Highlights: West Bengal logs 14,281 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Covid-19 second wave continues to take lives of Indians, infections continue to rise in worst-hit states.
Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to affect Indians as people cope with news of increasing deaths and rising numbers of infections in large parts of the nation. Major cities in India reel from crumbling hospital infrastructure as lack of medical oxygen and hospital beds drive families of those infected to despair. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held two review meetings with chief ministers of states which have been adversely affected in the second wave. He also held another virtual meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers to address the oxygen shortage in several cities.
The US decided to resume J&J vaccines despite fears of blood clotting. Brazil recorded more than 69,000 cases but its daily death toll remained close to 3,000 as the South American nation along with India and the US drove most of the global infections. An outbreak in Australia has led neighbour New Zealand to pause its newly opened travel bubble with Australia. Kuwait also banned travellers from India due to surge in cases.
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- Apr 24, 2021 11:22 PM IST
West Bengal logs 14,281 fresh Covid-19 cases
West Bengal reported 14,281 new Covid-19 cases, 59 deaths and 7,584 discharges in the last 24 hours.
- Apr 24, 2021 11:10 PM IST
Delhi reports 24,103 new Covid-19 cases, 357 deaths
Delhi on Saturday reported 24,103 new Covid-19 cases, 357 deaths and 22,695 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
- Apr 24, 2021 10:58 PM IST
Pune reports nearly 10,000 new Covid-19 cases
Pune district in Maharashtra reported 9,989 fresh Covid-19 cases, 138 fatalities and 8,853 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
- Apr 24, 2021 10:36 PM IST
Haryana logs over 10,000 new Covid-19 cases
Haryana registered 10,491 new Covid-19 cases, 5,104 recoveries and 60 fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the case tally to 4,13,334.
- Apr 24, 2021 10:18 PM IST
Covaxin to cost ₹600 for states, ₹1200 for private hospitals in Phase 3 Covid vaccination, announces Bharat Biotech
- Apr 24, 2021 09:22 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh reports 12,918 new Covid-19 cases
Madhya Pradesh on Saturday reported 12,918 fresh Covid-19 cases, 104 deaths and 11,091 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
- Apr 24, 2021 08:54 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reports 14,842 fresh Covid-19 infections
Tamil Nadu reported 14,842 new Covid-19 cases, 9,142 recoveries and 80 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the active cases at 1,00,668.
- Apr 24, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Mumbai reports 5,888 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Mumbai reported 5,888 new Covid-19 cases, 71 deaths and 8,549 in the last 24 hours, taking the case tally to 6,22,109.
- Apr 24, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Bihar reports 12,359 new Covid-19 cases
Bihar reported 12,359 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count for active cases to 81,960.,
- Apr 24, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Goa logs 1,540 fresh Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours
Goa on Saturday reported 1,540 new Covid-19 cases, 485 recoveries, and 17 deaths in the last 24 hours.
- Apr 24, 2021 06:51 PM IST
Uttarakhand reports over 5,000 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Uttarakhand on Saturday reported 5,084 new Covid-19 cases, 1,466 recoveries and 81 deaths in the last 24 hours.
- Apr 24, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Kerala reports 26,685 fresh Covid-19 infections in last 24 hours
Kerala reported 26,685 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours. Death toll in the state stands at 5080, active cases are1,98,576, reported ANI.
- Apr 24, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Weekend curfew in Jammu and Kashmir from tonight 8pm to Monday 6am to curb Covid-19 spread
- Apr 24, 2021 05:11 PM IST
Union minister Nitin Gadkari receives second dose of Covid-19 vaccine
- Apr 24, 2021 04:53 PM IST
DRDO to assist in construction of 1000-bed temporary hospital in Bina, says MP CM
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will fully assist the state government in the construction of a 1,000-bed temporary hospital at Bina, reported ANI.
- Apr 24, 2021 04:22 PM IST
Tamil Nadu govt sets up 24x7 call centre to assist hospitals in oxygen supply
Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said a 24x7 call centre has been set up to aid in the resolution of 'any issues' faced by the hospitals. Health facilities can call 104 for assistance in issues pertaining to medical oxygen supply, the government said, reported PTI.
- Apr 24, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Haryana govt to provide free Covid-19 vaccination to all adults
Haryana government, state-level Covid monitoring committee chaired by the chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, decided to administer Covid-19 vaccine doses free of cost to people aged above 18 years at government hospitals of the state. Registration to begin from April 28, only those who have registered will get vaccinereported ANI.
- Apr 24, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi asks govt to consider reducing patients intake
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Saturday requested government to consider decreasing the patients intake amid dangerous oxygen crisis in the national capital, reported ANI.
