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Haryana government on April 12 imposed a night curfew in the state amid the surge in the Covid-19 cases. In picture - Market closed due to Covid-19 lockdown in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Haryana: Shops to close at 6 pm from Friday, ban on non-essential gatherings

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 04:56 PM IST
"All shops will remain closed from 6 pm onward in Haryana from tomorrow (Friday), all non-essential gatherings are banned, anybody holding any function within the prescribed limit will have to seek permission from concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM)," health minister Anil Vij tweeted.
Covid-19 ambulances and funeral vehicles parked outside a crematorium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(PTI / File Photo)
Covid-19 ambulances and funeral vehicles parked outside a crematorium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(PTI / File Photo)

UP records highest single-day spike of 34,379 Covid-19 cases, 195 deaths

PTI | , Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 04:56 PM IST
On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh registered 33,214 cases of Covid-19 and 187 virus-related deaths.
During the review meeting, PM Modi stressed the fact that state governments should come down heavily on hoarding of oxygen.(PTI Photo)
During the review meeting, PM Modi stressed the fact that state governments should come down heavily on hoarding of oxygen.(PTI Photo)

Covid: At review meet, PM Modi gives suggestions to boost oxygen availability

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 04:36 PM IST
The meeting, was attended by principal secretary to the Prime Minister PK Mishra, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan, home secretary Ajay Bhalla and officials of Niti Aayog and other ministries.
For Yatra 2021, only those health certificates which have been issued after March 15 shall be valid.(File Photo)
For Yatra 2021, only those health certificates which have been issued after March 15 shall be valid.(File Photo)

Registration for Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended due to Covid-19

ANI | , Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Online registrations for this year's Amarnath Yatra commenced on April 15.
Pfizer did not reveal the 'not-for-profit' price that it has suggested to the government.(Reuters)
Pfizer did not reveal the 'not-for-profit' price that it has suggested to the government.(Reuters)

Offered India not-for-profit price for Covid-19 vaccine: Pfizer

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 04:23 PM IST
The company also said during the pandemic phase it will supply the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 mRNA vaccine only through government contracts.
Representative Image ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)
Representative Image ( Praful Gangurde/HT Photo)

‘Patients will die’: Delhi doctor breaks down on oxygen crisis in hospitals

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2021 04:24 PM IST
“We’re hardly left with any oxygen. If at all something is there, it may be for two hours or something,” Sunil Saggar, CEO, Shanti Mukand Hospital, told news agency ANI.
India's addition to the UK's Covid-19 travel "red list" was announced by the British Parliament earlier this week. (File Photo / Reuters)
India's addition to the UK's Covid-19 travel "red list" was announced by the British Parliament earlier this week. (File Photo / Reuters)

UK's Heathrow Airport refuses to allow extra flights from India amid Covid-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:53 PM IST
London's Heathrow, the largest and busiest airport in the UK, said the requests for additional flights from India were declined to ensure that the existing pressures on the border are not "exacerbated" ahead of the Covid-19 "red list" travel ban.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said instead of "behaving irresponsibly", Fadnavis and other state BJP leaders should be the "voice of Maharashtra" at the Centre.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said instead of "behaving irresponsibly", Fadnavis and other state BJP leaders should be the "voice of Maharashtra" at the Centre.(HT Photo)

Support Maharashtra instead of doing politics: Congress to Devendra Fadnavis

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:53 PM IST
"Instead of co-ordinating with the central government to ensure the state gets adequate medical aid, Fadnavis and other BJP leaders in the state only want to work to put the state government into trouble," Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole said.
"The representatives must come forward to motivate the people to get themselves vaccinated," chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said.(File Photo)
"The representatives must come forward to motivate the people to get themselves vaccinated," chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said.(File Photo)

Himachal CM urges elected representatives to ensure welfare, wellbeing of people

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Shimla
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:47 PM IST
"It is the duty of any elected representative to ensure welfare and wellbeing of the people of his or her area," chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said in a statement.
An ambulance waits for entry outside the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Covid-19 hospital in New Delhi, India.(AP)
An ambulance waits for entry outside the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Covid-19 hospital in New Delhi, India.(AP)

'Please help!': Covid tragedy spills onto social media in India

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:47 PM IST
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are all inundated with messages from distraught family members and friends begging for everything from hospital beds to medicines, CT scans, doorstep Covid tests, and even food for the elderly in quarantine.
Meanwhile, prices of oxygen cylinders in many parts of the country have more than doubled.(PTI)
Meanwhile, prices of oxygen cylinders in many parts of the country have more than doubled.(PTI)

