On the occasion of International Mother's Day, a sand artist made sand sculpture in on Odisha's Puri beach. The art my Sudarshan Pattnaik is dedicated to all mothers and especially for those who are working as frontline warrior in this time of COVID-19 pandemic.
Millions of hatchlings of Olive Ridley turtles made their way to their home, the Bay of Bengal, at Gahiramatha, Odisha. The beach over here is one of the largest breeding grounds for the Olive Ridley turtle.
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Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar said that control room for oxygen supply has been made in Chandigarh amid soared requirement of oxygen in the state. He also informed that they have received 12,700 Remdesivir injections from the Centre till now out of demand of 20,000. "We have made control room for oxygen supply in Chandigarh. We have been allotted 70 MT per day of oxygen from Odisha. We have acquired 20 tankers for the transportation of oxygen. We need more tankers. We have demanded 20,000 Remdesivir injections from the Centre, as of now we have received 12,700 injections. We also received 160 Tocilizumab injections from the Centre, out of which we gave 80 to private hospitals and 80 to govt medical colleges," said CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on May 08 launched 'drive-in vaccination centre'. The centre is opened in the parking lot of The Esplanade Mall. BMC has started the drive as pilot basis for people above 45 years. This drive-in vaccination facility is only for the people who are coming in for their second dose of vaccine.
Journalists in Bhubaneswar were administered with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on May 03 after Odisha government announced them as frontline workers. The vaccine camp was organised by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation. Currently, Odisha has more than 71,000 active cases of coronavirus.
The 3rd phase of COVID-19 inoculation drive began on May 03 in Odisha. People queued up on May 03 at a vaccination center in Bhubaneswar to get the jab. Vaccination for all citizens between 18-44 years of age has started at inoculation center.
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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Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The aircraft will depart for Mumbai carrying 35 tonnes of medical equipment.
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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Union External Affairs Minister, Dr S Jaishankar attended a virtual conversation, called 'Global Dialogue Series' on May 05. He said, "Our vaccine production situation was different from many other countries. On what basis Covishield was being made in India? It's Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, you can say it's British-designed product. It was made in India as the vaccine owner saw India as an efficient production venue. Along with that the ability and approval to make in India, came an obligation to supply it to a large part of the world. So, people have to understand, it was not that vaccine production started in India, it was invented by an Indian, owned by an Indian, produced by an Indian." He further said, "It was a truly international collaboration. When there is an international collaboration, if somebody gave you a vaccine to make in India, then you have to do your part, otherwise, it doesn't work. It also came with support from the Covax initiative. So, there was an obligation to support the Covax initiative to give vaccines at a low cost to a number of nations."
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said there is still a shortage of vaccine doses against Covid-19. He said Delhi needs 3 crore doses to inoculate all eligible beneficiaries within 3 months. Kejriwal urged the..
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