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Saturday, May 08, 2021
Covid-19 second wave

The Supreme Court on Saturday set up a 12-member National Task Force to formulate a methodology for the scientific allocation of oxygen to the States and UTs. The NTF will assess and make recommendations for entire country based on need for, availability and distribution of Medical Oxygen (MO), formulate and devise methodology for allocation of oxygen to States & UTs on a scientific, rational and equitable basis. Meanwhile, India recorded over 4 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday, taking the country’s total caseload to over 2.18 crore. Out of these, over 37 lakh cases are currently active while over 1.79 crore people have recovered. With 4,187 new deaths, the toll now stands at over 2.38 lakh.

Anandiben Patel

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