#COVID19Update

6 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Patients share a bed at a COVID Care Centre as coronavirus surge in Ajmer, Rajasthan. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India has recorded 15,616,130 COVID-19 cases, till now
  • The death toll from COVID-19 in India now stands at 182,553
  • There are 2,157,538 active cases in the country

22 hours ago.Delhi, India
Delhi High Court on Tuesday slammed the Centre over the shortage of oxygen supply in New Delhi(credits: PTI)

  • Delhi High Court in Tuesday's hearing slams Centre over oxygen shortage in Delhi 
  • "Why wait till April 22?" comments HC on banning the use of oxygen in industries. 
  • HC rings alarm over oxygen shortage says country heading towards bigger disaster if not fixed soon 

1 day ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The US has 31.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and 567,000 deaths. (AFP Photo)

  • Biden had earlier moved the deadline from May 1 to April 19
  • 32% of adults have been fully vaccinated in the US as per CDC
  • President Joe urged everyone to 'please get the vaccine'

1 day ago.Mumbai
(Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • People above the age of 45 years are eligible and 18 year old and above will be eligible from May 1
  • You are eligible to receive the second shot after 28 days of taking the first shot
  • Registrations for the COVID-19 vaccine can be done over the Aarogya Setu application or from cowin registration website

1 day ago.Mumbai
(Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • The Government of India announced the start of 3rd phase of vaccination from May 1, on Monday
  • One can apply for the vaccine from the Aarogya Setu application or from cowin registration website
  • Following are the steps on how to apply for vaccination Aarogya Setu app

2 days ago.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Education Minister of West Bengal Partha Chaterjee announced te closure of schools on Monday. (Photo Credit-ANI)

  • Partha Chatterjee announced early summer vication for government-run schools
  • West Bengal has so far reported 659,927 cases of COVID-19
  • The total death tally of COVID-19 in West Bengal is 10,568

2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Delhi government announces the deployment of two teams to monitor procurement and supply of oxygen and Remdesivir (Credits: PTI)

  • Delhi govt announces deployment of officers to oversee the supply of oxygen and Remdesivir 
  • With rising cases, Delhi is seeing an exponential demand for COVID resources 
  • There is an acute shortage of supply of oxygen and Remdesivir drug in the capital 

2 days ago
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a six-day lockdown in the city. (Photo Credit: Twitter / @ArvindKejriwal)

  • CM Arvind Kejriwal announced that Delhi will be under lockdown for six days 
  • Kejriwal said that the healthcare system was highly stressed at the moment 
  • The CM said that the lockdown period will be used to fortify the health infrastructure   

2 days ago.New York, NY, USA
Scientists now believe that the disease is primarily airborne. That means virus mostly spreads through fine respiratory particles that remain suspended in the air. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Since the pandemic began last year, scientists have learned a lot about the virus and its prevention
  • Wearing mask outdoors even when people are not around, is it necessary or beyond science?
  • Scientists uncover all the dilemmas related to wearing mask when going out

2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
SaNOtize is hoping part of the third phase of the clinical trial could happen in India. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Israel has already granted approval to nasal spray at $30
  • The nasal spray could be used as a filler during innoculation drives
  • Clinical trials in Canada and UK showed positive results