Even as the phase-3 vaccination against COVID-19, covering people between 18-45 years, is scheduled to start from May 01 across the country, several states have said they don't have the vaccines available with them for the 18 plus inoculation drive. After opposition-ruled states such as Maharashtra and Rajasthan expressed concerns over the availability of vaccines, now BJP-ruled Goa and Karnataka have also said they will not able to start the phase-3 vaccination from May 01 as they are yet to receive the vaccines. "For people from 18 to 45 yrs, vaccines haven't arrived yet. We'll start their vaccination as soon as we get the vaccine. Lockdown will not extend, I urge people to stay at home and cooperate with the govt," Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told ANI on April 30. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, "We have not been supplied with the vaccines till now. Once the vaccines are supplied we will start the vaccination for those above 18 years of age."
Goa to go under a strict lockdown beginning April 29 till May 3 in new of Covid-19. The announcement was made by state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday. Lockdown to be enforced from 7 pm of April 29 (Thursday) to morning of May 3 (Monday). Sawant said essential services & industries will not be shut down during lockdown. “I urge everyone to follow the SOPs released by the state govt. Goa to go under lockdown from Thursday evening to Monday morning. Essential services & industries exempted, public transport won't be allowed. Migrants should not panic, lockdown declared to break transmission chain,” he said. Goa on Tuesday reported over 2,100 fresh Covid cases and more than 30 deaths.
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Amid increasing number of COVID cases in Goa, state Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on April 28 imposed lockdown in the state starting from 29th April 7 pm till the morning of 3rd May. "Lockdown announced in state from 29th April 7 pm to the morning of 3rd May. Essential services and industrial activities allowed, public transport to remain shut," said Goa CM.
Severe cyclonic storm Tauktae intensified overnight into 'very severe cyclonic storm' over eastcentral Arabian Sea according to the weather department. 100 rescue teams are deployed for six states - Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa. India Meteorological Department said that Tauktae is very likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours.
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Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur, on May 08 requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double oxygen quota for the state, amid acute shortage across the country in wake of COVID second wave. "I received a phone call from PM Narendra Modi today. We had a detailed discussion on 2-3 topics related to COVID situation in the state. PM said we have to put restrictions while maintaining the livelihood of people as death rate is increasing," CM told ANI. "I requested him to double our oxygen quota. I especially mentioned that we're facing difficulty in providing oxygen to patients as we've fewer oxygen cylinders and we need more of that. PM assured full support from the Centre," CM added. Currently, HP is getting 15 MT oxygen supply.
Newly elected Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief MK Stalin on May 07 visited M Karunanidhi's memorial in Chennai. He paid floral tribute to former the CM. Stalin took oath as CM of TN at Raj Bhavan in Chennai today. DMK bagged 133 seats in the 234-member assembly.
At least 17 people have been arrested for pasting posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the Covid-19 immunisation programme. The posters read in Hindi quoted, "why did PM Modi send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?" Congress' Rahul Gandhi tweeted the words, “Arrest me too," in both English and Hindi in relation to these arrests.
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Imported coronavirus disease vaccine produced by Russia, Sputnik V, will cost ₹995.40 per dose in India and the price of vaccines produced in the country may be lower; White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci said it is reasonable to increase gap between 2 vaccine doses in order to vaccinate as many people as possible; Former Aam Aadmi Party MLA Jarnail Singh (47) died Friday after contracting Covid in the last week of April. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Chief Minister Pramod Sawant visited GMCH on April 24 to review the functioning of oxygen plant. He was accompanied by Chief Secretary Parimal Rai and Goa Medical College and Hospital dean Dr Shivanand..
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on rising cases of coronavirus in the state said that lockdown is not a solution as it will stop economic activity. He urged people of the state to follow COVID SOPs...