Noida police arrested 7 people for black marketing of Remdesivir injection, which is an antiviral drug that is being used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Amid the COVID crisis, its high demand has led to medicine's black marketing. 9 vials with wrapper of Remdesivir has been recovered, ideally the medicine within the injection is used for treating pneumonia. In past few days, several people have been arrested in parts of country for Remdesivir injection's black marketing.
Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca "switched on" an oxygen plant on May 06 at an ITBP Referral Hospital in Greater Noida. The plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time to the COVID-19 patients admitted at the centre. "After 48 hours our team with ITBP have been able to make oxygen production machine working. It's a sign of capacity of Italy and India to work together in a spirit of friendship and solidarity. This plant will supply oxygen to more than 100 beds at a time," Italian envoy told ANI. The plant was installed at the hospital in just 48 hours time.
Amid crippling COVID-19 situation in national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 09 announced that metro rail services will remain suspended till 5 am on May 17. Delhi entered into an extended period of lockdown with strict restrictions to further curb the COVID surge. Positivity rate of Delhi dipped to 23% from 35% amid lockdown restrictions.
Petrol and diesel prices in the national capital stood at Rs 91.53 and Rs 82.06 per litre, respectively on May 10. The petrol prices were increased by 26 paise per litre and diesel by 33 paise in Delhi. Petrol prices witnessed a minor surge across country and differ from state to state depending on the incidence of value-added tax. In Mumbai, the price of petrol and diesel stood at Rs 97.86 and Rs 89.17 per litre respectively. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 93.38 and Rs 86.96 per litre respectively and Rs 91.66 and Rs 84.90 per litre in Kolkata.
The whole country is under the grip of 2nd wave of coronavirus currently and amid it, the COVID cases in Uttar Pradesh continue to rise. As a consequence of it, lockdown has been extended in the state. The streets of Moradabad wore deserted look amid COVID-imposed lockdown on May 10. Only essential services are allowed during this period. The lockdown has been extended till May 17 in the state.
A flight carrying second consignment of medical aid and equipment from Israel amid the crippling second wave of COVID-19 pandemic has landed in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad. Medical aid including 1,300 oxygen concentrators, 400 ventilators and other medical equipment arrived at Hindon Air Base. Israel sent the first consignment of life-saving equipment to India on May 04. Several countries are sending medical supplies and equipments to help India tide over the COVID-19 situation.
An incident which took place on Mothers' Day amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic moved everyone. Head constable of Delhi Police on May 09 took care of a child, whose parents tested positive for the novel coronavirus. A young COVID-positive couple residing at Radio Colony in GTB Nagar were in dilemma about their six-month-old baby after they tested positive for virus. Relatives residing in different parts of Uttar Pradesh could not take care of the child as both Delhi and UP are in lockdown. One of the family's relative living in Meerut asked for help from DCP HC Rakhi who is posted in Shahdara office. HC Rakhi, after getting approval from senior officers approached the parents of the baby and took the custody. She further ensured that the baby is handed over to the maternal grandmother living at UP's Modinagar.
The country is witnessing exponential surge in COVID-19 cases and because of which several states have imposed lockdown in order to break the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Kerala Government too..