Covid Live Updates: Triple lockdown to be imposed in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram

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The first batch of 10,000 doses of 2DG medicine for curing COVID-19 patients would be launched early next week and will be given to patients: DRDO officials

Bhagat Singh’s nephew Abhay Sandhu died of post-COVID health-related complications. He had been undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital in Mohali for the past several days: Punjab government

Assam reports 4,078 new cases, 4,168 recoveries and 76 deaths in the last 24 hours

An oxygen generator plant received from Ireland is functional at Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt. The oxygen generator is capable of producing 500 litres of oxygen per minute and can support 50 beds: Indian Army

Maharashtra & Goa Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today reviewed COVID-19 situation in Goa during his meeting with Goa CM Pramod Sawant & Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane, via video conference

Covid Live Updates
Covid Live Updates

Maharashtra: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a drive-in COVID-19 vaccination facility in Nagpur earlier today, for people above 60 years of age. The facility has begun at Glocal Square Mall in Sitabuldi.

Punjab reports 8,068 new COVID-19 cases, 8,446 patient recoveries, and 180 deaths in the last 24 hours

296 patients with mucormycosis admitted here, separate ward opened. If needed, we’ll increase beds. Govt provides us medicines – amphotericin & oral anti-fungal drugs – for its treatment, daily as per need

– Dr JV Modi, Medical Superintendent, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad

Goa reports 2455 new COVID-19 cases, 2960 recoveries and 61 deaths in the last 24 hours

In order to combat the 2nd wave & as preparation to face the possible 3rd wave, every assembly constituency in the state needs to have a 100-bed hospital with oxygenated & ICU beds & measures have been initiated towards this end

– Karnataka Deputy CM Dr CN Ashwathnarayan

Board exams for class 10 won’t take place, mark sheets will be issued based on the evaluation. Anyone who wants higher marks can sit for the exam later in the time to come. Board exams for students of class 12 have been postponed. Exams will be held when the situation improves

– Madhya Pradesh CM

Situation in Andhra Pradesh-Telangana border not yet eased, ambulances are still detained at Telangana border. Two patients are on oxygen, brought oxygen cylinders from police hospital, Kurnool & connected them as patients were running short of oxygen supply

– Kurnool SP

We have placed an order of 5.29 crore doses for the vaccination of people above 18 years of age. Companies are capable of providing us vaccines up to a certain limit as of now, but we will get 10 lakh more vaccines this month for the 18+ category

– Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan

Tamil Nadu Govt intensifies norms in the current complete lockdown

As per new announcement, grocery shops, vegetable shops, fish & meat shops will be allowed only b/w 6-10 am. Tea shops will not be allowed. No permission for roadside shops selling vegetables, flowers & fruits.

Maharashtra reports 39,923 new COVID-19 cases, 53,249 discharges and 695 deaths in the last 24 hours

Manipur government will vaccinate people in 18 to 44 years age group for free of cost. The government will provide Ivermectin tablets along with Vitamin C, Zinc, D3 tablets & pulse oximeters to all COVID-19 patients staying in home isolation

– CM N Biren Singh

Andhra Pradesh reports 22,018 new COVID-19 cases, 19,177 recoveries, and 96 deaths in last 24 hours

Indian Railways has delivered nearly 7,900 MT of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in nearly 500 tankers to various states across the country. Oxygen Expresses have been delivering nearly 800 MT of LMO to nation each day for last few days

– Ministry of Railways

Uttar Pradesh reports 15,747 new COVID-19 cases, 26,179 discharges and 312 deaths in the last 24 hours

As per Centre’s direction, 2nd dose of Covishield will be given only to those who completed 84 days after 1st dose. 2nd dose of Covaxin should be taken 4-6 weeks after 1st dose. Registration for 18-44 age group will start from tomorrow & vaccination to start from Monday

– Kerala CM

Delhi reports 8506 new COVID-19 cases, 14,140 recoveries and 289 deaths in the last 24 hours

GoI receiving international aid of COVID-19 medical supplies from different countries/orgs. 10,796 Oxygen Concentrators; 12,269 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Plants; 6,497 ventilators/Bi PAP; around 4.2 Lakh Remdesivir vials delivered/dispatched from 27 April-13 May

– Govt of India

Delhi CM Kejriwal visits LNJP hospital’s make-shift COVID-19 facility

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren & Health Min Banna Gupta inaugurated vaccination for the age group of 18-44 yrs at ATI Centre, Ranchi earlier today

COVID-19 vaccination drive for 18+ category began in the state today.

