The Delta variant identified as B.1.617.2 of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus detected in India is believed to be the most infectious to have emerged so far; According to the vaccination distribution plan of the Centre, it will consider a number of factors of states before allocating Coronavirus vaccines to them; The National Institute of Virology in Pune has identified yet another variant of the Covid-19 virus; A court at Durban in South Africa has sentenced a great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi to seven years in jail.
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At least eight persons have died in an incident of fire reported at a private company in pune; The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to stop spread of misinformation on the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and attack on doctors. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Healthcare workers across the country are working under tremendous pressure amid the second wave of COVID-19. So excruciating is the condition that a doctor in Pune continues to look after patients despite losing his father to the pandemic and his mother and brother, too, are admitted to hospital. Explaining his "difficult situation", Dr Mukund, Director of Sanjeevan Hospital, said the staff cannot rest their eyes as the workload is very extreme. Pune city has over 1 lakh active infections, and is the worst-hit city in Maharashtra.
Another Oxygen Express carrying liquid medical oxygen containers to reach Delhi amid oxygen crisis in the national capital. So far it is the heaviest Oxygen Express as it carries 225 MT of liquid oxygen. Oxygen Express in an initiative by Indian Railways to transport liquid oxygen to the states in need in this fight against pandemic.
A goods train, carrying 6 medical oxygen tankers left for Delhi from Rajkot's Hapa station on May 08. A total of 129.86 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen have been sent by Reliance Industries, Jamnagar. Train will cover a distance of 1105 km to reach its destination. So far a total of 724.21 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen have been sent to various parts of the country by 9 Oxygen Express trains by Rajkot Division.
Children in Brazil have been dying from Covid-19 at higher rates than nearly anywhere else in the world. Doctors and researchers say the country’s higher child death rate stems from several issues but the main culprit is social inequality. CNN’s Isa Soares reports.
First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon receives her second Covid-19 vaccination at the SSE Hydro Arena in Glasgow. Report by Taylorjo. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Will we need a Covid booster shot in a few months? Even as some countries are preparing for it amid new virus strains being reported, the jury is still out on whether we need one right now.
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India continued to battle against 2nd wave of COVID-19 and amid it, Indian Air Force (IAF) IL-76 airlifted 3 cryogenic oxygen containers from Singapore to Panagarh Air Base in West Bengal. Similarly,..