BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait refuted the allegation that farmers violated COVID-19 protocols at Iftar. Reacting to the viral video, Tikait mentioned, "People were sitting at a distance from each other. The gathering of 50 people is permitted by the government. There were 22-35 people. Nobody met with each other, no one shook hands." Watch the full video for more details.
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Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rahesh Tikait on April 22 at Ghazipur border said that many farmers are struggling to get the second dose of COVID vaccine. "Farmers are at their home. Where else will we ask them to go? Is COVID spreading from here? We have been living here for last 5 months, it's our home now. Many farmers took vaccine but are struggling to get the 2nd dose. We have told officers to set up camp here," said BKU leader. Farmers have been agitating against farm laws at Delhi's border from past 5 months.
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The three arrested TMC heavyweights Firhad Hakim, Subrata Mukherjee and Madan Mitra were rushed to the hospital. As several states tackle vaccine shortage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today continuous efforts were being made to increase vaccine supply in a big way. The government-appointed task force on Covid-19 on Monday removed plasma therapy from the treatment protocol for adult Covid-19 patients. KK Aggarwal, a former president of the Indian Medical Association and a prominent face of the medical fraternity in the country, died last night due to Covid.Four people were killed in Gujarat as Cyclone Tauktae made landfall in Gujarat last night that damaged houses and trees and forced people to flee.
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A 53-year-old COVID patient died in an ambulance allegedly due to oxygen shortage in Rajasthan's Alwar on April 29. The mishap took place at Alwar Lords hospital when he was being shifted to another in Alwar last night. However, Principal Medical Officer Sunil Kumar Chouhan said that due to some glitches in oxygen supply panel of Lords hospital, 5 critically ill patients were shifted to ICU wards of Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, and the patient in question died after shifting to ICU ward. "There were some glitches in oxygen supply panel of Lords hospital. So we shifted 5 critically ill patients to ICU ward of Rajiv Gandhi Govt General Hospital. The patient died after being shifted to ICU ward," said Chouhan.
Stones were allegedly pelted at the convoy of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, damaging the rear windshield of his car. Tikait, however, was not in his car when the stones were allegedly pelted, Bhiwadi Superintendent of Police Ram Murti Joshi said. The incident took place when Tikait’s convoy reached Tatarpur chauraha on its way to his second rally venue, the SP said. Watch the full video for more details.
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In view of COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the county, Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Khachariyawas on May 08 urged Centre to provide free vaccines for the people and said free COVID vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country and it should be given to all without any discussion. "People are gasping for oxygen and you (Centre) took control of oxygen management in your hands. If you can't manage then let the states manage on their own. Free vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country. It should be given to all without any discussion... They (Centre) have put GST on vaccines and started increasing prices of petrol and diesel after Bengal elections," said Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Khachariyawas on COVID situation in the country.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.