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No death due to lack of oxygen during COVID-19 second wave, claims Uttar Pradesh government
India

No death due to lack of oxygen during COVID-19 second wave, claims Uttar Pradesh government

Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh said several deaths during the pandemic were due to various other diseases, including terminal ones, and that the government had arranged oxygen from other states when there was a shortage

Delhi govt 'exaggerated' oxygen requirement by 4 times during peak of second wave, says SC panel's interim report
India

Delhi govt 'exaggerated' oxygen requirement by 4 times during peak of second wave, says SC panel's interim report

The exaggeration could have "triggered a crisis" in the oxygen supply to 12 states reporting a high number of active COVID-19 cases, the interim report was quoted as saying

COVID-19 updates: PM cancels CBSE, ICSE Class 12 Board exams; daily cases lowest in 54 days
India

COVID-19 updates: PM cancels CBSE, ICSE Class 12 Board exams; daily cases lowest in 54 days

Addressing a press conference on COVID-19 among children, the NITI Aayog said that though the 2019 SARS coronavirus has not taken a serious shape among children till now, its impact can increase if there is a change in virus behaviour

COVID-19 vaccine: Poor planning, production glitches likely behind shortage in 'world's pharmacy' India
India

COVID-19 vaccine: Poor planning, production glitches likely behind shortage in 'world's pharmacy' India

The Government of India says supplies will improve soon and expects more than 2 billion shots to be available between August and December, but experts warn that such estimates are once again too optimistic

Ferocious second wave tests nerves as Assam's medical fraternity continue with COVID-19 duty without leaves, extra allowance
India

Ferocious second wave tests nerves as Assam's medical fraternity continue with COVID-19 duty without leaves, extra allowance

Rural areas in Assam, especially areas such as the tea gardens and the chars are already bearing the brunt of poor health infrastructure

COVID-19: Centre should rise to the occasion and take control of situation, not abandon states in dire straits
India

COVID-19: Centre should rise to the occasion and take control of situation, not abandon states in dire straits

COVID-19 has overturned every aspect of modern life and set new priorities or rather just one priority – itself

Coronavirus News updates: Modi to interact with field officials from districts in 10 states and UTs tomorrow
India

Coronavirus News updates: Modi to interact with field officials from districts in 10 states and UTs tomorrow

Coronavirus News live updates: The officials will share best practices, suggestions and recommendations for continuing the COVID-19 fight, especially in semi-urban and rural areas, the PMO said

COVID-19 vaccine shortages hit Kashmir Valley but inoculation drive on track in BJP-dominated plains
India

COVID-19 vaccine shortages hit Kashmir Valley but inoculation drive on track in BJP-dominated plains

In Kashmir, the supplies are now running dry at nearly all the health centres in the last few days and none got vaccinated in most of the districts including the capital Srinagar

Maharashtra sees 34,848 COVID-19 cases, 960 deaths; active caseload drops below 5 lakh
India

Maharashtra sees 34,848 COVID-19 cases, 960 deaths; active caseload drops below 5 lakh

Of 960 fatalities reported on Saturday, 371 had occurred in the past 48 hours, 188 last week and the rest before that but were added to the toll on Saturday

COVID-19 second wave: Plea in SC seeks establishment of oxygen plants in all 738 districts with PM-CARES fund
India

COVID-19 second wave: Plea in SC seeks establishment of oxygen plants in all 738 districts with PM-CARES fund

The petitioner made the Centre, the NDMA, PM-CARES fund and all states as parties in the plea, and also demanded that underprivileged people should get oxygen for free

From supply chains to vaccines, China has frequently thrown spanner into works of India's COVID-19 battle
India

From supply chains to vaccines, China has frequently thrown spanner into works of India's COVID-19 battle

From tactfully disallowing Chinese firms to participate in BMC's global vaccine tender to exorbitant pricing of necessary equipment, India's battle against COVID-19 has often run into rough weather with China

Railways says 'Oxygen Express' trains delivered over 7,000 tonnes to eight states since 19 April
India

Railways says 'Oxygen Express' trains delivered over 7,000 tonnes to eight states since 19 April

Tamil Nadu will receive its first Oxygen Express carrying 80 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen from Durgapur in West Bengal on Thursday night

'Hopeful' Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will be available in market from next week, says Centre
India

'Hopeful' Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will be available in market from next week, says Centre

The announcement comes even as several states in India, including the worst-hit states are facing a shortage of vaccines, and has led to suspension of vaccination drive in some states

Door-to-door vaccination could have saved many lives, Bombay HC tells Centre
India

Door-to-door vaccination could have saved many lives, Bombay HC tells Centre

A bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarani questioned the Centre for not answering its question on starting door-to-door vaccination of senior citizens, saying many live could have been saved had it started months back

Delhi court grants bail to four employees of Matrix Cellular in oxygen concentrator hoarding case
India

Delhi court grants bail to four employees of Matrix Cellular in oxygen concentrator hoarding case

The company's CEO Gaurav Khanna, vice-president Gaurav Suri and two other employees Vikrant and Satish Sethi were granted bail and asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 each

Magnitude of second COVID-19 wave vastly different, south India has not sustained the worst yet, warn experts
India

Magnitude of second COVID-19 wave vastly different, south India has not sustained the worst yet, warn experts

At over 3,00,000 active cases Bengaluru has the highest caseload among all Indian cities. But experts warn the worst is still ahead as India's third-largest city buckles under oxygen shortages, overrun hospitals and crowded crematoriums

SC constitutes 12-member task force for 'transparent, professional' allocation of oxygen, resources
India

SC constitutes 12-member task force for 'transparent, professional' allocation of oxygen, resources

Stating that the likely future course of the COVID-19 pandemic must be taken into contemplation at the present time, the Supreme Court said that the task force will enable decision makers to have inputs which go beyond finding ad-hoc solutions to the present problems

'#WhatsTheHurryJerry': Mumbai cops tell people to follow COVID norms with Tom and Jerry tweet
India

'#WhatsTheHurryJerry': Mumbai cops tell people to follow COVID norms with Tom and Jerry tweet

A tweet asking people to not step out of their homes without a cause or a mask accompanied by a six-second video of Tom and Jerry cartoon has gone viral on social media, garnering praise for Mumbai Police for its wit

Disband Phase 3 vaccine policy, direct 100% procurement of doses by Centre: Bengal govt to SC
India

Disband Phase 3 vaccine policy, direct 100% procurement of doses by Centre: Bengal govt to SC

The state government also sought setting aside the differential pricing mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines and capping the price for COVID-19 vaccines at a uniform price of Rs 150 per dose

India sees record 4.14 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; Karnataka, Goa, Telangana impose fresh curbs
India

India sees record 4.14 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; Karnataka, Goa, Telangana impose fresh curbs

The governments of West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu appealed to the Centre for an increased allocation of medical oxygen as cases rise