UP govt started the first phase of vaccination for 18-44 age group in seven districts. CM Yogi Adityanath launching the programme from Avantibai Hospital in Lucknow. He said people above 18 years are being vaccinated for free with priority in seven districts. These districts include Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Kanpur and Meerut. The districts have reported high Covid positivity rates and have high active caseload. At least 85 centres have been dedicated to people above the age of 18 years. So far, over 1.23 crore vaccine doses have been administered to people in the state.
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Ahead of fourth phase of vaccination drive which will start from May 01, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath appealed people to join vaccination programme enthusiastically. "The fourth phase of vaccination is going to start from May 1. For this, we are working in a planned way. I request people to join the vaccination campaign," said CM Yogi.
Supreme Court stayed yesterday's Allahabad High Court order, imposing lockdown in five cities in Uttar Pradesh, in what came as a big relief to the Yogi Adityanath-led govt; As several states report a vaccine shortage, an RTI reply has revealed a huge waste of doses since India began inoculating people against Covid in mid-January. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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BJP MLA in Uttar Pradesh's Bairia, Surendra Singh, suggested people to drink 'gaumutra' (cow urine) to defeat COVID-19. While demonstrating on camera, Surendra Singh said that drinking 5 caps of Patanjali's Godhan Ark in a glass of cold water is his everyday morning routine. "I don't know the scientific reason behind it, but it has helped me. I stay amongst people for 18 hours but still I am fine. So I am sending across my experiences, and I want to show that I also drink." Godhan Ark is an ancient Ayurvedic medicine made by extracting the goodness from gomutra or cow urine.
COVID cases in Uttar Pradesh continue to rise and as a consequence of it, lockdown has been extended in the state. However, a huge crowd was seen at a market in UP's Kanpur on May 08. Locals went to market due to limited time allotted for essential shops to open and they didn't follow COVID SOPs there. Lockdown has been extended till May 10 in the state.
IAF continues its efforts towards Covid relief as India fights a devastating second wave. IAF IL-76 aircraft airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore on Saturday. As per official statement, the oxygen tankers landed at Panagarh Air base, West Bengal. An IAF C-17 is also bringing 3 oxygen containers & 3 pallets of respirators from Israel. The IAF aircraft will reach Hindan Air base in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, IAF aircraft are already ferrying oxygen tankers within the country. With over 4.1 lakh new cases, India again reported highest single-day spike on Thursday.
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BJP's Suvendu Adhikari claimed to have won from Nandigram seat by a margin of 1,200 votes. Adhikari was pitted against West Bengal CM and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee from the seat. Mamata said she will..
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