Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and his wife Seema received their first vaccine dose as the national capital faces a fresh infection surge. They were given Bharat Biotech's Covaxin at Maulana Azad Medical College. Apart from appealing to eligible residents to get vaccinated, Sisodia also asked the central government to remove restrictions on vaccine supply to widen the inoculation net. Meanwhile, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said that infections were now appearing in clusters, instead of individuals, like earlier. Watch the full video for more.
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Thursday slammed the Centre over the GNCTD bill alleging that it is feeling insecure as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is "emerging as an alternative" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi". He also said that the AAP dispensation is taking legal opinion on the issue to decide the future course of action. Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 despite uproar and walkout from the Opposition. The bill, commonly known as the NCT Bill, was passed by Lok Sabha on March 22. Watch the full video for more details.
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On the occasion of "Baisakhi Snan" in Kumbh, Niranjani Akhada sadhus took holy dip in river Ganga at Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar on April 14. Ghat was jam-packed, without paying heed to COVID SOPs. Haridwar remains heavily crowded, despite surge in COVID-19 cases.
With the surge in COVID-19 cases, East Coast Railway and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation have set up six counters at Bhubaneswar Railway Station to check the passengers coming from other states. Director of Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Chittaranjan Nayak said, "BMC and East Coast Railway have taken initiative for the people coming from other states who had not done RT PCR test within 72 hours and has not taken doses of COVID vaccine are being registered here and passengers having symptoms are sent for quarantine and are being tracked taking their details."
Pandemic continues to haunt India. Country reported 1,84,372 new cases on April 14. Currently there are 13,65,704 active cases in the country. Total caseload of India mounted to 1,38,73,825. With 1,027 deaths reported in last 24 hours, death toll stood at 1,72,085. So far, 1,23,36,036 people recovered from the contagious disease. Vaccination drive is underway in the country, so far 11,11,79,578 vaccine doses have been administered across country.
During press conference held in Delhi, Niti Aayog's Dr VK Paul spoke on Remdesivir, which is an anti-viral drug for COVID-19. "There is no question of use of Remdesivir in home setting. This is required for those individuals who require hospitalisation and are on oxygen. It should only be use in hospital and not to be procured from chemist shops. We appeal that there should be rational use of Remdesivir. The drug is available in sufficient numbers. We appeal to the physicians' community for rational, judicious, and correct use of the drug," said Dr VK Paul.
Terming the current wave in the national capital "very dangerous", Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday informed that Delhi has reported 13,500 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. "As per the data of last 10-15 days, 65 per cent of the patients are below 45 years of age. Your health and life is very important to us. So, I would like to appeal to the youth to step out of the house only when it is necessary and follow all COVID protocols strictly," said Kejriwal. He further requested those above 45 years of age to get vaccinated, adding that government hospitals in Delhi are providing COVID-19 vaccines free of cost.
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