Amid India's worst Covid wave yet, a sliver of hope emerged. The Union government revealed districts without new cases in weeks. 32 districts have not seen any new cases in almost a month. The Union health minister revealed the stats during ministers' meet. “For the last 7 days, 180 districts haven't seen new cases. 18 districts haven't seen new cases in the last 14 days. 54 districts haven't seen new cases in the last 21 days and 32 districts have not seen new cases in the last 28 days,” said Harsh Vardhan. However, India did add over 4 lakh new cases in just 24 hours. India currently has over 37 lakh active cases and over 2.38 lakh deaths. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid the disastrous second wave of COVID-19, the Indian Air Force's (IAF) C-17 aircraft, which was airborne from Hindon air base, landed in Frankfurt, Germany for airlifting medical supplies. The aircraft will depart for Mumbai carrying 35 tonnes of medical equipment.
The Indian Air Force (IAF)'s C-17 aircraft airlifted two more oxygen tankers from Pune and will land in Gujarat's Jamnagar. IAF has started airlifting big oxygen tankers from their place of use to the filling stations across the country to speed up the distribution of much-needed oxygen amid the COVID-19 crisis. This comes amid oxygen shortage in various parts of the country as the number of COVID-9 cases and deaths continue to rise.
Petrol and diesel prices witnessed a minor surge in the national capital and stood at Rs 90.74 and Rs 81.12 per litre, respectively on Wednesday. The petrol prices were increased by 19 paise per litre and diesel by 21 paise in Delhi. Rates have been increased across the 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 97.12 and Rs 88.19 per litre respectively. The price of petrol and diesel in Chennai was Rs 92.70 and Rs 86.09 per litre respectively and Rs 90.92 and Rs 83.98 per litre in Kolkata. Meanwhile, Congress slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the rise in the prices of petrol and diesel."Elections are over, Modi ji has shown taken off his mask, petrol-diesel prices started increasing; Modi ji, now it has been proved that you decide the price of petrol and diesel, not oil companies," tweeted Madhya Pradesh Congress in Hindi. They also shared a newspaper clipping whose headline reads "Petrol and diesel prices increased as soon as elections are over. Petrol in Bhopal up by 24 and diesel by 22 paise".
As the country is reeling under the devastating second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, several cities of Madhya Pradesh have been adversely affected by the virus too. Due to surplus in COVID infections, Janta curfew is underway in Bhopal. Police was on strict vigil to ensure the COVID guidelines and restrictions in the city. Janta curfew in Bhopal has been extended till May 07 to break chain of transmission.
A man in MP's Bhopal has turned his three-wheeler into an ambulance-like vehicle. Javed Khan, an auto driver, is providing ambulance service to Covid patients free of cost. Khan's auto is equipped with an oxygen cylinder, a PPE kit, sanitiser & an oximeter. This comes as many face shortage of oxygen, bed & ambulance amid the second Covid wave. “I saw people in distress on news & social media due to unavailability of ambulances. While some carried their relatives on shoulders, others pulled them on carts. Sold my wife's chain & bought an oxygen cylinder to turn my auto into an ambulance,” Khan said. The auto driver said he has helped many in Bhopal with his ambulance service in the last 15-20 days. People seeking help in & around the city can reach out to Khan, who is available 24*7.
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