 2. Voting also began for 47 seats in the first phase of assembly elections in Assam. Altogether 264 candidates, including 23 women, are in the fray in the first phase. A total of 300 companies of security forces have been deployed in the first phase. People are voting at 11,537 polling stations across 12 districts. Altogether, 81,09,815 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the first phase. Assam is voting in three phases for the 126-member assembly, results on May 2.
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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that Delhi will be under a six-day lockdown from 10 pm tonight to 5 am on Monday.
Hit by the second Covid wave, India recorded 2,73,810 fresh infections and 1,619 deaths in a new record high, taking the caseload to 1.5 crore.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting to discuss the coronavirus crisis in the country as India battles an unprecedented surge in cases that saw a new record daily high today with over 2.73 lakh fresh infections. Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday tweeted that Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore. Amid the row over Remdesivir supply, Shiv Sena MLA Sanjay Gaikwad has said if he would have found the coronavirus, he would have put it into the mouth of BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis, sparking protests by the opposition party in Maharashtra.
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