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.
India witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases after the country reported 3,66,161 new infections in last 24 hours. With 7,45,237 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,26,62,575. 3,754 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,46,116. So far, 1,86,71,222 people won the battle against COVID-19. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, till date 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested for COVID-19 virus. Vaccination drive is underway and 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tamil Nadu and in view of it, a two-week lockdown has been imposed in the state to contain the spread of infection. On May 10, streets in Coimbatore remained silent and deserted. However, all grocery shops will continue to work until 12 noon during the lockdown period. On May 09, TN Govt in its first meeting stressed on strict COVID-19 containment measures to rein in the virus. With 28,897 new COVID cases, Tamil Nadu reported highest-ever single day spike on May 09.
Lockdown extended in UP due to surge in COVID cases. However, locals paid no heed to it at a fruit and vegetable market in Varanasi. A huge crowd with no social distancing was seen at the market and with no fear of COVID; they went to buy fruits and vegetables. Lockdown has been extended till May 17 in UP.
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.
Metro services in Delhi will be suspended for a week starting from May 10 (Monday) after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended the lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital...
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Sunday elected as the next Chief Minister of Assam. India continues to battle a Tsunami of Covid cases as it recorded 4,03,738 fresh Covid cases and 4,092 deaths..
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..