Essential vendors to receive COVID jab on priority in Jaipur & other districts in Rajasthan

Vegetable sellers, grocery store owners & people selling other essentials like milk, medicines will be vaccinated first

Keeping in view the steep spurt in COVID-19 cases, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday, issued instructions stating that citizens above 45 years of age, selling vegetables, milk, groceries and medicines, will be vaccinated on a priority basis. This resolution has been undertaken because the state is under a lockdown and those involved in this segment of essential services, might become super spreaders.

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Medicinal oxygen for COVID treatment is now available at Maurari Nagar & Talkatora in Lucknow

Oxygen carrying vehicles across Uttar Pradesh will now be monitored via GPS tracking.

On Tuesday, the Oudh Oxygen Centre in Lucknow conducted an oxygen supply camp for the benefit of several recovering patients. Several people from all across the city flocked to this centre at Talkatora Road, Mawaaiya Industrial area, to supplement their oxygen supplies amid an overall acute shortage. A similar drive was also held at Mauraru Nagar, easing the availability of medicinal oxygen; a major respite in these desperate times.

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Ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 cases, Goa stocks up its oxygen inventories

The Goa Health Department is chalking out an elaborate plan to ensure oxygen availability to all COVID patients.

Goa is facing a scenario where its oxygen demands are set to double but this has only increased the efforts of the state government to supplement its inventory of oxygen supplies to meet the expected need, informed the Health Minister. Goa has also roped in government and private players in Karnataka and Kerala, leaving no stone unturned to ensure it is able to provide the prescribed medical treatment to all patients under the state's care.

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Indore distributes over 12,000 Remdesivir injections across MP to ensure rapid COVID treatment

Indore District Administration denies permissions to wedding ceremonies amid steep escalation of coronavirus cases.

A large consignment of Remdesivir injections arrived at the Indore Airport on Sunday, carrying about 125 boxes of the COVID treatment drug. This lot collectively made about 12,000 injections available for immediate use. As per the directives of the Chief Minister, the state is undertaking several efforts to ensure that there is an optimum supply of medicines and necessary resources for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in affected districts. Consequently, the medicine boxes were airlifted from the Indore Airport itself, to ensure immediate availability across other cities.

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DRDO to supply oxygen cylinders to hospitals in Lucknow & other Uttar Pradesh districts

Out of the lot, 150 these tanks have reached hospitals across Lucknow already.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the major issue of oxygen shortage in the country. While hospitals are pretty badly hit by the low oxygen supply, the DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organisation) has initiated efforts on similar lines, to make up for the lack. The body has sent out 1000 oxygen cylinders to Uttar Pradesh and out of the lot, 150 these tanks have reached hospitals across Lucknow already. Authorities stated that additional 850 units will reach the state's capital and other areas of Uttar Pradesh, by this evening. In total, the DRDO aims to supply a total of almost 5,000 litres of oxygen.

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IMA-Goa to provide free teleconsultation for COVID-19 victims under home isolation!

Around 150 doctors across the state have enrolled in the programme.

Holding the unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases in view, the Goa chapter of the Indian Medical Association, has started a free teleconsultation programme for patients who are either asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and under home isolation. As per a statement issued by the Goa branch of the association, around 150 doctors across the state have enrolled in the programme. This will further help the isolated COVID victims to avail themselves of medical aid while at home, thus reducing their anxiety and allowing them to follow COVID-19 restrictive norms, parallelly.

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Fresh COVID-19 cases cross the 2000-mark in Jaipur for the first time on Monday

About 2,011 new cases were reported in Jaipur on Monday, pushing the active caseload to 14,502.

With the coronavirus infection graph following a continuously rising trend in Rajasthan, over 2000 fresh COVID cases were reported in Jaipur for the first time on Monday. According to the Health Department, the daily cases in the Pink City rose to report the highest spike ever, with over 2,011 detections, mounting the active load to 14,502 cases. The fatality count also peaked with 11 deaths in a single day, pushing the toll to 567 fatalities in Jaipur.

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Weekend lockdown announced by UP Govt in Lucknow, Kanpur & other districts

Starting from 8 PM on Friday till 7 AM on Monday, this lockdown command will be in force.

Keeping in mind the surging COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, especially in the state's capital city, the government has imposed a weekend lockdown. Earlier, the authorities had announced a weekly lockdown on Sundays, till the 15th of May but now, the instruction will be applicable on the upcoming Saturdays and Sundays, until further orders. Starting from 8 PM on Friday till 7 AM on Monday, this lockdown command will be in force. It is to be noted, essential services will remain operational.

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Maha to tighten COVID curbs: Grocery stores to operate for only 4 hours in Mumbai & other districts

A formal notification is yet to be issued in this regard, however, it is expected in a day or two.

In wake of the advent of the coronavirus surge, Maharashtra has decided to limit the timings of grocery shops in Mumbai and other districts. These stores will operate only 4 hours a day, from 7 AM to 11 AM, the Health Minister informed, hinting strongly at the implementation of stern COVID curbs. Though a formal notification is yet to be issued in this regard, however, is expected in a day or two.

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