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."
As India struggles with its worst Covid wave, requests for plasma donations have flooded various social media platforms. Oncologist Dr Sameer Kaul speaks to Hindustan Times and explains the dos and don’ts of plasma donation; who can donate and the risks involved. Kaul says, “Plasma therapy is not a panacea for Covid-19. It specifically helps patients who are early in the disease and have moderate Covid.” 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.
India on Saturday thanked Canada for the shipment of 50 ventilators and 25000 vials of Remdesivir to fight the COVID pandemic. In this regard, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Saturday said, "It would further deepen our strategic partnership." Several countries have come forward to help India as the country fights the second wave of Covid-19. Watch the full video for more details.
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Canadian Armed Forces CC-150 Polaris aircraft with medical aid landed in Delhi on May 08. A shipment of 50 ventilators and 25,000 vials of Remdesivir arrived from Canada. It is the first shipment of medical aid from Canada. The deteriorating COVID-19 situation in India has seen a surge in the demand for medical supplies.
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