Amid India's worst Covid wave yet, a sliver of hope emerged. The Union government revealed districts without new cases in weeks. 32 districts have not seen any new cases in almost a month. The Union health minister revealed the stats during ministers' meet. “For the last 7 days, 180 districts haven't seen new cases. 18 districts haven't seen new cases in the last 14 days. 54 districts haven't seen new cases in the last 21 days and 32 districts have not seen new cases in the last 28 days,” said Harsh Vardhan. However, India did add over 4 lakh new cases in just 24 hours. India currently has over 37 lakh active cases and over 2.38 lakh deaths. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Minister of Health Harsh Vardhan chaired 25th high-level meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to discuss COVID-19 situation. He said, "For last 7 days, 180 districts in the country have not seen a single new case of COVID-19. 18 districts have not recorded any cases in last 14 days. 54 districts have not witnessed any new case in last 21 days."
Health Minister of Chhattisgarh, TS Singh Deo on May 08 said the state government will receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the further vaccination will go on with this. "We received 1.50 lakh Covaxin doses from Bharat Biotech on May 1 and the vaccination is going on with that. We'll receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the vaccination will further go on with this," Deo said media persons.
Speaking on COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on May 04 said, "Few centres were closed yesterday due to doses' shortage. Got 9 lakh vials today, to last for 2-3 days. 1 lakh inoculated so far in 18-44 age groups. Order placed for 18.5 lakh vaccines (Covishield and Covaxin).
While it must be understood that taking both doses of any vaccine whether it be Covishield, Covaxin or Sputnik, the ones that are available in India, are critical, here is what we know about one dose vaccine efficiency.
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India received Covid-19 medical aid from the United Kingdom on May 9. The flight carrying oxygen generators and ventilators landed in Delhi. The United Kingdom sent 3 oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators. Following the delivery, the Ministry of External Affairs expressed gratitude to the UK. Each generator has the capacity to produce 500 litres of O2/min, enough to treat 50 people at a time. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab had said, "The UK is sending surplus oxygen generators from Northern Ireland to India. This life-saving equipment will support the country's hospitals as they care for vulnerable Covid patients." Watch the full video for more.
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Chennai Railway Police raised awareness about Covid-19 among citizens recently with a unique performance. The video of the same is being circulated on social media. Dressed in their uniform, wearing face masks and white gloves, the Railway Police recently danced at the Chennai Central Railway Station.
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Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences-DRDO scientist Dr Sudhir Chandna on drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) while speaking to ANI informed about the observations of the medicine's clinical trials. "110 patients in ph 2 and 220 patients in ph 3 participated in clinical trials. It has shown better efficacy in ph 2. Recovery was 2-3 days faster for COVID patients. Phase 3 data shows by day 3, freedom from oxygen dependence seen in 42% patients as compared to 31% patients who were in standard care," said Dr Sudhir Chandna. Further referring to the data obtained he said that oxygen dependence reduced in a better way when we use this medicine along with standard care. "The pricing will depend on the production and those factors are with Dr. Reddy's Laboratories who are our industry partners," said DRDO scientist. On medicine's roll out, he said that it might come out in few days.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Sunday elected as the next Chief Minister of Assam. India continues to battle a Tsunami of Covid cases as it recorded 4,03,738 fresh Covid cases and 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours. Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced an extension of the lockdown in the national capital till 5 AM, May 17 (Monday). The centre on Sunday released ₹ 8,923 crore for rural local bodies as the first instalment of the 'Untied Grants' for the year 2021-22. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, asking for tax waivers on the import of medicines and equipment needed to fight the Covid pandemic.
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India on May 01 got the first lot of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine. The shipment arrived at the Hyderabad airport where Indian authorities received the first batch of 1.5 lakh doses of the Russia-made vaccines. India now has three vaccines - Covishield by Serum Institute of India, Covaxin by Bharat Biotech and Russia's Sputnik V. Sputnik V was given emergency use authorisation by the Indian government last month.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to people in the 18-44 age group not to queue up outside COVID vaccination centres from May 1, saying Delhi hasn't yet received vaccine doses. In..
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