PM Calls For 4-Day "Tika Utsav" To Push Vaccinations, Other Top Stories

PUBLISHED ON: April 9, 2021 | Duration: 1 hr, 6 min, 26 sec

  
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the chief ministers of all states and union territories to organise a "Tika Utsav" or vaccine festival from April 11 to April 14 to inoculate as many people as possible against the coronavirus. He also sent out clear message that he doesn't endorse any kind of political blame game while fighting this pandemic. He asked states to focus, asking them not to be pressurized if there's a rise in cases. Delhi recorded 7,437 fresh cases of COVID-19 in highest single-day spike this year. 37 doctors at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital have tested positive for the coronavirus Maharashtra is coping with rising numbers in the second wave which is seeing more young people in the ICU than the first wave. As Covid cases surge in Chhattisgarh, capital Raipur will go into a 10-day lockdown from today. Hundreds of migrant workers are head home to an uncertain future.
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