- A seven-day lockdown will be implemented across the state from May 3 in Haryana
- Leaders of 13 opposition parties demanded Center to start vaccination across the country
- Cabinet Secretary expressed displeasure over the situation related to availability of oxygen in Delhi
Due to Corona virus epidemic in the country, 3,689 more patients died on Sunday, while the number of under-treated patients has crossed 33 lakh. Haryana and Odisha, like some other states, have imposed a lockdown in an attempt to curb rising cases amid acute shortage of hospital beds, medicines and oxygen
Seven day lockdown in Haryana
Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted on Sunday, “A seven-day lockdown will be enforced across the state from May 3”. Earlier, weekend curfew was implemented in nine districts of the state on Friday. On the other hand, a video message issued by Odisha Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra said that the complete lockdown will continue in the entire state for 14 days from May 5 to May 19.
Demand to introduce free vaccination across the country
At the same time, leaders of 13 opposition parties in the country including Sonia Gandhi, former PM HD Deve Gowda, Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Mamta Banerjee requested the Center to start a wide scale free vaccination campaign across the country. In a joint statement, he called upon the Center to ensure uninterrupted oxygen supply to all hospitals and health centers as they are managing the increasing burden of patients.
PM Modi reviews the measures
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed various measures to increase human resources for effective management of the situation of Kovid-19 and discussed several possible steps including encouraging students who have passed medical and nursing courses to do duty in epidemics. Was also involved. At the same time, international aid is also continuing to reach. Other medical supplies, including oxygen plants sent from France, Taiwan, Uzbekistan and Belgium arrived here.
Vaccine doses to 15.68 crore people
The Union Health Ministry said that under the third phase of the vaccination campaign, a total of 86,023 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 have been given Kovid vaccine supplements in 11 states on May 1. Since the start of the third phase of the nationwide vaccination campaign from Saturday, the doses of Kovid-19 vaccines given so far in the country have crossed the figure of 15.88 million.
Highest ever cases in Bengal and Tamil Nadu
The death toll has risen to 2,15,542 in the country after a record 3,689 Kovid-19 patients died in a single day. At the same time, the total cases of infection has increased to 1,95,57,457 after the confirmation of corona virus infection in 3,92,488 more people. Tamil Nadu and West Bengal recorded their highest ever cases on Sunday.
Lockdown has increased by one week in Delhi
The order states, “There will be a lockdown in the entire state from five in the morning of May 5 (Wednesday) 2021 to May 19 (Wednesday) 2021.” The Health Department said that 8015 new cases of Kovid-19 have been reported in the state while 14 more patients have died. The situation remains grim in the national capital Delhi where the chief minister has extended the lockdown ending May 3 for another week.
Second Oxygen Express reached Delhi
Despite the intervention of the court and assurances from the Delhi government and the Center, some hospitals say that the battle for oxygen has now become a “daily struggle” for them. The Railway Ministry said that on Sunday, the second ‘Oxygen Express’ reached Delhi with 120 tons of liquid medical oxygen, while the third train from Angul in Odisha has also left for Delhi.
Displeasure over the situation related to the availability of oxygen
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Sunday expressed displeasure over the situation associated with the availability of oxygen in the national capital and stressed on strengthening the medical infrastructure in the city. In a high-level meeting held here to review the status of Kovid-19, Gauba asked the Delhi government to use all the resources to try to lift the oxygen allocated to it.
Transition rate in Delhi 28.33%
Amid increasing cases of Kovid-19 in Delhi, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday addressed action plans from concerned departments to address shortage of beds, medicines, medical oxygen in hospitals of the national capital as well as to increase the capacities of cremation ghats and cemeteries. Have asked to present. On Sunday, 407 patients died of Kovid-19 in the city while more than 20,000 new cases were also reported. In Delhi, the infection rate has gone up to 28.33%.