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."
In these challenging times of the COVID-19 crisis, Ludhiana-based steel company helping government and people with O2 cylinders. Amid COVID second wave, India is reeling under acute shortage of medical oxygen. The people across the globe are leaving no stone unturned and are being the backbone of each other. Immunity kits are also being arranged for the needy by Vardhman Special Steels Limited.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on May 09 slammed Central government over COVID vaccines exported to other countries. He said, "Govt of India exported COVID vaccines to 93 countries in last 3 months. It gave 6.5 crore doses to them. Around 1 lakh people have died of COVID during the second wave in India. If not exported, these vaccines could have saved the lives of these people." "Was it (export of vaccines to other countries) done just to improve the image of Central government?" he asked.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on May 09 hit out at Arvind Kejriwal government over mismanagement of COVID crisis. "Earlier on March 6, Central government warned Delhi government about the arrangements of procurement of oxygen but they didn't do anything. But when they got pressure from hospitals, they (Delhi govt) on April 18 started looking for vendors for cryogenic oxygen tanker," said Delhi's BJP president.
Hitting out at the Arvind Kejriwal government amid COVID crisis, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said when BJP and RSS are helping people during oxygen shortage, Delhi government and MLAs are involved in black-marketing. "At a time when people of Delhi are gasping for oxygen, BJP, RSS and other organisations are helping people, Delhi Governments ministers and MLAs are involved in black-marketing and hoarding of medicines and oxygen. Delhi Govt and AAP are responsible for this crisis," said Delhi's BJP president.
Two ailing senior citizens, a 67-year-old male from Kavaratti and a 72-year-old female from Androth in Lakshadweep, were brought to the Naval hospital in Kochi on April 30. Both the patients requiring emergency treatment for COVID-19 were air lifted and admitted to INHS Sanjivani hospital.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on April 13 informed that Lakshadweep and Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam are now tuberculosis free. 'We have now declared one union territory - Lakshadweep and one district in Jammu and Kashmir - Budgam as tuberculosis free. I think this is a landmark achievement to begin with and I think it has already set the tone for a TB-free India by 2025,' said Union Health Minister.
The Election Commission has issued a second notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Supreme Court today said persons above 18 years of age are free to choose their religion. India has breached another grim milestone as it recorded daily covid cases over 1 Lakh 31 thousand. Bus services were hit in Karnataka for the third consecutive day today. The 7th Fleet of the US Navy says it has sent a warship about 224 kilometres west of India’s Lakshadweep islands to assert navigational rights and freedoms.
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Rasiq Imtiyaz Khan from the Wathora area of Budgam District shares his journey as a singer and music composer. Like many other budding singers in the Valley, the journey wasn't easy for him. Concerned about the future of aspiring singers in the valley, Rasiq said "I want to appeal the government to look into this matter as economically we are down. If I run a studio here, I need that support from the government so that I can move forward and train the younger talented singers and promote them."
To empower women of Budgam, Indian Army has established a women training centre. These women make Kashmiri Shawls and embroidery work to earn livelihood. The aim of the training centre is to create a sustainable skill development program which will facilitate employment of Kashmiri women in various industries and will also provide platform for employment to the women of Kashmir. These women came from various areas of Budgam to work in this centre and to make beautiful designs of Kashmiri Shawls and embroidery items and earn their livelihood. Army provides all the needed materials at the centre and also helps these women to sell the final products in markets.
A food delivery startup called Tiffin Aaw in Srinagar has started the campaign 'Food for Kashmir' on social media. They have taken it upon themselves to deliver free meals for Covid positive families, Covid warriors and people in need. The concept was started when the owner Rayees Ahmad got a lot of distress calls from people outside Kashmir, wanting food to be delivered to their Covid-hit parents.
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