- Apr 24, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Australia stands with our friends in India: PM Morrison on difficult second wave
"Australia stands with our friends in India as it manages a difficult second #Covid-19 wave. We know how strong and resilient the Indian nation is. PM Narendra Modi and I will keep working in partnership on this global challenge," said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
- Apr 24, 2021 02:29 PM IST
Delhi HC asks Delhi government to arrange tankers for transport of oxygen
The high court asked Delhi govt to arrange for tankers for transporting oxygen to hospitals.
- Apr 24, 2021 02:28 PM IST
Delhi HC says that if admissions are turned down it could create law and order situatin
"Let's face the reality, if admission are turned down, you know how people may react when they lose their near and dear ones. There might be a law and order situation. what would happen if there are mass deaths," the Delhi HC questioned Centre.
- Apr 24, 2021 02:13 PM IST
MHA officials inform Delhi HC that shortage of tankers due to high number of cases
The MHA officials also said that governments of states and Union Territories are working very hard in this regard. They further added that both governments have to work together.
- Apr 24, 2021 02:08 PM IST
RSS asks people to be cautious of anti-India elements
RSS general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said that RSS Swayamsevaks are helping the government in dealing with the crisis and asked people to stay away from 'anti-India' elements who might want to create an atmosphere of 'negativity and mistrust'.
- Apr 24, 2021 01:25 PM IST
Pakistan PM expresses concern over Covid-19 situation in India
Pakistan PM Imran Khan tweeted expressing solidarity between citizens of both nations during these times of crisis.
- Apr 24, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Max flags shortage of oxygen
Max Hospital in Gurugram says they have less than 2 hours worth of oxygen supplies left in their hospitals. They had tweeted asking for help at 11.20am.
- Apr 24, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Moolchand Hospital says its has less 2 hours of oxygen supply
Moolchand Hospital says it has less than 2 hours of oxygen supply left.
- Apr 24, 2021 12:29 PM IST
Delhi HC says Capital need Centre's help in oxygen procurement
Delhi HC on Saturday said that the Capital city needs Centre's help to procure oxygen as it does not have nitrogen and argon tanks. The court observed that if anybody is seen obstructing oxygen supply then the person will be punished.
- Apr 24, 2021 12:12 PM IST
Lok Narayan Jay Prakash Hospital says need 40-50 ltr/oxygen per patient
LNJP MD Dr Suresh Kumar says critical patients need 40-50 litres of oxygen and also said that there are chances that the oxygen supply chain in compromised.
- Apr 24, 2021 10:54 AM IST
Centre clarifies on vaccine pricing
The Union ministry for health and family welfare said that the Centre will continue to provide the vaccine doses it procured to states for free.
- Apr 24, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Saroj Hospitals closes admissions due to oxygen shortage
Saroj Hospitals in Delhi said that it will not be able to take in patients due to lack of oxygen.
- Apr 24, 2021 10:21 AM IST
Jaipur Golden Hospital says oxygen supply at hospital to last for 30 mins
Jaipur Golden Hospital's DK Baluja fears that more people will lose their lives as oxygen reserves worth 30 minutes left in hospitals.
- Apr 24, 2021 10:19 AM IST
India records 2,624 fresh fatalities in last 24 hours
The nation has recorded 16,610,481 total cases. The number of new cases recorded reached 346,786.
- Apr 24, 2021 09:11 AM IST
Odisha observes weekend lockdown
Odisha observes strict weekend lockdown in a bid to curb cases.
- Apr 24, 2021 08:47 AM IST
Pune, one of the worst-affected, remains under lockdown
Pune which is reeling from one of the worst outbreaks is under a complete lockdown as it tries to stop the chain of transmission.
- Apr 24, 2021 07:51 AM IST
Johnson extends assurances, says UK looking at avenues to help India
UK PM Boris Johnson said that UK is looking for avenues to help India fight the Covid-19 second wave.
- Apr 24, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Ahead of Olympics, Japan imposes emergency in several areas
Suga govt declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other regions, three months ahead of the games as Covid-19 infections rose in these prefectures.
- Apr 24, 2021 07:42 AM IST
Hong Kong vaccine bookings double
Hong Kong's vaccine booking increased as the administration brought all residents aged 16 and older under the ambit of the vaccination drive.
- Apr 24, 2021 07:01 AM IST
Kumbh returnees asked to isolate themselves for 14 days in Telangana
Telangana urges Kumbh returnees to isolate themselves for 14 days.
- Apr 24, 2021 06:32 AM IST
Biden faces pressure from US Chambers of Commerce, lobbies to help India
US Chamber of Commerce pushed Biden administration to release medical supplies, vaccines and life-saving support to India. Several other lawmakers along with the influential Indian-American community are also putting pressure on the US administration to send supplies to India.