100-bed make-shift COVID centre opened at BPCL’s Kochi Refinery operated school

We started an initiative for home delivery of oxygen cylinders. They can request on the same website. We’ll record their SpO2 level & doctor’s prescription. They need to have empty cylinder, we’ll give them a filled one, take an empty one, refill it & give it to someone else

– IAS Officer Abhishek Singh

It’s a one-page form, you’ve to fill in details. Location will be captured automatically. You’ll be shown list of donors as per your location. You’ve to click on particular donor. Our website http://unitedbyblood.com will connect you to donor

– Abhishek Singh, Dy Commissioner, Delhi

Delhi: IAS officer-cum-actor Abhishek Singh has launched a website and app for plasma donation as well as oxygen taxi services amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sputnik V is a Russian-Indian vaccine. A big part of its production will be in India. We expect to produce more than 850 million doses of Sputnik V in India this year. We hope for the introduction of Sputnik V Lite in India soon

– Russian Direct Investment Fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev

Four cases of black fungus infection reported in MP’s Damoh

Four cases of Mucormycosis, a rare but dangerous fungal infection now affecting coronavirus patients, have been reported in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh in the last two days, a health official said on Friday.

A police constable, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital for 2 weeks, today died due to multi-organ failure. He had taken both doses of vaccine

– Mangaluru Commissioner of Police, Shashi Kumar

Telangana High Court stays the state government’s order to allow ambulances with patients coming from neighbouring states only if they have prior tie-up with hospitals

Telangana Police stops ambulances coming from Andhra Pradesh if the COVID patient they’re carrying, doesn’t have permission & bed confirmation from any hospital in Telangana

Karnataka: Air ambulances playing a crucial role in transporting critically COVID patients for treatment

Bengaluru-based Int’l Critical Care Air Transfer Team’s co-founder says, “Air ambulance services playing a huge role. Calls overwhelming & there are a lot of distress calls.”

Haryana: Gurugram Health Department conducts a trial run of a drive-through vaccination at DLF City Centre Mall on MG Road for second dose recipients of COVID-19 vaccine in 45-plus age group

The interval of 6 to 8 weeks for Covishield vaccination between 2 doses is revised to 12 to 16 weeks. Citizens are requested not to come to vaccination centres if they have not completed 12 weeks after the first dose of Covishield vaccine

– Karnataka Govt

ADB commits record USD 3.92 billion loan to India in 2020, including USD 1.8 billion in COVID-19 related projects

Bodies in rivers: Uttar Pradesh chief minister orders patrolling by SDRF, PAC

As a citizen of Bengaluru my personal opinion is that it is good to continue the lockdown for a few more days

– Karnataka Revenue Minister R Ashoka

Three more die of COVID-19 in Ladakh, toll rises to 161

We will get vaccines as early as possible. We are floating global tenders to procure COVID19 vaccines soon

– Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

Centre to supply 192 lakh COVID vaccines to states/UTs from May 16-31: Health ministry

Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 42,582. It is followed by Kerala with 39,955 while Karnataka reported 35,297 new cases in last 24 hours: Union Health Ministry

India’s daily COVID-19 recoveries have outnumbered the daily new cases, taking the total recoveries to over two crore: Union Health Ministry

Number of active Covid cases in Uttar Pradesh has now dropped to nearly 2.04 lakh: State govt

The Covid-19 situation in Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a significant improvement as the number of active cases has drastically been reduced by nearly 1.06 lakh in the last 12 days with a swift recovery of Covid patients even in home isolation

– Uttar Pradesh govt

Goa to give COVID-19 vaccine to differently-abled people on priority

Goa: While the state government has not revealed the exact cause of recent deaths at the GMCH, it has told the HC that there were “logistic issues” related to supply of medical oxygen to patients.

Goa horror: 75 Covid patients have lost their lives at Goa Medical College and Hospital in last four days

Former AAP MLA Jarnail Singh dies due to COVID-related complications

The state government will bear the cost of COVID19 treatment of journalists of print, electronic & digital media. We will also bear the cost of their family members’ COVID19 treatment

– Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Andamans: 40 new cases take COVID-19 tally to 6,510

Thirteen Covid patients died at Goa Medical College today due to oxygen mismanagement: Report

Around 8,500 new COVID19 cases have been reported in Delhi and the positivity rate has come down to 12% in the last 24 hours: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi High Court declines interim protection from arrest till May 18 to Navneet Kalra in connection with alleged black marketing of oxygen concentrators

Vaccination for 45-plus stopped for three days in Gujarat

However, during these three days, vaccination will continue for people in the age group of 18 to 44 years who have already registered themselves and received SMSes

After 100 years, such a terrible pandemic is testing the world at every step. We have an invisible enemy in front of us, which is in multi-form… We are overcoming obstacles in resources in the fight against second wave of coronavirus rapidly and efforts are being made to work on war-footing mode

– PM Modi

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