In a first, a drive-in vaccination facility was set up at Mumbai's BMC centre in Dadar.
The Kohinoor public parking of the centre was converted into a vaccination centre, wherein people can sit in their cars and get inoculated.
Shiv Sena leader Rahul Shewale said, "Similar facilities will be set up at other multipurpose parking sites by BMC." Inspired by drive-in COVID testing, this facility is far more convenient for people as there is no fear of maintaining social distancing.
India's Covid cases continue to fall with the country recording 58,419 cases, the lowest in over 80 days. India, the second-worst hit country, now has 2.98 crore cases. The government told the Supreme Court that the Families of Covid victims cannot be paid compensation as it applies to natural disasters only, , adding that states cannot afford to pay ₹ 4 lakh to every victim. Mumbai’s Versova Police on Saturday registered a second FIR in an alleged scam of vaccination of the employees of a film production house in the city. The ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton has been blighted by rainy weather. Pakistan said on Saturday that it would oppose any move by India to divide Kashmir and change its demography and other news.
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Petrol became costlier by 27 paise per litre and diesel by 28 paise on Friday. The latest price revision saw petrol crossing ₹100 a litre mark for the first time in Bengaluru, the second metro after Mumbai.
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Locals in Mumbai defied COVID protocols at Dadar market amid the horrific second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. People in large numbers rushed to the market area to make purchase flouting COVID norms including social distancing. The state is under lockdown till May 15 to break the transmission of the virus.
Twitter India chief says available for questioning via video by police on UP assault posts. The possibility of a patch-up between the Shiv Sena and the BJP in Maharashtra has gained strength over a series of events including Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's direct attack on ally Congress, just days after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The police in Uttar Pradesh have listed a staggering 18 charges against a journalist and two others who flagged an alleged land grab case. PM Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of the 7th International Yoga Day and others.
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The White House acknowledged it will not meet President Joe Biden's goal of delivering at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose to 70% of U.S. adults by Independence Day. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.
Groups of students like those from Clarkston Junior High School in Michigan return to Washington D.C. to visit historic sites again, as the pandemic wanes nationwide. This report produced by Freddie Joyner.
A consignment of 25 boxes of Covishield vaccine arrived at Raipur from Mumbai. Following Chhattisgarh High Court orders, the stare government had commenced vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44..
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar informed that the vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 years will commence from 1pm and no walk-in vaccines will be inoculated. People with a message on CoWIN app..
Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar informed that at the vaccination centre, priority will be given to people between 45 to 60 years of age coming in for their second dose. "Priority will be given to people..