Coronavirus India Highlights Updates: Amid a spike in Covid-19 cases, Rajasthan government has announced a night curfew in all cities between 6 pm to 6 am from April 16 to 30. Delhi yet again recorded a new high in covid cases registering 17,282 fresh infections in the 24-hour window. As many as 104 people succumbed to the infection. With over 50,000 active cases, the positivity rate has touched 15.92%.
Meanwhile, the Government on Wednesday said it has given approval for stepping up the manufacturing capacity of remdesivir that would enhance the production to around 78 lakh vials per month. The current total installed capacity of the seven manufacturers of remdesivir is 38.80 lakh vials per month, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers said in a statement.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Wednesday reiterated that there was no shortage of vaccines and the Centre is giving vaccines to every state, adding that it was the job of the states to provide vaccine doses in a time-bound manner, news agency ANI reported. He also said that the shortage of remdesivir injections is happening because its production was reduced when Covid-19 cases were decreasing.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Wednesday tested positive for Covid-19. In a Twitter post, he said is in self-isolation and requested those who have come in contact with him to take precautions.
India reported a total of 1,84,372 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, pushing India’s tally of cases to 1,38,73,825, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. With 1,027 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the death toll increased to 1,72,085. The number of active cases stand at 13,65,704, while as many as 1,23,36,036 people have recovered from the disease. At least 11,11,79,578 people have been vaccinated so far.