Ensure no restriction in supply of oxygen for Covid-19 patients: MHA to states

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:32 PM IST
Union home affairs ministry issued an order asking states and Union territories to make sure that there are no restrictions on the movement of vehicles carrying medical oxygen between states.
India's ambassador to Moscow said last week deliveries of Sputnik V to the country were expected to begin this month. (Reuters)
India's ambassador to Moscow said last week deliveries of Sputnik V to the country were expected to begin this month. (Reuters)

India to get Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine only by end-May

Reuters | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:18 PM IST
India recorded the world's highest daily tally of 314,835 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday as a second wave of the pandemic raised new fears about the ability of crumbling health services to cope.
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. (Reuters File Photo)
A general view shows Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of Vedanta Resources, in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. (Reuters File Photo)

Vedanta seeks to reopen Tuticorin unit for oxygen output. SC agrees to hear plea

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government opposed Vedanta's attempt to reopen the Sterling copper unit in Tuticorin on grounds that the Supreme Court had specified earlier, but the top court has now termed the nationwide oxygen crisis as a "national emergency" and let the company make its plea.
Personnel in protective garment usher a group of migrant workers to take a bus to a quarantine facility at Westlite Woodlands dormitory in Singapore.(Reuters)
Personnel in protective garment usher a group of migrant workers to take a bus to a quarantine facility at Westlite Woodlands dormitory in Singapore.(Reuters)

Singapore quarantines hundreds after dorm workers infected with coronavirus

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:13 PM IST
Last year, Singapore confined hundreds of thousands of workers to their dormitories to prevent an outbreak in their ranks from spreading across the island.
A negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours will be mandatory, Dehradun District Magistrate informed.(HT photo)
A negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours will be mandatory, Dehradun District Magistrate informed.(HT photo)

Registration on Smart City portal, negative test mandatory to enter Dehradun

ANI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 02:48 PM IST
People returning to the state will have to undergo a mandatory 7-day quarantine.
White fumes engulfed the area after the leakage, said the official who was present at the spot.(HT Photo)
White fumes engulfed the area after the leakage, said the official who was present at the spot.(HT Photo)

Nashik: Oxygen tank that leaked was activated just 3 weeks ago

PTI | , Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The patients suffocated to death after their oxygen supply stopped suddenly because of a malfunction in the main storage at Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital in Maharashtra's Nashik city.
Only advanced booking of covid vaccine slots through CoWin or Aarogya Setu app will be allowed for people between the age group of 18 and 44.
Only advanced booking of covid vaccine slots through CoWin or Aarogya Setu app will be allowed for people between the age group of 18 and 44.

Covid vaccine for 18+: Registration on CoWin from April 28, no walk-ins allowed

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 02:14 PM IST
All appointments have to be made in advance, as there is no walk-in facility for people between the age group of 18 and 44.
Menoka cinema hall in Kolkata is one among the many single-screen theatres in the city that will face a shutdown once again due to the sudden surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. (File Photo)
Menoka cinema hall in Kolkata is one among the many single-screen theatres in the city that will face a shutdown once again due to the sudden surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. (File Photo)

Most single-screen theatres in Kolkata to shut amid surge in Covid-19 cases

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 01:59 PM IST
The alarming rise of Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks forced most of the single-screens in Kolkata to take the extreme step for public safety, an office-bearer of the Eastern India Motion Pictures Association said.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference in New Delhi. He has pointed out that the increased quota for medical oxygen fixed by the central government a day ago is still not enough to meet the spiralling demands amid a more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference in New Delhi. He has pointed out that the increased quota for medical oxygen fixed by the central government a day ago is still not enough to meet the spiralling demands amid a more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)

Delhi asks for more oxygen amid acute shortage. CM says supply quota not enough

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 01:09 PM IST
Hospitals in Delhi have been warning that their supplies of medical oxygen given to severely ill Covid-19 patients are running low. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on this day said that the union territory needs 700 tonnes of medical oxygen per day, so the increased quota is still not enough.
Varun Dhawan was filming Bhediya in Arunachal Pradesh.
Varun Dhawan was filming Bhediya in Arunachal Pradesh.

