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Covid update: India's new oxygen trains; 20 patients escape in Uttarakhand

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Covid update: India's new oxygen trains; 20 patients escape in Uttarakhand

Covid update: India's new oxygen trains; 20 patients escape in Uttarakhand

From the Indian Railways planning new Oxygen Express trains, to 20 patients escaping from a care centre in Uttarakhand - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic.

The central government said that India became the fastest to inoculate 12.2 crore, a feat achieved in 92 days.

Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, and Rajasthan saw record spikes in new cases.

Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.


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Second wave of coronavirus has brought the country to its knees. With daily rising cases, Mumbai remains the worst-hit city as compared to the states of India. In last 24 hours, the financial capital reported 10,030 new COVID-19 positive cases, which is higher than the major states in country. While, states including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan reported lesser number of cases as compared to Mumbai. Southern state of Tamil Nadu reported 3,645 cases, Karnataka witnessed 6150 fresh infections, 791 cases were seen in Uttarakhand. Meanwhile, states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh reported 2236, 3280, 428 new infections respectively, in last 24 hours. Hit hard by COVID-19, fresh cases in Mumbai took the tally to 4,72,332.

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Indian Railways cancels 28 trains, including Shatabdi, Rajdhani - Check full list here

Northern Railway has decided to cancel the Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duranto, Vande Bharat, Jan Shatabdi Express trains from May 9 until further orders.
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IRCTC news: 16 trains cancelled by Indian Railways from May 7 - Full list here

The Eastern Railways issued a notice saying that the services of these train will remain discontinued due to poor patronization until further notice.
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Around 70,000 isolation beds made available by Railways in over 4,400 COVID Care Coaches

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'Oxygen Express' arrives in Lucknow [Video]

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The 'Oxygen Express' carrying 10 oxygen tankers arrived in Lucknow from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand on May 04. The requirement of oxygen has soared in the country due to COVID situation. In view of this, Indian Railways is running 'Oxygen Express' trains to meet the demand.

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Rajasthan Rajasthan State in northern India

COVID: 24 states have over 15% positivity rate, says Health Ministry [Video]

COVID: 24 states have over 15% positivity rate, says Health Ministry

24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.

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Rajasthan: Four-year-old boy rescued after he falls into a 90-feet-deep borewell | Jalore District

Four-year-old Anil Dewasi fell into a 90-feet-deep borewell in Rajasthan. The incident took place in the Lachhri village of Rajasthan's Jalore district. The boy was finally rescued after a 16-hour-long operation. Sub-divisional Magistrate Bhupendra Kumar Yadav told ANI that the child is safe. He has is admitted to the hospital and under the doctor's observation. #Rajasthan #NDRF #4yearoldrescued

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4-yr-old pulled out of borewell after 14 hours in Rajasthan [Video]

4-yr-old pulled out of borewell after 14 hours in Rajasthan

A four-year-old boy was rescued after he fell into a nearly 90-feet-deep open borewell in Rajasthan's Jalore. Three teams of NDRF and one team of SDRF reached at the spot. He was rescued later after almost 14 hours of effort. He was taken to a hospital for first-aid. A villager had raised the alarm when he saw the boy slipping into the borewell.

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Punjab, India Punjab, India State in northern India

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Massive fire breaks out at dry fruit factory in Amritsar

Massive fire broke out at a dry fruit trading factory in Punjab's Amritsar on May 07. Fire tenders are present on the spot. No injuries have been reported so far. More details are awaited.

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Watch: Punjab cop kicks vegetable vendor’s basket; suspended

A Station House Officer in Punjab has been suspended after a video showing him kicking a vegetable basket of a street vendor went viral on social media. Navdeep Singh, SHO (City) Phagwara, was seen damaging the property of a street side vegetable vendor. Punjab police have now not only suspended the policeman but also initiated departmental enquiry against him. The officers of Kapurthala Police have contributed from their salaries to provide compensation to the vegetable vendor. The Punjab government had ordered the closure of all shops not selling essential commodities till May 15. Watch the full video for all the details.

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Viral video: SHO kicks vegetable vendor's basket in Punjab, gets suspended

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Delhi Delhi Metropolitan City and Union Territory of India

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Delhi’s top doctor explains who can donate plasma to Covid patients. Dr Sanjay Raina also tells when a person should donate plasma. Dr. Raina said anybody between the age of 18-55 years can donate plasma. Watch the full video for more details.

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Maharashtra Maharashtra State in Western India

Watch: Crowd attack cop who tried to disperse them [Video]

Watch: Crowd attack cop who tried to disperse them

A crowd in Sangamner of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra was seen attacking and chasing a State Reserve Police Force personnel who had gone to disperse the huge assembly of people. An FIR was registered against several people, including 5 named accused. The accused are currently absconding.

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