As the country is reeling under the horrific second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, locals in Shivamogga thronged the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market turning eyes from COVID-19 protocols. COVID protocols including social distancing norms were flouted at the market. Karnataka is observing Janta Curfew during the weekend to curb the spread of the virus. A two-week lockdown will remain in place across the state between May 10 andMay 24.
India reported 4,03,738 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With 37,36,648 total active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,22,96,414. 4,092 new deaths took the death toll to 2,42,362 . In last 24 hours, 3,86,444 people have won the battle against the diseases. Phase 3 vaccination drive is underway across country. So far 16,94,39,663 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
The national capital is under grip of the second wave of COVID-19. Amid the devastation, Delhi's Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital increased numbers of COVID-19 beds and added 200 additional COVID beds. All the new beds are supported with medical oxygen. The effort has been made in a bid to provide timely treatment to the COVID patients. Medical Superintendent of RML Hospital Dr Rana AK Singh said, "We were managing with 205 COVID beds but now we've increased 200 oxygen beds more in the hospital. We also have 24 ICU beds for COVID patients. We'll also convert 22 oxygen beds into ICUs." On an average, Delhi is reporting over 20,000 COVID cases in a day.
The second wave of COVID has ravaged the country and the cases are continuously increasing in Jammu and Kashmir as well. Amid the devastation, DRDO in association with JandK administration started construction of 500-bedded COVID hospital in Budgam. All beds will be supported with supply of medical oxygen. There will be 125 fully-equipped ICU beds for COVID patients and 50-double room accommodation facility for doctors and paramedics staff. Locals appreciated this step of govt and extended full support towards it.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed solidarity with India and said that European Union (EU) stands with the country in the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic. "It was..
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President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen on May 08 said European Union (EU) stands firmly at the side of India in this challenging time of COVID-19. "It was for us a very historical..