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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Covid-19 India Second Wave


Kerala: Donation drive for vaccine cost picks pace on social media

April 23, 2021 2:36 am

The campaign is largely being pushed by Left-affiliated groups with hash tags such as “Stand with Kerala’’, “CMDRF challenge’’ and “Donate for vaccine.”

Army to convert Base hospital into 1000-bed Covid facility

April 23, 2021 2:18 am

Army PRO Col. Aman Anand said that the hospital is in the process of expanding its oxygen capacity, and 23 mobile oxygen generation plants are being airlifted from Germany for the purpose.

Govt considers using IAF to import oxygen containers

April 23, 2021 2:14 am

A Defence Ministry source said the "feasibility of using the Air Force" for the task "is being discussed". The source said that looking at the grim situation in parts of the country, “all options are being considered at the moment”.

For 3rd day in a row, Delhi hospitals scramble for oxygen: ‘Death in minutes if supply stops’

April 23, 2021 2:12 am

Data shared by Sisodia in his letter stated that 6 out of 22 hospitals had run out of oxygen. However, supply was replenished to hospitals by evening.

Pfizer to offer vaccine to govt at ‘not-for-profit’ rate

April 23, 2021 2:08 am

The company's statement comes amid speculations that the US drug giant may sell its vaccines in open market now that the government has allowed vaccine-makers the option of setting their own prices for states and private hospitals.

Gujarat records 13,105 new Covid cases; hospitals short of oxygen

April 23, 2021 1:51 am

The 50-bed Panchnath Hospital in Rajkotrun by a local BJP functionary, intimated its Covid-19 patients on Thursday that the hospital is likely to run out of oxygen supply by 3 am Friday and that patients should try to make their own arrangements.

Haryana records 55 Covid deaths, 9,742 new cases; positivity rate at 5.59%

April 23, 2021 1:25 am

The number of patients in critical condition reached 1,814, including 1,647 on oxygen support and 167 on ventilator support.

Punjab's daily Covid tally crosses 5,000-mark; over 37,000 cases in 8 days

April 23, 2021 1:11 am

In testing too, Punjab touched a new high Thursday with 60,432 tests conducted.

Explained: Magical thinking won't help us fight Covid-19, masks and social distancing will

April 22, 2021 11:10 pm

The years of post-mortem that follow will dissect how we arrived here. But for now, the path out of the current inferno requires unwavering commitment to science, and perhaps tremendous rectitude. Let us examine what we can do in the coming months.

Ensure security for oxygen transport to national capital, HC tells Centre

April 23, 2021 1:57 am

During a marathon hearing of over four hours on the challenges being faced by Delhi in tackling the escalating Covid crisis, a division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli ordered that a “special corridor be created for immediate transportation of the oxygen”.


10 pictures that show how Nashik oxygen leak tragedy unfolded

April 21, 2021 7:28 pm

At least 22 patients on ventilator support died at the government-run Dr Zakir Husain hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik district after oxygen supply was interrupted due to a leakage in the main storage tank.

Migrant exodus 2.0? Thousands in Delhi wait for ride home

April 20, 2021 6:56 pm

A large crowd of migrant labourers lined up at Delhi's Anand Vihar bus terminal after the government announced a weeklong curfew to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Amid covid-19 surge, Maharashtra mulls another lockdown

March 30, 2021 9:24 am

While Maharashtra has not yet announced a lockdown, some streets of Mumbai wore a deserted look on Monday as certain markets as well as the Juhu beach was shut down.