Even as the phase-3 vaccination against COVID-19, covering people between 18-45 years, is scheduled to start from May 01 across the country, several states have said they don't have the vaccines available with them for the 18 plus inoculation drive. After opposition-ruled states such as Maharashtra and Rajasthan expressed concerns over the availability of vaccines, now BJP-ruled Goa and Karnataka have also said they will not able to start the phase-3 vaccination from May 01 as they are yet to receive the vaccines. "For people from 18 to 45 yrs, vaccines haven't arrived yet. We'll start their vaccination as soon as we get the vaccine. Lockdown will not extend, I urge people to stay at home and cooperate with the govt," Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told ANI on April 30. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, "We have not been supplied with the vaccines till now. Once the vaccines are supplied we will start the vaccination for those above 18 years of age."
Goa to go under a strict lockdown beginning April 29 till May 3 in new of Covid-19. The announcement was made by state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday. Lockdown to be enforced from 7 pm of April 29 (Thursday) to morning of May 3 (Monday). Sawant said essential services & industries will not be shut down during lockdown. “I urge everyone to follow the SOPs released by the state govt. Goa to go under lockdown from Thursday evening to Monday morning. Essential services & industries exempted, public transport won't be allowed. Migrants should not panic, lockdown declared to break transmission chain,” he said. Goa on Tuesday reported over 2,100 fresh Covid cases and more than 30 deaths.
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Amid increasing number of COVID cases in Goa, state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on April 28 imposed lockdown in the state starting from 29th April 7 pm till the morning of 3rd May. "Lockdown announced in state from 29th April 7 pm to the morning of 3rd May. Essential services and industrial activities allowed, public transport to remain shut," said Goa CM.
Amidst surplus in COVID-19 infections and deaths, lockdown has been imposed in Goa till May 03. Roads in Panaji wore a deserted look as police was on strict vigil to enforce COVID guidelines. Essential services and industrial activities are allowed. Borders will remain open for essential service transportation. Public transport will remain shut. Casinos, hotels, pubs will also be closed under the COVID guidelines.
With India's healthcare system under unprecedented pressure, and an acute shortage of key supplies like medical oxygen and remdesivir drug costing lives, six friends in Rajasthan's Kota have started a creditable undertaking. Chandresh Gehija, Ravi Kumar, Ashish Rajawat, Bharat Samnani, Deepak Ambani, and Gauram Godyani have turned four cars into 'mini-hospitals' with oxygen supply and air conditioning facilities. Watch the full video for more.
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Singer Sonu Nigam inaugurated the blood donation camp organised by Ameet Satam's Adarsh Foundation at Bharatmata Hall, Vidyanidhi campus in Juhu. He donated blood and urged his fans to donate blood amid the second wave of COVID-19. The singer became the first blood donor of the two-day camp set up in Juhu and he also motivated the youth to donate blood before taking the vaccination. Sonu Nigam had tested COVID positive earlier.
In wake of COVID-19 spread, testing has been ramped up by governments. A long queue was seen at Moradabad Railway Station as people waited for health officials to arrive and begin the testing. People complained that they have been standing in queue since morning but administration is delaying the testing process. Later, lab technician informed that due to unavailability of transport, they could not reach on time.
Tamil Nadu government had imposed fresh COVID-19 restricts in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Government had also extended night curfew and Sunday lockdowns till further orders. Government-run TASMAC liquor shops have been permitted to operate between 8 am and noon till May 20. Locals thronged the shops on the morning of May 06 to get their dose of alcohol.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed that the state government is not in favour of imposing lockdown. Our financial activity must keep going, this is how we manage COVID. Therefore, we do not want..