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As Covid cases surge, states raise alarm for beds, oxygen

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Covid-19 crisis, stressing that ramping up vaccination was the key to battling the pandemic.
Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday seeking help for beds and oxygen for coronavirus patients.

Private sector to play vital role in COVID-19 vaccination drive: RS Sharma

Sharma said that while private hospitals are playing an important role in the vaccination programme, the private sector itself is poised to contribute actively to major healthcare-related initiatives

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Coronavirus surge: Maharashtra sees highest 68,631 COVID-19 cases in day; 503 die

With this, the cumulative caseload in the state mounted to 38,39,338 while the death toll reached 60,473. Maharashtra is now left with 6,70,388 active cases.

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Record spike of 12,248 COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh; 66 die

Coronavirus figures in MP are as follows: Total cases 4,08,080, new cases 12,248, death toll 4,557, recovered 3,34,947, active cases 68,576, number of tests so far 70,76,705.

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Covid-19: France restricting travel from 4 countries to curb variants

The restrictions include mandatory 10-day quarantines with police checks to ensure people arriving in France observe the requirement.

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Covid-19: Delhi records highest ever single-day surge of 25,462 cases, 161 deaths

A day ago, 24,375 COVID-19 cases and 167 deaths were reported in the city.

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Covid-19 surge: Bihar imposes night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am

The state govt has also extended the closure of schools/colleges/coaching centres till May 15 from April 30 decided earlier.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar

Coronavirus surge: Delhi facing acute shortage of oxygen for COVID-19 patients, says CM Kejriwal

Kejriwal alleged that the quota of the city has been diverted to other states.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Covid-19: Tamil Nadu govt cancels class 12 public exam; announces Sunday lockdown, night curfew

After Chief Minister K Palaniswami chaired a high-level meeting here to review the COVID-19 scenario in the state, the government announced measures, including the Sunday lockdown to help prevent the

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Tata Steel, SAIL, AMNS India supplying oxygen for treatment of COVID-19 patients

On Friday, Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday held a meeting with senior officials of the ministry to augment availability of medical oxygen in the country.

Also, an additional stock of 30,000 MT, including the safety stock, is being made available for medical use. (Representative image)

Delhi govt issues guidelines for gated residential complexes to set up COVID facilities

"Cleaning and regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces to be carried out twice daily in all common" areas, it said.

"No intermixing of suspect and confirmed cases shall be allowed," it said in the order.

COVID-19: UP records highest single-day rise of 30,596 cases, 129 more fatalities

Briefing reporters here, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said in the last 24 hours, 30,596 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported from the state, while 9,041 patients recovered from

The count of active COVID-19 patients in the state stands at 1,91,457, he added.

AstraZeneca could have COVID-19 vaccine against variant by end-2021

"We had to work without keeping a supply in reserve. As a result, we couldn't make up for unexpected events," she said.

"We are confident that we will fulfill our commitment to deliver 300 million doses to the European Union this year."The Kurier interview did not directly address ongoing investigations into health concerns over the AstraZeneca shot.

Delhi govt files cases against 4 airlines for not checking RTPCR reports of passengers from Maharashtra

These cases against the four airlines -- Vistara, Indigo, SpiceJet and Air Asia -- have been filed under the Disaster Management Act, they said.

These cases have been filed under the Disaster Management Act, they said.

Bed requirement for COVID-19 patients more than our capacity: Guj Dy CM

"Over 9,000 new coronavirus cases are emerging in Gujarat everyday. Though we are adding new facilities and beds at regular intervals, it falls short against the demand as the inflow of coronavirus pa

COVID-19 surge: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asks civic bodies to increase beds, boost medical infra in their hospitals

Delhi recorded 24,375 Coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began ravaging countries, and a record number of 167 deaths.

"I request all three municipal corporations to provide more beds. We are ready to provide things like PPE kits and oxygen which will be needed. I also request you to deploy maximum medical infrastructure and manpower," he said.

Mizoram reports 50 new COVID-19 cases, tally rises to 4,859

Twenty patients have travel history, while 21 were diagnosed with COVID-19 during contact tracing. It is yet to be ascertained how the remaining nine patients contracted the virus, the official said.

Delhi govt asks nursing homes, private hospitals to reserve 80 percent beds for COVID patients

The order issued by the medical superintendent, nursing homes mentioned that the occupancy of ICU beds and ward beds for coronavirus patients in 115 private hospitals has reached "almost 100 per cent

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said around 25,500 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi and the positivity rate has increased to nearly 30 per cent in the last 24 hours.

Delhi CM Kejriwal writes to PM, seeks help for beds, oxygen for COVID-19 patients

"The COVID situation has become very serious in Delhi. There is huge shortage of beds and oxygen. I request that at least 7000 out of 10,000 beds in Central government hospitals in Delhi be reserved f

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COVID-19 surge: Delhi HC to hear only urgent matters filed in 2021

In view of the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi High Court on Sunday issued an office order stating that from April 19 onwards it will only take up "extremely urgent

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COVID-19: Need of 3rd booster dose based more upon conjecture than data, say experts

More data is needed to establish if a third anti-COVID-19 booster dose will more effectively help in fighting the surge in infections in the country as currently its requirement has been based more up

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COVID positivity rate doubles to 16.69% in 12 days: Govt

The daily coronavirus positivity rate in India in the last 12 days has doubled to 16.69 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate has increased to 13.54 per cent in the past one month, the Health Min

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Over 12 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in 92 days in India

The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 12 crore as part of the world's largest vaccination drive, it said.

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Less than 100 ICU beds vacant in Delhi hospitals, situation worsening every moment: CM Kejriwal

He also said that the Delhi government has sought the Centre's help in ensuring adequate beds and supply of oxygen for COVID-19 patients.

He also said that the Delhi government has sought the Centre's help in ensuring adequate beds and supply of oxygen for COVID-19 patients.
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