Varun shuts down troll who accused him of 'showing privilege' while 'people die'

PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 12:58 PM IST
  • Varun Dhawan shut down an Instagram user, who accused him of showing his 'privilege' by going on a vacation while people die because of the pandemic.
Supreme Court. (File photo)
Supreme Court. (File photo)

Supreme Court asks Centre for national plan on oxygen supply, Covid vaccination

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Senior advocate Harish Salve has been appointed as amicus curiae in the matter. SC will hear the suo motu matter tomorrow
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded a concrete solution to the present Covid-19 situation of the country from PM Modi.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi demanded a concrete solution to the present Covid-19 situation of the country from PM Modi.

'Quarantining at home and...': Rahul Gandhi says India is facing double crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 12:33 PM IST
The crisis of the country is not just corona, but the anti-people policies of the Centre, 'hollow speeches' and 'false celebrations'.
Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, addresses a press conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain, addresses a press conference, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Situation with medical oxygen in Delhi not comfortable, Satyendar Jain warns

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 12:22 PM IST
With several private and government hospitals in Delhi running low on medical oxygen for Covid-19 patients, the Centre has raised the national capital's oxygen quota from 378 metric tonnes to 480 metric tonnes. But this, the Delhi government says, is not enough.
Doctors and health workers, working on the frontlines, face the direct risk of contracting Covid-19, with many of them succumbing to the deadly disease during the more infectious second wave. (File Photo / PTI)
Doctors and health workers, working on the frontlines, face the direct risk of contracting Covid-19, with many of them succumbing to the deadly disease during the more infectious second wave. (File Photo / PTI)

500 doctors, health workers at top Patna hospitals infected in second Covid wave

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 11:37 AM IST
Altogether, 384 employees of AIIMS Patna, including doctors, nurses, sanitation workers, have been infected during the second wave so far, its Medical Superintendent CM Singh said. PMCH Superintendent Dr Indu Sekhar Thakur said more than 125 of its employees have tested positive so far.
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir was accused of hoarding when he asked people on Twitter to get free Fabiflu from his Jagriti Enclave office between 10am and 5pm.(PTI)
BJP MP Gautam Gambhir was accused of hoarding when he asked people on Twitter to get free Fabiflu from his Jagriti Enclave office between 10am and 5pm.(PTI)

As 'free Fabiflu' promise draws flak, Gautam Gambhir attacks back

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Distributing a few hundred Fabiflu strips is not hoarding, the cricketer-turned-politician said attacking AAP leaders and indirectly blaming the party for shortage of Remdesivir and hospital beds in the Capital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his condolences to the Yechury family, whose older son Ashish died of Covid-19 earlier today. Ashish Yechury was aged 34. (File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his condolences to the Yechury family, whose older son Ashish died of Covid-19 earlier today. Ashish Yechury was aged 34. (File Photo)

PM Modi condoles demise of CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury's eldest son

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 10:19 AM IST
Ashish Yechury, the eldest son of CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury, passed away earlier today due to Covid-19. Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his condolences to the Yechury family on the 'tragic and untimely demise' of their older son.
Suhana Khan is currently stationed in New York.
Suhana Khan is currently stationed in New York.

Suhana heartbroken at rising Covid-19 cases in India, urges fans to 'stay safe'

UPDATED ON APR 22, 2021 11:44 AM IST
  • Shah Rukh Khan's daughter, Suhana Khan, has used her social media reach to amplify Covid-19 guidelines. She has also expressed heartbreak at the situation in India.
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a wall mural depicting frontline Covid-19 coronavirus warriors.(AFP)
A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a wall mural depicting frontline Covid-19 coronavirus warriors.(AFP)

India reports world's highest single-day spike with 3.14 lakh new Covid-19 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2021 09:45 AM IST
With 2,104 deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll broke all previous records.
About 90% of Remdesivir injection vials were sent to private hospitals and nursing homes based in Ranchi. (File Photo)
About 90% of Remdesivir injection vials were sent to private hospitals and nursing homes based in Ranchi. (File Photo)

Ranchi hospitals get a lion’s share of Remdesivir stock

PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 09:20 AM IST
Ranchi-based private hospitals and nursing homes were alloted almost 698 vials out of the total 790 Remdesivir vials available.
Several opposition leaders questioned why state governments will have to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>400 per dose, while the Centre procured those doses at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>150.(AFP)
Several opposition leaders questioned why state governments will have to pay 400 per dose, while the Centre procured those doses at 150.(AFP)

'Not a different price': What Adar Poonawalla says on Covishield price row

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 08:58 AM IST
Serum Institute of India has reportedly clarified that 150 was the initial price which was fixed without knowing whether the vaccine would work.
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