Oxygen For Industrial Use To Be Diverted For Covid Patients Amid Spike, Other Top Stories

PUBLISHED ON: April 19, 2021 | Duration: 53 min, 26 sec

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The supply of oxygen meant for industries will now be diverted for medical use in the country as it battles a record surge in the COVID-19 cases in the deadly second wave of the pandemic, said a letter from the government to the chief secretaries of all the states. The Jharkhand government has reached out to some pharma companies in Bangladesh for importing the antiviral drug Remdesivir, which is used in the treatment of serious Covid patients, Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted on Sunday. Remdesivir -- a crucial drug for COVID-19 patients which is currently in short supply -- has become the political flashpoint between the Maharashtra government and the opposition BJP. Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday tweeted that Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata anymore.
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