Coronavirus India Highlights: Amid an unprecedented Covid situation in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a series of meetings today, including one with chief ministers of states with high burden of coronavirus cases. As per official sources, he will review the Covid-19-related situation in an internal meeting at 9 am followed by the meeting with the CMs an hour later via video conference. At 12:30 pm, he is set to hold a meeting with leading oxygen manufacturers in the country. Earlier in the day, the PM had held a high-level meeting on oxygen supply and availability across India and called for using innovative ways to provide oxygen support to health facilities.
The UAE, on the other hand, has banned travel from India for 10 days from Sunday amid the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country as India registered over 3 lakh cases on Thursday, the highest-ever single-day count recorded in any nation since the start of the pandemic. Passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days are also not permitted to board from any other point to the UAE, the Gulf News reported.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Centre to ensure that allocation order and the MHA order allowing free movement of medical oxygen be implemented immediately, and its non-compliance would invite criminal action, it said. Pulling up the Centre, its said though the government had passed allocation order, it “did not seem to implement it seriously”. “As it stands, we all know this country is being run by God,” said Delhi HC.