India sets global record of 314,000 new coronavirus infections
India sets global record of 314,000 new coronavirus infections
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By Syndicated Content
22 April, 2021, 12:57
The number of daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high with over 3.14 lakh new infections being reported, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,59,30,965, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. "Everything else is secondary", Shahid Jameel, a virologist and director of the Trivedi School of Biosciences at Ashoka University, told Reuters.
India has so far administered almost 130 million doses of vaccine, the most in the world after the United States and China but still small relative to its population of 1.35 billion people. Initially, SG Mehta said he would take instructions to make the statement.
Latest data showed that overall cases in India were more than 1.53 crore, making the country the second-worst affected nation after the U.S., which has reported more than 3.1 crore infections. "We are shocked and dismayed hospitals running out of oxygen but steel plants running", the court said while hearing an appeal by the Max hospitals, which had flagged oxygen crisis in two of its hospitals this afternoon. In comparison, 43,846 daily cases were reported a month earlier on March 21.
India's Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday that "demand and supply is being monitored round the clock".
Now India's two largest cities have imposed strict lockdowns, the pain of which will fall inordinately on the poor. Some storage tankers of the company are reaching Faridabad plant from Meerut and once they reach, as usual, they will fill and supply.
On a day when Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that some hospitals in Delhi were going to run out of medical oxygen in a few hours, the Uttar Pradesh administration stationed officers at a Greater Noida oxygen manufacturing plant to check movement of oxygen cylinders, hindering supplies to hospitals in the national capital, PTI has reported.
Authorities in Maharashtra, which is already under partial lockdown, late on Wednesday ordered additional restrictions on the movement of people within the city and state until May 1 to curb the coronavirus' spread.
This has led to a chronic shortage of oxygen supplies, beds and timely medical care.
The Bench, according to the Bar and Bench website, said, "We direct Central government to protect right to life of citizens who are seriously ill and require medical oxygen and to supply the same by whatever means it is required". She died before she could be tested for the virus. "If you have corona (virus) or if you don't, it doesn't matter".
Kamla Devi, a 71-year-old diabetic, was rushed to a hospital in New Delhi when her blood sugar levels fell last week. "The hospitals have no place for you".
"My friend is desperate. we have been trying for all the government helplines but none of them are responding (and) most of the oxygen suppliers have switched off their phones", said Zain Zaidi, sales manager at a Lucknow hotel.
India kicked off a nationwide vaccination drive on January 16.
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