#OxygenShortage

.New York, NY, USA
Actor Priyanka Chopra and husband Nick Jonas took to their social media accounts to urge people to donate for COVID-19 (Photo Credit: Instagram/@nickjonas)

  • Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas raised $1 million for COVID-19 relief
  • In the second wave lack of beds and oxygen are the major concern of people
  • 14,000 donors contributed to the fundraiser

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Delhi Deputy CM has written to the Centre. (PTI Photo)

  • The oxygen demand has come down and hospital beds are getting free: Manish Sisodia
  • Delhi's oxygen demand has come down to 582 metric tonnes per day, said Delhi Deputy CM
  • On Wednesday, Delhi reported 10,400 new COVID-19 cases

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been attacking the PM ever since the outbreak of COVID-19. (Photo Credit : Twitter.com/RahulGandhi)

  • Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday
  • All that remain are the central vista project, GST on medicines: Rahul Gandhi
  • The Congress also hit out at the government over dead bodies floating in the Ganga

.Bambolim, Goa, India
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). (Twitter/@DrPramodPSawant)

  • Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that the deaths occurred between 2 am and 6 am
  • Rane said that only 400 of the required 1200 jumbo cylinders of oxygen were received on the day
  • The investigation has been sought by the High Court to find out the cause

.Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
medic takes swab samples for COVID-19 test of people entering Tamil Nadu from Andhra Pradesh state border at Christianpet check post in Vellore district, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Due to lag in reloading the oxygen cylinder, pressure dropped of COVID patients, resulting in their death
  • "The oxygen supply was restored within five minutes and everything is now normal," said an official
  • The hospital has no shortage of oxygen and it has adequate supply, Chittoor District Collector said 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rahul Vohra was an actor-YouTuber, who passed away due to COVID-19 on Sunday. (Photo credit: Instagram/ @irahulvohra)

  • Actor-YouTuber Rahul Vohra died due to coronavirus on Sunday
  • His wife Jyoti Tiwari shared a video on Instagram, showing his last moments before deaths
  • Vohra was being treated at Delhi's Rajeev Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Relatives carry COVID-19 patient on oxygen support for admission at SKMCH Medical College and Hospital, as coronavirus cases surge in record numbers countrywide, in Muzaffarpur. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The Lancet's editorial criticised PM Narendra Modi for his handling of the pandemic
  • It said that India's vaccination plan is "falling apart" at the central level
  • The article also mentioned the shortage of oxygen and hospital beds in India

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
UP CM Yogi Adityanath visits a COVID-19 hospital prepared by DRDO, at Shilpgram in Lucknow on Wednesday. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • In India's Uttar Pradesh, people are fighting against state government's denial more than COVID
  • CM Yogi Adityanath insists there are no shortages of medical supplies and few are spreading fear
  • A regional court on Wednesday said that deaths in the state due to oxygen shortage were not less than a genocide

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India accounted for 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths reported in the past week. (Photo credit: PTI/AP)

  • Several UN agencies have supported India in its fight against COVID-19 second wave
  • The WHO, UN Population Fund and UNICEF delivered oxygen concentrators, masks and face shields
  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, "The UN team on the ground continues to support"

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Workers refill medical oxygen cylinders meant for Covid-19 patients, before dispatching them to hospitals, at a facility amid surge in coronavirus cases, in Bengaluru, Thursday, May 6, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Karnataka HC on May 5 had directed Centre to allocate the state up to 1200 MT oxygen per day
  • Centre is currently providing 965 MT oxygen to Karnataka per day
  • Karnataka HC's order is "well-calibrated and judicious exercise of power," the apex court said