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Tamil Nadu Government To Directly Provide Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir To Hospitals

Tamil Nadu Government To Directly Provide Anti-Viral Drug Remdesivir To Hospitals

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 16, 2021, Chennai

Anti-viral drug Remdesivir would be made available directly to private hospitals to avoid overcrowding in places designated for its prescription-based sale by state authorities to the family of COVID-19 patients, the Tamil Nadu government said.

States To Receive Nearly 51 Lakh Covid Vaccine Doses In Next 3 Days: Centre

States To Receive Nearly 51 Lakh Covid Vaccine Doses In Next 3 Days: Centre

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

More than 1.84 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and Union Territories, while nearly 51 lakh doses are in the pipeline and will be received by them within the next three days, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Haryana Lockdown Extended By A Week, Minister Warns Of "Strict Measures"

Haryana Lockdown Extended By A Week, Minister Warns Of "Strict Measures"

Reported by Mohammed Ghazali, Edited by Arun Nair | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

The Haryana government has extended the Covid lockdown - due to end on Monday - by another week. State Health Minister Anil Vij said "stringent measures" will be taken to enforce the ongoing lockdown as he announced the news on Twitter.

"Arrest Me Too": Rahul Gandhi Tweets Covid Poster Critical Of PM Modi

"Arrest Me Too": Rahul Gandhi Tweets Covid Poster Critical Of PM Modi

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today dared the Centre to arrest him the same way a number of others allegedly were for putting up posters critical of PM Modi across Delhi.

Plea In Supreme Court For Probe Into Alleged Killing Of Jail Inmates In UP

Plea In Supreme Court For Probe Into Alleged Killing Of Jail Inmates In UP

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction for a CBI or NIA probe, supervised by the top court, into the alleged killing of three under-trial prisoners in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot district jail.

Centre's New SOPs To Battle Covid In Villages Amid Surge

Centre's New SOPs To Battle Covid In Villages Amid Surge

Reported by Sunil Prabhu, Edited by Harish Pullanoor | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

The Cenre has issued new the Covid guidelines to prepare the primary level healthcare infrastructure as the pandemic gradually ingresses into rural India.

PM Modi Dials Up Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, UP Chief Ministers On Covid

PM Modi Dials Up Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, UP Chief Ministers On Covid

ANI | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Puducherry to discuss the COVID-19 situation with them.

1,000 Children Below 9 Years Of Age Had Covid In Last 10 Days In Uttarakhand: Report

1,000 Children Below 9 Years Of Age Had Covid In Last 10 Days In Uttarakhand: Report

ANI | Sunday May 16, 2021, Dehradun

Around 1,000 children below 9 years of age contracted coronavirus infection in Uttarakhand in the last ten days, informed the state health department.

"Delhi Has Seen Recovery But...": Lockdown Extended By Another Week

"Delhi Has Seen Recovery But...": Lockdown Extended By Another Week

Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

Lockdown has been extended in Delhi for another week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said, pointing to the Covid numbers which while on decline, is yet to reach below 5 per cent positivity rate.

Tigress Found Dead In Madhya Pradesh's Panna Tiger Reserve; 4th Death In 10 Days

Tigress Found Dead In Madhya Pradesh's Panna Tiger Reserve; 4th Death In 10 Days

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 16, 2021, Bhopal

A radio-collared tigress was found dead in Madhya Pradesh's Panna Tiger Reserve, a senior forest official said on Sunday.

After 83 Deaths, Health Minister Says Oxygen Supply Streamlining At Goa's Biggest Covid Hospital

After 83 Deaths, Health Minister Says Oxygen Supply Streamlining At Goa's Biggest Covid Hospital

Press Trust of India | Sunday May 16, 2021, Panaji

The oxygen supply at the Goa Medical College and Hospital was getting streamlined following the commissioning of a new tank of life-saving gas at the facility, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Sunday.

Assam Chief Minister's Late-Night Hospital Visit Linked To New Covid Plan

Assam Chief Minister's Late-Night Hospital Visit Linked To New Covid Plan

Reported by Ratnadip Choudhury, Edited by Darshit Singh | Sunday May 16, 2021, Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that the state will start an 'odd-hour management' process in government medical colleges and other hospitals as India fights a deadly second wave of Covid.

Congress MP Rajeev Satav Who Had Covid Dies, Rahul Gandhi Says "Big Loss"

Congress MP Rajeev Satav Who Had Covid Dies, Rahul Gandhi Says "Big Loss"

Reported by Arvind Gunasekar, Edited by Arun Nair | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Satav died at a private hospital in New Delhi on Sunday, days after recovering from coronavirus infection.

India Sees 3.11 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases, 4,077 Deaths: 10 Points

India Sees 3.11 Lakh Fresh Covid Cases, 4,077 Deaths: 10 Points

Reported by Parimal Kumar, Edited by Swati Bhasin | Sunday May 16, 2021, New Delhi

India logged 3.11 lakh fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall caseload to 2.46 crore. The country recorded 4,077 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of deaths to 2.7 lakh.

2 Arrested In Manipur For Social Media Posts On BJP Leader's Death

2 Arrested In Manipur For Social Media Posts On BJP Leader's Death

Written by Ratnadip Choudhury | Sunday May 16, 2021, Imphal

A journalist and a political activist have been arrested in Manipur for writing controversial social media posts on the death of a senior BJP leader due to COVID-19.